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AIBAK (Pajhwok): Some 200 incidents of violence against women took place during the ongoing solar year in northern Samangan province, showing drastic increase in crimes against females compared to last year’s incidents. The violence against the... read more
BAMYAN/AIBAK (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall has blocked roads in five provinces in cold areas, including the strategic Salang Pass that connects central capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan. The busy Salang Pass was closed for traffic on Thursday... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A top peace negotiator was on Monday gunned down by two unknown attackers in northern Samangan province, police said. The High Peace Council (HPC)’s provincial committee head for Samangan, Qari Saifuddin Sadat, was returning home... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Three children were killed and another 43 passengers injured when the bus they were travelling in crashed into a truck overnight in the capital of northern Samangan province, an official said Sunday. Provincial traffic department... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A two-day exposition on agriculture, horticulture and handicrafts started in northern Samangan province on Monday, officials said. Different varieties of almonds, walnuts, pistachios, apples, melons, water melons, pear, peach,... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A total of 143 couples entered into wedlock at a mass marriage ceremony solemnised by some businessmen in this capital city of northern Samangan province on Monday, participants said. A resident of Aibak city, Haji Abdul Qudos,... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): At least 19 provincial government departments in northern Samangan province have been provided with modern office equipment costing over 18.5 million afs with financial assistance by the government of Germany, an... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): As many as 212 welfare projects costing $12 million have been completed and put into service under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) in northern Samangan province last solar year, an official said on Monday. NSP director in... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Improved pistachio seeds have been cultivated on 11,500 acres of land at a cost of $460,000 in northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday. Agriculture official Eng. Khair Khwa told Pajhwok Afghan News the seeds had... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Construction work on 31 water reservoirs has been completed to resolve water shortage issue for orchards spreading over 130 acres of land in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday. Eng. Abdul Majid Khirkhwa, in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As part of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project, 445 greenhouses are being established for more than 100 women in five provinces, an official said on Saturday.Ahmad Fahim Jabbari, in charge of the project, told Pajhwok... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A five-kilometer portion of the Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway has been reconstructed with financial support from the World Bank in northern Samangan province, an official said on Thursday.Samangan Public Works Director Eng. Zia... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): One person was killed and four others sustained injuries when two trucks collided in northwestern Samangan province, an official said on Sunday.Traffic Department Director Col. Abdul Razaq told Pajhwok Afghan News the accident... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the Municipality Department of northern Samangan province was inaugurated on Sunday, an official said.The building in Aibak, the provincial capital, cost 8.4 million afghanis from the municipality’s... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on Wednesday pledged to close dangerous coalmines in Dara-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Baghlan province.The pledge comes a week after 24 miners were killed and five others wounded when an... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The death toll from an explosion in a coalmine tunnel in the Dar-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Samangan province has risen to 24, an official said on Friday.The incident took place on Wednesday at around 10:00am inside the... read more
AIBAK/PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Samangan Governor Khairullah Anosh was among five people wounded in a roadside bombing on Saturday morning, officials said.One civilian was killed and the provincial police chief for northern Baghlan province escaped unhurt... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A prominent member of parliament and several top officials were among 19 people killed in a suicide bombing in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, on Saturday morning.MP Ahmad Khan Samangani, western zone police commander... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock plans to create hundreds of new fruit gardens in northern Samangan province, to help enhance economic conditions of the people, officials said on Saturday.The cash-crop gardens would... read more
JALALABAD/AIBAK (PAN): The process of distributing winter assistance to the needy families and agriculture inputs to farmers started in Nuristan, Nangrahar and Samangan provinces on Monday, officials said.Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi, the deputy governor... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Nearly 2400 men and women on Wednesday received certificates on completion of a nine-month literacy course in northern Samangan province, an official said.  A joint venture of the United Nations International Children's Emergency... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Hundreds of people completed literacy courses during the ongoing Afghan year that ends March 21 in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday.Arranged by the provincial education department, 1300 people attended nearly 93... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Three people were killed and seven others sustained injuries in two separate road accidents in northern Samangan province, officials said on Wednesday.The first accident occurred at around 2am when a truck crashed into another two... read more
AIBAK (PAN): As part of the second phase of transition, the security responsibility was handed over to Afghan forces in northern Samangan province on Thursday.The switch was launched at a ceremony attended by Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the transition... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Extraction work has been halted at nearly 32 coalmine tunnels due to the fear of collapse in Dara-i-Souf district of northern Samangan province, officials said on Thursday.A technical team ordered the mines closed after an investigation... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A number of intending hajj pilgrims in northern Samangan province on Thursday claimed their names were missing from a list issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs.At least 35 pilgrims said, despite their nomination as a... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Nearly 2,000 people would benefit from the implementation of infrastructure projects in northern Samangan province, officials said on Monday.Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the projects are... read more
AIBAK (PAN):  Up to 2,750 tonnes of food aid would be distributed to 10,000 families in the northern Samangan province, officials said on Friday.Two thousand tonnes of wheat, 500 tonnes of improved seeds and 250 tonnes of rice would be... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two people were killed and three others wounded in a traffic accident in the Khalam district of northern Samangan province on Friday, an official said.The casualties happened when a Balkh-bound passenger car skidded off the road at... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The main prison in northern Samangan province was hit with three rockets but the attack caused no life or financial loss, officials said on Saturday.Militants attacked the building late on Friday night, Mohammad Sadiq Azizi, the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Six people lost their lives in an overnight traffic accident in the capital of northern Samangan province, officials said on Friday. A car collided with another vehicle in the Rabatak area of Aibak, killing six passengers, traffic... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a high school was inaugurated in the northern province of Samangan on Tuesday, officials said. Spread over one acre of land donated by area people, the structure for Imam Zaman High School cost $104,000... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Hundreds of Afghan women completed a two-month tailoring course in the northern province of Samangan on Monday, an official said. As many as 330 women, including widows, learnt sewing clothes and men's coats during the USAID-... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Water projects have enabled more than 2,000 families to have access to clean drinking water in northern Samangan province, an official said on Thursday. Twenty-five traditional snow-fed and rainwater ponds in four villages of Hazrat... read more

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