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TALOOQAN (PAN): At least 65 students of the Naheed Shaheed Girls’ High School were poisoned in the northern province of Takhar on Sunday, officials said.The incident occurred in the Farkhar district of the province, the administrative head of the... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Four members of a family were killed and a fifth injured when their house was partially buried by a landslide in the northern province of Takhar, officials said on Monday.The incident occurred on Sunday night in the Hesar village of... read more
TALOQAN (PAN):  At least 65 students of the Naheed Shaheed Girls’ High School were poisoned in the northern province of Takhar on Sunday, officials said.The incident occurred in the Farkhar district of the province, the administrative head of... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): In another attack by radicals opposed to women’s education, more than 80 schoolgirls were apparently poisoned in northern Takhar province, officials said on Wednesday.It was the second such attack in as many months in Takhar, where... read more
SHIBERGHAN/TAKHAR (PAN): A local militia commander was killed and an explosives-laden vehicle seized in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday.Mohammad was killed by unidentified gunmen in Qush Tepa district of Jawzjan province on Tuesday... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): One boy was shot dead and another wounded after they tried to run away from a juvenile centre in northern Takhar province, an official said on Tuesday.Two more teenagers managed escape the detention centre after attacking security... read more
TQLOQAN/AIBAK (PAN): Heavy floods devastated northern provinces of Takhar and Samangan, killing three people, destroying large swath of farmland and livestock, officials said on Saturday.Two men lost their lives, one in Baharak and another in Khwaja... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Twenty girls remained hospitalised on Wednesday afternoon after drinking toxic water in their school in the Rustaq district of northern Takhar province a day earlier, an official said.Nearly 171 students of a high school were rushed... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): More than 100 girl students were hospitalised, apparently poisoned, after drinking water at their school in northern Takhar province, officials said on Tuesday. The incident took place in the afternoon at a girl’s school in the... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): As part of the second phase of transition, the security responsibility was transferred from foreign troops to Afghan forces in northern Takhar province on Tuesday, officials said. Security Transition Commission head Dr. Ashraf... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): A local Taliban leader was detained during an operation in the Darqad district of northern Takhar province on Monday, an official said.Maulvi Shamsudin, the militants’ deputy district chief, was held in the Khanabad Noorkhil village,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven policemen, a foreign soldier and an Afghan interpreter were killed in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Sunday.A joint patrol of Afghan and the International Security Assistance... read more
 BAZARAK/TALOQAN (PAN): Three people were killed and a child injured following a night avalanche in Paryan district, in Panjsher province, where livestock were also destroyed.Hamed Roshan, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
TALOQAN/QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Three people were killed when a car crashed into a truck in northern Takhar province, while two children died in a fire in northeastern Badghis, officials said on Wednesday.The crash occurred late on Tuesday night when a... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Eleven people were injured during a remote-controlled bomb explosion in Taloqan, the capital of northern Takhar province, on Wednesday, an official said.The explosion happened at 1:15pm near the Kabul Bank branch, where the bomb been... read more
TALOQN/AIBAK (PAN): Twenty-one people, most of them children, were killed and thousands of household animals perished as a result of the ongoing cold wave in northern Takhar and Samangan provinces, officials said on Monday.An Afghan Red Crescent... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Seven children have died of cold weather conditions in the Kolfgan district of northern Takhar province, officials said on Sunday.The deaths occurred in Kharqa Qan, Nawan and Sar Chushma villages, which have been disconnected from... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief for Rustaq district in the northern province of Takhar has been arrested, the intelligence department said on Tuesday.Mullah Imamuddin, the shadow district chief, was arrested in Ganda village, the... read more
TALOOQAN (PAN) Heavy snowfall delayed security transition from foreign soldiers to Afghan forces in northern Takhar province on Monday, an official said.Takhar, Balkh, Daikundi, Samangan, Kabul and Nimroz provinces and Jalalabad, Chaghcharan,... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Hundreds of prisoners on Wednesday went on hunger strike against a delay in investigation of their cases and poor living conditions in the central jail in northern Takhar province.The jail superintendent, Brig. Gen. Abdul Rab,... read more
TALOQAN/AIBAK (PAN): Heavy snowfall has blocked several roads connecting 80 villages in two districts of northern Takhar and Samangan provinces, officials said on Wednesday.More than 150,000 people living in 80 villages in Rustaq district of Takhar... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Thousands of drought-hit families received food aid, improved seeds and animal feed in northern Takhar province, officials said on Thursday.About 10,000 affected families from 15 districts of the province benefitted from the... read more
TAKHAR, Oct 09, 2011:  More than 85 tons of narcotics have been smuggling to Russia and central Asian countries through northern boundaries of Afghanistan by drugs’ mafia bonds every year, Muhammad Ibrahim Azhar, Deputy of Counter-Narcotics... read more
TALOQAN (PAM): A district chief survived a Taliban attack but his bodyguard was killed in Northern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday.The attack on the Yangi Qala district's administrative head Abdul Dayan's residence took place late on... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): An exhibition showcasing handicrafts and agricultural products was on Thursday inaugurated in northern Takhar province, amid complaints from farmers about a lack of market for their products.Nearly 35 different kinds of handicrafts... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): A senior counter terrorism official for the Darqad district of northern Takhar province has been killed by the Taliban, an official said on Saturday.Hazrat Mir was on his way home when the insurgents attacked him in Qan Guzar area... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): A health official and his driver were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the northern province of Takhar, officials said on Sunday.The incident took place in Saqab village of Bangi district, Brig. Gen. Khair Mohammad... read more
TALUQAN (PAN): Hundreds of residents of a district in northern Takhar province on Thursday protested against the Independent Election Commission (IEC) for unseating nine Wolesi Jirga members.Nearly 2,500 people took to the streets in Kalfgan... read more
JALALABAD/TALOQAN (PAN): Two people were killed and seven others, including women, injured in separate accidents in Takhar and Laghman provinces, officials said on Wednesday. A car crashed into a mountain in the Kas Aziz Khan area, Col. Aqa Jan, in... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Two people were killed and as many injured as a result of a dispute over a calf in the Farkhar district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Monday. The clash that erupted late on Sunday continued until Monday morning,... read more
TALUQAN (PAN): Two members of the Harkat-i-Islami Uzbekistan have been arrested by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops during a joint operation in northeastern Takhar province, an official said. The two were arrested... read more
TALUQAN (PAN): More than 150 families have vacated their houses and moved to school buildings and mosques due to a mountain shifting in Taluqan, the capital of northern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday. The sliding began late Friday... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Provincial council members in northern Takhar province went on a strike on Monday, asking the government to determine the real cause behind a recent violent demonstration. They closed their office and vowed to boycott work as long as... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): The foundation stone of a German-funded auditorium was laid in Taloqan, the capital of northern Takhar province, on Tuesday. A $1 million project (45.86 million afghanis), the auditorium will have 36 rooms, 16 bathrooms and a hall... read more

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