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MAIMANA/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number of women, religious and civil society activists in Faryab and Nimroz provinces on Saturday staged protests against the lynching of a woman, asking the government to execute her killers. Farkhanda, 27, was... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Unidentified assailants have stabbed a schoolteacher in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Friday. Abdul Jamil Siddiqui, the Qaisar district chief, speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, identified... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The commander of a pro-government local force was killed and five others disappeared as a result of a rebel attack on their check-post in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday. Mohammad Saleh, the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The deputy interior minister on Wednesday claimed that around 70 per cent of the people were satisfied with police performance. Lt. Gen. Ikramuddin Yawar told journalists in northern Faryab province police had won people’s... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban have killed five Andkhoi district residents, including three local elders, in northern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday. Sultan Sanjar, the district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and three others wounded during a roadside bombing in northern Faryab province on Saturday. Col. Mohammad Naeem Andarabi, the deputy police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the victims were going to a... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three people including an employee of the Energy and Water Department of northern Faryab province lost their lives after being electrocuted in two separate incidents, officials said on Thursday. The incidents took place in... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Residents of the Andkhoi district of northern Faryab province on Wednesday praised security forces for maintaining security during last fall’s presidential election and purging the area of militants. Security forces were... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Dozens of development projects worth $100 million would be launched in northern Faryab province next year, officials announced on Saturday. Acting Governor Mohammadullah Batash said thousands of people would get jobs and... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Construction work on the Almar dam in northwestern Faryab province resumed after differences between contractors were resolved, an official said on Sunday. The project, which was scheduled to be completed this solar year, was... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): In separate incidents in northern Faryab province, a Taliban-designated district chief was injured while two insurgents were killed by the landmine they were planting, officials said on Sunday. Mohammadullah Batash, acting... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Residents and local officials have expressed concern over differences between lawmakers and provincial council members, saying the rifts were fuelling insecurity in Qaisar district. Rows between the supporters of lawmaker... read more
MAIMANA/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Three civilians and two volunteers have been killed in north and western parts of the country, officials said on Saturday. Two pro-government civilians were killed and a third wounded during a clash with Taliban in the... read more
MAIMANA/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): One militant was killed and three others wounded during two separate security incidents in northwestern Faryab and northern Baghlan provinces, officials said Monday. Maj. Reza Reza, spokesman of Faryab 209th Shahin... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBRGHAN (Pajhwok): Five women have been killed in a bomb blast in northwestern Faryab province while two men lost their lives in a traffic accident in northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said Saturday. Maj. Sayyed Gharib, police... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The government has released three detained female relatives of Taliban militants in an exchange for as many kidnapped NGO workers in northern Faryab province, an intelligence official said on Friday. The Taliban had released... read more
FEROZKOH/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfalls blocked roads in many districts of Ghor and Faryab provinces causing a sharp rise in prices of food items and other commodities, officials said on Tuesday. Eng. Khalil Noor, director public works... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): An abducted employee of a Non-Government Organization (NGOs) has been found dead in the Almar district of western Faryab province, the organization said on Friday. Taliban abducted three employees, including driver, of the NGO... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Public order police officers in northwestern Faryab province on Wednesday warned to quit their jobs if their salaries were further delayed. Col. Gul Mohammad, unit commander of public order police, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier and eight rebels have been killed in an overnight clash on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital, an official said on Tuesday. Director Operation Lt.... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Kidnapped by gunmen some two weeks back, a foreigner woman working with Save the Children, an NGO, has been freed in northern Faryab province, an official said Monday. Zubaida, another employee of the organization told Pajhwok... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBRGHAN (Pajhwok): A man has committed suicide due to poverty and a woman died of a heart attack after her two children were wounded in a bomb blast in northern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday. The man, who hanged himself... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The residents in the Khwaja Sabzposh district of western Farah province on Friday shot dead a fleeing insurgent after he gunned down two policemen, the district chief said. Hayatullah Faqiryar told Pajhwok Afghan News that the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Police detained three suspects accused of raping and beheading a five-year-old boy in northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday. Faryab police chief Col. Mohammad Naeem Andarabi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Seven Taliban insurgents were killed and 10 others injured in clearing operations in the Shirin Tagab district of northern Faryab province, officials said on Thursday. Clashes between security forces and militants lasted three... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five militants and two policemen have been killed and seven others wounded in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province while two civilians were killed in Jawzjan province, officials said on Thursday. Abdul... read more
MIAMANA (Pajhwok): Heavy clashes between security forces and militants are underway in Ghormach and Qaisar districts of northwestern Faryab province amid claims from both sides of inflicting heavy casualties on each other, officials said on... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The Information and Cultural Director for northwestern Faryab province on Monday urged the central government to establish a museum for keeping secure historic monuments. Syed Abdul Rashid Mansuri said National Directorate of... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Nearly 1,000 families fled homes after one civilian was killed and 20 others were wounded during ongoing clashes in the Qaisar district of northwester Faryab province, officials said on Monday. Launched four days ago, an... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least nine militants, including a Taliban commander and three foreigners, have been killed during clashes in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Sunday. Abdul Jamil Siddiqui, the district... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least 14 militants and three influential individuals have been killed in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday. Maj. Raza Raza, the 209th Shahin Military Corps spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAIMANA/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Security forces rescued 15 university students from being abducted by armed militants following a clash that left two abductors dead and three wounded in northern Faryab province. Sultan Sanjar, the Andkhoy district... read more
MAIMANA/ZARANG (PAJHWOK): Two militants were killed and some others injured in northwestern Faryab province, official said on Wednesday. Sultan Sanjar, Andkhoi district administrative chief, said Taliban and security forces locked in intense gun... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The district police and crime branch chiefs for the Almar district of western Farah province were killed in a roadside bombing on Thursday. Mohammed Saleh Saleh, the district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Five people have been killed in separate incidents in western Faryab province, officials said on Thursday. Three people lost their lives in a road accident, one young man was shot dead by insurgents and another found hanged... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has expressed grave concern over a dramatic increase in violations of human rights in northwestern Faryab province. The AIHRC regional head said most of people... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Police in northwestern Faryab province recovered 63 kilograms of opium from a car during routine checking and held one suspect, an official said on Sunday. The illicit substance was canceled in a gas cylinder which was... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The launching ceremony of the Uzbek language translation of the holy Quran was held on Thursday in the capital of northern Faryab province. Maulvi Abdul Hasib, who translated the most read book from Arabic to Uzbek language in... read more
MAIMANA, SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three local policemen were killed in Qaisar district of northern Faryab province why they were ambushed by insurgents, officials said Sunday. Abdul Jamil, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A woman and her teenage daughter were shot dead inside their house by a group of gunmen in the Shirin Tagab district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday. The district chief, Syed Luqman Guhrik, told... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least five children lost their lives to a bomb explosion in the Sherin Tagab district of northwestern Faryab province on Monday, an official said.The incident took place when a remote-controlled bomb went-off in Shor Darya area... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): With the distribution of refined seeds and special tents for cultivating vegetables in the winter season, up to 3,000 women in northern Faryab province would benefit from the programme, officials said. Director of Agriculture... read more
MAIMANA (PAJHWOK): A vital bridge was damaged and two mine planters were killed when the bomb they were planting went off prematurely in western Farah province, an official said on Sunday.Mohammad Naeem Andarabi, the deputy police chief, told... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Elders and provincial council members in northwestern Faryab province on Saturday warned Qaisar district could fall to Taliban.They said Taliban’s movements around the district had intensified and there was a need for a forcible... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Six militants linked to the Jandullah network have been arrested and four others killed in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Friday.A group of 10 Jundullah fighters, which was involved in fuelling insecurity in the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two policemen and five insurgents were killed during a clash in the Almar district of northwestern Faryab province, the district chief said on Wednesday.Mohammad Saleh Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News police had launched a clean-up... read more
FAIZABAD/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The reconstruction of a canal and asphalting of a road in the northern part of the country would benefit the people in agriculture and transportation sectors, officials said on Thursday.A 50 years old canal in Faizabad,... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two women have been found dead in the Shirin Tagab district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.District chief Syed Luqman Kharik told Pajhwok Afghan News unidentified gunman killed the two women in... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Pashtunkot district elders in northwestern Faryab province on Tuesday blamed armed men for roughing them, with a woman accusing border policemen of trying to rape her.But police authorities linked the elders’ beating to a family... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The governor of southwestern Faryab province on Sunday denounced attaching spying tools and explosives to the wings of a bird as a plot of the Pakistan spy service.A day earlier, the public order police hunted an eagle-sized bird... read more
Hamdard & KohiKUNDUZ CITY/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three militants, including a commander, were killed in northern Kunduz province, police said on Sunday.The provincial police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News a group of militants planning to attack a... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The agriculture department in northwestern Faryab province has started distributing 300 tonnes of refined wheat seeds to 6,000 farmers, officials said on Sunday.   Governor Mohammadullah Batash told a gathering here... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Police said on Thursday two policemen and a civilian had been found dead after their abduction in the Pashtunkot district of northeastern Faryab province.Faryab police chief Col. Mohammad Naeem Andarabi told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): In yet another horrifying incident, Taliban insurgents cut open the stomach of a retired army officer-turned a taxi driver to plant a bomb after kidnapping and killing him in northeastern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban fighters suffered heavy causalities in anti-militants drives but civilians were suffering the most in terms of casualties in southwestern Faryab province, an official said Monday.Police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Nabi Ilham... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three Taliban militants, including a commander, and two armed robbers have been killed and six others wounded during separate incidents in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday.Provincial police chief Col. Naeem... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Six people, including a woman and two children, have died and a senior intelligence official among two others sustained injuries during separate traffic accidents in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday.... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Neighbouring Turkmenistan has failed to increase voltage of electricity it has extended to three northern Afghan provinces, an official said on Sunday.Syed Abdul Hamid, electricity department head for northwestern Faryab province... read more
FARAH/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three policemen were killed and two policemen and a journalist were wounded in a roadside bombing in western Farah province on Thursday, an official said.The blast took place on the Farah-Farahrod highway in the Shamalgah... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Four insurgents, including a commander, were killed in a clash with security personnel in western Faryab province on Monday, an official said.Police spokesman Syed Massoud Yaqubi at least eight fighters were injured in the... read more
MAIMANA/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): At least 10 people have been killed and 11 others wounded during separate security incidents in northwestern Faryab and eastern Laghman provinces, officials said on Sunday.Faryab Governor Mohammadullah Batash told... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Four civilians have been killed during a clash between two groups in the Pashtunkot district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.Police spokesman Syed Massoud Yaqubi told Pajhwok Afghan News the firefight... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two people, including a district literacy department official, were killed and three border policemen were wounded during two separate gun attacks in northwestern Faryab province on Thursday.The border and public order police were... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two employees of the customs department have been killed and four others wounded in an overnight traffic accident in northern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday.The car of a customs officer collided with a Hilux vehicle... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Work on a road project, financed by the World Bank, was launched in northern Faryab province on Monday.With the construction project connecting Khan Charbagh district with the Aqina-Andkhoi highway, bus fares are expected to fall... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Six people including the provincial youth movement council head were killed in a roadside bombing in the Garziwan district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.District chief Abdur Razzaq Kakar told Pajhwok... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and her spouse and son were injured when a mortar shell hit their house in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.Wishing not to be named, the official told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
MAIMANA/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Separate incidents of violence have claimed the lives of two policemen and a Taliban commander in the northern Baghlan and north western Faryab provinces, officials said on Monday.A government official, who wished not... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The Afghan National Army (ANA) on Sunday announced wrapping up an operation codenamed “Khanjar-5” in the Almar district of northwestern Faryab province.The 209th Shaheen Military Corps in a statement said the operation was... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Dozens of wood stalls and carpentry shops were reduced to ashes in a huge fire that broke in the capital of northwestern Faryab province before dawn, officials said on Saturday.Police spokesman Syed Massoud Yaqubi told Pajhwok... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three people have lost their lives following a landslide in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.Col. Muhammad Aman, head of district anti-crime unit, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the... read more
KUNDUZ/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least eight local and three national policemen have been killed in terrorist attacks in northern Kunduz and northwestern Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.Asadullah, who led the Afghan Local Police (ALP) force... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): An explosion in northwestern Faryab province left one man dead and over 20 others injured, official said on Thursday.Eye witnesses told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosives were attached to a bicycle that near the Kabul Bank branch... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A young man was gunned down by a losing provincial council candidate after a verbal clash in the capital of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.Faryab police spokesman Syed Massoud Yaqubi told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and an influential individual have been killed in separate security incidents in Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.A security official, wishing not to be... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): One child has been killed and three others have been wounded in a landmine blast in northwestern Faryab, a security official said on Thursday.Sayed Massoud Yaqubi, provincial police spokesperson, said the children -- 10 to 15... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two of the four kidnapped tribal elders have been killed by rebels in the Almar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday.The elders were abducted on Wednesday from the Khudaimat area. The bodies of... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Five people, including three children, were killed in a car accident in northern Faryab province, an official said Sunday.Col. Abdul Hakim Bakhtyar, director traffic department, told Pajhwok Afghan News five people including three... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): One person was killed and two others wounded in an armed dispute over gambling issue among bodyguards of provincial council head in northwestern Faryab province, an official said Sunday.The incident took place between security... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two border policemen and three insurgents, including a notorious commander, have been killed in a gun battle in northwestern Faryab province, police said on Friday.Col. Ghayasuddin Sapi, border police commander, told Pajhwok... read more
MAIMANA/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least four persons, including two Afghan Local police (ALP) officials, have been killed in incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Thursday. Two ALP commanders Qahraman and Mohammad... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilians, four rebels have been killed and ten people, including two policemen, have been wounded during incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Monday.Two civilians were killed and five... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Seventy-five insurgents, including seven commanders, have been killed during a joint cleanup operation in northern Faryab province, the governor said on Monday.  The three-day offensive in Ghormach and Qaisar districts... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least four people were killed on Saturday after gunmen loyal to two rival illegal militia leaders clashed in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.The gunbattle broke out in the morning in Qarayee area of... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The governor of northwestern Faryab province on Monday voiced his concern over escalating insecurity in Qaisar and Ghormach districts. Mohammadullah Batash warned the two districts would soon fall to Taliban if the central... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead three young boys in northern Balkh and Faryab provinces, officials said on Monday.Two boys were gunned down by unidentified motorcyclists in the Sharsharak area on Mazar-Shiberghan highway, Balkh... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok):  At least 22 rebels, including three commanders, have been killed and 30 others wounded in clashes in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.Militants suffered the causalities during clashes with security... read more
MAIMANA/MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Two district officials, including a prosecutor and a crime branch chief, were killed by militants in Khan Cheragh district of northwestern Faryab province while three Afghan Local Police (ALP) died in a roadside bombing... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Construction work on the first-ever girls’ hostel on the university campus was launched in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.Governor Mohammadullah Batash told Pajhwok Afghan News the girls’ hostel was being... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen civilians and eight rebels have been killed in separate incidents of violence in northwestern parts of the country, officials said on Sunday.Eight fighters, including Qari Hayatullah, the Taliban military... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The intelligence chief for Shirin Tagab district was killed along with his driver in northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday.Syed Luqman, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban stopped NDS... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): About 70,000 litres of fuel were torched on Wednesday as a result of a blaze at the Aqina port in northwestern Faryab province, bordering Turkmenistan, an official said.The fire broke out due to a short circuit of a generator... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Seven militants including a Taliban designated district chief have been killed in separate incidents in northwestern Faryab province, officials said Saturday.Four rebels including a Taliban designated police chief, Mullah Nazar... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two civilians, 15 militants and eight policemen have been killed during clashes in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province as part of the Shakh Bazaar fell to the Taliban, officials said on Monday.Governor Mohammad... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least eight militant and a civilian were killed and three others wounded in separate clashes in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab, an official said on Saturday.A gunbattle erupted early this morning when around 100... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Officials in northern Faryab province said that 16 Taliban militants and three policemen had been killed in separate clashes on Tuesday.Col. Muhammad Nabi Ilham, the police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants attacked... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief for northwestern Faryab province on Monday said 50 complaints of attacks, killings, violence, ransom cases and burning of civilian property were reported last year.... read more
MAIMANA/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): At least six people, including a child, were killed and six others wounded in separate incidents of violence in northern Baghlan and northwestern Faryab provinces, officials said on Monday.A 12-year-old child was... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and six others wounded in separate incidents in northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.Two children were killed when the explosives they playing with went off in sixth police district of... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A driver and three insurgents were killed and two fuel tankers torched during clashes on the Almar-Qaisar highway in western Farah province, an official said on Tuesday.The eight-hour firefight erupted after the rebels ambushed a... read more
MAIMANA/ SHIBERGAN (Pajhwok): In two separate incidents, a police officer and wife of border policeman have been killed in northwestern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.Operational head of Jawzjan police headquarter told... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Growers expected bumper wheat crop this year in northern Kunduz province while production of the same crop could decrease in northern Faryab province.In 2014, wheat had been planted on more than 141,000 hectors of irrigated and 37,... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The electoral watchdog’s office in northwestern Faryab province on Friday said 121 complaints had been filed against meddling by illegal armed individuals and local strongmen in the June 14 runoff vote.  Independent Electoral... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three civilians including a child were killed and six others wounded in a bomb blast in the Dawlatabad district of northwestern Faryab province on Wednesday, an official said.The roadside bombing took place around 9:30am in the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday said 72 children have fallen prey to the insurgency over the past six months in northern Faryab province alone.Speaking at a news conference in Maimana, the UNAMA human... read more
MAIMANA/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Six people, including two policemen, were wounded in two separate explosions in northern Faryab and Baghlan provinces on Saturday, officials said.Four people wounded in a bomb blast at a polling station in Maimana,... read more
ZARNAJ (Pajhwok): Six insurgents were killed and 12 wounded in infighting between two rebel groups in the Dil Aram district of western Nimroz province, an official said on Saturday.An Afghan National Army (ANA) official, Cap. Sher Ahmad, told... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three civilians, including a young woman, were killed and nearly a dozen others wounded on Wednesday when a powerful blast rocked the capital of northern Faryab province, officials said.The blast took place on the Ludin Road,... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three civilians, including a young woman, were killed and nearly a dozen others wounded on Wednesday when a powerful blast rocked the capital of northern Faryab province, officials said.The blast took place on the Ludin Road,... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Following the killing of a local by the alleged connivance of relatives of Wolesi Jirga and another senior official, hundreds of people on Saturday held protest in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, demanding... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Authorities on Saturday disbursed food and non-food items among flood affected families in northwestern Faryab province.Provided by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the aid included around 8,500 blankets, 200 tents and food items... read more
SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): An intelligence officer and a policeman were killed and three others wounded in a roadside bomb blast in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday.The incident happened in the Saqazkol village, where... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and 16 others were wounded in a bomb blast in Pashtoon Kot district of northwestern Faryab province on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place around 10:30am when a bomb placed in a shop selling... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban on Tuesday rejected reports about the emergence of a new rebel group waging an armed struggle against fighters loyal to Mullah Mohammad Omar.On Monday, local officials said a splinter Taliban group had recently surfaced in... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A splinter Taliban group has recently emerged in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province, waging an armed struggle against the fighters loyal to Mullah Mohammad Omar, officials said on Monday.The 20-member group holds sway... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials say in western Faryab province said on Friday three militants, including a prominent commander, had been killed in a clash with security forces in Khwaja Sabzposh district.Col. Izzatullah Sangramal, the district police... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 25 militants have been killed during an operation in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Tuesday.The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the ongoing operation was aimed to eliminate... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Ninety-six prisoners, including three women, were released on Sunday in northwestern Faryab and central Maidan Wardak provinces in compliance with a presidential decree, officials said.Faryab Court of Appeal Judge Habibullah Wasiq... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Afghan-Turk hospital workers in northwestern Faryab province ended their strike on Sunday following assurances from the authorities to meet their demands.Two policemen were taken into custody on the charges of misbehaving with and... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Afghan-Turk Hospital workers went on strike against security forces’ misbehaviour and intimidation at the hands of illegal armed individuals in northwestern Faryab province on Saturday.After security incidents, security forces,... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Seven militants were killed and another six injured during a security operation and a blast in western Faryab province, officials said on Thursday.Four fighters were killed and six others wounded during a joint operation by Afghan... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least eight militants have been killed and 10 others wounded during a clash in the Dawlatabad district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.The firefight took place on Monday night after the militants... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A police commander and three influential individuals were among nine people killed in attacks by armed insurgents in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.The police commander was killed along with four... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The body of an intelligence officer was found on Sunday, a day after he was kidnapped by militants in northwestern Faryab province, an official said.Abdul Momin, the slain intelligence officer, was the spy head for... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Saturday kidnapped the intelligence officer for the Balcharagh district of northern Faryab province, an official said.Abdul Mobin was on his way to home in Qaisar district when he was kidnapped by militants, said... read more
MAIMANA/SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants and a civilian have been killed in separate security incidents in northern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.Seven rebels were killed and four others including a Taliban-... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A hundred rebels have been killed and wounded during a security operation in the Qaisar district of Faryab province, officials claimed on Wednesday.As a result of the two-week military offensive, the main district bazaar and... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A large number of weeping women on Wednesday staged a protest rally in northern Faryab province, accusing a local commander of sexually abusing and murdering young girls and children during a bloody clash with civilians.Nearly 100... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces regained control of Shakh bazaar after fierce clashes with militants, which left four civilian dead and 20 others wounded in Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said Tuesday.The two-... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants, including Pakistanis, have been killed during an operation in Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.Provincial police chief, Mohammad Naeem Andrabi, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): After a jailbreak that killed three police guards, 38 dangerous inmates have been shifted from the central jail in northwestern Faryab province to a prison in Kabul, an official said on Monday.Officials on Friday said three... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two policemen and 13 militants were killed and nine others, including civilians, have been wounded in a fierce clash for control of the Shakh Bazaar area in Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said Sunday.... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Militants attacked the central jail in this capital city of northern Faryab province, setting free two inmates after a brief clash that left two guards and one attacker dead, an official said on Friday.A third prison guard was... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Some tribal elders in northern Faryab province on Tuesday complained they were beaten by gunmen of a local commander after they refused to vote for a candidate of his choice.Commander Dadi directed his gunmen to punish those... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Serious differences among some powerful individuals have paved the ground for militants to expand their activities in Kohistan district of northwester Faryab province, an official said.With a population of 20,000 individuals,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY, MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least seven militants, including a would-be suicide bomber, have been killed in northern Kunduz and northwestern Faryab provinces in different incidents, security officials said Monday.Armed rebels mounted attack... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Around 7,000 Kuchi tribesmen could not exercise their right to enfranchise in April 5 presidential and provincial council elections in northern Faryab province due to insecurity.  Thousands of Kuchi families live in Faryab,... read more
GHAZNI CITY/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Ten militants and two civilians have been killed during separate incidents of violence in northwestern Faryab and southern Ghazni provinces, officials said on Saturday.The 10 militants were killed after they attacked... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Some warlords stuffed ballot boxes and election officials committed fraud during Saturday’s elections in two districts of northwestern Faryab province, an official alleged on Wednesday.“We have received reports that say some... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A seven years old child was sexually abused in the Balcharagh district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.The class one student was abused after being taken to a nearby farm by the son of a local warlord,... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A rebel leader was among a dozen suspects killed and in a spate of clashes with police in northern Faryab province, officials said on Monday.The gunbattles took place over the past 24 hours in Ghormach and Qaisar districts, a... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents captured Shakh Bazaar area in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province on Sunday soon after security forces departed after election duty, the governor said.Mohammadullah Batash told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A woman and her two children were injured when a rocket fired by Taliban insurgents hit a house in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province on Sunday, an official said.The Taliban also opened fire at an ambulance ferrying... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The governor claimed on Saturday at least 21 militants were killed on the Election Day in northern Faryab province, saying the enemies had failed to disrupt the historic vote.Mohammadullah Batash told a news conference in Maimana... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Local officials in northern Faryab province on Saturday said 47 electoral sites remained closed, while a clash with Taliban was ongoing in Dawlatabad district.Earlier, they had said 30 of the 234 sites across the province would... read more
  MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents on Friday took to the streets in Maimana, the capital of northern Faryab province, against the Freedom Party leader.Enraged protestors set alight Gen. Abdul Malik photograph and denounced him for... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A dozen militants including three commanders have been killed in a security operation in north eastern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday.Col. Toryali Abdyani, the provincial police chief, said the fighters were killed... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday promised to convert the poor northwestern Faryab province to a hub of agricultural and economic land and implement projects if he won the April 5 vote.Speaking to thousands... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 14 people were killed in a powerful roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province on Monday afternoon, an official said.The fatalities occurred when local police commander Mohammad Omar’s pick-up struck the bomb in the... read more
KABUL/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Six militants trying to disturb the election process in northeastern Faryab province have been arrested, the National directorate (NDS) said on Saturday.A press release from the spy service said the group wanted to attack... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A massive slide of mud and rocks triggered by heavy rains hit a village overnight in the Pashtunkot district of northern Faryab province, destroying 80 homes, an official said on Thursday.The slide in Purkhasht village occurred... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and five people were injured in separate incidents in northern Faryab province, officials said on Thursday.Four children were injured as their motorbike hit a roadside bomb late on Wednesday, the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Seventeen people were killed and 48 others wounded when an explosives-laden vehicle was detonated in the middle of a crowd in the capital of northern Faryab province on Tuesday.The blast took place at around 8: 50am close to the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three election workers for presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah were shot dead by suspected insurgents in the Almar district of northern Faryab province, an official said.The three were returning from a memorial service... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Kuchi tribesmen fear a majority of them would not unable to cast their votes in the April elections due to the presence of Taliban militants in their areas in northern Faryab province.They say they have the right like other... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A large number of people on Monday complained they could not be issued voter registration cards due to insufficient staff at the provincial Independent Election Commission (IEC) office in northwestern Faryab province.Hundreds of... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Thirty-five policewomen have completed a three-day training course to perform duty at female polling sites in northern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday.However, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has said it is... read more
MAIMANA/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and two others injured in a road accident in northwestern Faryab while a soldier of Afghan National Army (ANA) was killed in the northwestern Jawzjan province, official said Sunday.Col.... read more
MIAMANA (Pajhwok): Seven Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials, including their commander were killed when militants mounted attack on a police check post in the Qaisar district of northeastern Faryab province, officials said Wednesday.Col. Sikandar,... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A suicide attacker was shot dead before he could reach his target in the Khwaja Sabzposh district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Monday. The bomber on a motorbike was heading closer to target Rahmatullah... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban gunned down two contractors working for Afghan National Army (ANA) in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said Sunday.Confirming the incident, Maj. Mohammad Raza Raza, spokesman of 209 ANA... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Yet another campaigner for presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was killed in a bomb attack targeting a campaign convoy in northwestern Faryab province on Saturday.The roadside bomb ripped through the vehicle of Abdullah’s... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The voter registration process has accelerated in northern Faryab province, with more and more people applying for the cards in the backdrop of the ongoing electioneering, an official said Saturday.Over 180 persons daily visit the... read more
MAIMANA, KUNDUZ, SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five policemen, including a senior officer were killed in different clashes in northern Faryab and Kunduz provinces, officials said Thursday.Abdul Qadir Qaderi, Pashtunkot district chief of Faryab, told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A safe drinking water scheme, benefiting more than one thousand families, has been completed in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.Eng. Najibullah Najib, regional water supply department director for the... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Hundreds of women in Faryab and Jawzjan provinces on Tuesday gathered in support of presidential contenders Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf.At least 700 women held a meeting in Maimana, the... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Seven rebels, including four commanders, have been killed and eight others injured over in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.The slain commanders included Mullah Burjan, Abdul Ali, Abdul... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two influential figures, as many Afghan Local Police (ALP) members and a civilian were killed by armed rebels on the Qaisar-Maimana highway in northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.Police chief, Brig. Gen.... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Nearly 350 families displaced by the conflict on Tuesday received assistance from two international donor agencies in northwestern Faryab province, an official said.The aid included food and non-food items, provided by the World... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Campaign workers of some presidential candidates say insecurity has been a major issue restricting campaigning in some parts of northern Faryab province.   Campaign aide to presidential runner Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in... read more
MIMANA (Pajhwok): Two policemen have been killed and as many wounded in a rocket attack by militants on their check post in the Almar district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Thursday.Mohammad Saleh Saleh, the district chief, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two detainees were killed and seven others injured in a brawl among detainees in the Maimana prison in northern Faryab province on Tuesday, an official said.Wishing not to be named, a prison official told Pajhwok Afghan News some... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Seven militants were killed during a clash and six women injured in a rocket attack in western Farah province, officials said on Saturday.Abdul Jamil Siddiqui, the Qaisar district head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebels were... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Half a dozen highway policemen were killed after insurgents attacked their post on Friday in northwestern Faryab province, where a gas cylinder blast left two members of a family dead and eight others wounded, officials said.The... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Police on Sunday claimed four persons, including two women, had died after drinking tainted liquor in northwestern Faryab province, but a doctor said a gas leak had caused the deaths.Police Chief Col. Mohammad Naeem said the four... read more
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A man was killed by his son while a girl was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in northern Faryab and central Bamyan provinces, officials said Saturday.Noor Mohammad 28, killed his 50 year-old-father Akhtar Mohammad in the... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Alleging militant threats, 100 students, including 20 girls, stayed away from a university entry test in northwestern Faryab province, officials said Wednesday.Nearly 7,000 students took part in exams for admission to the Faryab... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander was killed along with his two friends by a group of insurgents who entered his house in northern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday.The ALP commander, Nizam, was a former commander of the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): At least four people, including a police officer, have been killed in separate incidents in Kunduz and Faryab provinces, officials said on Saturday.Syed Sarwar Hussaini, the Kunduz police spokesman, said two men were killed last... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Six armed rebels were killed, three injured and 12 villages cleared of insurgents during a search operation in the Pashtunkot district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.The week-long operation by the Afghan... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Some residents of northern Faryab province on Thursday alleged Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were extorting money from people.Dozens of tribal elders and influential figures from the Shakh area of Qaisar district complained to... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Four members of a family were injured in a rocket strike in the Almar district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.A group of rebels stromed a security post in Dong Qala area late on Tuesday, killing one... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Nine armed rebels were killed and four policemen injured in two separate incidents in northern Faryab and southern Ghazni provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Six militants were killed and several others injured after they attacked... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Three new markets have been inaugurated with the financial assistance of USAID in northwestern Faryab province, officials said Thursday.Two food markets and another for fresh fruits worth 22 million afghanis were inaugurated in... read more
FARAH/MAIMANA (PAN): Four people were killed and two others injured in two back-to-back bomb blasts and a gun attack in western Farah and northern Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday.A landmine ripped through a water tanker supplying water... read more
MAIMANA/ PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two separate bombing blasts in Dawlatabad and Sherin Taghab districts of the northwestern Faryab province killed three people, including two children on Wednesday, officials said.Sayed Abdul Salam Nuzhat, Dawlatabad... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Official of the United Nations and provincial council members on Sunday expressed grave concern over the killing of aid workers some days back, saying that security has been deteriorated in northwestern Faryab province.Suspected... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Unidentified gunmen have beheaded a woman in Sherin Tagab district of the northwestern Faryab province, officials said Thursday.Sayed Luqman Gahreek, Sherin Tagab district head, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a 35-years old woman was... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): First deputy foreign minister of Turkmenistan, Vepa Hajiyev, on Thursday said his country had never interfered in Afghanistan’s internal affairs and was against any such acts by other countries.Hajiyev, who handed over a consignment... read more
KABUL/MAIMANA (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday condemned the killing of six aid workers in a gun attack in northern Afghanistan, calling it the handiwork of those out to destabilise the country.Suspected Taliban gunmen shot dead the six... read more
SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (PAN): A policeman and four rebels have been killed and a Taliban designated district chief was detained in northern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday. Taliban’s designated district chief, Mullah... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Six workers of an NGO were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in northwestern Faryab province on Wednesday morning, officials said, blaming the Taliban for the attack.The Agency for TechnicalCooperation and Development (ACTED) staffers... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): As the world marked the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, a man slaughtered his wife in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.The 25 years old, after two years of her marriage with the man... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A former commander of the Junbish-i-Millie Islami party, led by Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, has been killed in northern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday.Syed Najibullah was shot dead by a gunman near the Chehilgazi Bazaar in... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Security forces and the Taliban on Wednesday claimed inflicting heavy casualties on each other in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province, officials said on Wednesday.Led by Pakistanis, hundreds of Taliban militants from... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Led by the Pakistani Taliban, dozens of militants from Faryab, Badghis and Ghor provinces once against attacked the Shakh bazaar in the Qaisar district of Faryab province on Tuesday.Abdul Jamil Siddiqui, the district chief, told... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two militants were killed and several others injured when Afghan security forces retook control of the Shakh bazaar in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, official said Monday.Earlier, the militants briefly gained... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): With the surrender of two armed opposition groups, the number of militants joining the peace process has reached 270 in western Faryab province, officials said on Sunday.Governor Mohammadullah Batash told Pajhwok Afghan News that a 12... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): More than a dozen people have been killed in two days of fighting in the Almar district of western Faryab province, an Afghan army officer said on Friday.Seven fighters, three tribal elders and as may Afghan National Army (ANA)... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Seven armed Taliban, including two commanders, were killed on Saturday when the bomb they were making exploded prematurely in the Qaisar district of Faryab province, an official said.Abdul Jamil Siddiqui, the Qaisar district head,... read more
 MAIMANA (PAN): Police arrested an accused who allegedly beheaded his wife in the northwestern Faryab province on Thursday, an official said. Faryab police chief, Col. Nabi Jan Mullah Khail told Pajhwok Afghan News that accused Sayyed Burhan of... read more
MAIMANA/PULKHUMRI (PAN): Two armed rebels were killed and five others wounded when the bomb they were making went off prematurely in northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Wednesday.The blast occurred overnight when a group of Taliban was... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two border police officials were killed and nine others wounded in a bomb explosion in the Qaisar district of western Faryab province on Friday noon.Abdul Jamil Siddiqui, the district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A woman’s decapitated body was found from a house on Friday morning in Maimana, the capital of western Faryab, where a road firm worker was killed by Taliban in Almar district.The woman was killed by her spouse, who recently returned... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Gunmen broke into a house and shot dead five members of a family in the Khwaja Sabz Posh district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.The dead included Sufi Din Mohammad, his wife, two married daughters and a... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Three policemen were killed and four others sustained critical injuries when their vehicle overturned on a road in northwestern Faryab province on Sunday, an official said.The speeding pickup was negotiating a turn in Khwaja Sabzposh... read more
KUNDUZ/MAIMANA (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief for Chahar Dara district was shot dead by insurgents in northeastern Kunduz province on Monday, an official said.The incident took place around 7am when militants opened fire on... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Gunmen in two separate attacks killed a couple and an 18-yeaer-old student in northern Kunduz province, officials said Saturday. A woman, who gave birth to a child in a hospital, was shot dead along with her spouse on their... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three members of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), including a woman, were abducted by unidentified gunmen in the northern province of Faryab on Thursday, officials said.A district field coordinator, a female registrar... read more
MAIMANA/KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Sixteen militants, including a Taliban-designated district chief and six local policemen, were killed in different security incidents in Faryab and Kunduz provinces, officials said on Sunday.The Taliban district chief for... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/MAIMANA (PAN): Separate clashes and gun attacks left nine insurgents, two security men and a civilian dead in northeastern Kunduz and northwestern Faryab provinces, officials said on Saturday.The nine insurgents were killed an operation... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A sleeping 4-month-old child was burned to death and four other people suffered injuries during two separate gas cylinder explosions in northern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.One of the explosions that perished the child,... read more
 KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Police in northern Takhar province on Saturday claimed arresting two suspects in connection with Friday’s suicide attack that killed 20 people, including a district chief, in neighbouring Kunduz.The bomber attacked a... read more
 کندز (پژواک،٩ سنبله ٩٢): همزمان با آنکه بر تعداد مجروحين حملۀ انتحارى ولسوالى دشت ارچى کندز، هفت تن دیگر افزايش يافته، دو تن در پيوند به اين حمله، دستگير شده است.اين حمله، صبح روز گذشته زمانى در منطقۀ قرلق صورت گرفت که شيخ صدرالدين سعدى ولسوال... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Police in northern Takhar province on Thursday claimed arresting two suspects in connection with Friday’s suicide attack that killed 20 people, including a district chief, in neighbouring Kunduz.The bomber attacked a condolence... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A district chief was among 20 people killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Kunduz province on Friday morning, an official said.The dead included Dasht-i-Archi district's administrative head Sheikh Sadruddin, his... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Taliban insurgents attacked and killed two policemen manning a check-post in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday.The overnight incident took place in Chashma Qazalso area, the district... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): At least four insurgents were killed or wounded in the Almar district of northern Faryab province after they fired several rockets on the district headquarters, officials said on Sunday.Taliban fired about seven rockets on the... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two Taliban commanders were killed during a clash with police in northwestern Faryab province on Tuesday, when a dead body was found in central Parwan province, officials said.Mullah Qayyum and Mullah Saati were killed after they... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): More than 1500 families have fled their homes fearing possible clashes between security forces and the Taliban insurgents in the Ghormach district of northwestern Faryab province.The exodus came three days after security officials... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/ MAIMANA (PAN): Three women, including a young girl, have been murdered in northern Kunduz, Takhar and northwestern Faryab provinces, officials said on Tuesday.An 18-year-old girl was mistakenly killed by his brother while cleaning his... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Four policemen were killed when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the Dawlatabad district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Friday.The blast took place on Thursday evening, said the district chief,... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Residents took to the streets against the alleged molestation and murder of a child in northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.While denouncing police negligence in the rape-murder of the 12 years old, the demonstrators... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A district crime branch chief, an attorney and their driver were killed and five others wounded in an explosion in northwestern Faryab province on Thursday, an official said.Mohammad Zahir, crime branch chief, and Abdul Rasul,... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Three Afghan soldiers were killed on Wednesday afternoon when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Almar district of western Faryab province.Mohammad Saleh Saleh, the district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Thirty-five insurgents were killed and several areas cleared during an ongoing security operation by Afghan forces, with NATO providing air support, in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.Launched three weeks... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two policemen and as many insurgents were killed during a clash in the Dawlatabad district of northwestern Faryab province on Friday, an official said.The predawn firefight happened after the Taliban blew up a pylon disrupting power... read more
KABUL/MAIMANA (PAN): Seven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed during separate security incidents over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Wednesday.A MoD statement said the troops were killed in southern... read more
MAIMANA/PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two Afghan soldiers, as many policemen and a militant, have been killed in separate incidents in northern Faryab and Baghlan provinces, officials said on Tuesday.The soldiers were killed and wounded on Monday evening when... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Hundreds of civil society activists on Sunday staged a peaceful rally in western Ghor province, asking the government to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States.Around 400 youth and civil society... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Four Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed and three others wounded an in insurgent attack in the Garziwan district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday.The assault took place on Wednesday night when a... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Eight people, including children, were killed and five others wounded as a result of a road mishap in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Wednesday.The incident took place around noon when a veered off the road and... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A senior rebel commander was among three Taliban killed during a clash with police in northern Faryab province, while as many members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) were arrested in Baghlan, officials said on Saturday.... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Six militants were killed in an operation by security personnel while 15 people others, including a legislator’s relatives, were abducted by insurgents in northern Faryab province, officials said Thursday.A group of Taliban seized the... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Five civilians, including four women, were killed and two others wounded in a roadside bombing in the Pashtunkot district of northwestern Faryab province on Thursday, an official said.The casualties occurred when a car struck a... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Nine policemen and four insurgents were killed during a clash in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Wednesday.Provincial police chief said Lt. Gen. Asadullah Sherzad said the clash... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Taliban insurgents killed five Afghan Local Police (ALP) members during attacks on three security posts in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.The security posts were attacked in Nawabad... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Gunmen ambushed a group of tribal elders in northern Faryab province, killing four of them and injuring three others, officials said on Thursday.The gun attack took place on Wednesday evening in the Qaisar district, apparently part of... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Eighteen people, including university students, were wounded when two gas cylinders exploded in a hostel of the Faryab University, officials said on Wednesday.The incident took place at 12:30pm inside the hostel kitchen, injuring 16... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a prayer leader in the Pashtunkot district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Friday.Maulvi Amaruddin was gunned down by three assailants inside the mosque soon after he offered evening... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Unknown gunmen shot dead the mother of an Afghan border policeman in northwestern Faryab province, where two suspected militants were killed in a bomb blast, an official said on Wednesday.The policeman’s parents left their home in... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A girl was found dead at her home after a clash between insurgents and Afghan security forces in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday.The clash broke out late on Saturday in the Attakhan Khwaja area of Pashtunkot... read more
MAIMANA/SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Nearly a hundred schoolgirls were hospitalised after falling sick due to suspected poisonous gas attacks in northern Faryab and Sari-i-Pul provinces, officials said on Sunday.First the incident took place at the Jamshidi... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Hundreds of people on Saturday protested Wolesi Jirga’s decision on excluding tribe’s name from new computerised national identity cards (CNICs).After a long discussion, the Wolesi Jirga decided on Wednesday against the tribe’s... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Three civilian homes were destroyed and as many torched during a clash between armed insurgents and security forces in the Garziwan district of northwestern Faryab province, residents claimed on Thursday.They said the clash had been... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Four local policemen joined the Taliban and a fighter was killed during a clash with security personnel in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Wednesday.The Afghan Local Police (ALP) members also surrendered their... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): In a new anti-girl education incident, as many as 75 schoolgirls of a middle school fell sick after a suspected poisonous gas attack in the Shirin Tagab district of northern Faryab province on Tuesday, officials said.The district... read more
MAIMANA/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Anti-Pakistan rallies continued on Saturday in major Afghan cities against the May 1 border skirmish between forces of the neighbouring countries near their shared frontier.Hundreds of people -- mostly youth -- held... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Five insurgents and a security guard were killed during a clash in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.District chief, Abdul Jamil Siddiqui, said a group of Taliban, who gathered in the Din... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A delegation, led by Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi, visited northern Faryab province for assessing the security situation there, officials said on Sunday. Including Deputy Interior Minister Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman and... read more
 MAIMANA (PAN): Recent deadly attacks in the northern province of Faryab were led by Pakistani and Chechen insurgents, a senior official claimed on Thursday.Up to 70 militants were killed in Qaisar district and 10 others, including three... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Seven members of the US-supported Afghan Local Police (ALP) force have been abducted by the Taliban in the Pashtunkot district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.A group of armed rebels attacked a joint security... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A senior Afghan National Army (ANA) commander has been wounded during an operation against the insurgents in northern Faryab province, an official said.Gen. Noor Mohammad Hamid, commander of the first brigade of the 209th Shaheen... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): The Taliban have released 11 pro-government volunteers in northern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday. As a result of a well-coordinated attack on Wednesday in Almar district, the rebels killed four policemen and abducted... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Eleven armed rebels, two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and as many civilians were killed as a result of recent clashes that displaced over 600 families in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province, officials said on... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Sixteen insurgents and five Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were killed during a fierce clash in northern Faryab province on Wednesday, officials said. The fighters were killed during an operation in the Qaisar district of the... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): The Pakhtunkot district attorney, his wife and three guards were killed in a Taliban attack in northwestern Faryab province on Tuesday, an official said.The vehicle carrying Arsalan and his spouse along with their bodyguards came... read more
KABUL (PAN): A policeman shot dead his three colleagues in northern Faryab province while two policemen and as many insurgents were killed in southern Helmand, officials said on Monday. The incident in Faryab took place as a result of a dispute... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): The minister of agriculture on Sunday announced a series of uplift projects aimed at providing employment opportunities to former insurgents in northern Faryab province. A survey was being conducting for horticulture, animal... read more
GHAZNI CITY/MAIMANA (PAN): Sixteen youth were killed while harvesting opium poppies in southern Helmand province, officials said on Sunday.The victims hailed from Qarabagh and Aab Band districts of southern Ghazni province, the Qarabagh district... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead two former jihadi commanders in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Friday.Dost Mohammad and Ghulam Sakhi were gunned down Thursday night in the Pakhtunkot district, the district police... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Norwegian ambassador Nils Haugstveit on Wednesday said his country would provide Afghanistan $130 million in aid on an annual basis till 2017 with focus on the country's education system and women's situation.Haugstveit, who arrived... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Three Taliban insurgents were killed in a blast caused by their own explosives in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Saturday.They were planting a roadside bomb in the Qush Kam area of Khwaja Sabz Posh district on... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Flash floods continued to play havoc in northern Faryab province, killing at least seven people, destroying hundreds of homes and sweeping away household animals and crops, officials said on Saturday.Heavy rains led to flooding in... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two people died as several houses were swept away by flash floods that also damaged crops in two districts of northern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.The floods hit Garziwan and Balchiragh districts, destroying dozens of... read more
BAMYAN CITY 9PAN): Doctors and medics at a 100-bed hospital in central Bamyan province on Sunday went on a hunger strike against what they called the sacking of two specialists, officials said. They said Dr. Ramzia Haidari, a gynecologist, and Dr.... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A Taliban commander has joined the peace process along with 49 associates in northern Faryab province, officials said on Wednesday. Hailing from the Telan area of Pashtunkot district, Mardan surrendered to local authorities, Maj. Gen... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A local police commander was shot dead by his bodyguards who later joined the insurgents in northern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.The shooting took place late on Sunday in the Khwaja Kanti area of Qaisar district, Abdul... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (PAN): District head of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) was killed along with a trader in a road accident in northern Faryab province, while a woman police officer was shot dead by her brother in Jawzjan... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): The governor of northern Faryab province on Thursday accused the local authorities of illegally distributing governmental land to people of his choice, leaving few plots for offices. Governor Mohammadullah Batash, addressing a... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Revenue of Aqina dry port in northern Faryab province rose to over two billion afghanis ($37.35 million) this last solar year that ended on March 21, registering a sharp increase over the previous year, an official said on Thursday.In... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief, his three security guards and a policeman were killed during a clash in northern Faryab province, officials said on Thursday. Identified as Mullah Khairullah, the Taliban chief for Qarghan... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): At least two people were killed and six others injured when a passenger vehicle hit a roadside bomb in northern Faryab province, officials said on Monday. The explosion blew up a Corolla car in Khwaja Sabzposh district at 7:30am,... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): One suspected militant was killed and two others were wounded by a bomb they were planting beneath a bridge in northern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.The blast happened in the Chahar Shanba area of Ghormach district... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Three militants were killed during a security operation by Afghan security forces in northern Faryab province on Sunday, an official said.Another three rebels were injured in the early morning operation in the Quram Qul district,... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): One policeman, two militants and a contractor with the Afghan National Army (ANA) were killed in separate incidents in northern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday.The policeman was killed in a clash in Qaram Qul district,... read more
 MAIMANA (PAN): The Shirin Tagab district legal officer was killed during an explosion and a driver shot dead in northern Faryab province, officials said on Monday.The blast took place at 9am when the regal officer, Safar Mohammad, came out of... read more
 MAIMANA (PAN): The Shirin Tagab district legal officer was killed during an explosion and a driver shot dead in northern Faryab province, officials said on Monday.The blast took place at 9am when the regal officer, Safar Mohammad, came out of... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): (PAN): A policeman and a rebel were killed during a clash in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province on Friday, an official said.The firefight erupted in Chichakto area around noon, provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Nabi Jan... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Taliban insurgents fired rockets into homes of Noorzai tribesmen in northern Faryab province, killing two inmates and injuring four others, including women and children, an elder and officials said on Monday.The incident in Qaisar... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Minister of Commerce and Industries Anwarul Haq Ahadi on Saturday allocated $6 million (313 million afs) for the construction of an industrial park at the Aqina Port in northern Faryab province, an official said.The park would involve... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Four people were killed and another 10 suffered wounds when a suspected bomb went off at a food outlet in the Khwaja Sabzposh district of northern Faryab province on Tuesday, officials said.The explosive had been placed beneath a... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Doctors at the Afghan-Turk Hospital in northern Faryab province on Sunday stopped seeing patients following police misbehaved with some of their colleagues.Dr. Ghulam Yehya Faiz, one of the protesting doctors at the 100-bed hospital,... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Eight militants were killed during clashes with Afghan security personnel in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Tuesday.Five of the insurgents were killed in Konjak area of Qaisar district and three others during a... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A director of the mines department was abducted along with two of his subordinates and their driver killed in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Wednesday.Eng. Shah Wali was kidnapped in the Quram Qul district on his... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): One rebel was killed and two others injured during a clash with police in the Almar district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.The militants attacked police check-posts in district on Friday afternoon, but they... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Four employees of a non-governmental organisation were kidnapped by gunmen in northern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday.Three teachers and a driver of the Coordination of Humanitarian Organization (CHA) were abducted in the... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI/ MAIMANA (PAN): Six militants, including a commander, were captured in the northern provinces of Baghlan and Faryab, an official said on Tuesday.Four fighters were detained with weapons on Monday night during a raid on a house by the... read more
 FARAH CITY/MAIMANA (PAN): Three policemen have been killed in two separate incidents in western Farah and northern Faryab provinces, officials said on Monday.A policeman was killed and a second wounded at 10:30 am when two motorcyclists opened... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A policeman was killed after a group of insurgents attacked a vehicular convoy carrying the governor of northern Faryab province, officials said on Thursday.The gun attack took place on Wednesday evening when the motorcade of... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Four militants and a policeman were killed during clashes in northern Faryab province on Wednesday, official said.During the gunbattles in Pashtunkot, Garziwal and Dawlatabad districts, three policemen, two militants and a civilian... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Three people were killed and four others wounded during a tribal clash in the Ghormach district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.Musazai tribesmen of Bala Murgab district clashed with members of the Galikhel... read more
MAIMANA/ KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Two militants were killed and several others captured alive in separate incidents in northern Faryab and Kunduz provinces, an official said on Monday.The insurgents were killed and a civilian injured during a four-hour... read more
 JALALABAD/MAIMANA (PAN): Five people were killed two separate security incidents in eastern Nangarhar and northern Faryab provinces, officials said on Sunday.A child, a driver and his assistant were killed in a militant attack on a logistic... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Three children, including an infant, were killed as result of a blaze in Maimana, the capital of northern Faryab province, an official said on Thursday.This incident took place in third police district on Wednesday night, when a house... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Five Taliban militants were killed, including a civilian, in Ghalbala area of Almar district in northern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.Spokesman of the 209 Shaheen corps Maj Mohammad Raza told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A Bangladeshi engineer who was kidnapped by Taliban militants had been freed in northern Faryab province, an official said.The Afghan National Army (ANA) team which conducted a rescue operation on Saturday found the victim, Rafiq-ul-... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Three fighters, including a key member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan involved in the massive bombing of a mosque, were killed in the northern province of Faryab.The militants were killed in an airstrike carried out by the... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed and six others, including brother of a shadow governor, were wounded in northern Faryab province, a military official said on Monday.The two-day operation was conducted in Mato and Chalgazi areas of... read more
KUNDUZ/MAIMANA (PAN): A key Taliban commander was among four people detained during operations in northern Faryab and Kunduz provinces, an official said on Thursday. In Faryab, two insurgents were arrested from a house in the Tovachi village of... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): More than six Afghan National Police (ANP) officials were poisoned in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province, authorities said on Wednesday.Ahmad Jawed Baidar, the governor's spokesman, said the policemen felt dizzy and... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): An ex-commander of the Junbish-i-Millie party, led by Gen. Dostum, was killed by unidentified gunmen in the Pashtunkot district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Wednesday.Three gun men shot dead Amanullah Palawan in... read more
MIAMANA/FARAH CITY (PAN): A rebel commander, who recently renounced the insurgency, was killed in a bomb blast in western Farah province on Tuesday, official said.Mullah Noor Mohammad Jahani, joining the reconciliation programme some time ago, was... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Forty-three militants were killed, wounded and captured during an Afghan-led operation in northern Faryab province, an official said Monday.The offensive -- codenamed Tolo-i-Khurshid (Sunrise), was conducted by the Afghan National... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Five suspects were arrested in connection with the killing of a religious scholar in Maimana, the capital of northern Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.Maulvi Bismillah Haqyar, the head of a seminary and prayer leader at... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Afghan security forces killed five Taliban militants during clashes in the northern province of Faryab.Three fighters were eliminated on Tuesday evening after they stormed a checkpoint in Halwa Khor area of Pakhtun Kot district, Syed... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday visited the northern province of Faryab that was jolted by a bloody suicide attack on Friday and expressed condolences to bereaving families. Karzai denounced the attack outside a... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A former rebel leader who surrendered to the authorities was killed and an influential figure injured in two separate incidents in northern Faryab province, an official said on Friday. Syed Amir was shot dead by two motorcyclists... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Forty-one people died and 56 others were injured in Friday's powerful suicide attack outside a mosque in Maimana City, capital of northern Faryab province, the ministry of public health announced Saturday.  Security personnel,... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A Taliban-designated governor was killed along with 25 rebels during a clash with security personnel in northern Faryab province, officials said on Wednesday.Governor Mohammadullah Batash said the Taliban took control of the Mian Dara... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani on Sunday said a major natural gas reserves had been found in the Andkhoi district of northern Faryab province.  Shahrani, who arrived in the district, said a 75-day survey that was recently... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Unidentified gunmen abducted 10 members of local National Solidarity Programme (NSP) development councils in the northern province of Faryab on Monday afternoon, officials said on Tuesday.The NSP council members, who were carrying 500... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Faryab provincial council member’s brother Monday night, a senior police official said on Tuesday.Two motorcyclists gunned down Hamidullah in Maimana, the provincial capital, the Faryab police chief... read more
MAIMANA/FARAH CITY (PAN): The Taliban abducted four tribal elders, all members of a community development council, in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Monday.The four, including the head, secretary, treasure and a member of the... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): An 18-member rebel group joined the peace process and turned in 17 AK-47s and a machinegun to authorities in the Balcheragh district of northern Faryab province on Sunday.Mullah Mohammad Arif, who led the insurgent group, told Pajhwok... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): The security responsibility for northern Faryab province transitioned from Norwegian forces to their Afghan counterparts on Wednesday, as part of the third phase of the switch, officials said.A ceremony marking the security transfer... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): The Taliban on Wednesday shot dead an influential figure, hours after kidnapping him in the Shireen Tagab district of Faryab province, an official said.Ghayas Arab, a pro-government tribal elder from Qara Sheikhi area, was kidnapped... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military base worth id="mce_marker"00 million is being transferred to Afghan forces in northern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday.An agreement in this regard was reached... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Up to 79 inmates were released from the central jail and prison terms of 60 others reduced in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Monday.A dozen militants, three women and three children were among the people freed in... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two motorcyclists attacked the residence of Samangan Governor Khairullah Anosh, killing one of his guards and injuring another in the Andkhoi district of northern Faryab province on Tuesday.One of the attackers was also injured in... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Amid declining mother-child mortality rate, a 50-bed maternity hospital is being reconstructed at a cost of more than $1 million in northern Faryab province, officials said on Wednesday.Construction work on the hospital had been... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Fifteen people were killed and seven others injured in a new wave of violence in the country's northwest over the past 24 hours, officials said on Monday.In northern Faryab, armed militants riding motorcycles attacked two villages... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Hundreds of people on Saturday staged a rally in Maimana, the capital of northern Faryab province, condemning target killings of influential figures and former jihadi leaders.More than a hundred people, including ex-jihadi commanders... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A commander was among 18 local policemen who joined the Taliban in the Pashtonkot district of northern Faryab province, the rebels claimed on Thursday, but police said the surrendering men were members of an illegal armed group.A... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): In an apparent incident of personal enmity, gunmen opened fire at people offering prayers in a mosque in northern Faryab province, killing five, officials and residents said on Saturday.A sixth person was injured after two attackers... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Four people were killed and as many others wounded when a car overturned in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Saturday.The incident took place late on Friday night when a vehicle travelling from Maimana to Sherin... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A newly-built bridge, benefiting more than 30,000 people, was inaugurated in the Daulatabad district of northern Faryab province on Thursday, an official said.  Built on a river in Shashpur area, the facility is 15 metres long... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Construction work on the Sitara High School building was launched in Maimana, the capital of northern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.Residents are funding the girls’ school that would cost $142,000 (7.3 million afs) and... read more
KABUL /MAIMANA (PAN): The Ministry of Interior on Thursday claimed that 24 militants were killed during a day-long security opearations in different parts of the country, while eight civilians killed in a roadside bombing in northern... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Eleven people were killed and 22 others wounded after a fire broke out in a shop in northern Faryab province, officials said on Wednesday.A gas cylinder exploded at about 9am inside a shop that sells gas and oil in Gul Qudagh bazaar... read more
FARYAB (PAN): Ten armed insurgents were killed during a clash with security forces in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province, officials said on Monday.The clash took place on Monday morning in the district, where more than hundred Pakistani... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Taliban fighters torched two trucks carrying food stuff for the World Food Programme (WFP) and killed one their drivers in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Tuesday.The incident occurred on Tuesday morning in the... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) office head survived a gun attack that wounded another employee of the agency injured in northern Faryab province on Sunday, authorities said.The incident took place in a health clinic in... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed during a rare public uprising in the Almar district of northern Faryab province, local officials and residents claimed on Saturday.Late on Friday, the rebels tried to attack security forces in Qarayi... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two suspected militants, including an injured burqa-clad Taliban insurgent, who tried to hide among women, were detained in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Sunday.Maulvi Wahid was detained during Sunday’s raid in... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Taliban militants eliminated a local policeman’s family in the northern province of Faryab, official said on Saturday. On Friday night, militants entered Mohammad Saleem Mirab’s house in the Dong Qala village of Almar district,... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A 10-member rebel group joined the peace process in northern Faryab province, where they united with the reconciliation efforts that had now lured 170 ex-militants, an official said.Led by Mullah Mohammad Sharif, the rebels were... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Sixteen people were washed away and hundreds of livestock killed by floods in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Thursday.The floods hit Dalbi and Qoraye villages of Almar district on Wednesday evening, when the 16... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): An intelligence officer for the Qaram Qul district of northern Faryab province was shot dead by the Taliban on Tuesday, local authorities said.  The murder took place at around 1pm, deputy police chief, Col. Baryalai Parwani,... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): A 20-bed hospital benefitting thousands of families was inaugurated in the Almar district of northern Faryab province on Monday, officials said.Funded by the counternarcotics ministry, the single-storey hospital was completed at a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Twenty-six Taliban militants were killed, one injured and eight others detained during separate security operations over the past 24 hours in different provinces, the Interior Ministry said.A statement from the ministry said the search... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and a policeman injured during anti-poppy drive in northern Faryab province, and people allege the campaign was harming civilians, an official said on Saturday.The anti-poppy drive... read more
MAIMANA (PAN): Two policemen were injured in a suicide bombing in the northern province of Faryab on Saturday, officials said.The incident took place at 8:30am when a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosive vest in the Chilgazi bazaar of... read more

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