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    Jawzjan children run for combating poverty

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): In an attempt to alleviate poverty, Save the Children sponsored a race involving children in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province.

    Security and Crime

    4 bankers rescued from kidnappers

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Police rescued four bankers from kidnappers in northern Jawzjan province on Saturday, but the branch manager is still in his captors’ custody.

    SHEBERGHAN, Oct 15, 2014: An outside view of the pottery workshops where soil made pots selling in northern Jawozjan province.

    SHEBERGHAN, Oct 11, 2014: Two Pakistani engineers of a road construction company (Baland Tabar) are being posed for a picture after their release from Taliban custody in northern Jawzjan province.

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    2 kidnapped Pakistani engineers rescued

    SHIBREGHAN (Pajhwok): Two militants, including a Pakistani, and a policeman were killed during a clash in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday, when two abducted Pakistani engineers were rescued from their captors.

    Business & Economics

    Oldest dry port being revived in Jawzjan

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The new government plans to revive a defunct dry port once a busy transit trade route between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in northern Jawzjan province, with local officials hoping the revival would help increase oil imports and reduce prices.

    Security and Crime

    17 insurgents killed in gunbattle, explosion

    SHIBERGHAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Seventeen insurgents, including a shadow district chief, were killed and 15 others wounded during a clash and an explosion in northern parts of the country, officials said on Thursday.

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    Jawzjan inmates end hunger strike

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Protesting inmates in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday called off their days-long hunger strike after assurances that a presidential decree granting them freedom would be enforced transparently.

    SHEBERGHAN, Sept 22, 2014: Four alleged thieves are being posed for media people along with captured weapons from them in northern Sheberghan province.

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    5 ANA soldiers, influential individual killed

    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.