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    Soviet era mine kills 3 Kapisa kids

    MAHMOODRAQI (PAN): Three children were killed when an explosive device they were playing with went off in the Alasai district of central Kapisa province on Monday, officials said.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Gunmen torch school in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen set fire to a high school in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    5 aid workers abducted in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (PAN): Five employees, including two foreign women, of the Switzerland-based emergency relief and rehabilitation organisation, Medair, were abducted in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    ANA soldier, 5 militants killed in Badakhshan clash

    FAIZABAD (PAN): Five Taliban militants, including their commander, and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier were killed during a clash in the Wurdoj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Business & Economics

    Afghan firm cries foul over US contract

    FAIZABAD (PAN):  An Afghan construction company alleged that a US firm failed to comply with its contract over building project and have been sidelined without proper notice.



    Reconstruction

    Work on key road launched in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (PAN): Construction work on a 75-kilomentre road was launched in northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    98 rebels lay down arms

    CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Ninety-eight insurgents joined the government-initiated reconciliation programme in western Ghor and northeastern Badakhshan provinces on Wednesday, officials said.



    Education

    Residents donate land to edu institute

    FAIZABAD (PAN): Residents of the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province have donated 10 acres of land to a newly-established education institute that was inaugurated on Wednesday, officials said.



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    Landslides displace 123 Badakhshan families

    FAIZABAD (PAN): At least 123 families have been displaced by landslides as heavy snow started melting in the Zibak district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Wednesday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    21 bodies retrieved in avalanche-hit village

    FIAZABAD (PAN): Twenty one bodies were retrieved from a fatal avalanche by residents and rescuers in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday.