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FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Of the 36 captives they had kidnapped during the siege of Yamgan district in northeastern Badakhshan province, Taliban have released 23 policemen, an official said on Sunday.The captives had sought refuge in a cave in the... read more
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.The incident took place in Laka Khel area, the governor's spokesman... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen set fire to a high school in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Thursday.The incident took place at around 10 pm on Wednesday in the Malang Aab village of the Baharak district, the district... read more
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.The five people,... read more
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.Provincial operational... read more
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.The Nazir Marya Private Construction Company, responsible for the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Construction work on a 75-kilomentre road was launched in northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday, officials said.The 5-metre wide road that connects Maimi and Shaghnan districts is being constructed at a cost of $15 million by... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Ninety-eight insurgents joined the government-initiated reconciliation programme in western Ghor and northeastern Badakhshan provinces on Wednesday, officials said.Led by Mullah Murtaza and Mullah Mustafa, 36 rebels joined the... read more
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.Abdul Khaliq Yusufzai, a member of a... read more
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.The Gharib village is at the risk of further landslides,... read more
FIAZABAD (PAN): Twenty one bodies were retrieved from a fatal avalanche by residents and rescuers in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday.A massive snow avalanche hit the Ark village of Wakhan district on March 21. At least... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and hundreds of domestic animals perished as heavy snow avalanches swept away 25 houses in the Kofab district of northern Badakhshan province, the scene of several such incidents this winter, officials said on... read more
KABUL/FAIZABAD (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members, representing northern Badakhshan province, on Wednesday said that hundreds of people remained buried under heavy snow after a massive avalanche killed at least 44 people in the rugged mountainous... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Forty families are under threat of landslides in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Wednesday.  Up to 130 homes built in the Tragni village at the foot of mountains in the 3rd police... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The death toll among children from phenomena has reached 22 in the Yawan district of northwestern Badakhshan province, where 15 people were buried under snow avalanches, officials said on Wednesday.A dozen more children have died of... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Ten children have died of pneumonia and 200 livestock perished as a result of a fodder shortage in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday.Over the past three days, the children were killed in the Dorang area of... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A large quantity of weapons and ammunitions were seized during an operation in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.The operation was conducted by Afghan security personnel in Ordowj, Germ, Orgu and Kashm... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Asphalting of a five-kilometre road was completed by locals in the Tishkan district of northern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday.Muhammad Azim Musavi, the town’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News residents of... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Ten children have lost their lives to pneumonia in the Raghistan district of remote northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.A health team of Care of Afghan Families (CAF) had been sent to the Bashan village to... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Farmers in remote northeastern Badakhshan province are shifting their herds to the north as a result of a shortage of forage and subsequent deaths of a large number of animals.Hundreds of livestock die daily because of years of... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Avalanches killed four people and injured eight others in the rugged northeastern province of Badakhshan, an official said on Sunday.The first avalanche, triggered by days of snowfall, hit the Khonilar village of Raghistan district,... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The death toll from avalanches, triggered by heavy snowfall, has increased to 28 in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.Four more avalanches have hit the province since Tuesday, causing financial and life... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Officials in eastern Nuristan province on Monday said six Taliban fighters were killed and as many detained during a five-hour joint operation by Afghan and foreign soldiers.The six militants killed in Kama area of Kamdesh district... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Northeastern Badakhshan province's custom revenue increased by 59 percent during the last eight months of the current Afghan year that started on March 21, officials said on Sunday.The ministry had projected the income for the year... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Counternarcotics Minister on Saturday said poppy crops grown over about 1,279 hectares of land in two districts of northeastern Badakhshan province were yet to be eradicated.Zrar Ahmad Muqbil, during a visit to the mountainous... read more
FAIZABAN (PAN): Heavy snowfall threatened the lives of dozens of shepherds in the Arghanchkhwa district of remote northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday.The herders have been trapped over the past two days along with 3,000 cattle... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Four people, including two foreigners, were detained with more than a thousand bottles of alcoholic beverages in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.  Up to 1,030 bottles of banned beverages were... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Government forces claimed on Wednesday killing 23 militants during operations in the Kishm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the Taliban acknowledged losing only nine fighters.The operations in Khambak village by the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A heroin laboratory was destroyed and drugs and chemicals were sized by counter-narcotics police in northern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday.The operation in the Gandum Qul village of Kasham district was launched at... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Heavy flooding in northern Takhar province has destroyed over 3,000 homes, killed dozens of livestock and cut off transport between nine districts, officials said on Friday.Residents whose houses were destroyed have taken refuge in... read more