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KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Ten civilians were killed and seven others were wounded when dozens of members of an illegal armed group opened fire on villagers in northern Kunduz province on Sunday morning, the governor said.The gunmen attacked civilians for... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/LASHKARGAH (PAN): A local police commander was among three people killed in an insurgent attack in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Wednesday.Commander Juma Gul and one of his guards were killed when a group of armed... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Five women were crushed to death by a speedy car in the provincial capital of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.A sixth woman was wounded in the freak accident that took place in the first police district of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A district mayor and a local peace negotiator were among five people killed during a roadside bombing in northern Takhar province on Monday.The blast occurred on the Ashkmash-Taloqan road at about 9am, when the officials’ vehicle... read more
KUNDUZ (PAN): A newly-graveled road, benefitting more than 1,000 families, was on Wednesday inaugurated in the Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province, an official said.Having seven-kilometre length and six-metre width, the road linked... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Two children were killed and a third wounded during an explosion in northern Kunduz province on Monday evening, an official said.The warhead blast happened in Nawabad village on the outskirts of Kunduz City, the provincial capital... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): After the transfer of security control to Afghan forces in northern Kunduz province, foreign troops are focusing on boosting the civil sector, a coalition commander said on Monday.The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A senior official said on Thursday 130 people were rescued and evacuated to safer places after three days of flooding in the Ishkamish district of northern Takhar province.Dozens of houses, hundreds of acres of farmland and roads... read more
KABUL (PAN): A Taliban military official in charge of northern Kunduz province was killed, along with his four fighters, during a joint operation by Afghan and international soldiers, local officials said on Sunday.Security forces targeted a... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): The Ministry of Counternarcotics on Thursday said more than 95 tonnes of heroine were annually smuggled into central Asian countries from northern Afghan provinces.Of the drugs, nine tonnes are transferred through borders in... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A teenage girl in the northern province of Kunduz on Thursday claimed a local policeman raped her and held her captive for several days.A group of policemen, led by Commander Mohammad Ishaaq Nizami, forcibly entered her house and... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A multitude of auto-rickshaws, which cause air and noise pollution, have made routine life miserable for dwellers of Kunduz City, the capital of northern Kunduz province, officials and residents complained on Wednesday.In the city... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A civilian was killed and two policemen were injured in a bomb explosion in the Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province on Saturday, an official said.The blast took place in the Eidgah area, four kilometer from the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Some residents are concerned about the security transfer to Afghan forces in northern Kunduz province, the transition commission head said on Wednesday.Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai told reporters locals had voiced their concerns over... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) leader was arrested and one of his accomplices killed during an operation in northern Kunduz province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Tuesday.A joint Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): Police discovered an explosives-packed car in northern Kunduz province on Monday, hours before an anti-Quran burning protest was staged, officials said on Monday.The Ministry of Interior in Kabul said terrorists wanted to cause... read more
KABUL (PAN): In a bid to create a law and order situation, militants penetrated Saturday’s protests over the alleged burning of the Quran in northern Kunduz province, the governor said on Sunday.Five demonstrators were killed and 57 injured when... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Afghan Quick Reaction Force (QRF) personnel on Thursday embarked on a three-day military exercise with German troops in northern Kunduz province, ahead of taking the lead in night time operations, officials said.Officials and... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Up to 6,000 teachers completed an in-service training course that lasted three years in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Sunday.The World Bank-funded project called “national training programme for in-service teachers”... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Two members of a family were killed and three others wounded when a bomb hidden in their house heater went off in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Sunday.The incident took place in the Janat Baz village of... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Ten tribal figures were among 20 people killed in Sunday's suicide attack in Taloqan, the capital of northern Takhar province, officials said on Monday.The bombing, which also killed Matlab Baig, a member of the Wolesi Jirga from... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Germany's Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Wednesday met with soldiers from his country during a surprise visit to northern Kunduz province, an official said. He discussed the current security situation in Kuduz with... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Five members of a family were attacked with acid by gunmen after they entered a house in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.  The incident happened three days ago in the Bolk-i-Bala area in the 4th police... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Seventy-one vocational training programmes and reconstruction projects, benefiting more than 15,000 families, were completed in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Monday.The reconstruction schemes included the pavement of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Farmers in northern Kunduz province have been provided with saffron seeds to convince them to give up cultivation of poppy, an official said on Monday.Agriculture Director Azizullah Aimaq said his department had imported and... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): About 25 civilians have been killed and 63 others injured in violence-related incidents in northern Kunduz province over the past three months, officials said on Wednesday.The casualties were inflicted on civilians in roadside... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A commander was among four Taliban fighters killed while a drone of the international troops crashed in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Saturday.Commander Qari Shafiq was killed along with his three fighters... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three border policemen and a militant commander were killed and two insurgents wounded during an attack in the northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday.The Taliban assault on police commander Juma Khan triggered a... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/TALOQAN (PAN): Hundreds of university students in northern Kunduz and Takhar provinces protested on Monday against the assassination of former president, Burhanuddin Rabbani, officials said.The high peace council chairman was killed and... read more
GARDEZ (PAN): Five insurgents were killed and a sixth wounded during an overnight operation by NATO-led soldiers in the southeastern province of Paktia, an official said on Sunday.Afghan forces did not participate in their operation in Daulatzai... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): At least five civilians, including three minors, were killed in a roadside explosion in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Sunday.The overnight incident occurred when a civilian car struck a roadside bomb in the Wakil... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A commander of the newly-established special security force was killed in a roadside bombing in the Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province, officials said on Saturday.Commander Mohammad Akbar was killed on Friday night in a... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): An international soldier with the German Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) was injured in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province on Thursday.International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops were on a patrol in the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A teenage suicide bomber was detained before he could accomplish his plan in northern Kunduz province, security officials said on Sunday. The 15 year-old was arrested on Saturday with an explosives-filled suicide vest from a house... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A commander and his bodyguard of the newly established special security force were killed in a roadside bombing and a bomb planter was arrested in the Char Dara district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday.... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed and three others injured during a clash with a joint Afghan-international security force in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday. The clash erupted after a group of insurgents... read more
Wahidullah KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Nearly 7,000 families would benefit from 32 welfare projects in two districts and the capital of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday. The projects included roads, bridges, drinking water reservoirs,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have disarmed some illegal armed people and destroyed their checkpoints in the northern province of Kunduz, an official said on Sunday. The weapons, including mortars, machineguns and... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A security force, jointly established by Afghan and ISAF soldiers, has been working successfully in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Wednesday. About 150 workers of the security force were deployed in Aliabad district... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Four security guards were killed and 10 others, including civilians, injured when three suicide attackers stormed a private security company’s guesthouse at around 4 am on Tuesday in the northrern province of Kunduz,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): As many as 4,000 illegal armed men, who are allegedly harassing residents and creating security problems in northern Kunduz province, will be disarmed, an official said on Monday. The gunmen, introducing themselves as tribal... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A 10-year-old girl was killed when a passenger van collided with a military vehicle of German troops in Kunduz City, the capital of northern Kunduz province, police said on Friday. Seven people were injured in the collision that... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): An influential person has been abducted by unidentified gunmen in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday. Haji Abdul Aziz, the father of Rayees Abdul Baqi, a renowned businessman, was kidnapped on Tuesday morning... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Local police in the northern province of Kunduz have criticized the government for failing to pay their salaries for the past three months. They are threatening to quit. Three months ago in the province’s Chardara district... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN):  People from the Qala Zal district of northern Kunduz province complain of the cruelty of a Taliban commander who recently surrendered to the government. Commander Bahro surrendered along with two of his fighters last month... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A member of the High Council for Peace in the northern Kunduz province on Sunday alleged that tribal militiamen were threatening Taliban fighters who joined the peace process. A large number of Taliban fighters in this northern... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three civilians were killed and nearly a dozen others injured in a suicide bombing in the northern province of Kunduz on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said. The bomber detonated his explosives when a convoy of foreign troops... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three civilians were killed and 11 others injured in a suicide bombing on Sunday in the northern province of Kunduz, according to Interior Ministry. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives at 9:10 am as an International... read more
KUNDUZ CITY(PAN): First Vice-President Mohammad Qasim Fahim on Tuesday said the terrorist attack that killed senior security officials in northern Takhar province would not deter the government's resolve to take the fight to Taliban. The Pamir... read more
KABUL (PAN): This week's massive blast at the Takhar governor's compound was caused by explosives placed at entrance, not by a suicide bomber, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Monday. A joint team of NDS and Ministry of... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Slain police commander Gen. Daud Daud was laid to rest in his native Farkhar district and Takhar police chief Brig. Gen. Shah Jehan Noori in Taloqan city on Sunday. Among others, Interior Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi, opposition... read more
KABUL (PAN): The government had prior information regarding the suicide attack on his office in Taloqan, the capital of northern Takhar province, the governor said on Sunday. They had received an intelligence tip about the attack and the bomber... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A new counterinsurgency operation, codenamed Omaid (Hope), has been launched to drive insurgents from northern Kunduz province, a military official said on Saturday. "The target is to flush out Taliban from areas where they... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A NATO-led soldier from Germany was killed in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province, a local official said on Thursday. The incident took place in Chardara district where an ISAF patrol vehicle hit a roadside bomb, the... read more
KUNDUZ (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a woman and her baby in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said on Thursday. Hafiza, 31, was gunned down along with her one year old son inside her house in the first police district of Kunduz... read more
KUNDUZCITY(PAN): Another surrendering Taliban commander was killed by his former comrades in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday. The former Taliban commander, Gulistan, who joined the peace process along with his 10 fighters... read more
KUNDUZCITY(PAN): Taliban fighters who had joined the peace process in northern Kunduz province on Thursday urged the government to take measures for their security, after the killing of several surrendering insurgents at the hands of their former... read more
KUNDUZCITY(PAN): Taliban insurgents shot dead a former colleague who had recently surrendered to the authorities in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Monday. Maulvi Mohammad Nabi, the former Taliban commander, was killed along with his... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Taliban insurgents killed a commander who recently surrendered to the authorities in the northern province of Kunduz, an official said on Monday. Mohammad Omar was killed along with his nephew in Nahr-i-Kuhna village of Dasht-i-... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Six passengers were killed and a seventh wounded in traffic accident in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. The casualties happened on Saturday evening when a car ploughed into a truck in the Imam Sahib district... read more
KUNDUZCITY(PAN): The deputy governor of Kunduz said on Saturday his guards had found a huge bomb planted beneath a culvert in front of his residence. Hamidullah Danishi said a possible attempt on his life was thwarted when the guards saw the remote... read more
KUNDUZCITY(PAN): Kunduz won a traditional wresting event, marking the Mujahideen Victory Day, beating Takhar, officials said on Saturday. The game was arranged on Friday by the provincial wrestling federation at the Kunduz municipality ground.... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A Taliban commander was detained during an International Security Assistance (ISAF) operation in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. The predawn raid was conducted in the Katakhel area on the outskirts of Kunduz... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A Taliban commander was detained during an International Security Assistance (ISAF) operation in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. The predawn raid was conducted in the Katakhel area on the outskirts of Kunduz... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Asphalting of a 1.5 kilometres road, a $800,000 (36.4 million afghanis) project, began in northern Kunduz province on Saturday, an official said. The German-funded project in Khanabad district would be completed in four months,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): One civilian was killed and another wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province on Saturday, officials said. The explosion happened in the Basus district at 7am when a police vehicle was... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Foreign troops captured a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) along with two of his associates during an operation in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday. Qari Bilal was detained at the residence of... read more
KUNDUZCITY (PAN): The Kunduz Municipality revenue increased by more than 15 million afghanis ($325,380) to 41 million afs this last solar year, which ended March 21, an official said on Sunday. Last year's income of the municipality stood at 26... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Farmers in northern Kunduz province are concerned about a looming grasshopper attack on their crops, accusing the authorities concerned of failing to ward off such threats. "Grasshoppers' population is fast growing in... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): More than 600 roadside bombs or improvised explosive devices have been discovered and cleared in last five months in northern Kunduz province, but the threat has not subsided fully yet, officials and residents said on Sunday. The... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Police arrested two suspected militants and as many armed burglars during separate operations in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday. The two alleged burglars were arrested during a raid on a house in Aqtash... read more
KUNDUZCITY(PAN): Police arrested three alleged suicide bombers who had intended to target security forces in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday. The suspects Abdul Sattar, 25, Nadarshah, 15 and Farid Ahmad, 19, residents of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY(PAN): A district police chief on Friday survived a bomb blast that ripped through his vehicle, but one of his security guards was killed and another injured in northern Kunduz province. The Chardara district police chief, Ghulam... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): The Taliban are resorting to suicide attacks and assassinations of government officials because they have been forced out of their sanctuaries in northern Kunduz province, officials said. The Taliban controlled Chardara, Imam... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Residents in northeastern Kunduz province have welcomed the first unit of local police, but the security force say they do not have enough weapons or support to defend the area. Talok, which has been peaceful for two... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Roadside bombs are causing an increasing number of civilian casualties in northern Kunduz province, residents there say. The Taliban used to be active in Dash Archi, Chahar Dara, Imam Sahib, and Gorthipa districts, but last... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Twenty-five inmates, including a woman, were freed from Takhar central jail on Tuesday in compliance with a presidential decree, an official said. On Feb. 15, the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, President Hamid Karzai issued a... read more
KUNDUZCITY(PAN): The number of people killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at an Afghan army recruitment centre in northern Kunduz province has risen to 37, officials said on Tuesday. The attack occurred at around 2pm on Monday at the... read more
KUNDUZCITY (PAN): Thirty-five people were killed and 40 others injured, when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside an Afghan army recruitment centre in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, officials said. The attack occurred at around 2pm,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Two people were killed and 11 others wounded when a speeding flying-coach flipped over in northern Takhar province on Saturday, an official said. The accident happened in Khokh Sai area of Kulfagan district, Takhar Governor Faiz... read more
KUNDUZ CITY(PAN): The 303rd Pamir Zone deputy commander, Ali Razayie, was appointed on Friday as acting police chief for northern Kunduz province, an official said. The provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Syedkheli, was killed along with three... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the information and culture department of northern Kunduz province was inaugurated on Thursday, an official said. The single-storey building was constructed over half acre of land in eight months... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): One woman died and another was injured when soldiers from the NATO-led coalition opened fire in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said. The International Security Assistance Force said it was investigating the incident,... read more
  KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Residents of northern Kunduz province have warned the government that unless tribal militias are reined in, it could pave the way for a return of the Taliban. The militia, also known as Arbakai, have been harassing and... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): The governor of northern Takhar province on Saturday warned foreign troops against nighttime operations, saying such action could spark resistance from residents. The warning comes a week after NATO-led International Security... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief was killed during an operation in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Saturday. The rebel chief for Imam Sahib district, Baz Mohammad, was killed on Friday night as a result of a joint... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A German-funded high school was inaugurated in the northern province of Kunduz, solving problems of 800 students, officials said on Thursday. The building for Sher Khan Dry Port School was constructed in one year at a cost of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A district police chief and his two guards were arrested on Sunday on the suspicion of involvement in drug smuggling in northern Takhar province, officials said. The Dasht Qala district police chief and his guards were held after... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): The death toll from a suicide attack on a district population registration office in northern Kunduz province has risen to 33, officials said on Tuesday. Eighteen people were wounded in the bombing in the Imam Sahib district,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A suicide attacker blew himself up inside a population registration office in northern Kunduz province on Monday, killing 26 people and wounding many others, officials said. The attack happened at 12pm inside a registration... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Security forces discovered depot of explosives and weapons in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Saturday. The dump included 90 mortar shells, 80 warheads, four anti-vehicle mines and a large quantity of ammunitions,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY(PAN): A major militant training centre was destroyed by Afghan and foreign troops during a joint operation in northern Takhar province, an official said on Friday. The operation was carried out Thursday night in the Mominabad village of... read more

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