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 SARIPOL CITY (PAN): Some 13,000 families would benefit from 84 welfare projects in northern Saripol province, official said on Thursday.Costing 123 million Afghanis, these projects include three clinics, social centers, irrigation water dam,... read more
SAR-I-PUL/MEHTARLAM (PAN): More than a dozen insurgents and three Afghan soldiers were killed in joint operations and an explosion in eastern Laghman and northern Sar-i-Pul provinces, officials said on Saturday.Eight fighters, including two... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): A former jihadi commander was shot dead as a result of an ambush in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said on Friday.Rahimullah was mistakenly killed by local residents on Thursday night, the acting provincial... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Gunmen abducted and killed three people in connection with the murder of a powerful individual in the Kohistan district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, the governor said on Sunday.Abdul Jabar Haqbin told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Gunmen abducted and killed three people in connection with the murder of a powerful individual in the Kohistan district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, the governor said on Sunday.Abdul Jabar Haqbin told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A blaze at the governor’s house in northern Sar-i-Pul province on Tuesday partially burnt files, computers and furniture, a resident said.Giving an eyewitness account, he said the fire erupted at 9.30am and raged for two hours. Six... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the teachers’ training college was inaugurated in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul on Wednesday, officials said.The German-funded project, executed on 17.5 acres of land at a cost of $1.5 million,... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): The construction of a new National Directorate of Security (NDS) office in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, started with the laying of the foundation stone on Saturday.The double-storey building would be constructed at a cost of... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Six reconstruction projects, benefiting more than 2,000 families, were inaugurated in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Thursday.The infrastructure projects include a school building, three community centres, a 160-... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A Chinese firm on Sunday launched exploration work on an oil and gas field at the Amu River’s basin in northern Sar-i-Pul province in presence of high-ranking Afghan officials.Chinese state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): More than 100 students of Imam Yahya girls’ high school were poisoned on Saturday in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said. Over 100 students from the school were taken to the Sar-i-Pul Civil Hospital after the... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Five people were killed and 31 others wounded during a daring jailbreak that led to the escape of dozens of prisoners in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Friday.The jailbreak followed a powerful bomb blast inside... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Unable to cope with regular physical abuses by her step family, a teenage girl committed suicide  in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said on Thursday. Farzana, a motherless girl, committed suicide on Wednesday... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Four mine planters were killed after the explosives they were trying to plant went off prematurely in the Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Thursday.The four were killed in the Kala Khana... read more
SAR-I-PUL/SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Nineteen people were killed, 25 injured and 60 others reported missing after heavy floods ravaged northern Sar-i-Pul and Jawzjan provinces.Officials said on Sunday said that hundreds of houses were also washed away. The... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Four people were killed, five others wounded and hundreds of acres of cropped land washed away by floods in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul on Thursday.Nearly 200 houses were damaged due to the flooding caused by a hailstorm in... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Interior Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Monday warned of sacking the police officials involved in corruption.During a visit to northern Sar-i-Pul province, the minister said his objective was to assess the security... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): At least 28 villagers lost their lives and four others went missing after heavy floods hit a wedding party in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said on Monday.The overnight floods washed away the people attending the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): More than 500 former fighters who joined the government-initiated peace process would be provided vocational training in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Thursday.Family members of the ex-rebels could also join the... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Residents of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Sunday said a dramatic upsurge in insurgent activity had shattered their hopes for an improvement in security after hundreds of militants joined the peace process.Mohammad Amin, a... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): A secretary to the former Sar-i-Pul governor has been arrested on the charge of firing at demonstrators during a rally two months ago, officials said on Wednesday.Participants of the rally on Feb. 5 asked the then governor,... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): The provincial council, accusing the Department of Martyrs and Disabled Affairs of corruption, on Tuesday asked the ministry concerned to investigate documents of martyrs’ relatives and people with disabilities.The department,... read more
SAR-I-PUL/CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Residents of the Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province have suffered heavy financial losses, officials said on Sunday.  The overnight flooding washed away thousands of acres of cropped land, acting... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Residents of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Sunday warned of staging a series of protests if the governor, currently in Kabul, returned to his office.Several protests had been held against Governor Syed Anwar Rahmati over the past... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A woman and her child died as a result of severe cold in the Balkhab district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Wednesday.  The victims died due to on their way to Mazar-i-Sharif for medical treatment, Balkhab... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): During a visit to the northern province, a parliamentary delegation on Sunday promised the replacement of the Sar-i-Pul  governor. Residents protested against the official in December.On February 5, an angry mob set ablaze... read more
SAR-I-Pul (PAN): An angry mob set ablaze some rooms of the governor’s office in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul on Sunday after a protest turned violent, witnesses said. The protesting people were demanding action against the governor’s guards... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): An angry mob set ablaze some rooms of the governor’s office in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul on Sunday after a protest turned violent, witnesses said. The protesting people were demanding action against the governor’s guards... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): US soldiers shot dead a newly-hired Afghan guard in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, local officials said on Saturday.Abdul Rahim, the guard, was killed by US soldiers late on Friday night, after he was observed aiming his gun at... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): The Taliban kidnapped three employees, including two engineers, of a private telecommunication company in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Thursday.The Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) workers were... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Heavy snowfall has blocked a highway connecting the Balkh Aab district with Sar-i-Pul, the capital of northern Sari-i-Pul province, leaving stranded six trucks laden with relief items over the past two weeks, residents said on... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Up to 500 sheep were killed as a result of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in the Sancharak district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Monday.The incident happened in the Aab Kalan area, where the animals... read more
SAR-I-PUL/PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Two rebel groups joined the peace process in northern Sar-i-Pul and Baghlan provinces on Saturday, officials said.Eight militants, lead by Mullah Hayatullah, surrendered in the Booq Aabi area of the provincial capital,... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): More than 300 kilometres of rural roads have been constructed over the past nine months in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Wednesday.Costing $20 million, the projects were implemented in 220 villages under the Work... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter made a precautionary landing in northern Sar-i-Pul province, NATO and Afghan officials said on Friday.The chopper went down due to technical problems in the Pusht Bagh... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): The Taliban kidnapped an intelligence official and a civilian in Sar-i-Pul city, the capital of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Monday.The National Directorate of Security (NDS) official, Inayatullah, went missing... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Hundreds of people on Sunday rallied against the governor in northern Sar-i-Pul province, asking him to resign after his guard sexually abused a woman.More than 2,000 people attended the rally in Sari-i-Pul city against what they... read more
KABUL (PAN): About 66 local policemen completed a training course and joined a US-funded force, raising its strength to 300, in the Sayad district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Sunday.  The men received basic training in... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A district police chief and a passer-by were wounded in a roadside bombing in northern Sar-i-Pul province on Friday, an official said.Sancharak district police head, Abdul Hakim, was injured in the blast on the way from his... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Violence against women soared in northern Sari-i-Pul province this year when 148 cases were registered, compared to 87 last year, showing a 70 percent increase, an official said on Thursday.There has been a sharp rise in incidents... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Heavy snowfall has blocked a road connecting the Balkhab district to the provincial capital of northern Sar-i-Pul province over the past one week, residents and officials said on Tuesday.  Mohammad Reza, a resident of Balkhab... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Five civilians, including two women and a child, were killed and three others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Saturday.The incident happened late on Friday... read more
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department was inaugurated in northwestern Badghis province on Wednesday, an official said.Funded by the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the building... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the district police headquarters was inaugurated in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul on Saturday, officials said.Having administrative rooms, a dining hall, a conference hall and separate cells for... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): The foundation stone of a mosque was laid in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Thursday.The two-storey Guzar Shahan Mosque, to be constructed on one and a half acre of land, would be completed in six months at a cost... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A seven-member rebel group joined the peace process in the Sayad district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Monday.Led by Damullah Namatullah, the insurgents who operated in the Pasta Mazar village also surrendered... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A district police chief and two of his bodyguards were injured in a roadside bombing in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Sunday.Sayd Habibullah Sadat, the Gosfandi district police head, was attacked late on Saturday in... read more
KABUL (PAN): An unmanned International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) plane crashed in the Suzma Qala district of northwestern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Friday.The drone crashed due to a technical fault late on Thursday, said the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Two Taliban militants were killed and five others, including a shadow governor for northern Sar-i-Pul province, detained during an operation involving Afghan and foreign troops, officials said on Monday.The operation was carried out... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): An amount of more than $10 million has been set aside to provide work opportunities to surrendering militants in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Saturday. Syed Fazil Razaee, the province peace committee secretary,... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Construction of four secondary schools would resolve the space problem of 2,000 students in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Sunday. The schools are being built in Suzma, Qala, Sancharak and Gosfandi districts,... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Eleven people, including eight Taliban fighters, were killed and five civilians wounded during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign soldiers in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, an official said Saturday. The insurgents and... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A day after a prison riot, the jail superintendent for northern Sar-i-Pul province was dismissed on Thursday, an official said. On Wednesday, inmates demanded the jail superintendent's dismissal and better facilities. The... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A jailbreak attempt by prisoners has been thwarted by security forces in northeastern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Wednesday. Prisoners revolted last night and tried to escape, but Afghan police and soldiers frustrated... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): The Sarancharak police headquarters was inaugurated in the northwestern province of Sar-i-Pul, an official said Tuesday. It took two years to construct the facility, said provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Asadullah Shirzad. A US... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): An international soldier and his Afghan interpreter were injured in a roadside bombing in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, official said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night, when a military vehicle of the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A rebel commander and 29 of his fighters joined the peace process in northern Sar-i-Pul province on Monday, officials said. Commander Zainullah joined the peace process and surrendered 28 different kinds of the weapons and a walkie... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): One policeman was killed and six others were injured when a police vehicle flipped over in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Sunday. The overnight accident took place in the Oqaf area of Sancharak district, where... read more
SAR-I-PUL/ZARANJ (PAN): A commander was among four Taliban fighters killed during a clash with local police in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said on Saturday. The clash erupted on Friday night in the Khwaja Ygana village of Sayad... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Two newly-constructed school buildings were inaugurated in Sur-i-Pul province, an official said on Saturday. The single-storey buildings, each built over 2.5 acres of land, would resolve the space problem for 1400 students, the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): One Taliban fighter was killed and another wounded in a clash with police in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Wednesday. The incident took place late on Tuesday night in the Khan Aqa and Sherabad areas on the... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): A teenager girl alleged on Sunday she was raped by her neighbour in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul. She was sexually assaulted two days ago in the Qazi Kinti village on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul, Shakiba told Pajhwok... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Taliban fighters killed two tribal elders and set on fire their bodies to avenge the death of their shadow district chief in the northern province of Sari-i-Pul, an official said on Saturday. The two had been kidnapped from the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN):A militant commander joined the peace process along with 10 of his associates in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, an official said on Wednesday. AzizullahArbab and his loyalists announced shunning the insurgency at a ceremony in... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A clash between residents and Taliban over zakat and usher left one militant dead and six others injured in northern Sar-i-Pul province on Thursday, officials said. The clash broke out in Karez village of Gosfandi district after... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Forty Taliban fighters, including two commanders, have joined the peace process in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Saturday. Led by commanders Akramuddin and Gulbuddin, the group operated against the government in... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Three policemen have disappeared in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said on Wednesday, while the Taliban claimed that a police commander and his 10 policemen had jointed the insurgents. The three policemen had... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A group of 40 Taliban fighters joined the peace process in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Thursday. Led by Mullah Abu Bakar, the group was operating in the Aqsohai Sharqi area of Sayyad district, Sar-i-Pul police... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): A Taliban commander was killed and two insurgents were wounded during a clearing operation in Sayyad district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Wednesday. The Taliban commander, Sadruddin, was killed on Tuesday... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (PAN): Hundreds of displaced families in northern Sar-i-Pul and Jawzjan province have been given food and warm clothes, officials said on Monday. The families in Sar-i-Pul said they had fled their district of Sayyad because it had... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Heavy snowfall has blocked a key highway in Balkhab district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, leaving several villages cut off since Saturday, residents said on Sunday. The Balkhab-Sar-i-Pul highway, which connects the district to... read more
SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A Taliban fighter and a policeman were killed during a clash in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul, officials said on Sunday. Two others militants were detained during the firefight that erupted on Saturday night when a group of... read more

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