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    60 rebels killed & wounded in Balkh offensive

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Dozens of militants were killed and wounded during a three-day operation by Afghan security forces in a mountainous area of northern Balkh province, police said on Friday.

    Business & Economics

    Protracted poll process hits fuel trade

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Businessmen from the northern zone said on Friday the prolonged election process had left a deeply negative impact on trade activities and dealt a severe blow to security.

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Aug 25, 2014: Frangis, member of Balkh Provincial Council, addresses a press conference.

    Security and Crime

    Female PC runner survives gun attack

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A female candidate for the provincial council on Monday escaped unhurt in an armed attack in northern Balkh province.


    Noor wants indisputable, early election results

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): In his message on Afghanistan’s 95th Independence Day, the governor of the northern Balkh province on Tuesday demanded election results be completed soon and in an indisputable way.


    Ring road around Blue Mosque planned

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A circular road has been planned around the famous Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, a municipal official said on Saturday.


    Apiculture training to spur honey production

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Abdul Ghani Sharaf, a resident of northern Balkh province, has switched to the beekeeping industry after nine years of owning a seeds company.  

    Security and Crime

    German forces end combat mission in north

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): German forces, part of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), changed their combat mission into training and assisting Afghan security forces in northern Afghanistan, an alliance official said on Saturday.


    Hundreds rally against Israeli aggression

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Afghans on Friday rallied in central Kabul and northern Balkh provinces against deadly Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strips.  

    GovernanceMAZAR-E-SHARIF: Afghan and French archeologists have found around 100 pieces of historical monuments from Zargaran hill of Balkh district in Balkh province. They have conducted excavation progress in the area since four years ago. PAJHWOK/Zabiullah Ihsas

    Radio journalist shot dead in Mazar-i-Sharif

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead an employee of the Lehza Radio Station inside his residence in northern Balkh province on Saturday, an official said.