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    Thousands of weapons handed over to DIAG

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) officials on Wednesday said it had discovered 2,400 depots of weapons and 11,000 different kinds of arms in northern Afghanistan.


    No time limit in one Balkh polling station

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Voting at a female polling station continued beyond the official closing time of 5pm in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province.


    Support pledged to Abdullah, Sayyaf

    KABUL/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Thousands of people on Friday pledged support to presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf in Balkh and Kabul provinces.


    Crisis if vote rigged, warns Balkh governor

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Balkh province on Friday warned of a grave political crisis if next month’s presidential and provincial elections were rigged.

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    All Balkh polling stations to be secured

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Security officials on Monday said they would protect all polling stations from possible insurgent threats ahead of the April vote in northern Balkh province.

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    Heavy snow cripples trade activity in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Two consecutive days of heavy snowfall have brought to a standstill trade activity at the Hairatan dry port and in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, officials said on Monday.

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Jan 06, 2014: Sarepul Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Rawoof Taj addresses a press conference in northern Balkh province.

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Jan 05, 2014: Mir Amanuldin Haidar, deputy minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, addresses journalists in northern Balkh province.

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Jan 01, 2014: Brig. Gen. Zalmay Wesa, commander of 209th Afghan National Army (ANA) Shaheen Corps, addresses journalists in northern Balk province.

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Dec 26, 2013: Officials attend a press conference titled “Community Policing” in northern Balkh province.