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    150 schoolgirls poisoned in Mazar-i-Sharif

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Around 150 schoolgirls were poisoned in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Tuesday, an official said.

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    Flights cancelled as floods hit Balkh airport

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Floods hit the airport in northern Balkh province, forcing a suspension of all civilian flights over the past three days, an official said on Friday. 

    Security and Crime

    Balkh council member to face graft charges

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A senior anti-corruption official on Thursday said his department had received more than a hundred land-grab complaints against a member of the Balkh provincial council.

    Accidents & Disasters

    15 dead as floods wreak havoc in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): At least 15 people were killed and hundreds of homes and livestock swept away by flash floods in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, and three nearby districts, officials said on Wednesday.


    2 uplift projects inaugurated in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The minister of rural rehabilitation and development on Thursday inaugurated a high school and a bridge in northern Balkh province, while a number of teachers voiced their grave concern at the poor quality of work.

    Security and Crime

    Border police ready for post-2014 challenges

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Outgoing Border Police Commander Brig. Gen. Syed Abdul Habib Syedkheli has said his force was ready to assume increased security responsibility after 2014 along the 2,431-km border under their control in northern Balkh province.

    Accidents & Disasters

    11 dead, 24 wounded in Balkh collision

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Nearly a dozen people were killed during a road crash on a busy highway in northern Afghanistan, an official said on Friday.


    Snow blocks roads in north

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Several roads have been closed in northern Sar-i-Pul and Jawzjan provinces as a result of recent heavy snowfall, officials said on Saturday, as residents feared food price crisis.

    Security and Crime

    MP among 19 killed in Samangan attack

    AIBAK (PAN): A prominent member of parliament and several top officials were among 19 people killed in a suicide bombing in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, on Saturday morning.


    9 projects benefitting Balkh refugees executed

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Nine reconstruction schemes benefitting refugees and displaced families have been completed in the northern province of Balkh, an official said on Tuesday.