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    Taliban commander killed in Badakhshan clash

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander has been killed and his two associates wounded in a clash with Afghan forces in northwestern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Floods sweep away more houses in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Triggering by heavy rains, flash floods in northeastern Badakhshan province wreaked havoc and destroyed 45 more houses and hundreds of acres of crops, an official said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Armed groups in control of Badakhshan azure mine

    FAIZABAD (PAJWOK): Ruling out presence of Taliban in the Karan-u-Minjan district of the northeastern Badakhshan province, officials acknowledged armed groups were in control of azure mine in the district.

    Security and Crime

    Police officer among 5 killed in Badakhshan clash

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A police officer and four rebels were killed and five militants injured in the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, but insurgents claimed inflicting heavy casualties on security forces.


    Badakhshan mining revenue reaches 29m afs

    FAIZABAD (PAN): The mining revenue of remote northeastern Badakhshan province increased to 29 million afghanis in 2013, an official said on Friday.

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    Slipping mountain threatens 300 homes

    FAIZABAD (PAN): A large section of a mountain is slipping in the Tishkan district of northwestern Badakhshan province, threatening 300 homes, said residents, who appealed for urgent evacuation to safer places.


    Missing director resurfaces after a week

    TALOQAN (PAN): The education director of northern Takhar province resurfaced on Saturday after a week of disappearance, with relatives saying the official had been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. 


    ISI help Taliban run seminaries: Adib

    FAIZABAD (PAN): The governor of northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday accused the Pakistani intelligence service, ISI, of sheltering 15 high-ranking Taliban leaders involved in sending recruits to eastern Afghan provinces.


    Doctor stabbed to death, colleagues warn to quit

    FAIZABAD (PAN): An unknown man stabbed to death a doctor at his private clinic in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, prompting his colleagues at public sector hospitals to call an emergency meeting on Wednesday, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thur