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Man guns down woman before joining Taliban in Badakhshan

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Feb 04, 2016 - 11:47
FIAZABAD (Pajhwok): A man gunned down a woman before joining militants in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Thursday. The unidentified gunman entered the house of Bibi Samar Gul on Wednesday night, shot her dead and then joined...
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35 areas in Badakhshan prone to natural disasters

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Jan 27, 2016 - 16:41
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 35 areas in northeastern Badakhshan province are prone to natural disasters amid troubles residents face in the wake of border closure with neighbouring Tajikistan, officials said on Wednesday. Sayed Abdullah Dehqan,...
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Tajikistan to close consulates in Kunduz, Badakhshan

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Jan 14, 2016 - 20:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday said Tajikistan had decided to temporarily close its consulates in northern Kunduz and northeastern Badakhshan provinces. The Tajikistan Embassy in Kabul informed the MoFA...
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Heroin-manufacturing laboratory destroyed in Badakhshan

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Jan 13, 2016 - 12:40
FAIZABAD/KABUL (Pajhwok): A drug laboratory has been destroyed and more than a tonne of heroin seized during an operation by the National Interdiction UnitInterior in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Wednesday. The Ministry...
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3 policemen dead in Faryab, Badakhshan attacks

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Jan 07, 2016 - 11:43
MAIMANA/FIAZABAD (Pajhwok): Three policemen have been killed in separate attacks in northern Faryab Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday. The Taliban killed two policemen on the Qaisar-Ghormach highway and took away their weapons, the...
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Taliban recruit hundreds of children in Badakhshan

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Jan 05, 2016 - 17:11
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials say Taliban militants have started recruiting children to their ranks and are training them in military techniques in northeastern Badakhshan province. A provincial council member claimed 70 percent of children...
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Taliban hang Badakhshan man for killing uncle

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Jan 04, 2016 - 14:40
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban hanged a man after an open trial in northeastern Badakhshan for his allegedly killing his uncle, an official said on Monday.
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Badakhshan women seek market for handicrafts

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Nov 28, 2015 - 18:23
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Women from northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday asked the government to find a proper market for their handicrafts and support the profession. Different hand-made products like carpets, metal items, embroidered clothes,...
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Earthquake damages several houses in Badakhshan

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Nov 23, 2015 - 15:14
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A moderate earthquake jolted parts of Afghanistan on Sunday night, destroying a number of houses in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Measuring 5.9 on the open-ended Richter scale, the quake, which...
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Taliban block canal, cut off electricity in Warduj

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Nov 08, 2015 - 15:47
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have blocked water supply to thousands of acres of farmland from a key canal in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province and have deactivated five small dams depriving hundreds of families of electricity.
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Heavy snow cuts off 9 Badakhshan’s districts

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Nov 05, 2015 - 16:42
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall has blocked roads connecting nine districts with the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. Badakhshan which has 28 districts is one of impassable provinces of the country. It...
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Taliban release captive policemen in Badakhshan

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Oct 25, 2015 - 17:49
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have released nine policemen they held captive in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. Col. Amanullah, a senior military official, said the release happened by mediation of...
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AIHRC denounces shooting of Warduj women

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Oct 25, 2015 - 17:44
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The regional office of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday strongly condemned the killing of one pregnant woman and wounding of another.
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40 Taliban killed; security forces retake Baharak district

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Oct 03, 2015 - 14:47
FAIZABAD/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security officials on Saturday claimed inflicting heavy casualties on Taliban in the battle to recapture the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province. But the rebels rejected the claim. The...
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30 Taliban killed in Badakhshan operations: MoI

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Sep 11, 2015 - 18:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): As clashes intensified around Raghestan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the Ministry of Interior on Friday said more than 30 Taliban fighters and five security forces had been killed so far. In a statement, the MoI...
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Rebels kidnap NDS official in Badakhshan

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Sep 05, 2015 - 19:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Suspected militants on Saturday kidnapped a district intelligence department head in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday. Provincial Deputy Police Chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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500 displaced families get food aid in Badakhshan

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Sep 02, 2015 - 15:54
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Five hundreds internally displaced families were assisted with food items in the northeastern province of Badakhshanon Wednesday, officials said.
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Minister vows housing schemes for Badakhshanis

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Aug 30, 2015 - 16:19
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Minister of Urban Development Syed Saadat Mansour Naderi on Sunday pledged the construction of homes for the people of northeastern Badakhshan province.
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Afghan forces capture Taliban’s Badakhshan centre

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Aug 29, 2015 - 17:11
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan forces have captured a Taliban’s military centre in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, allowing reconstruction work to resume on key bridge destroyed by floods, an official said on Saturday. The governor’...
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In Badakhshan, strongmen plundering historical sites

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Aug 26, 2015 - 18:29
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Emboldened by lingering insecurity, gunmen are digging up historical sites to plunder the national wealth in parts of remote northeastern Badakhshan province -- home to the region’s rich cultural heritage and a key link between China and South Asia.
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