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KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Police chief of Aliabad district of northeastern Kunduz province was injured in a Taliban attack on Sunday, an official said. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameedi told Pajhwok Afghan News Aliabad District Chief... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban militants were killed and 17 others wounded during an hours-long gun-battle with security forces in northern Kunduz province on Friday. The Taliban attacked security posts in Gul Block and Takhta area of Dasht-i-... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have forced telecom companies into suspending their services at nighttime in northern Kunduz province, local officials said on Wednesday. The Taliban also confirmed the ban on telecom services at night. A... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of northern Kunduz province say security forces’ vehicles have never obeyed traffic rules and their reckless driving often result in fatal accidents. Amruddin Wali, the Provincial Council (PC) head, told... read more
KUNDUZ/QALAT (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen people died and 14 others sustained wounds in two traffic accidents in northern Kunduz and southern Zabul provinces on Sunday. A security forces’ Humvee vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle in Khawaja... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 152 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 70 others wounded during operations in northeastern Kunduz province last month, an official claimed on Sunday. Brig. Gen Noorullah Qadiri, newly appointed commander of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/TALOQAN/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban militants attacked a vehicle carrying public health workers in northern Takhar province, while two women were killed in separate incidents, officials said on Wednesday. Hayatullah Amiri,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some youth in northern Kunduz province have accused the departments of education and population census of massive corruption, saying posts of teachers and principles are being sold. Speaking to reporters in Kunduz City, the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Nine Taliban insurgents were killed and five others detained during an overnight air and ground operation in Chahar Dara district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday. Brig. Gen Sayed Qurban Musawi, 209... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Six insurgents were killed and a dozen others wounded in two separate explosions caused by their own bombs in northern Knuduz province, an official said Monday. A reliable source at the provincial National Directorate of... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The number of jobless youth has increased in northern Kunduz province, raising concerns about their joining of militant outfits. A civil society activist, Mohammad Qasim, on Friday told Pajhwok Afghan News the government had so... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of traders in northeastern Kunduz province have accused Sher Khan Port enterprise officials of extortion, asking the government to curb the illegal practice. The traders warned many companies would stop functioning... read more
KUNDUZ/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Tuesday said 13 militants have suffered casualties and a number of weapons and explosives seized in northeastern Kunduz and southern Helmand province. A security official who wished to go... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 19 Taliban insurgents including notorious commanders have been killed and 14 others wounded during a clearing operation in Chahar Dara district of northeastern Kunduz province, a police statement said. A statement... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Special security measures have been put in place to prevent incidents of violence during Eidul Adha holidays and enable residents to celebrate the festival in a befitting manner, officials say. Police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Thirteen Taliban insurgents have been killed during a clash in the Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province, an intelligence official said on Sunday. A reliable source in the National Directorate of Security told... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security in charge of Kunduz City Airport in northern Kunduz provinces has been arrested over alleged involvement in corruption, reliable sources said on Thursday. According to the sources, Lt. Col. Syed Anwar Sadaat, head... read more
KUNUZ CITY (Pajhwok): One security official was killed and four others were injured in a suicide attack in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday, police said. The suicide attack, which targeted National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents, took... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The administrative chief of Chardarah district in northern Kunduz province has claimed over 80 percent of the district's territory was under the Taliban control and most people referred to the militant group for their disputes... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Municipality officials in northern Kunduz province on Wednesday announced launching work on 15 projects including concreting sub alleyways in the provincial capital. Mayor Najibullah Omarkhel said the launch of the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The presence of women in local media organisations of northern Kunduz province has declined by 60 percent in the past two years, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. Currently, only 32 women are working for nine radio stations... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Three Taliban commanders were killed and as many held during overnight raid by National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel in the Gul Tapa district of northern Kunduz province, the Spy Network said in a statement on Monday... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The mayor for northern Kunduz province on Sunday said some 550 new employees were being hired by the municipality for cleaning the capital city, Kunduz City. Najeebullah Omarkhail told Pajhwok Afghan News: “As part of the... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Work on five development projects was launched in Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, on Thursday, the governor said. Mohammad Nazir Kharotai told the projects’ inauguration ceremony that four of the schemes... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Security forces have retreated from 10 villages in northern Kunduz province allowing the Taliban to recapture them near the provincial capital, public representatives and officials said on Wednesday, but did not provide a reason... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Kunduz-Takhar highway was reopened for traffic in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday after remaining closed for six days by militants, an official said. Col. Rahim Kohdanami, public order police chief in Kunduz, said... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A public representative on Saturday said the Taliban were closing in on the centre of Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province, calling on the government to pay urgent attention to the situation. The Provincial Council... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Kunduz-Takhar highway has been closed in the Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province as clashes between security forces and Taliban insurgents continued in the district on Friday. The Khanabad district... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly 400 families, who have been displaced by the conflict in northern Kunduz province, on Wednesday threw their household belongings on the airport road, blocking it for traffic. The road between Kunduz City and the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A NATO airstrike destroyed a school and some civilian homes in northern Kunduz province on Saturday, an official said, but the military alliance rejected the claim. The governor’s spokesman, Syed Mahmood Danish, told... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The latest outbreak of violence has displaced more than 350 families in Kunduz City, the provincial capital of northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday. The displaced families have been in deep trouble due to the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The busy Kunduz-Baghlan highway has been cleared of insurgents reopened for traffic, officials claimed on Friday. Brig. Gen. Khalilullah Ziayee, police commander for the northeastern zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in northern Kunduz province claim they were not allowed to hit Taliban’s checkpoints on the main highway. Critical of the restrictions from top commanders, the soldiers say the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Illegal armed men, while forcibly collecting Ushr (10th part of harvest) killed four brothers and wounded a fifth in Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Mohammad Zahir Niyazai,... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Two young girls have been murdered by their close relatives in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Monday. Zarghona Shirzad, provincial Women’s Affairs Director, told Pajhwok Afghan News a Taliban commander shot... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Kunduz-Baghlan highway was blocked on Monday as a result of clashes between security forces and Taliban in Aliabad district, an official said. Hayatullah Faqiri, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and residents on Sunday expressed concern over the deteriorating security in northern Kunduz province, saying clashes between Taliban and Afghan forces had once again reached the provincial capital’s... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Waisuddin, a 15 years old boy from northeastern Kunduz province who lost his father in a battle in southern Helmand, says he spends his live with lots of problems and hardship and Eid in such a situation had no meaning for him.... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) members have voiced concern over the deteriorating security situation in northern Kunduz province. They also assailed the officials concerned for unable to improve the situation. Amruddin Wali, head of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The father of a 7-year-old girl, who was killed after being sexually assaulted in the Khanabad district of northeastern Kunduz province, has sought justice from the government, an official said on Sunday. Police chief Brig... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Most residents of northern Kunduz province, concerned over a surge in crimes, have asked police and other institutions to improve the security situation. Rabbani Rabbani, a provincial council member, said seven incidents of... read more
KUDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of families have fled homes after more than 500 houses were damaged as a result of latest clashes in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday. Imamuddin Quraishi, the... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): More than 500 Taliban rebels have been killed and wounded during days of ongoing clashes with security forces in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, a military said on Saturday. Brig. Gen. Amanullah Mobin, the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Amid ongoing clashes between Taliban militants and security forces, the Imam Sahib district chief in northern Kunduz province on Monday said if reinforcements did not arrive, the district was likely to collapse. Amanuddin... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Four civilians, including a girl, were wounded by a mortar shell in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. Mahfoozullah Akbari, spokesman for the 808th Spinzar police zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News militants... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Child kidnapping incidents have recently spiked in the country. After their abduction, some children are sexually assaulted -- an act called human trafficking. In addition to insecurity and poverty, human trafficking is another... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Kunduz-Khanabad road was blocked for traffic following Taliban militants’ attacks on security posts in northern Kunduz province on Thursday, an official said. Mahfuzullah Akbari, spokesman for 808 Spinzar Police Zone,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A schoolteacher was killed and nine others were wounded as a result of mortar shell fired by Taliban in northern Kunduz province on Thursday morning, local officials said. Janat Gul Naseri, an education department official... read more
FEROZKOH/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Three security personnel and 30 militants have been killed during a clash and bomb blast in northern Kunduz and western Ghor provinces, an official said on Monday. Abdul Hai Khatibi, spokesman for Ghor governor,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces on Monday claimed recapturing the Qala-i-Zal district of northern Kunduz province from Taliban militants. The rebels, who captured the strategic town nearly two weeks ago, were pushed back early in the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces have positioned themselves a few kilometres away from the Qala-i-Zal district of northern Kunduz province and are preparing for an operation to retake the district from insurgents, local officials said on... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A man killed his wife and another man over alleged affair in northern Kunduz province, while a woman was stabbed to death in Samangan province, officials said Sunday. Waisuddin Talash, Kunduz crime branch police chief, told... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 55 Taliban have been killed and 49 others wounded in security forces operation launched to get back the Kunduz-Khanabad highway in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday. Governor Asadullah Umarkhel... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban captured the Kunduz-Khanabad highway after overrunning the Qala-i-Zal district of northern Kunduz province, officials said on Saturday. Rabbani Rabbani, a provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban captured the Qala-i-Zal district of northern Kunduz province early on Saturday after two days of heavy clashes, local officials said. Asadullah Sadaat, a provincial council member, said the Taliban overran the... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): More than 60 militants have been killed in a series of raids by security forces in Ishkashim district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Friday. The raids were carried out in various parts of the district... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and residents of northern Kunduz province say heavy transport vehicles have damaged at parts the road to Sher Khan dry port, creating great inconvenience for commuters. Provincial council member... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Despite security threats, the transport department of northern Kunduz province says it surpassed last year’s revenue target set by the ministry concerned. Kunduz City, the provincial capital, fell twice to Taliban militants,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar has vowed to revenge for the attack on the Shaheen Military Corps in northern Balkh province, his office said on Sunday. As many as 135 soldiers were killed and 60 others... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): An ongoing operation codenamed (Khalid) in the capital of northern Kunduz province has been a failure, public representatives and residents claimed on Tuesday. Provincial Council (PC) member Safiullah Amiri, who visited the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces coordination centre’s commander in northern Baghlan province was killed in a Taliban ambush on Monday. Maj. Gen. Abdul Hai Attai came under attack on the Khanabad-Baghlan highway in Dasht area today noon,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Traders, mostly small business owners, on Sunday shut the Sher Khan Port in northern Kunduz province in protest against absence of a Tajik consulate and some problems the neighboring country had created for them. They said... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Police chief of northern Kunduz province who daily taught the interpretation of Holy Quran to his personnel said police should have some Islamic knowledge besides physical training. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameedi told... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Large scale operation codenamed Khalid-1 kicked off in northern Kunduz province on Friday, local officials said. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hamidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the operation has been jointly launched... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Four children have been killed and 18 others wounded in northern Kunduz province, local officials said on Tuesday. A mortar shell exploded in Chahar Dara district, killing four children and wounding seven others, a... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Taliban’s deputy governor for northern Kunduz province, Mullah Asadullah, was killed on Friday along with 13 fighters in an airstrike, police said. Kunduz police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hamid Hamid told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Powerful individuals have usurped land measuring 250 acres at the Sher Khan dry port township in northern Kunduz province, the township’s officials said on Thursday. Sayed Maqsod Zadran, manager of the township, said the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of government departments and powerful individuals owe millions of afghanis to the water supply department in northern Kunduz province, an official said Sunday. Farid Gul Sakhizada, the water and canalization... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan forces have been equipped with drone aircrafts to strengthen their fight against militants in the northeastern zone, a senior official said on Thursday. Lt. Gen. Sher Aziz Kamawal, the 808th Spinzar Military Corps... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Seven militants have been killed and four policemen wounded in a clash in the Khwaja Bahauddin district of northern Takhar province, police said in a statement. Police repulsed militants coordinated attacks over security forces... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Nine Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel were killed and their check-post torched with the abetment of an insider in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday. Mahfoozullah Akbari, police spokesman,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 10 individuals, including three civilians, were killed and 10 others wounded in an airstrike by security forces in Chahardara district of northern Kunduz province, officials said on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Abdul... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of traders in northern Kunduz province on Sunday accused the Sher Khan dry-port enterprise of extortion, asking the government to address the issue.   The businessmen who talked to Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban insurgents control the Kunduz-Takhar highway at night, as security personnel lack the required facilities and equipment, police said on Thursday. Shirin Baid, one of the policemen based in Kunduz, told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Workers of the Sher khan dry port enterprise in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday alleged officials at the customs department, including the director, meddled in their affairs and paved the way for corruption. Imamuddin... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of youth in northern Kunduz province complain of rising unemployment, warning of leaving the country or joining Taliban ranks if job opportunities are not created for them. Abdul Sattar Shamal, Kunduz... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least six policemen have been killed and a seventh wounded in a Taliban attack on a security post on the outskirts of the capital of northeastern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban-designated governor for northern Kunduz province has been killed in a drone strike, local officials said on Sunday. Asadullah Omarkhail, the Kunduz governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the shadow... read more
KUNDUZ/TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A Afghan military helicopter on Thursday performed emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area in northern Kunduz province, police said. Kunduz police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hamid Hamidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead a civilian and wounded his brother in the capital of western Herat province, with 10 Taliban killed and five others wounded in Kunduz, officials said. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, Herat... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The head of the 5th Amo River basin along with two others has been released from insurgents’ captivity in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Sunday. Lt. Col. Shir Aziz Kamawal, general police commander for... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday said the civil airport of northeastern Kunduz province has got a standard terminal worth $1.4 million. Governor Asadullah Omarkhel, during his visit to the airport, said the terminal... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Esmatullah, a ten years old boy who lost one of his legs to a mortar shell strike in northern Kunduz province, is hoping for peace and stability to come to Afghanistan so children of his age do not die or lose body parts. “I was... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have subjected passengers on the Khanabad- Aliabad highway to a biometrics screening in northern Kunduz province, local officials said on Tuesday. Hayat Lala Amiri, the Khanabad district chief, told... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Women media activists say many challenges such as insecurity have resulted in a 50 percent decrease in females’ presence in local media outlets in northern Kunduz province. The worsened insecurity, absence of a proper... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents on Thursday protested against a police clampdown on unregistered vehicles in the capital of northern Kunduz province, saying the campaign was economically hurting hundreds of families. Around 300 people, mostly drivers... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Forty schools that were destroyed during recent clashes in northern Kunduz province have been rehabilitated and put into service, officials said on Monday. Mohammad Rustam Ahmadi, acting education director, told a news... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Yasmin, a young girl who was recently kidnapped in the capital of northeastern Kunduz province, alleges she was raped 20 times in captivity. Kunduz crime branch chief, Waisuddin Talash, told Pajhwok Afghan News the girl’s... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Twenty-five suspected criminals and terrorists have been arrested in northern Kunduz province, the spy service said on Monday. A statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) to Pajhwok Afghan News said the NDS... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of doctors and health officials on Saturday boycotted duty and threatened widespread protests if their security was not ensured following the kidnapping of a doctor’s son in northern Kunduz province. The protesting... read more
KUNUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a primary military court judge in the restive northern province of Kunduz on Saturday morning, an official said. Mahfoozullah Akbari, spokesman for the 808th Spinzar Police Zone, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The deteriorating security situation in northern Kunduz province has led to a decline in the number of women government servants besides forcing females to migrate to neighbouring provinces or foreign countries, an official says... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The residents and local officials of Imam Sahib district in northern Kunduz province have been worried over the growing insecurity and said clearing operation in the district had been postponed without reason. Imamuddin... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Drugs have been providing funding for Taliban insurgency and seizing the substance plays a vital in enhancing security, said the police chief for northern Kunduz province on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hamidi said... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed police chief for northeastern Kunduz province on Wednesday underlined the need for reforms in the force to improvethe security situation. Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameedi, in an exclusive interview with... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Kunduz province say illegal armed groups pose a serious security threat and some armed groups run own jails in the province. Rassoul, a resident of Khanabad district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A representative of Hindus and Sikhs in northern Kunduz province has been shot dead by unknown gunman, an official said on Thursday.   Col. Masoom Hashimi, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News Hakim... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said a man who attacked relatives with acid in northeastern Kunduz province has been arrested six years after his disappearance. Deputy police chief, Col. Mohammad Masoom Hashimi, told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The appellant court head in northern Kunduz province on Sunday said corruption in provincial judicial organs has lent a dullness to the process of deciding cases, asking people to cooperate the court in fighting the menace... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban fighters, including senior militant Mullah Ramazan, have been killed during a clearing operation on the outskirts of Kunduz City, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Wednesday. Fourteen more Taliban, including... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least nine insurgents and one soldier have been so far killed during a newly launched operation codenamed ‘Pamir 1’ in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday. The 808 Spinzar zone police commander in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff member has been abducted in northern Afghanistan by unknown armed men, a statement from the organisation said on Tuesday. The incident happened at around 11:00 local... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok):  Security forces have launched a winter offensive codenamed Shafaq-2 in to dismantle rebel strongholds in northern Kunduz province and eliminate security threats, an official said on Saturday. Lt. Gen. Sher Aziz Kamawal,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel are unable to effectively deal with Taliban militants in northern Kunduz province due to lack of heavy weapons and other needed equipment, an official said on Thursday. Karimullah,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents in northern Kunduz province have complained against the surge in street crimes ranging from robbery, kidnapping to armed attacks by unknown armed men. A number of residents were worried about the recently... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces have launched winter offensive to eliminate rebels’ strongholds in northern Kunduz province and clear security threats, an official said on Wednesday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Qasem Jangal Bagh told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber died on Tuesday when he detonated his explosives-filled vest before reaching target in northern Kunduz province, an official said.  Police chief Brig. Gen. Qasim Jangal Bagh told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The attorney’s office in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday suspended the Sher khan dryport enterprise head on charges of dereliction of duty and aiding land-grabbers. Prosecutor Mohammad Arif Mubashirtold Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A newly formed military commission would start collecting illegal arms and impounding unregistered vehicles in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday. Police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangal Bagh told... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The provincial council on Sunday warned Taliban militants would recapture the capital of northern Kunduz province if clearing operations were not launched against them. “The government must conduct winter operations against... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A civil society organisation on Saturday expressed concern at more than 500 civilian deaths and injuries to more than 1,200 people during clashes in northern Kunduz province this solar year. Enayatullah Khaleq, a civil... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The residents of Imam Sahib district in northern Kunduz province say insurgents are operating just two kilometers from the district headquarters. They urge the central and local authorities to pay serious attention to security... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A senior police commander in the northern zone on Wednesday claimed the Taliban had intensified their attacks in northern Kunduz province to enable foreign terrorists to sneak into Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Lt. Gen. Sher... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): A senior police commander on Tuesday a country-wide clearance operation codenamed “Shafaq2"  would be launched soon from northern Kunduz province. Lt. Col. Sher Aziz Kamawal, 808th Spinzar Zone police commander, during an... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 13 militants, including the Taliban’s shadow governor for northern Kunduz province, have been killed in an offensive and airstrikes on the outskirts of the provincial capital, an official said on Thursday. Col.... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council on Monday voiced concern over a large-scale Taliban’s presence around the capital of northern Kunduz province, but security authorities vowed to completely clear the province of insurgents.  ... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Fourteen Taliban militants including three notorious commanders have been killed and five others wounded during Special Forces’ overnight operations in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday. The 808 Speen zone... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The security situation in the capital of northern Kunduz province has limped back to normal, with government and NGO offices reopening after 10 days of street fighting. Local officials said civil departments resumed... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces’ special units have retaken the areas lost to Taliban recently in the capital of northern Kunduz province, where the situation is returning to normal, officials said on Tuesday, but residents hold... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Scores of people have been killed and over 200 wounded during ongoing clashes in northern Kunduz province, a local representative said on Saturday. Mohammad Yousuf Ayoubi, the provincial council head, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Fierce clashes are ongoing near the governor’s office and police headquarters in northern the capital of Kunduz province, a public representative said on Friday. The Taliban stormed the first, third and fourth police... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council on Thursday assailed the government over failing to control the fighting in northern Kunduz province, saying mostly civilians bore the brunt of the situation.     Amruddin Wali, a... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and residents of northeastern Kunduz province on Wednesday said Taliban control most areas of the provincial capital and people were faced with a shortage of food as all roads had been blocked.... read more
KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have forced their way into the capital of northern Kunduz province after capturing the city’s main square and raising their white flags, local officials said on Tuesday. Ghulam Rabbani, a provincial council... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants entered the capital of northern Kunduz province as they captured the city’s main square, raising their white flags on Monday, local officials said.  One person was killed and 35 people including... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Kunduz province on Monday claimed a coordinated multi-thronged Taliban attack on the provincial capital had been pushed back and normalcy had returned to the city.   A man died and 35 people... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 35 people including civilians and security forces were wounded after Taliban insurgents stormed the capital of northern Kunduz province on Monday, capturing several posts, but the Ministry of Defence said security... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Tuesday said 10 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed mysteriously in northeastern Kunduz province. Sher Aziz Kamawal, commander of Spinzar Police Zone in Kunduz, told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 20 rebels and three security personnel have been killed during a clearing operation in the Dasht-i-Archi district of northeastern Kunduz province, local officials said on Monday. Police chief, Mohammad Qasim... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Public representatives say the Taliban have enforced their own curriculum in schools in areas under their control in northeastern Kunduz province. A provincial council member, Amruddin Wali, told Pajhwok Afghan News 20... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Describing the security situation in northern Kunduz province as ‘unsatisfactory’, Interior Minister Taj Mohammad Jahid on Wednesday said a massive operation against insurgents has been launched to ensure security. Jahid,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 20 militants have been killed in Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province during a clearing operation codenamed ‘Thunder-15,’ an official said on Tuesday. The governor’s spokesman, Syed Mahmood Danish,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Four Taliban militants have been killed, a dozen captured alive and a number of villages cleared of their presence in northern Kunduz province, the provincial police chief said on Friday. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A 13-year-old boy in northern Kunduz province says he has to toil beyond his capacity to meet family needs. Out of school, he is acutely aware of what the future holds for him. Around 2 million Afghan children do hard... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces recaptured the Qala-i-Zal district of northeastern Kunduz province on Monday, a month after it fell to the insurgents, an official said. Acting police chief, Col. Mohammad Masoom Hashimi, told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): After two weeks of closure, the Kunduz-Takhar highway has been reopened for traffic as a result of a clearing operation, an official said on Saturday. Police chief, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KUDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Four policemen were killed and a fifth wounded on Monday when a bomb went off in Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province, an official said. Col. Mohammad Masoom Hashimi, the deputy provincial police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Suspected militants kidnapped five passengers from vehicles on a highway in central Uruzgan province, officials said on Monday. One of the passengers was released after the five were snatched from vehicles on the road between... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The destruction of Alchin Bridge in northern Kunduz province between Afghanistan and Tajikistan has created serious transit problems for traders and people. Kunduz officials say the 300 meters-long and six meters wide... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Three high-ranking security and civil officials came under attack from Taliban insurgents in northern Kunduz province on Wednesday, when a massive security operation was launched. Accompanied by some reporters, the three... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday said the broken power cables from Tajikistan to northeastern Kunduz province have been reconnected. The power utility head for the northeastern zone, Eng. Hamidullah, told... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Civil society activists in northern Kunduz province say all members of the Provincial Council (PC) have fled to capital Kabul after insecurity escalated in the province. Shahbaz Saberi, a civil society activist, told... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents and provincial council members claimmilitants control more than 80 percent of northern Kunduz province, blaming the government for lacking the will to recapture the areas. With each passing day, the security... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 20 Afghan local Police (ALP) personnel suffered casualties during overnight clashes with Taliban insurgents who captured an area near the provincial capital of northern Kunduz province, an ALP commander said on Monday... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have blown up the only transit bridge between Afghanistan and Tajikistan in northeastern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. Deputy police chief, Masoom Hashimi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi on Sunday said security forces in northern Kunduz province had been directed to launch a major operation against insurgents in the province. The minister, who paid a visit to Kunduz City,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): After heavy clashes with Afghan forces, the Taliban militants on Saturday took control of the Khanabad district of northeastern Kunduz province, an official said. Hayatullah Amiri, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Electricity supply to Kunduz City, the provincial capital of northern Kunduz province, has been suspended after the supply lines cut off as a result of clashes in Alchin locality on the outskirts of Kunduz City, an official said on... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Almond production in northern Kunduz province has increased seven times last year, bringing growers higher incomes, agriculture and livestock officials say. Agriculture Director Addul Basir Faqiri told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) head of northern Kunduz province on Friday warned of Taliban’s possible attempt to overrun the Imam Sahib district. Mohammad Yousuf Ayubi told Pajhwok Afghan News heavy clashes were underway... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A woman, who lost her husband in recent clashes in northern Kunduz province, is in dire straits and worried about the future of her two daughters and a son. Shah Jahan, 50, currently lives in the Syed Mukhtar Agha locality... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The intelligence chief for northern Kunduz province was wounded in a Taliban ambush on Wednesday, a security official said. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) director, Gen. Mohammad Jassim Anwari, came under attack... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Two young boys each 15-year-old have been arrested over their alleged involvement in roadside bombings and targeted killings of security officials in northern Kunduz province, the provincial police said on Monday. Brig. Gen.... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) members on Monday called the security situation in some districts of northern Kunduz province precarious, blasting the government’s failure action to retake Qala-i-Zal district. Ghulam Rabbani, one... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police in northern Kunduz province have rescued a seven-year-old boy from kidnappers, an official claimed on Saturday. Police chief, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh, told Pajhwok Afghan News the boy was kidnapped two weeks... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Intense clashes were underway on Friday between security forces and Taliban militants in Imam Sahib and Qala-i-Zal districts of northern Kunduz province, officials and residents said. Imam Sahib district chief Amanuddin... read more
  KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok):Local officials and civil society activists on Sunday said the Qala-i-Zal district of northern Kunduz province has been under Taliban’s siege for the past few days and its inhabitants are faced with food shortages and... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Qala-i-Zal district of northern Kunduz province has been recaptured from Taliban, as heavy clashes continue in Aqtapa area, local security officials said on Thursday. Police chief, Brig. Gen. Qasim Jangalbagh, told... read more
KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): One Afghan Local Police (ALP) official and three militants were killed in the rebels attack on Aq Tapa Bazaar of Qala-i-Zal district in northern Kunduz province, an official said. District Administrative Chief Mahbubullah... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Insurgents have established a centre in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, training suicide bombers and making explosives, residents claim. The residents say the government should to quickly act to... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): More than 350 acres of government land illegally encroached by powerful individuals has been recovered during the past two months in northern Kunduz province, the governor said on Wednesday. Asadullah Omarkhel told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for northern Kunduz province on Tuesday said the Taliban had killed six captives in retaliation after their commander was killed in a US drone strike in the Chahardara district. Local officials two days ago... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Some government institutions and powerful individuals in northern Kunduz province owe 170 million afghanis to De Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) in unpaid electricity bills, an official said on Saturday. Eng. Hameedullah... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Scores of poor children on Tuesday rallied against the sale of toy guns and firecrackers, asking businessmen not to import items that encouraged violence among minors. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) often issues orders to... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Police chief for northern Kunduz Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh has said clearing operations are underway in all parts to flush out the enemy and enforce security across the province. In an exclusive interview with... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): More than 184,000 hectares of land have been cultivated with wheat in northern Kunduz province, but the yield this year may decline by 20 percent, agriculture officials said on Saturday. Director of Agriculture, Irrigation... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of residents of northeastern Kunduz province on Sunday complained of electricity load-shedding and low voltage during the holy month of Ramadan. A provincial council member, Amaruddin Wali, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): With the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, the prices of essential items have doubled in northern Kunduz province, residents complained on Thursday. Ramadan is supposed to be a month of charity and blessings, but... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Seven of the 47 bus passengers kidnapped by the Taliban in northern Kunduz province were rescued by Afghan security forces, officials said on Wednesday. Local authorities said the militants kidnapped the passengers from a... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Ten abducted passengers have been released from the Taliban captivity in northern kunduz province, while 18 others were still in militant’s custody, head of the provincial council said on Sunday. Mohammad Yosuf Ayubi told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday rejected as baseless claims that the Taliban had gained access to ‘biometric’ system to identify their opponents. After recent kidnapping of passengers in northern Kunduz province, some... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban released eight more passengers in northern Kunduz province, keeping 10 others in their captivity, an official said on Wednesday. Acting provincial police chief, Col. Masumi Hashimi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok):Ten passengers have been found dead while 18 others are still missing after militants stopped their vehicles on main highway on the outskirts of the capital of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Tuesday. Acting... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Women’s participation in government departments is weak in northeastern Kunduz province where even a single female official could be seen in judiciary organs. Civil society activists in Kunduz say women have the lowest... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Militants kidnapped the deputy administrative officer at the police headquarters in northern Kunduz province on Saturday, an official said. Lt. Gen. Sher Aziz Kamawal, head of the 808th Spinzar Zone, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Abdul Hadi Ghamzada, a resident of southern Uruzgan province, has said his old friend snapped contacts with him after he lost both his legs and a hand in a bomb explosion. Abdul Hadi was a student of ninth class at SyedulKhan... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday said two people were killed and a third wounded during a clash between illegal armed groups over collecting Ushr in the Khanabad port of northern Kunduz province. Lt. Gen. Sher Aziz Kamawal,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 13 Taliban have been killed in the US drone strike in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Sher Aziz Kamawal, spokesman for the 808th Zpin Ghar Zone in the northeast, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Kidnappers on Saturday released a 12-year-old boy near his home after failing to take him to an insecure area from the capital northern Kunduz province, the governor said. Asadullah Omarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the boy... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Kunduz province on Tuesday hoped a possible peace accord with the Gulbadin Hikmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan would help improve the security environment. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok... read more