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AIBAK (Pajhwok): Under the Afghanistan laws, a five percent of the revenue from mineral extraction should go to the relevant province, but residents of northern Samangan province say they are denied this royalty benefit. Coalmines in Dara-i-Suf... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Four workers were killed, five injured and one missing as a result of a blast inside a coalmine in northern Samangan province on Tuesday, an official said. Ahmad Ali Hussaini, the district chief of Dara-i-Suf Bala, told Pajhwok... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Seventeen Asian Development Bank-funded agricultural projects worth 68 million afghanis have been executed in northern Samangan province. Rural Rehabilitation and Development Director Abdulrab Hakimi , told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A public relations official of the High Peace Council (HPC) committee for central Samangan province was killed by Taliban militants on Sunday, an official said. Niamatullah Niamati, also a former jihadi commander of the Jamiat-i-... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The revenue of two coalmines in the Dara-i-Suf Bala district of northern Samangan province reached 1.2 billion afghanis in the first half of the ongoing year, showing a 166 million afghanis increase over the same period of last year... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The security forces recaptured seven villages from the Taliban militants during an ongoing operation in the Dara-i-Sauf Payeen district of northern Samangan province, officials claimed on Saturday. The district police chief,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday said a Taliban commander and a member of the Jandullah rebel group had been detained by Afghan forces in northwestern Samangan province. A statement from MoI said a key Taliban... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday torched more than 2000kg of drugs and introduced 77 suspects to judiciary organs in connection with the narcotics torched in northern Samangan province. The torched drugs included 965kg of opium,... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Four people were killed and 19 others wounded in a traffic accident in the Hazrat Sultan district of northern Samangan province on Thursday, an official said. Abdul Halim, an official of the provincial police headquarters, told... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Armed insurgents have burnt nine trucks loaded with coal in northern Samangan province, local security officials said on Friday. The trucks were set alight late on Thursday when they were transporting the coal from Samangan to... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Three policemen and a militants’ commander were killed and four other insurgents wounded during a clash erupted as the militants attacked a police checkpoint in northern Samangan province, an official said on Friday. Three police... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): More than 2,100 adult, including 38 percent of women, have completed a nine-month literacy court in northern Samangan province, an official said on Thursday. The 1,308 males and 819 females, between the ages of 15 and 45,... read more
AIBAK/SARI-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Another 910 public welfare schemes have been executed in northern Sar-i-Pul province under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP), officials said on Sunday. The projects were executed at a cost of $25 million through... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): At least nine welfare projects -- benefitting around 2,000 families -- have been completed in the Feroz Nakhchir district of northern Samangan province, an official said on Tuesday. Mohammad Asif Dawlatshahi, director of... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Police in northern Samangan province detained an alleged drug smuggler and recovered 13 kilograms of heroin from his possession, an official said on Monday. Col. Abdul Haq Sherzad, director counternarcotics, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): At least 34 students and four teachers have been poisoned at a girls’ school in Khuram Sarbagh district of northern Samangan province, an official said. Thirteen of the students are reportedly in critical condition. A similar... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The acting governor of northwestern Samangan province on Tuesday suggested a massive shake-up in the administration of Dara-i-Sauf Bala district. Khairullah Anosh also called for the deployment of a unit to preventing illegal... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Four workers were killed when a coalmine tunnel collapsed in the Dara-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Samangan province, an official said on Saturday.An official, Eng. Qurban, told Pajhwok Afghan News a team had been dispatched to... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Nine Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 20 others injured after their vehicle overturned in the Hazrat-i-Sultan district of northern Samangan province on Monday, an official said.The incident took place at around 9 am... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A newly-established faculty of agriculture at a higher education institute was inaugurated in northern Samangan province on Wednesday, an official said."Most people here are associated with farming and raising livestock. The... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two people were killed and eight others injured in separate traffic accidents in northern Samangan province on Monday, officials said.The first accident took place in the Dalkhaki area on the Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway at around 5am,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Local officials on Thursday said the ongoing heavy snowfall and cold weather had destroyed most of almond trees in northern Samangan province.“Almond gardens are the main source of income for residents of the province as they receive... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Avalanches killed four people and injured eight others in the rugged northeastern province of Badakhshan, an official said on Sunday.The first avalanche, triggered by days of snowfall, hit the Khonilar village of Raghistan district,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Construction work on a 15 kilometres road was launched in the Khuramsar Bagh district of northern Samangan province on Monday, an official said.Funded by the Ministry of Public Works, the project will cost $300,000 (14,310,000afghanis)... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Thousands of residents of northern Samangan province on Wednesday protested the assassination of former president Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani, blocking the Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway.The protest started at 8am and ended at 10:30am in... read more
AIBAK (PAN): About 3,500 families benefitted from the inauguration of four drinking water projects in Hazrat-i-Sultan and Khuram Sarbagh districts of northern Samangan province, officials said on Monday.Cost $230,000 donated by the (GIZ), the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A major security problem facing coalmines in central Afghanistan has been resolved with the surrender of an anti-government group in the area, officials said on Sunday."Up to 20 gunmen who controlled and excavated coal from mines in... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Thousands of families have benefitted from the gravelling of a road in the Roy Do Ab district road of northern Samangan province, an official said. Work on expanding and paving the 120-kilometre road was launched four years ago, Eng.... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Hundreds of residents protested on Saturday against police for killing two civilians in northern Samangan province. However, police insisted the dead were militants. Nearly 200 residents of the Zeraki area of Dara-i-Sauf Payeen... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Up to 34 development projects funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have been inaugurated in the northern province of Samangan, an official said on Saturday. The provincial head of Mercy Corps, tasked... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The World Bank launched a project to bring electricity to underserved parts of Samangan province, officials said on Tuesday. Currently, fewer than 10,000 residences, commercial buildings and government structures in the area receive... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A driver was killed and four fuel tankers were torched when an overhead electric wire snapped and fell on vehicles in northern Samangan province, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday midnight in the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Seven newly-constructed buildings for schools were opened on Wednesday in the northern province of Samanagan, officials said. Taking 10 months to complete, the projects were implemented in Dara-i-Sauf district, provincial head of... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two suspected Taliban militants were killed and a third injured when the bomb they were planting beneath a bridge went off accidentally in northern Samangan province, an official said on Friday.The predawn explosion took place in the... read more
TALOQAN (PAN): Heavy flooding in northern Takhar province has destroyed over 3,000 homes, killed dozens of livestock and cut off transport between nine districts, officials said on Friday.Residents whose houses were destroyed have taken refuge in... read more