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FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday launched a survey to identify diseases and insects attacking crops in northeastern Badakhshan province. Eng. Atiqullah Sherzad, the plant protection department head at the Ministry of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): China has promised to spend more than $90 million on development projects in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday.. Governor Ahmad Faisal Bigzad, speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 16th death... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Chinese ambassador to Kabul has said his country supports peace and stability in Afghanistan, hoping the US’s new strategy would end in Afghanistan’s interest. Yao Jing, who travelled to northeastern Badakhshan province, said... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have shot a man and woman to death on adultery charges in the Daryami district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Ahmad Zahid Omari told Pajhwok Afghan News the accused... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have lashed a young man on rape charges in the Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday. Maulvi Ghulamullah Syed, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than 7,000 children in areas under Taliban’s control are likely to be deprived of anti-polio vaccination in northeastern Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday, a day after a nationwide anti-polio drive was... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on an orphanage with capacity for a thousand children has kicked off in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday. Governor Ahmad Faisal Bekzad told the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have banned farmers from irrigation water in the Yaftal Payeen district of northeastern Badakhshan province, leaving crops on more than 5,000 acres of land parched. Imam Ali Hamdami, the district’s administrative... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban militants ambushed and killed 30 Afghan local police (ALP) members in northeastern Badakhshan province on Friday, a public representative said. The rebels attacked security forces in Tagab district at about 9am this... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two militants were killed and one injured in security forces operation in the Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday, an official said. Police spokesman Zahid Umari told Pajwhok Afghan News the clearing... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Sunday said at least 16 people have been killed and 19 others wounded in recent flash floods in three districts of northeastern Badakhshan province. Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA)... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains left five people dead and another 25 wounded in two districts of northeastern Badakhshan province, local officials said on Tuesday. Mohammad Ismail Qayoumi, Nasi district chief,... 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
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least three people were killed and 15 others injured as result of flash floods in Shaki district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Sunday. Badakhshan natural disasters management authority head, Sayed... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two sisters serving in police have been killed after being kidnapped by militants in Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said Wednesday. Provincial operations commander, Col. Imam Ali Azizi, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials in northeastern Badakhshan province have expressed concern at increasing poppy crop cultivation in the province, saying 80 percent rehabilitated drug addicts have returned to the habit due to unemployment. Dr.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local security officials confirmed a number of villages in Tagah district have been fallen to Taliban militants in northeastern Badakhshan province. An official of National Directorate of Security (NDS) who wished to go... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have kidnapped the legal advisor for the Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday. Mulavi Abdul Hameed Shahab was forced down his car and taken to an undisclosed location... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah during his trip to northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday said the government would utilize all its resources for maintaining security across the country. Talking to a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Zebak district of northeastern Badakhsahan province has been recaptured by Afghan security forces, security officials said on Thursday. Dawlat Waziri, Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman, said the district fell to Taliban... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): One individual has been killed and three others have been wounded as a result of lightning in northeastern Badakhshan province, official said on Sunday. Syed Humayun Dehqan, Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials said on Sunday most of historical sites and monuments in northeastern Badakhshan province were under threat of destruction from local strongmen. Information and Culture Director Naqibullah Saqibyar told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Zebak district of northeastern Badakhshan province has fallen to Taliban as a result of heavy clashes on Friday, a military official said. Col. Mir Abdul Wahid confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News the militants overran the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The governor of northeastern Badakhshan province on Tuesday said irresponsible armed men and some government officials were involved in drug smuggling and even used military vehicles for that purpose.   Ahmad Faisal... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and one civilian were killed in a roadside blast in the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday, an official said. The incident happened this morning on security... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A former police chief for the Keran wa Menjan district of northeastern Badakhshan province has joined the Taliban militants, local officials said on Wednesday. A National Directorate of Security (NDS) official, who wished to... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): One person was killed and two others were wounded on Wednesday when a mountain slide hit at least eight homes in the Khwahan district of northeastern Badakhshan province. Badakhshan Natural Disaster Management Authority chief... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Public representatives on Monday expressed concern over the worsening security situation in northeastern Badakhshan province, saying the government ignored the opportunity to eliminate militants in winter season. Provincial... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Attorneys from more than a dozen districts have been working in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, due to the absence of facilities they need to perform their job in a proper way, it is learnt. Fazal... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Many district roads have been blocked for traffic due to snowfall in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan for the past three months, an official says. Ahmad Navid Frotan, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight people have been killed and 16 others injured in an avalanche in Shahr-e-Bozerg district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on Monday Syed Humayun... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A woman died, five sustained wounds and three more were missing after the passenger vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into the Amu River in northeastern Badakhshan province, police said on Saturday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A married woman has been stoned to death on adultery charges after being convicted by a Taliban court in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday. The incident on the eve of the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The People's Republic of China distributed food aid to around 550 impoverished families in northeastern Badkhshan province, an official said on Saturday. The food items included 25 tonnes of rice, 30 tonnes of flour, five... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least four people have died and eight others injured in snow avalanches in three districts of northeastern Badakhshan province, public representatives said Saturday. Provincial council secretary Ahmad Javid Javid said two... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants, including foreigners, have been killed and 14 others wounded during an operation in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Sunday. Ahmad Navid Frotan, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two men, including a police officer, have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday. Col. Sakhidad Haidari, crime branch chief, told Pajhwok Aghan News the incident... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday said security forces repulsed three attacks from militants to capture lapis lazuli mine in Karan wa Manjan district of northeastern Badakhshan province. Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulam... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty people have been killed and dozens wounded due to heavy snowfall and roads blockades in four districts of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Gul Mohammad Baidar, deputy governor, told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): An avalanche in the Mayami district of southeastern Badakhshan province has claimed 10 people’s lives and injured 12 others, officials said on Saturday. The avalanche hit 25 residences in Ghami Bala area on Friday night, the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): One man was killed and another seven were wounded in two avalanches in the Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province. Some houses were also destroyed, officials said on Tuesday. The avalanches occurred in Sopah... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Illegal gunmen and insurgents have been digging up gold and lapis lazuli mines in northeastern Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday. Mohammad Akbar Anwari, Badakhshan mines director, told a press conference here... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Powerful individuals and government departments have grabbed usurped lands containing important archaeological sites in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday. Director of Information and Culture Syed... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A 30-year old paralysed man shot himself to death with a pistol in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. Crime Branch Chief, Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari, told Pajhwok Afghan News Farid was paralysed after a... read more
MAIMANA/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A former National Directorate of Security (NDS) employee was among three others gunned down separately in north-eastern Badakhshan and northern Faryab provinces, officials said on Saturday. Abdullah Masomi, the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Fourteen Taliban militants have been killed and ten others wounded during clashes with security forces in northeastern Badakhshan and northern Jawzjan provinces, officials said Tuesday. Jawzjan governor’s spokesman Mohammad... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Seventeen villages have been cleared of insurgents in Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, while six insurgents were killed and another 12 wounded in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Seven militants, including notorious commander, have been killed, and as many villages purged of rebels in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, during ongoing Shafaq-2 operation, an official said on Saturday... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Six security personnel have been killed and 16 others, including two civilians, wounded during a clash with the Taliban in northeastern Badakhshan province, a well-placed source said on Tuesday. A security official, who wished... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A border police officer has died of severe cold temperature in northeastern Badakhshan province, where two persons were separately found dead, an official said on Sunday. Crime branch police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Heavy snow has blocked roads to nine districts of northeastern Badakhshan province, forcing residents to travel to Kunduz through Tajikistan, an official said on Thursday. Public Works Director Eng. Abdul Ghani told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in northeastern Badakhshan province on Tuesday said the provincial revenue department’s income increased by seven percent this year despite no revenue collection from gold and lapis lazuli mines’ extraction. Finance... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three Afghan Local Police members and a notorious Taliban commander have been killed separately in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Provincial crime branch police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Hidari told... read more
FAIZBAD (Pajhwok): Two dead bodies have been found in a hotel in Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the district police chief said on Tuesday. Maj. Abdul Wadud Rasikh told Pajhwok Afghan News the corpses were found in a hotel... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least seven passengers were killed and another 16 wounded when a bus crashed into a truck on Faizabad-Kasham road in northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday, an official said. Ahmad Naweed Frotan, the governor’s... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Tuesday said a 10 years old girl has been killed and two other people wounded during an insurgent attack in northeastern Badakhshan province. Crime branch chief, Col. Sakhi Dad Haideri, told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Heavy snowing has blocked roads to five districts of southeastern Badakhshan province, obliging residents to reach neighboring Kunduz province through Tajikistan, an official said on Monday. The snowfall has been ongoing over... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A number of displaced residents of Wardoj, Yamgan and Jurm districts in northeastern Badakhshan province have accused the government for lack of attention to address security issues and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)’s... read more
AIBAK/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on seven school buildings has been completed with financial support from the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) in northern Samangan province. While in northeastern Badakhshan province,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The mines department in northeastern Badakhshan province says its revenue declined by 90 percent in the past two years due to delayed process of contracts. The department head, Mohammad Akbar Anwari, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Police have arrested two persons and recovered 35 kilograms of heroin from their possession in Kishim district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday. Mohammad Ghus Amiri, the provincial appellant... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Four people were killed and two others injured when the car they were travelling in plunged into a river in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Ahmad Navid Frotan, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The appellant court in northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday sentenced a man to death for killing a driver. Judge Hafiz Mohammad Haroon Safi said the accused Mohammad Akram, a resident of Shuhada district, had... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan forces recaptured the Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province from Taliban militants, local officials said on Monday. The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Navid Frotan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban were... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Commander of an uprising group and his bodyguard have been killed and three Taliban wounded during a clash in the Yaftal district of northern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Gulam... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight poetry and literary books penned by authors from northeastern Badakhshan province have been published by the Literature and Cultural Association, an official said on Thursday. Eng. Mohammad Din Khwahani, head of the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Pistachio yield declined by 80 percent in southeastern Badakhshan province this year, with gardener calling the low harvest a great loss. Drought and less snowfall in last winter were main reasons behind the decreased... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-five kilograms of heroin and 98 kilograms of opium have been seized by police in Kishim district of northeastern Badakhshan province. Badakhshan counter-narcotics head Col. Suhrab Rasooli told Pajhwok Afghan News on... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Thirty-one people, mostly militants, have been killed and wounded during an ongoing operation in Khwajah Sabzposh district of northern Faryab province, local officials said on Wednesday. Governor Sayed Anwar Sadat told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Some 475 Kyrgyz families living in the Pamir Mountains of northeastern Badakhshan province have received food and health assistance from Bishkek. The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Naveed Frotan, told Pajhwok News on Tuesday the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More foreign tourists visited the Pamir Mountains in northeastern Badakhshan province this year than last year, local officials said on Monday. Provincial tourism manager, Sayed Akram Seddiq Lalzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Displaced residents of Warduj district of northeastern province Badakhshan on Sunday assailed the provincial and central governments over their reluctance to retake the district from insurgents. Hundreds of the displaced... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban and foreign militants are impeding the polio vaccination campaign in the Raghestan district and other areas of Badakhshan province, health officials said on Tuesday. Public health official Syed Farooq Nasar told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said 11 Taliban militants had joined the peace process in northeastern Badakhshan province. Police spokesmanMassoud Arshadtold Pajhwok Afghan News the group, led by CommanderBahauddin shunned the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Seven Taliban rebels were killed and 13 others wounded during a predawn clash with security forces in Zebak district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. Ahmad Navid Fortan, the governor’s... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The German government pledged construction of buildings for 10 schools and embankment of Kukcha River in northeastern Badakhshan province under an agreement signed on Tuesday. A Memorandum of Understating (MoU) on the projects... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 17 militants have suffered casualties during a counterattack from security personnel in the Juram district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday. Maj. Massoud Arshad, provincial police... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The family of an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier who was killed in a clash with Taliban in central Maidan Wardak province says no government institution or charity organisation has provided them assistance. Hamidullah,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Tuesday attended a gathering in northeastern Badakhshan province, welcoming a possible peace deal beween Gulbadin Hikmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) and the Afghan government. Organized by a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Taj Mohammad Jahid on Sunday said a massive operation against insurgents would be launched soon to drive them from Yamgan and Warduj districts of southeastern Badakhshan province. Jahid arrived in Faizabad,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial council head has slammed the government’s unconcern over the capture of Warduj and Yamgan districts by Taliban, alleging northeastern Badakhshan province had been converted by terrorists into a second Waziristan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A commander was among eight insurgents surrendering their weapons to government officials and joining the peace process in northeastern Badaksan province, an official said on Sunday. Gul Ahmad Ahmadi, the reconciling Taliban... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A hundred women and girls have completed a short-term vocational training course in northern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday. Zofnoon Hasam Natiq, women affairs director, said 30 women received vocational... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-six Taliban insurgents have been killed and 10 others wounded in Afghan forces airstrikes in the Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday leaving 26 dead and 10 others wounded... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen people have drowned in a river in the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday. The district’s administrative chief, Abdul Sami Attique, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
FAIZABAD CITY (Pajhwok): The counter-narcotics director for Badakhshan says poppy cultivation and drug trafficking was the only sources of Taliban insurgency and insecurity in the province. Mohammad Quaid Affendi recalled the illicit crop was... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday said more than 300 foreign militants existed in two district of northeastern Badakhshan province and they had established military bases in areas under Taliban control. Ahmad Faisal Begzad told United... read more
  FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Tajikistan Consulate in northeastern Badakhshan province has resumed activities after a year-long closure, an official said on Monday. Omaid Nazarov, consul-general, told Governor Ahmad Faisal Baikzad at a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than a dozen militants, including four Tajiks, have been killed by security forces in the Arghanjkhwa district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Zabihullah Nayab told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two robbers, who stabbed a woman to death, have been arrested by police in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. Crime Branch chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haider told Pajhwok Afghan News the two men had forced... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Fifty Taliban fighters, including some notorious commanders, have been killed and a dozen others wounded in airstrikes in the Arghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Sunday... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Ten Taliban were have been killed and some wounded in security forces airstrikes on the insurgents hideouts in the Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday. Police Chief Brig. Gen.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Badakhshan Agriculture Department on Monday announced 100-hectare pistachio forests were being rehabilitated in the northeastern province. In the past, Badakhshan had 30,000 hectares of pistachio forests, but 30 percent of... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 civilians were killed and 40 others wounded in a remote-controlled explosion in the Kisham district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday, an official said. Ahmad Naveed Frotan, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Badakhshan provincial council, concerned at Taliban’s growing activities, on Friday warned three districts of the province would slide into chaos if appropriate measures were not taken to rein in the insurgents. The public... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A large number of residents and civil society activists in northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday held a protest gathering and asked the government to arrest those behind the abduction and execution of passengers in... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 2,000 children in the Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province have been deprived of polio vaccination due to opposition from local and foreign militants, a health official said on Wednesday. Dr. Noor... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than 1,000 flood-affected people have been given assistance in northeastern Badakhshan province, where hundreds of homeless families are in dire need of assistance, an official said on Sunday. Syed Abdullah Humayun Dehqan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in northeastern Badakhshan province on Tuesday said foreign militants fighting alongside Taliban did not allow vaccinators to administrate polio drops to children. Public Health Director Dr. Noor Mohammad Khawari... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Heavy rains-induced flash flood killed six people, wounded five others and washed away hundreds of homes in different parts of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday. Three people were killed in Kashkan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The foreign minister on Thursday called the presence of foreign rebels in northeastern Badakhshan province a concern for neighbouring countries, saying the government was trying to address the issue. During a visit to the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Triggered by heavy rains, flash floods have blocked the main highway linking north-eastern Badakhshan province with Takhar province over the past two days, officials and residents said on Wednesday. Eng. Abdul Ghani,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban shadow chief for the Arghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province has been killed by a landmine explosion he was planting in southern Ghazni province. Deputy police chief for Ghazni, Col. Sakhi Haidar, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The shortage of food items has made the lives of residents of Pamir district of northeastern Badakhshan province miserable as landslides and flash floods caused by heavy rains have blocked roads leading to the town. Residents... read more
  FAIZABAD(Pajhwok): A woman and a teenage girl have been killed by an avalanche in the Kofab district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday. Syed Abdullah Humayun Dehqan, head of the Afghanistan Natural... read more
FAIZABAD CITY (Pajhwok): The counter-narcotics director for Badakhshan says insecurity has led to an increase in poppy cultivation and relapse of 95 percent of rehabilitated drug addicts in the northeastern province. Mohammad Quaid Affendi... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A 30-room building is being constructed on the university campus in northeastern Badakhshan University to accommodate eighty percent students, an official said on Monday.  Construction of the building, a 43 million... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than 2,400 illegal SIMs of different telecommunication companies have been seized in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. The Ministry of Communication launched a campaign a few months ago for the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP), 193 projects, benefiting more than 26,000 families, have been implemented in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday. The projected were executed in Argo,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 634 posts in the education department of northeastern Badakhshan province have been occupied by acting officials, a probe team has found. The investigative delegation from the Ministry of Education (MoE) said the... read more
FIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two citizens of Tajikistan, who had been kidnapped and kept in northeastern Badakhshan province, have been released and handed over to the neighbouring country, an official said on Tuesday. Unknown gunmen attacked a passenger... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The construction of an Indian-funded school building has kicked off in the Shuhada district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Ahmad Naveed Frotan, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Four people were killed after being buried under an avalanche in Kofab district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday, an official said. Three bodies had been recovered while the fourth one remained missing, deputy... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Police in the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province have seized 66 bottles of alcoholic drinks from a Taliban commander, an official said on Tuesday. Deputy police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haideri told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people, including a woman, have been brutally killed by a local illegal commander in Karan wa Manjan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulam... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three drug smugglers were detained in northeastern Badakhshan province on Tuesday, an official said. Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Ghafoori, told Pajhwok Afghan News 15 kilograms of heroin were seized from a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials say the ongoing insecurity in northern Badakhshan province has badly affected business activities and discouraged investments. Abdul Haseeb Daqiq, an official at the provincial economy department, estimated at... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least three militants have been killed during ongoing clashes with Afghan forces in Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday. Deputy police chief, Col. Sakhidad Haideri, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least five people were killed by armed robbers who also snatched cash and belongings worth more than 30 million afghanis from passengers on the Kabul-Badakhshan highway during the outgoing solar year. The robberies took... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): President’s special representative for reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on Saturday said the Afghan security forces needed nationwide people’s support in battling insurgents. Massoud said this while addressing a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, complainof access to electricity for only one hour every six hours. “We don’t have regular power supply. If we have one hour of electricity, we go... read more
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... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 15 Taliban militants and two policemen have been killed during an operation in the Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday. Ahmad Naveed Frotan, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok):  Up to 2,845 youth have been recruited into the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials announced on Wednesday. The appointments were made during the current solar year (beginning... read more
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... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two health clinics benefitting 1,000 people have been constructed in the Shaghnan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. The clinics were built in line with demands from community development... read more
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... read more
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. The governor’s spokesman, Navid Farotan, told Pajhwok Afghan News the victim, Raza Shah,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Human rights officials say they are concerned about women’s rights violations and term insecurity as a major reason behind ongoing violence against the gender in northeastern Badakhshan province. As many as 29 incidents of... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three foreign insurgents and one Afghan militant have been killed by their own explosives in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Friday. The incident took place on Thursday evening when... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): As part of an initiative to enhancewheat production and control poppy, cultivation, distribution of refined seedsto growers has kicked off in northeastern Badakhshan province. Agriculture Director Mohammad Hassan Kishawarz... read more
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... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 28 Taliban, including six foreigners, have been killed during clashes in some villages of the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday. The insurgents suffered the losses... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): An intelligence officer, four security personnel and seven militants have been killed during ongoing fighting in the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday. Ahmad Naveed Frotan, the... read more
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... read more
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... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Monday’s massive earthquake killed at least 12 people, injured dozens and damaged more than 1,400 houses in northeastern Badakhshan and northern Baghlan provinces, officials said on Tuesday. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck... read more
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... read more
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. Deputy police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari, said the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Germany has decided to construct installations for the 4th brigade of the Shaheen Military Corps in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Andreas Hanneman made the commitment in Mazar-i-... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials says revenue from the lapis lazuli mines in northeastern Badakhshan province has touched the 1.5 billion afghanis mark in less than a year. However, the entire amount of money has ended up in pockets of... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two smugglers were arrested with 144kilograms of drugsin the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Tuesday. The men wanted to smuggle the drugs placed insidefuel jerrycans to Takhar and Kunduz provinces in a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than 600 war-displaced families from Kunduz were delivered aid in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the displaced families lived under tents or sharing houses with their relatives in the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have handed over the bodies of 11 police and soldiers to security organs in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Tuesday. The militants, who captured Warduj on October 1, are... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The chief of army staff on Sunday announced raising a1000-strong local force and deploying two commando units in the northeastern province of Badakhshan. During his visit to Badakhshan, Lt. Gen. Qadam Shah Shaheem said they... read more
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 insurgents... read more
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... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Resurgent Taliban fighters have captured the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official acknowledged on Friday. Ahmad Naveed Frotan, the acting governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The rebels killed six Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in the Baharak district of northern Badakhshan province, where a Taliban-designated district chief was detained along three associates in Kasham district, an official said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) of northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday called a delay in distribution of computerised Identity (ID) cards harmful to the upcoming election. The 15-member council, including three women, said... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A building for the Agriculture Faculty of Badakhshan University was inaugurated providing, officials said on Thursday. The building, having 36 rooms, a conference hall and other facilities,was constructed by the Aga Khan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A policeman accused of killing four of his colleagues in the Shah Joi district southern Zabul province has been detained, an official said on Tuesday. Zabul officials said on September 7 the four policemen were killed and two... read more
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... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in northeastern Badakhshan province on Friday said hundreds of Taliban fighters have gained control of half of Raghestan district as a result of fierce attacks. Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari, the deputy police chief, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Five hundreds internally displaced families were assisted with food items in the northeastern province of Badakhshan on Wednesday, officials said. A total of 45 tonnes of food items were provided by the Afghanistan National... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Minister of Urban Development Syed Saadat Mansour Naderi on Sunday pledged the construction of homes for the people of northeastern Badakhshan province. During his visit to the remote restive province, the minister termed... read more
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... read more
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... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Dr. Nasrin Oryakhel on Sunday said thousands of Afghan labourers would be sent to Saudi Arabia and Qatar in near future to arrest soaring... read more
FAIZABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number of development projects, including construction of a high school, in northeastern Badakhshan and gravelling of a road in southwestern Nimroz provinces have been completed, officials said on Saturday. The uplift... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Militants have blocked main route leading to Shuhada district in northeastern Badakhshan province and snatched cash and kinds from passengers and government officials traveling on the road, an official said on Sunday. Mohammad... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Identified gunmen shot dead a policeman and his wife in the Shuhada district in northern Badakhshan province, police said on Sunday. Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that unidentified... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban have torched an under-construction hospital building in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Friday. Deputy police chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari told Pajhwok Afghan News that hundreds of armed rebels... read more
FAIZABAD/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Taliban gunned down an operative of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. An intelligence official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Defence counsel in northeastern Badakhshan province complain they cannot properly plead cases of their clients, particularly petitions concerning violence against women, due to threats from warlords and other influential figures... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials say that militants have damaged five historical sites of Nasir Khusraw in northeastern Badakhshan province. Fazal Karim Ahmadi, director of Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN), said that Taliban have damaged the... read more
FAIZABAD/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least six Taliban were killed in northeastern Badakhshan and northwestern Jawzjan provinces, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Wednesday. An official of the spy network wishing anonymity told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial council members from northern and northeastern provinces on Tuesday asked the government to pay attention to the deteriorating security situation in their regions. The public representatives held a gathering in the... read more
FAIZABAD/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Security forces on Saturday foiled a possible rocket attack on Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, an intelligence official said. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) official, who wished... read more
FAIZ ABAD/ASADABAD/CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The flood affected families of Kofab district in northern Badakhshan received flood assistance but vulnerable families in eastern Kunar and northern Panjshir demanded immediate aid, officials said on Thursday.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 13 Taliban have been killed and six others wounded in an airstrike by the Afghan Air Force in the the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Deputy police chief Col. Shaki Dad... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban on Sunday said they have set free 120 policemen they detained in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province. Security forces and Taliban had heavy clashes in Tirgaran locality of the district for four days and... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least six persons have been killed and over a hundred homes washed away by flash floods in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. Syed Abdullah Humayun Dihqan, director of Afghanistan Natural Disaster... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Security officials on Sunday said Taliban took control of a military base of Afghan security forces and captured 100 security personnel in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province. A military base in Tirgran... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Badakhshan provincial council chairman on Saturday said a base of the Afghan security forces in Warduj district remained under Taliban’s siege, but the Ministry of Interior denied the claims. The base, which daily comes... read more
FAIZABAD/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least seven people drowned in the Amu River after the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into the river in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday. The accident... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people were killed and two wounded after gunmen loyal to two rival illegal militia leaders clashed over the ownership of an azure mine in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday. Meanwhile, local... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Lack of awareness about legal issues and increasing violence against women in northeastern Badakhshan province are a source of serious concern, an official says. Women do not have a vibrant role in government departments in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Flash floods destroyed a key bridge disconnecting four districts from Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, a public representative said on Monday. Ahmad Javed Mujaddedi, a member of the provincial council,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Flash floods destroyed more than 100 homes and farm fields measuring hundreds of acres near the Tajikistan border in disasters-prone northeastern Badakhshan province. The floods occurred two days ago in the Sheghnan district’s... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Lack of awareness about legal issues and increasing violence against women in northeastern Badakhshan province are a source of serious concern, an official says. Women do not have a vibrant role in government departments in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Strongly condemning civilian deaths in recent terrorist attacks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said those killing innocent people should wait for their own death as well. The CEO said the national... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): “Following her death, my life has become very bitter and my mind extremely vacuous. I don’t know whether I should eke out a living for my family using a handcart or sit at home to look after my children.” Khair Mohammad, whose... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 76-bed hospital began in northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday, an official said. The two storey health facility was being constructed by the government of German at a cost of $3.5million near the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok):  Hundreds of families, who fled homes after the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province fell to the Taliban earlier this month, have returned to their homes. Schools have reopened in the town, where people had... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The administrative head of the Kisham district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday died in hospital of wounds he sustained in a bomb blast, an official said. Abdul Jabbar Mussadiq, the Kisham district chief, was... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A huge fire apparently caused by short circuit burnt six rooms, its entire furniture and vital documents of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (LSAMD) department to ashes in northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday,... read more
Afghan forces recapture Yamgan district FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): After fierce clashes with heavily-armed militants, Afghan security forces have regained control of the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province with killing of 120 insurgents... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s shadowy district governor and six of his accomplices were killed in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Tuesday. Mullah Imamuddin, a notorious Taliban... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): After Taliban took control of Yamgan district in northeastern Badakhshan province which forced hundreds of families to leave their homes, the rest of the residents were facing acute food shortage, an official said on Monday.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Work on construction of protection walls for the villages of Khasar and Jagoni in Shar-e-Buzurg district of northeastern Badakhshan province has been official kicked-off on Sunday, the German Cooperation with Afghanistan said in... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Badakhshan provincial council head on Sunday identified acting officials running government affairs, insecurity and lack of coordination among local departments as the main challenges facing the northeastern province.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than 40 female students and a number of teachers have been fell unconscious in Shaki district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Saturday. The incident took place in Jarf Girls High School in the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday rejected the provincial Peace Committee’s claims that many districts could fall to the Taliban in northeastern Badakhshan province. Deputy Police Chief Col. Sakhi Dad Haidari said police had not been... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least nine militants, including a commander, have been killed during separate incidents in northwestern Faryab and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Wednesday. The 209th Shahin Military Corps spokesman,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 Taliban insurgents were killed and eight others wounded during an ongoing operation to wrest back control of the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. Heavy fighting was... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three Urban Development Ministry officials were Monday arrested in northern Badakhshan province on corruption charges as they attempted to flee to neighboring Tajikistan, an official said on Monday. The Badakhshan governor’s... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents gained control over half of the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Saturday, but lost eight fighters to intensifying clashes with security forces, the acting governor said. Shah Wali Adib... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A five-year development plan in northeastern Badakhshan province has been launched amid criticism from economy department and provincial council’s that it has neglected remote districts. The plan has been drafted in seven... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Some officials of northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday alleged foreign spy networks, meddling by some Jihadi commanders and lawmakers were known factors fuelling spiraling insecurity in the province. Osama Basir, a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A number of students in northeastern Badakhshan province allege some of their teachers are addicted to drugs, leaving far-reaching negative impact on their studies. “When a teacher comes to class, he is high on drugs and fall... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Though the Ministry of Defence dispatched food items and tents through helicopters to the floods-affected families of northeastern Badakhshan families but the people demanded they direly needed more assistance, an official said... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A lawmaker in Mishrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Sunday claimed Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan was in danger of falling to insurgents if back-up support did not reach the troubled district. Engineer... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A fresh wave of flash flood in northwestern Faryab and northern Baghlan provinces left eight persons dead and 12 others wounded, hundreds of homes damaged and destroyed thousands of acres of ready crops and orchards, an official... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Health officials said on Tuesday that 18 bodies of slain policemen died in Warduj district fighting in northeastern Badakhshan province have been shifted to the provincial hospital. The policemen belonged to Yawan, Khwahan,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least two policemen were killed during hours-long clashes with insurgents before retreating from their posts in Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, a senior official said on Monday. Public Order Police... read more
MAIMANA/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban militants captured 13 check-posts after they were abandoned by security forces to avoid clashes in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. Provincial intelligence... read more
KUNDUZ/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): President’s special representative for reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on Monday said the Taliban would never be able to seize control of northern Kunduz province, as clashes between security forces and... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Interference by influential figures, inefficient teachers, teaching of science subjects by religious figures in Badakhshan schools have contributed to downgrade the quality of vital education sector. Badakhshan is a... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) in northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday revealed local Taliban were eager to join peace process but foreign fighters did not allow them to enter the peace negotiations. Maulvi Abdul Wahid... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers that were taken hostage in the Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan have been released, officials said on Tuesday. Acting Governor Shah Wali Adib told Pajhwok Afghan News seven... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): An unconfirmed number of officers of Afghan National Army (ANA) have been detained for demonstrating laxity following reports of casualties suffered by 33 ANA soldiers, with some of them gone missing, in intense fighting in the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people were killed and seven others wounded in a traffic accident in northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday, an official said. The mishap took place in the afternoon when a car skidded off the road and fell into... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven insurgents, including four foreign fighters, have been killed as a result of intense gun fighting in the Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said Saturday. Lt. Sakhi Dad Haidari, a senior... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The provincial council chief on Tuesday claimed the self-styled Islamic State group had launched efforts to find a foothold in northeastern Badakhshan province and asked the government to take timely action against the new... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least three smugglers were detained in northeastern Badakhshan province with 20 kilograms of heroin and half ton of chemicals, officials said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Baba Jan, police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the heroin... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Foreign militants beheaded two policemen after kidnapping them in northeastern Badakhshan province, where three Taliban insurgents joined the peace process, the acting governor said on Wednesday. Shah Wali Adeeb told Pajhwok... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABD (Pajhwok): At least seven militants and an uprising member have been killed and 19 others wounded during security incidents in northeastern Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Monday. Qala Zal district chief,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents and civil society activists on Sunday alleged a majority of development projects were marred by brazen corruption in northeastern Badakhshan province. They voiced the claim at a gathering titled “better coordination... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 10 Taliban militants were killed and eight others, including a shadow district governor, arrested in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Friday, a local official claimed. The insurgent... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people, most of them women, on Thursday took to the streets in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, calling for an open trial in Farkhanda’s lynching case. Farkhanda, 27, was murdered by a mob... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Civil servants from more than 14 public institutions have completed a six-month basic training on English language, computer programmes and management skills in Badakhshan province, the German Cooperation with Afghanistan (GCA)... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday accused the Duraem district of embezzling funds for reconstruction projects. But the district chief, Abdul Rauf Fahim, denied the allegation. He told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Taliban have laid siege to the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, causing acute food shortages, an official said on Wednesday. Yamgan administrative chief Nawroz Muhammad Haidari said the Taliban holding... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 18 persons have been died after part of a village buried under snow avalanche in Mahmi district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Thursday. Deputy Governor Gul Mohammad Baidar told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials said on Monday that a fresh offensive has been launched amid reports of foreign rebels’ presence in the northeastern Badakhshan province. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said that the operation in Tagab... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twelve persons were died and as many houses damaged as a result of a snow avalanche in Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Sunday. Ahmad Javed Javed, a resident of the locality and member... read more
FAIZABAD (PAJHWOK): One policeman and 10 militants were killed and eight insurgents wounded in cleanup operation during the past four days in the Taghab district of northeastern Badakhshan province, official said Saturday.   Lal Muhammad... read more
FAIZABAD (PAJHWOK): At least six people have been killed and seven others injured as a result of two separate avalanches in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday. The incidents took place at Kalafzar and Dara-e-Ghazni... read more
  FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Security officials claim they have seized 65 trucks ferrying illegally extracted azure in northeastern Badakhshan province, blaming the smuggling on influential individuals. Local officials say azure is extracted... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of northeastern Badakhshan province complain about an alarming increase in poppy cultivation, a rise in the number of addicts and the presence of drug-producing labs. Badakhshan borders Tajikistan, China and Pakistan... read more
PUL-I- KHUMRI (Pajhwok): An enormous avalanche blocked a key road and buried 10 homes overnight in the Guzargah-i-Nur district of northern Baghlan province, but there were no casualties, residents said on Tuesday. The road blockade disconnected... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Due to heavy snowfall over the last three days, residents of 17 districts of northeastern Badakhshan province have been suffering from health problems and food shortages, an official said on Monday. The snowfall blocked roads... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than a thousand families have been displaced this year due to insecurity and natural disasters in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday. Haunted by a sense of insecurity, they are reluctant to return... read more
FAIZABAD/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Provincial council (PC) members of northeastern Badakhshan and western Ghor provinces shut down their offices in protest against the Wolesi Jirga’s decision barring the council members to oversight local departments, the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Authorities in northeastern Badakhshan province set over 2.5 tonnes of drugs on fire and separately seized 76 kilograms of narcotics and arrested two alleged smugglers in connection of the contraband, officials said Sunday.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A detained militant shot injured a district intelligence chief in northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday, an official said. Arrested two days back, the insurgent shot at Yamgan intelligence head while the latter was... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 14 insurgents have surrendered to security forces and an ammunition depot has been seized in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday.   The insurgents surrendered during clearing operations... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander has been detained and an arms dump seized in northeastern Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday. Kunduz police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Saboor Nasrati, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least five people, including two women, have been killed and three more hurt in two separate avalanches in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday. The avalanches occurred in Shoki and Mahami districts... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s advisor in north zone on Tuesday assured residents of this northeastern Badakhshan province that corrupt officials would be sacked and the unity government was adopting all measures to fight... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Thousands of families would benefit from a new power project that would be completed in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.A water dam project in Faizabad, the provincial capital, would cost $41.1... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Ten Public Order Police personnel, who were kidnapped by Taliban 45 days back, have been rescued during an operation in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.Officials said 14 policemen had been seized by... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban have sought the release of their jailed colleagues from Afghan prisons in exchange for the 14 policemen held by them in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.Some months back, the insurgents... read more
 FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight districts of northeastern Badakhshan province have been cut off from the capital Faizabad after heavy snowfall blocked roads, an official said on Monday.Mohammad Ashaq Yaqubi of the Natural Disaster Management... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Following intervention from the provincial, prisoners have called off their hunger strike in Badakhshan central jail, a public representative said on Saturday.Provincial council head Abdullah Naji Nazari told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces in the Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province destroyed a heroin-producing laboratory during an overnight operation, an official said on Saturday. Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, the police spokesman, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into the killing of five policemen in a clash with armed men loyal to an illegal commander over the control of azure mines in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Ten insurgents have been killed during a clearing operation in the Darayem district of northeastern Badakhshan province, police claimed on Friday.At least three militants were detained during Thursday’s offensive, Badakhshan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three children have been killed and five others wounded in a mortar explosion in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.The incident took place as the shell was set on fire by the children in the Sangab... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A militant leader, who recently joined the peace process in northeastern Badakhshan province, claimed on Monday that foreign spy agencies were igniting violence in Afghanistan.Addressing a gathering in the provincial capital,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A project to construct 150 homes for families who lost their houses to a massive landslide in the Argo district of southeastern Badakhshan province has been launched, an official said on Saturday.At least 400 people had died in... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight rebels have been killed and 17 others wounded in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Tuesday.Provincial police chief, Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai today told a news conference eight militants were killed, 17 wounded... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The dilapidated condition of roads that link border districts with the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province has resulted in increased prices of food items, an official said on Saturday.Public Works Director Abdul Ghani... read more
SHIBERGHAN/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight militants have been killed and six people, including a civilian, wounded during separate incidents in northern Jawzjan and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Saturday.Brig. Gen. Faqir... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of northeastern Badakhshan province want the incoming president to focus on stopping foreign interference in Afghanistan and ensuring sustained international military assistance to ensure stability.After the first round... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Militants have cut off five districts from Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, by damaging a key road, an official said on Tuesday.Dawlat Muhammad Khawar, the Warduj district’s administrative chief,... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least six Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in the Baharak district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.An ANA vehicle, carrying the troops to Warduj district... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 10-bed hospital was launched in the Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province where child-mother mortality rate was on the rise, officials said on Saturday.The construction work on the hospital... read more
BADAKHSHAN (Pajhwok): Multiple problems have forced traders to spend more on transporting their imports through Sher Khan and Hairatan ports instead of Ishkashim in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday.Insecurity, lousy roads... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people, including a leading provincial council runner, have been detained with 300 kilograms of drugs in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.Javed Waziri, an official of public relations at the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Gen. Ali Ahmad Mubarez, the intelligence director for northeastern Badakhshan province, on Tuesday tendered his resignation, citing poor coordination among security organs. Addressing a press conference, he said elements... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight militants, including three commanders, have been killed and 10 others wounded during an operation in Juram district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Saturday.The operation was jointly launched... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A former Taliban mayor-turned-peace negotiator was killed in the Chahar Dara district of northwestern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday.Police spokesman Syed Sarwar Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News the ex... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated district chief has been killed along with two foreign militants during an airstrike in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Tuesday.The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Navid Frotan, told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated governor was killed along with 14 associates in the Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.A local official, wishing not to be named, said the rebels were killed during... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three border policemen, including their commander, were killed in a roadside bombing in the Ashkimish district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Sunday.Ahmad Navid Frotan, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 14 Taliban militants, including two foreigners, were killed and a dozen others wounded after they stormed a security forces base in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.The governor’s spokesman... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Four militants, two civilians and as many Afghan National Army (ANA) troops have been killed during an ongoing security operation in the Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province.The operation that began a day earlier in... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of Badakhshan and Kapisa provinces on Monday staged protest demonstrations against alleged fraud in the June 14 runoff election, calling for the election commission secretary’s trial.In Badakhshan, hundreds of... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Overflowing Amu River poses a serious threat to the people of the Shahr-i-Bozurg district of northeastern Badakhshan province, residents said on Monday.Sixty families are living in the Avez village of the district. Residents say... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces regained control of the Farghamiri area of the Jurm district of Badakhshan province after one year on Sunday, officials said.The governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Naveed Frotan, said the Taliban had left... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday confirmed receiving 65 complaints and said some of them, if found valid, could affect the result.Regional IEC chief Mohammad Tawfiq Rasikh told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A 94-year-old man, after casting his vote in northeastern Badakhshan province, said on Saturday he considered franchise as a national responsibility.Makhdoom Niamatullah reached a polling station at a school in Shahr-i-Kohna area... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces said election would be held in peaceful environment amid stringent security measures but locals said there were still some problems in some parts of northeastern Badakhshan province.Badakhshan Police Chief... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A man and a woman were killed and a third person sustained burn injuries when struck separately by thunderstorms in northeastern Badakhshan province, where flash floods destroyed several homes, an official said on Saturday.The... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and five militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in separate incidents northern Kunduz and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday.Four... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and five militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in separate incidents northern Kunduz and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday.Four... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Farmers in northeastern Badakhshan province said growing poverty had forced them to cultivate poppy, threatening no one would be allowed to eradicate the illicit crop until they were provided with alternatives, an official said... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people, including two workers of Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN), were killed in a roadside bombing in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Monday.The incident took place when the car the workers were... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said it was difficult transferring election materials to some districts of northeastern Badakhshan province without air support from security forces.IEC Director Mohammad... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people took to the streets in northeastern Badakhshan province, calling for the dismissal of the governor and the police chief, officials said on Monday.The protestors, including university students and residents of... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Calling preliminary results unfair, protesting provincial council candidates in northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday warned of boycotting the presidential runoff.Provincial council preliminary results were announced by the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province was recaptured by security forces during an operation, killing 20 rebels, officials said on Saturday.After the district fell, security forces were unable to conduct any... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): An operation has been launched to wrest back the control of a remote district in northeastern Badakhshan province, security officials said on Friday.Special forces , police and army personnel are fighting the Taliban in Yamgan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two makeshift camps have been established for families of Argo district displaced by a massive landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province, local officials said on Thursday.Over 2,000 were killed, 300 houses buried and more... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven people, including police and local officials, were detained by Taliban in the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday.Lt. Gen. Fazluddin Ayar, the police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces on Wednesday launched an operation to regain control of the Yamgan district in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said.In a statement, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said a group of rebels... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban captured the Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province after a fierce clash with local forces, an official said on Tuesday.Following a multi-pronged attack, the insurgents overran the district as the government... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Militants besieged Yamgan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, blowing up telephone tower which disconnected provincial capital from the district, an official said on Tuesday.Rebels stormed the district in order to... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Heavy rains flooded roads linking the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, Faizabad, with 17 districts, an official said on Saturday.The flash floods destroyed a 30-kilomter section of a road in Warduj district and closed... read more
KABUL/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Helicopter-borne anti-drug forces raided a heroin-processing factory, destroyed it and seized 300 kilograms of narcotics in Kasham district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Thursday.A Badakhshan... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Two villages and a fruit orchard were washed away by flash floods in the Khwahan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday.Ninety percent of agriculture lands in Khuldsak and Hawz Shah areas had been... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A medical camp has been set up in the landslide-hit Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province and so far 200 patients from surviving families have been treated, the public health director said on Sunday.The landslide on... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Chinese and Iranian experts have promised to help retrieve corpses buried under a deep layer of mud as a result of the May 2 landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province, a minister said on Saturday.About 2,500 people were... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Victims of Friday’s massive landslide in the Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Tuesday complained they had been delivered insufficient aid despite the passage of five days.But local officials claimed they had... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The government has stopped digging and rescue efforts to look for hundreds of people believed died after a massive mudslide buried their houses in northeastern Badakhshan province, but their relatives continued searching for the... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The village buried by the landslide in the Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province would be declared a mass grave, an official said on Sunday.The mudslide hit the village in the Aab Barik area of Argo district after... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A day of a massive landslide buried an entire village in northeastern Badakhshan, rescuers on Saturday recovered alive a 10-year-old boy from the rubble.In addition, rescue teams pulled out the bodies of two women after hectic... read more
KHOST CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least five policemen and 11 militants were killed when dozens of insurgents mounted attacks on security posts in southeastern Khost and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday.Mubarez Zadran,... read more
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.Qari Mafooz was killed, his two associates wounded and four... read more
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. The floods, started a day before, swept away 45... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Five workers of the Switzerland-based emergency relief and rehabilitation organisation, Medair, were released following an operation in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Saturday.The aid workers -- three... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Students staged a protest against foreign forces for detaining their schoolmates and teachers in northeastern Badakhashn province on Thursday.Two university lecturers, two schoolteachers and as many studetns were detained during a... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Four border policemen were killed and a fifth injured during a clash with Taliban insurgents in the Wardoj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Tuesday.The rebels attacked a police post in the Tirgaran... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Twenty-two people, including women and children, were killed by snow avalanches in Afghanistan's remote northeastern Badakhashan province, officials said on Tuesday.According to initial reports, 21 people died in the Irak village of... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A US-funded canal was inaugurated in the Shahda district of northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday that would help irrigation.The 13-kelometres long canal would irrigate 1,000 hectors of arable land, En. Wafiullah, a provincial... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): The rescue operation to find survivors and assist victims of a massive snow avalanche ended on Thursday in northeastern Badakhshan province, after 40 dead bodies were retrieved from the snow, officials said.The massive avalanche in... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Two senior civil society activists were beaten up after they criticised Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) members in northern Badakhshan province, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A local Taliban commander killed one of his fighters and held captive three others on the suspicion of spying for the government in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday.  The incident took place in the... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): People of some districts in western Ghor province have no access to health services due to the lack of clinics, medicine and doctors.“My pregnant wife died of her delivery pains on the way to clinic. I was taking her by donkey,” a... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Fifteen people were killed as a result of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfalls in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Monday.Another eight individuals were wounded in the natural disaster that left more than 500... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Nearly a hundred domestic animals were frozen to death as severe cold wave continues to three districts in northern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.Up to 100 centimetres of snowfall had been recorded in Raghistan,... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Two projects – a road and a retaining wall – have been completed in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, an official said on Saturday.The 680-metre long and seven-metre wide road took one year to complete in Faizabad the... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Badakhshan University students on Sunday staged a protest in Faizabad, the capital of the northern province, calling for the chancellor's dismissal.The protest came six days after unidentified gunmen beat up a professor of the... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A dozen insurgents have been killed in joint operations by Afghan and NATO-led soldiers in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Tuesday.At least one fighter was arrested as a result of an International Security... read more