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SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): More than a dozen internally displaced persons (IDPs) have died of different diseases in the last two months in northern Jawzjan province, local officials said Thursday. A number of IDP families residing on outskirts of... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A pharmacist at the Afghan-Turk Hospital in northern Jawzjan province has allegedly hanged himself to death, an official said Saturday. Col. Abdul Malik Mamnoon, crime branch police chief, said the pharmacist, Hassan, 45,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 13 Daesh and 10 Taliban militants have been killed during ongoing clashes between the rival factions in Qush Tepa district of northern Jawzjan province since Monday night, an official said on Tuesday. Aminullah, the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 70 kilograms of opium have been seized from a vehicle on the Mazar-Shiberghan highway in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said. Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, the police chief, said a vehicle guided... read more
SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Four Daesh rebels and 10 Taliban have joined reconciliation process in northern Jawzjan province, while police northwestern Faryab province handed over 58 different kinds of weapon to Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Six Taliban and five Daesh rebels have been killed and 15 others wounded during a series of clashes between the rival groups in northern Jawzjan province, local officials said on Monday. Governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A 35-kilomter irrigation water supply pipeline project was inaugurated in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Sunday. Eng. Mohamad Ayub Newand, Afghan Gas Group Pipelines Protection in-charge, said the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhowk): Five Taliban insurgents have been killed and four others wounded during a clash in the Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday. Police chief Brig. Gen. Faqeer Mohammad Jawzjani said the... read more
SHIBERGAHN (Pajhwok): A key Taliban commander has been killed along with a bodyguard during a clash with security and uprising forces in northern Jawzgan province, an official said on Thursday. Jawzjan police chief Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban insurgents were claimed killed in a newly launched security operation in Khanqa district of northern Jawzjan province, the provincial police chief said on Monday. Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Daesh militants killed five Taliban rivals in a clash in the Qush Tepa district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday. The clash between the two rival rebel factions occurred on Saturday evening and lasted... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 20 people have been killed or wounded in a clash between Taliban and Daesh militants in the Qosh Tepa district of northwester Jawzjan province, officials said on Saturday. The district's administrative chief,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five Taliban insurgent have been killed and three others wounded in air strikes in Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province, police said on Wednesday. Police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistan told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security forces cleared 15 villages from Taliban insurgents in two districts of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Abdul Dayan Andrabi, 209th Shaheen Military Corps deputy commander, said since... read more
SHIRBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Some residents in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday said the increased number of unauthorized gunmen had worried them. The worries were expressed the day Jawzjan police handed over some weapons and ammunitions to the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Taliban insurgents have overrun at least 17 villages in the Khamab district of northeastern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Supporters of the new political alliance, the Alliance for Salvation of Afghanistan, on Sunday held a protest gathering in the capital of northern Jawzjan province and demanded the return of first vice president Abdul Rashid... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Militants have laid siege to the centers of three districts -- Aqcha, Mardyan and Khaniqa--- in northern Jawzjan province, the governor said on Wednesday. Governor Lutfullah Azizi told reporters here that the three districts... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The youth in northern Jawzjan province are swelling militant ranks due to poverty and unemployment, activists and residents say. Amir Mohammad Taswir Habibi, a civil society activist, in Shiberghan, the provincial capital,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A young woman has been killed by her brother, who managed to flee after the incident in Shiberghan, the capital of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman, said the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A Daesh or self-styled Islamic State (IS) key leader and two Taliban insurgents have been killed after the two groups battled in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday. Col. Abdul Hafeez Khashi, deputy... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eight Taliban insurgents were killed and two security personnel injured during an ongoing clash that erupted last night in Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province, the governor said on Tuesday. Jawzjan Governor Mualvi... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A Taliban judge and a designated deputy governor for northern Balkh province have been killed during a clash with security forces in Aqcha district of Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. The Jawzjan governor’s... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Residents and officials of northwestern Jawzjan province say Daesh militants have restricted people from watching TV, listening to radio and buying chicken meat, cigarette and other snuff in Darzab district. Locals complain... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Hundreds of families have gained access to potable water as a result of a scheme implemented by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said on Wednesday. Rural... read more
SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security officials in northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday confirmed Taliban abducted two senior health officials from Sheberghan-Mazar-i-Sharif highway. 1st Lt. Niamatullah Kahzad, Jawzjan crime branch chief, told Pajhwok... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Daesh rebels, also known Islamic State (IS), have shot dead a tribal elder in the Qush Tapa district of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday. District Chief Aminullah said tribal elder Gul Agha was... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group has shot dead three of its fighters in Qush Tepa district of northern Samangan province over alleged collaboration with Afghan security forces, local officials said on... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Women, who underwent a 10-month training course, on Thursday showcased their handicrafts at an exhibition in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, on Thursday. The exhibition was organized by the Afghanistan... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security forces on Wednesday claimed recovering 100 rocket shells from a truck and detaining two persons in connection with the seizure in northern Jawzjan province. Police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least seven rebels have been killed during a clash between Taliban and Daesh, or so-called Islamic State (IS), militants in the Qush Tepa district of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday. The... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security forces have wrapped up clearing operations in northern Jawzjan and Balkh provinces, claiming to have killed as many as 60 insurgents. Another more than 100 rebels were wounded in the operations in Jawzjan’s Faizabad... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Daesh militant group has informed residents of the Darz Aab district of northern Jawzjan province it will soon introduce its self-styled curriculum in schools, officials said on Tuesday. Inhabitants and officials say the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) has beheaded 10 Taliban rivals after holding them captive four days back in northern Jawzjan province, an official claimed on Sunday. Baz Mohammad Dawar, Darzab acting chief, told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least three anti-Taliban militiamen were killed in a roadside bombing in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday, an official said. Provincial deputy police chief Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated district chief for Darzab district was gunned down along with five of his friends by his own bodyguard in northern Jawzjan province on Thursday, an official said. Jawzjan deputy police chief Col. Abdul... read more
SHIBREGHAN (Pajhwok): Local officials on Wednesday said the Afghan forces regained control of the Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province, with the militants suffering heavy casualties. A day earlier, the Taliban in a statement claimed... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Taliban militants captured the Darzab district centre in northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday afternoon a day after Daesh affiliates attacked the town, an official said. Daesh militants attacked the district centre on Monday... read more
SHIBERGHA/SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): A girl hanged herself to death in the capital of northwestern Jawzjan province while a 26 years old woman was found dead in Sar-i-Pul, officials said on Sunday. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the Jawzjan governor’s... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Four Daesh detainees were on Tuesday released in exchange for as many captive Afghan Local Police men in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Tuesday. Baz Mohammad, acting administrative chief for Darzab district,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Officials in northern Jawzjan province, where 2,000 families have been affected by the rising level of water in Amu River, say only 65 household have been assisted. Abdul Qader Maliah, deputy head of the provincial council,... read more
SHIBREGHAN (Pajhwok): Women, who earn a living for their families as street or roadside vendors in northern Jawzjan province, say their business has stagnated. Rukhshana, 52, a resident of Shiberghan, the capital of Jawzjan province, said she met... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): As the holy month of Ramadan began, food items were distributed to 500 poor families in Shiberghan, the capital of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said Sunday. Abdul Fatah Mushtaq, head of the Hadaf Cultural... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Fifteen girls took part in a cycling race aimed at promoting women’s sports in northwestern Jawzjan province on Wednesday, an official said. The contest was organised by the Lankan Training Centre (LTC) at the Abdur Rashid... read more
MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three people were killed and 10 others sustained wounds in a traffic accident in northwestern Faryab province on Monday. The early morning accident occurred when two vehicles collided on the Qarmaqol-Dawlatabad... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A former Taliban commander, who reconciled with the government along with 220 associates about two years back, has joined Daesh militant group in northern Jawzjan province, the police chief said on Thursday. Brig. Gen.... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Local education officials on Tuesday said 184 of 403 schools in northern Jawzjan province lacked buildings and their students attended classes in the open. Provincial education director, Abdul Hai Yashin, presenting his... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and tribal elders in northeastern Jawzjan province on Thursday condemned a deadly Taliban attack on the Afghan National Army (ANA base in the northern city of Mazae-i-Sharif. As many as 135 soldiers were... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Fierce clashes between Taliban and Daesh gunmen left at least 91 fighters dead on both sides in northern Jawzjan province, local officials claimed on Wednesday. Mohammad Reza Ghafori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A surge in edible mushroom production has resulted in a price decline in northern Jawzjan province, with the government taking no steps to explore markets for this product, local official said on Sunday. Abundant rainfall... read more
SHEBERGHAN (PAJHWOK): Notorious Daesh Commander Qari Mohibullah and his 10 colleagues have been killed seven other wounded in local security personnel’s ambush in the Darz Ab district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday.... read more
SHABARGHAN (Pajhwok): A woman and 13 Taliban militants have been killed and two others wounded during clashes in Darzab district of northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday. Jawzjan Police Chief, Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani... read more
SHABARGHAN (Pajhwok): An uprising group commander and one of his bodyguards were killed by Taliban militants who overran four security posts in Darzab district of northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said on Sunday. Provincial Police Chief... read more
SHIBRGHAN (Pajhwok): Local officials on Thursday said a farmer was shot dead by Daesh or Islamic State (IS) militants in the Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province. The governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Corruption has reached the peak in judicial organs of northern Jawzjan province, a former senator said on Thursday, a claim endorsed by the officials concerned. Sayed Azizullah Alfati, a former senator, told a meeting about... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Farmers on Thursday displayed their products in a first ever agriculture exhibition in northern Jawzjan province. The farmers and agriculture officials said the aim of the exhibition was to find market for agriculture goods... read more
SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): Local officials on Sunday said a notorious Daesh or Islamic State (IS) member has been detained along with one of his accomplices in Shebrghan, the capital of northwestern Jawzjan province. Governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Eight Daesh rebels were killed, including two notorious commanders, during a night time operation by security forces in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday. Mohammad Reza Ghafori, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A man strangled to death his 25-year-old wife in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, local authorities said on Monday. The governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Raza Ghafori, said the victim was choked to death by... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Work on establishing 500 orchards under the National Horticulture and Livestock Programme (NHLP) has been launched in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Saturday. Fahim Jabari, NHLP in-charge for northern zone,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Suspected Daesh militants demolished and torched at least two shrines and graveyards in the Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province on Thursday. The arson attack was carried out by Daesh gunmen in Sufi Dost Mohammad and... read more
SHIBREGHAN (Pajhwok): An uprising commander killed his two wives in Khanaqah district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday. Jawzjan governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza Ghafori, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mohammad Hasham... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A police commander and his wife were among 10 others killed during a clash between governmental forces and the Taliban in Darzab district of northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said Saturday. Brig Gen. Rahmatullah... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Taliban militants on Wednesday kidnapped dozens of local residents in the Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province, officials said. The governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza Ghafori, said the men belonging to Chaharsai and... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday distributed food and non-food items to 152 war-affected families in the capital of Jawzjan province. The families fled violence in Faryab and Sar-i-Pul provinces and Qush Tapa and Darzab districts... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Jawzjan province on Thursday complained of rising incidents of kidnapping and asked security officials to resign over their failure to ensure public safety. Rahmatullah, hailing from Shiberghan, the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Another nine people lost their lives to freezing temperatures in Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province where at least ten women miscarried for lacking access to healthcare services. Five days ago, 27 children lost... read more
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Several drug addicts have been rehabilitated at the personal expense of two uprising commanders in the Balcheragh district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday. On the other side, Faryab police collected... read more
SHIBERGHAN/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Eighty Taliban fighters have been captured and three gunmen killed in northern Baghlan and Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Monday. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the Jawzjan governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A number of Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in the Qush Tepa district of northwestern Jawzjan province complain they do not have advanced weapons to thwart militant attacks. Sher Ali, ALP commander in Jarqadoq area of... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A local policeman and a militant have been killed and three rebels wounded during a clash in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A number of poor women in northern Jawzjan province have grown mushrooms in their fields after receiving training. Mushrooms are grown in foreign countries and have recently been cultivated in some areas of Afghanistan,... read more
SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): Police in northern Jawzjan province have arrested to people who selling weapons to the Taliban, an official said on Tuesday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani told Pajhwok Afghan News Nasrullah and Inayatullah... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): One child and group leader of the Uzbekistan Islamic Movement (UIM) have been killed during a clash in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. Governor Spokesman Mohammad Reza Ghafoori the clash erupted after... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A key Taliban commander swallowed two memory cards immediately after he was arrested by security forces in the capital of northern Jawzjan province, an official said Sunday. Jawzjan police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Agriculture and Livestock Department of northern Jawzjan province on Thursday distributed advanced gardening equipment to farmers. Agriculture and Livestock Director Mohammad Rahman Arghandiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News... 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
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The high incidence of animal diseases has not only been claiming lives of animals but also causing expecting mothers stillbirths in Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province. Darzab district chief Rahmatullah Hashar said... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A newly-wed couple died of suffocation on the first night of their wedding in the capital of northern Jawzjan province, an official said Sunday. Crime department head Abdul Malik Mamnun told Pajhwok Afghan News the wedding... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two Taliban militants have been killed and five others wounded during a clash with security forces near the capital of northern Jawzan province, an official said on Sunday. Mohammad Raza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two members of a local uprising group were killed and five others wounded when a bomb attached to their vehicle went off in the Mangajak district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday. Mohammad Raza... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander, Mullah Tahir, and his 15 fighters have rejoined their former colleagues after recently reconciling with the government in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday. Deputy provincial police... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Residents of Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday protested against the killing of three youth by Daesh affiliates. Two days back, Daesh militants killed the three youth in Garam Jar village of Darzab... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five Taliban militants were killed and as many wounded during a clash with security forces in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday. Provincial deputy police chief, Col. Abdul Khashi, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Police have detained two alleged abductors of a man in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday. Provincial deputy police chief, Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi, told Pajhwok Afghan News the detainees belonged to... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): More than 2,200 war-affected families have received cash and food aid in northern Kunduz and Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Sunday. Kunduz governor’s spokesman Syed Mahmood Danishtold reporters 50 million... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Civil society activists have voiced grave concern at the rising number of women drug addicts in northern Jawzjan province, saying at times they turn to prostitution in quest of narcotics.   Sadruddin, a civil society... read more
SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): A youth was killed and two children wounded when an unexploded rocket shell went off in Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province on Saturday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza Ghafori, told Pajhwok... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Four people were killed and two others wounded on Wednesday when a gas cylinder exploded inside a bakery shop in northern Jawzjan province, an official said. Police spokesman Hikmatullah Aminzada told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
SHIBERGHAB (Pajhwok): Five people, including two women, have died and three pregnant women miscarried due to severe cold in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday. Deputy Governor Eng. Abdul Rahman Mahmoodi said the victims... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Nearly 20 children of displaced families have lost their lives to extreme cold in the Darzab district of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday. Hundreds of families, displaced by war from northern Sar-i... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A 17-year-old girl has committed suicide in the Mangajak district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday. Governor Spokesman Mohammad Reza Ghafori told Pajhwok Afghan News the teenage was found hanged in... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): About 950 displaced families were on Tuesday allotted residential plots by the Refugee and Repatriation Department in northern Jawzjan province. Deputy governor Eng. Abdul Rahman Mahmoodi told a ceremony held on the occasion... read more
SHIBERGHAN/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Aterminal worth 10million afghanis has been inaugurated in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. With the capacity to accommodate contain 100 cars at a time, the terminal... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen men, who recently jumped on the reconciliation wagon, have rejoined the insurgency in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday. Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashe, the provincial police head, told Pajhwok... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander and a child have been killed in two separate incidents in northern Jawzjan province, an official said Saturday. The governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza Ghafori, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Asami Haji... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A prayer leader has been killed by Islamic State (IS) or Daesh rebels in Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Wednesday. Abdul Hafiz Khashe, the provincial deputy police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has accused heads of the unity government of ethnic favoritism, warning they were pushing the country towards destruction. Talking to reporters in Shiberghan, the capital of northern... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Displaced residents of northern Kunduz and Jawzjan provinces,who received cash and essential items,have urged the government to maintain security in their regionsso they could go back to their homes. Cash, health and kitchen... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Sabza Gul, an 18 years old girl, in northern Jawzjan province has been using narcotics for the past two years. She says she enjoyed drugs in the beginning but later the addiction turned into a heart-rending pain. “I was... read more
SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 32 Taliban militants including three notorious commanders have been killed and 68 others wounded during an operation in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday. Mohamamd Reza Ghafori, the governor’... read more
SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): The police chief for Mangjak district was among 17 people have been killed during a clash and a roadside bombing in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said Saturday. Provincial police spokesman, Mohamamd Reza Ghafori... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 17 insurgents have been killed in an ambush by security forces in the Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday. Muhammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): As many as 2,000 civilians on Tuesday declared their support for Afghan security forces and picked up arms against insurgents in northern Jawzjan province. The 2,000 residents hailing from Moradyan, Khanqa, Mangajak,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Eight Taliban insurgents were killed and at least 13 others injured in a clash with security forces in the Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province, local authorities said. Governor Rahmatullah Hashar told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Gen. Abdur Rashid Dostum, who recently traveled to northwestern Faryab province to clear Ghormach district of Taliban, said his next target was to eliminate rebels from northern Kunduz province. Ghormach... read more
SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Key Taliban figure Maulvi Tash Mohammad has been killed, six others including four Uzbek rebels wounded and several villages have been cleared of militants during security force operation in Qosh Tapa district of northern... read more
SHEBIRGHAN (Pajhwok): At least six people have been killed by Taliban militants in Darzab district of northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said Thursday. Provincial police chief, Rahmatullah Turkistani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): At least six people were killed and 40 others wounded in a bomb blast in the Darzab district of northwestern Jawzjan province on Monday, an official said. Deputy police chief, Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some women and children affected by war and poverty in northern Jawzjan province are left with no other option but to work at brick kilns to eke out a living. Tens of families coming from conflict-hit areas in neighbouring Faryab... read more
SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Sarwar, a 65-years-old woman who lost three sons serving in the Afghan National Army (ANA), has been faced with abject poverty. With her sons, she has also lost hope in life. With old clothes on her body and struggling to... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Melon harvest increased by 500 tonnes this year compared to last year’s yield in northern Jawzjan province, the agriculture department head said on Monday. Eng. Abdul Rasheed linked the increased melon production to efforts... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Taliban and security officials claimed inflicting causalities on each other after Vice-President Gen. Abdur Rashid’s security guards were attacked on the Shiberghan-Khwaja Dokoh road in northern Jawzjan province. A firefight... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok):  The wife of a police officer has committed suicide and her spouse has been arrested in connection with the incident in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday. Provincial crime investigation chief Col.... read more
SHEBRGHAN (Pajhwok): A boy has killed his six years old sister while playing with a hunting gun in Mangjak district of northwestern Jwzjan province, an official said on Monday. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two children and a young man drowned in the Amu River in Qarqin district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday. The Jawzjan governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza Ghafori, told Pajhwok Afghan News the three... read more
SHIBERGAHAN (Pajhwok): Three children have been wounded as result of an explosion in a wedding party in northern Juwzjan province, an official said on Wednesday. Police Chief Rahmatullah Turkistani told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Five militants were killed and 10 others wounded during a clash in Muradian and Qush Tapa districts of northern Jawzjan province early on Saturday, officials said. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani told Pajhwok... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A girl was killed and another two girls and a boy were injured in a landmine explosion in Qush Tepa district of northern Jawzjan province on Monday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Raza Ghafori, told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A woman allegedly encouraged by her husband to carry out a suicide attack has surrendered to police in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday. Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani, the provincial police chief, told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Police have arrested a 50-year-old man after his daughter accused him of sexually attacking her in Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province.    Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi, Jawzjan deputy police chief, said the man... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A group of 35 militants and their families have joined the reconciliation process in northern Jawzjan province, asked the government to provide them basic facilities. Headed by Mullah Tahir and Malem Khan, the group fuelled... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Afghan forces’ airstrikes killed at least 18 insurgents, including two Uzbek fighters, in Qush Tepa district of northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday. Jawzjan police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security personnel besieged by the Taliban for the last three days were rescued on Sunday in Qushtepa district  of northern Jawzjan province, a public representative said. The trapped security forces had requested the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A 65-year-old man has committed suicide after what an official said on Sunday “failing to provide food to his family” in Khwaja Do Koh district of northern Jawzjan province. The governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza, told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Four employees of a private telecom company, who were abducted by militants in northwestern Jawzjan province last week, have been released as a result of mediation by local elders, an official said on Sunday. Jawzjan... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide, who was after First Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum to assassinate him during Eid days, has been arrested in northwestern Jawzjan province, local officials said on Thursday. Jawzjan Governor... read more
SHABARGHAN (Pajhwok): Four workers of MTN private telecommunication company were kidnapped by Taliban militants in Qush Tapa district of northwest of Jawzjan province Monday, an official said. Governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Reza Ghafori, told... read more
SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A 16-year-old girl committed suicide while a policewoman was killed by her husband in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen shot dead an elderly woman in the Khwaja Dokoh district of northern Jawzjan province, security officials said on Wednesday. Jawzjan deputy police chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi told Pajhwok Afghan News that the 53-... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Local officials say Taliban militants extort money from trucks loaded with food items on the Darzab-Shiberghan highway in northern Jawzjan province, a claim the Taliban reject. Rahmatullah Hasher, the Darzab district chief,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum on Thursday slammed Pakistan as a happy breeding ground for terrorist and extremist groups that were active in Afghanistan. The neighbour was trying to achieve its strategic... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 115 Taliban insurgents joined the peace process in northern Faryab province on Wednesday, security officials in neighbouring Jawzjan said. Jawzjan police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A widow, who lost her three family members to recent violence in northern Sar-i-Pul province, says she has been suffering from bad economic condition. The 50 years old, Tajwar, is one of hundreds of people who migrated to... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum on Monday said the Junbish and Jamiat parties should learn from their past disputes. Tension between the two parties erupted after several portraits of Dostum, who leads the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A number of female athletes in northwestern Jawzjan province complain of being threatened for playing alongside men. But they say lack of playgrounds for females was the main problem facing them. Sumaira Hajizada, who has... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Some residents of northern Jawzjan province on Wednesday demanded the establishment of more security check-posts on the Shiberghan-Sar-i-Pul highway and the elimination of terrorists from the region. Abdul Ghafar, an... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 94 girls and boys attempted suicide by self-immolation and drinking acid in Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province during the past one year, with 15 of them losing lives, an official said on Thursday.... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Twenty-seven insurgents shunned violence and joined the peace process in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday. Maulvi Mohammad Akram, the provincial peace committee head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebel... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security forces have arrested a dozen Taliban militants, including a senior figure Qari Salim, in northern Kunduz and Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Monday. Kunduz police chief Mohammad Qasim Jangal Bagh... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A Taliban’s shadow judge for northern Jawzjan province was killed along with his three guards during a clash with security forces on Saturday, an official said. In Baghlan, 20 militants joined the peace process Mohammad Raza... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 13 Taliban have been killed and eight others, including group leader Qari Niamatullah, arrested in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Saturday. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum Tuesday vowed to drive insurgents from areas they held in northern provinces. Dostum arrived in northern Jawzjan province after a stopover in Balkh province on his way from Kabul to... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Half a dozen policemen were ambushed and killed by Taliban insurgents in northern Jawzjan province on Sunday, an official said. The attack took place in Chahi area of Mordian district shortly after 3pm, the town’s... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Militants shot dead three persons over what an official said on Tuesday “supporting the government and in connection with a murder” in northern Jawzjan province. Jawzjan police chief Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Taliban shot dead a woman on adultery charges in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Sunday, but the militants rejected the charge as baseless. A 20-year-old mother of two was shot dead on Saturday night in the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Uprising groups in northern Jawzjan province complain security forces are not supporting them, while local residents accuse the groups of harassing them. Besides Afghan security forces; illegal armed men operating as... read more
SHIBERGHAN/KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Two gunmen loyal to an illegal armed commander were killed during a clash with public uprising forces in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Thursday. The clash erupted between gunmen linked to illegal... read more
SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Four civilians have been gunned down in two separate incidents in northern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, officials said on Tuesday. Suspected Taliban gunmen killed a resident in Faizabad district of Jawzjan over... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A prisoner who put woman’s dress and makeup attempted to escape from the central jail in northern Jawzjan province, but failed, the prison’s commander said on Saturday. Col. Dil Aqa Adil said Mohammad Nadir, who had been... read more
SIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A young woman has allegedly committed suicide in northern Jawzjan province, taking to 22 the number of women claiming their own lives in the province this year, an official said. Mohammad Raza Ghafoori, the governor’s... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Wednesday said Taliban militants had fled Qush Tapa district of northern Jawzjan province before Gen. Abdur Rashid Dostum reached there. The first vice-president on Tuesday moved into Qush Tapa... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum on Tuesday headed to Qush Tapa district of northern Jawzjan province from the provincial capital along with thousands of troops to conduct clearing operations against Taliban... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday said 23 militants have been killed and five others wounded during an operation in Argo district of northeastern Badakhshan province. A statement from the MoI received by Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A young man has been found beheaded weeks after his abduction in Khashrod district of northwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Thursday. The victim, Mohammad Arif, had been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along with three... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security officials in northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday said six Taliban fighters had been killed and five others wounded during a clash in Tosh Tapa district. But the insurgents claimed 21 Afghan soldiers were killed,... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): More than 2,500 families will benefitfrom five potable drinking water schemes in the northern province of Jawzjan, officials said on Sunday. The schemes included 43 water wells in Mangjik and Khaniqa districts, 20 in... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A woman hanged herself in northern Jawzjan province, taking the number of female suicide incidents to seven since March 2015, officials said on Wednesday. The 25 years old hanged herself from a ceiling fan with her shawl,... read more
Voice‌ of‌ War‌ Victims SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Shugofa, one of the war victims, is living in a stable. She says has no option but to beg for alms and complains some men sometimes make illegal demands on her, which makes her life more miserable... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Thousands of residents have been displaced as a result of overnight clashes in the Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan, an official said on Thursday. Batoor Ashchi, the town’s administrative chief, said the Taliban attacked... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants have been killed during a clearing operation in Aqcha district of northern Jawzjan province, where a rocket strike left a civilian dead and nine others injured, officials said on Wednesday. Senior... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Nearly 100 families were displaced by recent clashesthat inflicted casualties on militants and security personnel in the Aqcha district of northern Jawzjanprovince, officials said on Monday. The Afghan National Army (ANA),... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The revenue of northern Jawzjan province has surged by more than 50 million afghanis this year, but taxpayers complainof rising duties. Jawzjan’s revenue target fixed by the Ministry of Finance was 219 million afs, but the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A young man has been found shot dead in northern Jazwjan province and 130 kilograms of drugs confiscated in Baghlan, officials said on Sunday. Jawzjan police found the body of Amrullah, 27, in a car whose driver was arrested... read more
SHIBRGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants have been killed and their four hideouts destroyed during an operation in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday. Police officer Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi said the operation was launched... read more
SHIBERGHAN/PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): At least three civilians have been killed and five others injured during infighting between Taliban factions in northeastern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. Elsewhere, one militant was killed and... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Security officials on Monday said the appellant court chief for northern Jawzjan province has been freed from Taliban’s captivity. Jawzjan police chief Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani told Pajhwok Afghan News that the senior judge,... read more
SHIBERGHAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Two uprising commanders and a police officer were killed during separate security incidents in northwestern Jawzjan and Faryab provinces, official said on Wednesday. Jawzjan police officer Col. Abdul Manan Raufi told... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least six people were killed and another 10 wounded in two separate bomb explosions in northern Jawzjan and western Faryab provinces, officials said on Thursday. Four civilians, including a rickshaw driver, were killed... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): More than 20,000 families have benefited from dozens of welfare projects, including water supply, education and transportation schemes, implemented in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. The projects... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least six people, including three civilians, have been killed during separate clashes in northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said Saturday. Provincial police chief Col. Abdul Hafiz Khashi told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Drug addicts in Shiberghan city, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, have stolen dozens of historic and important books from the public library for finding money to purchase drugs, an official said on Monday. “Tens of... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Of the 60 women currently attending a driving course in northern Jawzjan province, only one is practically behind the wheel. And she is determined to challenge the menace of female drivers’ harassment. Khajesta Qayyum, who... read more
KABUL/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A 10-member group linked to Jundullah militant outfit has been detained in northern Kunduz province, the spy service said on Wednesday. A statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the masked gunmen... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The distribution of improved wheat seed varieties to thousands of famers in northern Jawzjan province began on Tuesday. But some growers complained of being handed contaminated seeds mixed with improved varieties. They asked... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 20 insurgents have been killed and 10 others wounded during airstrikes in the Chardara district of northern Kunduz and Jawzjan provinces, a security officials said on Monday. Maj. Ghulam Hazrat Karimi, a spokesman... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): For the first time in 3 years, a mayor for the Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province has been appointed, officials said on Wednesday. Saira Shakib Sadat, the only female district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News over... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The income of women has improved with a three-foldincrease saffron yield in northern Jawzjan provincethis year, an official said on Tuesday. Saffron corns were distributed to 200 farmers, including 125 women, in the... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Local officials on Thursday said Taliban militants wanted to stone an innocent woman to death on adultery charge in northwestern Jawzjan province, but elders prevented their move. Governor Maulvi Lotfullah Azizi told Pajhwok... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): On the completion of a carpet-weaving training, a disabled woman with a blind husband on Monday hoped the skills they had learnt would help resolve their economic problems. Up to 270 women were trained on carpet weaving for... read more
GHAZNI CITY/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two religious scholars have been killed in separate incidents in southern Ghazni and northwestern Jawzjan provinces, officials said on Friday. Director of Islamic programs of Saadat Radio StationGhulam... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A convoy of vehicles carrying aid including food and cement for earthquake survivors from Turkmenistan on Thursday reached northern Jawzjan province via Aaqina dry port, officials said. The 7.5 magnitude quake killed 115... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A 35-member group of militants joined the peace process, surrendering their weapons to security personnel in the northern province of Jawzjan, an official said on Thursday. Head of the peace committee, Maulvi Mohammad Akram... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Local officials on Sunday said the Taliban militants had fled after being defeated in the Khamab district of northwestern Jawzjan province, while militants claimed killing several security personnel. On Thursday, local... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): First Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum on Tuesday arrived in the capital of northern Jawzjan province to evaluate security situation and the performance of security forces. Dostum held a meeting with provincial... read more