8am: Due to lack of security threats that Taliban insurgents were behind that, the former government could not utilize the national underground reserves. No doubt that Taliban now can extract them, as there is no rebels to create terror and insurgencies in the mining sites. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Taliban is trying to take control of revenue generating sectors in Samangan province, local officials said on Thursday. Daud Kalakani, the governor of Samangan, said the Taliban has increased their presence near coal mines in Dara-e-Soof Bala and Dara-e-Soof Paeen areas to take over the mines and collect money for their war
1TV: Death toll has risen to 16 following Tuesday’s explosion at a coal mine in Afghanistan’s northern Samangan province, local officials said. Six others have been wounded in the explosion which happened in Dara-i-Suf Bala district. Dead bodies of eight miners were recovered from the blast site, but eight others were still trapped. Click here