Press TV March 31, 2017 A mortar attack by Taliban militants has killed five civilians of one family, including four children, in Afghanistan’s northern province of Takhar. Sunatullah Timor, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said on Friday that the militants fired mortars at a security post in Khwaja Bahuddin district the previous day. One of the
Tolo News: A number of Ulema Council members have said the recent anti-women remarks by Mawlawi Abdul Samad, head of Takhar’s Ulema Council, were his personal views and not that of the council. They also said Samad insulted women by saying they are “deficient and the most shameless people” in the world. “This is disrespectful
TALUQAN, Afghanistan, May 4 (Xinhua) — Around 60 students of a girl school were mysteriously poisoned in Rustaq district of northern Afghanistan’s Takhar province on Wednesday, a police spokesman in the province said. “Some 60 students of grade seven to 12 of Mir Mulai Girl School in Rustaq district were mysteriously poisoned today at around
Tolo News: Local officials from Takhar province said on Friday that Tajiksitan has claimed dozens of hectares of land along the Amu River which connects the two countries. Head of Borders and Tribal Affairs Provincial Department, Jan Mohammad Nabi Zada, said the problem cropped up due to the lack of a retainer walls along the river
TALUQAN, Afghanistan, April 19 (Xinhua) — About 62 Afghan girl students were hospitalized Tuesday due to a possible gas poisoning in the country’s northern province of Takhar, police said. “Up to 62 students of the Sar-e-Rustaq Girl High School in Rustaq District were shifted to district hospital after they showed symptoms of vomiting, and several
Khaama Press: Ahmad Zia Masoud, the Special Envoy to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for reform and good governance, believes that the ongoing process for peace talks with Taliban is the game of Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). While talking to a gathering in Takhar province on Wednesday, Masoud said that the purpose of this process
1TV: Afghanistan’s peace process may take several years, the president’s special envoy Ahmad Zia Massoud said Monday. “It [peace process] is only the beginning,” Massoud said at a gathering during his visit to northern Takhar province. “Allah knows how many years it will take.” Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghan governor Yasin Zia disguised himself as ordinary man to catch two attorneys taking a bribe. The attorneys in Takhar province asked a man to pay 60,000 for his son to be released from custody. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: “In an Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) joint clearance operation, 40 armed militants surrendered to ANSF in Darqad district of northern Takhar province,” states a statement released by the ministry. “The operation started on 09 January 2016 and is still in progress to clear some of the areas of terrorists and enemies of peace
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 10, 2016 Afghan forces have recaptured a northern district bordering Tajikistan from the Taliban, two months after it was seized by the militants. A statement from the Interior Ministry on January 10 said Afghan army, police, and special forces units launched a major offensive on January 8 to recapture the