Balkh province

Stand-off over powerful Afghan governor foreshadows bitter election fight

Stand-off over powerful Afghan governor foreshadows bitter election fight

A stand-off between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful provincial governor, is increasingly turning into a battle over next year`s presidential election.

Jan 07, 2018, 15:11 PM IST

Taliban release 235 hostages after Afghanistan 'massacre'

The Taliban released 235 hostages from a remote village in northern Afghanistan where it allegedly massacred around 50 civilians along with Islamic State insurgents but others were still feared held, officials said Tuesday.

Aug 08, 2017, 22:43 PM IST

Terror attack in Balkh province: Afghan Defence Minister, Army chief resign

Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shahim resigned on Monday in the wake of a terrorist attack at an army base in Balkh province that left over 140 soldiers dead.

Apr 24, 2017, 13:28 PM IST

Insurgents kill 13 Afghan forces in separate attacks

Insurgents have killed at least 13 Afghan security forces in separate attacks, officials said on Sunday, as the country struggles to contain a long-running Taliban insurgency and combat a growing threat from a local Islamic State affiliate.

Apr 09, 2017, 14:32 PM IST

Mazar-i-Sharif attack: Afghanistan provincial governor wields gun to save Indian mission

Governor of Afghanistan's Balkh province Ata Mohammad Noor wielded the gun to protect the Indian consulate at Mazar-i-Sharif.

Jan 06, 2016, 00:37 AM IST

Aid workers' massacre in Afghanistan draws wide condemnation

The massacre of nine aid workers in Afghanistan`s northern Balkh province on Tuesday has drawn wide condemnation at home and abroad.

Jun 03, 2015, 14:29 PM IST

Bomb blast in north Afghanistan bomb blast, 8 civilians wounded

At least eight civilians have been reportedly wounded in a bomb blast that hit a bazaar in Charbolak district of the northern Balkh province in Afghanistan.

Sep 21, 2013, 16:18 PM IST

Flash floods, earthquake kill over 24 in Afghanistan

Over two dozen people have been killed in flash floods and earthquake in different provinces of Afghanistan during the past two days.

Apr 25, 2013, 14:16 PM IST

Afghan officials say 13 killed in floods

Afghan officials say at least 13 people have been killed in flash floods that hit northern Afghanistan.

Apr 24, 2013, 17:47 PM IST

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