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  Baghlan Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baghlan (Persian: بغلان) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Its capital is Pol-e Khomri, but its name comes from Baghlan.
The ruins of a Zoroastrian fire temple, the Surkh Kotal, are located in Baghlan.
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 Paktika Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paktika is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Reconstruction in the province after the fall of the Taliban has been slow in comparison to that in nearby provinces such as Khost and Zabul, in large part due to the remoteness of the region and repeated attacks on aid workers.
While the province hasn't witnessed the outright fighting in the last few years that has affected provinces like Helmand, there is a constant low level of tribal violence accompanied by criminal and Taliban activity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paktika_province   (463 words)

Nurestan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
24.Oruzgan province is one of the thirty-four province of Afghanistan.
.Vardak province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
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 Truckloads of coal seized in Baghlan
BAGHLAN, June 2 (SANA): Security officials in the northern Baghlan province Wednesday seized a huge quantity of coal destined for illegal transportation to the neighbouring Kunduz province.
Mohammad Mukhtar, a Baghlan police official, told Pajhwok Afghan News 18 truckloads of illegally excavated coal in Nahrin district was ready for transportation to Kunduz.
Jan Aqa, an engineer in the Baghlan coal factory, alleged local commanders in Nahrin and Ashpushta districts were involved in illegal coal mining and smuggling.
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 FirstCoast News.com - Print Article
The weapons were stored in Bashgah, a remote village in Baghlan province, 75 miles north of the capital, Kabul, Interior Ministry spokesman Latfullah Mashal said.
Mashal said the cache was hidden in a bunker under the house of a warlord and former government militia commander named Jalal Bashgah, apparently to conceal the weapons from a U.N.-sponsored disarmament drive.
Eight U.S. soldiers were fatally wounded in Ghazni province in January 2004 when a cache of arms they were preparing for disposal exploded accidentally.
www.firstcoastnews.com /printfullstory.aspx?storyid=36489   (312 words)

 150 Afghans die of cold, starvation in Baghlan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
According to the radio, most of the victims were from the Charshanbe Tape camp in Baghlan.
Radio Shariat said there were 12 displacement camps in Baghlan province for villagers driven from their homes by fighting.
Baghlan and surrounding areas, including the northeastern province of Takhar, have seen heavy fighting between the Taliban and opposition forces since the onset of winter.
www.rawa.org /baghlan.htm   (212 words)

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Report quotes the head of the radio/TV department of Baghlan Province as saying that the Provincial Reconstruction Team will set up a TV transmitter in Baghlan's Markazi District.
Report says that the people from some districts in Takhar Province are continuing their demonstrations, demanding the resignation of the security commander and a number of other provincial officials who are involved in drug smuggling.
Editorial, entitled "Sources supporting the Taleban should be wiped out", comments on the increase in the level of Taleban activity and stresses that the organized destructive activities of the Taleban show that they have the support of specific foreign circles and intelligence services.
www.sabawoon.com /newsnew/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=23416   (1296 words)

 ONLINE - International News Network
Henk Vaags, spokesman for the civil-military team in Baghlan told Pajhwok Afghan News about their drills featuring tanks, missiles and jets in the expansive Karkar desert, 15 kilometers northeast of Pul-i-Khumri, would continue until elections slated for mid-September.
Vaags added: "Though the security situation in Baghlan is satisfactory, yet we should be on red alert to tackle violent incidents." He would not say as to how many troops of the 150-member Dutch team were participating in the war games.
The PRT team in the province is operating under NATO, which is currently leading a multinational peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.
www.onlinenews.com.pk /details.php?id=82151   (240 words)

 UNHCR | Print this document
KHOST, Afghanistan, May 3 (UNHCR) – More than 1,000 internally displaced Afghans have returned to their home areas from south-eastern Khost province in a series of convoys organised by the UN refugee agency and its partners in a nationwide effort to boost stability in Afghanistan.
Over the last 25 years, repeated waves of Afghans have passed through Khost province while escaping the fighting and drought that ravaged their homeland for the security of neighbouring Pakistan.
When she and her family heard that their home in Baghlan province had been destroyed during the civil war and that the prospects for a sustainable return were weak, they opted to stay in Khost, where her husband found work as a cook.
www.unhcr.org /cgi-bin/texis/vtx/print?tbl=NEWS&id=409668244   (926 words)

Based on a assessment done by UNICEF the majority of these children are from North East and especially from Baghlan province, whom were submit to their parents to go back to their villages.
by arrival to UNHCR office in Baghlan a briefing was give on the mission plan and also time schedule was made and agreed by every one, it was announced that the governor and deputy governor are not present in the province, so it was agreed to meet with the chief police and other relevant authorities.
A briefing was provide to the participants on the objective of the mission and as well as the findings of the mission and also it was made clear that the north east provinces and the Baghlan province is one of the well known places for the trafficking of the Children.
www.aihrc.org.af /child_traf.htm   (1778 words)

 Afghanistan - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The legislative body of Afghanistan is a parliament consisting of two houses: the Wolesi Jirga (House of the People) and the Meshrano Jirga (House of Elders).
In the Meshrano Jirga, one-third of the members are elected by provincial councils for four years, one-third are elected by district councils of each province for three years, and one-third are appointed by the president for five years, of which half must be women.
The two famous statues of Buddha in the Bamiyan Province were destroyed by the Taliban because they were regarded by them as being idolatrous.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/a/f/g/Afghanistan.html   (2663 words)

 Press Releases: Afghanistan, Afghanistan: The Baghlan province faces an outbreak of diseases on cattle, sheep and ...
Press Releases: Afghanistan, Afghanistan: The Baghlan province faces an outbreak of diseases on cattle, sheep and goats, Press Releases: Afghanistan: Drought - Apr 2000, Afghanistan: The Baghlan province faces an outbreak of diseases on cattle, sheep and
Afghanistan: The Baghlan province faces an outbreak of diseases on cattle, sheep and goats
Eighty to eighty-five percent of the newborn lambs are dying of the malady.
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 Afghanistan - Wikipedia
The two famous statues of Buddha in the Bamiyan[?] province were destroyed by the Taliban as symbols of another religion.
In March 3 and 25 2002, a series of earthquakes struck Afghanistan, with a loss of thousands of homes and over 1800 lives.
The earthquakes occurred at Samangan Province (March 3) and Baghlan Province (March 25).
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 UNAMA - Press Briefings - 5 May 2005
As was evidenced in the Baghlan explosion, there are commanders who still keep ammunition in their homes despite being encouraged to declare them to the proper authorities.
Reports from Ghor province, indicate heavy rain on Monday damaged houses in several villages (Barakhana, Karistan, Jarmatu) in Chaghcharan district, and that floods damaged agricultural land in Taiwara, Tulak, and Shahrak districts.
The next step in reestablishing UN activities in Zabul province will be for a regional UN Country Team to discuss with the local authorities the concrete implementation of humanitarian and development programmes in the province.
www.unama-afg.org /news/_pb/_english/2005/_may/05may05.htm   (3194 words)

 Focus on rights abuses in Baghlan Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Amin said he was one of tens of people whose land had been forcibly seized by commanders in Baghlan Province.
According to a local human rights activist in Pol-e Khomri, rights violations are common in the northeastern regions, particularly Baghlan Province.
But Mohammad Omar, the governor of Baghlan, said rights violations had decreased compared to previous years, although he conceded there was abuse of power in some cases.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=38336   (813 words)

In the Meshrano Jirga, one-third of the members are elected by provincial councils for four years, one-third are elected by district councils of each province for three years, and one-third are appointed by the president for five years, of whom half must be women.
The two famous statues of Buddha in the Bamiyan Province were destroyed by the Taliban, who regarded them as idolatrous.
Examples are Mawlvi Balkhi (Rumi), born and educated in the Balkh province in the 13th century and moved to today’s Istanbul, Sanaayi Ghaznavi (12th century, native of Ghazni provice), Jami Heravi (15th century, native of Jam-e-Herat in western Afghanistan), Nizam ud-Din Ali Sher Heravi Nava'i, (15th century, Heart province).
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/af/afghanistan.html   (6585 words)

 Baghlan - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
of the rebel's key commanders in northern Baghlan province before launching a blistering attack...
strongholds of Panjsher valley and Andarab of Baghlan.
continued Friday in the cities of Kunduz, Baghlan and Kandahar still in the control of the...
www.highbeam.com /ref/doc0.asp?docid=1E1:Baghlan   (208 words)

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In a separate incident, six people — three of them policemen — were wounded in the northern province of Baghlan in a roadside blast.
A teacher with the officer was wounded, the deputy governor of Helmand province said.
Commanders of 38 groups in Kapisa were told by letter to hand in their weapons, UN Deputy Special Representative Chris Alexander said on the sidelines of a meeting to explain the process to officials from the next provinces to introduce the campaign.
www.arabtimesonline.com /arabtimes/world/view.asp?msgID=7810   (748 words)

 [ www.azadiradio.org ]
Konduz Province Governor Mohammad Omar said on 10 June that the attack on the Chinese workers was carried out by people coming from Baghlan Province, which is located directly south of Konduz Province, Peshawar-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported.
Lieutenant General Mohammad Daud, a regional military commander in Konduz Province, said on 13 June that 10 people have been arrested in connection with the attack on Chinese construction workers in the province, "China Daily" reported on 14 June.
A Reuters correspondent in the southern province of Kandahar reported today that schoolchildren as young as 13 are being registered as if they are 18 years old.
www.azadiradio.org /en/weeklyreport/2004/06/18.ASP   (3730 words)

 Article - Printer-Friendly: Factsheet on the Dutch PRT at Pol-e Khomri, Baghlan province in Afghanistan - The Royal ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Factsheet on the Dutch PRT at Pol-e Khomri, Baghlan province in Afghanistan
The PRT is therefore lending support to reconstruction activities, although this should not be regarded as one of its primary responsibilities.
Earmarked funding from the Netherlands through the Afghanistan Stability Programme is facilitating the construction of police stations in four districts of Baghlan.
www.netherlands-embassy.org /printerfriendly.asp?articleref=AR00001865EN   (1186 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
And the city is very quiet, and the people live in a peaceful time right now in Baghlan Province.
And I don't have just one commander, I have tens of commanders who used to be with the Taliban inside Baghlan Province, because they didn't have any chance to escape or run away.
And as soon as I got closer to the Baghlan Province, everybody communicated with me and they tried to catch the Taliban who were the real Taliban, who were inside the Baghlan Province.
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 Central Asia - OFDA-44: 30-Sep-02
Fighting between rival local factions was reported in the northern provinces of Sar-e-Pul, Samangan, and Badakhshan, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, and in the southeastern province of Paktia.
However, in the southern and eastern provinces, as well as in Uruzgan, Bamiyan and Wardak provinces, drought continues to have a negative impact on food security and livelihoods.
In the Central Highlands and in the provinces of Ghor, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab and Farah, the population continues to experience high levels of food insecurity, despite an overall improvement of the general food situation from last year.
iys.cidi.org /humanitarian/hsr/02b/ixl29.html   (1970 words)

 Newsroom - Emergency Report
The security situation in the north remained calm although localized tensions continued in Chemtal district, Balkh province and Kohistanat in Sari Pul province, where UN missions were suspended.
Roads leading to areas in Baghlan province, including Khost Wa Ferring district, were closed due to snow, floods and landslides.
WFP is pre-positioning food in Vilankulos, Govuro and Machanga Districts in northern Inhambane and southern Sofala Provinces, and in Magoe and Mutarara Districts in Tete Province.
www.wfp.org /newsroom/emergency_reports_new/emergencyReport.asp?Item=554   (5965 words)

 OSAC - ANSO Incident Report: Baghlan Province Explosion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Reports received indicate that an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on the main road connecting Baghlan to Kunduz, in the vicinity of Tarakhail area, Baghlan-e-Jadid district center.
The IED was possibly placed in a bicycle that was placed at the roadside which subsequently was detonated when an Afghan National Police (ANP) vehicle was passing the area.
The Baghlan - Kunduz main road is considered as an insecure/ problematic road due to the presence of alleged anti-government elements in the area.
www.osac.gov /Reports/report.cfm?contentID=49785   (367 words)

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Flash floods on 30 April this year caused by heavy rains and melting snow in the northern provinces of Baghlan and Faryab killed at least 16 people and destroyed hundreds of houses, officials said.
In late April, flooding caused by heavy rains in the Khuram Wa Sarbagh district of the northern province of Samangan destroyed 30 houses and damaged another 76, according to officials from the MRRD.
The most badly affected area was the northeastern province of Badakhshan, where floods killed at least 40 people and left up to 1,000 homes destroyed in 65 villages.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=54410&SelectRegion=Asia&SelectCountry=AFGHANISTAN   (514 words)

 Afghan Farmers Bet on Sweet Alternative to Opium
Taza Mir is old enough to remember the days when beet was the major crop in Baghlan and the province was noted for its sugar.
He said that they will initially help Baghlan farmers and then move to other provinces to try to expand the beet crop, training farmers to get the most out of their land.
Before the wars, the main centres for growing beet were Baghlan, Kundoz and Samangan provinces.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/aug2005/2005-08-10-05.asp   (1060 words)

 Internews - Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Shir Mohammad Jahesh, a reporter of Pajhwok Afghan News, was threatened and insulted by the Chief of Baghlan Police General Mir Alam, and was told that in the future, if his reporting does not follow the will of the authorities, he would be imprisoned.
General Mir Allam said he considered the claim of the reporter to be propaganda, a rumor and described it as a provoking move from his regional rivals.
According to some journalists in Baghlan province, these types of problems have been partly resolved and the situation has improved.
www.internews.org /publications/afghan_news_free_09.html   (2945 words)

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