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  Kunduz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under the governance of Sher Khan Nasher (also: Nashir), Kunduz became one of the wealthiest Afghan provinces in the early 20th century.
Kunduz is located at 36.73°N, 68.86°E, at an elevation of 397 meters above sea level.
Kunduz was the last major city held by the Taliban before its fall to US-backed Northern Alliance forces in early December 2001.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kunduz   (207 words)

 United Provinces on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The United Provinces embraced the plain of the Ganges, the heartland of India.
The United Provinces of Agra and Oudh was formed in 1877 by merging the presidency of Agra and the kingdom of Oudh.
Afghanistan,Dasha-Kala, Takhar Province, Afghanistan06/10/2001Commander of the Forces of the United Alliance, loyal to late commander Akhmed Shah Massood, Mamur Hassan in the village at (PAR214798)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/U/UntdP1rov2.asp   (1293 words)

 ONLINE - International News Network
KUNDUZ CITY: Afghan farmers have returned to cotton cultivation, sowing the crop over 6,000 hectares of land in the northern Kunduz province after decades of strife.
Mohammad Ibrahim Turkman, director of the provincial agriculture and livestock department, said on Thursday Kunduz was headed for a bumper cotton crop this year after a sharp and persistent decline in its cultivation over the years.
A large number of Kunduz growers continued to sow an American type of cottonseed that was highly valued in international market, explained the director, who believed results of French varieties in terms of quality and quantity would be known after a couple of years.
www.onlinenews.com.pk /details.php?id=85146   (352 words)

 USATODAY.com - Northern Alliance captures Kunduz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — Stomping on the faces of captured Taliban and shooting others as they lay wounded, opposition forces rampaged through Kunduz on Monday, staking claim to the Taliban's last northern stronghold.
Kunduz's fall followed a two-week siege of this grimy market city of 100,000 people where thousands seen as the hard core of Taliban and allied foreign Islamic militia had holed up.
Kunduz's Taliban leaders had limited movement from the city without permission, whipped residents on the streets at the slightest provocation and abused the city's minorities in favor of the Pashtun majority, he said.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2001/11/25/kunduz.htm   (809 words)

 Mystery surrounds murder of Chinese workers in Afghanistan -DAWN - International; 13 June, 2004
According to the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar, two of the Afghans arrested are believed to be loyal to warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
Omar said he was expecting a delegation from the Chinese construction firm to visit the province to discuss the return of the road workers after the scene was left deserted after the attack.
Kunduz was one of the last pockets of Taliban resistance following the 2001 US-led invasion.
www.dawn.com /2004/06/13/int1.htm   (652 words)

 USAID Transition Initiatives: Afghanistan field report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The PRT for Kunduz province is scheduled to be opened in early March.
To date, 11 provinces have been provided with equipment and training, with the remaining 20 provinces expected to be completed by the end of March.
OTI grantee Medair is implementing a project to reinforce the walls of an irrigation canal in the Sorobi District of Kabul Province.
www.usaid.gov /hum_response/oti/country/afghan/rpt0203.html   (3099 words)

 Election Week in Afghanistan - One of the most important figures in Afghanistan's presidential election died three ...
Thomas Scheibe, spokesman for PRT Kunduz, the logistical base for the Faizabad operation, said 11 German soldiers were working at the airport when the riots began.
In Kunduz, there are about 280 German soldiers, with another 50 posted in Faizabad; an additional contingent of 65 soldiers is now in Faizabad to reinforce security during the elections.
This summer, 11 Chinese laborers who were working on a road construction project south of Kunduz were gunned down in their tents.
www.slate.com /id/2107629/entry/2107636   (1244 words)

 In Brief
The Agency continues to use trucks and planes to reach Ghor and Badghis provinces on the western slopes of the Hindu Kush and north east Afghanistan.
Kunduz's extended isolation and heavy reliance on external aid is an anomaly for the drought and war affected region.
Traditionally, Kunduz is an agricultural province, with much of its rice, wheat and fruit destined for export.
www.wfp.org /newsroom/in_brief/afghanistan11_12.html   (814 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Afghans Trade Guns for Shot at a New Life
With such terse exchanges, repeated several hundred times during the past two days at army bases across the northern province of Kunduz, Afghan and U.N. officials launched a long-awaited national program to disarm tens of thousands of factional fighters, demobilize them from their militia units and reintegrate them into civilian life.
Kunduz, a remote but verdant province close to the border with Tajikistan in the far north, was selected as the program's launching pad because it is unusually peaceful.
In the city of Kunduz, a dusty provincial capital where the most common sound is the jingle of horse harness bells, Abdul Rasool, 63, a saddle maker, recounted how militiamen had broken into his workshop and smashed his safe a few years ago.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A2906-2003Oct22?language=printer   (1251 words)

 USATODAY.com - Explosion near peacekeeper convoy kills 4 in northern Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Kunduz is the only place outside the Afghan capital where the 6,400-strong NATO-led security force has a presence, though it plans to set up at least five more bases across the north in time for the elections.
Insurgents active mainly in the south and east of the country have vowed to sabotage the vote, and appear to be expanding into the relatively stable north.
The 11 Chinese workers and an Afghan guard were killed last Thursday in Kunduz province in the worst attack on foreign civilians since the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-06-16-afghan-blast_x.htm   (534 words)

 Taliban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Following this incident, Omar fled to the neighboring Balochistan province of Pakistan, from where he emerged in the fall, reportedly with a well-armed and well-funded militia of 1,500 taliban, who would provide protection for a Pakistani trade convoy carrying goods overland to Turkmenistan.
During the survey, she concentrated on 100 SCA supported girls schools in the nine provinces: Kabul, Kunar, Laghman, Ningarhar, Ghzani, Logar, Paktika, Paktya and Wardak All these provinces are under the administration of the Islamic State of Afghanistan.
Similarly, In Kunduz province, 122 schools are operating with 390 female teachers teaching at the schools.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Taliban.html   (2227 words)

 Taliban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Following this incident, Omar fled to the neighboring Balochistan province of Pakistan, from where he emerged in the fall of 1994, reportedly with a well-armed and well-funded militia of 1,500 followers, who would provide protection for a Pakistani trade convoy carrying goods overland to Turkmenistan.
The ground war was mainly fought by the Northern Alliance, the remaining elements of the anti-Taliban forces which the Taliban had routed over the previous years.
Mazar-i-Sharif fell to U.S.-Northern Alliance forces on November 9, leading to a cascade of provinces falling with minimal resistance, and many local forces switching loyalties from the Taliban to the Northern Alliance.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/taliban   (2965 words)

 Taliban deny killing 11 ... - Jun. 12, 2004
The remains of the deceased are being kept in a military hospital in Kabul.
The dead were among about 100 Chinese engineers, drivers, managers and laborers sprayed with machinegun fire as they slept in tents near a road in Kunduz province, about 250 kilometers (150 miles) north of Kabul on Thursday.
The murders in an area of Afghanistan previously considered to be one of the safest regions in the country have reawakened fears within the government and among observers that a resurgent Taliban could invalidate upcoming elections.
www.inq7.net /wnw/2004/jun/12/text/wnw_2-1-p.htm   (525 words)

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Kunduz provincial governor Mohammad Omar has been quoted by the official Chinese news agency Xinhua as saying the attack could have been motivated by business rivalry over the World Bank contract given to a Chinese firm that employed the workers.
Jalali said some arrests had been made and authorities saw a connection between the attack on the Chinese and a subsequent bomb attack on German peacekeepers protecting reconstruction projects in the capital of Kunduz province.
Kunduz had been considered fairly secure, and the attacks dealt further blows to reconstruction efforts and raised more doubts about the viability of U.S.-backed plans to hold landmark elections in September.
www.sabawoon.com /newsnew/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=17847   (377 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » German deployment to quiet Afghan north, pave way for greater security
Although the November 2001 siege of Kunduz was the last major battle in the assault to topple the Taliban, remnants of the ousted militia have caused few problems in the area, regional military commander General Mohammad Daud said.
The current PRT operation in Kunduz and three others across the country, is seen by former ISAF commander German Lieutenant General Norbert van Heyst, as the best option for improving security in the absence of an ISAF expansion.
Besides Kunduz, there are PRTs in the southeast city of Gardez and the central city of Bamiyan, which is due to be taken over by around 100 New Zealand troops who arrived this week.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/025de2d42d82dd26c1256d91003abf9a   (721 words)

 ::: MBO ::: AFGHAN FLOOD :::
The deaths happened on Sunday (23MAR03) in Kunduz province, where 474 houses were damaged - 168 of them destroyed, UN mission spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva told reporters in the capital.
The government, supported by the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies, has distributed emergency food as well as tents, plastic sheeting, blankets and soap to 325 needy families in Mazar-e-Sharif and scores of others in Kunduz province.
Meanwhile, the U.N. has ordered its staff to avoid traveling on certain roads in Nangarhar province in the east and Zabul province in the south for security reasons, Almeida e Silva said.
www.ebizmalta.com /mbo.nsf/updates/AFGHAN+FLOOD   (173 words)

 IOM Press Briefing Notes - 25 September 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
These offices will be crucial to ensure the delivery of assistance in Faryab province and to Bagh I Sherkat and Amirabad, two camps in Kunduz province.
Apart from working on the logistics to deliver aid to camps in Herat and Kunduz province, IOM is also working on providing assistance to stranded persons who have not been able to reach camps.
In Faryab and in Badghis province, these isolated groups could be reached using two crossing points, one in Andkhvoy and one in Kuskha.
www.iom.int /en/archive/PBN250901.shtml   (1138 words)

On Thursday 26 February a contract for the Performance-based Partnership Agreement (PPA) for Wardak province was signed between the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan and the Ministry of Health.
We have a good performance record in Afghanistan over many years, and we are happy to be a part of the new development in health.
Since October 2003, SCA is implementing partner for the Ministry of Health in Kunduz province.
www.afghanica.org /news/sca_wardak.htm   (600 words)

 Paying for the Taliban's Crimes:
In addition to the eyewitness accounts gathered by Human Rights Watch from Balkh, Faryab, Baghlan, Samangan, and Kunduz provinces, a variety of confidential sources and newspaper accounts suggest that similar abuses are taking place in other provinces in northern Afghanistan, including Herat, Badghis, Sar-i Pul, Jawzjan, and Takhar.
The displaced families claimed that local Tajik Jamiat commanders had engaged in a campaign of expulsion of Pashtun villagers whom they believed had provided support for the Taliban, and that most of the property of the Pashtun communities had been confiscated by Jamiat troops and neighboring armed Tajik communities.
A spokesperson for the U.N. high commissioner for refugees confirmed that residents of Farkhar province are among new refugees arriving in Pakistan, and that a significant number of the new refugees claim to be fleeing attacks against Pashtuns in northern Afghanistan.
www.hrw.org /reports/2002/afghan2/afghan0402-09.htm   (1007 words)

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Kunduz province is the last territory held by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan.
Dostum said his fighters were moving toward Kunduz from the west to enforce the surrender deal.
The Taliban governor of Kunduz, whose name is also Mohammed Omar, confirmed late Friday that the garrison was prepared to surrender but said nothing about the fate of the foreigners.
www.durangoherald.com /news/01/news011124_4.htm   (699 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Civilians flee as Taliban close in on northeastern Afghan town
They said the Taliban had tightened their grip on the northeastern province of Takhar, with fresh territorial gains on Sunday after more than a week of fighting.
The Taliban broke opposition front lines on the main road between Takhar and the adjacent province of Kunduz late Sunday.
The militia have advanced into Takhar from the south in Baghlan as well as from bases in Kunduz province, using jets and tanks to smash their way through Masood's lines.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/b82e619a748d3f45c12569340030fabe   (597 words)

 Mystery surrounds attack on road workers
We deny the accusation of killing the Chinese workers in Kunduz province of Afghanistan,
Omar said he was Saturday expecting a delegation from the Chinese construction firm to visit the province to discuss the return of the road workers after the scene was left deserted after the attack.
Kunduz was one of the last pockets of Taliban resistance following the 2001 US-led offensive against the regime following the September 11 terror attacks in the United States.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/51/346.html   (627 words)

 Taliban agree to surrender Kunduz -DAWN - Top Stories; November 19, 2001
PESHAWAR, Nov 18: The Taliban surrounded in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province agree to surrender before a UN-supervised neutral authority as incessant US bombings leave hundreds dead and wounded.
He said that 800 people had died in one of the heaviest bombings on Kunduz in the last two days, and over 250 were killed in Khanabad district on Saturday, he said.
Earlier, tribal elders from Kunduz told a news conference in Peshawar that the Taliban were prepared to surrender and support a neutral administration.
www.dawn.com /2001/11/19/top2.htm   (536 words)

 Taliban denies killing Chinese workers -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"We deny the accusation of killing the Chinese workers in Kunduz province of Afghanistan," he told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.
Kunduz province, some 250 kilometers (150 miles) north of Kabul, has been — until the Thursday attack — considered one of the few safest areas in Afghanistan.
The dead were among about 100 Chinese engineers, drivers, managers and laborers sprayed with machinegun fire as they slept in tents near a road in Kunduz province Thursday.
www.aljazeera.com /cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=2236   (1104 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Following the Afghan drugs trail
Yet one senior religious scholar admits that in many poppy-producing areas his counterparts often say that producing opium is "halal" or permitted in Islam, as long as it is sent to infidels abroad.
Sitting a few chairs down the table, the governor of Ghor province admits he is struggling, with an estimated 20,000 hectares of land sowed with opium this year.
In some eastern provinces - where poppy cultivation is well-established - he claims Friday prayer leaders have been telling their worshippers that it's legal to grow it, but not legal to use it.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3774003.stm   (1827 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Gunmen kill 11 Chinese construction workers in northern Afghanistan
Mutaleb Beg, the Kunduz police chief, said six to eight assailants killed an Afghan guard at the unfenced camp and then opened fire on the Chinese men as they slept in two tents.
Both Badghis and Kunduz previously were viewed as relatively peaceful, and relief agencies fear militants are expanding their operations from the insurgency-plagued south and east.
A small contingent of German troops are based in Kunduz, NATO's first step in a plan to expand across the north to help provide security for the vote.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040610-0749-afghan-china-workerskilled.html   (745 words)

 Asian Political News: Karzai set to win Afghan presidential election by a landslide
Interim Afghan President Hamid Karzai is headed for a landslide victory in the country's first direct presidential election, backed by a strong showing even in the northern province of Kunduz where he does not maintain ethnic ties, early returns show Thursday.
In Kunduz Province, where an estimated 3 percent of votes have been counted, Karzai led his opponent Abdul Rashid Dostum by 54.7 percent to 20.1 percent.
Kunduz is the home ground of Dostum, an ethnic Uzbek strongman.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0WDQ/is_2004_Oct_18/ai_n6283582   (348 words)

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