Baghlan


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Baghlan

(bäg`län), city (1982 est. pop. 41,200), N Afghanistan, on the Kunduz River. It produces beet sugar, cotton, and fabrics. A recently constructed highway system links Baghlan with Kabul and a number of other major cities in Afghanistan.
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Baghlan

 

a city in northern Afghanistan, near the Kunduz River, on the Kabul-Khanabad highway. It is the administrative center of Baghlan Province. Its population in 1966 was 9,600. It is a market center of a sugar-beet region. There is a sugar refinery in Baghlan.

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KABUL, February 19, 2011 (Frontier Star): A clash between Taliban and foreign forces left a child and two Taliban dead last night in Markazi Baghlan district of Baghlan province, health officials said Friday (Feb.
Eight policemen were killed before dawn when militants targeted a checkpoint in the northern province of Baghlan. At about the same time, Taliban fighters attacked another outpost in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, killing another eight policemen, the Interior Ministry said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Afghan forces following days of fierce fighting and killing at least seven Taliban militants reopened the road linking Baghlan to Kunduz city on Tuesday and sent reinforcement there to bolster government positions.
by Pajhwok reporter on 19 June, 2014 - 16:01 PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Heavy inflows broke a spillway of a local dam and damaged a textile factory and several homes in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province.
Kabul, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Four militants, including a senior insurgent leader, were killed Friday when Afghan forces and the NATO-led coalition troops launched an operation in northern province of Baghlan, according to coalition statement issued here.
27) claimed they had killed a commander of pro-government tribal militia in northern Baghlan province.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Baghlan Police Chief Abdul Jabar Purdely said on Monday that the Afghan Army killed 18 and injured over 72 Taliban insurgents in a series of heavy clashes in Baghlan province.
by Qutbuddin Kohi & Habibur Rahman Sherzai on 14 June, 2014 - 10:31 MAIMANA/ PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Six people, including two policemen, wounded in two separate explosions in northern Faryab and Baghlan provinces on Saturday, officials said.
Sahar Gul, 15, was rescued from a house in northern Baghlan province last week after her neighbours reported hearing Gul crying and moaning in pain.
KUNDUZ, December 16, 2010 (Frontier Star): A 10-member group of Taliban has joined the government at central Baghlan district of Baghlan province, an official said Thursday (December 16).
by Abasin Zaheer on 8 June, 2014 - 19:11 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday asked the authorities concerned to ensure the floods-affected families in northern Baghlan province were delivered all necessary relief supplies.
Sahar Gul was rescued from a house in northern Baghlan province last week after her neighbours reported hearing Gul crying and moaning in pain.