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    42 Buddhist relics discovered in Logar

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Archaeologists have found as many as 42 ancient Buddhist relics, some dating back to the second century, in central Logar province, officials said.

    The items were discovered during excavations near Ainak where China is mining copper ore, said Abdul Wakil Ahmadzai, director of the provincial information and culture department.

    He said the items included two temples, Buddha statues, frescos, silver and gold coins and precious beads.

    He said they were still seeking more items in the site, just south of the capital Kabul.

    He said some of the items would be transferred to Kabul and others would be kept in the district's museum.

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