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Accidents & Disasters

22 dead, 33 wounded in Qalat bust-truck collision

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Jan 29, 2015 - 13:01
QALAT (Pajhwok): Twenty-two passengers were killed and 33 others wounded in a traffic accident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province on Thursday, medics said.
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Car’s plunge into river leaves 6 dead in Wardak

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Jan 27, 2015 - 11:06
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): At least six people died when a car skidded off a bridge and fell into a river in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Tuesday.
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Bomb rips through Jalalabad hotel,; 5 wounded

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Jan 26, 2015 - 15:50
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Five people were injured on Monday when a blast ripped through a hotel in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, a police spokesman said.
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8 passengers wounded as bus ploughs into truck

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Jan 26, 2015 - 12:53
QALAT (PAJHWOK): Eight passengers were injured, some of them critically, in an accident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the Shar-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province on Monday.
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Kunduz collision leaves 2 dead, 6 injured

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Jan 26, 2015 - 11:48
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least two people have been killed and six others injured in a traffic accident in northeastern Kunduz province, an official said Monday.
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Turkmen aid for disaster victims reaches Jawzjan

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Jan 24, 2015 - 17:14
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Turkmenistan’s food aid for victims of natural disasters arrived in northern Jawzjan province on Saturday, an official said.
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Heavy snowfall closes Ghor, Bamyan highways

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Jan 22, 2015 - 15:36
BAMYAN CITY/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall has blocked key highways in central Bamyan and western Ghor provinces, which have been cut off from Kabul, an official said on Thursday.
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Helmand suicide bombing leaves 2 dead, 16 hurt

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Jan 22, 2015 - 15:20
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): One policeman and a civilian were killed and 16 others, including five children, wounded in a suicide car bombing in southern Helmand province on Thursday, an official said.
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Lashkargah mayor accused of trying to evict residents

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Jan 21, 2015 - 18:48
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A number of residents of this capital city of southern Helmand province on Wednesday alleged the mayor and some other officials had deliberately diverted the flow of rainwater to their homes, a claim rejected by the mayor. A...
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Pregnant woman ends it all by jumping into river

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Jan 21, 2015 - 14:26
Pul-I-Khumri (PAJHWOK): A pregnant woman jumped along with her three years child into the Baghlan River due to frequent domestic violence, official said on Wednesday.
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Heavy snowfall blocks Herat-Turkmenistan highway

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Jan 20, 2015 - 20:26
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Herat-Torghondi highway, connecting the western province with Turkmenistan, was blocked for traffic by heavy snowfall, an official said on Tuesday.
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Flood victims allege authorities embezzled aid

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Jan 20, 2015 - 19:44
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Victims of last year’s devastating floods in the Guzargah-i-Nur district of northern Baghlan province on Tuesday accused local officials of pocketing much of the aid meant for distribution to them. The allegation comes after...
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Khost collision claims 3 lives; woman among victims

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Jan 19, 2015 - 14:50
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three people, including a woman, were killed and four policemen and as many civilians wounded in a traffic accident in southeastern Khost province on Monday, an official said.
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Faryab collision claims 3 lives; youth shot dead by Taliban

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Jan 15, 2015 - 12:38
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Five people have been killed in separate incidents in western Faryab province, officials said on Thursday.
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Badakhshan avalanches claim 5 lives; women among victims

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Jan 13, 2015 - 19:42
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least five people, including two women, have been killed and three more hurt in two separate avalanches in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Tuesday.
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Man commits suicide in Jawzjan

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Jan 06, 2015 - 13:31
SHIBRGHAN (Pajhwok): A man who claimed to be expert in talisman has committed suicide because of economic compulsions in Aqcha district of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said Tuesday.
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Azizullah Ludin passes away

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Jan 04, 2015 - 19:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Azizullah Ludin, ex-chairman High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption, died on Sunday morning in a US hospital after suffering a heart attack, a relative said. Mohammad Ismail told Pajhwok Afghan News Ludin was flown to the US...
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40 killed in Nimroz accidents last year

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Jan 04, 2015 - 14:26
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Forty persons were killed and around 100 others wounded in traffic accidents in the last one year in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said.
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1 killed, 6 injured in traffic accidents

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Dec 24, 2014 - 19:41
AIBAK (Pajhwok): One person was killed and six others were injured in two traffic accidents in northern Samangan province on Wednesday, an official said.
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Winter set to start with snowfall: Met

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Dec 21, 2014 - 17:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): The meteorological departments said on Sunday the current winter season, like the previous one, would get colder with the first snowfall in a couple of days.
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