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Accidents & Disasters

Achin district chief among 3 wounded in collision

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Feb 13, 2016 - 11:42
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A district chief was injured when his car collided with a vehicle on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday. The road accident occurred in the limits of the Sarobi district of Kabul, wounding the...
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35 injured as a passenger bus flips over in Kandahar

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Feb 13, 2016 - 11:02
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 35 passengers have been injured in an accident on the Kandahar-Herat highway in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday when a passenger bus veered off the...
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Salang Pass reopens for traffic

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Feb 12, 2016 - 10:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Salang Pass, linking the capital Kabul with nine Northern provinces of the country reopened for traffic on Wednesday, after two days of heavy snowstorm closed northern and southern parts of the key highway, an official said.
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Passengers in trouble as Hajigak Pass closed by snowfall

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Feb 11, 2016 - 11:26
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The Hajigak Pass, connecting central Bamyan province with capital Kabul through Maidan Wardak province, has been closed since Wednesday due to heavy snowfall, officials said on Thursday. Driver Mohammad Jan said that most...
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2 die, 27 injured as passenger bus veers off Salang road

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Feb 10, 2016 - 11:49
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and 27 others wounded on Wednesday when a passenger bus veered off the road and turned turtle in the southern part of Sanlang Pass, officials said. The mishap took place in the Khaki Pul area of southern...
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Senior Taliban leader Rahmani dies of hepatitis

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Feb 09, 2016 - 09:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): A former Taliban governor for Kandahar and member of the rebel group’s leadership council, Mullah Hassan Rahmani, has died of hepatitis in a Pakistan hospital, a source said on Tuesday. The source close to insurgent movement told...
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Renowned singer Hayat Gardezi dies in Kabul

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Feb 04, 2016 - 22:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): A renowned singer Hayat Gardezi on Thursday died in hospital in Kabul after a heart attack, an official said. Gardezi, who was also the head of artists’ union, suffered a heart attack and was rushed to hospital where he breathed his...
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3 die, 5 injured as vehicle overturns in Kandahar

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Feb 04, 2016 - 17:26
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Three people died and five others injured on Thursday when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on a highway in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The early morning incident took place on the Kandahar-...
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Foreign military training ranges being cleared of mines: UN

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Feb 04, 2016 - 12:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 138 casualties from explosive remnants of war (ERW) in or around NATO facilities in Afghanistan over the last six years, the United Nations said on Thursday. From 2009 to December 2015, the United Nations Mine Action...
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Weeks later, Bamyan coalmine fire still burns: residents

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Feb 03, 2016 - 22:33
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The coalmine of Eshpeshta area of Kohmard district of central Bamyan province caught fire few weeks ago and no measures have been taken so far to extinguish the blaze, local residents and officials said on Wednesday. “We have...
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16 quakes hit Ghazni since Thursday, causing panic

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Feb 03, 2016 - 16:07
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Consecutive earthquakes since a week have worried residents of southern Ghazni province. Ghazni residents said 16 quakes rocked districts since last Thursday, causing panic but no financial damage or casualties. They said a...
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Salang highway cleared of snow, reopened for traffic

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Jan 30, 2016 - 11:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Salang highway, connecting the capital Kabul with northern provinces, was cleared of snow and reopened for traffic, an official said on Saturday. The highway, snaking through the tall mountains of northern Baghlan province, was...
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Women among 15 injured in Wardak collision

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Jan 29, 2016 - 16:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifteen people were injured on Friday when a van and a car collided head-on on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in central Maidan Wardak province.
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Snow blocks roads in 5 provinces, including Salang Pass

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Jan 29, 2016 - 15:34
BAMYAN/AIBAK (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall has blocked roads in five provinces in cold areas, including the strategic Salang Pass that connects central capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan.
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5 killed, 6 injured in Kunar, Nangarhar accidents

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Jan 28, 2016 - 19:13
JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Five people were killed and another half a dozen wounded on Thursday in two separate road accidents in eastern Kunar and Nangarhar provinces, officials said.
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Afghan handball player, wife, son drown in Greece waters

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Jan 24, 2016 - 14:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): A national handball team member, Zubair Azizi, has drowned along with his wife and a one-year-old son in Greece waters on their way from Turkey to Europe. Aziz left Kabul along with his family a week back, but their boat capsized in...
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Women among 4 killed in Kandahar collision

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Jan 23, 2016 - 15:09
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four people were killed and three others wounded on Saturday when a passenger bus collided with a van in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Saturday. On its way from Herat to Kandahar, the...
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Mild-intensity quake rattles Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Jan 23, 2016 - 12:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): A mild intensity earthquake jolted different parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Saturday morning, but there were no immediate reports about casualties.
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1 injured as rocket lands near Italian embassy in Kabul

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Jan 18, 2016 - 10:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least one person was wounded when a Taliban-fired rocked landed near Italy’s embassy in the capital Kabul, an official said on Monday. Faridoon Ubaidi, crime branch chief for the 101st Police Asmayee Zone, told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Mortar blast leaves four children dead in Kunar

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Jan 15, 2016 - 12:21
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Four children were killed by a blast from an unexploded mortar shell in the eastern province of Kunar, an official said on Friday.
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