TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall and chilly weather has halted routine activity, causing residents serious problems in northern Takhar province. Local authorities were prompted to bring together volunteers for a snow-clearing operation in the city.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Two persons, including a month-old child, were killed and seven others sustained grievous injuries when a liquefied gas cylinder exploded inside a house in the capital of northern Baghlan province on Thursday, police said.
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Snowstorms and avalanches once again blocked the Salang Pass on Thursday, leaving a large number of vehicles stranded on both sides of the 12,000-foot tunnel that connects Kabul with nine provinces in the north.
KUNDUZ CITY/TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Prices of liquefied gas and firewood have spiraled in northern Takhar and Kunduz provinces due to road blockades triggered by heavy snowfall, residents complained on Wednesday.