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    Floods: MPs ask govt to declare national mourning

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday asked the government to declare a day of national mourning after devastating floods killed 107 people and left thousands homeless in north and northwestern Afghanistan.



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    Karzai orders quick aid for flood-hit families

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday ordered the authorities concerned to immediately provide all possible assistance to flood-hit families, saying he was shocked by the loss of precious lives, properties and crops.



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    Around 1,000 marooned families evacuated

    KABUL/SHIBREGHAN (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Saturday around 1,000 marooned families had been evacuated so far in northwestern Jawzjan province, following flash floods that killed at least 107 people and rendered thousands others homeless on Friday night.



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    Drowned student’s body found hours before his nikah

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A 20-year-old student drowned in the Farah River and his body was fished out an hour later in western Farah province on Friday, an official said on Saturday, the day the 20-year-old’s nikah was due.



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    Former defence minister passes away

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former defence minister of Afghanistan, Gen. Abdul Qadir, has been died on Tuesday after protracted illness in Kabul, an official said.



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    Body of Taliban’s shadow governor found

    LASHKARGAH/KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The dead body of a Taliban’s shadow governor for neighbouring Kandahar province has been found in the Garmsir district of southern Helmand province, sources said on Monday.



    Accidents & Disasters,Health

    Dozens of children displaced by floods fall ill

    TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of children suffering from various diseases erupted in the northern Takhar province in the aftermath of continuous downpours and flash floods that left hundreds of families displaced.



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    Girl burnt to death, her house reduced to ashes

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): A six-year-old girl was burnt to death after her house caught fire overnight in southeastern Paktika province, an elder of the family said on Friday.



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    1 child killed, 2 injured in Herat blast

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): One child was killed and two others critically wounded when an unexploded mortar shell they were playing with went off in western Herat province, an official said on Friday.



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    9 including district chief mysteriously fall ill

    TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Nine people, including a district chief, fell sick and were hospitalised after they opened a package containing a mysterious powder in northern Takhar province, officials said on Friday.