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    Flood death toll surges to 165

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The death toll from devastating floods has surged to 165 fatalities in northern provinces, an official said on Thursday.



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    9 including policemen killed in Kunduz

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Five Afghan Local Police (ALP) members and four militants, including a notorious commander, were killed in a clash in northern Kunduz province, an official said Thursday.



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    Baghlan, Badakhshan floods claim 5 lives

    PUL-I-KHUMRI/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Triggered by torrential rains, floods and landslides have destroyed hundreds of houses, killing three people in Baghlan and two people in Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday.



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    Samangan coalmine blast toll soars to 20

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): The bodies of 20 people were pulled out following an explosion in a coalmine tunnel in the Dar-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Samangan province on Wednesday, residents said.



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    Rescue teams face problems as floods death toll surges

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): As death toll from the devastated recent floods in north and northwestern provinces surged to 135 fatalities, rescue teams on Wednesday were facing mounting problems to pull out more dead and wounded buried under debris.



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    Prayer leader’s nose, ear chopped off

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A prayer leader’s nose and ear were chopped off for an alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Tuesday.



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    2 coalminers asphyxiated to death

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and a third became unconscious after inhaling the carbon monoxide gas inside a coal mine in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Many still missing in floods, 40,000 affected

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A UN agency on Monday said many people were still missing and authorities and aid agencies were trying to assess the damage caused by Friday’s flash floods and provide aid to survivors.



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    Khalili pledges aid for flood affected families

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Second Vice-president accompanied by some cabinet members during their visit to flood-hit northern Faryab province, promised on Sunday to provide direly needed assistnace to the vulnerable people.