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    Most drug smugglers live overseas: Ahmadi

    TALOQAN (PAN): The deputy interior minister on Tuesday said most of big drug smugglers lived abroad and operated their illicit commerce in Afghanistan from outside.



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    Salang Pass reopens for traffic

    CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang Pass, linking Kabul with northern provinces, reopened on Tuesday for traffic after day-long closure due to snowfall and a hailstorm, an official said.



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    4 die as Torkham border gate stays shut

    JALALABAD (PAN): As Pakistan keeps the Torkham border crossing closed in eastern Nangarhar province, four Afghan patients have died, local authorities said on Tuesday.



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    Salang Pass closed for traffic

    JABALUS SARAJ (PAN): The Salang Pass, linking Kabul with northern provinces, was closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall and hailstorm, officials said on Monday.



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    Floods damage houses, wash away crops

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Seasonal floods have killed a child and damaged 50 houses and 500 acres of cropped land in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Saturday.



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    50 US helicopters damaged by hailstorm

    KABUL (PAN): A fierce hailstorm damaged dozens of US and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military helicopters in southern Afghanistan this week.



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    Kapisa lightning kills girl, injures 11

    CHARIKAR (PAN): A young girl was killed and 11 members of her family were wounded when lightning struck their home in central Kapisa province, an official said.



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    45 dead in Kandahar bus-tanker collision

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Forty-five people were killed and several others wounded in a road crash on the Kandahar-Helmand highway on Friday morning, officials said.



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    Death toll from Balkh flooding rises to 20

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The death toll from floods in northern Balkh province has climbed to 20, with nearly 2,000 households affected in the provincial capital, Mazar-i-Sharif, and three nearby towns, officials said on Thursday.