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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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Drug addict dies from cold beneath Faryab bridge

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Jan 15, 2016 - 12:08
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A drug addict died of harsh weather conditions on Thursday night in Maimana, the provincial capital of northern Faryab province, an official said on Friday.
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12 of a family injured in gas cylinder blast

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Jan 15, 2016 - 11:49
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A dozen members of a family sustained injuries when a liquefied gas cylinder exploded inside a house in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Friday.
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400 suffocation incidents recorded in Herat in 3 months

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Jan 14, 2016 - 14:48
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 400 incidents of suffocation have been recorded in the past three month at the zonal hospital in western Herat province, an official said on Thursday. Aziz Rahman Jame, head of the emergency ward, told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Roads blocked as snowfall, rain lash 8 districts in Ghor

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Jan 12, 2016 - 12:38
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Heavy snow and rainfall have blocked roads in eight districts of western Ghor province and the Ghor-Kabul highway, an official said on Tuesday. Heavy snowfall and torrential rain started lashing Ferozkoh, the capital of the...
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On way to wedding ceremony, 15 killed in Kunar accident

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Jan 09, 2016 - 13:46
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen people were killed on Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in flipped over in eastern Kunar province, a police official said.
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