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    26 Afghan pilgrims die in Saudi, 200 vanish

    KABUL (PAN): Twenty-six Afghan pilgrims died, while 200 others failed to return to their homeland during the recent Hajj season in Saudi Arabia, officials said on Saturday.



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    6 youths of wedding party drown to death in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Six youth who were heading to a wedding party were killed after their car they were travelling in plunged into a river in the northern province of Balkh, officials said on Saturday.



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    UNHCR's winter aid for Afghanistan

    Kabul (PAN): In the last week the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has begun distribution of winter assistance to nearly quarter of a million people (40,000 families) in remote and inaccessible areas of Afghanistan, as well as in Kabul. 



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    1 killed, 7 injured in head-on collision

    JALALABAD (PAN): One passenger was killed and seven others were injured in a road crash on the busy Torkham-Jalalabad highway in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said.



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    House gutted by ISAF-fired flare cartridge

    KHOST CITY (PAN): An illuminating cartridge fired by NATO-led troops fell on a home in southeastern Khost province, causing financial losses, the house owner said on Thursday.



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    Afghan Sikhs protest over cremation

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the minority Sikh community rallied against residents of the Qalacha neighbourhood of Kabul for opposing the cremation of their relatives’ bodies.



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    Taliban want Obama to end ‘meaningless’ war

    KABUL (PAN): The Taliban on Wednesday asked US President Barack Obama to end the “meaningless war in Afghanistan” during his second term in office.



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    3 killed, 8 injured in Daikundi road crash

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN):  Three civilians were killed and eight others injured in a traffic accident in central Daikundi province, an official said on Wednesday.



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    4 injured in Kunduz accident

    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Four people were injured during a traffic accident on the Baghlan-Kunduz highway in northern Baghlan province on Saturday.



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    Karzai condolences US storm victims

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday expressed his sympathy to victims affected by the powerful Sandy storm in the United States that had claimed more than 90 lives, a Presidential Palace statement said.