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    Saudi assisting Afghan flood-hit families

    SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Saudi Arabia has started providing relief supplies to thousands of flood-affected families in northern provinces, officials said on Monday.



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    Poisonous gas in water well kills 3 of a family

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three members of a family died after inhaling a poisonous gas and smoke produced by a power generator the family used to fetch water from a well in their home in southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.



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    Floods kill 7 in Faryab

    MAIMANA (PAN): Flash floods continued to play havoc in northern Faryab province, killing at least seven people, destroying hundreds of homes and sweeping away household animals and crops, officials said on Saturday.



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    58 Afghans missing as boat sinks in Indonesia

    KABUL (PAN): A boat believed to carry 72 Afghan asylum seekers sunk in waters in Indonesia while 14 of them have been rescued by fishermen near Sunda Strait, reports said on Saturday.



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    2 die as floods hit Faryab

    MAIMANA (PAN): Two people died as several houses were swept away by flash floods that also damaged crops in two districts of northern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.



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    Floods, strong winds wreak havoc in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Residents in some districts of southern Helmand province suffered financial losses after flash floods swept away their homes and household items, an official said on Wednesday.



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    11 kids killed, 7 women injured in Kunar raid

    ASADABAD (PAN): Nearly a dozen children have been killed and a number of women wounded in an International Security Assistance Force airstrike in the Shigal district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Sunday.



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    10 NATO supply trucks torched in Bagram

    KABUL (PAN): At least 10 International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) supply trucks were torched following a gas cylinder blast in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, officials said on Thursday.



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    Quake felt in Kabul but officials unaware

    KABUL (PAN): An earthquake -- measuring 5.4 on the open-ended Richter scale -- jolted Afghanistan on Thursday, but the Geological Survey Department at the Ministry of Mines said they were unaware.