PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Two persons, including a month-old child, were killed and seven others sustained grievous injuries when a liquefied gas cylinder exploded inside a house in the capital of northern Baghlan province on Thursday, police said.
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Snowstorms and avalanches once again blocked the Salang Pass on Thursday, leaving a large number of vehicles stranded on both sides of the 12,000-foot tunnel that connects Kabul with nine provinces in the north.
KUNDUZ CITY/TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Prices of liquefied gas and firewood have spiraled in northern Takhar and Kunduz provinces due to road blockades triggered by heavy snowfall, residents complained on Wednesday.
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfall, accompanied by a severe cold wave, has killed 10 people and 920 domestic animals in Darz Aab and Qush Tepa districts of northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Wednesday.
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Authorities on Tuesday reopened Salang Pass, a key route that connects Kabul with nine provinces in the north, after a three-day closure forced by heavy snowfall and avalanches, officials said.