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    40 Badakhshan families face landslide threats

    FAIZABAD (PAN): Forty families are under threat of landslides in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Wednesday.  

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    Jalalabad blaze causes huge losses

    JALALABAD (PAN): Traders on Wednesday claimed suffering $161,780 (8,000,000 afghanis) losses as a result of a fire that gutted a market in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.

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    Children among 5 dead in accident, fire

    TALOQAN/QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Three people were killed when a car crashed into a truck in northern Takhar province, while two children died in a fire in northeastern Badghis, officials said on Wednesday.

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    Key Badghis pass reopens after 2-day closure

    QALA-I-NAW (PAN): The Sabzak Pass, connecting northwestern Badghis province with western Herat, reopened for traffic after a two-day blockade due to heavy snowfall and avalanches, officials said on Tuesday.

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    Accidents decrease after ban on NATO supplies

    MEHTARLAM (PAN): There has been a significant fall in traffic accidents on the Kabul-Torkham highway since Pakistan blocked the key supply route for NATO-led forces in Afghanistan last year, drivers and passengers say.

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    Heavy avalanches block key Badghis pass

    QALA-I-NAW (PAN): Snow avalanches have blocked a key pass connecting northwestern Badghis province with western Herat, officials said on Monday.

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    Quran burning an unforgiveable mistake: Gen. Kneip

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander in the north, Brig. Gen.  Markus Kneip, on Sunday denounced the burning of the Quran by US troops as an unforgiveable mistake.

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    7 of a family buried under snow rescued

    CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Seven members of a family were rescued after a snow avalanche struck the Pasaband district of western Ghor province on Sunday, officials said.  

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    Helmand collision leaves 3 dead, 10 injured

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three people were killed and 10 others wounded in a traffic accident in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday, an official said.