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    Shiberghan cold wave kills 2,000 animals

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Around 2,000 livestock have died because of cold weather amid heavy snowfall in northern Jawzjan province while another 25,000 cattle were stuck in snow-hit areas of the province, nomads (Kochis) said on Monday.

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    Heavy snow cuts off Bamyan from Kabul

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Shibar Pass, one of the two main routes between Kabul and central Bamyan province, has been closed by heavy snow, leaving several vehicles stranded, drivers said on Monday.

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    Snow lashes Kandahar for 1st time in 30 years

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The southern province of Kandahar was lashed by snow for the first time in three decades on the night between Sunday and Monday, raising hopes among farmers and orchard owners for adequate water availability.

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    Busy Kabul-Gardez highway shut

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Kabul-Gardez highway has been closed for hours due to a heavy snow slide in Teri Kandaw area since Saturday night.

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    Snowfall forces Salang Pass closure

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The Salang route, linking Afghanistan’s south with the north, has been closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall, an official said on Sunday.

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    3 die as vehicle plunges into river

    PUL-I-KHUMRY (Pajhwok): Three people were killed and a fourth injured as a passenger vehicle plunged into a river in the Doshi district of northern Baghlan province on Saturday.

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    Girl hangs herself after parents’ separation

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A 13-year-old-girl committed suicide by hanging herself after her father divorced his wife in the Jaghori district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.

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    IHRC investigating causes of accidents

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Saturday launched an investigation to determine the causes of increasing traffic accidents across the country.

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    Trader loses 14m afs in Kabul market blaze

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A huge fire that broke out in a marketplace in the capital Kabul overnight left a shop and a warehouse completely gutted, inflicting 14 million afghanis in losses on the owner, witnesses said.

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    Road crashes kill 7 in Kabul, Farah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A three-vehicle crash killed five people and injured eight others in Shakar Dara district of central Kabul province on Saturday, officials said.