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    Accidents & Disasters

    Snowfall closes Salang highway for traffic

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The busy Salang highway, linking the country’s north and south, was closed for traffic because of heavy snowfall and stormy weather, an official said on Saturday.



    Governance

    18 Parwan polling stations face security threat

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday said 18 polling stations were under high security threat in central Parwan province.



    Security and Crime

    Men detained in heroin smuggling bid

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Police on Friday detained three individuals with as many kilograms of heroin in the Salang district of central Parwan province, an official said.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Salang highway reopens for traffic

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The busy Salang highway, which blocked a day earlier by heavy snowfall, was reopened for traffic on Thursday, an official said.  



    Security and Crime

    Man wounds spouse, commits suicide

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A man shot himself to death with a hunting rifle after he wounded his spouse in central Parwan province, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Key northern route reopens for traffic

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A key snow-clogged pass was cleared and reopened for traffic in central Parwan province on Friday, local authorities said.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Snow once again closes Salang Pass

    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.



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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.



    Education

    Students protest as nursing school stays shut

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A nursing school has been closed in protest against the abduction of an engineer with its founding organisation in central Kapisa province, an official said on Wednesday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    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.