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    Snowstorm leads to Salang Highway closure

    CHARIKAR (PAN): Hundreds of vehicles were stranded after an overnight snowstorm closed the Salang Highway, the only major connection between Kabul and northern provinces, in central Parwan and Baghlan provinces, an official said on Tuesday.

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    2 children die in Parwan roof-collapse

    CHARIKAR (PAN): A four-year-old girl and her six-year-old brother were killed in a roof-collapse incident that injured another eight members of the family in Bagram district of central Parwan province, officials said on Sunday.

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    Salang Pass reopens after storm

    CHARIKAR (PAN): The Salang highway that connects Kabul with northern provinces, is open again on Saturday after a paralysing snow storm led to its closure for a day in central Parwan province, an official said.

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    Teachers' salaries worth 5.7m afs looted

    CHARIKAR (PAN): Two months salaries -- 5.7 million afghanis ($106,462) -- were wrested while being transferred to education department employees in Sheikh Ali district of central Parwan province, officials said on Monday.


    $11m being spent on Salang tunnel renovation

    CHARIKAR (PAN): Damaged by years of war and neglect, the Salang tunnel that represents the major north-south connection is being renovated with financial assistance from ISAF, an official said on Saturday.

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    1 dead, 6 injured as cars collide

    CHARIKAR (PAN): One passenger was killed while six others sustained injuries during a traffic accident on the Kabul-Charikar highway on Friday, an official said.

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    Avalanches kill 2 in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (PAN): A child and a man died as snow avalanches hit five houses in the Siagard district of central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday.

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    Bitter cold continues to claim lives

     GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A woman and her two children were recovered frozen to death after being buried under snow on their way to a health clinic in the Malistan district of southern Ghazni province, a public representative said on Thursday.

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    2 highway officials found frozen to death

    CHARIKAR (PAN): Two highway maintenance officials were found dead on Wednesday afternoon after they were buried by an avalanche in central Parwan province, an official said.

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    Gen. Rajab hurt by avalanche, 2 missing

    CHARIKAR (PAN): Salang Highway maintenance chief Gen. Abdul Rajab was slightly injured when he was buried along with seven subordinates under a snow avalanche that hit the highway, an official said on Wednesday.