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    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.



    Governance

    Probe team finds 13 civilians killed in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A fact-finding team, assigned by President Hamid Karzai, found 13 civilians, including four children and three women, had been killed during a joint Afghan-US forces’ operation in central Parwan province, an investigator said on Friday.



    Governance

    Karzai orders probe into civilian deaths in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday assigned a delegation to investigate reports that some civilians had suffered casualties during a joint Afghan-NATO operation against militants in central Parwan province.



    Security and Crime

    Young Kabul man found dead in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Bullet-riddled body of a young man has been found in central Parwan province, an official said on Monday.



    Health

    Panjsher woman gives birth to quintuplets

    CHARIKAR (PAN): A woman has given birth to five babies during her first-time pregnancy in central Panjsher province, a senior health official said on Saturday.



    Reconstruction

    Guesthouse, medicine faculty built in Kapisa

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): After completion of construction work, a guesthouse and a medicine faculty at the Al Beruni University were handed over to relevant authorities in central Kapisa province, officials said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Parwan collision leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

    CHARIKAR (PAN):  One passenger was killed and five others were injured in a traffic accident in central Parwan province on Friday noon, an official said.