Tolo News: At least eight people were killed Sunday night when avalanches hit Shahr-e-Bozorg district of Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday. The incident took place in Shakhya Par village of the Shahr-e-Bozorg district and injured eight other villagers, officials said. The avalanches took place after the province experienced heavy snow falls on the 10th
VOA News February 26, 2017 A Taliban leader has issued a statement in four languages calling on Afghans to plant more trees. The rare public announcement comes amid fears of fresh attacks that usually spike during springtime. Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada said Sunday, “the Mujahideen and beloved countrymen must join hands in tree planting”
Al Jazeera: At least 25 people have been killed by snowstorms and avalanches in northern Afghanistan, more than a week after more than 100 people died due to heavy snowfall across the country, according to an official. Northern Faryab province bore the brunt of freezing temperatures and heavy snow on Sunday. Click here to read more (external
Press TV February 7, 2017 Afghan authorities have confirmed at least 119 deaths after avalanches buried entire villages in the north, east and central parts of the country. Meanwhile, civilian and government rescue workers are trying desperately to dig out possible survivors. Army helicopters were dispatched to the affected mountainous areas on Tuesday to deliver
Ayaz Gul / VOA News February 5, 2017 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Officials in Afghanistan say an avalanche caused by heavy snowfall struck a remote village Sunday in the eastern province of Nuristan, killing at least 50 people, and raising the nationwide death toll in the past three days to nearly 100 in such incidents. Another avalanche
Press TV January 26, 2017 At least 27 children have lost their lives due to freezing temperatures in northern Afghanistan, officials say. The children, all under the age of five, were killed in the remote district of Darzab in Jawzjan Province over the last two or three days, said District Governor Rahmatullah Hashar on Thursday,
Tolo News: Heavy snowfalls have closed roads in nine districts of Badakhshan province – shutting off access to the provincial capital of Faizabad for the past few days, local officials said on Tuesday. The deputy head of Badakhshan provincial council, Ziauddin Wasiq, said roads have been closed for days and people living in remote areas are
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) on Sunday warned that the current level of environmental pollution in the capital Kabul is a concern and that this would have serious repercussions on people’s health. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Drug addicts living under the Pul-e-Sukhta Bridge in Kabul city said on average two to four fellow addicts are dying each day due to the severe cold currently gripping the capital. The Pul-e-Sukhta Bridge is a well-known location for homeless addicts, who also live there with their families. According to one addict, Rahman, between
Tolo News: Parliament Members (MPs) on Saturday demonstrated outside parliament over government’s inaction to control the sharp rise in pollution over Kabul city. “Government has an obligation to stop importing poor quality fuel. Government also has an obligation to develop Kabul city’s canalization system,” said Mohammad Abda, an MP. Click here to read more (external link).