By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 18, 2022 An Afghan official says at least 19 people were killed when a truck carrying fuel exploded in a tunnel north of the capital, Kabul. Said Shamim, a spokesman for the Parwan provincial governor, said in a statement that the blast on December 17 injured at least 35 people and
8am: Salang Pass is one of the major highways of the country connecting Kabul to the Northern provinces and usually being blocked during the winter due to harsh weather. Accidents that usually result in causalities are being reported from time to time on this highway, mostly during the winter season. Click here to read more
Tolo News: The Japanese embassy in Kabul on Monday said its government has decided to provide $1.5 million USD to help upgrade the Salang Corridor – Afghanistan’s main north- south road transport route. At present, the Salang Corridor is the only route that allows the year round north-south passages of good and people across the Hindu Kush
Khaama Press: After two days of closure because of heavy snowfall, Salang Highway opened for traffic last night. Officials said snowfall had closed the highway on several locations but after the hectic efforts of the maintenance department, it reopened for traffic on Friday night. Click here to read more (external link).