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Cold Weather, Heavy Snowfall 'Kill At Least 20' In Northern Afghanistan

Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall have killed at least 20 people, mostly children, this week in a remote northern province in Afghanistan, local officials say. The deaths occurred in the rural Darzab district of the Jawzjan Province, district Governor Rahmatullah Hashar told RFE/RL on Friday. Hashar said all the victims were internally displaced people who had left their villages in neighboring regions due to violence and a lack of security. Hashar and local officials said...

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