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Afghan snowstorms death toll jumps

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. Ammanullah Zafar, director for security in Faryab, told Anadolu news agency that Kohistan district was the worst hit. "We can confirm that 25 people have died in this unprecedented heavy snow," he said.