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Demonstrators block Kabul-Jalalabad Highway.

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Demonstrators block Kabul-Jalalabad Highway

Abdul Moeed Hashmi - Jan 26, 2009 - 18:05

KABUL Kabul (kä`bl, kəbl`), city (1997 est. pop. 1,500,000), capital of Afghanistan and of Kabul prov.  (PAN): The main Kabul-Jalalabad Highway was blocked for one hour due to demonstration protest of disables in eastern Sarobi Sarobi is a town betwenn Kabul and Jalalabad in Afghanistan. It was the Hezc-i-Islami's stronghold from 1987-1995. A commander of Hezb-e-Islami called Commander Zardad had headquarter there and torturing people. He was later prospected in London for his crimes. [1]  district of capital Kabul earlier Monday Monday: see week.  afternoon.

Jamal Ahmad, a local driver told Pajhwok Afghan News over telephone the protest started at 3:00pm and lasted for one hour. Large numbers of passenger buses and civilian cars were stranded strand 1  
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The land bordering a body of water; a beach.

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1. To drive or run ashore or aground.

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 on both sides of the road due to the protest, he added.

The protesters demanded more portions in the wheat aid distribution to the area people by Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority ANDMA, said Lal Muhammad, a tribal elder of the district.

He added the demonstrators blocked the way of Jilani Popal, head of local organs while he was passing the highway. The demonstration latter ended peacefully, said Qazi Suleman, Sarobi district chief.

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Publication:Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Date:Jan 26, 2009
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