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Traffic accidents kill four and injure 21 in northern Afghanistan

According to local Taliban officials, four people died and 21 others sustained injuries following two traffic accidents in northern Baghlan and Faryab provinces.

According to Shir Ahmad Burhani, spokesperson for the Taliban’s security command in Baghlan, the first accident took place in Dushi district on Friday, involving a 580-type passenger vehicle and a 10-Cylinder vehicle. The passenger car was traveling from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul at the time of the collision.

Burhani stated that the driver and assistant driver of the passenger car lost their lives, while 21 passengers were injured. Local residents transported the injured to Baghlan provincial hospital for medical treatment.

The exact cause of the accident has not been determined, but drivers’ negligence, excessive speed, and failure to observe traffic regulations are commonly identified as leading factors behind traffic accidents in the country.

In a separate incident in Faryab province on Friday, two individuals were killed in Qaysar district. Fahim Kohi, the Taliban’s traffic manager in Faryab, explained that a Sarache-type car collided with a motorcycle carrying two passengers, as a result of which both motorcycle passengers died. The accident was attributed to the drivers’ lack of attentiveness.

Yesterday, another collision occurred on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in Laghman province, claiming the lives of two family members, while three other members of the family sustained injuries.