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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Taliban Ghazni road blockade continues

By Farzad Lameh

GHAZNI – Taliban militants have blockaded a key road connecting Jaghori to Qarabagh in eastern Ghazni Province for two weeks, officials said April 24.

“The blockade has caused many problems ... but we are working to resolve it through the tribal elders as soon as possible,” Marouf Ayoobi, Ghazni provincial spokesman, told Central Asia Online.

The Taliban imposed the blockade soon after it warned travellers to stop using the road April 9.

“We would have reopened the road by now, but we are faced with a reduced number of police in the province,” Zerawar Zahid, provincial police chief, said.

Last June, the Taliban also blocked the road for several days.

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