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Sholukto, Dara Zendan, Qalamajar and Aque Mazar are villages in Samangan province which line the highway that could be described as the arterial supply route connecting Kabul to the Northern provinces of the country. All these villages have serious problems with contamination of landmines and other explosive remnants of war.
“Mines and other explosives left behind from the Soviet occupation and civil war have created massive problems for us. We were not able to use agricultural land, grazing land, attend to our livestock and collect firewood from the contaminated areas or the road for transportation.” said Azizullah one of the residents of Dara Zendan village. Continue reading