Many dead as Afghanistan experiences coldest winters in years – BBC News

At least 124 people have died in freezing temperatures in Afghanistan in the past fortnight, Taliban officials say. 

About 70,000 livestock had also perished in what is the coldest winter in a decade, a State Ministry for Disaster Management spokesman said. 

Many aid agencies suspended operations in recent weeks after the Taliban banned Afghan women from working for non-governmental organisations. 

A Taliban minister said despite the deaths, the edict would not be changed. 

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