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Thousands of poppy plants destroyed in Afghanistan

27 January, 2015
KANDAHAR: A top Afghan provincial official has said thousands of poppy plants have been destroyed in some 20,000 acres in Zhari district of the southern Kandahar province.

In a recent interview, district governor Jamal Agha told Xinhua that Zhari, a former Taliban stronghold, was known for its massive cultivation of poppy.

Kandahar province, with Kandahar city as its capital, used to be under Taliban control.

Kandahar and its neighboring Helmand and Zabul provinces, where Taliban militants remain active, are the major producers of opium poppy in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan supplies some 90 percent of the main raw material for the m ... read more

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