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Afghanistan clears poppy fields

May 1, 2012 at 10:22 AM   |   Comments

PANJAWI, Afghanistan, May 1 (UPI) -- Anti-narcotic officials say roughly 444 acres of poppies were cleared in the Panjawi, Zheri and Maiwand districts of Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

The head of Kandahar's anti-narcotics authority told Bakhtar News about 165 acres were cleared from Panjawi, about 81 from Maiwand and about 197 from Zheri.

Cleanup is ongoing throughout Kandahar.

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