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Afghanistan Declares March 17 Public Holiday

Source: AFP (Kabul)
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2009

The government of Afghanistan has declared March 17, 2009, as a one-off public holiday, to coincide with the re-burial of ex-president Mohammad Daud Khan, killed in a Soviet-backed coup in 1978, and whose remains were recently uncovered.

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