12 Mar '11, 3pm

One of impoverished Afghanistan's most violent provinces on Saturday offered Japan $50,000 in relief aid

One of impoverished Afghanistan's most violent provinces on Saturday offered Japan $50,000 in relief aid

Japan was hit by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake on Friday which triggered a tsunami, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands unaccounted for. -- PHOTO: AP KABUL - ONE of impoverished Afghanistan's most violent provinces on Saturday offered $50,000 in aid to help victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, officials said. The cash has been offered by officials in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, which is seen as the birthplace of the Taleban and is one of the areas worst affected by violence in Afghanistan's near-ten year war. 'On behalf of the residents of Kandahar, mayor Ghulam Haidar Hamidi announced $50,000 in aid to the people affected by earthquakes and tsunami in Japan,' a statement from Kandahar's provincial governor said. Japan was hit by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake on Friday which triggered a tsunami, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands...

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