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Helmand Peace Convoy Reaches Wardak

The peace activists have been walking for 28 days and are expected to reach Kabul in the next few days. 

Dozens of Helmand peace convoy activists are expected to arrive in Salar Bazar, in Sayed Abdad district, in Wardak province on Wednesday.

The activists, both young and old, are marching from Lashkargah in Helmand to Kabul city, which is a distance of about 700km, and will spend Wednesday night in Wardak where they will deliver their message of  peace to local residents. 

On Thursday, they will continue their march – in single file - to Kabul. 

The Helmand peace activists started their journey from the southern province of Helmand on May 17 last month and have been walking for 28 days. 

They plan to call on the Afghan government and on the Taliban to call for a ceasefire and to once-and-for all end the war. 

Originally a group of eight activists started out but through each province, more people joined and now dozens are heading for Kabul. 

On Friday, the activists stopped over in battle-weary Ghazni province where they received a warm welcome from the locals. 

The Helmand peace activists first started a sit-in protest in the province against the ongoing war after a deadly car bombing outside a sports stadium in Lashkargah city killed at least 16 people.

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Helmand Peace Convoy Reaches Wardak

The peace activists have been walking for 28 days and are expected to reach Kabul in the next few days. 

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Dozens of Helmand peace convoy activists are expected to arrive in Salar Bazar, in Sayed Abdad district, in Wardak province on Wednesday.

The activists, both young and old, are marching from Lashkargah in Helmand to Kabul city, which is a distance of about 700km, and will spend Wednesday night in Wardak where they will deliver their message of  peace to local residents. 

On Thursday, they will continue their march – in single file - to Kabul. 

The Helmand peace activists started their journey from the southern province of Helmand on May 17 last month and have been walking for 28 days. 

They plan to call on the Afghan government and on the Taliban to call for a ceasefire and to once-and-for all end the war. 

Originally a group of eight activists started out but through each province, more people joined and now dozens are heading for Kabul. 

On Friday, the activists stopped over in battle-weary Ghazni province where they received a warm welcome from the locals. 

The Helmand peace activists first started a sit-in protest in the province against the ongoing war after a deadly car bombing outside a sports stadium in Lashkargah city killed at least 16 people.

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