Avalanches have killed more than 100 people in Afghanistan. Dozens of homes have been destroyed after 22 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces had experienced heavy snowfall in the last days.
Police and Interior Ministry officials report that several loud explosions have rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul. At least two people have been killed and officials fear the casualty toll may rise.
Police in France say at least four people have died in an avalanche in the southern Alps near the border with Italy. A rescue operation is underway for another person believed to be missing.
Two Spanish skiers have been killed in an avalanche in southwestern France, the country's second fatal avalanche incident in 24 hours. Three others survived and were rescued by French authorities via helicopter.
Authorities have begun airlifting stranded tourists by helicopter after road and rail links to Zermatt were cut off. At least 80 centimeters of snow dropped on the town over 24 hours.
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