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Families 'Seek Afghan Refuge' From Pakistan Fighting

Burqa clad women waiting to get out of Bajaur last month.

Burqa clad women waiting to get out of Bajaur last month.

The UN's refugee agency says some 20,000 people have sought refuge in Afghanistan in recent months from fighting in northwest Pakistan.

The UNHCR said people started arriving in eastern Afghanistan's Konar Province when fighting intensified in Pakistan's troubled Baujur region over the summer.

Spokesman Nadir Farhad told a press briefing in Kabul some 200 families who arrived recently are living out in the open.

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