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Hazara (shia and sunni)
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30.04.2003 - Source: ReliefWeb
39 Afghan Turkmen families headed home from Attock, Pakistan ("Afghan returnees pick up the threads after years in exile (UNHCR)") [#12335], [ID 1607]
01.04.2002 - Source: EurasiaNet
Ethnic Turkmen seek peace-building role ("Ethnic Turkmen Seek Peace-Building Role") [#30692], [ID 1608]
"Afghanistan's ethnic Turkmen community is known for being industrious and peaceful in a country whose recent history has made it difficult to be either.
(I)n an effort to play more of a role in Afghanistan's nation-building, Turkmen community leaders have formed a "shura," or council, to meet with the interim government's top officials. The council is composed of intellectuals from the Turkmen refugee community in Pakistan and elders and other leaders of the Turkmen population in Afghanistan."