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KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistan military officials have agreed to resolve the Durand Line-related issues through dialogue in a spirit of mutual cooperation. The agreement came during Iftar dinner hosted by the Afghan Border Police (... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Abdul Ghafoor Feroz, a media advisor and Islamic scholar in the governor’s house of southern Kandahar province was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Sunday, an official said. Feroz came under attack while heading to his... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The groundwater level has gone down by 15 meters as a result of illegal digging of deep wells in southern Kandahar province, local officials said on Tuesday. Mohammad Nader Kakar, water supply and canalsation director,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A campaign to eradicate 2000 hectares of poppy crop was launched in southern Kandahar province on Friday, an official said. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the counter-narcotics director said the poppy... read more
ANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Armed insurgents stormed a security check-post in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, killing five policemen and wounding three others, an official said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on the... read more
TIRIN-KOT/ KANDAHAR, MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Nineteen Taliban and two security forces have been killed and 23 militants wounded in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said on Monday. Nine militants were killed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Militants were pushed back in the battle for Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, an official said on Saturday. Dost Mohammad Nayab, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the fighters had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Public health officials say most of medicines are smuggled into Afghanistan due to its porous borders. However, they are determined to curb the illegal business. Deputy Minister of Public Health Dr. Najia Tariq, during a... read more
  ​KANDAHAR, SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Six civilians including children have been suffered causalities in two separately explosions in southern Kandahar and northern Sar-I-Pul provinces, an official said on Saturday. Governor’s spokesman,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than a dozen Taliban have been killed during a clash with security forces in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday. Police chief, Sultan Mohammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
  KHANDAHAR CITY/MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Six people, including children, have been killed and nine others wounded in different incidents in southern Kandahar and central Kapisa provinces, an official said on Tuesday. One policeman and a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Plans to add new faculties to the Kandahar University, where thousands of students are enrolled from different provinces,have been hamstrung by a shortage of resources, officials. The university has 12 faculties,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six insurgents have been detained with weapons and explosives in southern Kandahar and Paktika provinces, an official said on Sunday. The security forces conducted night raids in the Maiwand district of Kandahar and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An attack on the Arghandab district centre in southern Kandahar province ended with the killing of five assailants and a soldier on Thursday morning. The attack was launched at 7am when one suicide bomber blew himself up... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Owners of pump stations in southern Kandahar province on Saturday announced an end to their strike, agreeing to pay taxes for the past seven years.  After talks, pump station owners and provincial authorities agreed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 19 militants, including eight suicide bombers, have been killed during a clash in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News a group... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Islamic scholars in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday voiced that they should become united to convince people from misusing and killing innocent people. A conference to build strong coordination between Helmand,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two persons were killed and seven others wounded when a blast hit a passenger bus in southern Kandahar province, an official said Sunday. Kandahar governor’s spokesman Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A boisterous but sometimes whispering sounds of girls and boys come out of a damaged and partially destroyed house in narrow streets in the third police district in southern Kandahar province. These sounds have dominated the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban on Sunday banned polio vaccination campaign in southern Kandahar province and warned health officials to avoid administering polio drops to children, health officials said on condition of anonymity. The militants... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One hundred and eighteen pistols were on Saturday handed over the Disarmament of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The pistols, including 16 Makarov’s and 102 TT... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Around 200 factories have been closed in southern Kandahar province owing to insufficient power supply, rendering more than 5000 people jobless, industrialists said on Wednesday. Accompanied by owners of ten factories,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Monday praised the unity government’s efforts at bringing peace and stability to the country and asked the Taliban to renounce violence and join the peace process. On his median visit to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Acting Counternarcotics Minister Haroon Rashid Sherzad on Sunday said poppy cultivation increased by seven percent in the country this season owing to insecurity. Sherzad, who visited the Panjwai district of southern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Half of the tractors distributed among local agricultural cooperatives in six districts of southern Kandahar province have been sold, with the money ending up in private pockets, a public representative said on Thursday.... read more
KANADAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The USAID-funded University Support and Workforce Development Project (USWDP) and the Kandahar Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday signed an agreement on training university students as per the market demand. Providing... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Government’s writ has been widened in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province as a result of a series of security operations, the district chief said on Thursday. Haji Obaidullah told Pajhwok Afghan News during... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite insecurity, four mines of lead, zinc and talc have been put on offer to launch their survey and extraction in southern Kandahar province, an official says. During an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): More than 5,000 mines planted by insurgents in various areas of Maiwand district in southern Kandahar province have been defused by the police, officials said Sunday.   Jan Agha, the district police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Students in southern Kandahar province complained on Sunday that they had to bribe education department officials for getting their 12th grade certificates.Officially, students have to pay 250 afghanis for getting their... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Seventeen armed rebels were killed following an operation by Afghan and foreign troops in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday. The clearing up offensive was conducted in the Koka area of the town on... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Eleven people were killed and 10 others wounded in separate security incidents in southern Kandahar and Helmand provinces, an official said on Saturday.One security official was killed and two others, including one civilian,... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were injured during a car-bomb explosion in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.The blast took place at around 9:00 am in Azam Karez area of... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) on Tuesday said it had received about 30 complaints against provincial council (PC) candidates in southern Kandahar.IECC head for Kandahar Marvand Waziri said no complaint had... read more
KANDAHAR/KABUL (PAN): A Taliban-designated governor for central Zabul province was detained along with 19 rebels in two separate operations by Afghan soldiers, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Wednesday.The operation was conducted in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six militants were killed and nearly a dozen others wounded during a clash with Afghan army troops in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.The clash took place during a military operation codenamed Selab-II in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A bomb blast killed a public representative and injured his three friends as they visited a cemetery in the southern city of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday.Malak Nanai was visiting his mother’s grave in the Shahidaano... read more
 KANDAHAR (PAN): A policeman has shot dead three of his colleagues in the Shamalzai district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Tuesday.The overnight incident in Spinkai Manda area was the result of personal differences, the 303rd... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly 1,800 students, including 200 girls, appeared in a university entrance test in southern Kandahar province, officials said. The tests, launched across the country, have already taken place in some provinces, Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/ISLAMABAD (PAN): For the first time in nearly eight months, NATO supply trucks on Thursday crossed into Afghanistan through the Chaman border crossing in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said.A couple of vehicles... read more
KABUL/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Forty-seven militants were killed during a string of security operations in several provinces over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and said the joint operations were conducted by... read more
JALALABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seventeen Taliban and a policeman were killed and another 16 people wounded in violence-related incidents in three provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Eight insurgents were killed and 16 others wounded during an... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Infuriated tribal elders of Panjwae district in Kandahar want the US soldier, accused of shooting dead 16 people on Sunday, be tried in an Afghan court.Several tribal leaders including a member of provincial council, Hajji Agha... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four civilians were killed and two others injured in separate mine explosions in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.One of the explosions happened at around 9am in Khakrez district, where a passenger car... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Thirty-five cases of polio have been detected in southern Kandahar, Helmand and Zabul provinces, public health officials said on Sunday.Twenty of the cases were found in Kandahar alone, said Public Health Director Dr. Abdul... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday launched a three-day nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign, involving 52,000 volunteers, his office said.As many as 7.8 million children below five years of age would be administered polio vaccine... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The High Peace Council held its maiden meeting in Kandahar City on Monday, supporting the ongoing national reconciliation and reintegration campaign of President Hamid Karzai's administration. Former president Prof.... read more