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KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Government departments and residents owe about 560 million afghanis to Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) in unpaid power bills in southern Kandahar province, an official said Sunday. DABS chief for Kandahar, Amanullah... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A total of 4,256 Afghan refugee families returned from Pakistan via the Spin Boldak border crossing into southern Kandahar province this year, officials say. The Refugee and Repatriate Department of Kandahar province says the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Expressing concern about increasing threats to the freedom of expression, journalists in southern Kandahar province on Thursday held a gathering to condemn the arrest of two journalists by security forces. National Directorate... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Police say millions of dollars have been illegally taken abroad via the airport in southern Kandahar province. In this connection, the airport commander, Col Obaidullah Barakzai and other detained officials were shown to the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Traders in southern Kandahar province have stopped exporting fresh fruits to Pakistan after Islamabad increased taxes on imported goods. Thursday was the third day when Afghan traders did not export grapes and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the Taliban should forget they could defeat the Afghan forces and should reconcile with the government as the only option with them. The president said this while addressing a... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Grapes weighing more than 20,000 tons worth $4.5 million have been exported abroad from southern Kandahar province so far this season, a trader representative said on Wednesday. Eng. Abdul Baqi Bena, deputy head of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok):  A lot of work is still required to be done to improve women’s situation in southern Kandahar province where efforts in this regard during the 16 years have little impact. Women’s living standard in Kandahar City,... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): So far 3,629 Afghan refugee families have returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan via the Spin Boldak-Chaman border crossing this year, officials in southern Kandahar province say. Asif Patyal, International Organization for... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) deputy head on Tuesday said Afghan traders exporting fruits to India were charged heavy taxes at Indian airports. Khan Jan Alokozai told Pajhwok Afghan News in an... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 355 police cadets graduated from the Southern Zone Police Training Centre in Kandahar province on Sunday. The young officers underwent a six-month training course, learning professional tactics. The individuals... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province on Sunday said recent Taliban’s advancement resulted from America’s previous policy that focused only on Al-Qaeda. Gen. Abdur Raziq told a press conference in Kandahar City, the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Residents of the southern zone held a huge gathering in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, declaring their support for the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia. Religious scholars, tribal elders, politicians,... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said the United States would be standing by the Afghan nation till the end without any timeline. The president, who visited southern Kandahar province, was accompanied by a number of Cabinet... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The third death anniversary of Hashmat Khalil Karzai, a cousin of former president Hamid Karzai, was observed in southern Kandahar province on Sunday. Held at the residence of the late Karzai in Karz locality of Dand... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Activists drove in a convoy of vehicles through the streets of Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, on Friday to encourage parents into sending their children to school. The activists used load-speakers to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Women in southern Kandahar province have complained about the lack market to sell their handicraft products. They say their complaints have long been ignored and despite promises, government officials could not find... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami on Sunday said efforts were ongoing to eradicate corruption and transfer responsibilities to appropriate persons. Addressing a gathering of troops at Atal Military Corps in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fresh fruit traders in southern Kandahar province say they are concerned about no further exports via the Afghanistan-India air corridor after the inaugural flights. The businessmen say they were hopeful the air corridor... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): One Afghan security man was killed and another wounded after the two traded fire with NATO troops in southern Kandahar province on Saturday. A Romanian soldier was also wounded in the exchange of fire that incident occurred at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents destroyed a Karez, an  indigenous method of irrigation, system using landmines in Khorabak district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday. Khorabak district chief Abdul Nafey Barish told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Saturday said security forces were searching for dozens of civilians the Taliban had kidnapped nine days ago in southern Kandahar province. The Taliban held the civilians captive after attacking police-check... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Twelve policemen and 21 Taliban insurgents have been killed during separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province, local officials said Sunday. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News that dozens of... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have killed seven of the 70 civilians they kidnapped on Thursday in Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province. The rebels set free 30 and were still holding 33 in captivity, officials said on... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Residents and public health officials in Kandahar province say ‘a special maternity hospital’ is required on the southern zone level to deal with one of the world’s height mother-child mortality rates. Officials say mothers... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A roadside bombing killed two children in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place this morning in Kula Khamar area of Maiwand... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fresh and dried fruits businessmen in southern Kandahr province say trade through the air corridor with India is “inexpensive” and “easy.” The traders seek continuation of the air corridor between India and Afghanistan,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Three insurgents have been killed and six others, including two policemen, wounded during a clash in Khakriz district of southern Kandahar province where 34kgs morphine has also been captured, an official said Monday.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghan army on Saturday claimed killing at least 40 Taliban militants during an operation in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province. Another 10 rebels were wounded in the operation in Bayab Banak area, about... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Problems regarding the recently-launched Afghanistan-India air corridor should be jointly resolved by the government and businessmen, officials in southern Kandahar province said on Thursday. A meeting at the Kandahar governor... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Afghanistan exported 40 tons of different types of fruits to India in a second cargo flight from southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said. In this regard a special ceremony was attended by Governor Zalmai Wesa... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Families, who fled violence in their home province of Helmand and migrated to southern Kandahar province, say they are leading a life full of miseries and no one has assisted them so far. Members of the displaced families told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A two-year ‘green and clean city’ program was launched on Wednesday in the capital city of southern Kandahar province. Governor Zalmai Weesa, Mayor Eng. Rokhan Walasmal, municipal districts representatives and other... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A campaign to prevent pomegranates and other fruits from contracting diseases has been launched in two districts – Arghandab and Arghistan --- of southern Kandahar province. The provincial Agriculture, Irrigation and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of southern Kandahar province say they’re concerned about increasing casualties of Afghan forces, particularly Afghan army, during fights with militants. The past two weeks were deadliest for the Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Eighteen Afghan National Army troops were killed and 16 others were wounded in an overnight attack by Taliban militants in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Friday. Hundreds of Taliban gunmen stormed an ANA base... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The closure of the Spin-Boldak-Chaman border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan has brought to a halt people’s movement as well as trade activity. Pakistan closed the border crossing after a deadly clash between border... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): At least one civilian was killed and a dozen more people, including three police, were wounded in two back to back explosions in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday night. The first blast took place about 9pm... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 17 Taliban insurgents have been killed and scores of others wounded in separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday. Kandahar police spokesman, Zia Durrani, told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Nine people were killed and 42 others wounded across the border in Pakistan as an hours-long skirmish between Afghan and Pakistani border guards came to an end on Friday. The Pakistani media reported that five children... read more
KANDARHAR (Pajhwok): Three police have been killed and five others wounded in clashes with Taliban militants in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday. Kandahar governor’s spokesperson, Samim Khpalwak, told... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants have been killed and 13 others wounded during a clash with security forces in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday. The clash erupted late on Tuesday night in the Mianshin district,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Residents and officials say they are worried about illegal cutting down of forest trees in northern Kunduz province, asking the government to stop the practice. The residents said some local people and border police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Police have detained recruitment in-charge of Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Saturday. Provincial police spokesman, Zia Durani, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The Netherlands will give Afghanistan $300 million in aid over the next four years with special attention on the strategic southern Kandahar province, the Dutch ambassador in Kabul said on Wednesday. Geoffrey Van Leeuwen, who... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of tuberculosis cases were recorded in southern Kandahar province last solar year that ended on March 21, public health officials said on Monday. The tuberculosis section head at the provincial Public Health... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Residents of Maroof district of southern Kandahar province say there is no school in the district and salaries in the name of teachers are pocketed by strongmen. However, officials deny the allegation. They say schools are... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Poppy cultivation has increased in volatile areas and decreased in comparatively secure parts of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday. Local officials, who talked to Pajhwok Afghan News, said the central... read more
KANDAHAR/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): At least 20 militants were killed in airstrikes by NATO forces in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, local officials said. Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the airstrikes were... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A lawmaker from southern Helmand province has been wounded on an attack by unidentified gunmen in neighbouring Kandahar province, local officials said on Saturday. A security official, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least eight passengers were killed, including women and children, on Wednesday when a passenger car crashed into a trailer in southern Kandahar province. A ninth person was injured in the collision that occurred in... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Industrialists and investors on Sunday closed as many as 200 factories in the capital of southern Kandahar province to protest against prolonged power outages. The protesters, who had gathered in front of the press club in... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The deputy police chief for southeastern Khost province was killed on Sunday in a gun attack in southern Kandahar province, an official said. Kandahar governor’ spokesman, Samim Khpwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News gunmen shot... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A woman whose husband poured crude oil over her and then set her ablaze has demanded of the government to arrest her spouse and give him the same punishment. The 40-year-old, Razqa, has been admitted to the Mirwais hospital in... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Kandahar public health officials on Monday said there were 20,000 people suffering from cancer in Afghanistan including 167 in the southern province. Of the 167 suspected cancer patients in Kandahar, the disease has been... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials in southern Kandahar province accuse Pakistani security forces of violating the Durand Line and engaging in occasional border skirmishes. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News ... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistan border forces on Thursday exchanged fire after two suspected militants crossed the border into southern Kandahar province, an official said. The two sides exchanged weapons fire in Saro Sahano area... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents and culturists in southern Kandahar province say a number of historic monuments are on the verge of collapse and need urgent repair and protection. The historical sites are either illegally dug or lands... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor for southern Kandahar province, Dr. Hamayon Azizi, who was badly injured in January 10 deadly bombing, in an audio message has said he is in better health and would soon return home to continue serving his... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief on Monday said 17 suspects have been arrested so far in connection with Tuesday’s deadly bomb blast at the governor’s house of southern Kandahar province. The blast that ripped through a government... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Businessman Hashim Karzai, a cousin of former president Hamid Karzai, on Monday died in an Indian hospital of injuries he had sustained in Tuesday’s bomb attack in southern Kandahar province. The spokesman for Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Kandahar province Dr. Humayun Azizi, who suffered injuries in Tuesday’s bomb attack, is being flown to Germany for better treatment, an official said on Thursday. Azizi’s spokesman Samim Khpalwak... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Wednesday claimed arresting five suspects in connection with yesterday’s attack in southern Kandahar province. Police Chief Gen. Abdul Raziq told reporters here that 11 people were killed and 18 others,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Deputy Governor of southern Kandahar province Abdul Ali Shamsi died on Wednesday of the wounds he had suffered in yesterday’s suicide bombing, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, confirmed to... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The governor for southern Kandahar province and the UAE ambassador to Afghanistan were among nearly a dozen others injured in a bomb blast that killed at least three people in a government guesthouse in the southern province late... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Ten laborers have been abducted by Taliban militants in Takhta Pul district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials have detained five insurgents in various districts of eastern Nangarhar province, where six rebels joined the peace process, officials said on Tuesday. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): “All closed schools should reopen; let girls to be educated; we want books and pens”are slogans chanted at a rally encouraging people to send children to schools. Organised by a society named ‘Way of Pen’, the rally was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A four-member gang that killed five female airport employees and their driver in southern Kandahar province has been arrested, an official said on Sunday. Of the detainees, three were paraded before reporters at the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Preferring peace over war, Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq on Sunday suggested “an area should be specified where Taliban militants can live with their families.” He expressed concern over a latest contact between... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents in southern Kandahar province have staged a protest rally against the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials for what they called an improper behavior towards players. The enraged protestors chanted... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Thirty-seven Taliban militants have so far been killed during an ongoing operation in Nish district of southern Kandahar province, police said on Saturday. A dozen police were also killed and eight others wounded in the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Fourteen Taliban militants and a policeman were killed during an overnight clash in Nesh district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. The militants reportedly captured three checkpoints in Hajji Alam,... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The deputy governor of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday inaugurated a newly constructed water canal and launched construction work on another canal in the Panjwai district. The inaugurated canal cost seven million... read more
GHAZNI/KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Police seized 375 kilograms of opium from smugglers after a brief clash in Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said. Ghazni police chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told a press... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): As many as 6,000 Afghan refugee families have returned from Pakistan to southern Kandahar province this year, an official said on Sunday. Mohammad Azem Nawabi, Kandahar refugees and repatriation department head, said more... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Infighting left four policemen dead and as wounded in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, an official said. The incident took place in the 9th police district of Kandahar City, the provincial capital, at around 2:30pm... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Almost 35 tons of improved quality wheat seed and 70 tons of fertilizer were distributed among farmers in Aman district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, officials said. Deputy Governor Abdul Ali Shamsi told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Police have detained a four-member group of kidnappers in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Deputy police chief Lt. Co. Wali Mohammad Askar told Pajhwok Afghan News the group had kidnapped a resident of... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): More than a dozen Taliban militants have been killed in clashes with security forces in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Zia Durrani, the police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News insurgents stormed... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A beekeeper in southern Kandahar province has for the first time produced honey from basil flower and exported the product to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The specialty of basil honey is it contains small... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governors of Iran’s Sistan Balochistan province and Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province on Thursday agreed on jointly working to strengthen cooperation in various fields. Sistan Balochistan governor Ali Hashimi,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and four others wounded on Monday when the car they were riding in veered off a road in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The accident took place on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Seven members of a family were killed on Wednesday when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, an official said. The blast took place in Tambakol area at around... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province on Monday said Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopters dropped ammunition and food in a Taliban-controlled area in central Uruzgan province due to bad weather condition. A... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Five border policemen including a commander were after Taliban militants stormed their check-posts in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday. A security official, who wished to go unnamed, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of shopkeepers on Tuesday shut shops in the capital of southern Kandahar province in protest against the kidnapping of their two colleagues. The protestors said two vegetable sellers had been kidnapped by gunmen... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): NATO and US forces top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, accompanied by Defence Minister Gen. Abdullah Habibi and spymaster Masoom Stanikzai, paid a visit to southern Kandahar province on Monday. The visit is... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Despite a ban on the use of the Pakistani currency in southern Kandahar province, covert transactions in the rupee continue to take place. About two months ago, the rupee locally known as ‘kaldar,’ was banned in Kandahar, with... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Eight children have been wounded in two separate roadside bombings in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said. The first blast that injured four children took place in Chinar area of Shah Walikot district at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A businessman has invested $5 million establishing a standard plant to process and package fruits in southern Kandahar province, the first of its kind in the country.   Fruits like grapes, pomegranates and others are... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The first pistachio farm in southern Kandahar province produced 2,000 kilograms of pistachio last year, the orchard’s owner says. The orchard is spread over 150 jirbs (75 acres) of land in Daman district and has 24,000 trees.... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Three women have died and 97 other people sustained injuries in traffic accidents during Eidul Azha holidays in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Most of the victims were women and children, said Samim... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Residents of southern provinces say Pakistani police have increased harassing Afghans who cross into the country through the Spin Boldak-Chaman border. Thousands of people from southern Afghanistan daily cross the Friendship... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The two armed attackers who entered the Mirwais hospital in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces, an official said. One National Directorate of... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Pakistani authorities demand 300,000 Pakistani rupees per truck loaded with fresh fruits to cross the recently reopened Spin Boldak-Chaman border crossing between the two countries, dealing a new blow to Afghan traders. Trader... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Pakistani officials on Wednesday promised to reopen the Friendship Gate at the Spin Boldak-Chaman border crossing on Thursday morning (Sept 1), an Afghan border police official in the southern province of Kandahar said. Afghan... read more
KABUL/KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Tuesday said ‘whoever burnt the Pakistani flag at the Spin Boldak-Chaman border neither represented the government nor the people of Afghanistan.’ While Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 150 Pakistani workers illegally staying in southern Kandahar province have been arrested and handed over to Pakistani border officials, an official said on Monday. The police a few days ago started arresting... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Higher Education Minister Farida Momand has said most of the public sector universities have been established either under political pressure or political connections. Momand, at the head of a delegation, arrived in Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): After the imposition of a ban on domestic transactions in the Pakistani currency, currently almost all traders and common people use the Afghan currency in southern Kandahar province. Moneychangers, traders and Afghanistan... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Hundreds of high school graduates on Monday sat an entrance exam for admission to evening classes at four university faculties in southern Kandahar province. The candidates numbering 952 including just four girls took the exam... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Civil society activists have erected a protest tent in southern Kandahar province demanding an end to the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Helmand province. Dozens of members of a civil society group, Youth Caravan, have... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): NATO and US forces top commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson on Thursday said the Taliban could not win through the war and should appear for talks. The alliance resolute support commander arrived in Kandahar City, the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Following a ban on the usage of Pakistani currency by central bank officials and the police headquarters, the value of the afghani has witnessed an unprecedented rise against the rupee and dollar in southern Kandahar province... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Central bank officials in southern Afghanistan say they are trying to ban the Pakistani currency from being used in domestic transactions and to encourage people towards using the Afghan currency notes. Currently the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eight people were injured in a traffic accident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Kandahar province on Saturday. The head-on collision between a passenger bus and a wagon took place in Akhund Sahib area of Daman... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A family who lost three children to a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province has urged the Taliban to stop claiming lives of people with the merciless device. Another six members of the family were injured when... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The bidding process and contract signing for two precious stone mines have been suspended in southern Kandahar province due to deteriorated security situation in areas where the riches are situated. The decision was taken... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces and Taliban militants on Wednesday claimed inflicting casualties on each other in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province. The rebels launched attacks on some security posts in the troubled district... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): More than 100 traffic accidents took place during the three-day Eidul Fitr holiday in southern Kandahar province, leaving two persons dead and 126 others wounded, public health officials said on Monday. Kandahar public... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Twenty-five Taliban militants, including three local commanders, have been killed during security forces’ operation in the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday. Another five rebels were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Khakrez district chief survived a roadside bomb attack that killed four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in southern Kandahar province on Saturday. Kandahar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): In a latest insider attack, three policemen were killed by their two colleagues linked to the Taliban in the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday. The incident took place in Tora post area... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces and Taliban militants clashed overnight in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, with each side claiming inflicting casualties on the other. The pre-dawn clash broke out when armed... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Attiqullah was two-years-old when his father was killed in a group Taliban attack, including a truck bombing, on the central jail in southern Kandahar province nine years ago. Wearing dirty clothes, exhausted and covered with... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 22 militants were killed in an overnight US drone strike in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants shot dead a tribal elder in a targeted killing in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said. The elder, Hidayatullah, was shot dead in the Aino Mina area around 10am, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan army general was killed in a roadside bombing that ripped through his vehicle in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province on Thursday, officials said. Muhsin Sultani, public relations officer of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A former education director for southern Kandahar province and another official of the department have been sentenced to three years in jail over administrative corruption by the special anti-corruption court, an official... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two foreign soldiers were killed on Saturday when gunmen wearing Afghan security forces uniforms opened fire at an Afghan military base in southern Afghanistan, the military alliance said. NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) said in a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Members of provincial councils and tribal elders on Thursday accused the government of ignoring the southern zone and not taking measures to prevent insecurity in the country’s south. These views were expressed at a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The municipality on Tuesday launched construction work on a marketplace in Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, to create business and work opportunities. Deputy Kandahar governor Abdul Ali Shamsi,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces on Thursday reopened the road between southern Kandahar and central Uruzgan provinces on the second day of their operation, an official said. The road had been closed by Taliban militants in Shah Walikot... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of seven districts in southern Kandahar province say the government should construct buildings for police headquarters, district centers and other public entities in order to ensure good governance and speedy... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An old woman, who lost her spouse among 10 family members to the conflict, is currently living with her three widowed daughters in law and grandchildren in a ruined house in Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pahjwok): Five insurgents were killed and nine others wounded during a clash with security forces in the Shah Wali Kot district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday. In Maiwand district of the province, five... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Joint investment in the Chabahar port of Iran is not only in the interest of Afghanistan, but it could bring peace and stability to the entire region, the governor of southern Kandahar province said on Tuesday. Dr.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Monday attended a gathering aimed at voicing support for security forces in southern Kandahar province. Besides officials from different security organs, provincial government officials, provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Power utility officials in southern Kandahar province say the process to acquire land and stretch wires as part of a 10-megawatt solar power project has been completed, but the assisting organization has stopped work on the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 25 insurgents, including some drug traffickers, have been killed during an operation in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly 70 percent areas have been cleared of landmines in southern Kandahar province, but more work is needed to be done to secure people’s lives from the deadly weapons, officials said on Tuesday. Representatives from... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two persons were killed and another eight, including women and children, sustained injuries on Tuesday when the truck they were travelling in flipped over in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The truck,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A local court on Thursday held an open trial for seven people allegedly facilitating a coordinated Taliban attack on the airport in southern Kandahar province, an official said. On December 8, 2015, at least 50 people,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Repair works have been launched on a high schoolteacher training centre in southern Kandahar province, a year after the building was damaged in a Taliban group attack. The coordinated attack left at least 10 people killed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Intelligence officials on Wednesday detained two persons for allegedly making fake national identity cards and work permits in southern Kandahar province, an official said.  Kandahar governor’s spokesman, Samim... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A “Wall of Kindness” has been set up in the capital of southern Kandahar province by a youth federation to attract assistance for poor people. Kandahar Youth Federation head Agha Wali Barani said they set up the wall of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Ministry of Public Works officials on Thursday said the feasibility study to construct a road between southern Kandahar and central Bamyan provinces would be started within a few days. A Ministry of Public Works... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Local health officials on Thursday said around 2,000 tuberculosis cases have been recorded in southern Kandahar province during last solar year. The health officials expressed these views during a meeting marking the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilians were gunned down and a third injured when two motorcyclists opened fire at them in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A special anti-corruption court on Saturday issued arrest warrants for three persons in a 2015 bank robbery case involving own staff of the bank in southern Kandahar province. The Da Afghanistan (central) Bank branch in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a fruit market --- a joint venture of the municipality and traders --- has been launched in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Saturday. The fruit market is being constructed over a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday said it was investigating a video clip showing a man being severely tortured by police in Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province. But Kandahar police officials said the video... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two deminers were killed in a rebel attack in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, officials said. The incident took place in Haji Aziz camp area of Maiwand district, the governor’s spokesman, Samim... read more
KANDAHAR/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): With locals’ volunteer participation, construction work on five kilometers of roads has been launched in the capital of southern Kandahar province. While reconstruction work on projects executed under National... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A research centre on cultural commonalities between Afghanistan and India was inaugurated at the university of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday and a similar centre is expected to be opened in India. The research centre’s... read more
KANDAHAR/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Four policemen at a post on the Kandahar-Uruzgan highway have been killed in what suspected to be an insider attack in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday. The incident took place in Tagharak area of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of Maroof district of southern Kandahar province say Pakistani security forces have closed across the Durand Line three routes connecting the town with Balochistan’s capital Quetta and Pishin district. The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Customs manager based in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province has been arrested along with some border policeman on the charge of embezzling government’s revenue, an official said on Tuesday. The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a retaining wall along the Arghandab River, which had been stopped due to a lack of budget, resumed on Thursday in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said. Work on the 31-kilomentre... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A number of people have been arrested and referred to attorneys in connection with traffic accidents that left 93 persons dead and 309 others injured during the outgoing solar year in southern Kandahar province, officials... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants have been killed and another 18 wounded during clearing operations in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.  The provincial government spokesman said the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A charity group has provided tables, chairs, beds and wheelchairs to a hospital belonging to the Kandahar university’s medical faculty in the southern province. Qalam Lar group head Matiullah Weesa told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Thursday said he had officially asked the Ministry of Water and Energy to investigative corruption in Dahla dam’s reconstruction project. Dr. Humayun Azizi told reporters here... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An international company is making huge investment at the Kandahar airfield and the ambitious projects will turn the southern province into an economic zone, an official said on Tuesday. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Iran’s consul general in southern Kandahar province Hameed Reza Karimi has said Afghan businessmen could export their goods and services to Europe and others countries via Chabahar port. The Iranian envoy expressed these... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province on Saturday said he was ready to go to northern Kunduz province to fight insurgents if he was allowed by the government. Speaking to journalists in Mandi Gak Palace, he said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-eight Taliban militants have been killed and another four captured alive during a search operation in southern Kandahar province, where one child died and two others were injured in a roadside bombing, officials said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Government’s negligence and other problems have pushed the Afghan National Agricultural Sciences and Technology University (ANASTU) in southern Kandahar province to the verge of closure. Former president Hamid Karzai and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two separate roadside bomb explosions have killed two women and as many insurgents in southern Kandahar province, where police shot injured a civilian. The first roadside blast took place in Shahwali Kot district late on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and as many wounded during two separate bomb explosions in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News two policemen... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A lawmaker on Thursday said security in southern provinces remained fragile due to rivalries between government officials and lack of coordination among security forces. Hamidzai Lalai, a Wolesi Jirga member from Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday said the gap between religious scholars and the government would be overcome by giving them increased representation in government departments. Dr. Humayun Azizi,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Education officials said on Tuesday lack of school buildings, less number of teachers and a shortage of text books have slowed down the education process in southern Kandahar province. Deputy provincial education director... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of people attended graceful ceremonies marking the 96th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence in southern Kandahar province a day earlier, with most participants spending the night awoke. While, thousands of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Kandahar governor Dr. Humayun Azizi on Tuesday said the previous administrations had been in the service of powerful individuals instead of the masses during the past 13 years, but now efforts at improving governance had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A 25-year-old man, who saved seven members of a family from drowning after their car fell in a river in southern Kandahar province, on Sunday said he wondered “how people claim innocent lives.” Hamidullah, a customs... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and another injured after policemen turned on each other and clashed near the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. The security official, who spoke on the condition... read more
KANDAHAR/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two police officers have been killed and another two policemen injured during two separate gun attacks in southern Kandahar and central Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday. First Lt. Abdul Hadi, the 13th... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): About 110 cases of various crimes were registered over the past three months in southern Kandahar province, showing a decrease, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the cases, 40, were robberies, the officials said,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Water and Energy Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani on Tuesday said the electricity problem in southern Kandahar province could not be addressed without cooperation from the private sector. Osmani, who arrived with a delegation in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least two policemen were killed in a targeted killing incident but in a retaliatory fire police shot dead the attackers on Sunday in southern Kandahar, an eye witness said. Amanullah, an eye witness, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Gunmen killed the attorney for Zheri district of southern Kandahar province in an overnight gun attack in the provincial capital, an official said on Friday, the second prosecutor to be killed within hours. Hasham Khan,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday said recent visit by President Ashraf Ghani has raised the hope he would fulfill promises about positive changes in the situation of the province. President Ghani,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday met with civil society and youth representatives in southern Kandahar province, saying parallel governments no longer existed in the province. The president, who arrived here with a high-... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said he never discussed with Pakistan the Durand Line as such discussions were not his authority. The president, who arrived in this southern city of Kandahar with a high-level delegation... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Development work worth $100 million took place during the past five years at the airport in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday. Ahmadullah Faizi, the airport director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two gunmen holed up a building were firing at security forces in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday night, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the gunmen... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): New Indian consul general in southern Kandahar province Narendra Pal Singh on Sunday said visa process for Afghan patients and traders wishing to visit India had been relaxed at the consulate. Singh, who called on the new... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok):  Security forces have launched an operation against militants in the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province after coming under attacks for several consecutive days, an official said on Thursday. Samim... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Prominent politician Azizullah Wasifi, who served as agriculture minister under King Zahir Shah, on Saturday breathed his last after a protracted ailment in southern Kandahar province, family sources said. Wasifi’s oldest... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four suspects, including two university students, have been detained in connection with the killing of Abdul Qadim Patyal, a former deputy governor of southern Kandahar province, the police headquarters said on Sunday.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) of southern Kandahar province on Monday held its maiden session after calling off a weeks-long strike. Provincial councils on Sunday called off a strike they had been observing since January 18... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Southern zone journalists on Thursday opposed a government decision banning police spokesmen and other security officials from sharing information with media representatives. The National Security Council and the Ministry... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the capital of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday alleged police were in collusion with robbers in most of theft cases. Kandahar city dwellers accused police officers of involvement in theft cases and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials who raided their own bank in southern Kandahar province last month have issued a statement on a website saying they took away the money to save it from robbers and would return the cash if their demands were met... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A third X-ray and laboratory ward was opened at the Mirwais hospital in southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. At the inauguration ceremony, director of the hospital Dr. Daud Farhad told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Thursday said corruption was being committed in revenue collections through customs offices, but they would do away with the problem with full force for the sake of overcoming the budget... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan military commander on Wednesday claimed Taliban’s foreign financing had reduced in southern Afghanistan this solar year, subsiding threats they posed. Maj. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameed, the Afghan National Army’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Iran’s diplomatic mission in southern Kandahar province on Sunday said it had relaxed visa requirements for Afghans and the number of visas issued to them this year doubled last year’s entries. Iranian Consul General... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials say centres for selling and buying women’s made handicrafts are being built in seven districts and the capital of southern Kandahar province to improve their economy. Kandahar Economy Director Mohammad Rahim... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A purported Taliban judge has been arrested in southern Kandahar province, police said on Thursday. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the judge, Qazi Sher Muhammad, was detained in the 9th police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Nesh district of southern Kandahar province on Thursday claimed police had established check-posts in their houses, but refused to pay rent. Abdul Rahman, who lives in Dara-i-Noor village, said police had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAJHWOK): Three members of an uprising group and four Taliban fighters were killed during an overnight clash in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. The clash in the Qala Khamir area... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An elderly man on Saturday claimed he was beaten and threatened by security guards of the Dand district chief over a landownership claim. Mohammad Amin Akhunzada, a grey-bearded man, told Pajhwok Afghan News he was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 2,000 containers loaded with food and non-food items belonging to Afghan importers have been stuck at Pakistan’s Karachi sea port over the past two weeks. Afghan traders in the southern zone say the shipping... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than 100 policemen on Thursday graduated from a military training and another 129 from a driving course in southern Kandahar province. Police Training Centre commander Gen. Nasrullah Zarifi, Traffic Police chief Col... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of 10 villages in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province have revolted against the Taliban after being fed up with their atrocities. Residents of these villages said they endured Taliban’s atrocities... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Four intelligence officials and a civilian were killed after a roadside bomb ripped the vehicle they were travelling in late on Friday in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The blast took place in the Ibrahim... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 273 incidents of violence against children have been registered in southern Kandahar province this solar year, an Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) official said on Thursday. Shamsuddin... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Condemning insurgent attacks on residents of Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, the Kandahar provincial council (PC) on Thursday asked the government to increase the number of security forces in the troubled town.The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than 2,000 high school graduates, including 400 females, on Saturday appeared in the university entry test in southern Kandahar province, an official said.Students from Helmand, Zabul and Uruzgan provinces also sat in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One person was killed and nine others injured in a traffic accident in southern Kandahar province, where three persons had been found dead under mysterious circumstances, officials said on Saturday.The accident took place... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army’s vehicle crashed into a passenger bus in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Thursday, leaving five soldiers injured, an official said.The crash occurred in the Kabul Gate area in the limits... read more
KANDAHAR/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander and a member were killed and four others wounded as a result of infighting in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday.Kandahar governor’s spokesman Samim Khpalwak... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least five civilians were killed and as many wounded in two separate bomb explosions in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, officials said.Four civilians were killed when a bomb went off in Kandahar City this noon,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a high school principal in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.The attackers managed to flee after killing the Mirwais High School principal, Wahidullah Ahmadi, the governor’... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The deputy governor of southern Kandahar province, Abdul Qayyum Patyal, was laid to rest on Monday in a graveyard on the Kandahar University campus, where he was gunned down by unknown assailants a day earlier.Patyal was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The deputy governor of southern Kandahar province, Abdul Qayum Patyal, on Sunday died in hospital of serious wounds he sustained in a gun attack by unknown assailants, a doctor confirmed.Earlier, the governor’s spokesman... read more
KANDAHAR/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Six insurgents and two women have been killed and a dozen others, including rebels and civilians, injured during separate incidents in Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Thursday.In southern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A major security operation has been launched to flush out armed insurgents from the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, police said on Monday.The operation follows the killing of the district police chief,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Power cables from the Kajaki dam to two major cities in southern Afghanistan have been cut during a clash between insurgents and security forces, an official said on Sunday.Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two separate roadside bomb explosions killed six people and injured several others, including children, in southern Kandahar province, where nine militants were also killed, officials said on Tuesday.The first blast ripped... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A senior military official on Monday said the “Operation Bawar” had been successful in southern Kandahar province and the offensive’s second phase would be launched soon.Planned by the Ministry of Defence as part of the “... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province say they want the next president to improve security, electricity, extend government’s writ to remote areas, eliminate corruption, improve education, economy and ensure honourable... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a recreational park for women has been launched in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.  The park is being built over 25 acres of land in the Baba Wali... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Six civilians have been killed and four others wounded in separate explosions in the southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces, officials said Saturday.Six civilians including two women and a child were killed in a roadside... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Insecurity, lack of healthcare services and schools are the main problems being faced by residents of the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province, the district chief has said.Haji Rozi Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Cables carrying electricity from the Kajaki hydro power plant to Kandahar City and Lashkargah were repaired on Friday, about one and a half months later they were cut off during clashes between security forces and militants... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai’s cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in southern Kandahar province late on Tuesday night hours after he was assassinated by a suicide bomber at his residence.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A powerful cousin of President Hamid Karzai was killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber posing as guest set off his explosives at his residence in the Dand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said.Hashmat... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A senior electricity official for the Sangin district of southern Helmand province was killed in a roadside bombing while trying to repair broken high voltage transmission lines carrying electricity from the Kajaki dam to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a building for the vaccination centre exclusively established for southern provinces in the capital of southern Kandahar province was launched on Monday.Kandahar Public Health Director Dr. Abdul Qayum... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Frontrunner Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday urged Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar to return to their homeland and choose to live in peace as part of a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A senior police officer on Sunday died of the wounds he sustained in a suicide attack in the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said.Abdul Wadood Jaju, Kandahar City’s 8th police district deputy chief, was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces have withdrawn from the Zero Point area along the Durand Line in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province to their permanent bases, de-escalating new tensions between the neighbouring countries, an... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): French Ambassador Jean-Michel Marlaud on Wednesday said his country would help farmers and orchard owners of southern Kandahar province to find market overseas for their products.Marlaud, who was accompanied by the senior US... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Appointed by President Karzai, a probe team on Saturday claimed NATO-controlled prisons not only existed on the Kandahar Airfield but also on a base in southern Helmand province.Afghan Military Police commander Gen. Ghulam... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Appointed by President Hamid Karzai, an investigation team on Sunday arrived from Kabul in southern Kandahar province and held talks with local officials, including the governor, as part their probe into the alleged presence... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A provincial council candidate in southern Kandahar province has been gunned down by unknown assailants in the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said on Sunday.Shah Mahmood Jalal, who... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Gul Agha Sherzai on Saturday said he would not endorse a president elected through fraud and such an election would be in violation of national sovereignty. Sherzai told this to a gathering of tribal... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The area under poppy cultivation has risen this year in southern Kandahar province, where an anti-poppy drive is being launched shortly, an official said on Sunday.Provincial counternarcotics head Gul Mohammad Shukran told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite unsatisfactory yield of grapes last solar year, Afghan traders in southern Kandahar province say they exported raisins worth $8.5 million.Grapes after their harvest are dried into raisins in shaded, ventilated houses... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber in a car targeted a passing convoy of foreign troops in the Spin Boldak border town in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, killing only himself, an official said.No one else got hurt in the blast that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): About 200 complaints regarding electoral fraud and other irregularities were registered within 48 hours from the Election Day (last Saturday) in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.Independent Electoral... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eleven AIDS cases have been detected during the last one year in southern Kandahar province, the public health director said Tuesday.Dr. Abdul Qayyum Pukhla said his department had detected the HIV cases in different areas... read more
FAIZABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Nine people, including civilians, have been killed in separate incidents of violence in northeastern Badakhshan and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Saturday.Militants stormed a police check-post on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Militants held 10 pro-government residents hostage in the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, a tribal elder said on Sunday, after reports said dozens of people have been kidnapped by suspected militants in eastern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fourteen insurgents were killed when NATO aircrafts pounded their positions during an ongoing ground and air offensive in southern Zabul province, the Afghan military said on Saturday.A statement from the Afghan National... read more
KANDAHAR/KHOST (Pajhwok): A gathering was held in support of presidential candidate Mohammad Shafique Gul Agha Sherzai in southern Kandahar province, where a campaign office for another runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was inaugurated on Wednesday.The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday asked security organs to ensure elections candidates were provided adequate security during the electioneering in southern Kandahar province.Dr. Tooryalai Weesa told the weekly security meeting that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The southern province of Kandahar was lashed by snow for the first time in three decades on the night between Sunday and Monday, raising hopes among farmers and orchard owners for adequate water availability.Provincial... read more
KANDAHDAR CITY (PAN): Three young boys playing football were killed and four others wounded when a rocket allegedly fired by insurgents hit a playground in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.The incident took place this... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Trader representatives on Wednesday said fresh and dried fruits worth $59 million were exported from southern Kandahar province this solar year, indicating a 30 percent surge.Local officials linked the increase to their skillful... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan forces have been able to suppress rebels and maintain security on their own in three troubled districts of southern Kandahar province, the governor said on Wednesday.Dr. Toryalai Weesa told a weekly security meeting at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  Two policemen were gunned down on Sunday by suspected militants in a hit-and-run attack in this capital city of southern Kandahar province, the Taliban’s birthplace, an official said.The incident took place in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A child was killed and two American troops injured as a result of a suicide bombing in the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Friday, an official said.The bomber on foot targeted American troops as they came out of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A middle school for boys reopened in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, eight years after it was closed due to insecurity, an official said.The school was closed two years after it had been made... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): In the wake of a consultative Loya Jirga starting Thursday in Kabul to debate the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US, strict security measures have been put in place across southern Kandahar province, officials said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): So far 120,000 people, including 30,000 women, have been distributed voter registration cards in southern Kandahar province, Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials said on Monday.However, residents in a number of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine insurgents and three civilians have been killed during separate incidents of violence in Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Five militants were killed and four others injured during an operation by Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Tribal elders from five districts of southern Kandahar province say a large numbers of people will be unable to participate in upcoming polls if they do not get voter cards as the registration campaign is set to come to an end... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  A verbal clash between election staff led to an altercation that left a senior official injured in southern Kandahar province, colleagues said on Wednesday.Kandahar Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief Abdul Hadi... read more
KANDAHAR/KUNDUZ (PAN): Two local policemen turned their guns on colleagues in southern Kandahar province, killing three of them before making their escape good, officials said on Tuesday. In northeastern Kunduz, a “mentally-retarded” local policeman... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 10 militants and two border policemen were killed during a clash in the Spin Boldak border town in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.The militants, who crossed the border from Pakistan, stormed a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A joint Afghan-ISAF offensive left nearly a dozen insurgents killed in the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Friday.The ground operation late on Thursday night came after reports insurgents were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The mayor of southern Kandahar province said on Wednesday his department paid $2.5 million in waste disposal costs annually, but cleanliness tax revenue hovered around more than $1 million.Mohammad Omar Omar told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents are faced with problems due to lack of civil offices in remote districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.After a trip to Shurabak and Registan districts, the provincial police chief, Gen.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven women were among 15 people who sustained injuries during a car-bus collision and in a mortar fire incident in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday.The accident took place on the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 15 Public Order Police members were injured on Wednesday when a colleague opened fire at them in southern Kandahar province, an official said.The early morning incident involved personnel of the police unit called “... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight NATO-led troops were among 15 others sustained injuries on Friday when a suicide bomber on foot attacked a joint Afghan-ISAF forces’ convoy on a highway in southern Kandahar province, officials said.The attacker targeted... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Governor Toryalai Weesa on Wednesday said the development budget allocated to southern Kandahar province eight months ago was yet to be fully received.Weesa was addressing a conference in Kandahar City, where governors of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Roads measuring 40 kilometres were built in southern Kandahar City since last year, but nearly 300-km roads still need to be paved, the mayor said on Sunday.Mohammad Omar Omar told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven Taliban insurgents have been killed during separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.Two militants were killed on Monday evening during a NATO airstrike in the Panjwai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Many university graduates in southern Kandahar province complain they are failing to find jobs in their respective fields.Graduating from various faculties, the Kandahar University students alleged government jobs were available... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The provincial council has teamed up with the administration to recover National Solidarity Programme (NSP) funds worth 50 million afghanis that were embezzled in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar High Peace Council chief Haji Atta Mohammad Ahmadi on Wednesday hoped the Taliban’s office in Qatar would have a positive impact on security and efforts at achieving peace in Afghanistan.Talking to reporters at the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An overnight airstrike by foreign troops killed eight suspected insurgents while planting roadside bombs on a key highway in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The strike that took place around 1am last... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A NATO drone has crashed in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The unmanned aerial vehicle went down in the Kabuli area near the border with Zabul province on Monday due to a technical... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Hundreds of residents of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday called for President Karzai’s term to be extended or he should be allowed to seek reelection for a third time. At a gathering arranged by a youth organisation in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A deminer was killed in a NATO airstrike in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, local officials said.The incident took place in the Zangabad area before noon, the governor’s spokesman, Javed Faisal,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar Governor Dr. Toryalai Weesa has asked Afghan forces to ensure insurgent attempts at entering their ranks for insider attacks were foiled.His call comes three days after seven policemen were killed by two guests they had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly 1000 heavily armed militants, including Pakistanis, have been attacking police and members of public uprising groups in various areas of the Panjwai district in southern Helmand province, an official said on Tuesday.So... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven policemen were killed by their two guests invited to a check post for dinner in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday.The incident took place in the Tori Gari area of Arghistan district on Monday night, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Deputy Governor Abdul Qayyum Patyal on Saturday accused Pakistan of masterminding two back-to-back bomb blasts that killed nine people and injured 64 others in southern Kandahar province.Hidden in a motorcycle and a car, the two... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN) 9 civilinas killed and 70 more injued in tow deadly car bomb blasts in Kandahar city this evening, officils said. 
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An investigation team on Wednesday said a protest demonstration that left 20 people killed and wounded in the Maiwand town of Kandahar province had been planned by the armed opposition.The team, headed by Mohammad Sadiq Aziz, a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A Taliban commander and seven of his associates have been killed during an ongoing operation aimed at driving insurgents from three villages of the Panjwai district in southern Kandahar province, police said on Saturday.Panjwai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eleven people were killed in fire at an anti-Pakistan protest in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News eight of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was killed after sneaking into the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province from Pakistan on Saturday, an official said.Border police positively identified the bomber and shot him dead at 12.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The police chief for southern Kandahar province escaped unhurt in a bomb attack on Friday, the governor’s spokesman said.Javed Faisal told Pajhwok Afghan News Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq was attacked with a remotely-controlled bomb... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A NATO helicopter crashed in southern Kandahar province on Saturday evening, killing one coalition service member and wounding another, officials said.The chopper crashed in Daman district, a few kilometres west of Kandahar City... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): With no sign of a patch-up in sight, the blame game between Wolesi Jirga members representing southern Kandahar province and the provincial administration continues over persisting public problems.MPs Abdul Rahim Ayubi and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unknown gunmen on Saturday abducted two de-miners and set on fire their two vehicles in the Arghistan district of southern Kandahar province, an official said.The town's administrative chief, Abdul Ghani Muslimyar, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): All private security firms, previously responsible for providing security to logistic convoys on the Kabul-Herat highway, have been dissolved, the deputy interior minister said on Thursday.Abdul Rahman Rahman told a gathering in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Well-equipped and stronger than before Afghan security forces led 75 percent of military operations being conducted in areas in their control in southern provinces,  a military commander said on Thursday."Afghan National... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): With insecurity scaring away investors, government efforts have failed so far to estimate mineral deposits or prevent their illegal extraction in southern Kandahar province, officials admit.Insecurity has led to unlimited... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A visiting Afghanistan central bank's delegation on Monday said it had torched old banknotes amounting to 383.5 million afghanis after their collection in southern Kandahar province.Headed by Da Afghanistan Bank deputy president... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Information and Culture Minister Makhdom Rahim on Thursday visited ancient sites in this southern city of Kandahar, vowing to repair damaged monuments.The minister, who arrived here on his first trip since he took office for the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three mine planters were killed during an airstrike by foreign forces in southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Monday.An insurgent commander, who wanted to plant a roadside bomb, was killed in an air raid by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Sunday asked the militants not to hamper a three days anti-polio campaign, covering 1.3 million children in the southern zone.The crippling disease remained a threat the zone,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ninety rebels were killed and 104 suspects detained during a five-phase security operation that recently concluded in southern Afghanistan, an official said on Monday.The offensive, codenamed Strong Will, was launched eight... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two commanders were among five insurgents detained by intelligence operatives in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The National Directorate of Security official said the detainees included Maulvi Abdul Hai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A child and a policeman were killed when a bomb-rigged motorbike went off in the southern city of Kandahar late on Thursday, an official said.The explosives-packed bike had been parked on a road in the Brekhnakot area in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The families of those killed in a bus-truck collision last week in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday threatened to approach the Taliban’s Quetta Shura if the accident was not investigated and the transport company not closed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Taliban torched wheat harvest and a tractor of a farmer after he visited a government office in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province, an official alleged on Saturday.The governor’s spokesman Javed Faisal said the... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Police clashed with armed insurgents planning to damage a key road in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.Three insurgents were killed and two others were injured during the clash, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Taliban insurgents had destroyed a newly-blacktopped ring road at three locations in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official claimed on Wednesday.The insurgents damaged the road a night before Eidul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Spin Boldak police chief has been dismissed after two Afghan policemen turned their guns on foreign troops, killing one and injuring another in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Tuesday.An Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): A man in Afghan military uniform shot injured two US soldiers, the second such incident in a single day, in southern Kandahar province on Friday, officials said.The latest attack took place in the Zheri district on Friday, provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing nearly a dozen Afghan and NATO-led personnel, officials said.The alliance said the crash, which was also confirmed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/TIRINKOT (PAN): Two policemen and as many civilians were killed during a clash between police and insurgents in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.The overnight clash erupted after a group of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Most civilian casualties during the first half of the current year took place in southern Afghanistan, the United Nations political office in southern Kandahar province said on Thursday.The United Nations Assistance Mission in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven armed insurgents, including a Pakistani citizen, were detained during separate operations in southern Kandahar province, the intelligence service said on Sunday.The individuals were involved in anti-government activities... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eighteen insurgents were killed and as many captured alive during security operations in southern Kandahar province during the outgoing week, police said on Thursday.Another two rebels were injured during operations conducted in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The installation of traffic signals was launched in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.The process that started from the Eidgah Gate would be extended to all four squares, traffic... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): More than 140 weapons were surrendered to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Friday.The 145 weapons were seized from illegal armed groups during a string of operations by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A bus service between Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, and Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, would be launched soon, officials said.The governor’s spokesman, Javed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The administrative head for the Dand district in southern Kandahar province on Sunday resigned for what he called the provincial government’s neglect of the town.Ahmadullah Nazak, who served as district chief over the last six... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Ulema reform council on Wednesday denounced recent attacks in the southern Kandahar province and urged people to stand up against un-Islamic activities by armed insurgents.On Monday, 17 suicide bombers were among 23 people... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven civilians were killed and 23 others were injured in a suicide bombing near a university in southern Kandahar province on Monday, police said.Police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq told Pajhwok Afghan News the condition of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday arrived in Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, on an unannounced visit to meet the governor, an official said.The president spent three hours with Governor Tooryalai Weesa... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two people were killed and eight others injured when two passenger cars crashed on a highway in the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said.The collision occurred on the Kandahar city-Spind... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A major joint offensive led by Afghan security forces would soon be launched in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province, after an upsurge in militant activities there, security officials said on Saturday.The operation... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four children were killed and a fifth injured when a mortar shell they were playing with went off in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The tragic incident happened in the Nawrozi... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) had temporarily suspended its activities in a leading hospital in southern Kandahar province after a bomb was found and defused at the hospital’s parking lot, an official said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two foreign soldiers and as many truck drivers were killed in a collision near the airport in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.A fuel tanker crashed into a military vehicle of the International Security... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Security forces found and seized an explosives-laden motorcycle parked in front of a hospital in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Friday.The bomb-rigged bike was seized in front of the Mirwais Civil Hospital in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A group attack that left all eleven attackers dead and 10 foreign troops injured in southern Kandahar province two days ago was carried out by Punjabis, residents of Pakistan’s southern Punjab province, police said on Thursday.... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): During separate operations, intelligence operatives detained five rebels alleged involved in organising suicide attacks in southern Kandahar province.An intelligence source familiar with the arrest told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar Mayor Mohammad Omar Omar on Saturday said the provincial municipality’s revenue had crossed the $4 million mark during the first quarter of the current fiscal year.Omar told a press conference in Kandahar City, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An influential member of the Karzai family said on Tuesday they had nominated a brother of the incumbent president to run for the country’s top office in 2014.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Mehmood Karzai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A private bank has reconstructed the Dand Square in Kandahar City, officials said on Tuesday.Governor Dr. Toryalai Weesa, Mayor Mohammad Omar and deputy head of Afghan Chamber of Commerce Khan Jan Alokozai participated in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The southern Kandahar province is grappling with acute shortage of midwives, an official said Monday.The Public Health director Dr. Abdul Qayum Pukhla told a graduation ceremony that all the districts in the province had no... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two civilians and a policeman were injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-filled belt near a police van in southern Kandahar province on Friday, an official said.The bomber on foot approached the police pick-up... read more
KABUL (PAN): About 2,164 Afghan National Army (ANA) and police recruits were awarded certificates on completing their training programmes in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Thursday.  Up to 1,400 ANA soldiers were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Officials in southern Kandahar province on Saturday criticised the central government for what they said allocating a meager of amount of development budget for the restive province.The governor’s spokesman Javed Faisal told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Local officials in the southern province of Kandahar on Thursday said nearly 30 people were arrested for involvement in criminal activities -- ranging from drug smuggling to having links with militants.Speaking at a news... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two Pakistani citizens were among 14 suspected militants detained by intelligence operatives in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The individuals, arrested during a string of operations in the provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A newly-constructed building inside the Kandahar Civil Hospital was inaugurated and work on another project launched on Sunday, an official said.The building constructed with financial support from the International Committee of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight armed insurgents were killed and 26 others, including criminals and kidnappers, were arrested during the outgoing week in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.Several security operations were conducted... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a medical science institute was inaugurated in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.Public Health Minister Suraya Dalil, Governor Toryalai Weesa, local and foreign officials... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Counternarcotics officials in the southern province of Kandahar said on Thursday that more than 2,000 hectares of poppy crop had been destroyed during an ongoing campaign.Counternarcotics Director Gul Mohammad Shukran said this... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Southern Kandahar province Governor Tooryalai Weesa, who escaped unhurt in a brazen attack Saturday said the two suicide attackers who stormed into his office had guns hidden in their shoes and he was the target.Addressing a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three NATO-led soldiers were injured in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province, where eight insurgents were killed during a clash with border police, officials said.An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly 410 acres of land was cleared of poppy crops during an ongoing poppy eradiation campaign that targeted two districts in southern Helmand province, officials said on Tuesday.Poppy fields were destroyed in the Shah Walikot... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A school closed due to security risks in Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province was reopened on Thursday, after a three-year hiatus.Provincial education director Sher Aqa Sapi told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Ghazi... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Fifty tonnes of expired medicine were set on fire by the public health department in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.The drugs torched in the Murchi Kotal area had been collected from pharmacies, clinics and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The US military has compensated families of the 17 civilian killed by an American soldier in southern Kandahar province, a public representative said.The US soldier shot dead 17 people, including nine children and two women,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A parliamentary probe team on Thursday said up to 20 American troops were involved in Sunday’s killing of 16 civilians in southern Kandahar province.The probing delegation includes lawmakers Hamidzai Lali, Abdul Rahim Ayubi,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Local officials in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday met with an Iranian delegation and sought cooperation from the neighbouring county in areas of economic development, education and health.Led by Ahmad Subhani, head of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A five-member militant group, accused of killing government officials and tribal elders, has been busted in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.The group members were shown to media representatives at the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The police chief for southern Kandahar province said on Tuesday that he had survived a suicide attack in the provincial capital.Brig. Gen. Abdul Razzaq, speaking to reporters in Kandahar City, rejected rumours that he had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Sunday said Mianshin district had been cleared of militants and development projects would be launched soon there.Toryalai Weesa said under a plan that was launched two years back,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nearly 11 tonnes of drugs were seized and a man detained during separate operations in the southern province of Kandahar, NATO-led troops and an Afghan official said on Sunday.The narcotics were recovered during overnight operations by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): US ambassador to Afghanistan on Saturday said his country was supportive of the Afghan government-led reconciliation process.Ryan Crocker, who arrived in southern Kandahar province, held a joint press with governor, Tooryalai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/GARDEZ (PAN): A would-suicide bomber was among three militants detained by intelligence operatives in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Monday.The militants were detained on the Arafa night, the night between the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The foundation stone of a new building for the Department of Mines was laid in Kandahar City on Saturday.Most of provincial government departments were facing problems due to lack of proper offices, Governor Dr. Toryalai Wesa... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): As many as 23,000 automobiles, including armoured vehicles, would be provided to Afghan soldiers and police in the southern zone, an official said on Saturday.Since the number of Afghan soldiers has increased from 70,000 to 170,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two guards of a private security company were killed and 21 others wounded when a suicide attacker blew up his explosives laden car west of Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, late on Sunday, an official... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The mastermind behind a suicide attack that killed police chief of southern Kandahar province, Khan Mohammad Mujahid, has been arrested, a senior intelligence official said on Tuesday.On April 15, Mujahid was killed in an attack... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least one person was killed and 20 others, including more than a dozen children, were injured in two consecutive car-bombings in southern Kandahar City on Saturday.The first back blasts hit a joint base of Afghan and foreign... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): At least 19 people, including Pajhwok Afghan News reporter Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, were killed in several hours of fighting in central Uruzgan province on Thursday, officials said. The fighting erupted soon after six suicide bombers,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three people were killed and six others, including three women, injured in a traffic accident in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.The accident took place at 10am in the Bazo Kosai area on the Spain Boldak... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten Taliban militants were among 24 people arrested on charges of committing different crimes during an operation in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. Three Kalashnikov assault rifles, a machinegun, a... read more
KANDAHAR(PAN): International forces had arrested family members of an Afghan journalist in Shahjoy district of southern Zabul province, an official and the journalist said on Tuesday. Father, brother and a cousin of Dawa Khan Minapal, who worked... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): The mastermind behind a suicide attack that targeted the administrative head of Dand district of southern Kandahar province has been arrested, officials said on Sunday. The Dand district chief, Ahmadullah Nazuk, survived the attack... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least one man was burnt to death and two others wounded when a fuel reservoir caught fire in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said. The incident took place at around noon near Kabul Square, where the fuel... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): People whose houses and shops were destroyed or damaged in a bomb blast last year in the provincial capital of southern Kandahar province want the government to pay them compensation.The blast, during Ramadan last year, killed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified armed men gunned down a woman and injured his son in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday.The incident occurred Wednesday evening in Haji Arab area on outskirts of Kandahar city, the provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified armed men gunned down a former Jihadi commander in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday in a series of targeted killings of tribal elders and government officials in the province, officials said.The ex-Jihadi... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least eight civilians were killed in an overnight attack carried out by NATO-led troops on two residential houses in southern Kandahar province on Monday, officials said.The civilians were killed as the forces raided the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An officer was among three policemen wounded as a remote-controlled bomb was detonated near their convoy in the southern Kandahar province, the Taliban's birthplace, an official said on Sunday.The incident occurred at 9pm on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A new district chief has been appointed for Arghandab in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.Haji Shah Muhammad, a tribal elder, was introduced as acting district chief on Tuesday, governor's spokesman,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Work on a road was launched on Wednesday in Dand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said.The graveling work on a road 500 metres long and nine metres wide, as well as construction drains was launched in Spin... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three people were killed and eight others, including two women, injured when a passenger bus overturned on a highway in the southern province of Kandahar on Monday, an official said.The accident took place on the Kandahar-... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Kandahar's governor, Tooryalai Weesa, on Monday said a commission was being formed to negotiate with the Taliban and resolve key issues in the southern province such as allegations of land seizures.The governor was speaking at a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber in a car detonated his explosives close to a convoy of Afghan and international troops in southern Kandahar province Thursday afternoon, an official said.The blast took place in Khorandam, east of Kandahar City... read more