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KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 45 Taliban insurgents and 22 policemen have been killed as insurgents stormed security checkpoints in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Police in the Marrof district of southern Kandahar province on Monday shot dead four suicide attackers before they could reach their goals. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Foreign forces convoy was struck by a car-bombing on Monday in the Dand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the car-bombing on foreign forces... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five passengers were killed and 37 others wounded in an accident in southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. Qudratullah Khoshbakht, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the accident took... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Forty-three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and nine others wounded in a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. In Kabul, Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A young woman from southern Kandahar province has scripted the entire holy Quran with embroidery and wants to present her highly artistic work to the National Museum. Zamarud Afghan, 28, spent seven and half a years... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok) President Ashraf Ghani arrived on Saturday morning in southern Kandahar province at the head of a high-level delegation to receive Black Hawk helicopters. The governor's house told Pajhwok Afghan News President Ghani... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Twelve security personnel have been killed and four others wounded in a car bombing in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. Provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two policemen and as many civilians have been killed as a result of explosions in southern Kandahar and central Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Monday. Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Taliban killed five policemen in an attack in the Shajoy district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Thursday. The government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): At least 26 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 13 others wounded in a Taliban attack on their base in southern Kandahar province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Wednesday. A statement from the MoD received... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province, provincial council members and religious scholar on Sunday condemned Pakistani forces’ violation of Duran Line. Pakistan forces and the census team they were escorting entered... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Five people, including women and children, were killed and 25 others wounded in a traffic accident in southern Helmand province on Friday, officials said. Governor spokesman Umar Zwak said, the accident happened before noon... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The Taliban overnight dug nearly one kilometre portion of a road and planted landmines on it in Andaran locality of Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday. The Kandahar-Uruzgan highway... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok):  One policeman and two attackers were killed in a clash when militants mounted attack to force their way inside a police station in southern Kandahar on Thursday, an official said. Zia Durrani, police spokesman, told... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and as many wounded when militants claimed targeting ANA helicopter in southern Kandahar province, a security official said on Monday. A security official wishing anonymity... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): More than 50 million afghanis have been stolen from De Afghanistan Bank (DAB)’s branch in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, police spokesman said on Thursday. Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two Kuchi (nomadic) children were killed following an explosion in the Arghistan district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said.The blast took place in Balkharzo area at about 8:00am when the children were... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): An Afghan army soldier and a child were killed and a dozen others, including 10 soldiers, wounded on Thursday when a bomb blast rocked the capital of southern Zabul province, officials said.The explosion in Qalat apparently targeted... read more
KANDAHAR CITY: (Pajhwok): About 529 police officers received graduation certificates from a police training centre in southern Kandahar province, security officials said on Thursday.A number of security officials attended the graduation ceremony for... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Three militants, including a notorious commander have been killed and a huge explosive cache recovered from their possession elsewhere in southern Kandahar province, officials said Wednesday. Javed Faisal, the governor... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Police defused 15 bombs they recovered from a mosque in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.Besides the explosives, a walkie-talkie, 250 bullets of machinegun and other ammunitions were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four people were killed and seven others wounded as a result of a bomb blast in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, officials said.The explosion took place inside a restaurant in the second police district of Kandahar City... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A radio journalist was killed along with two family members in a car accident on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province on Sunday, an official said.Matin Baryal, who worked for the privately-run radio station... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said the voter registration process gained momentum after mobile teams started visits to rural areas of southern Kandahar province.IEC chief for the province, Najibullah... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers killed two civilians and detained four others in a nighttime raid in southern Kandahar province, locals claimed on Sunday.Area people said the predawn raid happened in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Police detained eight militants, including two Pakistanis, during an operation in the restive Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.The detainees had sneaked into the Talokan area to launch... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly two hundreds of acres of land was cleared of poppy crops and 22 people were detained as part of an anti-poppy campaign in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.The illicit plant grown over nearly 175... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 21 civilians were killed and 50 others wounded in two back-to-back suicide attacks in a bazaar on the Kandahar-Spin Boldak highway in the southern province on Wednesday, officials said.The first attack took place at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly five policemen were killed and six others injured when a suicide attacker exploded his explosive-laden vehicle near the entrance of a police headquarters in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):Two  militants, armed with suicide vest and weapons, were killed on Saturday when they stormed Kandahar governor’s office, an official said. In the incident that took place at about 11am,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A powerful explosion ripped off Kandahar city on Wednesday, killing one intelligence official and injuring three others, including a civilian, an official said.The blast was carried out by an explosive-rigged motorcycle, at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):   Eleven of the sixteen bodies killed by US soldiers last Sunday morning, in Panjwae district of southern Kandahar province, were later burned using cloth and blankets by the perpetrators, say eye witnesses.Local... read more
 KABUL/KANDAHAR (PAN): A US soldier of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was detained on Sunday in connection with shooting dead at least 17 Afghan civilians in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said.The incident... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Five people, including policeman, were killed and as many injured in two separate bomb attacks in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Monday.One policeman was killed and five other people were wounded in a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Monday rejected the allegation that Afghan security forces had killed two Pakistani nationals after kidnapping them from Balochistan, saying the deceased were Afghan citizens.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Five policemen and two civilians were killed and another 19 people injured in a car bomb attack that rocked Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, on Sunday, a senior official said.The attack took place at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A newly-established heath clinic, a US military-funded project, was inaugurated in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, officials said. The single-storey hospital having five rooms was constructed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Counternarcotics police seized 700 kilograms of opium in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.The opium was recovered from a car in the Do Aab area, the governor's spokesman, Zalmai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three individuals were held 12,500 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, a banned fertiliser used in making homemade bombs, seized in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.During a search operation in Takhta Pul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two mine planters were killed and a third injured during an airstrike by NATO-led troops in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The insurgents were planting mines in the Mazrai area of Maiwand district when... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eleven armed insurgents and a dozen others outlaws were detained in southern Kandahar province over the past one week, officials said on Thursday.The search operations were conducted by police in Kandahar city and Maiwand, Zheri... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Four Taliban militants, including a commander, were killed and seven others detained during a joint operation by Afghan and foreign troops in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.The operation was conducted in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Thousands of kilograms of hashish was seized and set alight during a joint operation in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.The operation was conducted late on Sunday by Afghan and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A would-be suicide attacker was shot dead before he could reach his target in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Saturday.Obaidullah, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Police seized about 1,333 kilograms of drugs and explosives during an operation in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, the governor's office said.The drugs and explosives were recovered during a raid on a house in the Taloqan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An Afghan-international security force has launched a joint operation against militants in five districts of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday.Aimed at establishing the government's writ, the joint offensive... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three suspected militants, planning to carry out a suicide attack in a mosque in Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, were arrested by intelligence operatives, the governor's office said on Tuesday.Without... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A tribal elder from Arghandab district of southern Kandahar was set free after spending 15 months in the Bagram jail, the Governor's House said on Thursday.Haji Raz Mohammad was detained during a combined operation by Afghan and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four attackers and as many security guards were among nine people killed after a group of bombers stormed a UN office in the southern province of Kandahar on Monday, an official said.A group of suicide assailants, armed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four civilians were injured in an explosion in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.The incident took place at around 9:00am in the Loya Wyala area of 9th police district, Zalmay Ayubi, the governor's spokesman... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three militants were killed and ammunitions recovered during ISAF-Afghan operations in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday.The operations were carried out in the Band Taimur area of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Security forces arrested two burqa-clad suspected men in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.The individuals were detained in the Baba Wali Ziarat area on Tuesday afternoon, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four people, including two women and a child, were killed when two cars travelling in a wedding procession flipped over in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.Another seven people were in the accident that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  Two people were killed and 19 others injured in a suicide attack that targeted Border Affairs Minister Asadullah Khalid in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.Two people, including a suicide bomber,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) servicemembers were killed in two separate incidents of violence in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials and the force said.One ISAF soldier was killed when an armed... read more
BAGHLAN: One local Taliban commander was killed and a fighter detained during an operation in northern Baghlan province, international troops said on Tuesday. Mullah Zalmay was killed during a joint operation by Afghan and International Security... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): American troops shot dead two local policemen and injured six others in southern Kandahar province, the acting provincial police chief said on Wednesday. The latest friendly fire incident took place in the Tabin area of Arghandab... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A child was killed and nine others, including two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, were injured in a blast in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday. The blast targeted an Afghan National Army (ANA) vehicle... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar City mayor Ghulam Haidar Hamidi was killed in a suicide attack in the municipality complex at 9:40 am Wednesday, Zalmai Ayubi, the Kandahar governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News. The area has been... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The second section of the 205th Atal Military Corps Hospital has been constructed at a cost of $4 million (185 million afghanis) in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. Major Gen. Abdul Qayyum Totakhel,... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): The mastermind behind a suicide attack on the Kandahar police chief, Brig. Gen. Khan Mohammad Mujahid, has been arrested in the southern province, an official said on Wednesday. Mujahid was killed along with his two bodyguards in... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): A roadside bomb struck a convoy of foreign troops in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, a witness said. The blast happened at 11:30am when the convoy was passing through Panjwai area of Kandahar City, Habibullah told Pajhwok... read more