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LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Eighty percent of residents of southern Helmand province visit hospitals in other provinces or travel abroad for medical treatment due to insufficient facilities there. Helmand is one of the war-torn provinces and most of... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammad Wais Barmak on Monday said positive change would come soon in the security situation of southern Helmand province. Barmak told a meeting in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, he visited Helmand to... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Helmand province on Wednesday said the Taliban had closed tens of schools in the Baghran district. Hayatullah Hayat, inaugurating the new academic year at a gathering in Lashkargah, the provincial... read more
GHAZNI/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A district police chief was among seven other police killed in separate incidents of violence in southern Ghazni and Helmand provinces, officials said on Wednesday. The Jaghatu district police chief, Manzoor Hussain,... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A US airstrike ‘mistakenly’ killed 15 Afghan police in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province on Friday, officials said. Hayatullah Hayat, the Helmand governor, told Pajhwok Afghan News the airstrike targeted the... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The governor on Saturday said the air force would hit vehicles smuggling precious stones and drugs in southern Helmand province. Hayatullah Hayat was addressing a meeting about accountability of departments at the governor’s... read more
  LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Helmand province Hayatullah Hayat on Saturday acknowledged his administration failed to deliver as per public expectations in the outgoing solar year. The governor sought apology from the... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Thirty-two Taliban militants have been killed and scores of others wounded during separate lashes with security forces in southern Helmand province, the military said on Saturday. Lt. Col. Mohammad Rasool Zazai, 215th... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Sunday rejected reports that said the Marja district of southern Helmand province had been lost to the rebels. Few days back, some local media outlets said the 215th Maiwand Military Corps... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A new major operation has been launched against insurgents in southern Helmand province, a military official said on Thursday. Maj. Gen. Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, the 215 Maiwand Military Corps commander in Helmand, and Bost... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 130 Taliban insurgents, including dreaded commanders, have been killed and many others injured during a recently launched operation by Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province, the military said on Monday... read more
LASHKARKAH (Pajhwok): The father of a freelance Journalist has been killed in a bomb explosion in Nada-Ali district of the Southern Helmand province. An official said on Sunday.  Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the killing of... read more
LASHKARGAH/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A stray mortar shell hit a house and killed two children in central Logar province as security officials said 28 militants were killed in Logar and southern Helmand provinces. Col. Mohammad Rassoul Zazi, the 215... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Farmers in southern Helmand province on Tuesday complained they incurred losses in watermelons due to a disorganised market and demand for bribes by municipality officials.   Abdul Bari, a farmer from Nawa district,... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok):  Nearly 3,000 teachers, who have been on strike, on Thursday said they would boycott annual exams if land plots allotted to them under a township scheme were not retaken from usurpers in southern Helmand province.... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Lack of attention and neglect from higher authorities might lead to the fall of Nawzad district of southern Helmand province to Taliban, an official warned on Wednesday.In an exclusive interview with the Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A handicrafts market was inaugurated in southern Helmand province on Thursday, a project that will help women gain economic empowerment.Deputy Governor Ahmed Masood Bakhtawar said at the inaugural ceremony Department of Counter... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The transfer of the largest NATO military base “Shorab Airfield” to Afghan control will pave the ground for international civilian flights to southern Helmand province, the governor said on Wednesday.Mohammad Naeem told Pajhwok... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Anti-drug police have seized 700 litres of acid used in processing heroin in southern Helmand province, the word's largest poppy producing region, an official said on Friday.The seizure came three days ago when counter-narcotics... read more