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KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on two buildings for healthcare centers was launched in Panjwai district of southern Kandahar on Thursday. The buildings are being constructed in Talokan and Moshan areas of the district. Governor... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two lovers, a man and a girl, have committed suicide by consuming poison in the Panjwayee district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. Provincial police spokesman, Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fourteen militants and three civilians have been killed in security forces operation in Lalak and Zark areas situated between the Khakrez and Ghorak districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said Tuesday.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six civilians were killed in a roadside bombing in Aman district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, the governor’s spokesman said. The explosion occurred in Haji village of the district at around 4pm, Fazal Bari... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Cargo flights carrying fruits from southern Kandahar province to India started again after a months-long delay, officials said Saturday. After the opening of Afghanistan-India air corridor, it was the second cargo flight from... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than 60 percent of the population in southern Kandahar province lacks access to healthcare services and residents say they have to sometimes travel to Pakistan or India for treatment. While patients from neighboring... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants captured eight workers of the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) in Sangin district of southern Helmand province on Sunday, an official said. The power utility workers were repairing power cables,... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two US troops were killed on Wednesday when their convoy came under attack in southern Kandahar province, the Pentagon confirmed. “Two US service members were killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when their convoy came... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Land has been acquired and cable stretched as part of a 10-megawatt solar power project in southern Kandahar province, but the donor stopped work on the plant’s installation in winter. Residents of Kandahar complain of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Education department personnel in southern Kandahar province are being evaluated to ensure reforms and prevent corruption, an official said on Tuesday. The evaluation has been initiated by a five-member delegation from... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A new polio case has been diagnosed in an 18-months-old baby girl in southern Kandahar province, an official said Thursday. Kamal Shah, UNICEF’s public relations head for Kandahar, told Pajhwok Afghan News the new polio... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least four civilians including two women were killed in a roadside bombing in the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. Provincial police spokesman, Zia Durrani, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A police officer in southern Kandahar province has defused more than 10,000 landmines, thereby saving thousands of lives. 1st Lt. Sirajuddin Afghanmal has been serving in Zherai, Panjwai and Maiwand districts of Kandahar over... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six policemen have been killed and nine others wounded in insider attacks in southern Kandahar and central Uruzgan provinces, well-placed sources said on Sunday. Two policemen killed six of their colleagues and injured... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 10 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed and as many others wounded in a Taliban attack in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Three civilians were killed and four others wounded as a result of a blast in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said. Governor spokesman Samim Khapalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of poets and culturists from different provinces of the country participated in the Anar Gul poetry session in southern Kandahar province, organisers said on Monday. The Anar Gul (Pomegranate Flower) poetry... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander has been gunned down by unidentified gunmen in southern Kandahar province, a security official said on Monday. The incident took place in the limits of the 4th police district in Arg... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Financial losses have resulted from a predawn fire at an arms depot of the Boarder Police Force (BPF) in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. The fire that broke out at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 30 insurgents have been killed in airstrikes by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. Provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Public representatives from southern Kandahar province on Sunday complained development budget, lower than funds for other provinces, was not released in time. On the other hand, the Kandahar Revenue Department says the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province, Gen. Abdul Raziq, has launched the process for digging up solar wells for poor farmers. The process was kicked off in Daman and Dand districts, where some 300 deeps wells... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite the increasing registration of cases of violence against women, only one female prosecutor works in the attorney office in southern Kandahar province. Kandahar’s Women Affairs Department and activists expressed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Investigations into a deadly suicide attack on the governor’s guesthouse in southern Kandahar province are almost complete, but the outcome is still shrouded in mystery. Officials said the probe into the brazen assault... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a tribal elder in the Spinboldak district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. Hailing from central Uruzgan province, Haji Zainullah, was shot dead in the Nawai Kalai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Poultry farms have seen significantly growth in southern Kandahar province in the recent years, with 500 million afghanis invested in the roaring business. Currently, 470 poultry farms are operational in Kandahar, with 12... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two policemen were killed and three others wounded in a Taliban attack on a security post in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A school in the Maiwand district southern Kandahar province has been reopened which was earlier closed due to security reasons over the past few years. With the newly reopened school the number of total school which had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The women affairs officials in southern Kandahar province say women in the provincial capital had little access to some facilities, but they were deprived of any facilities in rural areas. Ruqia Achakzai, the provincial... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Monday said getting rid of the ongoing misfortunes was possible if the masses and the government joined hands. Addressing a gathering of tribal elders here, Mohammad Humayun Aziz... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two people, including a policeman, were killed and four members of a family were wounded in separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.   Four members of a family,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four policemen, 23 civilians and 29 militants have been killed during clashes in the Neash district of southern Kandahar province over the past four days, an official said on Friday. Police Spokesman Zia Durrani said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The 205th Atal Military Corps air force unit in southern Kandahar province has been provided with three A29 aircrafts which will help Afghan security forces counter-terrorism efforts in southwestern part of the country.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Intelligence agents have captured four security personnel with links to insurgents in southern Kandahar province, a National Directorate of Security (NDS) official said on Monday. The NDS official, who wished to go... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite a higher grape yield this year, farmers in southern Kandahar province could not export much of the fresh fruit due to the closure of the Chaman border with Pakistan. Kandahar exported 11 tons of grapes this year,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least two children have been killed and three others wounded in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province, officials said Saturday. Governor’s spokesman , Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News that the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and two others wounded in a land mine explosion in southern Kandahar province on Thursday morning, an official said. The blast took place in the Chashma area of Maiwand district at around 8am,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MLSMD) director for southern Kandahar province has been killed mysteriously, an official said on Sunday. Unidentified gunmen shot dead Ali Qate on the outskirts of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Indignant over the continued closure of the Chaman border crossing, Afghan traders on Wednesday urged Kabul to sever transit trade links with Pakistan if the Friendship Gate continued to stay shut. Pakistan closed the key... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Cases of 84 prisoners in the jail in southern Kandahar province have been uninvestigated for the past eight years, appellant court officials say. The authorities were trying to investigate the cases in a way to ensure... read more
  KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed in a roadside explosion in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Friday, an official said. Samim Khapalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News a car... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five civilians, including children, have been killed and one wounded in separate roadside explosions in Southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. Four children each seven, eight and 10 years old were killed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of posts in different government departments in southern Kandahar province have been vacant over the past several years as thousands of youth complain of growing joblessness. The governor recently ordered all... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least eight militants have been killed and five others wounded during clashes with security forces in the Nesh district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday. The overnight clashes erupted after... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Two children were killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IEC) blast in eastern Kunar province while a policeman lost his life in a clash in southern Kanadahar province, officials said on Saturday. Kunar police... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two civilians have been killed in a roadside bombing in central Logar province and an unidentified gunman shot dead by intelligence agents in southern Kandahar, officials said on Monday. Salim Saleh, the Logar... read more
  KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fresh fruit businessmen in southern Kanadahar province expect higher grape harvest this year, hoping to export 40,000 tonnes worth millions of dollars. Although the harvest of grapes was yet to gain momentum,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two dreaded foreign militant outfits --Al Qaeda and Laskar-i-Taiba -- are leading the war in Afghanistan’s embattled south, the Kandahar police chief claims.  In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Brig... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Many residents of southern Kandahar province allege police officers are extorting money from them in return for new construction works in violation of the municipality’s policy. They claim police and municipality officers... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Shazia, the widow of a policeman, complains of multiple financial woes, saying they do not have food even for Sehri during the holy month of Ramadan. Shazia’s husband was killed in a roadside bomb attack in southern Zabul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials and residents of southern Kandahar province say power supply should not be cut during installation of a new turbine at the Kajaki dam in neighbouring Helmand. Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) officials... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): With the harvest season fast approaching, traders in southern Kandahar province have expressed concern over hurdles to fruit exports to neighbouring Pakistan. Fresh fruit traders in Kandahar complain farmers and merchants... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Forty ty insurgents have been killed in Shah Walikot district during an operation aimed to reopen the Kandahar-Uruzgan highway, an official said on Friday. Two security personnel were killed and a third injured during the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Police chief for southern Kandahar province said on Friday that the newly appointed Taliban leader, Mullah Habatullah Akhundzada had no greater influences on the group’s members to unit different fictions of the Taliban.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province allege quacks are having a field day, examining patients and prescribed them harmful medicine. The presence of the fake doctors is a cruel joke on the poor people, whose plight is... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A policewoman was shot dead by armed motorcyclists in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said. The shooting took place near the Zahir Shahee High School in Kandahar City around 12:30pm, a... read more
KANDAHAR CTIY (Pajhwok): A Taliban-designated governor and his deputy were among 45 insurgents killed during an operation in the Shah Wali Kot district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday. The five-day operations were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The administrative chief of the Arghandab district in southern Kandahar province has said security forces have been able to bring stability to the town but insecurity in neighbouring districts represent a threat. Haji... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The number of child beggars has been on the increase in southern Kandahar province as result of growing unemployment and poverty. Local officials say no survey has been conducted to determine the exact number of child... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials say the Taliban have demanded the opening of health centres in unstable districts of southern Kandahar province. The Taliban’s demand comes as several districts of Kandahar are faced with a shortage of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a prayer leader (imam) in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Civilian deputy head of 205th Atal Military Corps and his bodyguard have been killed by the Taliban in the Dand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Friday. Col. Muhsin Sultani, spokesman for the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A woman employee of the passport office was killed in broad daylight in southern Kandahar provincehas on Monday, an official said. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the shooting took place... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six policemen were killed and seven others wounded as a result of an insider attack in the Zherai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. A policeman drugged his colleagues at a checkpoint on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, heading a high-level delegation arrived in Kandahar City on Wednesday to meet local officials. The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the president arrived in the... read more
Voice of war victims KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): It was the fourth day of Ramadan. After a long and hot day, people were having Iftar when a massive explosion shook Kandahar City, an old man narratesa harrowing six years old story. On Aug 26,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five assailants and two policemen have been killed after militants conducted a coordinated attack on border security forces in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. Samim... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four people were killed and three others wounded on Saturday when a passenger bus collided with a van in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Saturday. On its way from Herat to Kandahar,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The year 2015 was the deadliest for civilians in southern Kandahar province, where 874 civilians suffered casualties in security incidents, officials said on Tuesday. Up to 448 civilians, including women and children,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): In a short span of a year, the number of fish farms has doubled in southern Kandahar province, where the mushroom growth has created a lucrative source of income for locals. Last year, there were 92 fish farms across... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least four policemen, including a checkpoint commander, have been killed by their colleagues in the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. The incident took place in the Salami... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 16 militants, including a local commander, have been killed and two others wounded during a clearing operation in Maiwand and Ghorak districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday. Separately... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Beekeeping has significantly increased in southern Kandahar provinceduring the current solar year,when farmers collected 8,000 kilograms of honey. In the past, beekeeping in Kandahar had been a relatively new type of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday rallied for leading Afghan businessman Hikmatullah Shadman. A US court has charged Hikmatullah Shadman with giving bundles of $100 notes to at least two... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban entered the Kandahar airport in labour uniforms and received weapons inside the facility, the police chief for the southern province claimed on Thursday. “The Taliban might have got weapons from a dissolved... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than 50 people, including 14 Taliban attackers, were killed after the insurgents stormed the airport in southern Kandahar province in a brazen attack that lasted 20 hours, officials said on Wednesday. Another 35... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least five people were killed in a traffic accident in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday morning, an official said. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A firefight in in the capital of southern Kandahar province ended with the killing of two attackers and injuries to as many policemen, an official said. Two attackers entered the 17th police checkpoint around 7pm and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban fighters on Monday evening stormed a police checkpoint in Kandahar City, the provincial capital of southern Kandahar, an official said. A group of insurgents attacked the police checkpost in the 9th municipality... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two policemen have killed a dozen colleagues at a checkpoint and snatched their arms in the southern province of Kandahar, but officials deny the claims. The incident took place in the Pir Qadam area of the Ghorak... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two children as young as two years old were killed after being kidnapped in Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The number of returnees from Pakistan trough the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province has doubled, officials said on Saturday. During an exclusive interview, Director of Refugees and RepatriationMohammad Azim Nawabi... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A suicide attacker detonated his explosives at a police checkpoint in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, killing one policeman and injuring another. The bombing took place in Soor Baghal area... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of tribal elders offered condolences to the families of the victims of Kunduz violence, saying the city had fallen as a result of government’s negligence. During a gathering in the provincial council office, the... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Taliban fighters have warned the teachers who have refused going to schools and not teaching children in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, education officials say. In an exclusive interview, Education... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One civilian has been wound in a suicide attack on a convoy of foreign forces in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. The attack took place late on Wednesday on the Kandahar-Spin Boldak road, police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Foreign troops have destroyed in airstrike the six Afghan National Army (ANA) vehicles that Taliban had recently hijacked in the Nawzad district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday. Gen. Daud Shah... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The information and culture director of southern Kandahar province was wounded in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen Monday morning. The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News Director Hazrat... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A large number of strongmen refuse to pay taxes, scuttling government efforts to collect or jack up its revenue, authorities say. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Revenue Director Azim Khan Ahmadzai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) of southern Kandahar province has warned of taking strict action against officials involved in corruption. Kandahar PC head Haji Sayed Khan Khakrizwal told a meeting that a large number of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a three-kilometre bypass road began in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said. The road stretches from the second inter-section to the Hindu Square of Kandahar City,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): For the first time, a sport complex has been constructed in the Spinboldak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Haji Sayed Ali, the town’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least six civilians including four women have been killed in a roadside bombing in Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, an official said Saturday. The incident took place when a civilian car hit by a... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Due to a weak administrative board and several other impediments the southern Kandahar provincial council has no tangible achievement in the last seven months, a member of the council said. Haji Agha Lalai Dastgiri, provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Wednesday said about 15,000 children were pushed into the workforce in southern Kandahar province. Kandahar chapter IHRC director Shamsuddin Tanweer told... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A delegation from the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) has arrived in southern Kandahar province to evaluate the governmental department’s performance. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 35 insurgents have been killed and 40 others wounded during an operation in Shorawak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday. The operation was headed by provincial police chief Brig... read more
KNDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A gun battle that erupted on Monday night between police and militants ended after 18-hour with the killing of two suicide bombers, director National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of religious scholars on Wednesday announced support for security forces, urging insurgents to join peace process in larger national interest. A big gathering was held, which was attended by hundreds of religious... read more
KANADAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A shopkeeper was killed and three others wounded on Tuesday in a powerful explosion in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Police on Thursday announced banning pillion riding and tinted car glasses in southern Kandahar province. Deputy provincial police chief Maj. Gen Rahmatullah Atrafi told in a press conference in Kandahar City that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen shot and injured the public health department director for southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. Though provincial officials said the director, Dr. Abdul Qayum Pukhla, had escaped unhurt... read more
GHAZNI CITY/KANDAHAR CITY/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and five others abducted by gunmen in southern Kandahar and southeastern Khost provinces, officials said Thursday. Two persons were killed and four others detained during... read more
MAIDAN SHAHAR/ JALAL ABAD/ KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Three militants, including a commander, were killed and four others were wounded on Thursday in a military operation in Nerkh district of central Maidan Wardak province, the acting governor’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Tuesday said non-violent resistance, education and national unity could guarantee a bright future for Afghanistan. Addressing a gathering of teachers and students at the Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a bomb blast in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said. Habibullah, an eyewitness, said the incident took place on the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The project to raise Dahla Dam, the largest in southern Kandahar province, has been stalled for some reasons, but the project’s first phase is 80 percent complete and the remaining is to be finished over the next two months... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 600 criminal cases, most of them robberies, have been recorded in southern Kandahar province last solar year that ended on March 21, an official said on Tuesday. Crime branch chief at the provincial police... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): In the face of lack of resources and budget crunch, the University of Kandahar has been progressing well and on top among educational institutions, Dr Hazrat Mir Totakhel, the varsity’s vice chancellor said on Sunday. Speaking... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): With the arrival of summer season, security has been beefed up in parts of southern Kandahar province, deputy police chief said on Tuesday. Col. Rahmatullah Atrafi said militants were carrying out attacks whenever they... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday asked police to crack down on amulet sales, sorcery and other superstitious practices with grave social consequences.  Chairing a meeting on the security... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Public health officials on Wednesday urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to provide medical services in remote districts of southern Kandahar province. The call came during a meeting of local officials with Dr.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Gen. Abdul Raziq, police chief for southern Kandahar province, on Thursday rejected the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that accused him and other high profile officials of human right abuses. Gen. Raziq insisted the... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Four policemen and nine militants have been killed and 12 others wounded during an explosion and a clearing operation in southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Thursday. A roadside bombing killed four... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAJHWOK): Poppy cultivation has considerably declined as a result of improved security in many areas of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday. Counternarcotics Director Gul Muhammad Shukran told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Commander of 205th military corps Gen. Abdul Hamid on Wednesday said most of the eliminated militants in southern Zabul offensive were the nationals of Kyrgyzstan. In his chat with Pajhwok Afghan News, he said that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and another three civilians sustained injuries on Wednesday when a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives in the capital of southern Kandahar province, police said. The blast took place in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants and an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier have been killed in security operation launched in southern Kandahar province, an official said Tuesday. Muhsin Sultani, spokesman of the 205th Attal... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 16 militants were killed in Afghan security forces operation in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Friday, the governor’s spokesman said. Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News that 16 militants... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 800 fresh soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA) completed rigorous training at the 205th Atal Military Corps training academy in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday. The newly trained soldiers were awarded... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two suicide bombers and a policeman were killed and three policemen wounded in two separate incidents in southern Kandahar province, officials said Saturday. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News that a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi said on Friday that arms would be used against enemy but stressed close coordination with masses to ensure greater peace and stability in the country. Ulumi held detailed deliberations... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A primary court on Thursday sentenced two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers to 10 years in prison in an attempted abduction case in southern Kandahar province. The attorney told the court ANA service-members Ziaul Haq... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An enraged husband killed his wife and fled his home along with five children in southern Kandahar province, the police spokesman said on Monday. Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened in the Ismail... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Eleven policemen have been gunned down in two separate Taliban attacks in southern Kandahar and western Herat provinces, officials said on Monday. Samim Khplawak, spokesman for the Kandahar governor, told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and tribal elders in southern Ghazni province on Sunday urged people to support their security forces in purging Afghanistan of terrorists. A big gathering, arranged in Kandahar City and attended by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Inmates of a juvenile correctional centre inside the main prison in southern Kandahar province have gone on hunger strike, officials confirmed on Saturday. But female prisoners denied being sexually assaulted by men in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least four policemen and as many civilians wounded in a motorbike explosion in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an officials said. The incident took place at around 5:30pm in the first police district of Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): NATO commander Gen. Campbell on Tuesday announced handing over Kandahar airport installations to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). Spread on a 10 kilometres square area, the security installations included a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials said on Tuesday that 52 bags of explosives that were being smuggled from neighbouring Pakistan had been seized in southern Kandahar province. The explosives transported in a tractor were recovered in Riga area... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Three people, including a commander of the Afghan Local Police (ALP), were wounded in a bomb attack in southern Kandahar province on Sunday. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Kandahar police chief on Saturday alleged Pakistan was deceiving the international community by digging a 480-kilometre trench along the border on the pretext of preventing militant infiltration. Gen. Abdul Raziq... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of this southern city on Monday asked the government to slash public transport fares and fuel rates on the back of the slump in global oil prices. “The price of one litre of petrol has dropped to 39 afghanis... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six militants, including a would-be suicide bomber, have been detained by intelligence operatives in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday. The group was busted along with guns and explosives during... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Following transition from NATO-led troops, public support for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) has dramatically increased in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday. Abdul Qudus Baes, a peace... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The marble stones processed in southern Kandahar province are attracting customers in large numbers, an official said on Saturday. The marble stones are transferred from the Desho district of southern Helmand province to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials on Sunday detained two Taliban commanders accused of target killings in southern Kandahar province. Syed Ajan and Abdul Malik, who commanded a group of serial killers, were... read more
FARAH CITY/KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Three policemen were killed during separate security incidents in western Farah and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said Monday. One Afghan Local Police (ALP) member was killed and a civilian wounded in a... read more