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4 tribesmen killed in clash over Helmand land dispute

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Jan 15, 2018 - 21:19
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least four civilians have been killed and six others wounded during a clash with Taliban militants over a land dispute in Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday. Omar Zwak, the Helmand...
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Taliban weakened in Helmand but more police needed: Hayat

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Jan 13, 2018 - 23:38
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Helmand province on Saturday said the Taliban had been weakened in the province as a result of continued operations against them, but complained about the shortage of police personnel to keep areas...
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At least 4 soldiers among 11 killed in Helmand attack

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Jan 13, 2018 - 13:10
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and seven Taliban insurgents have been killed in a clash in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Saturday. A reliable source, speaking on condition of...
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6 policemen killed in Helmand’s Nawa district

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Jan 11, 2018 - 15:14
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Six policemen have been killed in a Taliban attack in Nawa district of southern Helmand province, officials said Thursday.
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Civilians among 10 killed in Helmand operations

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Jan 07, 2018 - 14:54
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least eight Taliban and two civilians, including a woman, have been killed during nighttime operations in southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday. Hajji Abdullah, a resident of Nawzad district, told Pajhwok...
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9 Taliban killed, their vehicles, bikes, arms destroyed

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Jan 06, 2018 - 18:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nine Taliban insurgents were killed in a nighttime operation by the Afghan Special Forces in southern Helmand province, the spy service said on Saturday. Another 18 militants were captured alive, including three notorious commanders...
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Teachers on strike in Greshk over unpaid salaries

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Jan 03, 2018 - 17:19
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Schoolteachers went on strike over not receiving their salaries in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province on Wednesday. The protesting teachers in hundreds gathered in Abu Alfateh School in Greshk district to announce...
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2017: Violence kills 114 Helmand civilians

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Jan 01, 2018 - 16:38
LASHKARGHA (Pajhwok): The year 2017 saw violence killing 114 civilians and wounding 1,781 others, mostly children, in southern Helmand province, an official said Monday. The civilians suffered casualties in landmine explosions and airstrikes, said...
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15 militants eliminated in Helmand, Nangarhar operations

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Dec 31, 2017 - 13:58
LASHKARGHA (Pajhwok): At least 15 Taliban and Daesh (Islamic State) militants have been killed during operations in southern Helmand and eastern Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Sunday. Helmand police spokesman Abdul Salam Afghan told Pajhwok...
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Taliban hang Helmand man to death on murder charges

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Dec 30, 2017 - 12:45
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Taliban insurgents have hanged a man to death on murder charges in the Nawzad district of southern Helmand province, the militant group said on Saturday. Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, the Taliban spokesman, said the slain individual...
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5 Taliban killed, 10 suspects held in Helmand night raid

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Dec 29, 2017 - 19:57
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security officials on Friday said five Taliban have been killed and 10 suspected militants arrested during a night time commando action in the Garamsir district of southern Helmand province.
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14 security personnel wounded in Helmand suicide bombing

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Dec 27, 2017 - 15:53
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Fourteen security personnel and a civilian were wounded in a suicide car-bombing in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, on Wednesday afternoon, an official said. Governor spokesman Umar Zwak confirmed the...
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US troop presence in Helmand to be increased

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Dec 24, 2017 - 14:38
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The US Marine presence in restive southern Helmand province has surged, an official says on Sunday. Omar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News a US delegation headed by Marine Commander Richard Spiner arrived...
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Roadside blast in Helmand’s Marja district: 7 civilians dead

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Dec 24, 2017 - 14:29
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Seven civilians were killed in a landmine blast in the Marja district of southern Helmand province on Sunday morning, sources said. Kamran, a resident of the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place at around...
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Helmand: 3 Taliban-linked heroin-making labs bombed

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Dec 21, 2017 - 19:46
LASHKARGAH/MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Airstrikes destroyed three heroin-making factories allegedly run by Taliban militants in the Kajaki district of southern Helmand province last night, officials said Thursday.
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30 militants killed in Helmand’s Nad Ali offensive

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Dec 18, 2017 - 19:57
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 30 Taliban insurgents, including two commanders, have been killed in air and ground operations in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.
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Several dead, 29 injured in Lashkargah car bombing

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Dec 18, 2017 - 19:21
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Several people were feared killed and at least 30 others were wounded in a car bomb explosion targeting a security convoy in Helmand province on Tuesday.
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Receding water poses challenge to Kajaki dam output

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Dec 18, 2017 - 15:37
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials on Monday said power production at the Kajaki hydropower plant in southern Helmand province was likely to be stopped because of declining water in the reservoir.
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Police among 24 killed in Taliban attack in Helmand

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Dec 14, 2017 - 15:10
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Taliban militants ambushed and killed 24 police and illegal gunmen in southern Helmand province last night, sources said on Thursday. A government source, who did not want to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash between...
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Taliban’s deputy governor for Helmand killed

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Dec 03, 2017 - 18:43
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Local officials on Sunday claimed the Taliban’s shadow deputy governor for southern Helmand province has been killed in an airstrike.
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