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KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): More than 5,000 mines planted by insurgents in various areas of Maiwand district in southern Kandahar province have been defused by the police, officials said Sunday.   Jan Agha, the district police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Students in southern Kandahar province complained on Sunday that they had to bribe education department officials for getting their 12th grade certificates.Officially, students have to pay 250 afghanis for getting their... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Seventeen armed rebels were killed following an operation by Afghan and foreign troops in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday. The clearing up offensive was conducted in the Koka area of the town on... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Eleven people were killed and 10 others wounded in separate security incidents in southern Kandahar and Helmand provinces, an official said on Saturday.One security official was killed and two others, including one civilian,... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were injured during a car-bomb explosion in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.The blast took place at around 9:00 am in Azam Karez area of... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) on Tuesday said it had received about 30 complaints against provincial council (PC) candidates in southern Kandahar.IECC head for Kandahar Marvand Waziri said no complaint had... read more
KANDAHAR/KABUL (PAN): A Taliban-designated governor for central Zabul province was detained along with 19 rebels in two separate operations by Afghan soldiers, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Wednesday.The operation was conducted in the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Six militants were killed and nearly a dozen others wounded during a clash with Afghan army troops in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Wednesday.The clash took place during a military operation codenamed Selab-II in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A bomb blast killed a public representative and injured his three friends as they visited a cemetery in the southern city of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday.Malak Nanai was visiting his mother’s grave in the Shahidaano... read more
 KANDAHAR (PAN): A policeman has shot dead three of his colleagues in the Shamalzai district of southern Zabul province, an official said on Tuesday.The overnight incident in Spinkai Manda area was the result of personal differences, the 303rd... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly 1,800 students, including 200 girls, appeared in a university entrance test in southern Kandahar province, officials said. The tests, launched across the country, have already taken place in some provinces, Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/ISLAMABAD (PAN): For the first time in nearly eight months, NATO supply trucks on Thursday crossed into Afghanistan through the Chaman border crossing in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said.A couple of vehicles... read more
KABUL/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Forty-seven militants were killed during a string of security operations in several provinces over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and said the joint operations were conducted by... read more
JALALABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seventeen Taliban and a policeman were killed and another 16 people wounded in violence-related incidents in three provinces, officials said on Wednesday.Eight insurgents were killed and 16 others wounded during an... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Infuriated tribal elders of Panjwae district in Kandahar want the US soldier, accused of shooting dead 16 people on Sunday, be tried in an Afghan court.Several tribal leaders including a member of provincial council, Hajji Agha... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four civilians were killed and two others injured in separate mine explosions in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.One of the explosions happened at around 9am in Khakrez district, where a passenger car... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Thirty-five cases of polio have been detected in southern Kandahar, Helmand and Zabul provinces, public health officials said on Sunday.Twenty of the cases were found in Kandahar alone, said Public Health Director Dr. Abdul... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday launched a three-day nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign, involving 52,000 volunteers, his office said.As many as 7.8 million children below five years of age would be administered polio vaccine... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The High Peace Council held its maiden meeting in Kandahar City on Monday, supporting the ongoing national reconciliation and reintegration campaign of President Hamid Karzai's administration. Former president Prof.... read more

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