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KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An attack on the Arghandab district centre in southern Kandahar province ended with the killing of five assailants and a soldier on Thursday morning. The attack was launched at 7am when one suicide bomber blew himself up... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Owners of pump stations in southern Kandahar province on Saturday announced an end to their strike, agreeing to pay taxes for the past seven years.  After talks, pump station owners and provincial authorities agreed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 19 militants, including eight suicide bombers, have been killed during a clash in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News a group... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Islamic scholars in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday voiced that they should become united to convince people from misusing and killing innocent people. A conference to build strong coordination between Helmand,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two persons were killed and seven others wounded when a blast hit a passenger bus in southern Kandahar province, an official said Sunday. Kandahar governor’s spokesman Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A boisterous but sometimes whispering sounds of girls and boys come out of a damaged and partially destroyed house in narrow streets in the third police district in southern Kandahar province. These sounds have dominated the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban on Sunday banned polio vaccination campaign in southern Kandahar province and warned health officials to avoid administering polio drops to children, health officials said on condition of anonymity. The militants... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One hundred and eighteen pistols were on Saturday handed over the Disarmament of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The pistols, including 16 Makarov’s and 102 TT... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Around 200 factories have been closed in southern Kandahar province owing to insufficient power supply, rendering more than 5000 people jobless, industrialists said on Wednesday. Accompanied by owners of ten factories,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Monday praised the unity government’s efforts at bringing peace and stability to the country and asked the Taliban to renounce violence and join the peace process. On his median visit to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Acting Counternarcotics Minister Haroon Rashid Sherzad on Sunday said poppy cultivation increased by seven percent in the country this season owing to insecurity. Sherzad, who visited the Panjwai district of southern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Half of the tractors distributed among local agricultural cooperatives in six districts of southern Kandahar province have been sold, with the money ending up in private pockets, a public representative said on Thursday.... read more
KANADAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The USAID-funded University Support and Workforce Development Project (USWDP) and the Kandahar Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday signed an agreement on training university students as per the market demand. Providing... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Government’s writ has been widened in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province as a result of a series of security operations, the district chief said on Thursday. Haji Obaidullah told Pajhwok Afghan News during... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite insecurity, four mines of lead, zinc and talc have been put on offer to launch their survey and extraction in southern Kandahar province, an official says. During an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
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 (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
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
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): 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