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KANDAHAR CITY/ FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Commuters and transporters on Tuesday complained of growing robberies and insecurity on the Kabul- Kandahar Highways and demanded the government bolster security along main routes.Haji Ahmadullah, president of the... read more
KHOST CITY /KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and as many wounded on Wednesday when militants attacked a village in the Zazai Maidan district of southeastern Khost province.The governor’s spokesman, Mubarez Zadran, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to launch three new programmes focused on women’s situation, good governance and municipality services in several provinces.In this regard, a meeting was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Prayer beads made of Shah Maqsood precious stone in southern Kandahar province have found their way to the international market. Deposits of Shah Maqsood stone are found in the mountains of Khakrez district. Beads made of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eleven people were killed on Monday when a group of militants stormed the Maiwand district office complex in southern Kandahar province, officials said.Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two children have been died and as many wounded when an unexploded ordinance went-off in Dhand district of southern Kandahar province, the governor’s spokesman said Monday.Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and three children wounded as result of a suicide bombing in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said.The bombing took place at around 5:00pm close to Baba Wali petrol pump in the 9th... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Foreign troops killed two civilians in the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official claimed.The incident took place in the this afternoon in front of the airport on the Spin Boldak highway,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has pledged an increase in the number of beds at the Mirwais Hospital in southern Kandahar province to facilitate patients.Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Members of Provincial Council (PC) and tribal elders of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday asked United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to help ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan.During a meeting... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Militants on Monday shot dead three policemen and wounded a fourth in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, the governor’s spokesman said.Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News that police commander Saad... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): High Peace Council (HPC) Secretary Masoom Stanikzai on Sunday underlined the need for serious efforts for promoting the reconciliation process in the country.During a visit to this southern province, Stanikzai met the acting... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 15 militants, including a notorious commander, have been killed during a clash in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The new provincial council chief on Thursday vowed to take solid steps towards improving security, bringing reforms to government entities, fighting corruption and resuming development activities in southern Kandahar province.In... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber was blown up by his own explosives before reaching his target in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.The incident took place around 7am when a motorcycle suicide bomber planned to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two dead men -- Hashmat Khalil Karzai and Khan Mohammad Afghan are on the list of successful candidates for the Kandahar provincial council (PC).Khalil Karzai, who was assassinated in a suicide bombing at his residence in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 38 militants have been killed during operations in the Panjwai and Maiwand districts of southern Kandahar province, police said on Tuesday.The offensive involved Afghan National Army (ANA) and police personnel,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday accused security forces of killing six members of a family, including women and children, in a mortar fire incident.Nearly 40 people, mostly... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Grapes worth $8 million have been exported from southern Kandahar province this season, showing a significant increase, the provincial chapter of the Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce (ACCI) and Industries said.Up to 40,000... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Government officials say around 1,080 families have returned to southern Kandahar province from Pakistan this year, compared with more than 2,000 households in 2013.Director of Refugee and Repatriation Affairs Muhammad Azeem... read more
KAMDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Thursday claimed capturing the Registan district of southern Kandahar province, but the authorities rejected the assertion as exaggerated.Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, the insurgent movement’s spokesman, said the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five policemen were killed in a suicide bomb attack in southern Kandahar province, where the militants hanged a civilian, on Wednesday, an official said.The car bomber attacked a Public Order Police convoy in the Lashkargah... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four policemen were wounded in a bomb blast in southern Kandahar province, where the militants hanged a civilian, on Wednesday, an official said.The roadside bomb exploded hit a Public Order Police vehicle on the Kandahar-... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of youth on Tuesday staged a protest in southern Kandahar province, asking the new government to launch key infrastructure projects there.The protestors gathered at Shahidano Square in Kandahar City and walked... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The smuggling of liquefied gas to Pakistan has resulted in increased prices of the commodity in southern Kandahar province, dealers alleged on Thursday.They said people could not afford buying gas due to its high rate,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A member of the Kandahar provincial council on Tuesday said the prolonged electoral crisis had adversely affected every sphere of life and people had lost the address where to go for resolving their problems.Haji Agha Lalai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six members of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) force have joined Taliban in the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.Local officials claimed 25 militants were killed during a joint... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman has been killed and seven civilians wounded when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a police check post in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, the governor’s spokesman said.Samim... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Primary schoolchildren have been without text books in southern Kandahar province over the past six years, a problem now stands resolved, an official said on Monday.Kandahar Education Director Abdul Qaad Paiwastoon told... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Rejecting the Taliban claim of capturing the Nawbahar district of southern Zabul province, a top security official on Friday said a full-blown offensive was underway to uproot rebels from the area.Earlier, the rebels said the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Kandahar Municipality announced on Thursday repairing the historic Mullah Shal Mosque of the 18th century that was damaged by the construction of commercial centre in the southern province.This mosque, which dates back... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of tribal elders, religious and political figures from southern provinces staged a protest demonstration on Sunday against the proposed formation of a coalition government.Over 1,000 elders from Kandahar, Helmand,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eight policemen, including their chief for the Spin Boldak district in southern Kandahar, have been killed in internal clash, a security source said on Friday.Wishing not to be named, the source confided to Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) claimed on Monday exporting melons worth $4 million to various countries this year.Abdul Baqi Bina, KCCI vice-president, told Pajhwok Afghan News the melon yield... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Kandahar police chief on Thursday claimed foiling Taliban’s plan to destabilise the country as a result of a successful military action in Zherai district.Addressing a press conference in the provincial capital, Gen.... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Reconstruction work on Bagh Bridge on the Kandahar-Herat highway began on Tuesday, an official said. Public Works Director Eng. Abdul Mohammad Ihsan told Pajhwok Afghan News the project would be completed in three... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 32 militants, including two suicide bombers, were killed during a clearing operation in Maiwand, Panjwai and Zherai districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The operation was conducted... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Both presidential candidates Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday attended a memorial service for President Hamid Karzai’s slain cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai in southern Kandahar province.Hashmat... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) annually provides $3 million in aid to the Mirwais Hospital in southern Kandahar province, an official says.   The Mirwais hospital is the only major healthcare facility... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six insurgents laced with guns and suicide vests were shot dead during a battle with police guarding the home of the provincial police chief in the Spin Boldak town of southern Kandahar province, officials said.The militants... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for Registan district of southern Kandahar province was killed along with five colleagues during a clash that left seven insurgents dead on Saturday, an official said.Acting spokesman for the Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): As many as 10,000 children were infected by diarrhea over the past four months in southern Kandahar province, an official and residents said on Sunday.Dr. Saddiq, head of the children's ward at the Mirwais Civil Hospital, told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A remote-controlled bomb attached to a motorcycle killed two policemen on Tuesday, an official said.Col. Zia Durrani, the police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast occurred at 4:30pm when policemen of 13th... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Police have gunned down a provincial council member in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The predawn incident occurred in the forth municipality district of Kandahar City, the provincial capital, police... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and five others, including four civilians, wounded in an explosion in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said.The incident occurred at around 11:00 am at the main... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite negative impacts on the national economy in the wake of a prolonged electoral process, the provincial customs department’s revenue increased by 21 percent in southern Kandahar province this fiscal year, an official... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber in a car attacked a vehicle carrying International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) personnel in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province on Friday, only killing himself, an official said.Dawan Khan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Haji Bakht, one of the popular folk singers, died from a protracted illness a day earlier and was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in southern Kandahar province, family sources said on Tuesday. During the past... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Ongoing fighting in the Sangin district of Helmand province led to snapping of the power cable extended from the Kajaki dam to Lashkargah and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Monday.  Power cables from the Kajaki... read more
GHAZNI CITY/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have released abducted teachers and students of the Kandahar University in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.Their release was made possible by intervention from International... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a former district chief in southern Kandahar province, the governor’s office said on Friday.Haji Baran Khaksar, the ex-administrative of Panjwai district, was gunned down by motorcyclists... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Thirty-two armed rebels, including six suicide bombers, were killed and several others detained in separate operations in southern Kandahar province, officials claimed on Thursday.During the outgoing week, police conducted 15... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s Reform and Unanimity team on Wednesday claimed fraud had been committed in the runoff presidential election in southern Kandahar province and warned it would not accept the results... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The editor-in-chief of Benawa webpage was detained by intelligence operatives in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.Khalid Hadi Haidari was arrested detained at the Kandahar International Airport before... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said it had registered 40 complaints of anomalies in Saturday’s runoff election in southern Kandahar province.IECC regional chief Marwand Waziri told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Three members of a family were killed and a fourth injured following an explosion in the Spin Boldak border town of southern Kandahar province on Monday morning.The blast took place in Sarkar Vialla area at about 9:00am when a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four suicide bombers and three policemen were killed as a result of a fierce battle in southern Kandahar province, officials said.A day earlier, security forces surrounded the house in Kandahar City, the provincial capital,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Ballot papers were exhausted at a polling station in southern Kandahar City hours after the voting process began here at 7am on Saturday.Independent Election Commission (IEC) provincial head Abdul Hadi Dawari said, all... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Suspected militants on Tuesday abducted 34 Kandahar University teachers in Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said.One of the teachers who offered resistance to the kidnappers was injured. The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and a third wounded on Sunday when a bomb went off on a playground in southern Kandahar province, an official said.The blast in Ghara village of Daman district took place in the afternoon, when... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and two others were wounded following an explosion in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Thursday, an official said.The blast took place at around 7:45am in a graveyard on outskirts of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials said on Monday a total of 1,100 polling stations would remain open during the runoff vote on June 14 in southern Kandahar province. The decision came at a meeting arranged... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Citing lack of resources and time, an official on Monday said that a poppy eradication campaign in southern Kandahar province has been restricted to Maiwand district only.Poppies have been cultivated on a larger area of land... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two policemen have been killed and as many wounded in an insider attack in southern Kandahar province, an official said Sunday.Provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani confirmed the incident, but gave no details, pending an... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The explosive vest of a suicide bomber went off before he could reach his target in southern Kandahar province on Sunday morning, an official said.The botched terrorist bid took place in the provincial capital at around 7:... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior on Thursday said military installation in zero-point areas along the Durand Line in southern Kandahar province amounted to a violation of a trilateral agreement.Pakistani troops strayed into the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani troops strayed into the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province on Thursday morning, killing a policeman, an official said.The cross-border attack took place at around 7:00am and was still ongoing, police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five suicide bombers and three border police guards were killed after the bombers laced with guns stormed a logistical border police base in the Spin Boldak town of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday night, an official... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials said on Wednesday Pakistani forces had been prevented from constructing military installations in the Zero Point area along the Durand Line inside the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province.Local residents... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai’s brother Mahmoud Karzai on Monday said he would support a presidential candidate with a forward-looking policy and programme for Afghanistan’s future in the looming runoff.Mahmoud, a leading... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two suicide bombers attacked an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops in southern Kandahar province on Saturday.The attacks happened close to the Maiwand district centre at 3.30pm, causing no casualties, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty shops constructed in violation of a master plan were destroyed by municipality in the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.The shops were built in disregard of the rules and conditions in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Seventy-four complaints have been recorded by provincial council candidates in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday.Sixteen of the complaints, to be assessed next week, are against police and the rest... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Three militants involved in targeted killings and staging terrorist attacks were arrested in southern Kandahar province on Friday, a statement said.A statement from the governor’s office said the militants had been detained by... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Four policemen were killed in an attack by rebels and three others went missing in the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said Wednesday.Four policemen were killed when a group of rebels stormed a police... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed in two separate bomb blasts in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, officials said.The first blast took place at around 10:00am inside a house, where family members were... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The survey for two-lane Kandahar-Spinboldak carriageway in this southern province would be completed within a month, an official said on Tuesday.Survey for the 80 kilometres long and nine metres wide road was launched by a 12-... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Nearly 60 acres of land were cleared of poppy crops as a drive against the illicit cultivation has been launched in southern Kandahar on Thursday, an official said.Officials of the anti-narcotics department said the anti-poppy... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials on Wednesday started recounting suspect votes in southern Kandahar province following allegations of fraud and other irregularities in the April 5 elections, an official said.IEC... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Water and Energy Minister Arif Noorzai on Monday said they planned to reconstruct and raise by eight metres the walls of Dahla Dam in southern Kandahar province.Accompanied by his ministry officials and lawmakers from... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An unmanned ISAF plane crashed on Sunday in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said.The drone fell in Balada area at around 4:00am, said Haji Fazal Muhammad Ishaqzai, the town’s administrative... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Sixteen people were killed and 28 others wounded in a traffic accident in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province on Tuesday, an official said.The mishap took place in the Foladi area on the Kandahar-Kabul highway at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber on Monday targeted a convoy of international troops in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said.The incident took place at around 3:00pm, the governor’s spokesman, Dawal Khan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): In an attempt to disrupt elections, Pakistani forces on Saturday fired rockets into three border districts of southern Kandahar province, officials said. Governor Toryalai Weesa and police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq told... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Officials of Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday said 34 polling stations would remain shut in southern Zabul province because of security concerns.IEC Director Hashim Durrani said of 81 polling centres, 47 would remain... read more
MAIDAN SHAHAR/ KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Ten militants, including a notorious commander, have been killed and four others detained in offensives in Maidan Wardak and Kandahar provinces, official said Wednesday.Attaullah Khogyani, the Maidan Wardak... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Conveying a variety of messages, including peace and good governance, graffiti can be seen on walls of main buildings in southern Kandahar City.    Besides drawings of pigeons and others objects, one of the... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Three passengers were killed and 12 others injured when a passenger coach collided with a tractor in the Shah-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province, official said Wednesday.The accident took place last evening in the Pul-i-... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Security officials in southern Zabul province on Monday arrested a provincial council candidate on legal charges, an official said Monday.Col. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lawanai, provincial police chief, confirmed arresting Mohammad Yaqoob,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Militants held five civilians hostage in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.Dawa Khan Mina Pal, provincial information and culture department spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the detained civilians... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday promised he would promote seminaries and expedite refugees’ repatriation if he won the April 5 ballot.Speaking to thousands of his supporters in southern Kandahar... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): One International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier was killed and three others wounded in a suicide attack in southern Zabul province on Sunday morning, an official said.Three civilians were also injured in the bombing that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials said on Saturday 79 million euros had been spent on the reconstruction of Kandahar International Airport.Ahmadullah Faizi, in charge of the air port, said funds for rehabilitation were provided by the US, Canada,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A female provincial council runner in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday said she was ready to serve her people despite security problems and traditional restrictions.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A senior official at the Kandahar governor’s office, Dr. Parvez Najib, succumbed to his injuries late on Friday night, the provincial government said on Saturday.Najib was seriously wounded in a bomb blast at the Shah Wali... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The deputy police chief for southern Zabul province was injured in a gun attack on Thursday morning, an official said.Ghulam Jilani Farhai was wounded at 8:00am when a gunman attacked his vehicle, police chief, Brig. Gen.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Monday promised 100 education scholarships for students from southern Kandahar province.Pakistani Consul General Farmanullah Yousafzai held out the promise at a meeting with Governor Toryalai Weesa in Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The first-ever iodised salt factory started production in the industrial park in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, the governor’s office said.Governor Dr. Toryalai Weesa, a number of businessmen and industrialists... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Security officials in southern Kandahar province on Saturday claimed killing six militants.The Kandahar governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News six insurgents were killed during a search operation in Panjwai district.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least ten civilians were hospitalised with injuries after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said.The attacker was on foot and detonated explosives... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday inaugurated the country’s first-ever agricultural university in southern Kandahar province.Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid and a number of ministers and officials joined Karzai at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): New Delhi would continue supporting Kabul in the fight against terrorism, a major impediment to peace in Afghanistan, the Indian foreign minister said on Saturday.During a daylong visit to southern Kandahar province, where... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): During a visit to southern Kandahar province on Monday, the Indian ambassador pledged New Delhi’s sustained support for the war-torn country’s social and development affairs.After meeting Kandahar Governor Toryalai Weesa,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday held a protest against the municipality’s installation of garbage bins in front of their houses.A resident of Ghaibi area said the municipality... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A policeman was killed in a suicide bombing in southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said.Zia Durrani, provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place at around 5:30pm in the fourth... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Of the 2,316 registered candidates, 2,230 including 300 girls appeared in the university entry in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.A 22-member Ministry of Higher Education delegation, led by Gul Hassan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A complex attack, involving a car bomb and gunmen in Western military uniforms with explosives strapped to their bodies, on a US military base left one coalition soldier and nine assailants dead in southern Kandahar province... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite a budget shortage, the Women’s Affairs Department in southern Kandahar province has been able to train hundreds of women in various skills to help them become self-reliant, an official said on Sunday.In an exclusive... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five more factories were inaugurated on Thursday in southern Kandahar province, taking the number of such entities at the industrial park to 86.Established at a total cost of $1.5 million during one and a half year, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) detained a 15-member group allegedly involved in target killings and bomb blasts in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, officials said. Headed by Maulvi Abdul Rashid Muneeb, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three militants killed and 14 smugglers arrested as a result of operations during the current week in southern Kandahar province, security official said.Six insurgents were also detained and some ammunition and drugs seized in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan security and foreign forces have seized six suicide vests and weapons in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, officials said Wednesday.Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Authorities in Kandahar on Monday said $26 million National Solidarity Programme (NSP) funds meant for public welfare projects in the southern province remained unspent for different reasons.If not utilised by September 2014,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two civilians were killed and eight others wounded in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place when a vehicle carrying wedding guests struck a roadside bomb in Sher Ali... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A number of provincial council candidates in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday said the security situation was not favourable for electoral campaign in remote districts.The upcoming president and provincial council polls... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): A number of school buildings in southern Kandahar are being used as security posts, but officials of education department say they are trying to remove the checkpoints. Some years back, police established security check-posts in... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Toryalai Weesa, governor of the southern Kandahar province on Tuesday asked foreign forces to stop military exercises during nights which perturbed local residents.Foreign forces deployed in the province had sufficient ground for... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Hundreds of landmines have been seized and defused in the Shurabak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.Elsewhere in the province, a bomb explosion killed two people and injured a third, the governor’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Militants have killed the six people they kidnapped in the Arghistan district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.Zia Durrani, provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the victims were civilians... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The number of addicts has surged to 100,000 who spend around $100,000 daily on buying various kinds of drugs in southern Kandahar province, the governor said on Saturday.Toryalai Weesa gave the grim statistics at a gathering... read more
ASADABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten militants have been killed and 10 security personnel injured in security offensives and other incidents of violence in different parts of the country, officials said Saturday.Kunar police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen on Monday shot dead Maulvi Atta Mohammad, the Kandahar Ulema Council deputy chief, officials said.Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Maulvi Mohammad was on his way to office when... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Police shot dead a would-be suicide bomber near the Friendship Gate on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A new master plan for road, housing, commercial, educational and recreational schemes in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province would be executed soon, officials say.Governor Toryalai Weesa said this at a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The US-funded Food Zone programme aimed at curbing poppy cultivation was launched in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.A ceremony marking the programme’s launch was attended by Governor Toryalai Weesa,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Governor Toryali Weesa on Sunday said 244 polling stations would be set up in Kandahar province for the 2014 presidential and provincial council elections, indicating an increase of 43 centres compared with the previous polls.He... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 10 insurgents were killed and two others wounded during a clash with the Afghan Local Police (ALP) in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Saturday.The clash took place late on Saturday in the Kapaak area of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Friendship Gate on the Afghan-Pakistan border has been closed over the past three days, creating problems for people and causing traders financial losses, residents said on Sunday.The border crossing between southern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Intelligence agents on Sunday detained the haj and religious affairs director for southern Kandahar province after more than 100 intending pilgrims could not find their way to Makkah to perform the annual ritual, an official... read more
KANDAHAR CIYY (PAN): Despite progress in areas of security, governance and development in southern Kandahar province over the past years, problems remain in the three sectors due to paucity of funds, officials said on Tuesday.The views were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 16 policemen have been killed in two separate incidents in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.Eleven border policemen were killed late on Sunday when militants equipped with heavy weapons sneaked from... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Deeply concerned about increasing kidnappings for ransom in southern Kandahar province, the human rights office on Thursday said two minor boys were brutally murdered in captivity after their families failed to meet the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Kandahar governor on Wednesday directed security organs to pay greater heed to security on highways and borders.Dr. Toryalai Weesa, addressing a weekly meeting on law and order at his office, praised Kandahar-based security... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A senior Afghan military official said on Wednesday foreign troops were preparing to leave southern provinces, where they had so far transferred 188 military bases to local counterparts.The Afghan National Army’s 205th Atal... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A high-level delegation of the Breshna Shirkat has arrived in southern Kandahar province from Kabul to discuss with local officials electricity-related problems.The visit follows a survey by the power utility to assess... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Several projects worth hundreds of million of dollars have been completed and others are underway to add new facilities to the Kandahar airport, an official said on Thursday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Taxi drivers on Sunday staged a protest in front of the transport department in southern Kandahar province, alleging traffic police ill-treated them.The demonstrators accused traffic police officials of forcing them into paying... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Security officials in the southern Kandahar province on Thursday that 40 rebels had been killed, 24 detained and nine others wounded during operations in five districts.The operations were conducted by Afghan National Army (ANA... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four people have been killed and nearly 100 sustained injuries in traffic accidents during Eidul Fitr holidays in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.Confirming the casualties, the provincial deputy public... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Orchard owners have reported an increased yield of berries in southern Kandahar province this year, linking the hike to timely rains and an absence of crop diseases. They expect a huge quantity of berries being exported to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The deputy governor says voter cards, books and other materials looted three days ago from a registration centre in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar have been found.The materials were found buried in the ground, Abdul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven people of a family have been killed in a roadside bombing in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Friday.The hapless family from Zherai district came under bomb attack on their way to a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Intelligence agents in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday turned in 190 weapons to the Disarmament of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG).Deputy Governor Abdul Qayyum Patyal, addressing a ceremony for the arms handover, praised the... read more
KABUL/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A 10-member insurgent group that planned attacks on the governor’s house in southern Kandahar province and targets elsewhere has been busted, the spy service claimed on Monday.Weapons and ammunitions were also seized from... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan Special Forces seized 30 parcels of opium as a result of an operation in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Local and foreign investors are being invited to a big conference to be arranged in southern Kandahar province, the finance minister said on Thursday.Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, who attended a zonal conference in Kandahar City along... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 16 Taliban were killed during an operation by Afghan Special Forces and local police in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents of southern Kandahar province say they agree with a recent Transparency International survey that singled out judiciary as the most corrupt public institution in Afghanistan.But on Saturday, the Supreme Court hit back... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A cyclist from southern Kandahar province said on Sunday he had decided to pedal his way to Saudi Arabia with a peace message.In an exclusive interview, Kandahar Cycling Club Chairman Amir Mohammad, 54, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Work was formally launched on a new building for the Department of Commerce and Industries in southern Kandahar province on Saturday.Governor Toryalai Weesa took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the project in Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten Taliban insurgents were killed in an airstrike and two bombings in the southern province of Kandahar, the governor’s office said on Tuesday.Four fighters wanted to perform disruptive activities in the Mandi area of Mianshin... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Five policemen have defected to the insurgents in southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday.The policemen joined the Taliban ranks in the Spina Ghbarga area on the periphery of Qalat, the provincial capital, late on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A gymnasium is being built in the capital of southern Kandahar province at a cost of $6050000 to lure youth into whole sports, the governor said on Monday.Toryalai Weesa, during a visit to the project site, told reporters the... read more
QALAT (PAN): Six suicide bombers were killed after they stormed the provincial council office in southern Zabul province on Monday, leaving 20 people, including two public representatives injured, officials said.The coordinated attack began around... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two policemen and a child died in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province, where eight Taliban insurgents were killed during an operation, officials said on Sunday.A roadside bomb ripped through a police vehicle,... read more
KADAHAR CITY (PAN): With the establishment of five more factories at the industrial park in southern Kandahar province, a number of people have found work opportunities, overcoming their financial woes, an official said on Tuesday.The newly... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten civilians were killed in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said.A dozen others were wounded when the vehicle they were travelling in struck the roadside bomb in Arghistan district around... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Taliban militants have blown up three power pylons in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, disrupting electricity supply to several areas, an official said on Thursday.The attacks took place late on Wednesday... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A border policeman and two insurgents have been killed in a clash in the Shurabak district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Saturday.Abdul Naafe Baris, the district’s administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four civilians were killed and eight others wounded in a bomb blast in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.The target was an Uruzgan police patrol vehicle, the governor’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Members of the public uprising in Panjwai district on Monday asked the government to establish schools, health clinics and initiate reconstruction and job-creating projects in the restive town.The individuals, who have waged an... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nine deminers, who were kidnapped by militants in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province last week, were released on Tuesday.A provincial official said that the Taliban had freed the men after five days of captivity... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Forty-five people were killed and several others wounded in a road crash on the Kandahar-Helmand highway on Friday morning, officials said.The head-on collision occurred when a passenger bus ploughed into a fuel tanker in the... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four childern of a family were killed and a teenage girl wounded when a Taliban-planted bomb exploded in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.The explosion took place in the Raski area of Maroof district... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three prisoners had escaped from the central jail in southern Kandahar province by squeezing through a gate, despite tight security measures inside and outside the facility, officials said on Thursday.Five prisoners attempted... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Civilians casualties in the conflict over the past three months show an upsurge, compared with figures for the same period last year that saw a 12 percent decline, a UN official said on Monday.In 2012, the UN documented 2,754... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A senior Taliban military commander was killed and an alleged Pakistani would-be suicide bomber detained in the troubled Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Saturday. Identified as Abdul Hadi,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), set to wind up its operations in a week, would turn over its installation to the Kandahar Municipality, officials said on Tuesday.A decision to the effect came at a meeting between... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief has been killed along with five associates in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.Wakeel Abdullah, the Taliban chief for Panjwai district, was killed in Taloqan area during... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two soldiers and a civilian were wounded in two separate incidents in the Panjwaee district of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.A foreign soldier and an Afghan policeman were wounded when rebels opened... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Announcing welfare schemes, the women's affairs director on Monday said the rights of 159 women were abused in southern Kandahar province last solar year. Women were subjected to violence during the period that saw 31 women... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten percent of children are acutely malnourished in southern Kandahar province, where six children died at hospitals last solar year as a result of malnutrition, a health official said."Children having lost 70 percent of their... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four children were killed and two others wounded by a bomb they were playing with in the Mianishin district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, officials said. The roadside bomb exploded in the Zunto area, where the... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Herat defeated Jawzjan in the final of an inter-zonal football tournament at the Ahmad Shahi Stadium in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.Herat lifted the trophy at stake by scoring five goals, with... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A local police commander was killed and two of his bodyguards suffered shrapnel injuries when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight people were killed after a fierce gun-battle broke out between local police and armed insurgents who attacked a security post in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.The policemen and... read more
 KANDAHAR (PAN): A tribal elder and a counternarcotics police officer were killed in separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.The elder named Mohammad Hashim was killed in an apparent incident of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): On the first day of an anti-poppy campaign, 67.5 acres of land was cleared of the illicit crop in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The drive would be expanded to other districts in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Closed as a result of insecurity, a school was reopened on Monday in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, taking the number of operational schools to 15 in the volatile town, an official said.The Fazl Din Agha... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Zabul High Peace Council head Mohammad Daud Gulzar said on Monday he had resigned due to the provincial administration’s meddling in his affairs.  He told Pajhwok Afghan News some provincial officials were creating hurdles... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A three-day polio vaccination campaign, targeting 600,000 children in two restive southern provinces, was launched on Sunday.The drive began in Ghorak district that was recently recaptured by the government. No anti-polio... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide attack on the 205th Atal Military Corps headquarters was foiled in southern Helmand province on Saturday, an official said.The incident took place around 11am, Corps Commander Brig. Gen. Syed Waqif Shah told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Security forces seized a large quality of explosives and narcotics, arresting 16 suspected criminals over the past one week in southern Kandahar province, police said on Thursday.Several terrorist attacks had been foiled during... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Construction work was launched on a library and media centre at the journalism faculty of Kandahar University on Wednesday, officials said.At the launching ceremony, Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid said the... read more
 KANDAHAR (PAN): Two members of Afghan National Police (ANP) were mysteriously shot dead by unidentified gunmen in this southern city, an official said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday night in the 18th police district of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An anti-Taliban force on Wednesday captured a rebel commander in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said.The uprising members also recovered some landmines and weapons from the Taliban leader who was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan military officials on Tuesday confiscated 65 sacks full of explosives and narcotics during an operation in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province.One suspect was detained during the raid that came in Nokak... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents of the southern Kandahar City have demanded the resumption of public transport buses on city routes to minimise their reliance on expensive taxi cars and motorised rickshaws.A resident of the Mirwais Mina area,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents of several villages in the Taliban-infested Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province have launched an armed resistance against the militants, who made Kandahar their spiritual base during their regime.The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): As many as 180 landmines were found and defused during an operation by the Afghan Local Police (ALP) in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.The explosives were defused over the past two days in Zangabad,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Kandahar governor on Thursday accused line ministries of refusing to cooperate with his administration in the timely release of budgetary allocations.At a meeting with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Ján... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers on Tuesday opened fire on civilians, killing one and injuring three others in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said.The incident took place in the Spin Kuchi... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A senior customs official in southern Kandahar province on Monday said his department had recorded the lowest revenue collection this year, as traders were increasingly boycotting Pakistan’s Karachi seaport.Customs Director... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly a dozen people were killed and several others wounded in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.Eight policemen and three detainees were among those killed by the improvised explosive... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents on Saturday complained of unscheduled power loadshedding in southern Kandahar province, with officials claiming a revenue increase.Deputy Director of Water and Energy Amanullah Farooqui told reporters the revenue... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents on Saturday complained of unscheduled power loadshedding in southern Kandahar province, with officials claiming a revenue increase.Deputy Director of Water and Energy Amanullah Farooqui told reporters the revenue... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar Governor Toryalai Weesa on Tuesday rejected as imbalanced the United Nation Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) report on prisoner torture.UNAMA released a report on Dec 20, saying that more than 50 percent of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Pakistani security forces set checkpoints 50 metres inside the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, officials alleged on Tuesday.The Pakistanis established four posts 50 metres inside Afghanistan in Wesh area near... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The deputy governor of Kandahar province on Sunday blamed the Taliban for hampering a polio vaccination campaign in the southern zone.Armed insurgents should allow vaccination and humanitarian campaigns in a peaceful atmosphere... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One hundred and fifteen weapons were handed over to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said.Ghulam Jilani Katawazai, a provincial police officer, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) member killed his commander and poisoned several of his colleagues in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.The predawn incident took place at an ALP checkpoint in the Sperawan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three civilians were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in the Mianishin district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.              ... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One civilian was killed and two others were wounded in an accident involving an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) vehicle in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday.Witnesses said the casualties occurred when... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two rockets landed at the Kandahar airport on Tuesday afternoon when a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was ready to take off, NATO said.The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed the rocket strike,... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and two others, including a police and a civilian, injured in separate explosions in the capital of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.The first blast... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two militants stormed the Spin Boldak district headquarters in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, killing five people and wounding 15 others, officials said.One tribal elder, a police coordinator and a child were among the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The medical faculty of Kandahar University was closed by students on Thursday after a failed armed fellow forced the faculty dean to sign his documents under duress.The dean, Dr. Wali Mohammad Weyar, identified the failing... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An unknown small Qatari plane was denied landing by aviation authorities on the airport in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.The aircraft was forced to return to the skies by the airport personnel, said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two schools reopened in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, seven years after they were closed due to security threats, an official said on Saturday.The reopening enabled 300 students to resume their studies in... read more
 KANDAHAR (PAN): A 10 days inter-provincial soccer tournament got under way at the Ahmad Shahi Stadium in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.Soccer teams from Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Baghlan, Ghazni and Kunduz provinces... read more
KANDAHAR City (PAN): The Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) first Kandahar-Quetta flight with 21 passengers on board landed in this southern city on Tuesday, officials said.Governor Toryalai Weesa, a number of public representatives, traders and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Flights between southern Kandahar province and Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, would begin on Tuesday, an official said on Sunday.Governor Toryalai Weesa and Pakistan Consul-General... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four border police officials were killed after being poisoned by their colleagues in southern Kandahar province, a district chief said on Wednesday.The incident happened on Tuesday night, when three police officials poisoned... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Hundreds of landmines, made in China, have been seized by border police in the southern province of Kandahar, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Wednesday.A man was arrested in connection with the landmines that were seized... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One education department worker was killed by unidentified gunmen in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said.Education Director Sher Aga Sapi told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mirwais, an employee of... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):Three people were  killed and 21 others , including three foreign troops, wounded in a suicide bombing in southern Kandahar province on Thursday evening, an official said.The bomber struck in front of the International... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Forty-six cases of violence against women were registered in southern Kandahar province during the current Afghan calendar year, an official said on Sunday.The Kandahar chapter of the Afghanistan Independent Human Right... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A 10-member militant group was detained before it could attack the governor's office in southern Kandahar province, officials claimed on Wednesday. The individuals planned to use Afghan National Army (ANA) uniforms in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight insurgents were killed and three others wounded during a firefight with police in the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.A number of weapons, hand grenades and motorbikes were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Infuriated Afghan traders who had suffered heavy losses as their imported cargoes remained stuck at Karachi Port for months are opting for alternative transit routes -- namely via Heart and Nimroz provinces.Besides halting the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The US ambassador on Tuesday said a number of countries, including America, recognised the Durand Line as an international border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.As the allies continue to bicker on the sensitive issue, James... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Hundreds of residents on Monday staged a protest in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, against nighttime raids by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers.One of the organisers and a member of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Taliban are using women, who are generally exempted from searches as a token of respect, to evacuate injured fighters to hospital in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Wednesday.In a recent incident, an... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Hundreds of residents of southern Kandahar province on Sunday rallied against Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s remarks about the war in Afghanistan.On October 10, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One civilian was killed and six others were injured in two separate bomb explosions in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, on Saturday.Three policemen were injured in the first blast that took place before noon,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two foreigners and three National Directorate of Security (NDS) agents were killed as a result of a suicide attack in the southern province of Kandahar on Saturday, an official said.The attack took place around noon, when the... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Razzaq on Thursday said Afghan forces would have the capability of securing the country and taking the war against terrorism from cities and villages to borders over the next couple of years.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Some Imams -- prayer leaders -- are encouraging people to wage a jihad (holy war) against the government in southern Kandahar province, an official alleged on Wednesday.The allegation came at a meeting, attended by Senate... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The haj director of southern Zabul province was killed along with another man in a road accident in the Daman district of neighbouring Kandahar on Wednesday, officials said.The incident took place at around 10:30am near Akhund... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was detained on Wednesday before he could attack the Kandahar police chief, Gen. Abdul Razzaq.   Gen. Razzaq, who sustained injuries in a suicide assault last month, returned from treatment... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ninety rebels were killed and 400 landmines seized during an ongoing security operation codenamed “Firm Decision” in southern Kandahar and Zabul provinces, an official said on Wednesday.  Addressing a weekly meeting at the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The human rights situation in Afghanistan is better than in neighbouring countries, the human rights chief said on Monday.Afghanistan Independent Human Rights (AIHRC) Chairperson Seema Samar referred to the independence of her... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Flash floods triggered by torrential rains caused destruction across the southern province of Kandahar, uprooting fruit orchards, destroying more than 10 houses and leaving half a dozen people dead, officials said on TuesdayThe... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly 1,574 pilgrims from southern Kandahar province would travel to Saudi Arabia to perform haj this year, an official said on Wednesday.The pilgrims were chosen through a transparent ballot by a committee, Director of Haj and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): American troops have established an orphanage in the memory of a child who was overrun by a military vehicle a year and a half ago in the southern province of Kandahar.Abu Bakar was crossing a road when he was struck by a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The deputy police chief on Thursday ruled out an increase in target killings in southern Kandahar province, saying they had been able to prevent such attacks.Col. Rahmatullah Atrafi, addressing a weekly press conference at the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three militants were killed when the roadside bombs they were planted exploded prematurely in southern Kandahar province, an official said.Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Grapes production in southern Kandahar province is experiencing a high output this season, with prices soaring despite limited export facilities, say orchard owners and fruit merchants.The Kandahar chapter of the Afghanistan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, security had been heightened in the volatile southern province of Kandahar, said an official on Thursday.Security had been beefed up in the districts and Kandahar City but the public... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): In the third phase of the transion programme, security of Kandahar City and some districts of the volatile southern province would be transferred from international soldiers to Afghan forces on Wednesday (today, an official said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A dozen Taliban insurgents were killed during a fierce gun-battle with police in southern Kandahar province, where six civilians died and five others suffered wounds in two separate roadside bomb blasts, officials said on Monday... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A high-level meeting in southern Kandahar province on Sunday decided on giving religious scholars more authority in brokering peace, calling for the release of prisoners with alleged links to rebels.Afghanistan Ulema Council and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/CHARIKAR (PAN): A district police chief was in the southern province of Kandahar, while a local police commander was killed in central Parwan province shot dead on Saturday, officials said.Motorcyclists opened fire on the vehicle of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Armed militants have killed three civilians on charges of spying for the government in southern Kandahar province, a senior police officer said on Saturday.The civilians, killed in the Boja village of Shah Wali Kot district, had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seventeen suicide bombers were among 23 people killed in a series of heavy explosions followed by sporadic gunshots in Kandahar City on Monday, officials said.Governor Toryalai Weesa told reporters the group attacks by Taliban... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four civilians, including two females, were killed and a fifth injured when a roadside bomb tore through a passenger vehicle in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said.The incident took... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight suspected militants, including three Pakistani citizens, were detained in southern Kandahar province, an intelligence official said on Thursday.Shown to journalists at the National Directorate of Intelligence (NDS) in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The capital of southern Kandahar province, Dand, Daman and Nesh districts would change hands in the third phase of security transition, Governor Toryalai Weesa announced on Saturday.Addressing a meeting at the Governor’s House... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A poetry session, attended by dozens of poets and writers, was held in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Friday.Poets from different provinces of the country and other countries took part in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Twenty-seven militants were killed during police operations in various parts of southern Kandahar province over the past week, an official said on Saturday.Five rebels were injured and 14 others captured alive during the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three Taliban militants, including a would-be suicide attacker, were killed in Mian Nashin district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.The militants had planned to attack police patrolling in Zailand and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Twelve insurgents were killed, six would-be suicide attackers and several smugglers detained in a series of operations in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday.Addressing a press conference, Col. Rahmatullah... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Police found on Wednesday a mine-clearing vehicle that the insurgents hijacked in southern Kandahar province, officials said.The Taliban torched one vehicle and hijacked another on Tuesday, when a group of deminers was busy... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Religious scholars, demanding a key role in peace negotiations, on Saturday asked the government to protect religious figures from intelligence agencies of neighbouring countries.A large number of scholars gathered in Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Security incidents have declined by 60 percent, compared to 2011, in southern Kandahar province, where Afghan armed forces have extended their writ to remote areas, the governor said on Wednesday. However, he gave no specific... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar Governor Toryalai Weesa on Sunday claimed work on different reconstruction and development projects was underway in the southern province which has not received development budget over the past few years.Weesa said the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): NATO’s senior civilian representative on Monday said Afghan forces in southern Kandahar province were all set for security transition.Ambassador Simon Gass told a joint press conference with Kandahar Mayor Mohammad Omar the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four new schools were inaugurated in the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province in a single day on Saturday, benefiting hundreds of students, officials said.The provincial high peace council head, education department... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Journalists from southern Kandahar province complain they are faced with a host of problems in reporting day-to-day events and incidents.Dozens of journalists gathered at the Kandahar Press Club late on Thursday to mark World... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Some of protesting prisoners in the southern province of Kandahar could die if they did not call off their hunger strike, a human rights activist warned on WednesdayOn April 29, political prisoners in the cenral jail went on a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Political prisoners in the Kandahar central jail have gone on a hunger strike against their planned transfer to a prison in the central capital Kabul, an official said on Sunday.The inmates, most of them political prisoners, say... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was among seven insurgents detained in a string of intelligence operations in southern Kandahar province over the past week, the governor said on Sunday.The detainees included three commanders who led... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven people were killed and three others wounded as a NATO fuel tanker caught fire after ploughing into a passenger vehicle in southern Kandahar province on Friday.The accident happened on the Kandahar-Herat highway in the Sra... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar Governor Tooryali Weesa on Thursday asked religious scholars to strengthen coordination among themselves and not to keep their knowledge confined to mosques.Addressing a meeting of ulema from Kandahar, Zabul and Helmand... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly 5,000 anti-personnel landmines were seized by border police in the Shorabak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The mines were received from two tractors in the Zali area of the district,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Although a senior official at the central jail in southern Kandahar province admits the Frenchman who killed seven people at a Jewish school had spent time in prison, the claim was rejected by the governor’s house.Mohamed Merah... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two children were killed and eight people injured in a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, officials said.A second suspected suicide bomber was gunned down by police soon after he disembarked from a vehicle... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Tribal elders on Sunday rejected a parliamentary probe team’s claim that US soldiers sexually insulted women before killing them during last week’s night raid in southern Kandahar province.On their return from Kabul, where they... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One civilian was killed and three others wounded when a bomb-rigged motorcycle went off amid a crowd of people at the shrine of a sufi saint in southern Kandahar province on Friday, an official said.The incident happened near... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Security officials on Wednesday said that a fresh military offensive against militants would be launched in four southern provinces in a fortnight.Codenamed “Operation Naveed”, the offensive will be conducted in Zabul, Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four civilians were killed and 10 others wounded in a bomb blast in the Spin Boldak border town in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.The incident took place at around 10:30am when an explosives-rigged... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Thirty-two families who lost their beloved ones to suicide attacks, roadside bombings and other incidents of violence, on Tuesday received financial assistance in southern Kandahar province, an official said.Seven members of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A militant was killed in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike while three others were detained during an operation in the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar Governor Tooryalai Weesa on Wednesday directed security officials to cooperate with media representatives and avoid creating problems for them in the performance of their professional obligations.Local journalists have... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers on Monday abused and threatened with arrest a group of journalists in southern Kandahar province.The ugly incident took place when reporters, responding to an invitation from the media office at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The provincial council office in southern Kandahar province was closed after its members developed differences, creating problems for residents, officials said on Monday.The office was closed on Saturday after public... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A tree plantation drive got under way in southern Kandahar province on Saturday. Two million saplings would be planted as part of the campaign.The drive was initiated in the Eidgah area of Kandahar City, the provincial capital,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): More than a dozen militants and nine drug smugglers were arrested in different parts of southern Kandahar province over the past week, an official said on Thursday.The arrests came during police operations in Kandahar City, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A man posing as a member of the Meshrano Jirga (upper house of Parliament) collected sensitive information from government departments in southern Kandahar province, a lawmaker said on Saturday.Senator Bismillah Afghanmal told a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The World Food Program (WFP) would start work on several development projects in four districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.At a meeting with Governor Toryalai Weesa, WFP Director for Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The administrative head of Zherai district in southern Kandahar province on Sunday survived a militant attack, but one of his guards was injured, an official said.Niaz Mohammad came under attack while travelling in a car from... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A Pakistani national was among three militants detained in the southern province of Kandahar, where security forces seized a huge quantity of explosives, light and heavy weapons, an official said on Wednesday.The three suspects... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Militants had lost their fight face-to-face combat ability with Afghan security forces but bomb blasts and suicide attacks posed a serious problem, the Kandahar governor said at a meeting with a United Nations official on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A hundred budding cricketers from Zabul and Uruzgan provinces were provided training by the Loba Sports Training Organisation (LSTO) in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.The six-day training camp, arranged... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two hundred farmers completed a month-long training course on saffron cultivation in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.Arranged by the Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Department, the training was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven civilians were killed and eight others injured in a car bombing in the southern province of Kandahar on Thursday, officials said.The incident took place near the entrance to the Kandahar airport at around 1pm, when the car... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Tribal elders and political analysts believe increasing violence in southern Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban movement, is the result of rivalries among regional powers.The world wants to end the war, imposed on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A district reform council member was killed by unidentified gunmen in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The incident happened at around 6pm in the 6th police district of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two civilians were killed and three others wounded in two roadside bomb blasts in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Thursday.The blasts took place in Takhtapul and Shah Walikut districts late on Wednesday,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The security situation in southern Kandahar province is improved ahead of transition to Afghan forces next summer, the governor said on Wednesday.Toryalai Weesa said after a meeting with the UN deputy representative for... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Drugs weighing 1600 kilograms were seized by police during separate operations in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The cache, including 1,000 kilograms of raw hashish, was recovered in the Rabat Qala area... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): More than 110 local policemen were deployed to two districts in southern Kandahar province on completing a training course, officials said on Monday.Fifty-five policemen were deployed to Zherai district and 60 others to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday said Tuesday's suicide attacks by the Taliban were meant to show their strength ahead of the proposed peace talks with the US in Doha.There were two suicide attacks in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan and international security forces seized 1000 kilograms of narcotics in Kandahar province and detained two rebel commanders in Paktia, the alliance said on Thursday.The drugs were seized by a combined patrol of Afghan and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The military council in southern Kandahar province on Thursday said farmers growing poppy crops in deserts would face comparatively harsh punishment compared to those cultivating it on their farm fields.The council in a meeting... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An advisor to the Minister for Borders and Tribal Affairs was shot dead in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Sunday.The incident took place on Saturday evening when militants opened fire on Abdul Baqi... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a municipality official in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, on Sunday.The fourth municipality district officer, Sher Alam, was gunned down early in the morning in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A district chief on Sunday escaped unhurt in a militant attack in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said.Taliban attacked the Shorabak district chief, Karim Jan, at around 9:30am in the Sanzari area of Zherai district... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Five people were wounded in a huge bomb explosion in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official and eyewitness said.The explosives attached to a motorbike went off in the Charso Square in the third police... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock launched the distribution of improved wheat seeds and chemical fertiliser to about 1,200 farmers in the Daman district of southern Kandahar province.Each grower would receive 50 kilograms of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A child lost one of his legs in a mine blast in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.The child's leg was blown off after he stepped on the mine in the Bibi Hawa Kalachi area at around... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three women killed two others wounded when mortar shells fired by NATO-led soldiers hit two houses in the southern province of Kandahar, a tribal elder claimed on Tuesday.The incident took place in the Nalgham area of Zherai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The monthly income of Kandahar International Airport, where reconstruction projects worth $18 million (868 million afghanis) were completed last year, has increased to $300,000 (14472000 afghanis), an official said on Thursday.A... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nine armed insurgents have been killed, four others injured and seven more captured alive during clashes with police over the past week in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.The nine insurgents were killed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An eight-member militant group operating in southern Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban movement, has joined the peace process, officials said on Thursday.Residents of Panjwai district, the fighters surrendered on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two border policemen were sentenced to death and four others to different prison terms in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.Accused of killing six civilians on charges of having ties to the insurgents and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An Afghan soldier shot dead two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers and one of their interpreters in central Uruzgan province on Saturday, an official said.The shooting happened during a training session in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Both legs of a child were blown off by a Taliban-planted roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province, where a joint Afghan-foreign force detained two suspected insurgents, an official said on Thursday.On his way home, the child... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A group of militants attacked the US-run Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) office in southern Kandahar on Thursday, killing at least one civilian and injuring a policeman, a doctor said.The American PRT office in the Shirkat... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Police have detained 11 suspected smugglers with more than 21,000 kilograms of narcotics and explosives in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.Governor Toryalai Wesa and police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Razzaq... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A delegation of the US State Department on Tuesday paid a visit to southern Kandahar province and discussed with local officials issues concerning illicit drugs and the rule of law.Led by former undersecretary of state for... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The newly-appointed mayor of southern Kandahar province on Monday vowed to follow in his predecessor's footsteps in completing ongoing development projects.Qazi Mohammad Omar was introduced at a special ceremony in Kandahar City... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The final of a football tournament between Kandahar-A and B teams was drawn 1-1 at the Ahmad Shahi Stadium in the southern province, an official said on Sunday.Kandahar-A was won the first position on the basis of points scored... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The hajj and auqaf director survived an explosion in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.Maulvi Abdul Aziz escaped unhurt in a bomb attack in the Zana Khan area of Panjwai district, Zalmay Ayubi, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Five border policemen, including a commander, and a child were killed and two civilians injured in a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Saturday.The incident occurred late on Friday in the Khayasta... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Private security companies pose a threat to the security situation in southern Kandahar province, a senior official alleged.Asadullah Khalid, the border and tribal affairs minister, told a press conference late on Monday... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): More than 2,300 Baloch families have migrated to Afghanistan due to recent violence in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, an official said late on Monday.The families fled to the Spin Boldak border district, Director... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed in a second suicide attack in southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said.A bomber, wearing ANA uniform, detonated his explosives at the entrance to the Kabul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nine militants, including two Pakistanis, were arrested with weapons and explosives during operations in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.Four militants were detained after they attacked security forces... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  Eight people were killed and 12 others injured in a head-on collision in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.The accident occurred in the Akhundzada area of Daman district, where passenger buses collided... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two policemen and a civilian were killed in a traffic accident in southern Kandahar province, the governor's office said on Tuesday.The incident took place when a police vehicle rammed into a truck in the Shorandam area on the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two school students were killed and four others injured in a bomb blast in southern Kandahar province, the governor's office said on Tuesday.The blast took place Monday afternoon in the Haji Mohammad Khan area of Zherai district... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): The Taliban recently shifted war tactics, using underage children for suicide attacks, said the governor of southern Kandahar province on Sunday. Addressing a gathering at the governor's house, Toryalai Wesa said using... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 35 people were killed and 27 others wounded when a 303 model passenger bus flipped over Saturday in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said. In a statement, the Minsitry of Interior said the occurence took... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan intelligence agents seized 1,000 kilograms of explosives and 33 suicide vests in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said. The explosives were recovered from a coach in the Shahr-i-Safa area between... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Multiple suicide bombers stormed the compound of Supreme Group, a logistics company, in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday. Supreme Group is an international firm supplying fuel for International Security... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nine insurgents have been killed over the past one week in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. Another seven individuals were detained for possessing explosives and drugs, the acting police chief, Brig.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four civilians and a policeman were killed when a roadside bomb struck a police vehicle in the Dehrawud district of central Uruzgan province on Tuesday, an official said. Another policeman was wounded in the blast that took... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The assassination of tribal elders and other influential figures is planned outside Afghanistan, the High Peace Council chief alleged on Sunday. During a visit to the southern province of Kandahar, Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The new US ambassador said on Saturday he would work in coordination with provincial officials for the improvement of security and ensuring good governance in Kandahar. Ryan Crocker, after his arrival in Kandahar City, met... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): As many as 1,400 Afghan army recruits completed a two-month basic training in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, an official said. The graduates would be deployed to Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul and Uruzgan, said Big. Gen.... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): The southern province of Kandahar needs more forces to guard its frontiers with Zabul and Pakistan, a border police commander said on Thursday. The border police force was responsible for manning the country's frontiers and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three civilians and one policeman have been killed in separate bomb blasts in southern Afghanistan, officials on Wednesday. The first explosion happened in the Kuchi village in seventh police district of Kandahar City on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): "Death is approaching. Pray for me if I die," reporter Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak wrote in a text message to his brother shortly before he died in Thursday’s attack in Uruzgan. Khpalwak's friends and relatives,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The governor of southern Kandahar province said on Wednesday that projects initiated by the slain mayor would not be halted. Mayor Ghulam Haidar Hamidi was killed in a suicide attack on the municipality complex at 9:40am. The... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): A police commander, two policemen, and two attackers were killed in a gun battle Wednesday in Kandahar City, official said. A group of militants stormed the headquarters of the first police district in Kandahar City, killing... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A civilian was killed and two others injured in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Thursday. The incident took place on Thursday when a police vehicle was patrolling the Loya Wyala area... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Several suspects have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Ahmad Wali Karzai, senior officials said on Tuesday. Wali Karzai was President Hamid Karzai's half brother and the chief of the Kandahar provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A newly constructed meeting hall, a dining hall for police and a boundary wall were opened in the premises of Daman district headquarters building in southern Kandahar province on Sunday. A ceremony in this regard was attended... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Authorities in the Kandahar fire department say their efforts are plagued by a lack of equipment and personnel. Col. Mubarak Shah, chief of the fire department in this southern province, told Pajhwok Afghan News in an exclusive... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two policemen have been killed and one child injured in recent violence in the southern and central parts of the country, officials said on Wednesday. In Arghandab, Faizullah, who recently joined the local police, was gunned down by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight people died of diarrhea in the past week in southern Afghanistan, an official said on Wednesday. At a press conference, Kandahar Public Health Deputy Director Ahmadullah Faizi dismissed earlier reports that the disease... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two armed men on motorcycle gunned down a civilian in the southern province of Kandahar, officials and witnesses said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday morning when two motorcyclists shot dead a civilian named... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four people have been killed in two separate incidents of violence in the southern province of Kandahar, the governor's office said on Saturday. Two fighters were killed during a clash between security forces and Taliban... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Cholera is rapidly spreading in southern Kandahar province due to the hot weather, health officials said on Thursday. The disease has infected thousands of people across the province, Deputy Public Health Director Dr.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three women and a man were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, the Taliban's weapon of choice, in southern Kandahar province, police said on Thursday. Another two men and a woman sustained shrapnel injuries in... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Four civilians were injured in a bomb explosion in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday. The blast took place in the Aeno Mena Square, Brig. Gen. Abdul Razaq, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and as many civilians were injured in a blast in southern Kandahar province on Monday, official said. The army vehicle hit the roadside bomb in the third police district, a source in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two would-be suicide attackers were detained during an operation by the security personnel in southern Kandahar province, authorities said on Saturday. On the basis of intelligence reports, security forces detained the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A newly-installed biometric system in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, bordering Pakistani, became operational on Thursday, officials said. Aimed at identifying the people crossing the joint border, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The justice department head was injured in a gun attack on his car in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, police said. Aqil Shah was travelling in the Deh Khwaja locality of the 16th police district of Kandahar City at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One student was killed, three people including a policeman were injured on Saturday when two back-to-back explosions rocked the Kandahar University, witnesses and officials said. The first blast took place at around 12:30pm... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Border police commander for the southern region, Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq, took charge as new police chief for Kandahar province on Sunday. Replacing the slain police chief, Khan Mohammad Mujahid, Raziq assumed charge at a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): President Hamid Karzai condemned on Tuesday as un-Islamic the killing of road workers in a bomb blast in Panjwai district of Kandahar province. A dozen of labourers were killed and 28 others wounded at 9am when a vehicle of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A dozen labourers were killed and 28 others wounded in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, officials said. A vehicle carrying the workers struck a bomb in Panjwai district, causing the casualties, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two policemen were wounded during a bomb blast inside a mosque in southern Kandahar province on Sunday afternoon, an official said. An explosives-rigged motorbike was detonated in the mosque near a police checkpoint in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Kandahar governor's spokesman was shot injured by an American soldier in the provincial capital on Sunday morning, he said. The security responsibility for the province was handed over to US soldiers due to recent... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Taliban's spring offensive (Badr), launched on May 1, was planned by Punjabi trainers in Quetta and Chaman cities of Pakistan southwestern Balochistan province, an Afghan official alleged on Saturday. Three Taliban... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two children were killed and eight others people were wounded in a bomb blast in the southern province of Kandahar on Thursday, an official said. The blast that took place in a steel shop in the limits of second police district... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): A clash between two families left two men dead and four others, including a woman, wounded in the southern province of Kandahar, the governor's office said on Monday. The incident took place in the Rud village of Panjwai... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN):  Afghan security forces backed by foreign troops clashed with insurgents for a second day on Sunday amid a wave of bomb blasts and gun attacks which left at least 25 people dead and 46 others wounded in southern Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  Nearly a dozen people, including six suicide bombers, were killed and another 44 injured as clashes between security forces and militants entered a second day in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said. The... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): As many as 24 people, including police and civilians, were injured after insurgents launched a string of attacks on government offices in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, officials said. Twenty blasts, including two... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): At least two explosions rocked on Saturday the southern city of Kandahar, while gunmen holed up in a nearby building traded fire with security forces guarding the governor's office, an official said. The Taliban fighters... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The outlawed poppy crop over 3,250 acres of land was destroyed during a 75-day eradication campaign in southern Kandahar province, the governor said on Thursday. The drive that began in Zherai district was later expanded to... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Taliban fighters killed a tribal elder and former parliamentary candidate in the southern province of Kandahar on Monday, an official said. Sarwar Jan was shot dead at about 7am when he came out of his residence in Kandahar City... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two people were killed and nine others wounded in separate incidents of violence in different parts of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday. A man and his three sons were injured when an explosive device went... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The construction of a religious institute re-launched for a third time in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Friday. The construction of the Omar religious institute began 12 years ago during Taliban rule, but... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Twenty passengers were killed and 23 others injured when a bus flipped over on the main Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Zabul province on Thursday, an official said. On its way from Kabul to southwestern Nimroz province, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three NATO-led soldiers were wounded in a bomb attack on their convoy in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, the governor's spokesman said. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) convoy came under attack at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Kandahar central prison chief is among eight officials arrested on the charge of complicity in this week's massive jailbreak that saw hundreds of inmates escape through a tunnel. More than 450 prisoners, including... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Sixty-five of the 488 prisoners, who escaped the central prison of southern Kandahar province through a tunnel, were re-arrested as a result of a search operation, officials claimed on Tuesday. In a daring escape, hundreds of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two of the 488 political prisoners, who escaped after the Taliban tunneled into the high-security Kandahar Central Jail early Monday morning, were killed and 24 others rearrested, officials said. Hundreds of prisoners, many of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A number of Taliban prisoners, who broke Kandahar central jail, were re-arrested on Monday, the Governor's House said. The escapees were caught again as a result of a search operation by the Afghan forces, the governor'... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Work on a food and drug storage facility at the Department of Public Health was launched in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, officials said. Funded by the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the project would be... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Security forces eliminated 375 acres of poppy crop in a week in different parts of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday. During the campaign launched 45 days ago, many districts of Kandahar have been cleared of the... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Six suicide vests and as many uniforms of NATO-led troops were seized in a border district of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said. Two individuals travelling in a tractor were detained with explosive vests and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Hundreds of acres of poppies have been eradicated in the Takhta Pul district of southern Kandahar province, the governor's office said on Tuesday. As many as 232 acres of poppies were destroyed during an ongoing campaign by... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Twenty-five illegal Pakistani nationals were detained in southern Kandahar province, the governor's office said on Monday. The men, having no travel documents, were arrested in Zherai district of the province, a statement... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): The police chief of southern Kandahar province, Brig. Gen. Khan Mohammad Mujahid, was buried in Arghandab district on Saturday, officials said. Mujahid was killed along with two security guards by a suicide bomber in the provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide attacker blew himself up inside the Kandahar police headquarters on Friday, killing the police chief and his two guards, the governor said. The assailant in a police uniform entered the office of Khan Mohammad Mujahid... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three people were wounded during a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province on Thursday morning, an official said. The bomber on foot detonated his suicide vest in the second police district of Kandahar City at 9:15am, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nine people were wounded during a suicide assault on a convoy of foreign forces in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday. The International Security Assistance Force convoy came under attack in Panjwai... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Six civilians were injured as a result of a roadside bomb attack on a joint convoy of Afghan and international forces in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Tuesday. The explosion took place at 8:30am when a... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Poppy crops grown over more than 200 acres of land was eradicated during a campaign in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday. The poppy eradication campaign, involving special police and counternarcotics police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two Taliban were killed when grenades in their possession exploded accidentally in Zhari district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. The men wanted to hurl the grenades toward a passing by vehicle of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Six policemen and three suicide attackers were killed and another 12 people wounded in suicide blasts and gun attacks in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, officials said. The six security personnel were killed when a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A car suicide bombing targeted Afghan and foreign troops in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, moments after three suicide bombers were killed in a clash with police, witnesses and official sources said. The suicide... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Five border police personnel were on Tuesday injured when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province, bordering Pakistan, an official said. The blast took place in Loya Wyala area in the limits of ninth... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A high-ranking official delegation from Kabul has arrived in Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, to assess lose of life and property damage during violent protest demonstrations sparked by a Quran burning... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): The death toll from a Saturday violent protest demonstration against the Quran burning in southern Kandahar province has reached 16, hospital sources said on Sunday. Local officials in Kandahar on Saturday said 10 people were... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): At least one person was killed and a dozen others were wounded as fresh protests erupted in southern Kandahar province on Sunday against the Quran burning incident in the United States, officials said. The fresh violent... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A number of representatives of foreign ministries of countries associated with the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday traveled to southern Kandahar province and held talks with local officials,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight hundred acres of land have been cleared of poppies in various districts of southern Kandahar province as part of a provincial eradication campaign. Gul Muhammad Shukran, head of the counternarcotics campaign, said the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Over 6,000 women who are unable to leave their houses in southern Kandahar province will receive literacy training at home. About 200 female teachers from Zarghona high school are being employed to teach the women, and radio... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three international soldiers were injured when a car struck them at a checkpoint causing other troops to open fire, killing two civilians and injuring another four in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Thursday... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar municipality estimated it would make 600 million afghanis ($13.3 million) in revenue in the last financial year which ended on March 20, but the lack of staff meant they were only able to collect 200 million. In... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen killed two civilians in two separate incidents in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, officials said. In the first incident that took place in Kandahar city; a car dealer was shot dead in the limits of... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Police headquarters in Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, is being relocated following a deadly militant attack on the facility almost a month back, an official said on Thursday. Militants laced with AK-... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A policeman was killed and two others were injured in a roadside bomb blast in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, officials said. The blast happened at 12pm in Loya Weyalu in Kandahar city, a police source told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Six people, including four guards working for a private security firm, were killed and three others were injured in separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday. Suspected militants... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents of Zhirai district in southern Kandahar province are still waiting to return home, months after the area was cleared of Taliban by Afghan and coalition forces at the end of last year. Bombs litter the roads and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A roadside bombing injured three children in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said. One of the children got his one arm chopped off in the explosion that took place in the Hotal village of Zheri district, the... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN):  Gunmen riding a motorcycle shot dead a municipality worker in the southern province of Kandahar, the mayor said on Saturday. The shooting took place on Friday night near Mullah Zaman Mosque in the second police district of... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Five members of a family on a motorised rickshaw were killed when the three-wheeler crashed into a truck in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. The accident on Friday evening on the Kandahar-Spin Boldak... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): The governor of southern Kandahar province, Tooryalai Wesa, on Wednesday urged Pakistan to release thousands of Afghanistan-bound containers of commercial goods stranded there for the past one year. At a meeting with Pakistani... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A policeman and a militant were killed in a gun battle in northern Balkh province on Sunday, an official said. The clash broke out when a group of insurgents ambushed a police vehicular convoy patrolling in Qala... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A vehicle of foreign troops traveling in a convoy crushed to death a child in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday. The incident took place in the Chawni area of Kandahar City, the provincial capital, on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four civilians were killed when their car struck a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday. The explosion happened in Hajji Mohammad Neka Ziarat area of Shorabak district late on Saturday,... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): The Kandahar mayor on Saturday announced aid for victims of Japan's massive quake and tsunami that killed over 1,000 people and wounded many more. More than 586 individuals are missing and 1,105 were injured in the double... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Taliban fighters denied on Saturday chopping off ears of four people working on reconstruction projects in southern Kandahar province. The incident happened at a camp for internally-displaced people in Zherai district of the... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Taliban insurgents would accelerate their attacks as the summer sets in, but Afghan and foreign forces were ready to face the challenge, an ISAF commander in Kandahar warned on Thursday. For the first time, coalition troops... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): US defence secretary, Robert Gates, visited Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province to discuss the recruitment of civil order police, officials said on Wednesday. Gates discussed the strengthening of the police and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The graveling work of a 30-kilometre long road has been completed in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Wednesday. The 30km long road, which connects Spin Boldak district centre with Robat in the district, was... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): A roadside bomb targeting a police car in the provincial capital of southern Kandahar province wounded one civilian, an official said on Monday.    The blast happened about 7pm on Sunday, Lt. Gen. Khan Mohammad Mujahid,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a policewoman in the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday. The incident happened in the 9th police district of Kandahar City late on Saturday evening when the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A vote recount has got under way in southern Kandahar province after allegations of fraud in last year's parliamentary election, an official said on Saturday. Votes were being recounted in the presence of representatives of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A private radio station launched its broadcast in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said. Already operating in Kabul and two other provinces, the radio station was set up in 2010 to promote democracy, support... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A vehicle rigged with 360 kilograms of explosives was seized in the Spin Boldak border town of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. The vehicle with a Pakistani number plate was intercepted in Wesh area of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): By 2012, 200km of roads in and around Kandahar city will be asphalted, according to the public works director. The asphalting began in 2010 with the support of the Kandahar municipality and the international community, Abdul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A powerful bomb, targeting a convoy of foreign troops, rocked Kandahar City on Thursday, wounding six people, including two international soldiers, officials and a witness said. The explosion happened at 12.45pm in the Sarkoza... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Intelligence operatives seized a huge cache of explosives, weapons and two would-be suicide attackers with a bomb-rigged car in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday. The seizure thwarted a possible rebel attack... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten people, including two policemen, were killed and 17 others injured when two back-to-back explosions hit a dogfight venue in the southern province of Kandahar on Sunday, the interior ministry said. An investigation had been... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): A number of people on Friday called for the release of their vehicles confiscated by the authorities eight months ago in southern Kandahar province. In compliance with a presidential decree, security officials last year... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Local police force would be created and deployed to Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, security officials announced on Friday. The announcement was made by a delegation, including Kandahar police chief, Brig. Gen.... read more
KANDAHARCITY: The US would open consulates in Kandahar, Nangarhar, Herat and Balkh provinces, its ambassador to Afghanistan said on Thursday. Karl Eikenberry, who visited Kandahar City on Thursday, met with the provincial governor and other high-... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Several private companies are not paying taxes in the southern province of Kandahar, the governor's office said on Thursday. The companies directly sign contracts with foreigners and do not give information about their... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): A poppy eradication campaign has started in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said. The drive to rid the province of opium poppies started on Wednesday in Sang Hisar area of Zheri district and would extent to other... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An intelligence officer and two would-be attackers were killed and 25 people wounded during a suicide bombing in the main bazaar of a border town in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, officials said. The injured included... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): When the Dahla Dam, the second largest in Afghanistan, is repaired it will provide enough water to irrigate 60 thousand hectares of agricultural land and gardens in seven districts of southern Kandahar province. The dam, which was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a tribal elder in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said. Mohammad Shah Khan was killed by armed motorcyclists in front of his residence in the 5th police district of Kandahar City... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Thirty fighters joined the peace process in southern Kandahar province on Monday, the first group to shun the insurgency in the Taliban's heartland, Governor Toryalai Weesa said. The militants surrendered their weapons to... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): The New Ansari Exchange, a major money-transfer firm, rejected on Sunday the US government's allegation that the company was a money laundering vehicle for drug traffickers. On February 18, the US Treasury said the company... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Intelligence operatives and border police found two arms depots in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday. The first arms dump was uncovered in the Spin Boldak border town by National Directorate of Security (NDS... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A district chief escaped unhurt in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Saturday. His vehicle struck the roadside bomb on Friday evening, Dand district's administrative head Ahmadullah... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Fifteen policemen and a civilian were killed and 48 others, including 23 policemen, were injured in a string of bomb blasts and gun attack by insurgents on police headquarters in southern Kandahar province, officials said on... read more
KANDAHARCTIY (PAN): Four suicide bombers blew up themselves as police entered a building where a group of militants are holed up and firing at police headquarters with heavy and light guns in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, officials said.... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): The governors of six provinces of the troubled southern region of Afghanistan shared their problems with representatives of national authorities and the main international players. In this regard, a day-long regional development... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Though there were two suicide attacks in Kandahar this week, security officials said many others had been prevented. Kandahar security chief, Col. Fazl Ahmad Sherzad, said the police seized 27 bags of explosives, each bag... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An Afghan interpreter with foreign troops was killed and five others people, including two foreign soldiers, were injured in a suicide blast inside the compound of Kandahar city's customs house on Monday, Afghan officials... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): A huge explosion took place on Monday inside the building of customs office in the southern province of Kandahar, officials and witnesses said. The customs house building is east of Kandahar city, the provincial capital. Witness... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): The police chief of southern Kandahar province on Friday escaped unhurt in a suicide car bombing, the second attempt on his life within three days, officials said. Only the attacker was killed in the explosion that occurred near... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A 30-member peace council, with three working committees, was established on Tuesday for talks with the Taliban fighters and paving the ground for the development of southern Kandahar province, a senior official said. "The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Kandahar police chief escaped unhurt in a roadside blast on Tuesday, three days after a suicide bomber assassinated the deputy governor of the southern province. He survived the bomb attack in 10th police district of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The deputy governor of southern Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban movement, was assassinated in a suicide bomb attack on Saturday, officials said. The bomber crashed his explosives-laden motorcycle into the... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Deputy governor was killed in a car suicide bombing on Saturday in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said. Deputy Governor Abdul Latif Ashna was killed and five other people were injured in the blast, which took... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Work on 7.2 kilometres of road in southern Kandahar province started on Thursday, the mayor said. A 49 million afghani ($1.07m) contract had been signed between the municipality and a road construction company. Under the contract,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two smugglers carrying about 145 capsules of heroin in their stomachs were arrested at the Kandahar International Airport on Saturday, an official said. Mahmood and Abdul Sattar were trying to smuggle the drugs to India,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three civilians, including a child, were killed in a bomb explosion in southern Kandahar province on Thursday evening, an official said. At least four children were wounded when the car they were travelling in hit a roadside... read more
KANDAHAR(PAN): Four children were injured in a home-made bomb explosion late Wednesday in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, officials said. The children were playing when the blast took place in the Syedan Kalacha locality, the... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Police shot a suspected suicide bomber causing his explosives to detonate in Spin Boldak town in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said. The bomber, who had crossed the border from Pakistan into Afghanistan, was... read more
KUNDUZCITY (PAN): A bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded in front of a mosque in the troubled capital of southern Kandahar province late Saturday, injuring a dozen people, including four policemen, an official said. The explosion took place at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Businessmen in southern Kandahar province Friday warned of cutting trade relations with Iran if it did not release Afghan fuel trucks, which have been stranded in the neighbouring country. Iran has prevented nearly 2,000... read more
KABUL(PAN): The Afghan government and NATO-led forces said on Wednesday agreed to compensate victims of operation "Umeed" in southern Kandahar province who have incurred millions of dollars of damage. The operation, launched over a year... read more
 KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Three policemen were killed in a suicide car attack in the southern province of Kandahar on Monday, officials said. The explosion took place at 10am when the bomber crashed his explosives-laden car into a police vehicle in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his chest at a public bathhouse in southern Kandahar province on Friday, killing 17 people, including a border police patrol o KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): At least 13 people, including a police officer, were killed and 17 others were injured in a suicide attack at a public bathhouse in the southern province of Kandahar on Friday, an official said. The blast at the public bathhouse... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Suspected insurgents on Friday threw hand grenades into two houses in southern Kandahar province, killing a child in one and inuring six people in the other, official KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Suspected insurgents on Friday threw... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Lack of professionals and interference from powerful people in the execution of reconstruction projects in the southern province of Kandahar remained a key challenge, the governor said on Tuesday. Briefing journalists on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A powerful remote-controlled car explosion ripped through a line of police officials waiting to collect their salaries from a bank in southern Kandahar province on Monday, killing one person and injuring 29 others, officials and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A powerful explosion rocked Kandahar city on Monday, the capital of the southern province, eyewitnesses said. The blast took place at around 12pm in the 2nd police district of Kandahar city, eyewitnesses told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nine people held on minor charges at an American detention centre in central Parwan have been released, a senior official said on Sunday. The Bagram Detention Centre, now known as Parwan Prison, is housing hundreds of detainees... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): More than a dozen schools which had been closed due to insecurity in southern Kandahar province have re-opened, officials said on Thursday. KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): More than a dozen schools which had been closed due to insecurity... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Health officials and tribal elders on Monday demanded the expansion of Mirwais Hospital in the southern province of Kandahar. The demand came as acting Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil arrived in the province to launch... read more
 KANDAHARCITY (PAN): A child was killed and four others injured in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Sunday. A passenger car, traveling from Panjwaee district to Kandahar city, hit the bomb at around... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Dand district chief came under suicide attack in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, officials said. One civilian was killed and six others sustained injuries when the suicide bomber struck, Kandahar deputy police chief... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A district chief was wounded along with his four bodyguards in a militant attack in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Friday. Muhammad Karim Wolasmal, administrative head of Shurabak district, came under... read more
KANDHAR CITY (PAN): A Taliban-designated governor for the southeastern province of Khost is among four militants arrested in recent operations, an intelligence officer claimed on Thursday. Nisar Ahmad, the Taliban-nominated shadow governor for... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An agreement, allowing Afghan authorities to monitor reconstruction and development projects, was signed between the Kandahar governor and US officials on Wednesday. As the first-ever "Afghanised contract policy,"... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three children were killed and six others injured as a result of a bomb explosion in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said. The explosion happened at 10am in Shor Andam area near the Kandahar airport,... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Afghan and international forces seized hundreds of kilograms of explosives during a joint operation in southern Kandahar province, the governor's house said on Tuesday. The operation was conducted late on Monday in the Tamba... read more
 KANDAHARCITY (PAN): International troops detained several people who were allegedly involved in a suicide attack on the foreign forces in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Monday. A suicide bomber crashed his explosives-... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four policemen and two civilians were wounded in a car bomb explosion in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said. The huge blast, which was heard in remote parts of the provincial capital, took place near the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two policemen were killed and as many others injured in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Kandahar on Monday, officials said. The bomb hit a police vehicle passing through the area at 1.00pm in front of the Qabail... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Police killed two armed men in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. The gunfight happened at 9am when police stopped the two men to search them in Madadkhan square, in the north of Kandahar city... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): In one district of southern Afghanistan, farmers are turning away from opium poppies and growing a more lucrative plant – saffron – instead. Saffron is used in medicine, perfumes as well as some food. Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two children were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in southern Kandahar province on Monday, the governor's office said. A boy and a girl lost their lives in the pre-noon blast in the Taloqan village of Panjwai district,... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): A bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded in a marketplace in the southern province of Kandahar on Sunday, killing two civilians and injuring nearly a dozen others, officials said. The blast took place at about 8:30 am in the district... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A bomb rigged to a motorcycle went off near a mosque in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, injuring five people, an official said. The explosion in the Ainu Mena area of Kandahar City occurred at 1pm. A... read more
QUETTA (PAN): Two tankers supplying fuel for international troops stationed in Afghanistan were burnt in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Wednesday, an official said. The incident took place around noon when unidentified... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar defeated Zabul while Helmand outclassed Uruzgan in a football tournament being played in the southern Kandahar City, an official said on Thursday. Featuring four clubs from the southern zone, including Kandahar,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar defeated Zabul while Helmand outclassed Uruzgan in a football tournament being played in the southern Kandahar City, an official said on Thursday. Featuring four clubs from the southern zone, including Kandahar,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A US soldier with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) shot dead an Afghan policeman in southern Kandahar province Thursday noon, a source revealed. The shooting happened as a result of an exchange of harsh words... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Fifteen Taliban fighters were killed and 13 others arrested during an Afghan-coalition operation in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday. Afghan border police and coalition troops conducted the operation in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a senior prison officer in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said. Motorcyclists gunned down Hamidullah at 10:30am near the Akhund Sahib Mosque in the second police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A senior education department official was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southern Kandahar province on Thursday. Abdullah Khan, head of the adult literacy programme, was gunned down in the Brekhna Kot neighbourhood of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A bomb went off as a mechanic and his two assistants rigged a car with explosives in southern Kandahar province early Tuesday morning, officials said. The mechanic was killed and his assistants were wounded in the predawn... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden motorized rickshaw near a convoy of international troops in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Tuesday. One civilian was killed and another was injured in the... read more
KABDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two Information Technology (IT) centres with 56 computers and internet facility were inaugurated at the University of Kandahar on Monday. Kandahar Governor Muhammad Toryalai Wesa, Deputy Higher Education Minister Dr Abdul Rahim... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): The deputy district police chief and a tribal elder were killed in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Sunday. The blast took place on Saturday night when the tribal elder, Haji Abdul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Twenty-seven terrorist networks have been dismantled and 133 suspects arrested in southern Kandahar province, birthplace of the Taliban movement, over the past six months, a senior intelligence official claimed on Thursday. In... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan and international forces have killed eight Taliban, including their commander, an apparent confidante of the Taliban leader, Mullah Omar, in southern Kandahar province, the governor said on Wednesday. The operation was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The massive military operation launched in April in the southern province of Kandahar will be wrapped up by the end of the year, the US commander in charge of the operation said on Monday. The operation, "Cooperation for... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Work on the installation of power generators at the industrial park, east of Kandahar City, was launched on Monday, an official said. Governor Toryalai Wesa, who inaugurated the project, told Pajhwok Afghan News the generators... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber blew himself up in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, killing one person and injuring two others, an official said. The blast took place at 2:30pm when the attacker detonated the explosives... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Afghan and NATO-led forces have killed nine Taliban militants, including two commanders, in an operation in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. The militant leaders, Mullah Bashir and Mullah Rahim, were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A New York Times photographer, who was embedded with US troops on a patrol in Kandahar province, was wounded when the convoy hit a roadside bomb in the restive Arghandab district on Saturday, officials said. The photojournalist... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An American soldier has been arrested and is being questioned over the death of a man in an ISAF-run detention centre in southern Kandahar province, an official and the governor's office said on Wednesday. Mullah Muhibullah... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two people, including a policeman, were killed and a second policeman was wounded in separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, officials said. The first incident took place in the 3rd police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two senior Taliban commanders have been killed and a third wounded during an ongoing operation in southern Kandahar province, where a series of blasts killed at least two people and wounded several others, the governor said on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The rising number of assassinations in southern Kandahar province is scaring people away from taking jobs in the administration. There are at least 600 local government vacancies in Kandahar City, the provincial capital, and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A series of explosions killed at least two people and wounded six others in the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official and residents said on Sunday. Seven consecutive explosions followed by gunshots rocked Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least a dozen fuel tankers were burnt when a fire broke out overnight in a parking lot east of Kandahar city, capital of southern Kandahar province, police said on Friday. The fire erupted at 11:30 Thursday night in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten private security companies that had been dissolved on Monday handed over 204 weapons to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) officials in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The companies that... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, trumpeting the achievements of his government and increased United States support towards Afghanistan, on Saturday told tribal elders in volatile southern Kandahar province that there was a brighter future... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, trumpeting the achievements of his government and increased United States support towards Afghanistan, on Saturday told tribal elders in volatile southern Kandahar province that there was a brighter future... read more
KABUL (PAN): Homemade explosives factories were struck by coalition aircraft in southern Kandahar province, currently the scene of a major counterinsurgency operation, NATO said on Thursday. Afghan and coalition forces raided several compounds in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) Wednesday strongly condemned a series of deadly explosions in southern Kandahar province. Nine civilians, including eight children, were killed and 26 others injured... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight people were killed in a series of bomb attacks on a police checkpoint in Kandahar City Tuesday evening, an official said. Policemen, children and residents were among the fatalities, a spokesman for the Kandahar governor... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The deputy mayor of Kandahar City, Noor Ahmad Nazari who was seriously wounded in an armed attack on Monday, has succumbed to his injuries, an official said on Tuesday. Unidentified motorcyclists opened fire at Nazari on his... read more
KANDAHARCITY (PAN): Four policemen were killed and 10 others wounded in three back-to-back explosions in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Tuesday. The blasts took place Monday night near Mirwais Nika Lycee in the Khwajak Baba... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The deputy mayor of Kandahar City, Noor Ahmad Nazari, was seriously wounded in an armed attack on Monday, an official said. Unidentified motorcyclists opened fire at Nazari on his way home from the office this afternoon, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two civilians were wounded in a remote-controlled bomb explosion in southern Kandahar province on Monday, officials said. The explosives rigged to a motorcycle were detonated in the Mirwais Mina area on the Kabul-Herat highway... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN) Six militants and two civilians were killed in separate incidents of violence in the volatile southern province of Kandahar, sources said on Saturday. The two civilians were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide attack targeting foreign soldiers left three civilians dead and nine others wounded in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, a government official said. The Kandahar governor spokesman, Zalmai Ayubi, said the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): More than 1,000 families have arrived from troubled districts in this capital of southern Kandahar province in the wake of an ongoing joint military operation. The operation codenamed Hamkari (Cooperation), involving thousands... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/KABUL (PAN): Five Taliban fighters were killed in the Zherai district of Kandahar province as US and Afghan troops went ahead with a massive joint operation launched last week, officials said on Sunday. Several areas in Zherai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/KABUL (PAN): Three Afghan journalists, two of them detained by foreign forces in southern Kandahar and Ghazni provinces, were released on Friday, officials said. Muhammad Nadir, working for the foreign TV channel for almost eight... read more
Kandaharcity (pan): An Afghan journalist working for the Al Jazeera Television Network was released by American troops in southern Kandahar province on Friday morning, an official said. Muhammad Nadir, working for the foreign TV channel for almost... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two children were killed and another was wounded when a bomb exploded in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Thursday.The blast took place on Wednesday evening in Mahalajat area on the outskirts of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Security measures have been adopted to ensure peaceful election in this southern province, officials said on Tuesday.Governor Toryalay Wessa told a press conference in Kandahar city, the provincial capital, that security... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Officials in southern Kandahar province said on Sunday one policeman and 13 Taliban militants had been killed in separate operations.A statement from the governors office said the first operation was conducted in the Zherai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Six civilians were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led troops in southern Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban movement, officials and residents claimed on Thirsday.A dozen people, including women and children, were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Fourteen civilians have been killed in airstrikes by NATO-led troops in Kandahar and Takhar provinces, officials and residents claimed on Thursday.Six people were killed and a dozen others, including women and children, wounded... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The director of hajj and Islamic affairs and his driver were killed in an explosion in the southern province of Kandahar on Wednesday, officials said.The blast took place at 10:10 am in the Madad Khan Square of Kandahar City,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A health centre and a road measuring three kilometer have been completed in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.The health centre was constructed in Khoshab village of Daman district. It was opened during a... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Unidentified gunmen killed a local trader and four people were injured in separate incidents in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Thursday.A police source, who did not want to be named, said the trader, Haji Allah... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot dead an intelligence official and an 81-years-old man in separate attacks in this southern city, police said on Wednesday.The intelligence operative was riding a motorcycle in the fourth police district... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): A newly constructed block at the main prison in southern Kandahar province was inaugurated on Tuesday.The new block was equipped with necessary facilities, including a mosque and bathrooms for roughly 200 inmates, said Deputy... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ahmad Wali Karzai, the powerful half brother of the Afghan president, has rejected allegations he took millions of illicit dollars out through Kandahar airport.A former CIA official, quoted in the Washington Post last week,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A high-powered delegation, led by Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Bismillah Khan Muhammadi, has arrived in southern Kandahar province to assess the security situation, the governor's office said on Monday.The delegation, which... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a police foot patrol, killing a district police chief and three of his guards and injuring several others in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Thursday.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a bomb explosion in the southern province of Kandahar on Thursday, an official said.A child was also injured in the bombing that happened in the Herat Bazaar area of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A search operation would be conducted in Panjwai and Zherai districts of southern Kandahar province to ensure better living conditions for residents, officials said on Wednesday.Speaking at a press conference in Kandahar City,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Six policemen were poisoned before they were shot dead in the southern province of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban movement, officials said on Tuesday.The incident took place late Monday night, when the policemen manning... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Suspected Taliban fighters killed a member of a district council in the southern province of Kandahar on Monday, the Governor's House said in a statement.The incident took place near Takhta Pul, where militants opened fire on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Over 17 tonnes of explosives have been recovered from a truck in the southern Kandahar province, the birthplace of Taliban movement, a police official said on Sunday.The explosives were hidden inside crates of paint cans and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan and NATO forces detained 10 militants, rescued two kidnapped people and seized explosives during an operation in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Monday.The operation targeted rebel hideouts in... read more
JALALABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One civilian was killed and 10 others wounded in multiple militant attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said one child was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Work on a new building for the Independent Election Commission for the southern zone was launched in Kandahar province on Sunday.President Hamid Karzai recently issued a decree for the allocation of a land plot in the southern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A jail official was killed and eight of his colleagues were injured in a remote-controlled blast in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.The Kandahar Central Jail officials came under attack while returning from... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A defence lawyer and a police officer have been killed in two separate incidents in the provincial capital of southern Kandahar, officials said on Sunday.Unidentified motorcyclists gunned down the police officer at 7:30 pm on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nine people, including a tribal elder and his son, were killed and two others wounded in separate attacks in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Saturday.Malak Janan and his son were killed in a predawn attack... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Following the increasing targeted killings of tribal elders in southern Kandahar province, a number of elders have left their areas and migrated to relatively peaceful parts of the province, the birthplace of Taliban movement.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A joint Afghan-international security force killed seven Taliban militants and captured several others, including a commander, in southern Kandahar province, the governor's office said on Wednesday.The operation involving troops... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Six Taliban militants, including two suicide bombers, attacked the largest NATO base in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, but were killed before they got inside, officials said.Militants fired three rockets at the Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A district chief in the southern province of Kandahar escaped an assassination attempt on Monday, but four civilians were killed when the attacker blew himself up."The suicide attacker detonated his explosives-laden car near to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Dand district chief on Monday survived a suicide blast that killed six children and wounded four other people, including two children, in southern Kandahar province, the district chief said.Haji Ahmadullah Nazak told a news... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Up to six people, including two children, were killed and a dozen others wounded in two separate bomb explosions in the southern province of Kandahar on Sunday, officials said.A civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb at 7am in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A tribal elder and four insurgents have been killed in separate incidents of violence in the volatile southern province of Kandahar, where eight civilians were abducted, the governor's house said on Saturday.Unknown armed men... read more
KABUL (PAN): A 12-years-old girl was killed and three others women injured in a remote-controlled blast targeting an election candidate in southern Kandahar province on Friday, officials said.The blast took place in the Mirwais area of provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two policemen in the southern province of Kandahar, a witness and an official said on Wednesday.Two motorcyclists opened fire on the two policemen at around 9pm on Tuesday, while they were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A bomb blast injured five civilians in the capital of southern Kandahar province, the governors office said on Tuesday.The blast took place at 8pm on Monday in Hazrat Baba area of 1st police district of Kandahar city, a... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai expressed on Monday deep shock over a passenger bus accident on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway, killing 22 civilians.Up to 22 civilians were killed and 26 others wounded when a speeding bus flipped over in the Daman... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): A six-day football tournament involving four teams, including one from Pakistan, commenced in this southern city, an official said on Monday.Teams from Kandahar, Farah and Pakistan's Balochistan province are taking part in the event... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A speeding bus lost control and flipped over, killing 21 passengers and injuring 26 others on Monday in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said.The incident took place at around 4am in Manda area of Daman district as... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Gunmen have killed a police trainer in the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.The gunmen, riding motorcycles, shot the police trainer at 9pm on Wednesday night as he walked home in the Loya Vyala... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar's government has begun tearing down shops and buildings built illegally on municipality land.The Manzalyan trade centre, with 460 shops, had been destroyed over the past three days, a statement from the governor's... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Twelve civilians, including a child and a woman, were wounded when Taliban fighters attacked a police checkpoint in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Tuesday.Taliban insurgents attacked the police check-post... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four health ministry employees, kidnapped by gunmen a week ago in the southern province of Kandahar, were released on Monday after tribal elders intervened, an official said.On July 15, gunmen kidnapped five health workers, as... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A roadside bomb explosion killed six policemen and wounded four others in the increasingly volatile southern province of Kandahar on Monday, an official said.The wounded policemen were taken to Mirwais Civil Hospital and were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Armed men on motorcycles gunned down the driver of the intelligence agency and wounded his brother in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.The two were walking in the provincial capital, Kandahar city, at about... read more
KAHDAHAR (PAN): Two policemen and a civilian lost their lives on Sunday when a police vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the southern province of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban movement, an official said.The blast took place at 8:30am in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber crashed his car into the wall of a police headquarters in southern Kandahar province, sparking a gunbattle that left three NATO soldiers and one Afghan policeman dead, officials said on Wednesday.The attack on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Kandahar provincial council chief on Saturday called for a joint Afghan-NATO operation to improve the security situation in the southern province, bordering Pakistan.Security would further deteriorate if the long-planned... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified gunmen killed a civilian, while three Taliban were killed by their own explosives in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Saturday.The three bomb planters were killed on Friday when their explosives... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The government launched the installation of solar energy lights on a 1.5-kilometre road in Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province on Thursday.The road, leading from the mausoleum of Baba Wali in Kandahar City to the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A gunman has killed the driver of a private US security company in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.The victim, who was killed on Sunday night in the provincial capital, worked for US Protection and... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): As many as 132 students graduated from four faculties of the Kandahar University were awarded certificates during a graduation ceremony in this capital city on Tuesday.Last year, 162 students, including four females, graduated from... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/HERAT (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a district headquarters was opened on Monday in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said.The building for Maiwand district headquarters took one year to complete with a cost of $... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): In an apparent case of domestic violence, a female doctor has reportedly burnt herself to death in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.Provincial Public Health Director Abdul Qayum Pukhla said that the lady,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The dismissal of the top US commander in Afghanistan over a controversial magazine interview could harm peace efforts in the country, currently at a critical stage, Afghan officials said on Wednesday.Gen. Stanley McChrystal is a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A powerful explosion rocked this capital city of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday.The blast took place in the west of Kandahar City at around 6:30pm local time.A thick plume of smoke was seen billowing from the scene.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A powerful explosion rocked this capital city of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday.The blast took place in the west of Kandahar City at around 6:30pm local time.A thick plume of smoke was seen billowing from the scene.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A child and four policemen were wounded in two separate bombings in the increasingly volatile southern Kandahar province, the Taliban spiritual stronghold, officials said Tuesday.The detonations occurred at 8pm on Monday evening... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven suspected Taliban militants were killed when the bombs they were planting exploded prematurely in southern Kandahar province, police said on Wednesday.Five militants were killed and a sixth injured when the bomb they were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Police detained two people for allegedly kidnapping a man in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday.Muhammad Gul and Ahmad Zia were detained during an operation in Qasam Pul area of Dand district, provincial... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Nearly 100 weapons, both light and heavy, have been handed over to the disarmament commission in northern Balkh and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Around 19 weapons, collected by local officials, were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Taliban insurgents shot dead a police officer in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Tuesday.Habibullah was on his way home from police headquarters on Monday when he was gunned down by Taliban fighters in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A policeman was killed and four others were wounded in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Tuesday.The blast took place Monday evening, when a police patrol vehicle struck a roadside bomb... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents in Kandahar City are sceptical that President Hamid Karzai's will deliver on his promises to root out corruption and restore peace to this southern province.Karzai made a surprise trip on Sunday to the province, where... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): President Hamid Karzai said foreign troops would play a supporting role in the upcoming Kandahar operation, during a surprise trip on Sunday to the southern stronghold of the Taliban movement.Karzai was in Kandahar with some... read more
pajhwokKANDAHAR (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, pledging the restoration of security in Kandahar at any cost, on Sunday said the upcoming operation in the south would be Afghan-led.On a surprise visit to Kandahar City, the provincial capital, Karzai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nine civilians were killed and eight others wounded on Friday when a civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said.The passenger bus was travelling from Helmand to Kandahar province... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden mini-van at a wedding party in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday evening, killing at least 40 people, including children, and wounding 87 others, officials said.The deadly... read more
LASHKARGAH/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Friends and family of the slain reporter Abdul Samad Rohani marked the second anniversary of his death on Wednesday with a call to the government to bring his murderers to justice.Rohani was freelancing for Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Taliban fighters attacked the headquarters of the Afghan Civil Order Police in Kandahar city, an official said on Tuesday.Taliban on motorcycles fired rockets at the building before opening fire on police on Monday night, hours after... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three suicide bombers who tried to infiltrate a police training centre in southern Kandahar province on Monday have been killed, a police officer said.The attackers, armed with guns and suicide vests, drove up to the police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A policeman and two civilians were killed on Sunday when a police vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province, officials said.The vehicle hit the mine in Panjwayee district at 8:30am, provincial police chief, Brig... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A bomb blast killed a policeman and injured 15 civilians in this provincial capital of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, officials said.The explosion took place at around 12pm near the office of Afghan Red Crescent Society... read more
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Guards of private security company have killed four civilians including farmers and labourers in the southern province of Ghazni, an official said on Thursday.The four locals were killed Tuesday and Wednesday following attacks by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least one person was killed and over a dozen seriously wounded in an explosion at a private oil and logistic supply company in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.Six oil tankers were destroyed and 15... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Taliban have claimed responsibility for a car bombing that destroyed several vehicles in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday.Officials said there were no casualties in the blast in the parking lot of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An explosives-laden vehicle went off in the parking lot of the Canadian-led Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Kandahar City on Wednesday.At least eight vehicles were damaged by the powerful blast that took place around... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The distribution of tractors and related equipment to farmers commenced in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday.The project is being funded by the International Relief and Development (IRD) mission... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): One policeman was killed and two others were injured in a bomb explosion in front of their check-post in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Tuesday.The overnight casualties happened in the Brekhnakot... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ahmad Wali Karzai, half-brother of the Afghan president and head of the Kandahar provincial council, on Monday denied allegations that he had grabbed land belonging to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).On May 16, the 205th Military... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A private construction company official was injured on Monday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his vehicle in southern province of Kandahar.The attack took place at 9am in the Chawni area of the provincial capital,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The fourth meeting on a joint Afghan-NATO plan for restoring peace and security in southern Kandahar province, a Taliban stronghold, was held at the governors house here on Sunday.Addressing the meeting, also attended by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A large quantity of raw hashish and chemicals used in heroin production were seized in the southern province of Kandahar, a Taliban stronghold, officials said on Sunday.The drugs and chemicals were recovered by police from a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A powerful blast killed one civilian and injured five others, including four children and a Pakistani national, in capital of southern Kandahar province on Friday, officials said.The explosive device that went off at about 6am... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Despite the presence of several UN offices in this provincial capital, little relief had been delivered to Kandahar residents, a top official complained on Thursday.Governor Toryalai Wesa criticised the performance of UN... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Canada has offered to build the irrigation system in the Arghandab district of southern province of Kandahar, promising continued assistance even after a military withdrawal from the country in mid-2011.Accompanied by Governor,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An unidentified gunman shot dead a senior prison official in Kandahar City on Wednesday morning, soon after two policemen were injured in a bomb explosion in the provincial capital.Kandahar Central Jail chief, Gen. Mayar, told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/KABUL (PAN): An attempt by an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier to hijack a plane of the state-owned Aryana Airlines has been thwarted by passengers, a well-placed source revealed on Monday.The aircraft was on its way to western Herat... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Hashish weighing 120 kilos was seized in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, an intelligence official said on Wednesday.Newly appointed chief of provincial National Directorate of Intelligence (NDS) told... read more

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