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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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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 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 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): 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): 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 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): 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): 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 (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): 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): 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
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
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): 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
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): 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): 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): 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): 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 (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): 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): 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): 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
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): 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): 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): 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 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): 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): 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): 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 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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 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): 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

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