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    Serious efforts needed for peace: Stanikzai

    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.



    Security and Crime

    16 killed in Kandahar, Khost clashes

    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.



    Governance,Interviews

    New Kandahar council chief vows new projects

    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.



    Security and Crime

    Would-be bomber blown up in Kandahar

    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.



    Governance

    Dead among Kandahar PC seat winners

    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).



    Security and Crime

    38 rebels perish in Kandahar offensive

    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.



    Security and Crime

    Security personnel accused of killing 6 civilians

    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.



    Business & Economics

    Despite problems, Kandahar exports $8m grapes

    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.



    Migration

    Lack of shelter, jobs impede refugees’ return

    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.



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    Taliban claim of district’s fall rejected

    KAMDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Thursday claimed capturing the Registan district of southern Kandahar province, but the authorities rejected the assertion as exaggerated.