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    Karzai’s cousin killed by suicide bomber

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A powerful cousin of President Hamid Karzai was killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber posing as guest set off his explosives at his residence in the Dand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    Senior Sangin power official dies in blast

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A senior electricity official for the Sangin district of southern Helmand province was killed in a roadside bombing while trying to repair broken high voltage transmission lines carrying electricity from the Kajaki dam to Lashkargah and Kandahar cities.



    Health

    Work on building for vaccination centre begins

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a building for the vaccination centre exclusively established for southern provinces in the capital of southern Kandahar province was launched on Monday.



    Governance

    Ghani urges Omar, Hekmatyar to return home

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Frontrunner Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday urged Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar to return to their homeland and choose to live in peace as part of a broader national consensus.



    Security and Crime

    Kandahar police officer killed in suicide attack

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A senior police officer on Sunday died of the wounds he sustained in a suicide attack in the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Pak forces pull back from zero-point area

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces have withdrawn from the Zero Point area along the Durand Line in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province to their permanent bases, de-escalating new tensions between the neighbouring countries, an official said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    France to help find market for Kandahar products

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): French Ambassador Jean-Michel Marlaud on Wednesday said his country would help farmers and orchard owners of southern Kandahar province to find market overseas for their products.



    Security and Crime

    NATO-run jails exist in Kandahar, Helmand: probe

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Appointed by President Karzai, a probe team on Saturday claimed NATO-controlled prisons not only existed on the Kandahar Airfield but also on a base in southern Helmand province.



    Governance

    Probe launched into NATO Kandahar jail

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Appointed by President Hamid Karzai, an investigation team on Sunday arrived from Kabul in southern Kandahar province and held talks with local officials, including the governor, as part their probe into the alleged presence of a NATO-run jail at the Kandahar International Airport.



    Security and Crime

    Kandahar candidate gunned down in Quetta

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A provincial council candidate in southern Kandahar province has been gunned down by unknown assailants in the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said on Sunday.