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KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A third X-ray and laboratory ward was opened at the Mirwais hospital in southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. At the inauguration ceremony, director of the hospital Dr. Daud Farhad told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Thursday said corruption was being committed in revenue collections through customs offices, but they would do away with the problem with full force for the sake of overcoming the budget... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan military commander on Wednesday claimed Taliban’s foreign financing had reduced in southern Afghanistan this solar year, subsiding threats they posed. Maj. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameed, the Afghan National Army’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Iran’s diplomatic mission in southern Kandahar province on Sunday said it had relaxed visa requirements for Afghans and the number of visas issued to them this year doubled last year’s entries. Iranian Consul General... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials say centres for selling and buying women’s made handicrafts are being built in seven districts and the capital of southern Kandahar province to improve their economy. Kandahar Economy Director Mohammad Rahim... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A purported Taliban judge has been arrested in southern Kandahar province, police said on Thursday. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the judge, Qazi Sher Muhammad, was detained in the 9th police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Nesh district of southern Kandahar province on Thursday claimed police had established check-posts in their houses, but refused to pay rent. Abdul Rahman, who lives in Dara-i-Noor village, said police had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAJHWOK): Three members of an uprising group and four Taliban fighters were killed during an overnight clash in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday. The clash in the Qala Khamir area... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An elderly man on Saturday claimed he was beaten and threatened by security guards of the Dand district chief over a landownership claim. Mohammad Amin Akhunzada, a grey-bearded man, told Pajhwok Afghan News he was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 2,000 containers loaded with food and non-food items belonging to Afghan importers have been stuck at Pakistan’s Karachi sea port over the past two weeks. Afghan traders in the southern zone say the shipping... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than 100 policemen on Thursday graduated from a military training and another 129 from a driving course in southern Kandahar province. Police Training Centre commander Gen. Nasrullah Zarifi, Traffic Police chief Col... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of 10 villages in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province have revolted against the Taliban after being fed up with their atrocities. Residents of these villages said they endured Taliban’s atrocities... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Four intelligence officials and a civilian were killed after a roadside bomb ripped the vehicle they were travelling in late on Friday in southern Kandahar province, an official said. The blast took place in the Ibrahim... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 273 incidents of violence against children have been registered in southern Kandahar province this solar year, an Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) official said on Thursday. Shamsuddin... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Condemning insurgent attacks on residents of Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, the Kandahar provincial council (PC) on Thursday asked the government to increase the number of security forces in the troubled town.The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than 2,000 high school graduates, including 400 females, on Saturday appeared in the university entry test in southern Kandahar province, an official said.Students from Helmand, Zabul and Uruzgan provinces also sat in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One person was killed and nine others injured in a traffic accident in southern Kandahar province, where three persons had been found dead under mysterious circumstances, officials said on Saturday.The accident took place... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army’s vehicle crashed into a passenger bus in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Thursday, leaving five soldiers injured, an official said.The crash occurred in the Kabul Gate area in the limits... read more
KANDAHAR/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander and a member were killed and four others wounded as a result of infighting in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday.Kandahar governor’s spokesman Samim Khpalwak... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least five civilians were killed and as many wounded in two separate bomb explosions in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, officials said.Four civilians were killed when a bomb went off in Kandahar City this noon,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a high school principal in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.The attackers managed to flee after killing the Mirwais High School principal, Wahidullah Ahmadi, the governor’... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The deputy governor of southern Kandahar province, Abdul Qayyum Patyal, was laid to rest on Monday in a graveyard on the Kandahar University campus, where he was gunned down by unknown assailants a day earlier.Patyal was... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The deputy governor of southern Kandahar province, Abdul Qayum Patyal, on Sunday died in hospital of serious wounds he sustained in a gun attack by unknown assailants, a doctor confirmed.Earlier, the governor’s spokesman... read more
KANDAHAR/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Six insurgents and two women have been killed and a dozen others, including rebels and civilians, injured during separate incidents in Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Thursday.In southern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A major security operation has been launched to flush out armed insurgents from the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, police said on Monday.The operation follows the killing of the district police chief,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Power cables from the Kajaki dam to two major cities in southern Afghanistan have been cut during a clash between insurgents and security forces, an official said on Sunday.Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two separate roadside bomb explosions killed six people and injured several others, including children, in southern Kandahar province, where nine militants were also killed, officials said on Tuesday.The first blast ripped... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A senior military official on Monday said the “Operation Bawar” had been successful in southern Kandahar province and the offensive’s second phase would be launched soon.Planned by the Ministry of Defence as part of the “... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province say they want the next president to improve security, electricity, extend government’s writ to remote areas, eliminate corruption, improve education, economy and ensure honourable... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a recreational park for women has been launched in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.  The park is being built over 25 acres of land in the Baba Wali... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Six civilians have been killed and four others wounded in separate explosions in the southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces, officials said Saturday.Six civilians including two women and a child were killed in a roadside... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Insecurity, lack of healthcare services and schools are the main problems being faced by residents of the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province, the district chief has said.Haji Rozi Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Cables carrying electricity from the Kajaki hydro power plant to Kandahar City and Lashkargah were repaired on Friday, about one and a half months later they were cut off during clashes between security forces and militants... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai’s cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in southern Kandahar province late on Tuesday night hours after he was assassinated by a suicide bomber at his residence.... read more
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.Hashmat... read more
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... read more
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.Kandahar Public Health Director Dr. Abdul Qayum... read more
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... read more
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.Abdul Wadood Jaju, Kandahar City’s 8th police district deputy chief, was... read more
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... read more
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.Marlaud, who was accompanied by the senior US... read more
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.Afghan Military Police commander Gen. Ghulam... read more
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... read more
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.Shah Mahmood Jalal, who... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Gul Agha Sherzai on Saturday said he would not endorse a president elected through fraud and such an election would be in violation of national sovereignty. Sherzai told this to a gathering of tribal... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The area under poppy cultivation has risen this year in southern Kandahar province, where an anti-poppy drive is being launched shortly, an official said on Sunday.Provincial counternarcotics head Gul Mohammad Shukran told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite unsatisfactory yield of grapes last solar year, Afghan traders in southern Kandahar province say they exported raisins worth $8.5 million.Grapes after their harvest are dried into raisins in shaded, ventilated houses... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber in a car targeted a passing convoy of foreign troops in the Spin Boldak border town in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, killing only himself, an official said.No one else got hurt in the blast that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): About 200 complaints regarding electoral fraud and other irregularities were registered within 48 hours from the Election Day (last Saturday) in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.Independent Electoral... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eleven AIDS cases have been detected during the last one year in southern Kandahar province, the public health director said Tuesday.Dr. Abdul Qayyum Pukhla said his department had detected the HIV cases in different areas... read more
FAIZABAD/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Nine people, including civilians, have been killed in separate incidents of violence in northeastern Badakhshan and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Saturday.Militants stormed a police check-post on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Militants held 10 pro-government residents hostage in the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, a tribal elder said on Sunday, after reports said dozens of people have been kidnapped by suspected militants in eastern... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fourteen insurgents were killed when NATO aircrafts pounded their positions during an ongoing ground and air offensive in southern Zabul province, the Afghan military said on Saturday.A statement from the Afghan National... read more
KANDAHAR/KHOST (Pajhwok): A gathering was held in support of presidential candidate Mohammad Shafique Gul Agha Sherzai in southern Kandahar province, where a campaign office for another runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was inaugurated on Wednesday.The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor on Wednesday asked security organs to ensure elections candidates were provided adequate security during the electioneering in southern Kandahar province.Dr. Tooryalai Weesa told the weekly security meeting that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The southern province of Kandahar was lashed by snow for the first time in three decades on the night between Sunday and Monday, raising hopes among farmers and orchard owners for adequate water availability.Provincial... read more
KANDAHDAR CITY (PAN): Three young boys playing football were killed and four others wounded when a rocket allegedly fired by insurgents hit a playground in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.The incident took place this... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Trader representatives on Wednesday said fresh and dried fruits worth $59 million were exported from southern Kandahar province this solar year, indicating a 30 percent surge.Local officials linked the increase to their skillful... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan forces have been able to suppress rebels and maintain security on their own in three troubled districts of southern Kandahar province, the governor said on Wednesday.Dr. Toryalai Weesa told a weekly security meeting at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  Two policemen were gunned down on Sunday by suspected militants in a hit-and-run attack in this capital city of southern Kandahar province, the Taliban’s birthplace, an official said.The incident took place in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A child was killed and two American troops injured as a result of a suicide bombing in the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Friday, an official said.The bomber on foot targeted American troops as they came out of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A middle school for boys reopened in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, eight years after it was closed due to insecurity, an official said.The school was closed two years after it had been made... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): In the wake of a consultative Loya Jirga starting Thursday in Kabul to debate the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US, strict security measures have been put in place across southern Kandahar province, officials said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): So far 120,000 people, including 30,000 women, have been distributed voter registration cards in southern Kandahar province, Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials said on Monday.However, residents in a number of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine insurgents and three civilians have been killed during separate incidents of violence in Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Tuesday.Five militants were killed and four others injured during an operation by Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Tribal elders from five districts of southern Kandahar province say a large numbers of people will be unable to participate in upcoming polls if they do not get voter cards as the registration campaign is set to come to an end... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  A verbal clash between election staff led to an altercation that left a senior official injured in southern Kandahar province, colleagues said on Wednesday.Kandahar Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief Abdul Hadi... read more
KANDAHAR/KUNDUZ (PAN): Two local policemen turned their guns on colleagues in southern Kandahar province, killing three of them before making their escape good, officials said on Tuesday. In northeastern Kunduz, a “mentally-retarded” local policeman... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 10 militants and two border policemen were killed during a clash in the Spin Boldak border town in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.The militants, who crossed the border from Pakistan, stormed a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A joint Afghan-ISAF offensive left nearly a dozen insurgents killed in the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Friday.The ground operation late on Thursday night came after reports insurgents were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The mayor of southern Kandahar province said on Wednesday his department paid $2.5 million in waste disposal costs annually, but cleanliness tax revenue hovered around more than $1 million.Mohammad Omar Omar told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Residents are faced with problems due to lack of civil offices in remote districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.After a trip to Shurabak and Registan districts, the provincial police chief, Gen.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven women were among 15 people who sustained injuries during a car-bus collision and in a mortar fire incident in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday.The accident took place on the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 15 Public Order Police members were injured on Wednesday when a colleague opened fire at them in southern Kandahar province, an official said.The early morning incident involved personnel of the police unit called “... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight NATO-led troops were among 15 others sustained injuries on Friday when a suicide bomber on foot attacked a joint Afghan-ISAF forces’ convoy on a highway in southern Kandahar province, officials said.The attacker targeted... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Governor Toryalai Weesa on Wednesday said the development budget allocated to southern Kandahar province eight months ago was yet to be fully received.Weesa was addressing a conference in Kandahar City, where governors of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Roads measuring 40 kilometres were built in southern Kandahar City since last year, but nearly 300-km roads still need to be paved, the mayor said on Sunday.Mohammad Omar Omar told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven Taliban insurgents have been killed during separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.Two militants were killed on Monday evening during a NATO airstrike in the Panjwai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Many university graduates in southern Kandahar province complain they are failing to find jobs in their respective fields.Graduating from various faculties, the Kandahar University students alleged government jobs were available... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The provincial council has teamed up with the administration to recover National Solidarity Programme (NSP) funds worth 50 million afghanis that were embezzled in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar High Peace Council chief Haji Atta Mohammad Ahmadi on Wednesday hoped the Taliban’s office in Qatar would have a positive impact on security and efforts at achieving peace in Afghanistan.Talking to reporters at the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An overnight airstrike by foreign troops killed eight suspected insurgents while planting roadside bombs on a key highway in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The strike that took place around 1am last... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A NATO drone has crashed in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The unmanned aerial vehicle went down in the Kabuli area near the border with Zabul province on Monday due to a technical... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Hundreds of residents of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday called for President Karzai’s term to be extended or he should be allowed to seek reelection for a third time. At a gathering arranged by a youth organisation in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A deminer was killed in a NATO airstrike in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, local officials said.The incident took place in the Zangabad area before noon, the governor’s spokesman, Javed Faisal,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar Governor Dr. Toryalai Weesa has asked Afghan forces to ensure insurgent attempts at entering their ranks for insider attacks were foiled.His call comes three days after seven policemen were killed by two guests they had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly 1000 heavily armed militants, including Pakistanis, have been attacking police and members of public uprising groups in various areas of the Panjwai district in southern Helmand province, an official said on Tuesday.So... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven policemen were killed by their two guests invited to a check post for dinner in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Tuesday.The incident took place in the Tori Gari area of Arghistan district on Monday night, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Deputy Governor Abdul Qayyum Patyal on Saturday accused Pakistan of masterminding two back-to-back bomb blasts that killed nine people and injured 64 others in southern Kandahar province.Hidden in a motorcycle and a car, the two... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN) 9 civilinas killed and 70 more injued in tow deadly car bomb blasts in Kandahar city this evening, officils said. 
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An investigation team on Wednesday said a protest demonstration that left 20 people killed and wounded in the Maiwand town of Kandahar province had been planned by the armed opposition.The team, headed by Mohammad Sadiq Aziz, a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A Taliban commander and seven of his associates have been killed during an ongoing operation aimed at driving insurgents from three villages of the Panjwai district in southern Kandahar province, police said on Saturday.Panjwai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eleven people were killed in fire at an anti-Pakistan protest in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News eight of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A would-be suicide bomber was killed after sneaking into the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province from Pakistan on Saturday, an official said.Border police positively identified the bomber and shot him dead at 12.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The police chief for southern Kandahar province escaped unhurt in a bomb attack on Friday, the governor’s spokesman said.Javed Faisal told Pajhwok Afghan News Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq was attacked with a remotely-controlled bomb... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A NATO helicopter crashed in southern Kandahar province on Saturday evening, killing one coalition service member and wounding another, officials said.The chopper crashed in Daman district, a few kilometres west of Kandahar City... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): With no sign of a patch-up in sight, the blame game between Wolesi Jirga members representing southern Kandahar province and the provincial administration continues over persisting public problems.MPs Abdul Rahim Ayubi and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unknown gunmen on Saturday abducted two de-miners and set on fire their two vehicles in the Arghistan district of southern Kandahar province, an official said.The town's administrative chief, Abdul Ghani Muslimyar, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): All private security firms, previously responsible for providing security to logistic convoys on the Kabul-Herat highway, have been dissolved, the deputy interior minister said on Thursday.Abdul Rahman Rahman told a gathering in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Well-equipped and stronger than before Afghan security forces led 75 percent of military operations being conducted in areas in their control in southern provinces,  a military commander said on Thursday."Afghan National... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): With insecurity scaring away investors, government efforts have failed so far to estimate mineral deposits or prevent their illegal extraction in southern Kandahar province, officials admit.Insecurity has led to unlimited... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A visiting Afghanistan central bank's delegation on Monday said it had torched old banknotes amounting to 383.5 million afghanis after their collection in southern Kandahar province.Headed by Da Afghanistan Bank deputy president... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Information and Culture Minister Makhdom Rahim on Thursday visited ancient sites in this southern city of Kandahar, vowing to repair damaged monuments.The minister, who arrived here on his first trip since he took office for the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three mine planters were killed during an airstrike by foreign forces in southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Monday.An insurgent commander, who wanted to plant a roadside bomb, was killed in an air raid by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Sunday asked the militants not to hamper a three days anti-polio campaign, covering 1.3 million children in the southern zone.The crippling disease remained a threat the zone,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ninety rebels were killed and 104 suspects detained during a five-phase security operation that recently concluded in southern Afghanistan, an official said on Monday.The offensive, codenamed Strong Will, was launched eight... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two commanders were among five insurgents detained by intelligence operatives in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The National Directorate of Security official said the detainees included Maulvi Abdul Hai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A child and a policeman were killed when a bomb-rigged motorbike went off in the southern city of Kandahar late on Thursday, an official said.The explosives-packed bike had been parked on a road in the Brekhnakot area in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The families of those killed in a bus-truck collision last week in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday threatened to approach the Taliban’s Quetta Shura if the accident was not investigated and the transport company not closed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Taliban torched wheat harvest and a tractor of a farmer after he visited a government office in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province, an official alleged on Saturday.The governor’s spokesman Javed Faisal said the... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Police clashed with armed insurgents planning to damage a key road in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.Three insurgents were killed and two others were injured during the clash, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Taliban insurgents had destroyed a newly-blacktopped ring road at three locations in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official claimed on Wednesday.The insurgents damaged the road a night before Eidul... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Spin Boldak police chief has been dismissed after two Afghan policemen turned their guns on foreign troops, killing one and injuring another in the southern province of Kandahar, an official said on Tuesday.An Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): A man in Afghan military uniform shot injured two US soldiers, the second such incident in a single day, in southern Kandahar province on Friday, officials said.The latest attack took place in the Zheri district on Friday, provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing nearly a dozen Afghan and NATO-led personnel, officials said.The alliance said the crash, which was also confirmed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/TIRINKOT (PAN): Two policemen and as many civilians were killed during a clash between police and insurgents in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.The overnight clash erupted after a group of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Most civilian casualties during the first half of the current year took place in southern Afghanistan, the United Nations political office in southern Kandahar province said on Thursday.The United Nations Assistance Mission in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven armed insurgents, including a Pakistani citizen, were detained during separate operations in southern Kandahar province, the intelligence service said on Sunday.The individuals were involved in anti-government activities... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eighteen insurgents were killed and as many captured alive during security operations in southern Kandahar province during the outgoing week, police said on Thursday.Another two rebels were injured during operations conducted in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The installation of traffic signals was launched in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.The process that started from the Eidgah Gate would be extended to all four squares, traffic... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): More than 140 weapons were surrendered to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Friday.The 145 weapons were seized from illegal armed groups during a string of operations by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A bus service between Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, and Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, would be launched soon, officials said.The governor’s spokesman, Javed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The administrative head for the Dand district in southern Kandahar province on Sunday resigned for what he called the provincial government’s neglect of the town.Ahmadullah Nazak, who served as district chief over the last six... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Ulema reform council on Wednesday denounced recent attacks in the southern Kandahar province and urged people to stand up against un-Islamic activities by armed insurgents.On Monday, 17 suicide bombers were among 23 people... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven civilians were killed and 23 others were injured in a suicide bombing near a university in southern Kandahar province on Monday, police said.Police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq told Pajhwok Afghan News the condition of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday arrived in Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, on an unannounced visit to meet the governor, an official said.The president spent three hours with Governor Tooryalai Weesa... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two people were killed and eight others injured when two passenger cars crashed on a highway in the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said.The collision occurred on the Kandahar city-Spind... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A major joint offensive led by Afghan security forces would soon be launched in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province, after an upsurge in militant activities there, security officials said on Saturday.The operation... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four children were killed and a fifth injured when a mortar shell they were playing with went off in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The tragic incident happened in the Nawrozi... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) had temporarily suspended its activities in a leading hospital in southern Kandahar province after a bomb was found and defused at the hospital’s parking lot, an official said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two foreign soldiers and as many truck drivers were killed in a collision near the airport in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.A fuel tanker crashed into a military vehicle of the International Security... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Security forces found and seized an explosives-laden motorcycle parked in front of a hospital in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Friday.The bomb-rigged bike was seized in front of the Mirwais Civil Hospital in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A group attack that left all eleven attackers dead and 10 foreign troops injured in southern Kandahar province two days ago was carried out by Punjabis, residents of Pakistan’s southern Punjab province, police said on Thursday.... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): During separate operations, intelligence operatives detained five rebels alleged involved in organising suicide attacks in southern Kandahar province.An intelligence source familiar with the arrest told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Kandahar Mayor Mohammad Omar Omar on Saturday said the provincial municipality’s revenue had crossed the $4 million mark during the first quarter of the current fiscal year.Omar told a press conference in Kandahar City, the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An influential member of the Karzai family said on Tuesday they had nominated a brother of the incumbent president to run for the country’s top office in 2014.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Mehmood Karzai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A private bank has reconstructed the Dand Square in Kandahar City, officials said on Tuesday.Governor Dr. Toryalai Weesa, Mayor Mohammad Omar and deputy head of Afghan Chamber of Commerce Khan Jan Alokozai participated in the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The southern Kandahar province is grappling with acute shortage of midwives, an official said Monday.The Public Health director Dr. Abdul Qayum Pukhla told a graduation ceremony that all the districts in the province had no... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two civilians and a policeman were injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-filled belt near a police van in southern Kandahar province on Friday, an official said.The bomber on foot approached the police pick-up... read more
KABUL (PAN): About 2,164 Afghan National Army (ANA) and police recruits were awarded certificates on completing their training programmes in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Thursday.  Up to 1,400 ANA soldiers were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Officials in southern Kandahar province on Saturday criticised the central government for what they said allocating a meager of amount of development budget for the restive province.The governor’s spokesman Javed Faisal told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Local officials in the southern province of Kandahar on Thursday said nearly 30 people were arrested for involvement in criminal activities -- ranging from drug smuggling to having links with militants.Speaking at a news... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two Pakistani citizens were among 14 suspected militants detained by intelligence operatives in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The individuals, arrested during a string of operations in the provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A newly-constructed building inside the Kandahar Civil Hospital was inaugurated and work on another project launched on Sunday, an official said.The building constructed with financial support from the International Committee of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight armed insurgents were killed and 26 others, including criminals and kidnappers, were arrested during the outgoing week in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.Several security operations were conducted... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a medical science institute was inaugurated in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.Public Health Minister Suraya Dalil, Governor Toryalai Weesa, local and foreign officials... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Counternarcotics officials in the southern province of Kandahar said on Thursday that more than 2,000 hectares of poppy crop had been destroyed during an ongoing campaign.Counternarcotics Director Gul Mohammad Shukran said this... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Southern Kandahar province Governor Tooryalai Weesa, who escaped unhurt in a brazen attack Saturday said the two suicide attackers who stormed into his office had guns hidden in their shoes and he was the target.Addressing a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three NATO-led soldiers were injured in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province, where eight insurgents were killed during a clash with border police, officials said.An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nearly 410 acres of land was cleared of poppy crops during an ongoing poppy eradiation campaign that targeted two districts in southern Helmand province, officials said on Tuesday.Poppy fields were destroyed in the Shah Walikot... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A school closed due to security risks in Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province was reopened on Thursday, after a three-year hiatus.Provincial education director Sher Aqa Sapi told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Ghazi... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Fifty tonnes of expired medicine were set on fire by the public health department in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said.The drugs torched in the Murchi Kotal area had been collected from pharmacies, clinics and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The US military has compensated families of the 17 civilian killed by an American soldier in southern Kandahar province, a public representative said.The US soldier shot dead 17 people, including nine children and two women,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A parliamentary probe team on Thursday said up to 20 American troops were involved in Sunday’s killing of 16 civilians in southern Kandahar province.The probing delegation includes lawmakers Hamidzai Lali, Abdul Rahim Ayubi,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Local officials in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday met with an Iranian delegation and sought cooperation from the neighbouring county in areas of economic development, education and health.Led by Ahmad Subhani, head of the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A five-member militant group, accused of killing government officials and tribal elders, has been busted in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.The group members were shown to media representatives at the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The police chief for southern Kandahar province said on Tuesday that he had survived a suicide attack in the provincial capital.Brig. Gen. Abdul Razzaq, speaking to reporters in Kandahar City, rejected rumours that he had... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Sunday said Mianshin district had been cleared of militants and development projects would be launched soon there.Toryalai Weesa said under a plan that was launched two years back,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nearly 11 tonnes of drugs were seized and a man detained during separate operations in the southern province of Kandahar, NATO-led troops and an Afghan official said on Sunday.The narcotics were recovered during overnight operations by... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): US ambassador to Afghanistan on Saturday said his country was supportive of the Afghan government-led reconciliation process.Ryan Crocker, who arrived in southern Kandahar province, held a joint press with governor, Tooryalai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/GARDEZ (PAN): A would-suicide bomber was among three militants detained by intelligence operatives in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Monday.The militants were detained on the Arafa night, the night between the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The foundation stone of a new building for the Department of Mines was laid in Kandahar City on Saturday.Most of provincial government departments were facing problems due to lack of proper offices, Governor Dr. Toryalai Wesa... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): As many as 23,000 automobiles, including armoured vehicles, would be provided to Afghan soldiers and police in the southern zone, an official said on Saturday.Since the number of Afghan soldiers has increased from 70,000 to 170,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two guards of a private security company were killed and 21 others wounded when a suicide attacker blew up his explosives laden car west of Kandahar city, the capital of southern Kandahar province, late on Sunday, an official... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The mastermind behind a suicide attack that killed police chief of southern Kandahar province, Khan Mohammad Mujahid, has been arrested, a senior intelligence official said on Tuesday.On April 15, Mujahid was killed in an attack... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least one person was killed and 20 others, including more than a dozen children, were injured in two consecutive car-bombings in southern Kandahar City on Saturday.The first back blasts hit a joint base of Afghan and foreign... read more
TIRINKOT (PAN): At least 19 people, including Pajhwok Afghan News reporter Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, were killed in several hours of fighting in central Uruzgan province on Thursday, officials said. The fighting erupted soon after six suicide bombers,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three people were killed and six others, including three women, injured in a traffic accident in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.The accident took place at 10am in the Bazo Kosai area on the Spain Boldak... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten Taliban militants were among 24 people arrested on charges of committing different crimes during an operation in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday. Three Kalashnikov assault rifles, a machinegun, a... read more
KANDAHAR(PAN): International forces had arrested family members of an Afghan journalist in Shahjoy district of southern Zabul province, an official and the journalist said on Tuesday. Father, brother and a cousin of Dawa Khan Minapal, who worked... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): The mastermind behind a suicide attack that targeted the administrative head of Dand district of southern Kandahar province has been arrested, officials said on Sunday. The Dand district chief, Ahmadullah Nazuk, survived the attack... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least one man was burnt to death and two others wounded when a fuel reservoir caught fire in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said. The incident took place at around noon near Kabul Square, where the fuel... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): People whose houses and shops were destroyed or damaged in a bomb blast last year in the provincial capital of southern Kandahar province want the government to pay them compensation.The blast, during Ramadan last year, killed... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified armed men gunned down a woman and injured his son in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Thursday.The incident occurred Wednesday evening in Haji Arab area on outskirts of Kandahar city, the provincial... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unidentified armed men gunned down a former Jihadi commander in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday in a series of targeted killings of tribal elders and government officials in the province, officials said.The ex-Jihadi... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least eight civilians were killed in an overnight attack carried out by NATO-led troops on two residential houses in southern Kandahar province on Monday, officials said.The civilians were killed as the forces raided the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An officer was among three policemen wounded as a remote-controlled bomb was detonated near their convoy in the southern Kandahar province, the Taliban's birthplace, an official said on Sunday.The incident occurred at 9pm on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A new district chief has been appointed for Arghandab in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.Haji Shah Muhammad, a tribal elder, was introduced as acting district chief on Tuesday, governor's spokesman,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Work on a road was launched on Wednesday in Dand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said.The graveling work on a road 500 metres long and nine metres wide, as well as construction drains was launched in Spin... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three people were killed and eight others, including two women, injured when a passenger bus overturned on a highway in the southern province of Kandahar on Monday, an official said.The accident took place on the Kandahar-... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Kandahar's governor, Tooryalai Weesa, on Monday said a commission was being formed to negotiate with the Taliban and resolve key issues in the southern province such as allegations of land seizures.The governor was speaking at a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber in a car detonated his explosives close to a convoy of Afghan and international troops in southern Kandahar province Thursday afternoon, an official said.The blast took place in Khorandam, east of Kandahar City... read more

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