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    Civilians among 15 dead in Kandahar violence

    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.

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    2nd phase of Operation Bawar soon: official

    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.


    Kandaharis spell out demands on next president

    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 return of Afghan refugees.


    Arghandab women to have recreational park

    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.  

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    Explosions kills six civilians in the south

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Six civilians have been killed and four others wounded in separate explosions in the southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces, officials said Saturday.


    Taliban have closed all schools in Mianshin: official

    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.


    Power restored to Kandahar City, Lashkargah

    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 in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province.

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    Hashmat Karzai laid to rest

    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.

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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.

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    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.