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KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants have been killed and another 18 wounded during clearing operations in the Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.  The provincial government spokesman said the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A charity group has provided tables, chairs, beds and wheelchairs to a hospital belonging to the Kandahar university’s medical faculty in the southern province. Qalam Lar group head Matiullah Weesa told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Thursday said he had officially asked the Ministry of Water and Energy to investigative corruption in Dahla dam’s reconstruction project. Dr. Humayun Azizi told reporters here... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An international company is making huge investment at the Kandahar airfield and the ambitious projects will turn the southern province into an economic zone, an official said on Tuesday. Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Iran’s consul general in southern Kandahar province Hameed Reza Karimi has said Afghan businessmen could export their goods and services to Europe and others countries via Chabahar port. The Iranian envoy expressed these... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province on Saturday said he was ready to go to northern Kunduz province to fight insurgents if he was allowed by the government. Speaking to journalists in Mandi Gak Palace, he said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-eight Taliban militants have been killed and another four captured alive during a search operation in southern Kandahar province, where one child died and two others were injured in a roadside bombing, officials said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Government’s negligence and other problems have pushed the Afghan National Agricultural Sciences and Technology University (ANASTU) in southern Kandahar province to the verge of closure. Former president Hamid Karzai and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two separate roadside bomb explosions have killed two women and as many insurgents in southern Kandahar province, where police shot injured a civilian. The first roadside blast took place in Shahwali Kot district late on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two civilians were killed and as many wounded during two separate bomb explosions in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News two policemen... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A lawmaker on Thursday said security in southern provinces remained fragile due to rivalries between government officials and lack of coordination among security forces. Hamidzai Lalai, a Wolesi Jirga member from Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday said the gap between religious scholars and the government would be overcome by giving them increased representation in government departments. Dr. Humayun Azizi,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Education officials said on Tuesday lack of school buildings, less number of teachers and a shortage of text books have slowed down the education process in southern Kandahar province. Deputy provincial education director... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of people attended graceful ceremonies marking the 96th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence in southern Kandahar province a day earlier, with most participants spending the night awoke. While, thousands of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Kandahar Governor Dr. Humayun Azizi on Tuesday said the previous administrations had been in the service of powerful individuals instead of the masses during the past 13 years, but efforts were underway to improve governance... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A 25-year-old man, who saved seven members of a family from drowning after their car fell in a river in southern Kandahar province, on Sunday said he wondered “how people claim innocent lives.” Hamidullah, a customs... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman was killed and another injured after policemen turned on each other and clashed in the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. The security official, who spoke on the condition... read more
KANDAHAR/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two police officers have been killed and another two policemen injured during two separate gun attacks in southern Kandahar and central Logar provinces, officials said on Thursday. First Lt. Abdul Hadi, the 13th... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): About 110 cases of various crimes were registered over the past three months in southern Kandahar province, showing a decrease, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the cases, 40, were robberies, the officials said,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Water and Energy Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani on Tuesday said the electricity problem in southern Kandahar province could not be addressed without cooperation from the private sector. Osmani, who arrived with a delegation in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least two policemen were killed in a targeted killing incident but in a retaliatory fire police shot dead the attackers on Sunday in southern Kandahar, an eye witness said. Amanullah, an eye witness, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Gunmen killed the attorney for Zheri district of southern Kandahar province in an overnight gun attack in the provincial capital, an official said on Friday, the second prosecutor to be killed within hours. Hasham Khan,... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok):  Three women and two girls were killed and eight others, mostly females, were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province, officials said on Friday. The homemade bomb ripped through a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday said recent visit by President Ashraf Ghani has raised the hope he would fulfill promises about positive changes in the situation of the province. President Ghani,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday met with civil society and youth representatives in southern Kandahar province, saying parallel governments no longer existed in the province. The president, who arrived here with a high-... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said he never discussed with Pakistan the Durand Line as such discussions were not his authority. The president, who arrived in this southern city of Kandahar with a high-level delegation... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Development work worth $100 million took place during the past five years at the airport in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday. Ahmadullah Faizi, the airport director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two gunmen holed up a building were firing at security forces in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday night, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the gunmen... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): New Indian consul general in southern Kandahar province Narendra Pal Singh on Sunday said visa process for Afghan patients and traders wishing to visit India had been relaxed at the consulate. Singh, who called on the new... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok):  Security forces have launched an operation against militants in the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province after coming under attacks for several consecutive days, an official said on Thursday. Samim... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Prominent politician Azizullah Wasifi, who served as agriculture minister under King Zahir Shah, on Saturday breathed his last after a protracted ailment in southern Kandahar province, family sources said. Wasifi’s oldest... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four suspects, including two university students, have been detained in connection with the killing of Abdul Qadim Patyal, a former deputy governor of southern Kandahar province, the police headquarters said on Sunday.... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) of southern Kandahar province on Monday held its maiden session after calling off a weeks-long strike. Provincial councils on Sunday called off a strike they had been observing since January 18... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Southern zone journalists on Thursday opposed a government decision banning police spokesmen and other security officials from sharing information with media representatives. The National Security Council and the Ministry... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the capital of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday alleged police were in collusion with robbers in most of theft cases. Kandahar city dwellers accused police officers of involvement in theft cases and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials who raided their own bank in southern Kandahar province last month have issued a statement on a website saying they took away the money to save it from robbers and would return the cash if their demands were met... read more
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): 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): 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
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):  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): 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): 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): 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
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 (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): 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): 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): 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): 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 (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): 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
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

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