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KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province has said his forces targeted and smashed militant hideouts across the Durand Line.Lt. Gen. Abdur Raziq told Pajhwok Afghan News on Sunday the militants attacked Afghan border... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a doctor of the Mir Wais Hospital in the 10th police district of southern Kandahar province, the governor’s spokesman said Wednesday.Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News that armed motorbike... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The numbers of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-affected people in southern Kandahar province is 44, including five women, an official said on Monday.Public Health Director Dr. Abdul Qayyum Pukhla said this at a gathering... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two security officials have been killed in separate incidents in southern Kandahar province, authorities said on Saturday.The National Directorate of Security (NDS) head for Ziri district was killed district and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A former governor on Friday urged President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to focus on implementing their reform agenda at a good clip in the best interest of Afghanistan.Gul Agha Sherzai... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of armed insurgents stormed a border police post in the Shorabak district of southern Kandahar province, leaving one policeman and 15 attackers dead in the ensuing clash, an official said on Thursday.About 70 local... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor said on Tuesday millions of afghanis were drawn for the development of various districts under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) but the money was not spent properly. Dr. Toryalai Weesa made the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Expressing their concern over the current deadlock, civil society representatives in southern Kandahar province on Thursday stressed the need for credibility of the presidential election.Addressing a meeting at the Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A district chief was killed in a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province on Friday, as security official said.Haji Ali Mohammad, the administrative head of Nish district, was travelling in Miankoh area, where his... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The parents of a two-year-old slain girl on Thursday accused their neighbours of mercilessly killing their daughter and security forces of taking no action against the murderers.With signs of poverty and deprivation visible... read more
PUL-I-ALAM/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Seventeen militants have been killed during operations and a NATO airstrike in central Logar and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Saturday.Logar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai told... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Public Health Department officials on Saturday set afire expired and low quality medicines weighing 65 tonnes in southern Kandahar province.Public Health Director Abdul Qayum Pukhla told Pajhwok Afghan News the medicines... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A policeman has gunned down two of his relatives and a commander in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province, a source said on Friday.Identified as Omaid, the policeman shot dead his spouse and mother-in-law in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial Information and Culture Department on Tuesday launched reconstruction work on a park at the Mirwais Neeka mausoleum in the capital city of southern Kandahar province.Dawa Khan Minapal, the department director... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Six civilians were killed and 38 others wounded in a car bombing in the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said.Acting spokesman for the governor, Dawa Khan Minapal, told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Administrative head of Shahjoi district of central Zabul province survived an assassination attempt on Thursday, an official said.Malik Ali Muhammad, Shahjoi district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News, the incident took place at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday vowed to transform southern Kandahar province into a transit trade centre.Addressing an election rally here, Ahmadzai promised to construct water dams to promote... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An aircraft repair workshop -- the first ever of its kind -- would be built soon at the Kandahar International Airport, officials said on Friday.The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Governor Toryalai Weesa, airport... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Zalmai Rassoul on Saturday promised promotion of the agriculture sector and strengthening security in southern Kandahar province.Addressing a public meeting here in connection with his election... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has arrived here to open the country’s first-ever agricultural university in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Saturday.A source in the governor’s office confided to Pajhwok Afghan News a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An inaccurate survey prompted donor agencies to stop aid to some government departments in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.The survey, which had been carried out by an unknown organisation, was... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four policemen were killed and a fifth injured following a roadside bombing in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The blast took place in the Rabat area of the district on... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A group of five militants joined the government-initiated peace process in southern Kandahar on Thursday, an official said.The group announced shunning violence and joining the national mainstream at a special gathering at... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Kandahar Ulema Council on Sunday threw its weight behind the government’s call for convening a consultative Loya Jirga on the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the US.The Ulema Council, which met in Kandahar City,... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): The Kandahar Security Council has directed military and civilian organs not to support or work for candidates vying in the upcoming elections.Governor spokesperson Jawed Faisal told Pajhwok Afghan News the decision came at the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four American soldiers with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed by militants during a joint operation in troubled southern Afghanistan on Sunday, Afghan officials and NATO said.The deaths were announced in a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Iranian efforts to replace the historical Kharqah Sharif gate have been frustrated, Information and Culture Department officials in southern Kandahar province said on Thursday.Installed during King Amir Habibullah Khan's rule,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Inmates of the main prison in southern Kandahar province are suffering from a number of ailments, including skin diseases, due to lack of space, local authorities say.Col. Ghulam Farooq, in charge of the jail, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A suicide bomber killed and wounded up to 30 people in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.The bomber struck in front of the Kabul Bank branch at 11am, when a large number of government... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four people were killed and 22 others wounded during a bomb explosion in the Ganj area of Kandahar City on Monday morning, an official said.Javed Faisal, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomb had been... read more
GARDEZ/KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight civilians were killed and 15 others wounded during separate bombings in southern Kandahar and southeastern Paktia province on Saturday, officials said.Paktia police chief, Brig. General Zalmai Oryakhel, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Featuring 90 teams, a football tournament has begun at the Ahmad Shahi playground in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, in the memory of a slain mayor, an official said on Tuesday.Named after former... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An Afghan soldier, who recently attacked foreign troops at the Kandahar Airfield, has escaped from prison in the southern province, officials said on Monday.“The soldier, Lambar Khan, escaped from the detention centre with the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Three NATO-led troops were wounded in the latest green-on-blue assault in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials from both sides said.An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier fired at American troops at the Kandahar Airfield... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Several people were killed and wounded in a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province on Friday, an official said.The bomber, trying to enter the border town of Spin Boldak, blew himself up at the Friendship Gate at 9.30am,... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A five-member militant group involved in planning deadly attacks in the Aino Mina area of Kandahar and the capital of Zabul province has been eliminated, officials said on Tuesday.The Kandahar police chief made the claim a day... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Certificates were issued to 62 nurses and midwives after completing nursing and midwifery training at the paramedical institute in the southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.Thirty-eight male nurses completed three... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The police chief for southern Kandahar province on Thursday blasted Iran for overtly supplying weapons to the Taliban.Brig. Gen. Abdul Razzaq told reporters in Kandahar City the neighbouring country aided the insurgents... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A 15-bed rehabilitation centre for drug addicts was inaugurated in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.Funded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the centre in the sixth police district of... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Twin bomb explosions rocked southern Kandahar province on Friday evening, killing and wounding dozens of people, officials said.At least nine bodies and 70 wounded people have been brought to the Mirwais Civil Hospital in... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Thursday said his country spent $150 million annually on Afghanistan's development through the European Union (EU).Bildt, who arrived in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Unknown gunmen kidnapped nine deminers in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.The incident took place in the Karez area a day earlier, the governor's spokesman, Javed Faisal, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four Taliban commanders were captured as a result of a clash with police in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.Javed Faisal, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
 KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The education department head on Tuesday confirmed 650 acres of land allotted to teachers had been grabbed by powerful individuals in southern Kandahar province.Sher Agha Sapi told a press conference at the Governor's... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The number of AIDS patients has doubled in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.Kandahar Public Health director Dr Abdul Qayum Pakhla said AIDS cases were on the rise in Kandahar --- cases has doubled from 11... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The proposed air services between Kandahar and Quetta would enhance economic activities and lessen transportation problems of those living in the southern Kandahar province, an official said on Friday.Last Wednesday, Pakistan... read more
KADAHAR CITY (PAN): A new building for the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) was inaugurated in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, a project that is expected to boost trade in the region.The four-storey building in the Aino... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Officials on Thursday said Taliban militants poisoned to death six local policemen in the southern province of Kandahar. The governor’s spokesman Sharifullah Nasri told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Taliban fighters poisoned the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Southern Kandahar province governor Toryalai Weesa said no foreigner has the right to recognise Durand Line as the official border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.Addressing a weekly security meeting in Kandahar, Weesa said... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Kandahar police headquarters was shifted to a newly constructed building on the eastern outskirts of the provincial capital, officials said on Thursday.The old building would house departments such as statistics department... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The governor held talks with the Pakistani consul- general on launching a bus service between Kandahar and Quetta, saying two local companies were ready to ply the route. Javed Faisal, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A journalist working for the Radio and Television of Afghanistan (RTA) was killed in a roadside bomb blast in the southern province of Helmand, an official said on Thursday.The journalist, Abdul Hadi Hamdard, and his friend were... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven insurgents were killed and 10 coalition troops wounded in a fierce clash triggered by a suicide attack on foreign military base in the southern province of Kandahar on Tuesday morning, officials said.The Taliban conducted... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Prisoners in the southern province of Kandahar on Thursday ended their four-day hunger strike after local officials pledged to meet their demands.On April 29, political prisoners at the central jail went on a hunger strike to... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seven policemen, a foreign soldier and an Afghan interpreter were killed in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Sunday.A joint patrol of Afghan and the International Security Assistance... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A man supplying arms and explosive to militants was detained during a search at a police post in southern Kandahar province on Friday, an official said.The insurgent facilitator was held in the 6th police district of Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday said there has been a remarkable decline in civilian casualties in southern Afghanistan, showing the security situation had improved in remote parts of the zone.The... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Seventy-one policemen completed a six-month training course in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.   The graduates were awarded certificates on completing the course at a ceremony held in Kandahar... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An explosives-rigged motorcycle exploded in the capital of southern Kandahar province, moments before a bomb disposal squad reached the site on Thursday, officials said.There were no casualties in the explosion that took place... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A district chief was among five people killed in a suicide car bombing in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, an official said.Syed Fazluddin Agha, the administrative head of Panjwai district, two of his sons and as many... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Two suicide bombers were arrested with an explosives-laden car during an operation by Afghan National Army (ANA) troops in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.The operation was conducted in the Shamir Qala... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Hundreds of elders and government officials participated in a two-day regional meeting of the High Peace Council that began in southern Kandahar City on Monday.Almost 400 elders and officials from Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand,... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Construction work has started on Hameedi Township, named after Ghulam Haider Hameedi, the recently assassinated mayor of Kandahar City, officials said Monday. The township will be in the Morchi Kotal area of the city. A committee... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Ten insurgents were killed during two separate clashes with border police in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday. The incidents took place when the militants attacked border police checkpoints in Registan and... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Ahmad Wali Karzai was killed in his home in Kandahar around 11:30 am on Tuesday. Wali Karzai was the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and was the head of the Kandahar Provincial Council. According to a Kandahar official who... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Three policemen were killed and seven people injured in separate roadside bomb explosions in the southern province of Kandahar on Sunday. One explosion took place in the 5th police district of Kandahar City at around 8:30 am Sunday... read more
KANDAHAR (PAN): Some Kandahar residents, say that their MPs have not followed through on their promises. They say they are barely represented in Parliament. Kandahar resident Mirza Mohammad, for example, said that during the campaign MPs had... read more

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