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    3 militants killed in Zabul airstrike

    QALAT (PAN): Three militants, planting roadside bombs, were killed in a predawn NATO-led airstrike in southern Zabul province, an official said on Monday.

    QALAT, Mar 15, 2012: A view of protest in southern Zabul province, against the killing of innocent civilians in Panjwai district.

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    Hundreds rally in Qalat over Kandahar massacre

    QALAT (PAN): Hundreds of people in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, staged a peaceful protest demonstration on Thursday against the killing of civilians by US troops in neighbouring Kandahar province.

    QALAT, Mar 08, 2012: A number of women stand in honor national anthem while marking International Women's Day in southern Zabul province on Thursday.  PAJHWOK/Nasim Hotak 

    QALAT, Mar 03, 2012: A child from a destitute family stands along with the winter assistance donated by the provincial department of the National Disasters Management Authority (NDMA) and other c

    Security and Crime

    12 years old rape victim seeks release from jail

    QALAT (PAN): A 12-year-old girl on Thursday complained she had been sent to jail after being raped by her neighbour in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province.

    Security and Crime

    Commander among 9 rebels held

    QALAT (PAN): A commander among nine Taliban fighters arrested during separate operations by Afghan and international troops in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday.

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    Police officer among 10 held on robbery charges

    QALAT (PAN): Ten people, including a police officer, were arrested on robbery charges in two separate operations in southern Zabul province, an official said on Sunday.


    US pledges $4.4m assistance to Zabul

    QALAT (PAN): US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Clark Crocker on Thursday pledged $4.4 million (217 million afghanis) in assistance to southern Zabul province for reconstruction projects, officials

    Accidents & Disasters

    Key Zabul roads blocked by heavy snow

    QALAT (PAN): The ongoing heavy snowfall has closed the roads linking districts with Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, officials said on Sunday.