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LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 1,410 soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA) completed their rigorous initial training at the 215th Maiwand Military Corps training centre in southern Helmand province, a senior commander of the Defence of Ministry (... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Two parsons were killed and three others wounded when they were heading home after attending a wedding party in southern Helmand province on Friday, a police official said. Col. Mohammad Ismail Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
LASHKARGAH/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Eight militants, including a dreaded commander, have been killed and three others detained in by security forces in Helmand and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Wednesday. Farid Ahmad Obaid, the... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Two policemen have been killed and two others wounded in the Taliban attacks in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Friday. Sangin police chief Col. Hamdullah told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 10 schools have been closed because of insecurity and militant threats in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province, the town's administrative chief said on Thursday.Muhammad Fahim Musazai told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A an intense firefight continued for the third consecutive day on Saturday between Afghan security forces and militants in southern Helmand province, leaving five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 27 Taliban dead, an... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials said that Afghan security forces had killed 27 insurgents in southern Helmand in a fierce clash while two Taliban militants had been detained in northern Takhar provinces.Lt. Col. Muhammad Rasool Zazai, the Afghan... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Separate clashes killed three policemen and 14 rebels in southern Helmand province over the past 24 hours, an official said on Tuesday.Another half a dozen policemen and 13 militants were wounded during the separate incidents... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least five people were killed and 19 others wounded on Wednesday when a car bomb went off in the capital of southern Helmand province, an official said.The blast in Lashkargah occurred at around 11am in front of a former... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Fighting in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province has so far claimed 900 lives, leaving over a thousand others injured, officials said on Monday.Governor Muhammad Naeem said though most of attacking militants had... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A district chief has been wounded in a Taliban attack in southern Helmand province, a well-placed security source said on Friday.The insurgents, having dug up a tunnel to an Afghan National Army checkpoint in Sangin district,... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Heavily armed militants are retreating as a result of a counter-offensive by Afghan security forces in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Friday.Brig. Gen. Baqizoy, the provincial police chief... read more
HELMAND (Pajhwok): Officials cast votes in the Helmand provinces on 14 June.Ballot process formally started at 7:00 am on Saturday throughout the country.Long queues of voters are seen waiting for their turn in the Helmand provinces.According to IEC... read more
LASHKAR GAH (PAN): A drone strike missed a Taliban commander and killed a child and injured two women in southern Helmand province, an official said on Friday.Umar Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the targetted Taliban... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two people were killed and six others wounded during a bomb explosion at a religious school in the Marja district of southern Helmand province on Thursday, an official said.The blast happened at a seminary in Shin Ghazak area at... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A man was killed and 27 others were wounded in separate incidents in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Friday.A police was among 11 people injured in a bomb attack in the Sangin district of Helmand, the governor’s... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Farmers in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province on Wednesday accused anti-poppy campaign officials of taking money from big growers and destroying crops of poor farmers.The eradication campaign that came to an end last... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A Taliban intelligence agent operating in the Kajaki district was among four suspects arrested in southern Helmand province, an official said on Wednesday.A National Directorate of Security (NDS) source told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The security responsibility for the Baba Jee area in southern Helmand province was on Saturday handed over to Afghan security forces.Although the security control of Lashkargah, the provincial capital, was transferred to Afghan... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Intelligence operatives rescued 11 people, all from the same family, from the clutches of their kidnappers during an operation in southern Helmand province, an official said on Thursday.The family, including two women and nine... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) top commander in Afghanistan Gen. Johan Allen on Monday said his troops would stay in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 deadline if the Afghans desired so.During a visit to southern Helmand... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three people were killed and 10 others wounded in a traffic accident in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday, an official said.The incident took place on the Herat-Kandahar highway in the Yakhchal area of Greshk district at... read more
LASHKARGAH/MEHTARLAM (PAN): Seven militants were killed during two separate security operations in southern Helmand province, while five Afghan troops were injured in a roadside bombing in eastern Laghman province, officials said on Saturday. In... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two policemen and four Taliban fighters were killed during a fierce clash in southern Helmand province on Thursday, an official said.The gunbattle that erupted in the Narai Manda area of Nad Ali district late on Wednesday lasted... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Four civilians were killed and 34 others, including foreigners, were wounded in a suicide car bombing in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, officials said on Thursday.The blast happened at around 10:40am in front... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The Helmand governor on Saturday rejected Dr. Abdullah Abdullah's claims that government departments had weakened and legal decisions in the southern province were being taken by the Taliban based in Pakistan.   ... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three intelligence operatives, a provincial council member and two policemen were killed in separate bomb attacks in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, an official said.A roadside explosion killed the Nad Ali district... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The Helmand governor on Monday promised development projects would be launched soon in Kajaki district of the southern province.Mohammad Gulab Mangal said his office was paying more attention to northern parts of the province in... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The foundation stone of a correction and training centre for child prisoners was laid in southern Helmand province on Wednesday.A foundation stone-laying ceremony was attended by Governor Muhammad Gulab Mangal, members of Wolesi... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Eight Taliban were killed and 12 others injured in a gunbattle with police in the Nawa district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Sunday.The rebels ambushed police who were asking growers not to cultivate poppies in... read more
LASHKAR GAH (PAN): The Appellate Court in southern Helmand province on Sunday praised the special election tribunal's ruling on last year's parliamentary polls as legal and announced its backing for the verdict. "The order released by... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A day after the killing of a High Peace Council member in the southern Helmand province, tribal elders warned on Sunday that attacks on influential figures could affect the ongoing reconciliation process. Haji Abdul Zahir, a... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Schools in Kandahar which had been closed due to the security situation will reopen again this academic year, the education department has said. Already, 63 schools had reopened, with the remaining 138 to reopen in the next... read more