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    15 Taliban killed in south

    GHAZNI CITY / LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two commanders were among 15 Taliban insurgents killed during separate operations by Afghan and international forces in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Suicide bomber hits NATO troops on patrol

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A suicide bomber targeting foreign troops on a foot patrol blew himself up in southern Helmand province on Friday, the Taliban and ISAF said.



    Governance

    Gen. Petraeus visits Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): NATOs commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, made his first visit to the southern province of Helmand on Tuesday since taking charge of all allied forces in the country.



    Health

    New maternity hospital in Helmand; more needed in Kabul

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): The foundation stone of a new maternity hospital was laid in southern Helmand province on Saturday, a major step in a country which has one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates.



    Security and Crime

    Shura member gunned down in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Unidentified armed men gunned down a member of a district shura in southern Helmand province, an official said Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Motorcycles loaded with explosives recovered in Helmand

    LASHARGAH (PAN): Police detained a man and recovered three motorcycles packed with explosives in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Roadside bomb kills 9 civilians in Marja

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least nine civilians, including three children, were killed as their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Marja district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Blast wounds 21 civilians

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A remote-controlled bomb was set off in a crowded bazaar in southern Helmand province, wounding at least 21 civilians, officials said on Monday.



    Health

    Chickenpox in rise, health clinics demanded

    KABUL/LASHKARGAH (PAN): Health officials say that chickenpox disease is in full swing in the country despite several vaccination campaigns were carried out.



    Security and Crime

    A tribal elder killed in Helmnad

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A tribal elder was killed on Wednesday and seven others were wounded in two separate blasts in the restive province of Helmand, officials said.