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LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two interpreters with NATO-led soldiers were held on drug-trafficking charges in southern Helmand province, said an intelligence official who wished anonymity.Residents of Nangarhar and Baghlan provinces, the men were detained with... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A newly constructed two-storey building for the municipality of southern Helmand province was inaugurated on Thursday. Having 28 offices and a meeting hall and other facilities, the structure took one year to complete, said... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Ten policemen and a child were killed in a suicide car bombing on Sunday in Lashkargah, the capital city of the southern province of Helmand, officials said. The incident took place at around 8:30 am when a suicide bomber... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The partnership between parliamentary representatives from the southern province of Helmand and their constituents lasted only until the end of the election, residents say. A resident of Nava district, Khalilullah, said... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): An explosion injured seven civilians in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday evening when a remote-controlled bomb, fitted on a cart, exploded in Lashkargah City, the... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body at the entrance of a local court in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province on Monday, injuring his fellow suicide bomber and three other people, officials... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least two people were injured on Tuesday morning in a blast in the southern province of Helmand, an official said. The explosion took place at the door of an office on the second floor of a market in Lashkargah City, the... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Gunmen blew up a school building overnight in the southern province of Helmand, but there were no casualties, officials said on Sunday. The middle school was blown up in Ainak area of Nava district on Saturday night, the governor... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The bodies of two teenage girls killed in unclear circumstances were found on the highway in the southern province of Helmand, an official said on Wednesday. The dead bodies were found on Tuesday evening in Loy Manda area of... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The British-led provincial reconstruction team (PRT) in southern Helmand province would construct two roads linking Greshk and Nad Ali districts with Lashkargah, the provincial capital, the governor said on Sunday. A contract to... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Hundreds of supporters of a failed Wolesi Jirga candidate on Wednesday called for punishment for election workers who were involved in fraud. Mir Wali, from Helmand province, was initially declared a winner in the primary result... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb, killing 15 people in the southern province of Helmand, the governor's office said on Saturday. The explosion took place on Friday when a Datsun pick-up -- travelling from the Taghaz... read more
 KABUL(PAN): A suicide bomber was killed and another detained in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Wednesday.  KABUL(PAN): A suicide bomber was killed and another detained in the southern province of Helmand, officials... read more
KABUL (PAN): British Prime Minister David Cameron has made an unannounced visit to the southern province of Helmand, where he pledged to start pulling troops out of Afghanistan by 2011, an official said on Tuesday. Cameron flew into the provincial... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Nine Taliban insurgents including a commander have been captured in southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Sunday. Afghan forces and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) detained a Taliban... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A former district chief was killed in a predawn operation by NATO-led forces in southern Helmand province, a government official said on Tuesday. Haji Muhammad Ibrahim served as administrative head of Greshk district four years... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): International troops are defeating Taliban insurgents in the southern province of Helmand, a top NATO commander, has said. LASHKARGAH (PAN): International troops are defeating Taliban insurgents in the southern province of Helmand... read more
LASHKARGHAH (PAN): Eight commanders were among 21 Taliban fighters killed during an operation in the southern province of Helmand, the governor's office said on Tuesday. The operation was launched on Monday night in Sofla area of Kajaki... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Dozens of heavy and light weapons were handed over to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme officials in the southern province of Helmand on Monday, officials said. The 151 different kinds of weapons have been... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Up to 25 Taliban insurgents were killed during a joint operation by Afghan and international troops in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Monday. The operation was launched around midnight in Miangan area of... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A joint Afghan-international force killed three Taliban militants and arrested four others in southern Helmand province, officials said on Wednesday. The operation was launched in Sarkari village of the provincial capital late on... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The governor of southern Helmand province on Tuesday asked tribal elders and religious scholars to help the government in its war against poppy growing. Helmand is one of the top poppy producing provinces in the country. Muhammad... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Taliban fighters attacked guards working for a road construction company, killing eight and wounding another three in southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday. The incident took place at 11pm on Sunday when Taliban... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Unidentified armed men shot dead a tribal elder on Saturday when he was heading to a mosque for the morning prayer in southern Helmand province, officials said. Haji Abul Khaliq, a member of the district development council, a... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The governor of southern Helmand province on Sunday laid the foundation stone of an agricultural research farm. Speaking to reports at the foundation stone-laying ceremony, Muhammad Gubal Mangal said the research farm was being... read more
LASHKARGHAH (PAN): A suicide bomber crashed his motorcycle into a police vehicle, killing two policemen and two civilians in southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.The incident took place on Sunday in a bazaar in Sangin district,... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three police and seven Taliban fighters were killed in the southern province of Helmand, an official said on Sunday.Another policeman was wounded when Taliban insurgents attacked a police checkpoint in Sarband, Grishk district,... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Taliban killed a guard of a private security firm in southern Helmand province, officials said on Saturday.The Taliban had ambushed a vehicle late Friday night, killing one guard and injuring three others, deputy commander of 215th... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): An Afghan aid worker has been shot dead in southern Helmand province, an official said, in the latest attack by insurgents on employees working for foreign organizations.The victim was a computer operator in the agricultural... read more
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.A local Taliban commander, Saleem, was among five... read more
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.The explosion took place at around 10am in Charkhakan area of Sangin district, Taliban... read more
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.Petraeus spoke with officials in Helmand about... read more
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.The hospital, called Fatima Bayat-Mother,... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Unidentified armed men gunned down a member of a district shura in southern Helmand province, an official said Saturday.Mullah Abdul Salam, the member of the district council, a body who links villagers with the local government,... read more
LASHARGAH (PAN): Police detained a man and recovered three motorcycles packed with explosives in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, an official said.Two of the motorcycles were found in Sola square and one was in Minar square, Kandahar police... read more
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.The homemade device was detonated as a van drove... read more
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.The device fitted to a motorcycle was detonated Sunday evening in the main bazaar of... read more
KABUL/LASHKARGAH (PAN): Health officials say that chickenpox disease is in full swing in the country despite several vaccination campaigns were carried out.Chickenpox is one of the classic childhood diseases. A child or adult with chickenpox may... read more
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.The tribal elder was killed Wednesday morning when he stepped on a land mine in the... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least two people were killed and around 20 others injured on Sunday in two consecutive explosions in the southern province of Helmand, officials said.The first detonation took place at 7:50am and the second at 8:10pm in... read more
LASHKARGHAH (PAN): Two Afghan soldiers were among four people injured in a bombing on Saturday in southern Helmand province, officials said.The explosion took place on Saturday morning when explosives fitted on a motorcycle detonated near members of... read more
LASHKARGHAH (PAN): Four policemen were injured on Monday when a remote-controlled bomb exploded in southern Helmand province, an official said.The explosion took place at around 12pm near a car sales lot in Grishk district on Kandahar-Herat Highway... read more
TIRINKOT / LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least five civilians were killed and 16 others wounded in separate explosions in central Uruzgan and southern Helmand provinces, officials said on Monday. Two civilians were killed and four others injured on Monday... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Taliban have reportedly asked the government to launch repair work on damaged electricity cables in southern Helmand province, an official said on Saturday.Provincial officials had accused the Taliban of damaging the power supply... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A local Taliban commander was among three fighters killed while another was injured in the restive province of Helmand, officials said on Friday.A group of about six fighters attacked police while they were defusing a mine... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Another 68 weapons have been handed over to the disarmament programme in southern Helmand province, officials said on Thursday.The weapons, both light and heavy, were seized by security personnel over the past 18 months in various... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three women and a man were shot dead and their bodies dumped on the side of a road in southern Helmand province, officials said on Saturday.The four were killed Friday night and police recovered their bodies on Saturday morning in... read more

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