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    Several Pakistani rebels killed in Shorab fighting

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Eight soldiers and more than 20 militants have been killed in fighting at the Shorab military base in southern Helmand province, an Afghan National Army (ANA) commander said on Tuesday.  


    Talks with rebels called a futile exercise

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents of the Greshk district of restive southern Helmand province on Friday said the government should focus on strengthening security and eradicating terrorism instead of holding talks with anti-state elements.


    4 police killed in Nawzad suicide bombing

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Four Public Order Police personnel were killed on Friday when an explosives-packed vehicle rammed into their post in southern Helmand province.

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    Soldiers among 31 dead in Camp Bastion battle

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): An intense firefight continued between Afghan security forces and militants in southern Helmand province on Friday, leaving five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 26 Tal

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    Commanders among 12 rebels killed

    LASHKARGAH/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): At least 12 militants, including a shadow district chief, have been killed during security operations in southern Helmand and central Logar provinces, officials said on Monday.

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    Ex-Bagram detainees lead battles in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Police said Taliban commanders, who had been released from the Bagram Jail in central Parwan province, currently spearheaded battles against government forces in southern Helmand province.


    Beds increased to 250 in Boost Hospital

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Healthcare provision at Boost Hospital, one of only two functioning referral hospitals in south Afghanistan, has improved after being equipped with additional beds, officials said on Wednesday.

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    3 Taliban killed, 8 injured in clashes

    LASHKARGAH/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Three Taliban insurgents were killed and eight others wounded during clashes with security forces in Helmand and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Monday.


    Mostly youth make it to Helmand PC

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): As many as 10 new faces --- young and educated --- have found their way to the 15-member provincial council of southern Helmand province.

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    UK pullout to fuel joblessness: Helmandis

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents say they are happy with the withdrawal of British and American troops from southern Helmand province. However, they are concerned about an increase in unemployment and a possible halt to development activities.