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    Miller visits American troops in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller, who arrived on a brief visit to southern Helmand province, on Thursday met with American troops and the provincial governor in Lashkargah.

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    Rebels execute 5 civilians in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): The Taliban executed five civilians for their alleged contacts  with the government in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, the governor's office said on Tuesday.


    Modern township taking shape in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A private company is developing an integrated township with all modern facilities in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand. The scheme, when completed, will house 30,000 people.

    Security and Crime

    Top Taliban commander among 26 killed

    KABUL (PAN): A top Taliban commander and his 25 fighters were killed during a combined operation by Afghan and foreign troops in southern Helmand province, authorities on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Alert Helmand police gun down suicide bomber

    LASHKARGAH/ TIRINKOT (PAN): Police on Thursday shot dead a suicide bomber, armed with explosives, before he reached his target in the southern Helmand province, while his accomplice was detained in central Uruzgan province.

    Security and Crime

    28 rebels, 2 civilians die in fresh spate of violence

    LASHKARGAH/KABUL (PAN): Twenty-eight insurgents and two civilians were killed and scores of others wounded in separate incidents of violence across the country over the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.

    LASHKARGAH, May 26, 2012: Photos are showcased at an exhibition that got underway in southern Helmand province on Saturday.


    Photo exhibition inaugurated in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A photo exhibition titled “New Afghanistan with Afghans’ Perspective” inaugurated in Lashkargah city, the capital of southern Helmand province on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    5 militants killed, 6 security personnel hurt in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least 16 people, including civilians, militants, Afghan and foreign soldiers, were killed and wounded during a spate of violence across southern Helmand province, officials said on Saturday.

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    9 killed, 19 injured as buses hit mines in Ghazni, Helmand

    GHAZNI/LASHKARGAH (PAN): At least nine passengers were killed and 19 others injured in two separate roadside bombings in southern Ghazni and Helmand provinces, officials said on Friday.