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    Taliban behind attacks on ISAF: Police chief

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): The Taliban are trying to create an atmosphere of mistrust between Afghan and NATO-led forces, the Helmand police chief claimed on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    More US soldiers killed by Afghan policeman

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed when a local policeman opened fire on them in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    6 civilian dead in Helmand bombing

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Six civilians were killed and five others injured during a roadside bombing in southern Helmand province on Friday, an official said.



    Security and Crime

    Guarantors for defecting policemen detained

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Police on Monday arrested guarantors of the local police personnel who defected to the Taliban in southern Helmand province, the governor’s office said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Insurgents kill 3 Afghan soldiers in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three Afghan soldiers were killed and as many wounded during an insurgent attack in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    11 local policemen defect to Taliban

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Eleven members of the local police force, including a commander, surrendered to Taliban insurgents in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Girl, 3 militants killed in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH/GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A young girl was killed in a bomb blast while three militants were killed in an operation in southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    379 killed, wounded in Helmand in 2 months

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Nearly 379 people, including civilians, security officials and militants, were killed or wounded in incidents of violence, particularly roadside bombings, in southern Helmand province over the past two months, police said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Cameron in Helmand, promises aid beyond 2014

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): The British prime minister, during an unannounced visit to southern Afghanistan, met troops from his country and local security officials in southern Helmand province on Wednesday.



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    9 Afghan troops among 19 killed

    LASHKARGAH/KABUL (PAN): Nine Afghan National Army (ANA) troops and seven insurgents were killed during an overnight clash in the Washer district of southern Helmand province, the governor’s office said on Wednesday.