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    LASHKARGAH, July 07, 2012: Officials cut the ribbon to inaugurate a newly constructed 16 km road in this capital city of southern Helmand province.
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    Policeman kills 3 British soldiers in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A gunman wearing an Afghan police uniform shot dead three British soldiers at point-blank range at a checkpoint in southern Helmand province, the British Ministry of Defence confirmed on Monday.

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    Children among 4 dead in Helmand bombing

    LASHKARGAH/PUL-I-ALAM (PAN):  Four civilians were killed when a motorcycle they were riding on hit a roadside bomb, the Taliban’s weapon of choice, in southern Helmand province on Saturday, an official said.

    LASHKARGAH, June 28, 2012: Helmand Governor Mohammad Ghulab Mangal talks to US under-secretary of defencse for policy Dr. James N. Miller during a meeting in southern the province.


    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.