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    Senior Taliban leader captured in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two insurgents were killed and a third, identified as a Taliban-designated deputy governor, arrested in southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Tuesday.



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    8 policemen killed in Helmand suicide attack

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Eight policemen and three suicide attackers were killed when an insurgent group rammed an explosive-loaded vehicle into the district headquarters in southern Helmand Province, official said on Tuesday.



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    Plot to kill Helmand council chief foiled

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A Taliban plot to assassinate the Helmand provincial council head was foiled by police on Sunday, an official said.



    Reconstruction

    7 trucks donated to Helmand Municipality

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Seven garbage trucks costing $335,000 were donated to the municipality of southern Helmand province, officials said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Helmand ready for 3rd phase of transition: Mangal

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Southern Helmand province is all set to embrace the third phase of security transition, though local forces lack heavy weaponry and other necessary equipment, the governor said on Saturday.



    Education

    Middle school reopens after five years in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A school reopened after remaining closed for five years due to insecurity in the Nawa district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Monday.



    Agriculture

    Helmand farmers given subsidised generators (Video)

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Farmers who shunned poppies and planted other cash crops were given s



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    Helmand farmers given subsidised generators

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Farmers who shunned poppies and planted other cash crops were given subsidised electric generators in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province.  



    LASHKARGAH, Mar 31, 2012: ISAF and Afghan soldiers take part in a ceremony marking the transfer of security to the Afghan lead in southern Helmand province.

    Security and Crime

    15 Taliban dead in Greshk offensive

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Fifteen insurgents were killed during an operation by US special forces in the restive southern province of Helmand, a local official said on Friday.