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    Insurgent group joins peace process in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A seven-member insurgent group joined the peace process in southern Helmand province, officials said on Wednesday.

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    Quetta Shura plans Quran desecration: Helmand governor

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): The Taliban Quetta Shura in Pakistan is planning the desecration of the Quran in southern Helmand province and blame it on Afghan forces, the governor’s house alleged on Tuesday.

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    2nd suicide bombing kills 3 in Musa Qala

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three members of the local police force were killed and six others, including two civilians, injured in a second suicide attack in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province on Tuesday, an official said. 

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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.


    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.

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    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.


    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.


    Helmand farmers given subsidised generators (Video)

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