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    Taliban plan attack on Nawzad: Police chief

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Taliban, including Pakistani militants, are preparing to launch a group attack on the Nawzad district of southern Helmand province, a senior police officer said on Sunday.

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    13 militants killed in Herat commando action

    HERAT CITY/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok):  More than a dozen insurgents have been killed during an operation by Afghan National Army’s Commando Unit in the Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday.

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    A dozen deminers killed in Helmand assault

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A dozen deminers were killed and several others wounded in the Washer district of southern Helmand province on Saturday, officials said.

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    Meddling behind Helmand fighting: Lawang

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The 215th Maiwand Military Corps alleged on Friday fighting in southern Helmand province was dragging on due to brazen interference from a neighbouring country and joblessness.

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    600 civilians killed in Helmand this year

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Six hundred civilians lost their lives to violence this solar year in southern Helmand province, where thousands of children have been deprived of education, an official said on Wednesday.

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    Blast during football match injures 3 police

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Three policemen were injured on Monday evening when a bomb exploded during a football match in the Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province, an official said.

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    Pregnant girl found dead in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A pregnant girl, whose face was badly burnt by acid, has been found dead in the southern province of Helmand, an official said on Monday.

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    100 casualties in Helmand in 2 weeks

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): As many as 33 Taliban insurgents have been killed, 27 injured and 15 others captured alive during separate incidents over the past two weeks in southern Helmand province, police said on Sunday.

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    5 police killed in attack on Marja post

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Five policemen and a militant were killed in an armed clash in the Marja district of southern Helmand province, the town’s administrative chief said on Sunday.


    ANA in Helmand faces lack of arms

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Proper attention has not been paid to arming Afghan National Army (ANA) troops stationed in southern Helmand province, contributing to insecurity there, the deputy governor said.