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    Massive attack on Musa Qala HQ repulsed

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces repulsed a massive overnight attack by Taliban militants on the headquarters of Musa Kala district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.



    Education

    120 Helmand schools to reopen in 2 weeks

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Closed due to insecurity, about 120 schools are being reopened in various parts of southern Helmand province next academic year beginning two weeks later, the education director said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Hundreds of militants pushed back in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Security forces pushed back hundreds of militants after they launched coordinated attacks on their posts in Khanshin and Garamsir districts of southern Helmand province, the governor said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Afghans set to take control of NATO base

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The transfer of the largest NATO military base “Shorab Airfield” to Afghan control will pave the ground for international civilian flights to southern Helmand province, the governor said on Wednesday.



    Health

    Work on 30-bed hospital completed in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): With the completion of construction work, a 30-bed hospital costing $10 million has been handed over to the 215th Maiwand Military Corps for an official said on Friday.



    Security and Crime

    Sangin fighting has claimed 900 lives: Governor

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Fighting in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province has so far claimed 900 lives, leaving over a thousand others injured, officials said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    District chief slot allegedly offered for $20,000

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A former National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief for southern Helmand province on Sunday alleged the central government was promoting corruption.



    Security and Crime

    Sherzai’s campaigner in Helmand shot dead

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Former presidential runner Gul Agha Sherzai’s campaign manager in southern Helmand province was shot dead in Lashkargah on Wednesday evening.



    Security and Crime

    Talks underway with Taliban in Sangin

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The special commander of security forces in southern Helmand province on Wednesday said negotiations had been launched with Taliban insurgents to end the conflict in Sangin district.



    Security and Crime

    ISAF airstrike kills 21 militants in Marja

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Twenty-one militants were killed in an airstrike by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in southern Helmand province on Sunday.