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    Seminar on education, history of Helmand held

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A well-attended seminar on education and history of Helmand province was held in Lashkargah on Friday. Speakers highlighted the importance of the province.

    Security and Crime

    Helmand rocket strike leaves 3 children dead

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Three children were killed following a rocket attack in southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    3 police killed mysteriously in Marja

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Another three policemen were killed under mysterious circumstances in the Marja district of southern Helmand province on Wednesday morning, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    7 police mysteriously killed in Sangin

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Seven policemen have been killed mysteriously in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Rebel leader killed; 4 civilians injured

    LASHKARGAH/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander was killed and his three companions injured in central Maidan Wardak province.

    Security and Crime

    10 militants eliminated, 3 detained

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 10 militants have been killed and three others arrested during separate incidents in Helmand, Herat, Maidan Wardak and Ghazni provinces since Tuesday night, officials


    Ex-jihadis urged to bury past differences

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The High Peace Committee head for southern Helmand province on Monday urged former jihadi leaders to shun past differences so that their children avoided inheriting them.

    Security and Crime

    Increased turnout in runoff predicted in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials in southern Helmand province on Sunday hoped more people would turn out to cast their votes in a second round election than the first round, when elaborate security arrangements had been put in place for their protection.

    Security and Crime

    Helmand anti-poppy drive fails to hit target

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials on Wednesday said they were wrapping up an anti-poppy campaign in southern Helmand province without achieving the target.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Body of Taliban’s shadow governor found

    LASHKARGAH/KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The dead body of a Taliban’s shadow governor for neighbouring Kandahar province has been found in the Garmsir district of southern Helmand province, sources said on Monday.