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    Lashkargah without power for weeks

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Power supply to Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, has been halted for the last three weeks due to a technical fault in one of the turbines at the Kajaki hydropower dam, an official said on Sunday.



    Culture

    Poetry session held in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The traditional annual mushaira (poetry session) -- titled Helmand River -- was held in the capital of the southern province, an official said on Sunday. 



    Security and Crime

    1 killed, 5 injured in Helmand blast

    LASHKARGHA (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and five others, including two children, were injured in a bomb blast in the Marja district of southern Helmand province on Saturday, an official said.



    Culture

    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



    Social

    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.