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Insecurity: Many Helmand students miss entrance exam

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Feb 10, 2016 - 16:01
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Only 60 percent of high school graduates on Wednesday appeared in the university entry test (Kankoor) in southern Helmand province, officials said. More than 2500 students completed high school Helmand this year but only 1062...
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‘Foreign forces’ help needed in Helmand conflict’

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Feb 03, 2016 - 16:54
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Afghan officials said on Wednesday that foreign troops’ assistance was needed in strengthening security and ending the conflict in southern Helmand province.
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Tree plantation drive kicks off in Helmand

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Jan 31, 2016 - 17:57
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Some 72,000 fruit and ornamental saplings are being planted as part of a plantation drive kicked off on Saturday in the southern province of Helmand, officials said. Helmand Governor Mirza Khan Rahimi told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Explosives-laden car chased, seized in Helmand

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Jan 29, 2016 - 16:10
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Police seized an explosives-land car in southern Helmand province on Friday, but the driver had managed to flee, officials said. Police on Friday morning chased a suspicious car and captured it in Wali Karam Hadeera area of...
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UNMAS condemns attack on deminers in Helmand

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Jan 27, 2016 - 19:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) on Wednesday strongly condemned a gun attack on a demining team of Demining Agency For Afghanistan (DAFA) in southern Helmand province, killing four workers. In a statement, UNMAS said...
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4 deminers killed in Helmand gun attack

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Jan 27, 2016 - 16:48
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Suspected Taliban militants on Wednesday shot dead four deminers and injured a fifth in Greshk district of southern Helmand province, an official said. The victims, employees of the Demining Agency for Afghanistan (DAFA), were...
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Security plans for Helmand 90pc ready: Qahraman

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Jan 26, 2016 - 16:43
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The presidential envoy for Helmand’s security affairs, Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, said he had 90 percent completed his plans to improve the security of the restive province. Soon after being appointed as the president’s...
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A dozen rebels eliminated in Helmand clash: Governor

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Jan 26, 2016 - 15:47
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 12 militants have been killed and seven others wounded during a clash in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province, an senior official claimed on Tuesday. Governor Mirza Khan Rahimi told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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Helmand consumers owe 120m afs in unpaid power bills

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Jan 25, 2016 - 16:32
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Local Breshna Sherkat (power utility) officials on Monday said some government departments and people owed 120 million afghanis in unpaid electricity bills to the company in southern Helmand province. Provincial Breshna Sherkat...
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Insecurity impedes progress on turbine installation

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Jan 24, 2016 - 17:19
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Provincial council members on Sunday said the third turbine at the Kajaki hydropower dam could not be installed due to growing insecurity in southern Helmand province. Insecurity has increased in Kajaki and Sangin districts,...
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1 killed, 12 injured in Helmand blast

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Jan 22, 2016 - 19:34
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A doctor was killed and a dozen other people were wounded as a result of an explosion in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Friday. The explosion took place in the counternarcotics department at around 4:30pm...
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Working on intelligence plans to combat militants: Qahraman

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Jan 21, 2016 - 17:57
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): President’s special representative for Helmand security Abdul Jabbar Qahraman on Thursday said the ongoing insecurity in the southern province had intelligence dimension that needed to be tackled with intelligence plans...
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Qahraman president’s special envoy for Helmand security

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Jan 20, 2016 - 17:45
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed president’s special representative for Helmand security, Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, on Wednesday said he had prepared several plans to improve the security situation in the restive province. Qahraman, a lower...
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India-supplied gunships to be first used in Helmand

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Jan 20, 2016 - 17:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Indian-supplied Mi-24D gunship helicopters were ready for operations in Afghanistan and they would be first used against insurgents in southern Helmand province, an official said on Wednesday. Indian Prime Minister Nanednra Modi...
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1 worker killed, another wounded in Taliban attack

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Jan 19, 2016 - 21:02
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): One contract employee of the transport department was killed and another injured in a Taliban attack in the southern province of Helmand, an official said on Tuesday.
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Fresh troops sent to troubled Helmand parts: Sarjang

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Jan 19, 2016 - 19:16
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Fresh troops have been deployed to different parts of southern Helmand province, but some security problems remained, officials said on Tuesday.
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High-profile visits to Helmand evoke cynical response

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Jan 17, 2016 - 17:17
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Visits of high-ranking officials to assess the security situationin southern Helmand province are merely for the sake of ostentation, public representatives and civil society activists alleged on Sunday. Some of Helmand...
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Security threats remain in 2 Helmand towns: MoD

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Jan 14, 2016 - 21:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence on Thursday acknowledged security problems remained in Sangin and Khanshin districts of southern Helmand province, but said operations were ongoing there.
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Civilian casualties up by 3pc in Helmand: Rights watchdog

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Jan 14, 2016 - 16:13
LASGHKARGAH (Pajhwok): More than 700 civilians have suffered casualties in the past one year in southern Helmand province, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Thursday. AIHRC official Mohammad Bilal Siddiqui told a...
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Attacker killed in botched Lashkargah car bombing

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Jan 13, 2016 - 14:50
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A suicide attacker detonated his explosives-laden car before reaching his target in Lashkargah city, the capital of southern Helmand province, on Wednesday, an official said. Helmand’s deputy police chief Col. Khan Almas told...
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