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    12 dead as clashes in Sangin enter 3rd day

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Gunbattles between police and insurgents in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province entered the third consecutive day on Sunday. Ten fighters and two policemen have been killed so far.


    No anti-polio drive in Helmand in 3 months

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): No anti-polio vaccination campaign could be launched in parts of southern Helmand province over the past three months due to lack of cooperation from residents, health officia

    Security and Crime

    Afghan forces ready to secure polls in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Thousands of armed militants have been planning to disrupt the presidential runoff vote in southern Helmand province, but Afghan forces have adopted all necessary measures to thwart their evil designs, an official said on Friday.

    Security and Crime

    6 security personnel, civilian killed in Helmand

    LASHKARGA/KABUL (Pajhwok): At least six security personnel and a civilian were killed and two policemen wounded in a clash and bomb blast in southern Helmand province, an official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Group attack on Greshk HQ ends, 7 dead

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Three attackers, as many policemen and a government official were killed as a group attack on the headquarters of Greshk town in southern Helmand province came to an end on Monday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    ISAF pledges to enhance training support for Helmand police

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Helmand police chief on Sunday said ISAF commander in the southwestern zone had promised enhanced support in training the police force in southern Helmand province.

    Business & Economics

    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.


    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.


    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.