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    Governance

    Punjabi militants leading Sangin battle

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A video clip received by Pajhwok Afghan News shows Urdu-speaking Pakistani militants leading the battle for the Sangin district in southern Helmand province.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban execute 17 retreating fighters in Sangin

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Taliban commanders had reportedly killed their 17 fighters who retreated from the battle in Sangin district of southern Helmand province and moved to safe havens, an official said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    5 civilians killed in Helmand unrest

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Five civilians were killed and four others wounded during two separate incidents of violence in southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Naeem warns against fresh attacks after Eid

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The governor on Sunday claimed militants were planning to launch massive attacks in Sangin and nearby districts of southern Helmand province after Eidul Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.



    Security and Crime

    Violation of prisoners’ rights alleged

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) alleged on Saturday that authorities were depriving prisoners of their fundamental rights.



    Security and Crime

    1,000 kg of opium seized in Helmand: MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Friday claimed around 1,000 kilograms of opium had been seized during an offensive in southern Helmand province.



    Security and Crime

    PC runner, religious scholar killed in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A provincial council (PC) candidate, a religious scholar and two others have been killed during separate security incidents in southern Helmand province, officials said on Tuesday.



    Reconstruction

    $2.89m Greshk storage facility never used

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A $2.89 million storage facility in southern Helmand province has never been used and is not being maintained, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan’s Reconstruction said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    NDS sends aid to war-displaced families

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has dispatched edible and non-edible items to war-affected and displaced families of southern Helmand province.



    Security and Crime

    Sangin fighting blamed on weak command

     

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed provincial police chief said on Tuesday the fighting in Sangin district of southern Helmand had prolonged because of weak command and negligence.