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    Security and Crime,Accidents & Disasters

    4 killed, 9 injured in Kandahar incidents

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): One person was killed and nine others injured in a traffic accident in southern Kandahar province, where three persons had been found dead under mysterious circumstances, officials said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    5 civilians killed, 5 wounded in Kandahar blasts

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least five civilians were killed and as many wounded in two separate bomb explosions in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, officials said.

    Security and Crime,Education

    School principal, policeman killed in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a high school principal in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    Killing Pashtun leaders a Punjabi plot: Gen. Raziq

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Kandahar province on Saturday accused the Punjabi Taliban of being behind the killing spree of Pashtun elders on both sides of the Durand Line.

    Security and Crime

    Kandahar's deputy governor dies in gun attack

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The deputy governor of southern Kandahar province, Abdul Qayum Patyal, on Sunday died in hospital of serious wounds he sustained in a gun attack by unknown assailants, a doctor confirmed.

    Security and Crime

    8 including women killed in fresh violence

    KANDAHAR/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Six insurgents and two women have been killed and a dozen others, including rebels and civilians, injured during separate incidents in Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Thursday.


    Dead among Kandahar PC seat winners

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two dead men -- Hashmat Khalil Karzai and Khan Mohammad Afghan are on the list of successful candidates for the Kandahar provincial council (PC).

    Security and Crime

    Offensive to drive militants from Ghorak begins

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A major security operation has been launched to flush out armed insurgents from the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, police said on Monday.

    Business & Economics

    Kandahar, Lashkargah plunge into darkness

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Power cables from the Kajaki dam to two major cities in southern Afghanistan have been cut during a clash between insurgents and security forces, an official said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    Security personnel among 8 killed

    KANDAHAR CITY/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two security officials have been killed in separate incidents in southern Kandahar province, authorities said on Saturday.