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    38 rebels perish in Kandahar offensive

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 38 militants have been killed during operations in the Panjwai and Maiwand districts of southern Kandahar province, police said on Tuesday.


    President suggests tribal council in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday urged authorities in southern Kandahar province to constitute a grand tribal council to play an advisory role in forging liaison and coordination.


    3 new polio cases detected in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials in the southern Kandahar province reported three new cases of polio on Tuesday after a gap of 20 months.

    Security and Crime

    Security personnel accused of killing 6 civilians

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Khakrez district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday accused security forces of killing six members of a family, including women and children, in a mortar fire incident.

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    Civilians among 15 dead in Kandahar violence

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Two separate roadside bomb explosions killed six people and injured several others, including children, in southern Kandahar province, where nine militants were also killed, officials said on Tuesday.

    Security and Crime

    Landmine kills a villager in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A blast by landmines has killed on villager and injured four others in southern Kandahar province’s Zerai district, an official said on Tuesday.

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    Taliban claim of district’s fall rejected

    KAMDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Thursday claimed capturing the Registan district of southern Kandahar province, but the authorities rejected the assertion as exaggerated.

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    5 policemen killed in Maiwad bomb attack

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five policemen were killed in a suicide bomb attack in southern Kandahar province, where the militants hanged a civilian, on Wednesday, an official said.


    Call for infrastructure projects in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of youth on Tuesday staged a protest in southern Kandahar province, asking the new government to launch key infrastructure projects there.

    Business & Economics

    Gas price hike blamed on smuggling

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The smuggling of liquefied gas to Pakistan has resulted in increased prices of the commodity in southern Kandahar province, dealers alleged on Thursday.