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    Pajhwok Afghan News Sms Alert


    Security and Crime

    NATO airstrike kills 14 militants in Zabul

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Fourteen insurgents were killed when NATO aircrafts pounded their positions during an ongoing ground and air offensive in southern Zabul province, the Afghan military said on Saturday.


    Flawed survey halts aid to Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An inaccurate survey prompted donor agencies to stop aid to some government departments in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday.


    India pledges sustained support to Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): During a visit to southern Kandahar province on Monday, the Indian ambassador pledged New Delhi’s sustained support for the war-torn country’s social and development affairs.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Snow lashes Kandahar for 1st time in 30 years

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The southern province of Kandahar was lashed by snow for the first time in three decades on the night between Sunday and Monday, raising hopes among farmers and orchard owners for adequate water availability.


    Daman residents protest against municipality

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday held a protest against the municipality’s installation of garbage bins in front of their houses.

    Security and Crime

    Policeman dies in Kandahar blast

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A policeman was killed in a suicide bombing in southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said.


    2,230 appear in Kandahar entry test

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Of the 2,316 registered candidates, 2,230 including 300 girls appeared in the university entry in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.


    80% Kandaharis facing acute water shortage

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Residents of the southern Kandahar province complained they were facing acute shortage of potable water.

    Security and Crime

    2 civilians also died in Zherai attack

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two civilians had been killed the suicide attack when bombers stormed the joint US-Afghan troops’ forward operating base in Zherai district of southern Kandahar province, officials said Tuesday.

    Business & Economics

    Kandahar development fund not released on time

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Shortage of development budget left negative impact on development activities in southern Kandahar province, an official said Monday.