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    Accidents & Disasters,Culture

    Famous folk singer Haji Bakht dies

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Haji Bakht, one of the popular folk singers, died from a protracted illness a day earlier and was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in southern Kandahar province, family sources said on Tuesday.


    Work on building for vaccination centre begins

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a building for the vaccination centre exclusively established for southern provinces in the capital of southern Kandahar province was launched on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Parents of slain minor girl seek justice

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The parents of a two-year-old slain girl on Thursday accused their neighbours of mercilessly killing their daughter and security forces of taking no action against the murderers.

    Security and Crime,Education

    Kandahar University teachers, students freed

    GHAZNI CITY/KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have released abducted teachers and students of the Kandahar University in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday.


    Dozens of insurgents eliminated in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Thirty-two armed rebels, including six suicide bombers, were killed and several others detained in separate operations in southern Kandahar province, officials claimed on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Benawa editor-in-chief detained

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The editor-in-chief of Benawa webpage was detained by intelligence operatives in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, an official said.

    Security and Crime,EducationNo details available

    Taliban take kidnapped teachers to Pakistan

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have taken to Pakistan 10 of the 34 Kandahar University teachers they kidnapped two weeks ago, an official said on Tuesday.

    Security and Crime

    7 suicide bombers holed up in civilian house

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok):  Security forces have surrounded a house in Kandahar City where at least seven suicide bombers are believed to be holed up, an official said on Saturday.


    Polling station runs out of ballot papers

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Ballot papers were exhausted at a polling station in southern Kandahar City hours after the voting process began here at 7am on Saturday.

    Security and CrimeNo details available

    Militants kidnap 34 Kandahar varsity teachers

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Suspected militants on Tuesday abducted 34 Kandahar University teachers in Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said.