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    Security and Crime

    Kandahar offensive leaves 32 militants dead

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least 32 militants, including two suicide bombers, were killed during a clearing operation in Maiwand, Panjwai and Zherai districts of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.



    Governance,Culture

    Ghani, Abdullah attend Hashmat’s memorial service

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Both presidential candidates Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday attended a memorial service for President Hamid Karzai’s slain cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai in southern Kandahar province.



    Security and Crime

    Over 100 rebels who fled Sangin killed in Zheri

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): More than 100 militants have been killed during an operation launched about two weeks ago in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.



    Education

    Taliban have closed all schools in Mianshin: official

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Insecurity, lack of healthcare services and schools are the main problems being faced by residents of the Mianshin district of southern Kandahar province, the district chief has said.



    Reconstruction

    Power restored to Kandahar City, Lashkargah

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Cables carrying electricity from the Kajaki hydro power plant to Kandahar City and Lashkargah were repaired on Friday, about one and a half months later they were cut off during clashes between security forces and militants in the Sangin district of southern Helmand province.



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    Registan police chief killed along with 5 guards

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for Registan district of southern Kandahar province was killed along with five colleagues during a clash that left seven insurgents dead on Saturday, an official said.



    Education

    Millions plundered in name of salaries

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents claim tens of thousands of afghanis, which are released by the education department in the name of teacher salaries, end up in pockets of a few individuals in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province.



    Health

    10,000 Kandahar children hit by diarrhea

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): As many as 10,000 children were infected by diarrhea over the past four months in southern Kandahar province, an official and residents said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Bike bomb kills two police in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A remote-controlled bomb attached to a motorcycle killed two policemen on Tuesday, an official said.



    Governance

    Civil society stresses election credibility

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Expressing their concern over the current deadlock, civil society representatives in southern Kandahar province on Thursday stressed the need for credibility of the presidential election.