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    $26m NSP funds for Kandahar may be frozen

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Authorities in Kandahar on Monday said $26 million National Solidarity Programme (NSP) funds meant for public welfare projects in the southern province remained unspent for different reasons.

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    1 civilian killed, 3 wounded in blasts

    KANDHAR/LASHKARGAH (PAN): One civilian has been killed and three others wounded in two separate explosions in southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Thursday.

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    15 bombs found in Panjwai mosque defused

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Police defused 15 bombs they recovered from a mosque in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday.

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    Afghan forces have suppressed rebels: Weesa

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan forces have been able to suppress rebels and maintain security on their own in three troubled districts of southern Kandahar province, the governor said on Wednesday.


    Security posts to be removed from schools

    KANDAHAR (PAN): A number of school buildings in southern Kandahar are being used as security posts, but officials of education department say they are trying to remove the checkpoints.

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    2 police shot dead in Kandahar City

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  Two policemen were gunned down on Sunday by suspected militants in a hit-and-run attack in this capital city of southern Kandahar province, the Taliban’s birthplace, an official said.

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    4 US troops among 29 injured in Kandahar blast

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 25 civilians and four American troops sustained injuries when a suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces in a bazaar in southern Kandahar province on Thursday, officials said.

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    Weesa asks ISAF to stop night-time exercises

    KANDAHAR (PAN): Toryalai Weesa, governor of the southern Kandahar province on Tuesday asked foreign forces to stop military exercises during nights which perturbed local residents.

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    Police officer kills 2 militants in trade fire

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A border police officer shot dead two militants who attacked him in the capital of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Thursday.


    Kandahar school reopens after 8 years

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A middle school for boys reopened in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, eight years after it was closed due to insecurity, an official said.