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    Security and Crime

    Weesa orders security boost on highways, borders

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The Kandahar governor on Wednesday directed security organs to pay greater heed to security on highways and borders.

    Security and Crime,Interviews

    Foreign troops leaving southern provinces

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A senior Afghan military official said on Wednesday foreign troops were preparing to leave southern provinces, where they had so far transferred 188 military bases to local counterparts.


    Prison congestion causes stomach, skin diseases

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Inmates of the main prison in southern Kandahar province are suffering from a number of ailments, including skin diseases, due to lack of space, local authorities say.


    New facilities being added to Kandahar airport

     KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Several projects worth hundreds of million of dollars have been completed and others are underway to add new facilities to the Kandahar airport, an official said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    15 police wounded in insider assault

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): At least 15 Public Order Police members were injured on Wednesday when a colleague opened fire at them in southern Kandahar province, an official said.


    Modern slaughterhouse inaugurated in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The governor on Monday inaugurated a modern slaughterhouse in southern Kandahar province.


    Cabbies rally against traffic officials

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Taxi drivers on Sunday staged a protest in front of the transport department in southern Kandahar province, alleging traffic police ill-treated them.

    Security and Crime

    NATO troops among 15 injured in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Eight NATO-led troops were among 15 others sustained injuries on Friday when a suicide bomber on foot attacked a joint Afghan-ISAF forces’ convoy on a highway in southern Kandahar province, officials said.

    Accidents & Disasters

    4 die, 100 injured in Kandahar accidents

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Four people have been killed and nearly 100 sustained injuries in traffic accidents during Eidul Fitr holidays in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Sunday.

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    Kandahar gardeners eye foreign market for berries

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Orchard owners have reported an increased yield of berries in southern Kandahar province this year, linking the hike to timely rains and an absence of crop diseases. They expect a huge quantity of berries being exported to foreign countries.