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    Security and Crime

    3 young footballers killed as rocket hits playground

    KANDAHDAR CITY (PAN): Three young boys playing football were killed and four others wounded when a rocket allegedly fired by insurgents hit a playground in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.

    Business & Economics,Features

    Vocational courses empower Kandahar women

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite a budget shortage, the Women’s Affairs Department in southern Kandahar province has been able to train hundreds of women in various skills to help them become self-reliant, an official said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    Militants join peace process in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A group of five militants joined the government-initiated peace process in southern Kandahar on Thursday, an official said.

    Business & Economics

    5 more factories open in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five more factories were inaugurated on Thursday in southern Kandahar province, taking the number of such entities at the industrial park to 86.

    Business & Economics

    Kandahar fruit exports up by 30pc

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Trader representatives on Wednesday said fresh and dried fruits worth $59 million were exported from southern Kandahar province this solar year, indicating a 30 percent surge.

    Security and Crime

    Group involved in target killings busted

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) detained a 15-member group allegedly involved in target killings and bomb blasts in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    Commanders among 9 rebels eliminated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Nine militants, including two commanders, have been killed in different security incidents in Ghazni and Kandahar provinces, officials said.

    Security and Crime

    6 suicide vests, arms seized in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Afghan security and foreign forces have seized six suicide vests and weapons in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province, officials said Wednesday.


    $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.

    Security and Crime

    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.