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A car bomb has exploded at the entrance of a sports stadium in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan's southwestern province of Helmand, killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens as they were leaving a wrestling match. Aminullah Abed, the head of the province's public health department, said ...
Aminullah Abed, the chief of the province's public health department, said the casualties were received at a hospital in the province's capital, Lashkar Gah, with six of the wounded in critical condition and many others burnt beyond recognition. The explosion occurred after Afghan new year ... Car bomb

Besides the Kandahar TB project, MSF works in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Public Health in Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, in Ahmad Shah Baba Hospital in eastern Kabul and in the maternity of Dasht-e-Barchi District Hospital in western Kabul. It also runs its own maternity hospital in Khost ...
The incident took place outside a sports stadium in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. A wresting match was taking place ... Emergency, an Italian humanitarian organization that operates a surgical center in Lashkar Gah, received several of the victims. "We heard a loud explosion from ...
The suicide attack happened in Lashkar Gah, the capital of opium poppy-rich Helmand province, as spectators were leaving a wrestling match at the stadium, provincial governor spokesman Omar Zwak told AFP. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which Zwak said killed at ... Afghanistan
A car bomb exploded outside a sports stadium in southern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens more, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country. The blast happened in Lashkar Gah as spectators were leaving a wrestling match at the stadium, ...

A suspected suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people and injured dozens more in a car bomb attack on a sports stadium in the Afghan province of Helmand. The blast happened at a wrestling match at the Ghazi Muhammad Ayub Khan stadium in the region's capital Lashkar Gah. The car was ... bomb Afghanistan
"A car bomb blast happened at the entrance gate to the sports stadium in the first Police District of Lashkar Gah city," Helmand province's Police spokesman Salam Afghan told AFP. Helmand governor spokesman Omar Zwak said at least 10 people had been killed and 37 others wounded. "The ... bomb
LASHKAR GAH - To strategize on practical steps toward improving security and fostering economic development in Helmand, one of Afghanistan's most restive provinces, community leaders gathered at a UN-backed symposium in the provincial capitol. At the event, organized by UNAMA's ... peace
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Air raids against illicit drug centers in the poppy growing southern Helmand province have left 13 Taliban fighters dead, said a statement of Miwand Army Corps released here on Wednesday. According to the statement, the airstrikes conducted in the ...
Militants continue to close in on the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, and government forces have sustained heavy losses. Afghan commanders, meanwhile, have pleaded with the US military to intensify airstrikes, a request which Ghani broadly supports. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for Helmand's governor, ...
Afghan security personnel inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, on Saturday. — AFP. KABUL — The Taliban has called for direct talks with the US to find a “peaceful solution” to the conflict in Afghanistan, in an apparent policy reversal after months of escalating ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- A white unmarked Toyota pickup truck carries 10 armed young fighters to a frontline. All are dressed like Taliban fighters, with most wearing black or dark green khet partug -- a long loose tunic and baggy pants. All are wearing the distinctive black or white turbans preferred by ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- Afghan police are needed to protect people and government institutions in remote districts across Afghanistan's largest province, Helmand. Instead, police officers and soldiers from the restive districts in the southern province are being deployed to protect senior officials and ...
LASHKAR GAH, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. LASHKAR GAH, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 24, 2018 shows a damaged vehicle at the site of a car bomb attack in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 24, 2018. At least five people, including two assailants, were ...
Security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said several people were wounded in Saturday's attack in the Shash Darak area of Kabul, near NATO headquarters and not far from ...

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- A suicide car bombing ripped through a main road in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday morning, local police said. The blast occurred roughly at 9:05 a.m. local time (0435 GMT), causing casualties and destruction in the city, capital of ...
A suicide attacker also injured at least eight people when he detonated a car bomb in the city of Lashkar Gah, the regional capital, Helmand provincial spokesman Omar Zwak told CNN. Two policemen, women and children were among those hurt in the blast, Zwak said. Ahmadi, the Taliban spokesman, ...
LASHKAR GAH, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. LASHKAR GAH, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 24, 2018 shows a damaged vehicle at the site of a car bomb attack in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 24, 2018. At least five people, including two assailants, were ...
A suicide attacker also injured at least eight people when he detonated a car bomb in the city of Lashkar Gah, the regional capital, Helmand provincial spokesman Omar Zwak told CNN. Two policemen, women and children were among those hurt in the blast, Zwak said. Ahmadi, the Taliban spokesman, ...
In a second suicide bombing attack near another military base in Helmand's capital city Lashkar Gah, one security person was killed and seven civilians wounded, Zwak said. Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for both suicide attacks in Helmand province. Source: TRTWorld ...
A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west, authorities said. Interior Ministry ...
Security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said several people were wounded in Saturday's attack in the Shash Darak area of Kabul, near NATO headquarters and not far from ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- A suicide car bombing ripped through a main road in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday morning, local police said. The blast occurred roughly at 9:05 a.m. local time (0435 GMT), causing casualties and destruction in the city, capital of ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- A white unmarked Toyota pickup truck carries 10 armed young fighters to a frontline. All are dressed like Taliban fighters, with most wearing black or dark green khet partug -- a long loose tunic and baggy pants. All are wearing the distinctive black or white turbans preferred by ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A Taliban infiltrator killed 16 members of a pro-government militia force in the insurgency ridden southern province of Helmand when he turned his gun on men who he had worked with for months, officials said on Monday. The Afghan security agency had set up the ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- Afghan police are needed to protect people and government institutions in remote districts across Afghanistan's largest province, Helmand. Instead, police officers and soldiers from the restive districts in the southern province are being deployed to protect senior officials and ...
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's suicide bomber surrendered to the Afghan National Security Forces in the city of Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand Province. The suicide bomber was reportedly supposed to conduct a suicide attack in the city, but he refused to do it and surrendered to the authorities.
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish Air and Land Forces clashed with the Syrian Democratic Forces' YPG in Rajo and Bulbul subdistricts, as neither side made significant advances in Afrin region. Reports suggest that two elements of the YPG were killed during the clashes in Rajo ...
Turner added that roads around key cities have become safer and a civilian airport reopened in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, leading to a greater sense of security for residents. During the briefing, Turner cited gains made in the administrative center of Nawa as an example of success in the Task ...
In this photograph taken on August 27, 2017, a US Marine watches Afghan Commandos take part in a combat training exercise at Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. AFP FILE. WASHINGTON, United States — A map showing paths taken by users of an exercise tracking app reveals ...
LASHKAR GAH: The governor of the western Afghan province of Farah resigned on Thursday after months of increased fighting that have fuelled protests by residents fearful that Taliban militants could threaten the provincial capital. Mohammad Aref Shah Jahan blamed political interference and corruption ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- One assailant was killed and three people injured when a suicide car bombing struck a security checkpoint in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand on Saturday, sources said. "The assailant died on the spot and two army soldiers and a civilian ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of men, women and children who have been maimed in the conflict and terrorist attacks in war-plagued Afghanistan often visit the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) orthopedic center in Lashkar Gah. Lashkar Gah is the capital city of ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- An insider attack against police in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province claimed the lives of nine police personnel on Thursday, a local official said. "A man in police uniform, obviously affiliated with the armed militants, opened fire on police personnel in ...
... talks on his radio as Afghan National Army soldiers Getty Images. A U.S. Marine looks on as he talks on his radio as Afghan National Army soldiers clear the road during a training exercise to deal with IEDs (improvised explosive devices) at the Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.
But after combat operations ended in 2014, security in the province faltered and the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, was on the verge of falling to the insurgents in 2016. The local army corps was disintegrating under poor leadership and corruption, so NATO scrambled an ad hoc Army advisory group to ...
In addition ACF provided cash assistance to prolonged IDPs in areas such as Lashkar Gah, Helmand and is working to combat malnutrition in Ghor, Helmand and Kabul through integrated response of screening, treatment, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and MHCP (Mental Health and Care ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and four others injured as a roadside bombing struck a vehicle in Washir district of the southern Helmand province on Wednesday, spokesman for provincial government Omar Zawak said. "The gruesome incident occurred in ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Up to 21 Taliban militants were killed in southern Afghan province of Helmand as Afghan and coalition forces continued in mopping-up operations, provincial government spokesman said Monday. The latest operations and airstrikes in Gereshk and ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Casualties were feared after an explosion rocked near a police station in Lashkar Gah, capital of Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, a local official said. "A blast occurred near 505 Bost Police Zone in Lashkar Gah at around midday.
Unicef programmes run across the world, such as in this classroom in Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan. AFP/NOOR MOHAMMAD. Henrietta Holsman Fore has become executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres announced today that she will ...
A car bomb explosion outside a bank in the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand province has killed dozens of civilians and soldiers who were waiting at a bank to collect their pay. The Helmand governor's office said that at least 29 people had died and more than 60 were wounded in the attack ...
Afghan soldiers inspect damaged military vehicles after a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province. (Reuters file). WASHINGTON — The Taliban are openly active in 70 percent of Afghanistan's districts, fully controlling 4 percent of the country and demonstrating an open physical presence in ...
He recalled how he had met four brothers in Lashkar Gah who had 25 children between them. He said each of the brothers had refused to let their children be helped, insisting that the injections contained the urine of foreigners. He added, “Finally, with the help of a religious scholar, we convinced the family ...
This photo shows Kali Branstetter, left, with her brother, Kenneth, during his graduation ceremony during boot camp in 2008 for the U.S. Marine ...
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Thirteen militants were killed and five others wounded in southern Afghan province of ...
... five days ago,” said Naimatullah, 22, commander of a small unit of Afghan policemen holding the front on the northern edge of Lashkar Gah.
Saifullah was 16 when a British special forces team raided his family's compound in Qala-e-Bost, east of Lashkar Gah. In an interview with The ...


 

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