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 Kandahar (Qandahar) Province, Afghanistan

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updated Fri. May 4, 2018

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Today, the term Kandahar evokes mostly memories of the IC-814 hijack. It appears infrequently in the news, in context of our projects in Afghanistan, or terrorist attacks. However, for a long time in history, the affairs of Kandahar commanded considerable attention in India. Afghanistan was the favoured ...
The envoy said the opening of diplomatic missions in Herat and Kandahar would help further cement relations between the two countries. Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi termed the opening of Turkish consulates a positive step in promoting relations between the two countries. The diplomatic office in ...

News TV journalist, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on his way to work in Kandahar City on Wednesday. Kandahar-based journalists organised a gathering and condemned the murder. Abdul Sami Ghairatmal, a representative of the journalist protection organisation NAI, told Pajhwok Afghan News ...
In Kandahar, Afghanistan, gunmen assassinated Afghan journalist Abdul Manan Arghand Tuesday as he was driving his car during the morning rush hour. Police say two attackers riding on a motorcycle fled the scene and remain at large. The killing has already had a chilling effect on Afghan reporters.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today said absence of a "hard mind set" against terrorism led the Indian government to 'compromise' during the 1999 Kandahar hijacking case by releasing three terrorists to secure the release of nearly 190 passengers. He asserted that there should be zero tolerance ...
While the low voter registration turnout in the country prevails, the Independent Election Commission's update for the first week of the process shows Kabul and Kandahar were the two leading provinces in terms of numbers of people who registered. The IEC on Tuesday issued its first weekly report, after ...

Security officials in Afghanistan, both local and foreign, visited Kandahar province on Monday and called on the residents to participate in the election process. The delegation to the southern province included Afghan Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak, National Directorate Security (NDS) chief Mohammad Masoom ...
The officials visited Kandahar to assess the security situation in the province and said security forces are trying to ensure security is maintained at voting centers across the country. The Afghan security officials also said they would do everything possible to ensure the people's safety on election day.
Activists in Kandahar have called for religious scholars, Ulema, and local residents to raise their voices through mosques and local communities in support of peace. The Kandahar peace convoy will soon travel to villages to garner support among the people and to call for religious scholars to send out ...
Activists in Kandahar have called for religious scholars, Ulema, and local residents to raise their voices through mosques and local communities in support of peace. The Kandahar peace convoy will soon travel to villages to garner support among the people and to call for religious scholars to send out ...
It's not just spiders, scorpions and snakes for the Cardiff man in charge of pest control at Kandahar air base. 06 Apr 2018. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Twitter · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Email; Share. Share this with. These are external links and will open in a new ...
HPC chairman Mohammad Karim Khalili addressed participants at the conference on Tuesday morning and called the Taliban a movement and said that the foundation of Afghanistan was forged in Kandahar and it is hoped that the process of establishing peace and stability will start from Kandahar ...
The Afghan boy arrived at the U.S. military hospital in Kandahar with severe burns from the chest down. He was about 5. "I knew as soon as I saw him it was just too much surface area," says Kit Parker, who, at the time, was an Army Civil Affairs officer working with Afghan villagers. "I knew he was going to ...
Local officials confirmed the explosion, which they said had been a magnetic IED that was detonated against an army vehicle. Thumbnail. At least two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded early Saturday in Kandahar province, local officials confirmed. According to the officials the explosion ...
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers were injured as a roadside bomb struck an Afghan army vehicle in Kandahar city the capital of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, spokesman for provincial government Qudratuallah Khoshbakht said. "A roadside bomb organized by ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Efforts had been accelerated to stop the imports of uncertified food items from illegal smuggling routes in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Earlier, Pajhwok Afghan News had published a report regarding the import of some food item through illegal ...
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Wesa said Kandahar needed assistance in areas of health, education and agriculture and added people of remote areas faced these problems the most. The governor said the US should help Kandahar resolve its irrigation water scarcity and meet electricity demand.

trade center built by a businesswoman in the capital of southern Kandahar province. Deputy governor Abdul Hanan Munib, who inaugurated the market building named “Afghan Sisters Market” in Kandahar City, said the government was trying to improve women's economic situation and pave the ground for ...
(MoPH) on Friday said two positive polio cases have recently been registered in Kandahar and Kunar provinces. A statement from MoPH received by Pajhwok Afghan News, said the cases were detected in Ghazi Abad district of Kunar and Shah Walikot district of Kandahar province. “These two children ...
An IWPR story about the sole female prosecutor working in the Afghan province of Kandahar has sparked domestic and international attention as well as being hailed as a huge inspiration by local women. The story, about 26-year-old Zainab and her work in Kandahar's attorney general's office, was picked ...
At least seven people were killed in a road accident on Wednesday on the Kandahar-Herat Highway in the country's south-west, local officials confirmed. The accident happened in Maiwand district when a passenger bus and car collided, the provincial governor's spokesman Qudratullah Khoshbakht said.
Ambassador John R. Bass returned from his first visit to Kandahar late Monday following two days of meetings with local officials and NATO and US Forces-Afghanistan military leaders based there, the US embassy said in a statement. "The representatives of Kandahar with whom I met showed me great ...
Ambassador John R. Bass returned from his first visit to Kandahar late Monday following two days of meetings with local officials and NATO and US Forces-Afghanistan military leaders based there, the US embassy said in a statement. "The representatives of Kandahar with whom I met showed me great ...
A convoy of vehicles reportedly transporting foreign forces was targeted on Sunday morning in Daman district in Kandahar province. Early reports stated the troops targeted were from the unit responsible for the security of the Kandahar airport. Officials said at least two civilians were wounded in the incident ...
A Shariat faculty graduate, Faiz said there was no female prosecutor in Kandahar earlier. As a result, she recalled, women faced problems in terms of litigation. But now she is determined to help them out. A mother of two children, the official said going to work in Kandahar was full of risks for women. Faiz is ...
Kabul, Mar 8 (IBNS): At least four policemen were killed after militants attacked a police base in Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday night, reports said. Thee other personnel were wounded, officials said. The attack started at around 8:30 pm at police headquarters in Spin Boldak district of the ...
militants were killed in two hours of an airstrike called in after a large number of the rebels stormed a security post in Maiwand district of southern Kandahar province last night, an official said Thursday. Insurgents who had assembled from various parts of Kandahar and neighboring Helmand province, ...
At least four policemen were killed after insurgents attacked a police base in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday night, security sources confirmed. In addition, three other policemen were wounded in the attack. The attack stared at about 8:30pm local time at police headquarters in Spin Boldak ...
At least four policemen were killed after insurgents attacked a police base in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday night, security sources confirmed. In addition, three other policemen were wounded in the attack. The attack stared at about 8:30pm local time at police headquarters in Spin Boldak district of the province ...
A group of fighters wearing army uniforms kidnapped 30 people, including 19 policemen, after stopping a bus on Tuesday night at the border between Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces. "There were civilians in the bus as well and we are trying to identify the people kidnapped in the attack," Qudratullah ...
In a newly released Taliban video, the group documented an overnight assault on a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. The base was situated in the highly contested district of Khakrez, where the Taliban has overrun several military outposts and took control of the district center for a short ...
The Afghanistan government has signed an agreement with two EPCs, local firm Zularistan Energy for Afghanistan (ZEFA) and Turkey's 77, to set up a 15MW solar PV project each in Kandahar, in the south of the country. Naqibullah Hasanzai, procurement manager at ZEFA, told PV Tech that the capacity ...
KANDAHAR - Discussing the challenges faced by women in the southern region of the country, a group of women singled out education as a priority need. In an open forum with the Kandahar regional office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), a group of women gathered to ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A television journalist was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday morning. Abdul Manan Arghand was killed by unknown motorcyclists at about 9am in Yarana Market of Kandahar City, a relative of the victim said.
A health center in Kandahar Province is seeing more female patients and healthy deliveries as a result of community campaigns to raise public awareness and increase trust in health care services. The campaigns are part of the efforts of the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) ...
Colonel Janan Mama, the commander of the Crisis Response Unit (CRU) for the Kandahar Border Police, was killed in an explosion early Wednesday, local security officials confirmed. Three of his bodyguards were wounded in the incident, police added. The incident happened in Kandahar city at about ...
On Wednesday, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a bombing in the southern Kandahar province. The attack left five people ... A Kandahar police spokesman said Colonel Janan Mama, commander of the border rapid reaction force, three of his police bodyguards and a civilian were killed in the blast.
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A roadside bomb hit a convoy of foreign troops but caused no causalities in the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Sunday, an official said. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the NATO info-icon Resolute Support mission's convoy was ...
Hundreds of people blocked the highway connecting two biggest Afghan cities of Kabul and Kandahar expressing their protest against a deadly attack ... Hundreds of enraged residents on Saturday blocked the Kabul-Kandahar highway to protest civilian deaths blamed on gunmen wearing Afghan military ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A man shot injured his wife before turning the gun on himself in Daman district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Guman village of the district. Faiz Mohammad ...
In a newly released Taliban video, the group documented an overnight assault on a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. The base was situated in the highly contested district of Khakrez, where the Taliban has overrun several military outposts and took control of the district center for a short ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): With their number reaching 13 after inauguration of an advanced egg producing farm, the layer chicken industry in southern Kandahar province meets 40 percent of local demand. The newly-built professional farm is opened in Daman district and it has the capacity to produce ...
Afghan girls attend a painting class in Kandahar city, capital of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2018. More than 70,000 girls, according to provincial officials, are currently studying in schools in Kandahar, but few of them will complete 12th grade and hence will not graduate from high ...
(New York) – The Afghan government and US military should investigate reports that Afghan special forces summarily executed civilians in Kandahar province during military operations from January 31 to February 1, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Security personnel found to be responsible for ...
The Afghanistan government has signed an agreement with two EPCs, local firm Zularistan Energy for Afghanistan (ZEFA) and Turkey's 77, to set up a 15MW solar PV project each in Kandahar, in the south of the country. Naqibullah Hasanzai, procurement manager at ZEFA, told PV Tech that the capacity ...
At least 35 insurgents were killed in Afghan forces airstrike in southern Kandahar province in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) claimed on Wednesday. The airstrike was launched in Nesh district of the province to clear the area of insurgents, the MoD said in a statement, adding that a ...
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- At least 43 militants were killed and more than 20 others injured following airstrikes in southern Afghan province of Kandahar overnight, provincial police chief said Tuesday. "Afghan National Army (ANA) Air Force targeted Taliban militants after they attacked ...
in southern Kandahar province have asked the central government to provide them with jobs in order to give their children a decent life. Saima, 36, a resident of 2nd police district of Kandahar City, the provincial capital, said her husband was killed in a landmine blast, leaving behind her, their three children ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Accompanied by a delegation, Ahmad Wali Massoud during a trip to southern Kandahar province on Wednesday said 80 percent of the Afghans “are unsatisfied with the ongoing situation in their country.” Speaking at a press conference in Kandahar City, Massoud said that he ...
KANDARHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An unidentified gunman shot dead three police personnel in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, an official said. A well-placed source, who did not wanted to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Faqeer Baba Street in ...


 

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