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Travel by road between the capital and southern Kandahar province, a traditional Taliban heartland, is considered dangerous because of large swaths ... A lawmaker in the Afghan Parliament, Mohammad Arif Rahmani, said the district governor, intelligence service director and a deputy police official ... Taliban
Travel by road between the capital and southern Kandahar province, a traditional Taliban heartland, is considered dangerous because of large swaths that are ..... The announcement by the maritime safety authority in the coastal province of Fujian coincided with remarks by President Xi Jinping on the importance of ...

The police chief spoke inside his heavily guarded compound in the center of Kandahar, capital of the eponymous province that was the birthplace of the ... People are [distancing themselves from] the government, they don't have any unity, and there is no understanding among the government [officials].". Afghanistan
People stand near the bodies of district officials inside the Khuja Omari district compound after a deadly attack in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 12, 2018. ... Travel by road between the capital and southern Kandahar province, a traditional Taliban heartland, is considered dangerous because of ... Afghan government
Women in the southern province of Kandahar are still routinely being denied access to their rightful inheritance by male family members, an IWPR investigation has ... Other officials denied this was the case, with various agencies giving different figures for the number of cases being dealt with by the system.

At least two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were wounded early Saturday in Kandahar province, local officials confirmed. According to the officials the explosion occurred around 07:00 am local time when a magnetic mine placed on an Army Ranger was detonated in PD10 Kandahar city. However, a source said ... soldiers
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 ... Officials properly check the imported food item's certificates and then forward them for tariff.
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of teachers in southern Kandahar province have been not paid their salaries for months, negatively impacting their ... Education Department spokesman Nazar Mohammad Samimi acknowledged salaries of around 3,900 permanent teachers, officials, and 1,400 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The U.S. military said Monday it carried out an airstrike that killed the northern commander of the Islamic State group's Afghan affiliate. U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said the strike Thursday in Faryab province killed Qari Hekmatullah and his bodyguard. Afghan military officials had confirmed Hekmatullah's ... Taliban
has transferred all polling stations to schools and mosques in southern Kandahar province, governor's office said on Sunday. The decision came late on Sunday at a southern zone-level meeting, which was attended by IEC representatives, as well as civilian and military officials, a statement from ...
KANDAHAR (AFP) - A German national has been arrested with the Taleban in Afghanistan's insurgency-racked Helmand province, officials told AFP late on Wednesday (Feb 28), a rare example of a European among the insurgents. "A man with a long beard, wearing a black turban who identified himself ...
The video, entitled “From the Fronts of Khakrez,” was released today on Voice of Jihad, the Taliban's official propaganda website. The Taliban described Khakrez as “one of the strategic northern districts of Kandahar province which has experienced Jihadi triumphs over the course of last and this year ...
In the second incident, a police checkpoint in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province came under attack by the Taliban fighters leaving six policemen dead ... A senior Taliban official based in Doha told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that the group invites US officials to its political office in Qatar to discuss a ...

Provincial officials said the suspect would be interrogated about how he ended up with the Taliban. Omar Zwak, Helmand governor's spokesperson, told VOA the suspect was transferred to Kandahar for further investigation. An Afghan general from the 215 Corps told BBC that the suspect is in U.S military ...
23, 2018 shows a Black Hawk helicopter during a handover ceremony between the U.S. forces and the Afghan air force in Kandahar Province, south Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Sanaullah Seiam) ... A Pentagon official told lawmakers the conflict is now costing $45 billion a year. It is a disturbingly exorbitant cost ...
Officials said Tuesday the overnight multi-prong rebel assault to capture Nesh in Kandahar province could not succeed due to the timely arrival of local and foreign air support. Provincial police chief General Abdul Raziq told VOA airstrikes inflicted heavy casualties on the assailants before they retreated ...
A Green Beret with the 7th Special Forces Group stands guard during a meeting with members of the Afghan Local Police in a village in Kandahar Province. ... In it's rollout of the proposed $686 billion Defense Department budget, Pentagon officials say it allows SOCom to focus on "delivering innovative, ...
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 ... The strikes forced scores of the other militants to flee the scene before they clash with the security forces, the police official added.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least six local police have been killed in a Taliban attack on their checkpoints in southern Helmand province. District police chief Amanullah, who goes by only one name, said Saturday eight others were wounded in the previous night's attack in ...
KABUL, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Afghan security forces killed 20 armed militants in Taliban former stronghold Kandahar province over the past 24 hours, spokesman for Defense Ministry General Dawlat Waziri said Thursday. Addressing a press conference here, the official said that the security forces in ...
20 assault on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel "conceded his son was trained in Chaman of Balochistan Province of Pakistan by the InterServices Intelligence of Pakistan." Chaman is a Pakistani border town located opposite Afghanistan's Spin Boldak in southern Kandahar province. Kandahar was the ...
Hassan Reza Yusufi, a member of Ghazni's elected provincial council, told VOA that a counterinsurgency military operation was underway in the area, and the ... Separately, a suicide car bomber Friday evening hit an Afghan police convoy in the southern city of Kandahar, killing at least four members of the ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four people have been killed and 12 others wounded in a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Police spokesman Zia Durrani told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place late on Friday when a suicide bomber struck a police ...
Taliban fighters peacefully surrender their arms during a meeting with Afghan government officials as part of the government's peace and reintegration ... Former Taleban fighters warn that the peace process has completely stalled in the southern province of Kandahar, where the High Peace Council (HPC) ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Indonesian Ambassador Arif Rhaman has said his country allocated 500 scholarships for Kandahar province. The envoy expressed the view during a meeting with Governor Zalmai Weesa, provincial council members and other officials in Kandahar City, the capital of southern ...
Officials and farmers in Kandahar are celebrating both bumper crops and rising exports of the province's famously fine pomegranates. This fruit has always been an important harvest in Afghanistan, and production has revived over the last decade. In Kandahar, once the epicentre of Taleban power and still ...
Helmand and Kandahar have proven to be the key provinces in the fight against the Taliban following the first wave of withdrawals of foreign troops, in 2014. .... “They often focus on coordinated attacks and operations that are targeted at weakening the authority of provincial powers,” our official source ...
Department director told a press conference in Kandahar City, the provincial capital, that the new polio case --- the 7 th in Kandahar this year --- surfaced in Spin Boldak border district, setting alarms bells ringing for the department. So far 14 polio cases have been recorded country-wide and the new case in ...
Two days after unofficial peace talks between government officials and Taliban members in Turkey, the High Peace Council said the group has not officially given the go-ahead to hold formal negotiations. “Unfortunately, Taliban has not given an official response to the joint call of the nation for starting real ...
Zainab, 26, holds a unique position in Kandahar: she is the only female prosecutor in the whole of the southern Afghan province. A graduate from the ... Asakzai called on central government to focus on this issue and increase the number of female officials across the justice system. Male lawyers also called ...
The statement comes a day after Mawlawi Abdul Rauf, a purported Taliban leader who led the peace talks delegation in Turkey, claimed that they represent all Taliban factions in the negotiations with the Afghan government officials. Information obtained by TOLOnews indicate that the envoys who talked ...
Discerning, eventually, as I sat on the sandbags of my small outpost—the Alamo of Kandahar province—that we only really held the ground we stood on. Nothing else. Turning down invitations from Afghan “partners” to attend their regular hash-smoking buggery parties. Explaining to U.S.-trained Afghan ...
It is run by Haibatullah Akhunzada, a former chief justice and head of the Taliban Ulema Council, the group's highest religious authority. Akhunzada and other Taliban ... Overall, approximately 80 percent of the Taliban's top 50 leaders are Pashtuns from Kandahar Province. Based on Afghanistan's recent ...
In a remarkable act of insubordination, a powerful security chief in southern Afghanistan says the central government in Kabul cannot remove him from his post. Speaking to journalists on January 3, General Abdul Raziq, police chief in southern Kandahar Province, says he is serving because of local ...
“Anyone who has served their best must serve in government. Government officials should not take stance against each other,” Sulaiman, a resident of Kabul said. Heads of Kandahar and Zabul provincial councils meanwhile said the issue must be resolved through talks. “They (Ghani and Noor) should not provide the ...
This comes after police officials from Balkh and Kandahar provinces announced their support to Noor, insisting that he should remain as governor of Balkh. “Balkh is the only province where there is partial security and where the business community has investment trust; refugees go there, may Allah keep this province ...
Six police officers have been killed in a suicide car bombing in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Nine others were wounded, five of them seriously, in the attack early on December 22 in Kandahar Province, which was claimed by the Taliban. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance ...
I became responsible for connecting the Ghorak district (county) government with the Kandahar provincial (state) government and, ultimately, the national government in Kabul. Ghorak was ... It had no schools, medical clinics, or any other district line ministers (country government officials). There wasn't ...
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A Taliban attack on police checkpoints that killed 11 officers in Helmand Province and a suicide bombing of an NATO convoy that left a civilian dead here in Kandahar capped a bloody day of violence in the restive south of Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. Navy Capt.
An Afghan woman was killed and four civilians wounded when a suicide car bomb struck a NATO-led coalition forces' convoy in Kandahar city, capital of southern province of Kandahar on Sunday, a local official said. (Xinhua/Sanaullah Seiam). KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- A car bomb ...
An Afghan security personnel stands beside a Black Hawk helicopter during a handover ceremony from the U.S. forces to the Afghan air force in Kandahar Province, south Afghanistan, Oct. 7, 2017. The U.S. forces has planned to hand over 159 military helicopters to the Afghan air force by 2021, an Afghan ...
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 ...
Officials in Kandahar Province said they had completed a polio vaccination campaign in Shah Wali Kot, a district that last year reported the most polio cases in the world. As a measure of the gravity of the problem in the region, a fifth polio case within the past year was recently confirmed in the district: ...
Provincial Public Health officials in Kandahar, in the south of Afghanistan, have said that the positive cases of HIV/AIDS have slightly increased in the province. Figures from the provincial public health directorate show that 107 cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported in the province since 2010. Women and children are also ...
In August 2016, Afghan military officials confirmed the existence of the Taliban's Red Unit in the southern province of Helmand. But the unit has fought its way to greater prominence in the past month or so. On Nov. 1, the Taliban uploaded photos of the unit on its official Telegram account. The photos show ...
It appeared to mimic U.S. special forces and is the result of the Taliban creating their own elite division, one acknowledged by Afghan officials: the “Red ... A Canadian soldier uses his night-vision goggles during a patrol in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan on June 13, 2011.


 

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