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In Kandahar City, Afghanistan, Head of Arts at the Directorate of Information and Culture, Taza Gul Resha, acknowledges that not many people in his country are inclined towards reading now. He said that efforts are under way to encourage the youth there towards reading. Understanding the Children's ...
Key issues. • In the past week, more than 23,000 people have been newly displaced, according to initial reports. • The prolonged dry spell is having an increasingly direct impact on affected communities. • Fighting and attacks on checkpoints along major roads hamper humanitarian movements.

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of southern Kandahar province have complained about a shortage of human resources at voter registration centers to deal with people registering as voters. The residents say workforce should be increased at registration centers to facilitate people as voter ...
Addressing a gathering at the governor's house in Kandahar City, the capital of southern Kandahar province, Nicholson said they would bring more diplomatic pressure on Pakistan info-icon to help bring peace to Afghanistan. Diplomatic, military and social pressures on the insurgents would be increased ...
The Kandahar peace convoy will soon travel to villages to garner support among the people and to call for religious scholars to send out messages of peace through mosques, one organizer of the movement said. Civil society activists, tribal elders and residents attended the peace camp in Kandahar city.
In August the Army reported Spc. Christopher Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, N.C., and Sgt. Jonathon Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Ind., both of the 82nd Airborne division, died near Kandahar City. “He's coming to the end of his four years and is still trying to decide wether to re-enlist,” said Long Sr. “He loved it ...

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Casualties feared as a blast struck army vehicle in southern Kandahar city on Saturday, a local official said. KEY WORDS:Kandahar. YOU MAY LIKE. Afghan deminers search for land mines in southern Kandahar province · Afghan authorities burn illicit drugs ...
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 occurred around 07:00 am local time when a magnetic mine placed on an army Ranger was detonated in PD10 Kandahar city.
In August the Army reported Spc. Christopher Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, N.C., and Sgt. Jonathon Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Ind., both of the 82nd Airborne division, died near Kandahar City. “He's coming to the end of his four years and is still trying to decide wether to re-enlist,” said Long Sr. “He loved it ...
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 occurred around 07:00 am local time when a magnetic mine placed on an army Ranger was detonated in PD10 Kandahar city.
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 ...
Nicholson said steps could include providing funding and removing some groups from U.S. terrorism lists so they won't be targeted by American counterterrorism strikes. Nicholson was speaking to a small group of reporters Thursday at an airfield in the Afghan city of Kandahar. U.S. military leaders say they ...
met with Kandahar governor, Zalmai Wesa, and provincial council members during his stay in Kandahar City. Also present at the meeting was Sayed Jan Khakrizwal, the provincial council head, who said the US should honestly support the Afghan government-led reconciliation. He said that the Wolesi ...
From 1 January to 22 February, a total of 20,614 displaced people have been recorded in OCHA's Displacement Tracking System (DTS). The provinces sheltering the highest number of displaced families are Kunduz with 10,815 IDPs, followed by Farah with more than 2,000 displaced people.
Construction of the 260 meters length and 9 meters width bridge over Arghistan river in southern Kandahar Province has eased access to basic services for thousands of Kandaharis. Now, it takes them four instead of eight hours to reach Kandahar city, while in the past people had to go around for more ...
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 ...

Education is critical, echoed several young women, students at the University of Kandahar. They observed that Kandahar city had many institutions with the potential to provide education to women, but that few are doing so. The challenge, the women agreed, lies in changing broadly held social attitudes.
Governor Zalmai Wesa said bringing vital changes in women's lives and giving them jobs was his priority. Kandahar Mayor Eng. Roshan Walasmal also promised to hire women in the municipality under a proper plan. Women in Kandahar city are satisfied with their situation, but in remote areas and districts ...
Afghanistan- 3 police personnel gunned down in Kandahar City. Date. 2/7/2018 5:27:16 AM ... 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 Kandahar City early in the morning. The gunman escaped after the assault, the official added.
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 ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work will be resumed soon after long years to complete the grand mosque named after Hazrat Omar bin Khetab (RWA) in the capital of southern Kandahar province. The mosque “Jamia Omar” famously known as “Omar Bin Khetab Grand Mosque” was founded ...
(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified armed men shot dead three people in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday, ... The incident took place in the limits of the 3rd police district in front of Popal market in Kandahar city at around 12pm noon.
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 ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Urban residents of southern Kandahar province owe 70 million afghanis in unpaid water bills to the provincial Water Supply and Canalization Department, an official said on Wednesday. Eng. Mohammad Nader Kakar, head of Kandahar water supply and canalization ...
The spokesman, Zia Durrani, said the sticky bomb was placed on the commander's vehicle in Kandahar city, the provincial capital. The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement sent to media. The insurgent group routinely targets Afghan officials and security forces. Afghanistan last weekend began ...
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- A senior police official was killed and three policemen wounded in a bomb attack in Kandahar city, capital of Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar on Wednesday, a provincial police source said.
The commander of the Kandahar rapid response police force, General Janan Mama, was among those killed in Wednesday's blast that took place in Kandahar city, provincial council member Haji Mohammad Nadir said. He said five others were injured in the blast. The type of explosive used was not yet ...
Authorities have currently stocked 16,000 metric tons of wheat donated by the Government of India in Kandahar City but lack adequate longterm storage capacity. The Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock suggested to distribute the stocks amongst vulnerable IDPs, host communities or families ...
November 1994 - The Taliban seize the city of Kandahar. September 1996 - The capital, Kabul, falls to the Taliban. 1996-2001 - The group imposes strict Islamic laws on the Afghan people. Women must wear head-to-toe coverings, are not allowed to attend school or work outside the home and are ...
People gather near a damaged bus at the site of a traffic accident in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 24, 2018. At least two commuters lost their lives and 21 others injured as a passenger bus turned turtle in the southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, a traffic police official in Kandahar city, ...
... Security Forces killed six and wounded ten elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khakrez district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's improvised explosive device targeted Afghan National Army's army commander and killed him in Nooroshahr area of the Second District of the city of Kandahar.
(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KANDAHAR CITY - Indonesian Ambassador Arif Rhaman has said his country allocated 500 scholarships for ... The envoy expressed the view during a meeting with Governor ZalmaiWeesa, provincial council members and other officials in Kandahar City, the capital ...
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed an element of the Afghan National Security Forces in Ansari market area of the 1st Police District in the city of Kandahar. Similarly, Afghan National Security Forces element was assassinated at the outskirts of the 4th Police District in the city of Kandahar, ...
Two-year-old, lives in Loya Weyala in Kandahar city, with her parents. Saleh Mohammad, visiting Helmand from Kandahar, described how his two-year old niece Rawzia had ended up partially paralysed. “My brother was misled by the rumours and lies of mullahs and others. Because of this, he hid his ...
Despite all challenges in Kandahar province, there are girls that are getting a modern education. In one the private university in Kandahar city, girls are receiving higher education online. Girls in the private education center said that to have a bright future and to exercise their rights, they are fighting all the ...
Despite all challenges in Kandahar province, there are girls that are getting a modern education. In one the private university in Kandahar city, girls are receiving higher education online. Girls in the private education center said that to have a bright future and to exercise their rights, they are fighting all the ...
In mid-November, weeks after the airstrikes began, the Taliban would abandon the Afghan city of Kabul. In December, another Taliban stronghold, the city of Kandahar, would fall. Among the U.S. military personnel in and around Afghanistan during those weeks was Capt. Mark W. Miller, a navigator aboard ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southern Kandahar province has said a separate township for diplomatic missions of foreign countries would be constructed in Kandahar City, the provincial capital, a statement from the governor house said on Saturday. Governor Maj. Gen. Zalmai Weesa ...
AGEs coordinated an attack on the Afghan National Army (ANA) base in Maiwand district and to the Marouf District Administrative Centre (DAC) which resulted in casualties and displacement within the district centers including Spin Boldak district and Kandahar city. Inter-agency joint assessment is ...
Gulzai said told a news conference in Kabul: “Gen. Abdul Raziq have private prisons in Kandahar city and Spin Boldak district where civilians are also imprisoned and they are tortured and persecuted.” The public representative further claimed he knew an individual who had been held captive on the police ...
Taliban insurgent group has claimed responsibility for the attack in the district, western of provincial capital Kandahar city, 450 km south of Kabul. The Taliban insurgency has been on the rampage since the beginning of 2015 when the Afghan security forces assumed full responsibilities of security from the ...
Grindle focuses most of his book on his first assignment in Dand district, which is home to the provincial capital of Kandahar City and Kandahar Air Field. By 2011, the U.S. Army had largely pacified the district. Grindle and his teammates lived and worked in a small base that also housed the Dand district ...
“Of the cases, five cases were found in Kandahar, including four in Shah Walikot and one in Kandahar city, the provincial capital. Two cases emerged in Helmand (one in Nawzad and one in Nehar-i-Siraj districts. One positive case occurred in Zabul, three in Batikot district of Nangarhar, and one in Kunduz.
... parts," the ministry said in a statement. Finding and neutralizing the weapons remained a challenge for Afghan security forces. On Sunday evening, at least six security force members were injured after militants detonated three IEDs within an hour in Kandahar city, capital of southern Kandahar province.
Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2017 shows damaged buildings near the site of an attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2017. 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 ...
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Urban residents of southern Kandahar province owe 70 million afghanis in unpaid water bills to the provincial Water Supply and Canalization Department, an official said on Wednesday. Eng. Mohammad Nader Kakar, head of Kandahar water supply and canalization ...
Local media reported on Wednesday it had been caused by a suicide bomber who rammed a small pick-up truck laden with explosives into a security forces convoy containing international troops near the airport south of Kandahar city. The area is home to a large international military base. Police official ...
Popalzai traveled to Kandahar City to retrieve the money and return to Quetta to give it to Ishakzai. Inayatullah has been a Taliban military affairs member in charge of multiple Afghan provinces, and was a member of the Taliban Peshawar Shura. As of late 2016, Inayatullah operated as the overall Taliban ...
In 2016, about 3,500 Afghan civilians were killed and nearly 8,000 were wounded in 2016 — the highest recorded by UNAMA since it began documenting civilian casualties in 2009. Separately, a suicide car bomber Friday evening hit an Afghan police convoy in the southern city of Kandahar, killing at least ...


 

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