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At least two border policemen were killed in a car bomb in southern Helmand province early Wednesday, local officials confirmed. The attack took place at about 8:30am local time in Nad Ali district while the border police had gathered in the area, a spokesman for the provincial governor, Omar Zwak said.
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A dozen militants have been killed, three captured alive and six others wounded in separate clearing operations in southern Helmand province, an official said on Tuesday. Maj. Abdul Qader Bahaderzai, spokesmen for the 215th Maiwand Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan ...

Helmand provincial police officials say the alleged German national, whose identity has yet to be revealed, was a Taliban adviser in southern Helmand province for the past year and was arrested during a raid on a suspected Taliban bomb-making compound. "The German national was serving as an ...
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A man believed to be a German national is being questioned at Kandahar Air Field after being caught with a group of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's restive southern Helmand province, officials said Thursday. Afghan forces detained the man and three insurgents during a night raid ...
At least two civilians were killed in a Taliban attack in Helmand province on Monday night, local officials said Tuesday. The provincial governor's spokesman Omar Zowak confirmed the incident and said it happened on Monday night when Taliban attacked security check posts in Baba Wali area of Greshk ...
The bombings happened in Nad Ali district and Lashkargah city of Helmand province, local officials said. Helmand provincial governor's spokesman Omar Zowak confirmed the blasts and said that three soldiers were killed, and 10 others were wounded. "Unfortunately, this morning two car bombs, one in ...

The Taliban also staged two suicide strikes in Helmand Province, including the one involving the explosive-laden Humvee, which are armored and are ... Those attacks killed two soldiers and wounded about a dozen civilians, including women and children, according to regional and hospital officials.
Local officials said the Taliban suffered a record number of casualties during the course of the year. Thumbnail. Over 2,000 Taliban fighters were killed and wounded during the course of last year in Helmand province, local officials said on Monday. Provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat said that 2017 was ...
At least 10 suspected insurgents were killed and 13 wounded in an operation by Afghan security forces in the southern province of Helmand, authorities say. Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement on March 10 that the operation was conducted in the Khoshkaba area of ...
... two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in attacks by Taliban rebels in Afghanistan's southern Helmand and western Farah provinces, said officials on Thursday. At least eight policemen were killed and two others wounded when Taliban attacked a security check post in Helmand province.
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 ...
An accompanying press statement declared that the "Taliban's 'Red Unit' commander in Helmand province, Mullah Shah Wali, aka Haji Nasir, was killed ... "The 'Red Unit' was formed in early 2016 and has nearly 1,200 fighters in Helmand and Kandahar alone," an Afghan security official told Asia Times on ...
CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan -- A new batch of Marines has taken over an effort to build up Afghan Security Forces in restive Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold at the heart of the ... Among the task force's successes, officials said, was the development of an offensive mindset among the Afghan forces.
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least four civilians have been killed and six others wounded during a clash with Taliban info-icon militants over a land dispute in Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday. Omar Zwak, the Helmand governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan ...
... an energy project producing 30 megawatt in southern Kandahar province and discussed other uplift schemes in Helmand and Kabul, an official said on Monday. ... "Construction of Zamindawar Canal of Helmand province will also have a positive effect on the construction of second phase of Kajaki dam.
In Helmand province, both Taliban rebels and provincial officials are locked in a struggle for control of the lucrative drug traffic. ... provincial officials then passed a portion of their illicit profits "up the chain, all the way to officials in Kabul … ensuring that the local authorities maintain support from higher-ups ...

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A fire gutted ornamental and other trees on around 17.5 acres of forest land near Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday. The fire that broke out in the forest along the Helmand River sometime last night continued for several hours, ...
Taliban officials say they have established a new customs house in the Delaram district of southern Nimruz province in the southwestern part of Afghanistan. The new effort to collect revenue follows joint Afghan-Coalition airstrikes on Taliban narcotics processing labs in the Helmand province last ...
Two senior officials from the US Navy and Marine Corps visited the restive Helmand province on Sunday to meet the local officials and review the situation of the key southern province, according to the local government officials. Helmand Governor Hayatullah Hayat's office said the US Marines Corps ...
Two senior officials from the US Navy and Marine Corps visited the restive Helmand province on Sunday to meet the local officials and review the situation of the key southern province, according to the local government officials. Helmand Governor Hayatullah Hayat's office said the US Marines Corps ...
Kabul - 25 December 2017: Two senior officials from the US Navy and Marine Corps visited the restive southern Helmand province of Afghanistan to meet the local officials and review the situation of the key southern province, according to the local government officials. The Helmand provincial ...
Afghan forces killed al least fourteen insurgents during an operation in Nad Ali district of Helmand province. Thumbnail. At least fourteen Taliban insurgents were killed during an Afghan forces operation in Helmand province, local officials said Wednesday. Helmand governor's media office said in a statement that the ...
Taliban insurgents attacked checkpoints in the southern Helmand province early Sunday, killing 11 police, an official said. Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said Afghan forces eventually repelled the attack in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. He said the insurgents also suffered ...
HELMAND, Afghanistan -- The first contingent of U.S. Marines sent back into Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province to tackle a resurgent Taliban are about to come home, and they will be ... Roger Turner after a military "shura" or meeting with Afghan security officials in Helmand, near Lashkar Gah, Dec.
insurgents have been killed in a clash in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Saturday. A reliable source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants attacked army check-posts in the district late on Friday. Four personnel and seven Taliban ...
But, local officials in the province have blamed the Taliban for most of the fatalities among the civilians. "Our security forces have always tried to ensure the security of the civilian population. The majority of the casualties have been inflicted by the Taliban," said Omar Zuwak, spokesman for the governor of ...
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least two people were killed and four other wounded in a roadside bomb in the Washir district of the southern Helmand province, and official said on Wednesday. Omar Zwak, the governor's spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident occurred at around 1:00pm in ...
... 29 people, including soldiers, were wounded in a car bomb explosion in Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province on Monday evening, local officials ... a training center of the NDS in Afshar area of PD5 capital Kabul on Monday ended after six hours of clashes with security forces, security officials said.
Taliban insurgents have killed at least 14 Afghan troops and injured several others in a pre-dawn attack in southern Helmand province. Officials said Sunday insurgents stormed police outposts around the provincial capital of Lashkargah, but security forces repelled the attack and ensuing fierce clashes ...
Taliban insurgents attacked checkpoints in the southern Helmand province early Sunday, killing 11 police, an official said. Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said Afghan forces eventually repelled the attack in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. He said the insurgents also suffered ...
Southern Helmand province military officials on Monday said in the last eight months foreign forces along with Afghan forces carried out over 400 airstrikes against insurgents in different parts of the province. The 215 Maiwand Military Corps Commander, General Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, said the strikes carried out by ...
27 (UPI) -- Pentagon officials said Monday that U.S. and coalition ... aircraft struck eight narcotics processing sites in Helmand province, the ...
WASHINGTON -- Defense Department officials were pressed Monday to explain inconsistencies between their official statements about troop ...
... Helmand province of Afghanistan on Tuesday night, a local official ... Provincial government officials in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah ...
... operation in Marja district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. ... in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province, an official said Monday.
... raided a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province Sunday and rescued at least 30 people, according to army and provincial officials.
Three years after British combat troops and aid officials left the country's Helmand province, farmers there are now estimated to have a third of ...
But in a bid to break what Pentagon officials have described as a stalemate in ... has expanded military commanders' authorities to conduct airstrikes and deploy ... About 300 U.S. Marines are deployed in Helmand province, ...
The military official with the Resolute Support mission told Afghan journalists here during a meeting ... Haibatullah's visit to Helmand province.
(Pajhwok): Afghan brigades and battalions in southern Helmand province are being advised by small teams of US Marines, an official of the ...
have been killed and scores injured during clashes in the Garamser and Washir districts of southern Helmand province, officials said on ...
... the peace process the group will be destroyed in Helmand province. ... in Helmand province over the past three months, local officials said on ...
... their house in southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday. ... Officials at the Emergency-run hospital in Lashkargah, the provincial ...
... Helmand province, seeking removal of some government officials. ... remarks by the same officials against tribal elders and jihadi figures.
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): government officials in southern Helmand province on ... A police official said the Taliban had been unable to put up ...
... been booby-trapped, the returning Afghan police unit in Nawa district, Helmand province, ... "The officials and officers don't come here corrupt," an Afghan medical official in Helmand, who preferred not to be named, told me. ... "There is a group of former officials from Helmand and warlords in the camp of ...
HELMAND, Afghanistan -- The first contingent of U.S. Marines sent back into Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province to tackle a resurgent Taliban are about to come home, and they will be ... Roger Turner after a military "shura" or meeting with Afghan security officials in Helmand, near Lashkar Gah, Dec.
The U.S. military, according to local officials and media reports, conducted ... districts of the southern Helmand province on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, ... Meanwhile, a local official on condition of anonymity told Xinhua on ...
farmers tending to an opium crop in Helmand province in Afghanistan. Opium ... But now, Afghan and Western officials estimate that half, if not more, of Afghan opium is getting some level of ... one senior Afghan official said.


 

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