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  1. Kandahar city power project in jeopardy as USAID prepares to pull plugRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | EurActiv.com

    According to current plans, when the US Agency for International Development withdraws funding for power in Kandahar city later this year, it will also pull the plug on thousands of factories and homes, potentially aiding the Taliban , which until 2001 had its stronghold in Kandahar. The US's Kandahar Bridging Solution is set to end in September.

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  2. Afghan doctor: 3 dead in suicide attack on police stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The dead body of a policeman is wheeled into the Lashkar Gah hospital after a suicide attack, in the city of Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand Province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April, 19, 2015. Insurgents armed with guns and explosives entered a police station in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gah on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing the others to gain entry, a senior policeman said.

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  3. Taliban kill 3 police, kidnap 19 de-miners in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | The Nation

    Afghanistan Taliban militants attacked a police station in southern Afghanistan, killing three officers and abducting 19 people who were working for a land mine clearance project in the country's east, officials said on Monday. The attacks came amid spiralling violence as Taliban insurgents and the US-trained Afghan government forces vie for control after withdrawal of most of foreign troops at the end of the Nato combat mission last year.

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  4. Taliban kill three police and kidnap 19 de-miners in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Sunday Herald

    Taliban militants have attacked a police station in southern Afghanistan, killing three officers and abducting 19 people working for a land mine clearance project in the country's east. Taliban militants have attacked a police station in southern Afghanistan, killing three officers and abducting 19 people working for a land mine clearance project in the country's east.

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  5. Taliban militants attack police station in Afghanistan and kill three ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Independent.ie

    File photo: An Afghan policeman with a weapon stands at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. Reuters/Mohammad Ismail/Files Taliban militants attacked a police station in southern Afghanistan, killing three officers, and abducted 19 people working for a land mine clearance project in the country's east, officials said on Monday.

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  6. Gunmen storm Afghan police station as mine clearers abductedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The dead body of a policeman is wheeled into the Lashkar Gah hospital after a suicide attack, in the city of Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand Province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April, 19, 2015. Insurgents armed with guns and explosives entered a police station in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gah on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing the others to gain entry, a senior policeman said.

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  7. Gunmen storm police station in S. Afghanistan, killing 2Read the original story

    Sunday Apr 19 | Xinhuanet

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan , April 19 -- At least two persons were killed and four others wounded Sunday evening when gunmen attacked a police station in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, police said. "Three suicide bombers attacked a police station in Nangarhar road of the city at around 7:00 p.m. local time.

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  8. "Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review" PublishedRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | PR-inside.com

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  9. The Story Behind the Haunting Photo of a Starving Afghan BoyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Time

    Gul Ahmad, an infant boy suffering from acute malnutrition, is covered by his mother's scarf while being treated in the therapeutic feeding center ward at the Doctors Without Borders administered Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan on April 6, 2015. Andrew Quilty's photograph is hard to read at first.

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  10. 17 killed in Afghanistan suicide attackRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 2 | Newkerala.com

    A suicide bombing rocked Afghanistan's Khost province on Thursday, leaving 17 people dead and injuring 37, including a parliamentarian, the country's interior ministry said. The bloody bombing happened at 9.30 a.m., Xinhua news agency reported citing the ministry statement.

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  11. Roadside bomb kills police officer in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 2 | Newkerala.com

    A district police chief was killed when a mine planted by militants struck his vehicle in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday, an official said said. "Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint in Mirmandab area of Gereshk district in the early hours of Thursday and district police chief Hekmatullah Hakmal headed towards the post to help, but on the way his vehicle ran over a mine killing him on the spot," Xinhua news agency quoted provincial police chief Nabi Jan Mullahkhil as telling reporters in Helmand's capital Lashkar Gah.

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  12. In Afghan Province, Fighting Gets BloodierRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan-Before getting into his ambulance, Abdul Ghafar prays. His job is ferrying war casualties across embattled Helmand province to a hospital here, each time braving Taliban ambushes and roadside bombs.

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  13. Afghanistan, February, 2010Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Boston.com

    In southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Thousands of American, Afghan and British troops entered Marja in the biggest offensive of the war, with the goal of destroying the Taliban's largest haven and restoring government presence in southern Afghanistan. Resistance was sporadic and fierce as troops seized positions around the area.

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  14. Quick-thinking officer saves soldier's life while under fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Darlington and Stockton Times

    AN Army officer has been honoured for helping to save the life of an injured soldier during a firefight in Afghanistan . Major Alasdair Grant treated the soldier at the scene and got him on a helicopter in 18 minutes and in hospital within 38 minutes - all while under sustained enemy fire.

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  15. ShareRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | Daily Star

    TRIBUTE: Pte Christopher Kershaw's dad Brian and stepmum Sharon are campaigning for a street sign in his honour [nbpress] Christopher was just 19 when the armoured Warrior jeep he was driving hit a roadside bomb in Lashkar Gah in 2012. His dad Brian and stepmum Sharon, from Idle, West Yorkshire, have asked Bradford Council to name a street after Christopher and the Daily Star Sunday is backing them all the way.

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  16. War artist's work proves popular with Mima visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | The Northern Echo

    ... Derek Eland spent as an Official War Artist in 2011, where he was embedded with the British Army in Helmand, Afghanistan . While there, Eland created a Diary Room for frontline soldiers, from both British and Afghan forces, providing them with blank ...

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  17. The World in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | NWAonline

    Chad has circulated a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council that would endorse military action by a five-nation African force against Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. The draft was circulated as the Nigerian military, bolstered by forces from neighboring countries, has regained towns and cities held by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

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  18. Car bomb targeting Afghan officials kills 7 civiliansRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | SFGate

    A powerful car bomb rocked the capital of Helmand province Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding more than 45 in an attack aimed at a gathering of officials in a secure Afghan government compound. The explosion took place near the provincial governor's offices in Lashkar Gah, devastating several buildings in the area including a meeting hall and parts of a neighboring government media center.

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  19. Seven killed in Afghan truck bomb blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | The Nation

    KANDAHAR : A Taliban truck bomb targeting senior provincial officials Wednesday killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives-rigged truck near a complex that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council and the deputy provincial police chief in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, a senior local official said.

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  20. 7 killed, 41 hurt in Afghan truck bomb: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | The China Post

    A Taliban truck bomb targeting senior provincial officials Wednesday killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan, where the military has been battling insurgents since last month, officials said. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives-rigged truck near a complex that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council and the deputy provincial police chief in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, a senior local official said.

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