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Gunmen kill Afghan government prosecutor

Last Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 12:45

The attackers shot Mohammad Azam, the chief prosecutor for Helmand province`s Gereshk district.

18 Afghan civilians die in Helmand blast

Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011, 12:54

The latest deaths came a day after coordinated bomb and suicide attacks in the neighbouring province of Uruzgan killed 21 people.

NATO admits 5 Afghan kids wounded in air strike

Last Updated: Monday, July 25, 2011, 16:13

Helmand is the deadliest province for coalition forces fighting the nearly decade-long insurgency.

Afghan governor escapes Helmand ambush

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 23:30

Mohammad Gulab Mangal was returning to Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern province, after an official visit to Sangin, a pocket of some of the worst fighting in Afghanistan, when his motorcade came under fire from insurgents.

Taliban stop cell phone signals in key Afghan province

Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 15:40

Mobile phones are the primary means of communication in rural Afghan areas.

NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010, 16:31

A NATO soldier has been killed in an attack by insurgents in Afghanistan, the military said Monday, as Afghan authorities reported the deaths of 10 Afghans in separate violence.

British troops to be shifted from Helmand

Last Updated: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 13:07

Under a new plan being drawn up by NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, British troops would be withdrawn from Helmand province and be replaced by US Marines.

Clumsy Afghan suicide bomber blows himself up

Last Updated: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 15:52

A suicide-bomber in southern Afghanistan blew himself up while putting on a vest of explosives, an official said.

‘Operation Moshtarak’ in Helmand

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 16:00

Helmand - Afghanistan’s largest province - in an earlier period had a flourishing rural economy based on agriculture, horticulture and fisheries.

Afghan-NATO operation kills 32 Taliban: Helmand official

Last Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2010, 21:56

Thirty-two Taliban and three soldiers have been killed in an Afghan-NATO operation in Helmand province ahead of a major anti-Taliban push, the provincial government said on Thursday.

Fighting breaks out in southern Afghan city

Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010, 14:07

A security official says a gunbattle has broken out between militants wearing suicide vests and security forces in a major city in southern Afghanistan.

Four policemen killed at Afghan checkpoint

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 13:09

An official says four Afghan policemen have been killed in a volatile area in southern Afghanistan.