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Sayed Sarwar Amani

Afghan police in volatile south complain of not being paid

Mar 07 2017

KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Police in parts of volatile southern Afghanistan have not been paid for weeks, officials say, undermining morale at a time when Taliban militants traditionally increase attacks on security forces.

Afghan forces repel Taliban offensive in provincial capital: officials

Sep 08 2016

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Taliban forces fought their way deep into the capital of Afghanistan's central province of Uruzgan on Thursday, threatening government offices and capturing a prison before being pushed back, officials said.

Afghan forces battle to push Taliban from southern highway

May 01 2016

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Afghan security forces have been battling to push back Taliban fighters seeking to cut off the capital of the southern province of Uruzgan, officials said on Sunday as army units worked to clear roadside bombs from the main highway into the town.

Desertions deplete Afghan forces, adding to security worries

Jan 18 2016

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan/KABUL Afghan Lieutenant Amanullah said he was ready to fight to the death to stop the Taliban making gains across the south of the country, where insurgents have already overrun a series of districts in their traditional heartland.

Dozens killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan airport

Dec 09 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Dozens of people were killed in fighting at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents while a key district in neighboring Helmand province fell to the insurgents, officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Dozens killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan airport

Dec 09 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Dozens of people were killed in fighting at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents while a key district in neighbouring Helmand province fell to the insurgents, officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Dozens killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan airport

Dec 09 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Dozens of people were killed in fighting at the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar after an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents while a key district in neighbouring Helmand province fell to the insurgents, officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Afghanistan rally hails Charlie Hebdo attackers as 'heroes'

Jan 11 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Hundreds in southern Afghanistan rallied to praise the killing of 12 people at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, calling the two gunmen "heroes" who meted out punishment for cartoons disrespectful to Islam's prophet, officials said Saturday.

Afghanistan rally hails Charlie Hebdo attackers as 'heroes'

Jan 11 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Hundreds in southern Afghanistan rallied to praise the killing of 12 people at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, calling the two gunmen "heroes" who meted out punishment for cartoons disrespectful to Islam's prophet, officials said Saturday.

Afghanistan rally hails Charlie Hebdo attackers as 'heroes'

Jan 10 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Hundreds in southern Afghanistan rallied to praise the killing of 12 people at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, calling the two gunmen "heroes" who meted out punishment for cartoons disrespectful to Islam's prophet, officials said Saturday.

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