Latest Helmand Province Stories

2010-07-19 10:18:00

LASHKARGAH, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bayat Foundation laid the cornerstone to begin construction on a 50-bed maternity hospital in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand, Afghanistan's largest province.

2010-02-04 10:08:00

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb.

2008-10-17 09:00:08

Afghan officials in the Lashkar Gah area claim a NATO airstrike killed 25-30 civilians but NATO officials say they can't confirm civilian casualties.

2008-09-03 09:00:12

Text of report by Spanish newspaper La Razon website, on 3 September Karachi: While discontent among Afghans increases over the rise in the number of civilian victims and the division deepens between the Kabul government and coalition forces, British troops in Afghanistan have completed one of the largest logistical operations in the past seven years, delivering a 200-tonne turbine to the hydroelectric plant in Kajaki [in Helmand Province], an area dominated by the Taleban.

2008-07-23 09:00:26

A bomb struck a military vehicle in Afghanistan's Helmand province, killing a British soldier and injuring two others, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The incident in Kajaki brought to 111 the number of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Sky News reported.

2008-07-14 09:00:05

Six Afghan guards with a private U.S. security firm died Monday in a roadside bomb blast in the opium-producing Helmand province in southwest Afghanistan.

2008-07-08 15:00:39

By TORCUIL CRICHTON A SCHEME to turn parts of war-torn Helmand province in Afghanistan into an agricultural food basket exporting worldwide are being drawn up by the Ministry of Defence under ambitious plans to supplant the opium production that funds the Taliban .

2008-07-05 06:00:16

Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Kandahar, 5 July: Explosions have killed 10 Taleban.

2008-06-19 00:00:00

FOUR soldiers killed in a blast in Afghanistan included a woman, the first British woman to be killed in action in the country. The troops were taking part in an operation east of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province when their vehicle was caught in an explosion at about 3.40pm local time yesterday.

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