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Kandahar: City in Afghanistan
Kandahar or Qandahar is a city located in Afghanistan, with a population of about 557,118. Kandahar is located in the south of the country on the Arghandab River, at an elevation of 1,010 m (3,310 ft). It is the capital of Kandahar Province, and also the center of the larger cultural region called Loy Kandahar. In 1709, Mirwais Hotak made the region an independent kingdom and turned Kandahar into the capital of the Hotak dynasty. In 1747, Ahmad Shah Durrani, founder of the Durrani dynasty, made Kandahar the capital of the Afghan Empire.


Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan: NATO

Two U.S. service members were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said in a..
Reuters - Published

Bomb hits foreign troops in Afghan south, no word on casualties

A roadside bomb hit a convoy of U.S. troops on Saturday in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, a NATO spokesman and an Afghan official said, but there were no immediate details of casualties..
Reuters - Published

Explosion occurs near polling station in Afghan city of Kandahar

An explosion occurred near a polling station in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Saturday just an hour after voters began queuing to cast their vote to elect a new president.
Reuters - Published

Afghan journalist dies of wounds from blast at president's campaign office

An Afghan journalist died in hospital on Wednesday of wounds suffered from the bombing of President Ashraf Ghani's election campaign office in the southern city of Kandahar, a television station..
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan conflict: The young face of a brutal war

The BBC spent a month in one of Afghanistan's busiest hospitals in the southern city of Kandahar.
BBC News - Published

Afghan 'insider attack' kills two US soldiers in Kandahar

Local police have told the BBC that an Afghan infiltrator opened fire on the two soldiers.
BBC News - Published

12 killed, scores wounded in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing

Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical..
Reuters - Published

Taliban attack police headquarters in Afghanistan's Kandahar, 20 wounded

Taliban fighters detonated a car bomb at a gate of police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, wounding at least 20 people, police and medical officials and the Taliban said.
Reuters - Published

Taliban kills eight election commission employees in south Afghanistan: officials

Taliban fighters killed eight election commission employees on Saturday night inside a district centre in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, officials said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

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