Afghan general Abdul Raziq killed: Tribes and trust don't matter anymore in Afghanistan's warlord politics
It is from here that provincial police chief Abdul Raziq virtually ruled the province of about 54,000 sq km, with less than a thousand villages.
Assassination of top Kandahar security officials by Taliban casts shadow on Afghanistan parliamentary election
The killings of two top security officials in Kandahar has only raised the stakes for the Afghanistan government to conduct nationwide parliamentary elections.
Security forces swarmed the southern city of Kandahar after the shooting that shuttered shops and sent terrified civilians — already on high alert for attacks — into their homes.
Kabul has recently seen a spate of large-scale militant attacks by the Taliban and also the Islamic State group, whose affiliate in Afghanistan has grown stronger since it emerged in 2014.