The High Peace Committee head for southern Helmand province on Monday urged former jihadi leaders to shun past differences so that their children avoided inheriting them.
At least 11 Taliban fighters have been killed, 15 wounded and four others detained during an operation by Afghan security forces in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Saturday.
Three militants involved in targeted killings and staging terrorist attacks were arrested in southern Kandahar province on Friday, a statement said.
A statement from the governor’s office said the militants had been detained by the officials of National Directorate of Security (NDS).
The detained men belonged to different districts who were involved in sabotage activities elsewhere in the province, the statement added.
Southern Helmand province has been promoted into grade-A province in compliance with a presidential decree and a Cabinet decision, the governor has announced.
The survey for two-lane Kandahar-Spinboldak carriageway in this southern province would be completed within a month, an official said on Tuesday.
Nearly 60 acres of land were cleared of poppy crops as a drive against the illicit cultivation has been launched in southern Kandahar on Thursday, an official said.