AF




Afghanistan war



SO WHAT?

Thousands of people have died in this province alone in over a decade and a half of warfare but the Taliban remains formidable here.




Washington Post:

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says eight police have been killed in attacks on three checkpoints in southern Kandahar province.

Zia Durani, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said Thursday the Taliban attacked police checkpoints overnight in the districts of Khakrezm Arghistan and Nasheen.

Durani says 22 Taliban fighters were also killed in the attacks. The fighting was particularly fierce in Nasheen district, he says.

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42.3° N
43° E
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Kandahar Province, Afghanistan




Afghanistan (AF) is estimated to have a population of 27.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 3.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 4.4 million.