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or Qan·da·har  (kŭn′də-här′, kän′-)
A city of southeast Afghanistan near the Pakistani border southwest of Kabul. Perhaps founded by Alexander the Great in the fourth century bc, the city has long been important for its strategic location on the trade routes of central Asia.
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(Placename) a city in S Afghanistan: an important trading centre, built by Ahmad Shah Durrani (1724–73) as his capital on the site of several former cities. Pop: 436 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌkʌn dəˈhɑr)

a city in S Afghanistan. 178,409.
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Noun1.Kandahar - a city in southern AfghanistanKandahar - a city in southern Afghanistan; an important trading center
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
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Summary: Kandahar [Afghanistan], July 30 (ANI): As many as three children were killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a busy market in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The officials in the US Department Defense, Pentagon, have confirmed that a US General had also sustained injuries during last week's deadly incident in Southern Kandahar province.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also strongly condemning the terrorist attack in Kandahar said peace and security of Pakistan was inextricably linked to peace and security in Afghanistan.
KANDAHAR -- A woman burned herself to death over domestic problems in Kandahar province, officials said Thursday.
KANDAHAR -- A car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday, killing one civilian and wounding four others but without causing casualties among international forces, officials said.
KABUL: The Afghan government rejected reports regarding the alleged dismissal of Zalmai Weesa as provincial governor of southern Kandahar province.
by Bashir Ahmad Naadem on 30 September, 2014 - 17:07 KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of youth on Tuesday staged a protest in southern Kandahar province, asking the new government to launch key infrastructure projects there.
KAByL (CyHAN)- A dozen Taliban inmates have been wrongly released from the central jail in the southern Kandahar province, a former stronghold of Taliban insurgents, Afghan newspapers reported Monday.
Huit policiers et trois suspects ont ete tues samedi soir dans l'explosion d'une bombe artisanale a Kandahar (sud), que les autorites imputent aux talibans, a-t-on appris de sources concordantes, ce qui porte a 20 morts, dont 18 policiers, le nombre de tues samedi en Afghanistan.
Bulgaria's military sent Tuesday its 13th company of troops to guard the internal zone of the Kandahar Airport in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led ISAF forces.
KANDAHAR -- Three suicide bombers attacked the police department in Kandahar city, the capital of Kandahar province 450 km south of Kabul on Monday, and all of them were killed by police, spokesman for provincial government Jawed Faisal said.