Insurgents are seeking to take over Sangin district, where 50 U.S. Marines lost their lives.
Residents wonder if things have changed permanently in Qasaba, where Taliban attacks are new.
A report from Human Rights Watch says unarmed protesters were systematically targeted last August.
Two senior executives of the New York-based group had planned to present a damning report.
Although Lashkar Gah in southern Afghanistan has largely been shielded from the violence elsewhere in the Helmand province, it remains a city on edge.
A teenager detonated a bomb hidden in his turban, killing Hashmat Khalil Karzai, Afghan officials said.
The Helmand province is spared no break from the war.
Militants shot members of Afghanistan’s Shiite minority, raising fears of increased sectarian attacks.
What constitutes a fraudulent ballot remains a murky issue in the audit of 8 million votes cast nationwide.
The assailant drove a motorcycle packed with explosives into a security compound in Kabul.