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Roadside bomb kills 5 family members in southern Afghanistan


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by BNO News
TARINKOT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb attack killed at least five members of a family in southern Afghanistan, local authorities said Friday.The family was traveling in their vehicle and on ... Read more...

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Eight die as Taliban attack Afghan governor


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mahmoud Raqi (Afghanistan), Sep 3 (IANS) Eight people, including four Taliban militants, were killed in an attack on the governor of Afghanistan's Kapisa province but he escaped unhurt, a ... Read more...

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2 US soldiers killed by militants in Afghanistan


September 1st, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 1 (IANS) Two US soldiers were killed in an attack by anti-government militants in Afghanistan Saturday, the US Forces said in a statement."Two US Forces-Afghanistan service members died ... Read more...

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50 Taliban killed in NATO drone strike


August 18th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 50 suspected Taliban militants were killed Saturday when a pilotless NATO plane bombed Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar, Xinhua reported.The drone targeted four ... Read more...

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19 injured in Afghan mosque blast


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people were injured in Afghanistan when a powerful bomb exploded during Friday prayers in a mosque, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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Five bodies found in Afghan province


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) At least five bodies of people kidnapped and killed by militants have been recovered in Afghanistan's Logar province near Kabul, a government official said Thursday."A ... Read more...

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Taliban leader held in Afghanistan: ISAF


August 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A senior Taliban leader has been captured in Afghanistan's Zabul province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Wednesday."An Afghan and coalition security force arrested ... Read more...

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Afghan governor shot dead


July 29th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 29 (IANS) A governor of an Afghan district was shot dead by the Taliban Sunday, an official said.Mohammad Ismael Wafa, the governor of Chak district, some 30 ... Read more...

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42 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


June 17th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) Over 40 Taliban militants have been killed and 37 suspects detained during joint security operations in different provinces of Afghanistan in last 24 hours, the ... Read more...

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Five bodies found in quake-hit Afghan district


June 12th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 12 (IANS) Five bodies have been found from the rubble in an Afghan district that was hit by a landslide after an earthquake jolted parts of the country ... Read more...

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45 militants killed in Afghanistan


June 10th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 10 (IANS) At least 45 Taliban militants have been killed in operations carried out by Afghan and NATO-led troops, the interior ministry said Sunday.The forces launched 10 ... Read more...

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Russia not to allocate $10 mn for Afghan army


May 25th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has rejected a NATO request to allocate $10 million for the support of the Afghan Army, the Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan said ... Read more...

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17 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


May 24th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 24 (IANS) At least 17 Taliban militants have been killed in a countrywide military operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Thursday.As many as 54 rebels were ... Read more...

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16 die in flood in Afghan province


May 11th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 11 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed and 20 went missing after floods ravaged Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said.Heavy rains and flood took place in Takhar province, 245 ... Read more...

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Four dead in attack on Afghan governor’s office


April 28th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) At least two Taliban militants and two policemen were killed when the rebels Saturday attacked the office of the governor of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Ukraine offers help in NATO Afghan pullout


April 20th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine has offered NATO its air transport capability to help the alliance withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.According to NATO plans, most of the 130,000 foreign ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls NATO toll tax


April 19th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan Communications Minister Arbab Alamgir Khan has proposed a levy of $1,000 on each NATO truck transporting vital supplies through the country to the coalition forces ... Read more...

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20 Afghan militants lay down arms


April 18th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 18 (IANS) Twenty Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, handed over their weapons Wednesday to the authorities in northeastern Afghanistan and joined a government-backed peace process, an ... Read more...

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Afghan jailed for raping two women in Australia


April 14th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, April 14 (IANS) An Afghan asylum seeker in Australia, who said he did not understand the concept of consensual sex, has been jailed for nine years for brutally ... Read more...

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14 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 14 (IANS) At least 14 Taliban militants were killed and more than 30 injured in a "clean-up" operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Saturday.Nine missions were ... Read more...

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Ex-Afghan senator killed in blast


March 25th, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 25 (IANS) A former Afghan senator and three others died Saturday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern part of the country, police said.The explosion ... Read more...

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Three hurt in shooting at Afghan memorial service


March 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 13 (IANS) At least three people were injured in a shooting Tuesday at a service held for 16 Afghan civilians killed by a US soldier in Kandahar province, ... Read more...

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US to hand over control of Afghan detention centre


March 10th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) A US-run detention centre in Afghanistan that houses 3,000 people will move to Afghan control under a crucial agreement signed by the two countries, CNN reported.The ... Read more...

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Taliban evicted from Afghan district


March 10th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) Afghan forces backed by NATO troops have evicted Taliban militants from a district in southern Kandahar province and established government control there, Xinhua reported Saturday.After ... Read more...

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Two NATO officers killed in Afghan ministry


February 26th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 25 (IANS) Two NATO officers were killed in Afghanistan's interior ministry complex in the capital city of Kabul Saturday, said officials.NATO said an "individual" had turned his gun ... Read more...

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Islamabad hosts trilateral summit


February 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran will meet here Thursday for a trilateral summit that focuses on regional cooperation and seeks peace and stability.President Mahmoud ... Read more...

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Peshawar airport renamed after Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan


January 28th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) The airport in Pakistan's Peshawar city has been renamed after noted freedom fighter Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan.As a tribute to the Pashtun political and spiritual leader, ... Read more...

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Car bombing rocks Afghan city


January 26th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) A suicide car bombing Thursday rocked Afghanistan's Helmand province capital, injuring many people, including foreign troops, Xinhua reported.The attack took place next to the education department ... Read more...

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50 Taliban rebels lay down arms in Afghanistan


December 20th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 20 (IANS) Fifty Taliban guerrillas Tuesday laid down arms in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, an official said."The former Taliban fighters under Hajji Malim had been active in ... Read more...

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13 insurgents killed, 8 held in Afghanistan


December 10th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 10 (IANS) Afghan and NATO-led forces have killed over a dozen anti-government insurgents while capturing eight others over the last 24 hours during a series of security ... Read more...

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10 militants killed in Afghanistan


November 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 20 (IANS) Ten militants were killed and at least 30 others were captured during operations by the security forces in nearly a dozen Afghan provinces, Xinhua reported.The operations ... Read more...

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27 militants killed in Afghanistan


November 17th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 17 (IANS) Twenty-seven Taliban militants were killed in fighting with security forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Six other militants were captured in the joint operations by Afghan and ... Read more...

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Krishna heading to Istanbul for Afghan conference


October 31st, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Buoyed by a strategic pact with Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is set to highlight India's growing stakes in stability in the violence-ravaged ... Read more...

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24 militants killed in Afghanistan


October 22nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 22 (IANS) As many as 24 Taliban insurgents were killed and 10 captured by security forces in Afghanistan, authorities said Saturday."Afghan National Police, Afghan army and coalition ... Read more...

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Afghan governor attacked, unhurt


October 16th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 16 (IANS) The governor of Paktia province in east Afghanistan was attacked Sunday but escaped unhurt. Four attackers and a civilian were killed, an official said."The attack happened ... Read more...

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