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Olympics: Afghan taekwondoka gives country first medal in London


August 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Taekwondoka Rohullah Nikpai came for a gold medal but a bronze was enough to fill his eyes with tears, as he won the first medal at ... Read more...

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Eight die in Kabul bombing


August 7th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) Eight civilians were killed and four injured Tuesday morning when a bomb planted by the Taliban targeted a bus on the outskirts of this Afghan ... Read more...

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20 dead, nearly 200 wounded in Kabul fire


July 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 5 (IANS) At least 20 people died and more than 180 others were injured in two deadly fires in the Afghan capital, the authorities said Thursday.A huge fire ... Read more...

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British troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014


May 20th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Troops of Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) will stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 to conduct counter-terrorism operations against the remnants of Al Qaeda after British ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers attack Kabul shortly after Obama’s visit


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring several others, officials said. It happened shortly ... Read more...

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11 die in Kabul attack after Obama trip (Third Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Taliban militants carried out an audacious attack in Kabul only hours after US President Barack Obama visited the city, leaving 11 people including all five ... Read more...

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Eight die in Kabul attack after Obama trip (Second Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in an audacious Taliban attack in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul visit ... Read more...

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Kabul attack: No Indian casualties, situation being monitored


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Clarifying that there were no Indian casualties, India Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation in Kabul after eight people were killed and ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Kabul attack after Obama visit (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in suicide bombings and a gunbattle in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul ... Read more...

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Suicide blasts in Kabul after Obama visit


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Two suicide bombers struck near an American military base here, hours after US President Barack Obama left following a visit to the Afghan capital, officials ... Read more...

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Blasts rock Kabul as security forces fight Taliban (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) A string of explosions rocked Kabul early Monday as security forces overnight battled Taliban militants who staged a wave of coordinated gun and rocket attacks, ... Read more...

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Taliban’s ’spring offensive’ continues in Afghanistan


April 16th, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) Fighting was on Monday morning in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul where Taliban militants have staged a wave of coordinated gun and rocket attacks, the ... Read more...

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Gilani to visit Afghanistan


April 5th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday accepted an invitation from Afghan President Hamid Karzai to visit Afghanistan."The prime minister accepted the invitation and said ... Read more...

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Turkish military helicopter crashes in Kabul, killing 16


March 18th, 2012 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Friday morning, killing twelve soldiers and four civilians ... Read more...

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Avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan kill 44


March 7th, 2012 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
FAYZABAD, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- More than 40 people have been killed and others are missing after heavy snowfall caused two avalanches in a remote region in northeastern Afghanistan on late Monday, ... Read more...

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Afghanistan and China sign multi-billion oil development deal


December 29th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The governments of Afghanistan and China agreed to an oil development deal on Wednesday which is expected to deliver up to $7 billion in profits for Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 55 at Shiite shrine in Kabul


December 7th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 55 people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber targeted a large group of Shiites at a shrine in the Afghan capital of ... Read more...

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Terrorist attack foiled in Kabul


November 30th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 30 (IANS) Police in the Afghan capital foiled a terrorist attack when they recovered a 20-kg explosive device from a city suburb, the government said Wednesday.The explosive ... Read more...

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Rockets fired into Kabul during national assembly


November 17th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 17 (IANS) Two rockets were fired Thursday into the Afghan capital as President Hamid Karzai met tribal elders at a national assembly to discuss the future of US ... Read more...

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Two suicide bombers killed in Kabul


November 14th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 14 (IANS) One suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital while another was shot dead by security forces Monday. No civilian was injured in the incidents, ... Read more...

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Two Britons among dead in Kabul attack


October 30th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Two Britons were among the seventeen people who were killed on Saturday morning when a suicide car bomber attacked a coalition bus in the Afghan capital of Kabul, ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns former Afghan president’s killing


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) The UN Security Council Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former Afghan president and chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, ... Read more...

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Kabul terror attack ends, all Taliban guerrillas killed


September 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 14 (IANS) A brazen terror attack in Kabul targeting the US embassy and the headquarters of the NATO-led security force ended Wednesday after an assault that lasted ... Read more...

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Kabul attacks not to intimidate US: Clinton


September 13th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday the suicide attacks targeting the US embassy in Kabul would not intimidate her country.Multiple blasts rocked the ... Read more...

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Blasts rock Kabul, Taliban target US embassy


September 13th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 13 (IANS) Multiple blasts rocked the Afghan capital Tuesday and heavily armed Taliban militants wearing suicide vests targeted the US embassy, triggering a fierce gunfight. Five suicide ... Read more...

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Afghans in Kabul abhor struggle for water


August 7th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) Besides the raging war against the Taliban, residents of the Afghan capital loathe one more aspect of their life -- their appalling daily struggle for ... Read more...

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Kabul civic body seeks MCD help


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A delegation from the Kabul Municipality headed by Deputy Mayor Khoghman Ulomi Friday met representatives of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to seek help ... Read more...

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Suicide blast rocks Kabul hospital


May 21st, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) Casualties are feared after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the emergency ward of a military hospital in the Afghan capital Saturday, Xinhua reported.The attacker ... Read more...

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Khans in Bollywood: Afghan traces their Pathan roots


May 17th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 17 (IANS) Over a year ago, when Kabul resident Mehboobullah Khan came to India to work with All India Radio, he could not have imagined that his ... Read more...

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In PM’s Kabul visit, a message of long-term support amidst insecurity


May 14th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 14 (IANS) When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached the flat, mud-hued city of Kabul surrounded by the majestic Hindu Kush range, he had one missive to carry ... Read more...

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Taliban create special unit to avenge Osama killing


May 5th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 5 (IANS/AKI) The Taliban have created a special unit in Afghanistan to avenge the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, an outfit commander in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Blast rocks Afghan capital, no casualties immediately reported


May 4th, 2011 - 4:02 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion hit the Afghan capital of Kabul on late Tuesday evening, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on early Wednesday morning."There was an explosion in ... Read more...

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Blast hits Kabul, details sketchy


May 4th, 2011 - 3:10 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion hit the Afghan capital of Kabul on late Tuesday evening, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said."We have a report of an explosion in Kabul. ... Read more...

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Two die in suicide attack at Kabul shopping mall (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 14 (IANS) Two people were killed Monday in a massive suicide bombing at a shopping mall that is frequented by foreigners in this Afghan capital, officials said.The blast happened in ... Read more...

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Is India-Pakistan back channel still working? (Capital Buzz)


January 30th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Pakistan's foreign minister during the five years when the two countries came closest to a settlement of its outstanding disputes, particularly on Jammu ... Read more...

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