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Afghan education official shot dead


July 8th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 8 (IANS) An Afghan education official abducted 10 days ago was Sunday found shot dead in the western province of Badghis, Xinhua reported.Mohammad Mehdi was kidnapped along ... Read more...

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11 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan


May 18th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As many as 11 people, including four Taliban fighters, were killed and over a dozen others injured after militants attacked a provincial governor's ... Read more...

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Four U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash


April 21st, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Four American service members were killed on late Thursday evening when a helicopter belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed in southern Afghanistan, officials ... Read more...

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Avalanche kills 45 in Afghan province (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 12 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed Monday when an avalanche razed 13 houses in eastern Afghan province of Nuristan, an official said."The incident happened in Guru ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills four in Afghanistan


February 20th, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) A bomb planted near a road Sunday killed four civilians, including a child, in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, a former stronghold of the Taliban, the government ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to probe NATO airstrike on Pakistan


November 28th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 28 (IANS) Afghanistan will investigate Saturday's NATO airstrike on Pakistan in which 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed, authorities said."We are aware of the strike and would jointly ... Read more...

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13 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghanistan


November 26th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 13 insurgents were killed and 17 suspects detained by Afghan police during security operations over the last 24 hours, the Afghan interior ministry ... Read more...

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Four children killed in Afghanistan blast


November 1st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 1 (IANS) Four children were killed when a roadside bomb went off in Afghanistan's Wardak province, an official said."Four innocent children, all members of the same family, ... Read more...

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22 Taliban insurgents killed


October 17th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Afghan army and police, backed by NATO-led coalition forces, have killed 22 insurgents and captured 33 suspected rebels across the country, the Afghan interior ministry ... Read more...

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Haqqanis deny killing Rabbani: BBC


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) The Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network in an audio response to the BBC has denied its involvement in the killing of ex-Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani.Afghan officials blamed ... Read more...

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16 die in US drone strike in Pakistan


August 10th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed Wednesday in a US drone attack in Pakistan's northwest tribal area, media reports said.A US unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at ... Read more...

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21 killed in nightmare Kabul hotel attack


June 30th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 29 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed when Taliban fighters stormed a luxury hotel here and went on a slaughter spree before being shot dead or ... Read more...

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Pakistan plans to fence, mine border with Afghanistan


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan plans to fence and mine parts of its border with Afghanistan following attacks by militants who cross over from the neighbouring country, a media report ... Read more...

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Pakistan expresses concern over incursions NATO, Afghan militants


June 18th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- Pakistan on Friday said it has lodged a protest with the United States and Afghanistan over border incursions by NATO aircraft and Afghan militants, the Foreign Ministry said.The ... Read more...

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Conspiracy against Balochistan being planned in Afghanistan: Malik


April 25th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 25(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed that a new conspiracy is being hatched in Afghanistan to deteriorate law and order situation in Balochistan.Malik said he would take up ... Read more...

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Parliamentary vote recount begins in 12 Afghan provinces


February 27th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan officials have started recounting votes in 12 out of the country's 34 provinces for the Sep 18, 2010 parliamentary elections over allegations of electoral fraud, ... Read more...

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U.S. says not ‘abandoning’ critical Pech Valley but repositioning troops in Afghanistan


February 25th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 25(ANI): The United States military is planning a significant repositioning of its troops that would reduce the number of bases in eastern Afghanistan, which was once central to its ... Read more...

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Rights groups concerned over Afghan Govt. move to take control of women shelters


February 22nd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb.22 (ANI): Human Rights groups worry that Afghan government-run shelters will be disastrous for women and girls fleeing abuse."I don't trust many of the people in this government to decide ... Read more...

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Afghan Govt. accuses US linked private security firms of committing “major offences”


January 23rd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 23 (ANI): The Afghan government has reportedly listed a number of prominent private security companies, including some that work with the U.S. government, accusing them of committing "major offences."A ... Read more...

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Afghan Gen. detained over careless coalition raid that killed two private company guards


December 27th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): The Afghan Government has reportedly detained a senior general for his role in a careless coalition raid in Kabul that left two security guards of a private company ... Read more...

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Key Obama aide Holbrooke critical after aorta surgery


December 12th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.11. (ANI): U.S.President Barack Obama's Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, was said to be in critical condition on Saturday after undergoing aortic surgery at the George ... Read more...

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Pak Army’s proposal to mediate between US, Mullah Omar rejected: WikiLeaks


December 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 4(ANI): The Pakistan Army had offered to mediate between the US with Taliban leader Mullah Omar, said Afghan intelligence chief Amarullah Saleh, a diplomatic cable unveiled by whistle-blower website ... Read more...

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Clinton rejects Wikileaks report of US criticising UK’s effort in Afghanistan


December 4th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slammed revelations by whistle blower website Wikileaks that America and Afghanistan had criticised British forces for not being up to the ... Read more...

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UK’s MI6 ‘blamed for bringing in Taliban imposter’ for talks


November 26th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.26 (ANI): Britain's external intelligence agency MI6 is said to have brought in the fake Taliban commander touted as key to resolving the conflict in Afghanistan.According to The Telegraph, the ... Read more...

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Taliban leaders without clout taking part in Kabul talks


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 23 (ANI): Western and Afghan officials have said that the ongoing "peace council" talks in Kabul may not emerge with the desired results because it is being hamstrung by ... Read more...

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Zardari-led govt worse than Musharraf’s regime for Balochistan: Brahamdagh Bugti


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 23 (ANI): Exiled Balochistan leader Brahamdagh Bugti has said that although the tactics of the incumbent government led by President Asif Ali Zardari are different from those adopted by ... Read more...

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Afghanistan “providing refuge” to elements terrorising Pakistan: Rehman Malik


September 16th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 16 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that Afghanistan is acting as a sanctuary for the terrorists functioning against Pakistan."Afghanistan is providing refuge to elements who are ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to ban private security firms


August 17th, 2010 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 17 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to disband all foreign and domestic private security companies by next year, his chief spokesman said Monday. "The government of Afghanistan has decided that ... Read more...

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‘Pak working effectively to contain all terrorists’, says Pak envoy to US


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said that his country does not share Taliban's ideology, and it is working to contain the threat posed by the ... Read more...

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ISI-Taliban links “a concern” to US, says Gates


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2(ANI): The United States has acknowledged that the allegations that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency is guiding the Taliban were "a concern"."There's no question about it (ISI-Taliban link concern), ... Read more...

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US, Afghanistan have no option but to work with Pak despite ISI-Taliban nexus: Experts


July 28th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28(ANI): Despite the huge cache of leaked classified US military documents proving links between Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Taliban, experts say that the U.S. and Afghanistan have ... Read more...

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Karzai opens Kabul Conference


July 20th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 20 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai opened an international conference Tuesday aimed at charting a new course on how billions in development aid are to be spent in the ... Read more...

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Afghan military officers to be trained in Pakistan


July 1st, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 1 (ANI): Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has agreed to send some military officers to Pakistan for training.According to the Washington Post, this is a significant policy shift, and signals ... Read more...

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15 insurgents killed by their own bombs in Afghan mosque


June 27th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 27 (DPA) Eight Arab, five Pakistani and two Afghan militants were killed when bombs they were making exploded prematurely inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, the interior ministry said ... Read more...

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Taliban releases bodies of six Pak troops, search for missing security officials continues


June 19th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jun.19 (ANI): Bodies of six Frontier Corps (FC) officials have reportedly been retrieved from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas' Mohmand Agency by a tribal jirga, as the search for over ... Read more...

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