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Afghanistan: Taliban commander behind NATO helicopter crash captured


September 17th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Afghan and coalition forces on Sunday arrested a Taliban commander who allegedly coordinated an attack against a coalition helicopter in eastern Afghanistan, killing two American soldiers, the ... Read more...

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Taliban posing as girls on Facebook to befriend soldiers


September 10th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) The Taliban are "posing as pretty girls" on social networking website Facebook in an attempt to befriend soldiers on the web and gather crucial information, ... Read more...

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11 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


September 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 9 (IANS) Afghan police and army, backed by the NATO-led coalition forces, have killed 11 Taliban militants in different provinces since Saturday, the country's Interior Ministry said ... Read more...

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British soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2009 was victim of friendly fire


September 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by BNO News
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A British soldier who died of wounds following an engagement in southern Afghanistan in December 2009 was attacked by U.S. helicopter crews who thought they were attacking ... Read more...

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NATO helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, killing 11


August 17th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Seven American service members and four Afghans were killed Thursday when a coalition helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, military officials said, in what was one of the ... Read more...

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61 militants killed in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 4 (IANS) A total of 61 Taliban militants have been killed in military operations carried out by Afghan forces and NATO-led coalition troops in the last 24 ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss visa issue, Afghanistan


June 1st, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India Friday pressed Britain for easing the visa regime for businessmen and students to boost investment and discussed the volatile situation in Afghanistan.Foreign Secretary Rajan ... Read more...

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills NATO troops, children near market


May 21st, 2012 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
TARIN KOT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing two coalition service members and two Afghan children, officials said. A ... Read more...

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Clinton’s visit: India, US to discuss Afghanistan, Iran, n-deal (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India and the US are set to discuss a host of global issues, including Afghanistan and Iran, and the progress in implementing their bilateral ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan


March 27th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- A coalition service member was killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. Few other details ... Read more...

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Rogue Afghan soldier kills two British troops in southern Afghanistan


March 26th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by BNO News
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- An Afghan soldier opened fire at the entrance to a coalition base in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing two British service members before he was shot ... Read more...

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Seven militants killed in Afghanstan


March 18th, 2012 - 6:58 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 18 (IANS) A total of seven militants were killed in Afghanistan during a joint operation in Kunar province Saturday, a source said."Based on intelligence, a unit of ... Read more...

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US imposes sanctions on key Taliban bomb-maker


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The US has targeted a key Taliban bomb-maker for sanctions, the first of its kind that aims to stifle the flow of the deadly improvised ... Read more...

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Seven Taliban killed, 18 held in Afghanistan


February 12th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 12 (IANS) Seven Taliban militants have been killed, two injured and 18 detained as suspects since Saturday in joint operations launched by the Afghan forces backed by ... Read more...

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Terrorist attack foiled in Afghanistan


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 2 (IANS) A terror attack has been thwarted in Afghanistan's Helmand province, said the provincial government Sunday after a car bomb was defused."A car bomb was found and ... Read more...

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French troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014


January 1st, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French armed forces will stay in Afghanistan even after the withdrawal of coalition troops in 2014, the country's defence minister said Sunday.Gerard Longuet made the ... Read more...

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Three Taliban killed in Afghanistan


December 29th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 29 (IANS) Three suspected Taliban were killed and four detained as Afghan forces and NATO-led coalition troops launched a series of security operations across the country, said ... Read more...

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1,400 cadets join Afghan army


December 18th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) A total of 1,400 cadets Sunday joined the Afghan National Army (ANA) after completing their two-month training, Xinhua reported."The newly graduated soldiers are ready to be ... Read more...

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Krishna to pitch for regional approach on Afghanistan


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Pakistan boycotting the Bonn conference on Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will represent India at the key global conclave ... Read more...

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India seeks regional framework, opposes meddling in Afghanistan


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Nov 2 (IANS) Stressing on an Afghan-led peace process, India Wednesday called for a regional framework for stabilising Afghanistan and ruled out competition - an allusion to Pakistan - ... Read more...

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General Kayani to attend Turkey meet


November 1st, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will hold talks with the military leaders of Turkey and Afghanistan in Istanbul.President Asif Ali Zardari reached Istanbul ... 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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Pakistan cannot continue to be safe haven for terror: US


September 21st, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) While not yet willing to blame the Haqqani network for assassinating former Afghan president, US military leaders say they will continue to strongly pressure Islamabad ... Read more...

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19 NATO tankers torched in Pakistan


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Nineteen NATO oil tankers went up in flames Monday afternoon after gunmen opened fire at the vehicles in southwest Pakistan.The attack occurred around 2.30 p.m. in ... Read more...

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ISI’s links with Haqqani network at core of US-Pak differences: Mullen


April 21st, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21(ANI): The US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, has categorically stated that the Inter-Services Intelligence's continued links with the Haqqani network are at the core of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Al- Qaeda returns to Afghanistan: US, Afghan officials


April 6th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 6 (ANI): Militant Islamist group Al-Qaeda is re-establishing itself as a force in Afghanistan's Korengal valley, claim both the US and Afghan officials.Over the past six to eight months, ... Read more...

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Pak Army admits majority of US drone attack casualties were terrorists, foreigners


March 9th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Miramshah, Mar 9(ANI): The Pakistan military has given the official version of US drone attacks in the nation's tribal region for the first time, and said that most of those killed ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills nine taxi passengers in northern Afghanistan


January 17th, 2011 - 3:12 am ICT by BNO News
AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb killed nine people traveling in a taxi in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, police and coalition forces said.The attack happened around 1 p.m. local time in ... Read more...

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Runaway armoured car smashes into the Nethercott’s garage


January 14th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Shaftesbury, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Nethercott's family home was just missed when an runaway armoured military vehicle smashed into their garage and completely destroyed it.At the time that that accident happened, ... Read more...

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‘Drones have made modern warfare into hi-tech video game’


December 28th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 28 (IANS) The drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), used by the US to take out militants in Pakistan's tribal regions, are the new face of modern warfare, ... 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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Obama’s war strategy in Afghanistan has “failed”: Taliban


December 18th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 18 (ANI): Taliban insurgents have dismissed the review of United States President Barack Obama's war strategy in Afghanistan, saying it has failed on both military and the civil administration ... Read more...

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US strategy working in Afghanistan: Robert Gates


December 9th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 9(ANI): United States Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said that he is "convinced" that the US strategy in Afghanistan is working.Gates gave his assessment on the second day of ... Read more...

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Brit-US forces’ secret strikes kill 3,200 Afghan Taliban in 90 days


December 1st, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 1 (ANI): Secret strike operations led by British and American Special Forces have reportedly killed 3,200 Taliban insurgents in Kabul in just 90 days time.The task was completed ... Read more...

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94 crucial documents about Pak to be posted on WikiLeaks this weekend


November 27th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): The whistleblower website, WikiLeaks, is expected to publish 94 documents about Pakistan this weekend, according to diplomatic sources.The documents mainly contain telegrams sent by the US Embassy ... Read more...

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