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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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20 killed as suicide bomber targets funeral in Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Sep 4 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 others injured Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber hit a funeral procession in eastern ... Read more...

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Nearly 40 dead in Afghan violence


August 9th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 9 (IANS) Three NATO soldiers and 36 Taliban militants were killed in Afghan violence, Xinhua reported Thursday.The NATO soldiers were killed in a militant attack in eastern ... Read more...

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Obama adviser, Sherry Rehman trade barbs


July 29th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Tensions flared between the US and Pakistan as two top officials traded accusations of doing too little to combat Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Afghan woman official killed in blast


July 14th, 2012 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) An Afghan woman official and her husband died and 11 other people were injured when a sticky bomb attached to the couple's car went off in ... Read more...

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Two soldiers killed in NATO chopper crash


June 6th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 6 (IANS) Two soldiers with the NATO-led coalition forces were killed Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.The two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service ... Read more...

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NATO soldier killed in Taliban attack


April 28th, 2012 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) A NATO soldier was killed Friday in a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan.According to a statement released by NATO, Taliban attack claimed the life of ... Read more...

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Three women killed during NATO operation in eastern Afghanistan


April 28th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by BNO News
SAYDABAD DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least three women were killed Thursday during a clash between NATO-led forces and militants in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday. It was not immediately ... Read more...

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Attack on US airbase in Afghanistan kills two


March 6th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 5 (IANS) Two children died Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in front of a US airbase in eastern Afghanistan.The attack took place around 5.30 p.m. ... Read more...

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10 dead, 12 wounded in Afghan airport bombing (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and a dozen others injured Monday when a Taliban suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden vehicle near the gate ... Read more...

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Obama apologisesn over Quran burning


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama has apologised over the burning of Qurans by NATO troops at a US base in Afghanistan, calling it an inadvertent error, the ... Read more...

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20 Taliban fighters lay down arms


January 16th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 16 (IANS) Twenty Taliban fighters, among them a key rebel commander, Monday laid down arms in eastern Afghanistan to join a government peace process.The militants, led by ... Read more...

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3 ISAF personnel killed in eastern Afghanistan


December 4th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 3 (IANS) Three NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members were killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, reported Xihua, citing an ISAF press release.... Read more...

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3,000 Afghans protest long-term US deal


November 21st, 2011 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 3,000 people, mostly students, staged a protest in Afghanistan against an agreement that would allow a long-term presence of US troops in the country.A ... Read more...

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Four kids die in Afghanistan bombing


November 19th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 19 (IANS/AKI) Four children were killed in an explosion in Afghanistan Friday, a media report said.The children were playing in a park when the explosion occurred in Nangarhar ... Read more...

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Nine killed in Afghan bombings


November 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 12 (IANS) At least eight civilians were killed Saturday in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan, while a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police van, leaving five ... Read more...

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Insurgents kill NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan


November 10th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A coalition service member was killed on Wednesday when he was attacked by insurgents in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF said one of ... Read more...

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Over 60 militants killed in Afghanistan


November 9th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 9 (IANS) Over 60 Taliban militants were killed in fighting with security forces in eastern Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The fighting erupted Tuesday night when militants attacked Afghan ... Read more...

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Pakistan abets Afghan insurgents to limit Indian influence: US report


October 29th, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Pointing at insurgent safe havens in Pakistan as the biggest security threat, the US says Pakistan continues to tolerate and abet the insurgency in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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NATO-led air strike kills senior Haqqani leader in eastern Afghanistan


October 6th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- An airstrike carried out by coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed a senior Haqqani leader and two of his associates, the NATO-led International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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Leader of Haqqani network killed in Afghanistan


October 5th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 5 (IANS) A senior leader of the militant Haqqani network was killed in a NATO air strike in eastern Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Wednesday.Dilawar and two of his ... Read more...

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Seven insurgents killed in Afghanistan


September 26th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 26 (IANS) Afghan and NATO-led forces have killed seven insurgents and captured 32 in eastern Afghanistan, the NATO-led coalition said Monday.Xinhua quoted the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) ... Read more...

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NATO soldier dies of non-battle injury in Afghanistan


September 18th, 2011 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) A NATO soldier has died in Afghanistan of a non-battle related injury, the military alliance said in a statement."An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member ... Read more...

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UK Air Force buys 14 new Chinook choppers worth $1.64 billion for Afghan mission


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by BNO News
ODIHAM, UNITED KINGDOM (BNO NEWS) -- British Defense Secretary Liam Fox on Monday announced that the Royal Air Force (RAF) has agreed to buy more than a dozen new Chinook helicopters worth ... Read more...

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Bomb blast kills 5 more NATO troops in southern Afghanistan


August 11th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb killed five more coalition service members in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF said five of its service members ... Read more...

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NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan


August 6th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (IANS) A military helicopter with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, Xinhua reported."An International Security Assistance Force helicopter crashed in ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills NATO soldier in eastern Afghanistan


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb exploded in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing one coalition service member, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF said one of its service members ... Read more...

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Five NATO soldiers die in Afghanistan: ISAF


July 31st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Five coalition service members were killed in eastern and southern Afghanistan on Sunday as a result of three separate incidents, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF ... Read more...

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Taliban attack Afghan airport


July 26th, 2011 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 26 (IANS) Casualties were feared after Taliban militants attacked an airport in eastern Afghanistan Monday, Xinhua reported.The attack took place around 9.00 p.m. at Jalalabad airport ... Read more...

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20 die in Afghan suicide bombing (Lead)


June 25th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 25 (IANS) Twenty people were killed and 23 others were injured Saturday in a suicide car bombing in eastern Afghanistan's Logar province, Xinhua reported.The bomber detonated his ... Read more...

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Three American troops killed in eastern Afghanistan


June 1st, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A bomb blast killed three American service members in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the U.S. military confirmed on Tuesday.The U.S. military said three United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) service ... Read more...

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Taliban kill 35 road workers: Afghan official


May 19th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) Thirtyfive road construction workers were killed and 24 injured Thursday when Taliban insurgents raided a road construction company, Xinhua quoted provincial administration's spokesman as saying.Eight ... Read more...

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11 killed in Afghan attack


May 16th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 16 (IANS) At least 11 civilians were killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan Monday, Xinhua reported.The interior ministry said "enemies of peace and stability" - ... Read more...

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Indian PM wraps up Kabul visit


May 13th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 13 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday left for home after a two-day visit to Afghanistan during which he pledged to further the partnership between two countries ... Read more...

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Report of plot on Indian mission worrisome: PM


May 13th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday termed as "worrisome" reports that the Indian mission in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan was the target of a terror plot ... Read more...

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