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British soldier gives birth during Afghanistan deployment


September 20th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 20 (IANS) A woman British soldier has delivered a child in Afghanistan in a first of its kind incident.The Royal Artillery soldier, who did not know she was ... Read more...

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Two US soldiers killed by Afghan cop


August 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Afghan policeman shot dead two American servicemen in Afghanistan's western Farah province, the Pajhwok Afghan News reported Saturday.In a statement, NATO said two US ... Read more...

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37 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan this year


August 13th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 37 soldiers of the NATO-led coalition forces in Afghanistan have died so far since the beginning of this year, said an International ... Read more...

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Afghan police officer, two guards killed in bomb blast


August 1st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A senior police official in Afghanistan's Helmand province was killed along with his two bodyguards Wednesday when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle, Xinhua reported.Shah ... Read more...

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22 Taliban, five cops killed in Afghan attack


July 8th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 8 (IANS) Suspected Taliban militants launched a massive attack at a check-post in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province in which at least five policemen and 22 militants were ... 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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20 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 24th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) At least 20 Taliban militants, including four commanders, have been killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Xinhua reported Tuesday.Afghan forces backed by NATO troops launched an ... Read more...

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10 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 7 (IANS) At least 10 Taliban have been killed and two others held in Afghanistan's Helmand province, an official release said Saturday."Ten insurgents including two commanders were ... Read more...

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Car catches fire as Panetta lands in Afghanistan


March 15th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) An Afghan driven car was up in flames following an explosion onto the ramp area of a British airfield in Afghanistan, just when US Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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Six British soldiers feared killed in Afghanistan blast


March 7th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Six British soldiers were reported missing, believed killed, after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) ... Read more...

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Seven die in Afghanistan blast


February 28th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 28 (IANS) Seven civilians, including three children, were killed in a blast in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, authorities said Tuesday."Seven civilians were killed when a ... Read more...

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Four killed, 31 hurt in Afghan car bombing (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew up a explosives-laden car Thursday in the capital of Afghanistan's Helmand province, killing at least three other people and injuring 31, Xinhua ... 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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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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10 killed in Afghan roadside bombing


December 29th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 29 (IANS) At least 10 Afghan policemen were killed Thursday in a roadside bombing in the country's Helmand province, said a government official."The local policemen were travelling ... Read more...

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Georgia to send more troops to Afghanistan


December 21st, 2011 - 5:09 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgia's parliament has voted in favour of a plan to send more troops to Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).The initiative ... Read more...

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15 killed in Afghanistan road accident


November 12th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 12 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed Saturday in a road accident involving a bus, a car and two motorcycles in Afghanistan's Helmand province, police said."A passenger ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills police chief in southern Afghanistan


November 8th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by BNO News
LASHKARGAH, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A district police chief was among three people killed on late Sunday afternoon as a result of a roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, officials confirmed on ... Read more...

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Taliban planning ’spectacular’ attack in Afghanistan


August 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The Taliban are planning a "spectacular" terror attack in Afghanistan, the British army commander in the country has warned.Brigadier Ed Davis, who leads the Task ... Read more...

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10 policemen die in Afghan car bombing


July 31st, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 31 (IANS) At least 10 policemen and a child were killed Sunday in a powerful car bombing in Afghanistan, an official said.The incident took place around 8.30 a.m. ... Read more...

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18 Afghan civilians killed in blast (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 29 (IANS) Eighteen civilians were killed in a massive explosion when their mini-bus ran over a roadside bomb Friday morning in Afghanistan's Helmand province, police said.The incident ... Read more...

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100 militants killed in Afghan operation


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Over a hundred Taliban militants were killed in a three-day operation by Afghan and NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Saturday.Eighty militants were killed in ... Read more...

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Don’t shoot as you’ll wake up Afghans, soldiers told


July 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Coalition soldiers in Afghanistan were told not to shoot Taliban guerrillas planting mines as gunfire would "wake up and upset the locals", a former ... Read more...

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Taliban kidnap British soldier in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Hundreds of soldiers were Monday engaged in a search for a British soldier who has been kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Daily ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to return to Afghan combat duty


June 16th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry would soon return to combat duty in Afghanistan as he has been cleared as an Apache helicopter pilot, the Sky News reported.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalist goes missing


May 30th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 30 (IANS/AKI) The Pakistani correspondent of the Italian news agency AKI, who was abducted in 2006 by the Taliban, has gone missing since Sunday, officials said Monday.Syed ... Read more...

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How the world reacted to the British royal wedding


April 30th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Soldiers posted in Afghanistan took time off from their duties and had a wedding cake while ISS astronauts sent congratulatory messages and 200 Chinese couples themselves ... Read more...

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Afghan official sacked over concert featuring female singers without headscarves


March 29th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 29(ANI): The Deputy Governor of Afghanistan's Helmand province, Abdul Satar Mirzakwal, has been sacked for organizing a concert that featured female performers without headscarves.According to the BBC, Afghanistan President Hamid ... Read more...

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Taliban threat shuts mobile networks in Afghanistan’s Helmand province


March 24th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): All mobile companies in Afghanistan's Helmand province have switched of their networks after a Taliban threat.Helmand has been at the centre of Nato's effort to fight the ... Read more...

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11 militants killed in Afghanistan


March 6th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 6 (IANS) Eleven Taliban militants were killed by NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, an official said.The militants were killed after coalition forces' warplanes pounded their hideout in ... Read more...

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US-funded militia to be expanded in Afghanistan’s Helmand province: Mangal


February 18th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 18 (ANI): Golab Mangal, the Governor of Helmand province in Afghanistan, has said that the US-funded militia would be expanded in his province to strengthen its ongoing fight against ... Read more...

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Prince Charles honours Britain’s Gurkha soldiers


January 29th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles has paid tributes to the Gurkha soldiers killed or injured in the Afghanistan war, saying their contribution has made the war-torn country a better place.Charles ... Read more...

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Brit troops allegedly sent to Afghanistan to avoid reduction in size of army


January 15th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Britain's former Special Representative to Afghanistan, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, has said that British troops were sent to Afghanistan simply to avoid a reduction in the size of the ... Read more...

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54 drug smugglers held in Afghanistan


January 10th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 9 (IANS) Afghan police have confiscated over 700 kg of narcotics and apprehended 54 people on charges of drug trafficking, the interior ministry said Sunday."Counter-narcotics police have discovered 737 kg ... Read more...

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New four-inch gadget can helps spot snipers


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) British soldiers are to test a revolutionary new device in Afghanistan that can pinpoint the exact position of enemy snipers 1,000 yards away.The tiny computerised 'sniper spotter', which ... Read more...

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