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Gas from TAPI likely to flow in five years: Official


August 18th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Gas from the ambitious Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is expected to start flowing into energy-starved India in another five years, official sources said.India in May ... Read more...

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Briton killed in Afghan police shooting


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) An Afghan soldier shot dead three foreigners, including a British citizen, who were training police recruits, the Guardian reported Monday.The attack took place in western Afghanistan's ... Read more...

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NATO oil tanker crashes into van in Afghanistan, killing 7


April 7th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by BNO News
KANDAHAR CITY, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least seven people were killed on early Friday morning when a NATO oil tanker truck crashed into a passenger van in southern Afghanistan, officials said ... Read more...

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11 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 1st, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 1 (IANS) At least 11 Taliban militants were killed, 13 were arrested and 35 surrendered in a countrywide operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Sunday.Police, army ... Read more...

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15 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


December 31st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 31 (IANS) At least 15 suspected Taliban militants have been killed and 55 arrested in a countrywide crackdown in Afghanistan by police, army and NATO forces, the ... 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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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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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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Over 2,300 Taliban join Afghan peace process: NATO


August 29th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 29 (IANS) Around 2,380 Taliban militants have renounced violence and joined the Afghan government-initiated peace process over the past one-and-half years, a NATO spokesman said Monday."Today, 2,385 ... Read more...

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Shunning Pakistan, Afghans rush to India for quality healthcare


May 29th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 29 (IANS) With the volatile security situation in neighbouring Pakistan, more and more Afghans are choosing to travel to India for medical treatment, and the Indian embassy here ... Read more...

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Mob attacks UN office in Afghanistan, 8 staffers killed


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 1 (IANS) At least eight UN staffers were feared to have been killed and another was injured Friday in northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif when an agitated mob ... Read more...

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Indian missions in Afghanistan under constant threat: Krishna


January 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A day before he leaves for Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said Indian missions in that country were under constant threat but President Hamid ... Read more...

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Six US tanks, three NATO tankers destroyed in Afghanistan, claims Taliban website


December 11th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 11(ANI): Six US tanks were destroyed by IED blasts in Karez-e-Safid and Tangyano areas of Afghanistan, and three NATO tankers were destroyed in Herat, according to reports.Reports from Nawzad ... Read more...

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In western Afghan city of Herat, Iran has a presence


November 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.14 (ANI): In Herat, the tie to Iran is hard to miss. Iranian money builds roads and industrial parks, store goods are likely to be from Iran, and Iranian cash ... Read more...

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Three blasts rock UN office in Afghanistan


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 23 (IANS) A UN office in Afghanistan's Herat city was hit by three blasts Saturday when a group of militants stormed the premises, a media report said."Armed militants attacked the ... Read more...

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Record number of women to stand in Afghan parliament polls


August 25th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul Aug 25 (ANI): A record number of female candidates will stand in Afghanistan's parliament elections next month, regardless of the everyday prejudice and death threats from the Taliban.Poll monitors said ... Read more...

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Taliban kill 25 road crew guards in Afghanistan


August 21st, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (DPA) Taliban militants killed 25 security guards of a road construction project in southern Afghanistan during a 13-hour firefight earlier in the week a government spokesman disclosed Saturday. "Dozen ... Read more...

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Five US soldiers killed in Afghan blasts (Lead)


July 24th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 24 (DPA) Five US soldiers were killed Saturday by roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan, while two policemen and a parliamentary candidate died in other attacks. A US military spokesman confirmed ... Read more...

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India to resume medical missions in Afghanistan


July 20th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) India is set to resume its medical missions in Afghanistan after a fresh reassurance about the safety of its nationals in that country. "There is no scaling ... Read more...

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CIA hires controversial Blackwater for providing security services in Afghanistan


June 24th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has reportedly hired the controversial private security firm, Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater, for providing security services in Afghanistan and elsewhere.According to ... Read more...

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Controversial US firm Blackwater awarded contract to provide security in Afghanistan


June 19th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI) : The US State department has awarded the U.S. Training Center, a business unit of the Moyock, which was formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, a contract worth more ... Read more...

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Civilian, NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan


May 31st, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 31 (DPA) NATO said Monday that one of its soldiers was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, where another foreign soldier was killed in a small arms ... Read more...

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Afghan peace cleric Rahman Gul shot dead in Kunar


May 18th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Chapa Dara (Afghanistan), May 18 (ANI): A prominent Afghan Muslim cleric was shot dead along with two of his family members in the country's restive Kunar province on Sunday.According to the BBC, ... Read more...

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Flash floods kill 87 Afghans in a week


May 9th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 9 (DPA) Flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed 87 people in Afghanistan in the past week as aid agencies were still trying to rush relief supplies to the ... Read more...

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Taliban execute four pro-government militiamen in Afghanistan


May 9th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 9 (DPA) Afghan and US troops killed 10 Taliban, including four suicide bombers, after they had beheaded four pro-government militiamen in western Afghanistan, an army commander said Sunday. A suicide ... Read more...

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20 killed in flash floods in western Afghanistan


May 5th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 5 (DPA) Afghan aid agencies and NATO troops Wednesday rushed relief supplies to western Afghanistan, where flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 20 people, officials said. The ... Read more...

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Pakistani militants threaten to kill hostages


April 20th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS/AKI) Asian Tigers, a formerly unknown militant outfit from Pakistan, has threatened to kill three hostages they had kidnapped last month in North Waziristan region near the Afghan ... Read more...

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India will not scale down its operation in Afghanistan: Menon


March 6th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon has said that India will not scale down its operation in Afghanistan."India and Afghanistan are stepping up security for Indians in ... Read more...

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Menon to discuss safety of Indians with Afghan Government


March 5th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI): National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon has reached Kabul to review the security of Indians working on several development projects across Afghanistan.Menon is expected to meet Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Three Americans killed in Afghan bomb explosions


November 14th, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 14 (DPA) Three Americans - two soldiers and a civilian - were killed in two roadside bomb explosions in Afghanistan, NATO-led military said Saturday. One NATO-led US soldier was killed ... Read more...

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US to protect Afghan population centers


October 28th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 28 (ANI): The United States has said it will take all steps to protect population centers in Afghanistan.At present, there are about ten top population centers.President Barack Obama, however, ... Read more...

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Spanish soldier killed in Afghanistan


October 7th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by BNO News
MADRID / KABUL (BNO NEWS) – A Spanish soldier was killed and several others were injured in an attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the country's defense ministry confirmed.The attack happened ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan tourist found dead in Uttar Pradesh


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 3 (IANS) A woman tourist from Sri Lanka was found dead near the railway tracks in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district, the police said Saturday. Herat Mudian Anulla, 61, was found dead ... Read more...

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Roadside bombs kill 36 civilians in Afghanistan (Roundup)


September 30th, 2009 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kandahar, Sep 29 (DPA) A roadside bomb believed to have been planted by Taliban militants struck a bus Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, killing 30 passengers and wounding 39 civilians, officials said. Two ... Read more...

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30 killed in Afghanistan landmine blast (Lead)


September 29th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 29 (Xinhua) At least 30 people were killed and 39 others injured Tuesday when the passenger bus in which they were travelling struck a landmine in southern Afghan province ... Read more...

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