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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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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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U.S. program releases Afghan insurgents in exchange for peace pledges


May 7th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hoping to build trust between fractious tribes and boosting peace negotiations with the Taliban, the United States has released as many as 20 high-level detainees from a ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers attack Kabul shortly after Obama’s visit


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring several others, officials said. It happened shortly ... 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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More than 400 Afghan women jailed for ‘moral crimes’


March 29th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of women are currently imprisoned in Afghanistan for so-called 'moral crimes', including running away from forced marriages and extra-marital sex charges after being raped, according to ... 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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Turkish military helicopter crashes in Kabul, killing 16


March 18th, 2012 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Friday morning, killing twelve soldiers and four civilians ... Read more...

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Actor Kader Khan designing courses for Arabic, Urdu speakers (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


March 8th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) For over 40 years we have known Kader Khan for his humour and dialogues. But now this Kabul-born Bollywood actor is immersed in academics. He has ... Read more...

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Guess who’s designing Islamic language courses? Kader Khan


March 8th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) For over 40 years we have known Kader Khan for his humour and dialogues. But now this septuagenarian is too busy with academics - the Kabul-born ... Read more...

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Malaysians protest Quran burning in Afghanistan


February 24th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) A group of Malaysian Muslims marched from a mosque to the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur after Friday prayers to protest against the burning ... Read more...

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Afghanistan and China sign multi-billion oil development deal


December 29th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The governments of Afghanistan and China agreed to an oil development deal on Wednesday which is expected to deliver up to $7 billion in profits for Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 55 at Shiite shrine in Kabul


December 7th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 55 people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber targeted a large group of Shiites at a shrine in the Afghan capital of ... Read more...

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US blocks property of Haqqani network commander


November 1st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US Tuesday blocked the properties of a key commander of the Haqqani network, described by American officials as "a veritable arm" of Pakistani spy ... 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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UNSC condemns former Afghan president’s killing


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) The UN Security Council Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former Afghan president and chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, ... Read more...

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At least six killed in Kabul, Afghanistan clashes


August 9th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were killed and 18 others were wounded during clashes triggered by land disputes in Kabul, Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday.The clashes broke out at ... Read more...

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s aide shot dead in attack


July 18th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A close aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai was among several people killed on Sunday during an attack on his residence, officials said on Monday.Presidential adviser and ... Read more...

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NATO claims it has killed second most wanted Al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan


April 26th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr. 26 (ANI): The US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday that they had killed the second most wanted insurgent in the country.Abu Hafs al-Najdi, also ... Read more...

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Terror attack on Kabul supermarket kills 9


January 29th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least nine people on Friday, officials said. Foreigners were among the casualties.The attack took place at ... Read more...

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Gen. Petraeus says Afghan mission made impressive progress despite highest coalition death toll in 2010


January 26th, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- General David Petraeus, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), on Tuesday announced that the mission in Afghanistan made impressive progress in 2010.The ISAF and Afghan ... Read more...

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Five army men named for Kirti Chakra, 21 to get Shaurya Chakra


January 25th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Five army men were Tuesday named for Kirti Chakra, the country's second highest peacetime gallantry medal, including one posthumously, and 21 others for Shaurya Chakra, the ... Read more...

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‘ISI blew CIA station chief’s cover in retaliation to Mumbai massacre implication’


December 18th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency has pulled its top clandestine officer out of Pakistan amid an escalating war of recriminations between American and Pakistani spies, with some US officials ... Read more...

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Coalition routs Taliban in southern Afghanistan


October 21st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Arghandab/Kabul (Afghanistan), Oct. 21 (ANI): American and Afghan forces have reportedly routed the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, forcing many hardened fighters to flee strongholds that they have held for years.The New ... Read more...

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15 injured after two blasts in eastern Afghanistan


September 24th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) – At least 15 people were injured after two explosive devices detonated in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday night, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force informed on Thursday.Insurgents planted ... Read more...

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Polls in Afghanistan marred by fraud and violence, but international community praises election turnout


September 19th, 2010 - 3:56 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) – As polls closed in Afghanistan on Saturday, ballot counting began and a number of irregularities were discovered in the aftermath of an election that resulted in at ... Read more...

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U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan lauds election turnout and praises voters


September 19th, 2010 - 2:12 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Embassy in Kabul praised the elections in Afghanistan, as millions of Afghans turned out to vote despite rocket attacks and sporadic violence spread across the ... Read more...

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Haqqani Network facilitator and several insurgents captured in Afghanistan


September 13th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Afghan and coalition security forces captured a Haqqani Network facilitator, along with several insurgents, during two overnight operations in Khost province, NATO said on Monday.Intelligence sources led ... Read more...

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Quran burning protester shot dead in Afghanistan, several injured


September 10th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) – Upon pastor's plan of Quran burning, thousands of Afghans have gathered across the middle eastern country, protesting and some even threatening to attack U.S. bases, local media ... Read more...

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Security forces rescue 27 Afghans illegaly imprisoned and tortured in secret Taliban prison


August 19th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A joint operation in southern Afghanistan found 27 Afghan men who were being held as prisoners illegally by the Taliban in a makeshift prison compound near Musa ... Read more...

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Taliban kills 220 civilians in July despite new “code of conduct”


August 4th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Mullah Omar, the Taliban's spiritual leader, recently released a revised code of conduct as an attempt to shape perceptions, but insurgent violence continues to harm ... Read more...

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US taxpayers unwittingly funding Afghan warlords to protect NATO convoys


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul (Afghanistan) June 22 (ANI): A Congressional investigation hasrevealed that American taxpayers have unwittingly funded a network ofwarlords across Afghanistan to ensure the safety of NATO convoysoperating outside ... Read more...

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U.S. Embassy Kabul welcomes the results of the Consultative Peace Jirga


June 5th, 2010 - 2:35 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The United States Embassy of Kabul, Afghanistan welcomed on Friday the conclusion of the Consultative Peace Jirga held in Kabul over the last three days, the Deputy ... Read more...

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Child Brides Flogged In Afghanistan As Cops Do Not Follow Law


June 1st, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Kabul, Afghanistan, June 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a shocking development, two Afghan girls in their teenage where whipped when they tried to get out of the marriage forced on them ... Read more...

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Missing Afgan passenger aircraft found, recovery operations underway


May 21st, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) – The location of the missing Afghan passenger aircraft, which was reported missing on Monday, was confirmed, NATO said Thursday.Aircrews from the Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) ... Read more...

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