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Afghanistan: At least 53 killed after bus crashes head-on with tanker in Ghazni


September 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
GHAZNI CITY, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Over 50 people were killed after a passenger bus crashed with an oil tanker in southern Afghanistan on Friday, local authorities said Saturday.The passenger bus operated ... Read more...

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Militant involved in Kandahar hijacking arrested in J&K; (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep (IANS) In what has been described as a major catch, top militant commander Mehraj-ud-din Dand, wanted for his involvement in the 1999 hijacking of flight IC-814 ... Read more...

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Arrested militant did business in Nepal: family


September 13th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) The family of the militant commander Mehraj-ud-din Dand, arrested in Kashmir for the 1999 hijacking of flight IC-814 to Afghanistan, Thursday said he was working as ... Read more...

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Man behind IC-814 hijack held in J&K; (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) Top militant commander Mehraj-ud-din Dand, wanted for his involvement in the 1999 hijacking of flight IC-814 to Kandahar and other terror attacks, has been arrested ... Read more...

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Terrorist wanted for Kandahar hijacking arrested


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) Mehraj-ud-din Dand, a terrorist wanted for his involvement in the hijacking of flight IC-814 flight to Kandahar and other terror attacks, has been arrested by ... Read more...

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33 insurgents killed in Afghanistan


August 26th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 26 (IANS) Thirty-three 33 Taliban insurgents have been killed by police, army and the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan since Saturday, the interior ministry said Sunday.Up to six ... Read more...

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Afghan police kill 15 militants, detain 11


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 23 (IANS) Afghan police have killed over a dozen Taliban militants and arrested 11 others during a series of operations since Wednesday, the interior ministry said in ... Read more...

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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... Read more...

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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... Read more...

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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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40 Taliban militants killed


August 12th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 12 (IANS) About 40 Taliban militants were killed by security forces in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Sunday.The anti-insurgency operations were carried out in more than half ... Read more...

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Afghan police kill 17 Taliban militants


July 31st, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 30 (IANS) Afghan police killed 17 Taliban militants and wounded five others across the country since Sunday, said Interior Ministry in a statement Monday."Afghan National Police backed ... Read more...

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Big B in awe of Southern superstars’ humility


July 12th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan teamed up with southern superstars like Prabhu, Nagarjuna and Shiva for an advertising campaign for a jewellery brand and says he is ... 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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Seven killed in Afghan bombing


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 2 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 23 injured when a suicide car bomb went off in Afghanistan's Kandahar city Monday, said an official."Based on ... Read more...

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42 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


June 17th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) Over 40 Taliban militants have been killed and 37 suspects detained during joint security operations in different provinces of Afghanistan in last 24 hours, the ... Read more...

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16 militants killed in Afghanistan


May 29th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 29 (IANS) Sixteen Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan during military operations, the interior ministry said Tuesday.Raids were carried out in nearly a dozen provinces including Kabul, ... Read more...

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20 Afghan militants killed


May 28th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) Over 20 Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan during military operations, the interior ministry said Monday.The Afghan police, army and the NATO-led coalition forces launched ... Read more...

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Eight Taliban killed in Afghanistan


May 6th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 6 (IANS) Eight Taliban militants have been killed during joint operations of Afghan forces and NATO troops in various Afghan provinces, the interior ministry said Sunday."Afghan police, ... Read more...

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Pakistani safe havens hinder Afghan war: US


April 25th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Pakistani safe havens and corruption are two factors retarding the progress of NATO forces in Afghanistan, according to a senior US military commander.Pakistan represents a ... Read more...

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Jail attack sign of Taliban’s strength: daily


April 16th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) The audacious Taliban attack on a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that freed about 400 prisoners is a demonstration of their physical and logistical strength, ... Read more...

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14 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 14 (IANS) At least 14 Taliban militants were killed and more than 30 injured in a "clean-up" operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Saturday.Nine missions were ... Read more...

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Seven die as oil tanker explodes in Afghanistan


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 6 (IANS) Seven people were killed and three injured Friday when an oil tanker exploded in southern Afghan province of Kandahar, police said."An oil tanker exploded at around ... Read more...

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Suspect in Afghan killings claims memory loss: Report


March 20th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in house-to-house shooting spree in southern Afghanistan a week ago told his lawyers that he had no ... Read more...

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Taliban vows to avenge US soldier’s shooting


March 12th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Taliban have promised relatives of the civilians killed by an American soldier in a shooting spree that they will carry out revenge attacks."(We) ... Read more...

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Taliban leader, five others killed in Afghanistan (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) In a massive manhunt launched across Afghanistan, a key Taliban leader named Mullah Musazai responsible for killing five Polish soldiers last year was shot ... Read more...

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Five militants killed, 22 held in Afghanistan


February 27th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Five suspected Taliban militants were killed and 22 arrested in joint operations in eight Afghan provinces, the interior ministry said Monday.The Afghan National Police, army, ... Read more...

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Kasab claims trial court’s death penalty verdict flawed (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Ajmal Kasab, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist, Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the reasoning by the trial court while awarding ... Read more...

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Trial court’s death penalty verdict flawed: Kasab


February 14th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Ajmal Kasab, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist, Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the reasoning by the trial court while awarding ... Read more...

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Five ccops among seven killed in Afghan attack (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 5 (IANS) Five policemen and two civilians, including a child, died in a car bomb attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar city Sunday."A car bomb (attack) carried out by ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Afghan car bomb attack


February 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 5 (IANS) At least seven people, including five police officers, were killed and 19 injured Sunday in a car bomb attack on the police headquarters in the southern ... Read more...

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17 Afghan militants captured


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 2 (IANs) Seventeen Taliban militants were captured in Afghanistan and large quantities of explosives and drugs were seized from them by the Afghan and NATO-led forces, the interior ... Read more...

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Six killed in Afghanistan bomb attack


January 4th, 2012 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 4 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 19 injured in a bomb attack in Afghanistan's Kandhar city Tuesday, said an official."A total of six people including ... 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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India toughens anti-hijack policy, but remains vulnerable (12 years after IC-814 hijack)


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Twelve years after the fateful hijacking of the Kathmandu-New Delhi Indian Airlines flight IC-814 and the infamous release of notorious militants to free hostages, ... Read more...

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