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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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11 killed in NATO chopper crash in Afghanistan


August 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) Eleven people, including four NATO and three US soldiers, were killed Thursday when a NATO military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan's Kandhar province, Xinhua reported.The ISAF helicopter ... Read more...

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Twin blasts kill 14 in Afghanistan


July 8th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 8 (IANS) Fourteen civilians died in a twin bomb attack in Afghanistan Sunday, police said.Two roadside bombs hit a tractor and a mini-truck around 8.00 a.m. in ... Read more...

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Taliban using kids as suicide bombers in Afghanistan


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 3 (IANS) The arrest of two children and a teenager with bombs and remote-controlled devices in Afganistan's former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar has sparked fears that the ... Read more...

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Panetta’s safe haven comment unhelpful: Pakistan (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent comment on militant safe havens in the country and said "such statements are unhelpful in bringing about ... Read more...

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Four dead in attack on Afghan governor’s office


April 28th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) At least two Taliban militants and two policemen were killed when the rebels Saturday attacked the office of the governor of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Afghan soldier kills US serviceman


April 27th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 27 (IANS) An Afghan soldier opened fire at NATO forces in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, killing a US serviceman and an Afghan interpreter, a media report said Friday.Armed with ... 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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US to release five Taliban from Guantanamo?


April 1st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US was ready to release five Taliban leaders from the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay under certain conditions, an Afghan official has said.Mohammad ... Read more...

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Clinton regrets Afghan shooting incident


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed "deep regret" over the shooting incident in Afghanistan in which a US soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians, ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks early security handover: Karzai


March 16th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 16 (IANS) The US and the Afghan governments should work together for an early handover of security responsibility, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said.According to a Karzai ... Read more...

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Shooting rampage: US soldier moved out of Afghanistan


March 15th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The US soldier who was accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan has been transferred out of the country, the Pentagon said Wednesday. "He has ... 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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Three hurt in shooting at Afghan memorial service


March 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 13 (IANS) At least three people were injured in a shooting Tuesday at a service held for 16 Afghan civilians killed by a US soldier in Kandahar province, ... Read more...

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Gunman in Afghan killing acted alone: Pentagon


March 13th, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A lone American soldier was involved in the shooting deaths of 16 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar province over the weekend, the Pentagon said.The soldier, who left ... Read more...

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Obama calls Karzai over civilian killings


March 12th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to express his "shock and sadness" at the killing of Afghan civilians.A US soldier Sunday ... Read more...

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Karzai condemns, US saddened over Afghan killings (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, March 11 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Sunday strongly condemned the killing of 16 civilians, including nine children and three women by a US soldier in Kandahar province.Five others ... Read more...

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US vows full accountability in Afghan shooting (Lead, Changing dateline)


March 11th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Anyone found responsible for the killing of over a dozen civilians in Afghanistan would be punished, said General John Allen, commander of the US and ... Read more...

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US soldier kills 17 in Afghan shooting rampage


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US soldier has been detained after shooting dead at least 17 civilians near his base in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan Sunday morning, Afghan ... Read more...

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U.S. soldier detained after opening fire at Afghan civilians


March 11th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. service member was arrested on early Sunday morning after going on a shooting spree in southern Afghanistan, killing as many as seventeen civilians and injuring ... Read more...

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Taliban evicted from Afghan district


March 10th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) Afghan forces backed by NATO troops have evicted Taliban militants from a district in southern Kandahar province and established government control there, Xinhua reported Saturday.After ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills four in Afghanistan


February 20th, 2012 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) A bomb planted near a road Sunday killed four civilians, including a child, in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, a former stronghold of the Taliban, the government ... Read more...

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Afghan troops kill two Pakistanis


February 12th, 2012 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Two Pakistani nationals were killed by Afghan security forces when they tried to lay a landmine near the border, media reports said Saturday.The Pakistanis tried ... Read more...

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Three killed Afghanistan mine blast


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 23 (IANS) Three people were killed in Afghanistan Friday in a mine explosion in Kandahar province, the interior ministry said."Three innocent civilians were killed when a sticky ... Read more...

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50 Taliban rebels lay down arms in Afghanistan


December 20th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 20 (IANS) Fifty Taliban guerrillas Tuesday laid down arms in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, an official said."The former Taliban fighters under Hajji Malim had been active in ... 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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Five Pakistani militants killed in Afghanistan


November 8th, 2011 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 8 (IANS) Five Pakistani militants have been killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar province by the Afghan National Police (ANP), the provincial government said.Another Afghan militant was also killed ... Read more...

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Blast, gunshots rock Afghanistan’s Kandahar


October 9th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Oct 9 (IANS) A blast rocked Kandahar city, the capital of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Saturday night followed by gun shots, officials said."It was rocket attack into the Kandahar ... Read more...

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34 killed in Afghan bus accident


August 20th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Thirty-four people were killed and 24 others were injured Saturday when the passenger bus in which they were travelling turned turtle in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, ... Read more...

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Five killed in blast at Wali Karzai memorial service


July 14th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) Five people were killed and 15 injured Thursday in a suicide bombing attack in Kandahar city when people had gathered to pay homage to the Afghan ... Read more...

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23 suicide attackers killed, four held in Afghanistan


May 8th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) Afghan security forces killed 23 suicide attackers and detained four others while fighting Taliban insurgents in the southern Kandahar province, Xinhua Sunday quoted the government ... Read more...

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Osama was hale and hearty, says wife


May 7th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Osama bin Laden, who was shot dead by US forces May 2, was hale and hearty and was "not on dialysis", the Al Qaeda leader's ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda leaders were in Karachi on 9/11: WikiLeaks


April 25th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Some senior Al Qaeda leaders were in Pakistan's Karachi city Sep 11, 2001 and most returned to Afghanistan within a day, Washington Post reported Monday citing ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber hits Afghan army base


April 16th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) A suicide bomber Saturday attacked an Afghan army base in Gambiray area in the eastern province of Laghman. Casualties are feared.Laghman province is located near the ... Read more...

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Koran protests resume in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Apr. 3 (ANI): The burning of a copy of the Koran in the United States has led hundreds of people to take to the streets of Afghanistan's Kandahar province on ... Read more...

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