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Roadside bomb kills 5 family members in southern Afghanistan


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by BNO News
TARINKOT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb attack killed at least five members of a family in southern Afghanistan, local authorities said Friday.The family was traveling in their vehicle and on ... Read more...

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Twelve killed in Afghan suicide bombing


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 12 people were killed and 59 injured in central Afghanistan Saturday when two suicide bombers struck a US-Afghan military base, according to ... Read more...

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Karzai advisor’s family members killed


August 21st, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's Paktia province Monday killed three members of the family of an advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, media reported."Brother ... Read more...

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Governor among 22 killed in Afghan suicide attack


July 15th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) At least 22 people, including a provincial governor, were killed and 60 injured Saturday in Afghanistan following a suicide bombing attack during a wedding ceremony, RIA ... Read more...

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Terror attack foiled in Turkey


July 8th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 7 (IANS) A major terror attack was foiled Saturday when Turkish security forces seized 150 kg of explosives in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Xinhua reported.Security forces found ... Read more...

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Abducted British tourist released in Turkey


June 4th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 4 (IANS) A British tourist who was abducted by the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party in Turkey was freed Monday, a media report said.Citing the local Dogan news agency, ... Read more...

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11 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan


May 18th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As many as 11 people, including four Taliban fighters, were killed and over a dozen others injured after militants attacked a provincial governor's ... 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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Over 40 Taliban surrender in Afghanistan


April 26th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 26 (IANS) Two groups of Taliban - comprising 33 and 10 rebels - Thursday gave up arms and joined the peace process in Afghanistan, officials said.The first ... Read more...

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Avalanche kills 45 in Afghan province (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 12 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed Monday when an avalanche razed 13 houses in eastern Afghan province of Nuristan, an official said."The incident happened in Guru ... 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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Six Taliban killed, 19 surrender in Afghanistan


February 13th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 13 (IANS) At least six Taliban rebels, including a commander named Fida Mohammad, have been killed in a clash with security forces while 19 have surrendered in ... Read more...

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Four killed in Afghanistan chopper crash


February 12th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 12 (IANS) Four people were killed in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province Sunday after their contract helicopter for NATO-led forces crashed, a senior official said."A contract helicopter, which was ... Read more...

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27 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan


January 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) Twenty-seven Taliban militants surrendered before government authorities in Afghanistan Sunday, Xinhua reported.According to a top provincial official, a seven-member group of Taliban militants surrendered in ... Read more...

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20 Taliban fighters lay down arms


January 16th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 16 (IANS) Twenty Taliban fighters, among them a key rebel commander, Monday laid down arms in eastern Afghanistan to join a government peace process.The militants, led by ... Read more...

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Argentine governor ‘accidentally’ killed by gunshot


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) A provincial governor in Argentina has died of a gunshot at home while celebrating the new year with family.According to the police, Carlos Soria, the Rio ... 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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18 insurgents killed in Afghanistan


November 21st, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 21 (IANS) Eighteen insurgents have been killed in Afghanistan's Nuristan province in a cleanup operation, an official said Monday."A joint cleanup operation was launched by Afghan Border Police, ... Read more...

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Cristina Fernandez re-elected president of Argentina


October 24th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 24 (IANS) Cristina Fernandez has been re-elected president of Argentine with nearly 53 percent of the votes, officials said.Fernandez got 52.81 percent of the votes in Sunday's ... Read more...

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16 killed in attack on Afghan governor’s office


August 14th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed when about six suicide bombers attacked a provincial governor's office in northern Afghanistan Sunday, Xinhua reported.The incident took place at ... Read more...

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25 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan, BBC reporter dead (Lead)


July 28th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS) Taliban militants launched multiple suicide bombings in a southern Afghan city Thursday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. Among the dead were six militants ... Read more...

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Karzai advisor, lawmaker shot dead in Kabul (Second Lead)


July 18th, 2011 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) Jan Mohammad Khan, an advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a former provincial governor, was shot dead along with a visiting lawmaker during a ... Read more...

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25 killed in twin car bomb blasts in Iraq


June 21st, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 21 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 34 others injured Tuesday morning in two car bomb explosions in a central Iraqi city, Xinhua reported.The blasts occurred ... Read more...

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Afghan provincial governor succumbs to suicide blast injuries


May 29th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 29 (IANS) Governor of northern Afghanistan's Takhar province died of injuries suffered in a suicide bomb attack on his office Saturday."Abdul Jabbar Taqwa succumbed to injuries this ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Afghan suicide blast (Lead)


May 28th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) At least seven people, including two top police officers and three German soldiers, were killed and nine others, including a provincial governor, were injured ... Read more...

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20 blasts rocks Afghanistan, 16 injured


May 7th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 7 (IANS) Twenty blasts, including two suicide bombings, Saturday rocked Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar, leaving at least 16 injured, Xinhua reported.The blasts took place in the ... Read more...

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EU rebukes Pakistan for going slow against Taliban


April 16th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 16 (IANS) The European Parliament has rebuked Pakistan for the slow progress in the fight against Taliban militancy in the country and directed the European Commission ... Read more...

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Rebels kill eight in Philippines


April 4th, 2011 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Manila, April 4 (IANS) Philippine rebels have killed eight people and wounded three others in the country's southern Maguindanao province, Xinhua reported Monday.The victims were supporters of Maguindanao provincial governor, ... Read more...

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Four die in Iraq clashes between protesters and security (Lead)


February 25th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 25 (IANS) Three protesters were killed in Iraq's Mosul town while another died in Kirkuk province during demonstrations in Iraq, a media report said.Three protesters were killed and five ... Read more...

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Afghan war brought ‘radicalization’ biggest disaster for US-Pak people: Imran Khan


January 28th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 28 (ANI): Former cricket star turned Pakistani politician Imran Khan has criticised the war in Afghanistan, saying that is causing 'radicalization' that would be disastrous not only for ... Read more...

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Pope urges Pakistan to scrap blasphemy law


January 10th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Jan.10 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has called on Pakistan to scrap its draconian blasphemy law following the assassination of a provincial governor last week, saying the legislation is a pretext for ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton condemns assassination of Pak Punjab governor


January 5th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5(ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned the assassination of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, calling his death "a great loss".Taseer was shot dead on Tuesday in ... Read more...

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Taliban’s top-ranking leader killed in Afghanistan


January 1st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) A top-ranking Taliban leader, who was trained in Pakistan and involved in making improvised explosive devices, suicide vests and anti-aircraft weapons, has been killed by the NATO ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills 14 civilians in Helmand


December 31st, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 31 (ANI): A minibus packed with civilians, including women and children, was blown apart by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province on Thursday, killing 14 passengers and ... Read more...

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Despite successful U.S. attacks in N W Afghanistan, Taliban in control


October 24th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Maqur (Afghanistan), Oct.24 (ANI): Despite successful U.S. attacks on Taliban leaders in Afghanistan's northwest, insurgency remains in control.Though several top commanders have been killed recently, there still remains a large gap ... Read more...

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