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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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52 killed in series of attacks across Iraq


September 9th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 9 (IANS) A series of bombs and gunfire attacks across Iraq Sunday left some 52 Iraqis dead and more than 200 others injured, in what appeared to be ... Read more...

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30 wounded in Iraq bombings


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 30 people were wounded in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq's Baquba city, Xinhua reported.The coordinated attacks took place Saturday. Two roadside bombs ... Read more...

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Eight killed in separate attacks in Iraq


August 27th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 26 (IANS) Eight security personnelmembers were killed in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in and near Baghdad Sunday, police said.In Baghdad, gunmen attacked the building of a local ... Read more...

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Now, make-up to see you through a blast


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Scientists have created a versatile camouflage paint that protects soliders from blast-induced intense heat, hides them from the enemy and also repels mosquitoes.The novel face paint, ... Read more...

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Over 40 killed in Iraq violence (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 23 (IANS) A series of bomb and gun attacks struck Iraq early Monday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens more, the interior ministry said.The deadliest attack ... 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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Iraq official survives bomb attack


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 22 (IANS) The governor of eastern Iraq's Diyala province Saturday survived a roadside bomb explosion that targetted his convoy, Xinhua reported.Governor Hisham al-Hiyali was travelling Saturday near the ... Read more...

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20 killed, 64 wounded in attacks in Baghdad


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 23 (IANS) Twenty people were killed and 64 wounded Thursday in a series of bomb and gun attacks across the Iraqi capital, authorities said.A booby-trapped car exploded near ... Read more...

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63 killed in Iraq violence (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 63 people were killed and some 185 were wounded in a spate of bomb attacks across Iraqi capital Baghdad Thursday morning, an interior ministry ... Read more...

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27 killed in Iraq bomb attacks


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and some 154 wounded in a spate of car blasts and bomb attacks in Baghdad Thursday morning, an interior ministry ... Read more...

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New laser can detect roadside bombs


September 18th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Lasers may pick out roadside bombs and help in identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs), often used by terrorists, new research says.Marcos Dantus, chemistry professor at ... Read more...

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Osama vengeance: Al Qaeda vows 100 attacks in Iraq


August 21st, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 21 (IANS) An Al Qaeda-linked group has vowed to launch 100 attacks in Iraq to avenge the death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Four killed in Iraq bomb blasts


August 12th, 2011 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 12 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 24 injured after two roadside bombs exploded near a mosque in Iraq, Xinhua reported.The twin blasts occurred in ... Read more...

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18 Afghan civilians killed in blast (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 29 (IANS) Eighteen civilians were killed in a massive explosion when their mini-bus ran over a roadside bomb Friday morning in Afghanistan's Helmand province, police said.The incident ... Read more...

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487 killed in Afghanistan in past month: Official


April 24th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) At least 487 people, including Taliban insurgents, civilians and policemen, have been killed in insurgency-hit Afghanistan in the past month, Xinhua reported Sunday quoting a ... Read more...

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US escalating airdrops to troops in Afghanistan


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Waza Khwa (Afghanistan), Apr. 22 (ANI): The U.S. military, using Google Earth and disposable parachutes, is escalating its airdrops to troops in isolated outposts, to avoid exposing ground convoys to ambushes ... Read more...

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Brit troops to get stunglasses to resist shotgun blast at point-blank range


April 10th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Apr 10 (ANI): Stunglasses, fitted with special lenses that can resist a shotgun blast at almost point-blank range, would be issued to British troops in Afghanistan.The Sawfly glasses and Bullet ... Read more...

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Giant pouched rats could be potential bomb detectors: African Army


March 16th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.16 (ANI): The African Army Research Office has paid an Oklahoma State University's Zoology professor to study the African giant pouched rat to detect its ability to find bombs. The animal ... Read more...

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Brit forces get ‘game-changing’ technology to fight Taliban in Afghanistan


February 26th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26(ANI): British forces in Afghanistan can now track Taliban fighters with revolutionary facial recognition technology harnessed to images beamed to the ground by giant spy-in-the-sky barrage balloons floating at ... Read more...

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Human rights groups in Afghanistan shift focus from NATO to atrocities by Taliban


February 10th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 10(ANI): Human rights groups working in war-torn Afghanistan have shifted their focus from abuses attributed to NATO forces towards those committed by Taliban insurgents.The change in attitude is prompted ... Read more...

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New solar-powered glass road to melt snow on roads


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): An expert has come up with a novel idea for dealing with snowy roads: replacing them with a glass surface embedded with solar cells that generate power form ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban “not on the ropes yet”: NATO chief


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Lieutenant General David Rodriguez, head of the NATO Joint Command and Deputy Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, has warned that the Taliban is far from being ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda actively planning to make ‘dirty bomb’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): After getting close to producing workable and efficient "biological and chemical weapons", Al-Qaeda is actively trying to get nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists from Pakistan to build ... Read more...

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12 Taliban guerrillas killed in Afghanistan


January 19th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 19 (IANS) Twelve Taliban guerrillas were killed and six others were injured when their explosive device went off in Afghanistan's Faryab province, authorities said."The militants were busy in making ... 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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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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Afghan militants have entered Pak to launch terror activities: Rehman Malik


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 3 (ANI): Illegal migrants from Afghanistan are involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed."Terrorists from Afghanistan have entered our country to carry out terrorist ... Read more...

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US developing ‘flying’ armoured vehicle


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) The Pentagon is developing a futuristic machine similar to a Humvee used for patrolling on the ground but which could turn into a helicopter at the touch ... Read more...

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MoD bans women soldiers from fighting on frontline


November 30th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence has come to the decision that women soldiers will not be allowed to fight on the frontline in battle.The decision was made after reviewing ... Read more...

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Explosives “being transported from Afghanistan to Pak” for terror attacks: Malik


November 25th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 25 (ANI): The explosives used in bomb attacks on Pakistani territory are being smuggled from Afghanistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said."All these IEDs (improvised-explosive devices) are actually being transported ... Read more...

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Two Taliban leaders killed in Afghanistan


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): Two Taliban leaders have been killed by NATO troops - on each in eastern and western Afghanistan - over the weekend.The Daily Express quoted the coalition as saying ... Read more...

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Children safer in Kabul than London: NATO envoy


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A British diplomat has sparked fury after claiming that Kabul is a safer place for children than Britain's major cities.Afghanistan has one of the world's highest child mortality ... Read more...

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Taliban tenacity, ineffective governance negating Pak army gains in S.Waziristan


November 20th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Wana (Pakistan), Nov 20 (ANI): Although the Pakistan army had launched a major offensive in South Waziristan one year ago, bands of fighters continue to assert their presence with gunfire, rockets ... Read more...

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Looted goods from NATO trucks openly being sold in Pak markets


October 11th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 11(ANI): Looted goods from NATO supply convoys en route to military bases in Afghanistan, can be brought at cheap prices from a black market in Peshawar.The merchandise can be brought ... Read more...

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