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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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Taliban threat from AfPak real: Air chief

April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Increasing Talibanisation of Pakistan and shifting of terror focus from AfPak region would pose a serious security threat to India in the next two years, ... Read more...

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Canadian air force units to return to Indian roots

November 17th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Two Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons with origins in India 67 years ago are returning to their roots here beginning Friday to renew ... Read more...

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Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Slams Dove World Outreach Center’s Proposal To Burn Quran

September 7th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Kabul, Sep 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The top US commander in Afghanistan has expressed his view about a proposal by an American church to burn copies of the Islamic holy book ... Read more...

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Updated Taliban Code Of Conduct Unveiled

August 4th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Taliban extremists in Afghanistan have issued a new code of conduct that asks the fighters to evade killing the civilians. They have also been asked ... Read more...

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Afghanistan not surprised by Pak support for Taliban

July 27th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul/Washington, July 27 (ANI): Afghan leaders and citizens are not surprised by the Taliban-Pakistani connection made in the Afghan war reports released by the web site WikiLeaks.org.Kabul's view has long been ... Read more...

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Taliban secret sniper ‘monkeys’ to target US troops in Afghanistan

July 13th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jul 13 (ANI): Taliban militants in war ravaged Afghanistan are training monkeys to use them as secret weapons to attack American troops.According to The People's Daily in China, the ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike kills 25 Taliban in Afghanistan (Lead)

May 29th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), May 29 (DPA) A NATO airstrike in northern Afghanistan killed 25 Taliban insurgents, including two of their commanders, an Afghan government official said Saturday. The air raid took place in ... Read more...

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Mystery shrouds former Pak intelligence officer’s killing

May 3rd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): The killing of former Squadron Leader Khalid Khawaja, who was a former intelligence official having a pro-Taliban tilt, is shrouded in mystery after a little-known insurgent group ... Read more...

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NATO troops to launch offensive in Kandahar in June

March 30th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.30 (ANI): The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan will launch a long-planned offensive in the southern city of Kandahar in June, military officials have said.The Telegraph quoted a US military ... Read more...

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Pakistan reinforces troops on Indian border: British daily

March 26th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Pakistan has sent extra troops to its border with India, saying rising tensions with New Delhi prevent it from expanding its military campaign against the Taliban, the ... Read more...

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Clumsy Afghan suicide bomber blows himself up

March 18th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A suicide-bomber in southern Afghanistan blew himself up while putting on a vest of explosives, an official said. The explosion occurred in a house in Gereshk town ... Read more...

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Taliban clashes kill 50 in Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province

March 7th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar.7 (ANI): Gun battles between the Taliban and another Islamist faction in the north-eastern Afghan province of Baghlan claimed the lives of at least 50 people on Sunday.An Independent ... Read more...

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Air chief says UK can learn benefits of cyber warfare from Israel

February 16th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.16 (ANI): The chief of the Royal Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, has said that Britain should take lessons from the Israeli military in the Gaza in ... Read more...

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Four more countries pledge troops for Afghanistan

January 28th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Four more countries have joined the NATO-led peace-keeping operation in Afghanistan, bringing the number of countries involved in such operations to 47. Armenia, Mongolia, Montenegro and South Korea ... Read more...

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Afghanistan welcomes Obama’s revised strategy

December 2nd, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 2 (DPA) Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta Wednesday welcomed the revised strategy of US President Barack Obama for Afghanistan, saying it would give his country a chance to ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s involvement being speculated in Indian Embassy attack

October 9th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): Although the Taliban has claimed responsibility for Thursday's suicide car blast outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul that killed 17 people, Pakistan intelligence agency ISI's involvement ... Read more...

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Critics say Obama war cabinet talks on Afghanistan could put troops in danger

October 9th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Though the U.S. has a distinct fighting advantage in fighting the global war on terrorism in Afghanistan, possessing more firepower, superior weapons and a larger fighting force, ... Read more...

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10 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban ambush

October 6th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 6 (DPA) Ten Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in southern Afghanistan while the defence ministry said Tuesday that more than 100 Taliban militants were killed and ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda strategist orders kidnapping of foreigners

September 16th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 16 (ANI): Veteran al-Qaeda adviser Mustafa Hamid alias Abu Walid al-Masri, who was married to Australian Rabiah Hutchinson in Afghanistan in 2001, has issued a directive to kidnap foreign ... Read more...

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Afghan elections will be challengin: British envoy

August 6th, 2009 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (DPA) The presidential elections in Afghanistan later this month will be "very challenging" but measures are in place to "mitigate" threatened disruption from Taliban forces, Britain's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks US concessions on India to play broker with Taliban

July 11th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's military has offered to play a broker between the US and the Taliban, but in return it wants concessions from Washington over Islamabad's concerns with India, ... Read more...

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‘US to restrict use of air strikes in Afghanistan’

June 22nd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 22 (ANI): General Stanley A. McChrystal, the new American commander in Afghanistan, has said he would sharply restrict the use of airstrikes here, in an effort to reduce ... Read more...

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How long will the Taliban lull last in Swat?

June 3rd, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 3 (ANI): The Pakistan Government might be busy claiming that it is all set to clear Mingora of terrorism, but have the Taliban been decisively defeated, a Time magazine ... Read more...

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Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan start summit in Tehran

May 24th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 24 (DPA) Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan began a summit meet in Tehran Sunday. Fighting terrorism and drug trafficking topped the agenda. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani and Afghan ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops battle Taliban in Swat’s main city

May 23rd, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (DPA) Pakistani troops have begun street battles with entrenched Taliban forces in Mingora, the main town in northwestern Swat district, an army spokesman said Saturday. Major General Athar Abbas ... Read more...

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HRW asks Pak military to follow war laws

May 13th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore/Islamabad, May 13 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch has asked Pakistani military to avoid civilian casualties at any cost during its offensive against the Taliban."Beheadings and use of human shields by ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan, Afghanistan linked by common threat: Obama

May 7th, 2009 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (DPA) US President Barack Obama promised a lasting commitment to Afghanistan and Pakistan after a three-way summit Wednesday between the countries. "The security of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United ... Read more...

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Pakistan expanding its nuclear capability: Report

May 5th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Despite the growing international concerns about the safety of the nuclear arsenals in the country amid the expanding writ of the Taliban, Pakistan is expanding its nuclear ... Read more...

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Taliban tightens grip in Swat as Pak Army continies to worry about India

May 5th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 5 (ANI): The Taliban is tightening its grip in the Swat region and continues to resist the Pakistan military's efforts to dislodge them from Buner because of the latter's ... Read more...

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Honour aid promises, Pakistan urges US

May 5th, 2009 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The US should honour its promises of financial and military aid to Pakistan to enable it continue the war against terror, the country's envoy here said as ... Read more...

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Taliban push a wake-up call for Pakistan: US

May 4th, 2009 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 4 (IANS) The US believes Taliban forces' recent push in Pakistan has served as a wake-up call for Islamabad, which has long focused on India as its ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks US arms, helicopters ahead of summit

May 4th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan has asked the US for more arms, including helicopters, saying what they've got isn't enough to fight the Al Qaeda and Taliban forces threatening ... Read more...

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US told Pak to stop Taliban or it would do so itself in Swat

April 26th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): The United States made it clear to Pakistan that it will attack Taliban militants in the Swat valley if the Pakistani Government failed to stop their advance ... Read more...

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`Pakistan right at this minute is a more acute problem than Iran,’ says expert

April 24th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.24 (ANI): A senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, who served as an adviser in the Clinton and Bush State Departments, has warned that as of ... Read more...

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