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US hands over key prison to Afghanistan


September 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 10 (IANS) US forces in Afghanistan Monday handed over full control of a key US-run prison - the Bagram Detention Centre - to the Afghan defence ministry, ... Read more...

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2 US soldiers killed by militants in Afghanistan


September 1st, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 1 (IANS) Two US soldiers were killed in an attack by anti-government militants in Afghanistan Saturday, the US Forces said in a statement."Two US Forces-Afghanistan service members died ... Read more...

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Afghan ministers sacked after confidence vote


August 4th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The Afghan parliament has passed a vote of no confidence on two of its most senior ministers and demanded that they be replaced after they failed ... Read more...

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China vows closer military ties with Afghanistan


July 28th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China Friday called for enhanced military ties with Afghanistan.Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Guo Boxiong has said that military ties have been growing steadly ... Read more...

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US suspends NATO supply talks with Pakistan


June 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Frustrated over lack of progress over talks with Pakistan to reopen critical supply routes into Afghanistan to US and NATO forces, the United States has called ... 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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Pakistan’s terror safe havens remain security challenge, says US


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon ... Read more...

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10 policemen killed in Afghan bombing


April 28th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) At least 10 policemen were killed Saturday in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's eastern Wardak province, Xinhua reported.The Afghan Local Police (ALP) unit - comprising ... 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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Afghanistan, US sign deal on night raids


April 9th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 8 (IANS) The Afghan government and the US forces signed an agreement here Sunday to hand over all special operations, including the controversial night raids, from US and ... 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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Reducing Afghan forces can lead to catastrophe: Minister


February 19th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reducing the number of Afghan security forces, army and police, by more than one-third after 2014 could lead Afghanistan to a catastrophe, the defence ... Read more...

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Eight Taliban killed, 13 held in Afghanistan (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 9 (IANS) At least eight Taliban militants were killed and 13 arrested in a series of military operations in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, the country's ... Read more...

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15 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


December 31st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 31 (IANS) At least 15 suspected Taliban militants have been killed and 55 arrested in a countrywide crackdown in Afghanistan by police, army and NATO forces, the ... Read more...

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Four children killed in Afghanistan blast


November 1st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 1 (IANS) Four children were killed when a roadside bomb went off in Afghanistan's Wardak province, an official said."Four innocent children, all members of the same family, ... Read more...

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16 foreign troops killed in single day in Afghanistan


October 29th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 29 (IANS) The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) experienced a bloody day in Afghanistan Saturday as the military alliance lost 16 service members. A suicide bomber detonated ... Read more...

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Four Afghans killed in land mine blast


October 24th, 2011 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 24 (IANS) Four Afghan civilians lost their lives when a land mine struck their car, police said.The incident happened in Herat province, 640 km west of capital ... Read more...

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Kayani satisfied with army’s preparedness


October 21st, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said he is satisfied with the army's level of readiness.Addressing a conference of formation commanders Thursday, Kayani ... Read more...

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Hillary arrives on two-day Pakistan visit


October 20th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here Thursday evening on a two-day visit amid escalating tensions between Washington and Islamabad, Xinhua reported. Pakistan's ruling party ... Read more...

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37 militants killed in Afghanistan


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 2 (IANS) Thirty-seven militants were killed in fighting with the security forces in different parts of Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Sunday.Twenty-two others were captured in the operations in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani army discuss security at emergency meet


September 25th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan's top military commanders held an emergency meeting Sunday to discuss the "prevailing security situation" in the country, the army said.The special corps commander's conference ... Read more...

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Two dead, 100 injured in Afghan suicide bombing


September 11th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 11 (IANS) At least two Afghan civilians were killed and over 100 people, including personnel of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), were injured in a ... Read more...

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38 soldiers die in Afghan chopper crash (Lead)


August 6th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 31 members of the US special forces and seven Afghan soldiers were killed in a NATO helicopter crash in east Afghanistan, President Hamid ... Read more...

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NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan


August 6th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (IANS) A military helicopter with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, Xinhua reported."An International Security Assistance Force helicopter crashed in ... Read more...

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NATO hands over control of province to Afghan troops


July 18th, 2011 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) NATO Sunday handed over control of the central Afghan province of Bamyan to Afghan security forces as part of a process designed to allow foreign troops ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban urged to renounce violence


June 30th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Religious scholars from across Afghanistan have urged the Taliban to stop violence and join the peace process during a meeting to discuss their role ... Read more...

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Afghan vice president escapes rocket attack


June 15th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 15 (IANS) Afghan Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili survived a rocket attack Wednesday while he was attending an event at a police training centre in Afghanistan's Wardak province, ... Read more...

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India to extend more training to Afghan armed forces


June 3rd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) With Pakistan intensifying its efforts to influence the Afghan reconciliation process and the phased pullout of US forces from that country set to begin ... Read more...

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Afghan defence minister to visit India from Wednesday


May 31st, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Afghan Defence Minister General Abdul Rahim Wardak will be on a three-day visit to India from Wednesday to explore opportunities for expanding bilateral military ... Read more...

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Manmohan in Kabul, says India will stand by Afghanistan (Fourth Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit, one of the first world leaders to be in Kabul after the killing ... Read more...

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Indian PM in Kabul to discuss terror, aid with Karzai (Third Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Thursday on his second trip to Kabul in six years, saying India and Afghanistan will discuss a range of ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Afghanistan (Second Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to Afghanistan. This is the first trip to Kabul by an Indian prime minister ... Read more...

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Failed Talban suicide bomber shot in Afghanistan was ‘British sleeper’


April 24th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 24 (ANI): A Talban suicide bomber who was shot dead before being able to blow himself up in Afghanistan's defence headquarters was allegedly a sleeper agent from Britain.The Daily ... Read more...

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Taliban infiltrating Afghan police, army


April 21st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr. 21 (ANI): The Afghan police and military are scrambling to find ways to root out insurgents lurking within their ranks.Screening of new recruits and soldiers has been intensified following ... Read more...

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