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Briton killed in Afghan police shooting


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) An Afghan soldier shot dead three foreigners, including a British citizen, who were training police recruits, the Guardian reported Monday.The attack took place in western Afghanistan's ... Read more...

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Dozens killed after militants ambush NATO convoy in western Afghanistan


March 30th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by BNO News
FARAH CITY, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- As many as 35 people were killed on late Wednesday when a large group of insurgents attacked a NATO supply convoy in western Afghanistan, sparking a ... Read more...

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Italian soldier killed in Afghanistan


March 25th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 25 (IANS) An Italian soldier died in a mortar attack Saturday on a military base in western Afghanistan.Taliban militants carried out the attack in Gulistan district of ... Read more...

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Five Afghan army soldiers killed


October 19th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) At least five Afghan army soldiers were killed Wednesday when their van hit a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan' Herat province, a media report said."An Afghan ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills NATO soldier in eastern Afghanistan


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb exploded in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing one coalition service member, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF said one of its service members ... Read more...

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Five NATO soldiers die in Afghanistan: ISAF


July 31st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Five coalition service members were killed in eastern and southern Afghanistan on Sunday as a result of three separate incidents, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF ... Read more...

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Wave of attacks kill seven NATO soldiers in Afghanistan


March 1st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A wave of insurgent attacks killed seven coalition service members on Monday and Tuesday, according to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), raising the coalition death toll ... Read more...

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Secret UN maps show Afghan security worsening


December 27th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) The Afghan security situation has deteriorated this year, secret UN maps have revealed, countering the US government's assessments of military progress since the surge of additional American ... Read more...

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UN maps show continued deterioration of security in Afghanistan in 2010


December 27th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 27 (ANI): Internal United Nations maps show a marked deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan during this year's fighting season, countering the Obama administration's optimistic assessments of ... 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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Rogue attack by Afghan soldier may have killed American troops


November 6th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Officials are investigating whether an Afghan soldier was responsible for the deaths of two coalition service members in Afghanistan's war-torn south, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns attack on Afghan UN office


October 24th, 2010 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the suicide attack on a UN office in Afghanistan's Herat province.Saturday's attack did not disrupt UN activities in Herat and ... Read more...

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US pressure behind Pak “freeing” secret peace talks Taliban chief Mullah Baradar?


October 16th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 16(ANI): Taliban's top military commander Mullah Baradar, who was arrested earlier this year in Karachi, and was involved in secret negotiations with the Afghan government over a possible peace ... Read more...

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‘Reservoir Dogs’ nicknamed Afghan guards at US bases linked to Taliban: Report


October 8th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 8 (ANI): A US Senate investigation has discovered that Afghan private security forces with ties to the Taliban, criminal networks and Iranian intelligence have been hired to guard American ... Read more...

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17 militants die in Afghanistan


August 17th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) Seventeen militants, including a rebel commander, were killed in fighting with security forces in western Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Tuesday. The fatalities occurred during a joint operation of the Afghan ... Read more...

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Taliban In Afghanistan Execute Pregnant Widow Accused Of Adultery


August 14th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The atrocities in the name of Islam carried out by the Taliban in Afghanistan has raised goose bumps many a times in the past and the ... Read more...

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Taliban Executes Pregnant Widow Accused Of Adultery


August 10th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development that has sent shock waves in the media and public, the Taliban has killed a widow who was pregnant accusing her of ... Read more...

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Taleban judges order pregnant woman to be flogged, shot dead


August 10th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.10 (ANI): A pregnant woman was flogged and shot dead in public in a remote part of western Afghanistan after being convicted of having an affair.A panel of three Taleban judges ... Read more...

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Taliban executes pregnant woman on charges of adultery (Lead)


August 9th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 9 (DPA) The Taliban executed a pregnant woman on charges of adultery in western Afghanistan, an official said Monday. A Taliban court in Qadis, a remote district in Badghis province, ... Read more...

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Floods kill 40 in Afghanistan (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy rains claimed lives of 40 people and rendered hundreds homeless in Afghanistan Wednesday. "Floods left 40 persons including women and children dead ... Read more...

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Flash floods kill 31 in Afghanistan


July 28th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (DPA) Flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed 31 people while five others were missing in northern Afghanistan, a government spokesman said Wednesday. A further 17 were injured in ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills 25 civilians in Afghanistan


July 28th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (DPA) A roadside bomb tore through a passenger bus in western Afghanistan Wednesday, killing 25 civilians, a provincial governor said. At least 20 other civilians were injured in the ... Read more...

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Inmates flee after blast in Afghan jail


July 19th, 2010 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 19 (IANS) At least 19 inmates escaped after a bomb went off at the main gate of a prison in western Afghanistan Sunday, officials said. The blast occurred around 3 a.m. ... Read more...

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13 killed in Afghanistan


June 30th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 30 (DPA) Four policemen and nine private security guards were killed in roadside bombings and militant ambushes in southern and western Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. Four policemen were ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Afghanistan bombings


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 22 (DPA) Seven civilians were killed and three others were injured in roadside bombings in western Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. A bomb hit a truck in Kishk-e-Kuhna district in Herat province, ... Read more...

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Indian cabinet okays cost hike for Afghan power project (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


June 10th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India will spend about Rs.800 crore (around $180 million) in a hydro power project in Herat province of western Afghanistan. The Indian cabinet Thursday approved a ... Read more...

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Indian cabinet okays cost hike for Afghan power project


June 10th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India will spend about Rs 800 crore (about $18 million) in a hydro power project in Herat province of western Afghanistan. The Indian cabinet Thursday approved ... Read more...

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Troops kill Taliban commander with close ties to senior Al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan


June 6th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A Taliban commander who had close ties to senior Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders was killed by coalition forces in western Afghanistan on Saturday, NATO announced on Sunday.The operation ... Read more...

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Taliban execute four pro-government militiamen in Afghanistan


May 9th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 9 (DPA) Afghan and US troops killed 10 Taliban, including four suicide bombers, after they had beheaded four pro-government militiamen in western Afghanistan, an army commander said Sunday. A suicide ... Read more...

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20 killed in flash floods in western Afghanistan


May 5th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 5 (DPA) Afghan aid agencies and NATO troops Wednesday rushed relief supplies to western Afghanistan, where flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 20 people, officials said. The ... Read more...

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Eight Taliban bombers attack Afghan government buildings


May 5th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 5 (DPA) Eight Taliban fighters equipped with suicide vests and automatic weapons attacked government buildings in western Afghanistan Wednesday morning, officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Zamarai Bashary said seven attackers ... Read more...

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Five civilians, 27 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 6th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 6 (DPA) A series of firefights and a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan Tuesday left five civilians, including two women and two children, and 27 Taliban fighters dead, officials said. Afghan ... Read more...

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Quetta Shura may prevail despite arrest of 7 of 15 top Taliban leaders


February 26th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb. 26 (ANI): After the arrest of seven of 15 top leaders of the Quetta Shura, the Afghanistan Taliban may have come under intense pressure, but the formation of other ... Read more...

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US claims Taliban military chief Mullah Baradar has been captured


February 16th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.16 (ANI): US Government officials have claimed that the Taliban's top military commander, Mullah Baradar, has been captured in Karachi.They said that Baradar was apprehended through a secret joint operation ... Read more...

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Two ISAF soldiers die in Afghanistan


January 9th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Two international service members died in Afghanistan on Friday, the NATO-led ISAF alliance said on Saturday.One soldier died in southern Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained in ... Read more...

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