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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato-led Afghan forces kill 60 militants in assault near Pakistan border

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 06:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kabul Washington intensifies drive against Taliban-linked Haqqani network to deal a lasting blow to militants in Afghanistan before foreign combat forces depart Afghan troops backed by Western air power killed at least 60 militants near the Pakistan border, Afghanistan’s intelligence agency said on Wednesday, in one of the biggest single assaults against ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Wrong place, wrong time: US general's killing shows growing Afghan peril

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:33pm by AP, MCT

    ... and it wasn't the only assault by an Afghan ally on coalition forces on Tuesday. In eastern Paktia province- the same province that Greene's attacker was from- an Afghan police guard exchanged fire ... to the Taliban. Just before the shooting, Rafiqullah had returned from a patrol with other soldiers. An Afghan official said that others on the patrol had turned in their Nato-issued assault rifles ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul insider attack

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:39pm by AFP

    ... killed Major General Harold J. Greene, rocked the US-led project to train up the Afghan army as Nato combat forces withdraw after 13 years of fighting the Taliban. The assault is the first time ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban launch audacious attack on Kabul airport as Afghan poll audit starts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:20pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... statement said one Afghan soldier was wounded in the assault but there were no reports of civilian casualties. Civilian flights from the airport north of Kabul meanwhile were suspended. ISAF ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    800 Taliban clash with Afghan troops in five-day battle, say officials

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... as Afghanistan wrestled with a political crisis over alleged fraud in the June 14 election to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai. The assault highlights the challenges facing Afghan security ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah calls election fraudulent

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... allegations, but on Sunday, just one day after the vote, Abdullah launched a verbal assault on the Independent Election Commission. He said that the turnout figure of seven million voters announced ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan policewomen suffer sexual abuse at work

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Afghanistan’s policewomen suffer sexual assault by male colleagues, often inside police stations, a rights group said on Thursday, calling for women-only ... officers of having been raped, assaulted or sexually harassed by male colleagues,” HRW said. And when such assaults happen, they often occur in isolated places such as unsafe toilets and changing ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Four Taliban die in shootout at Indian consulate in Afghanistan

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... He added that Indian and Afghan security forces had been "successful in rebutting this attack". Yesterday's assault in Herat is the latest in a long line of attacks against ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Foreigners escape Taliban attack on guesthouse

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:31am by Reuters

    ... of the kind of assault the Taliban are capable of mounting in the heavily guarded Afghan capital after their leaders ordered fighters to disrupt the election. Violence has spiralled in Afghanistan ... assault. Afghanistan, a nation of 30 million is holding an election to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, who is barred by the constitution from running for another term in office. ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide attack on Kabul restaurant kills up to 21

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 02:07pm by AP

    ... restaurant killed 21 people, officials said yesterday, in the deadliest assault against foreign civilians since the war began nearly 13 years ago. Thirteen foreigners and eight Afghans, all ... at least two steel doors before gaining entry. President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack and called on US-led Nato forces fighting in Afghanistan "to target terrorism". The assault ...




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