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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... investigating. Separately, an Afghan policeman turned his gun on his colleagues at a checkpoint in the south, killing seven police officers, a local official said. Doost Mohammad Nayab, a spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567865/wrong-place-wrong-time-us-generals-killing-shows-growing-afghan-peril
  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... 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 ... battle occurred in the southeast province of Paktika which shares a long and porous border with lawless areas in Pakistan where foreign fighters and the Haqqani network are believed to be based. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1500845/nato-led-afghan-forces-kill-60-militants-assault-near-pakistan-border
  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan election

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549226/afghan-poll-results-delayed-presidential-rivals-hold-last-minute-talks
  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    9 Afghans killed in attack on Indian consulate

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 05:58pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... near the border with Pakistan, security officials said. Police fired on the militants as they approached a checkpoint near the consulate in Jalalabad, prompting one of them to set off ... targeted Indian interests in Afghanistan in the past. Hashimi said the attack began when three men in a car approached the checkpoint. Two of the men got out of the car wearing vests rigged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294109/9-afghans-killed-attack-indian-consulate
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:29pm by AP

    ... explosives-laden vehicle as he drove by the crowded market in the remote town in Urgun district, close to the border with Pakistan. The military was providing helicopters and ambulances to transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554824/car-bomb-attack-kills-least-30-afghanistan
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Smooth-running Afghan election raises questions about Taliban’s strength

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 07:12pm by Reuters in Kabul

    ... Gannon, wounded after they were shot by a policeman in eastern Afghanistan. Gannon is now stable and recovering in hospital. The attack took place in the town of Khost, near the border ... were deployed for the vote, and rings of checkpoints and roadblocks around the capital, Kabul, may well have thwarted Taliban plans to target voters and polling stations. It is possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467118/smooth-running-afghan-election-raises-questions-about-talibans-strength
  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban turning into a criminal enterprise, UN monitors report

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by Reuters, AFP

    ... illegal mining operations in southern Helmand, most of them close to the border with Pakistan, allowing onyx marble to be easily smuggled into the international market. It said executing civilians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532930/taliban-turning-criminal-enterprise-un-monitors-report
  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    81 killed in floods in northern Afghanistan with more deaths likely

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP, AFP

    ... rain buried large sections of a remote village in the northeastern Badakhshan province bordering China, displacing some 700 families. Authorities have yet to provide an exact figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527794/74-killed-floods-northern-afghanistan-more-deaths-likely
  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US commandos planned for the worst in freeing army sergeant, says Hagel

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by AGENCIES

    ... for five detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Although details of the swap had been agreed, the US commandos arriving to take Bergdahl from the site along the border with Pakistan came prepared ... Islamists, a Pakistani militant commander said. Bergdahl's almost five years in captivity saw him transferred between various militant factions along the volatile Afghanistan-Pakistan border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523451/us-commandos-planned-worst-freeing-army-sergeant-says-hagel
  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Gunmen attack Indian consulate in Afghanistan

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 01:08pm by AFP

    ... Akbaruddin told the news channel NDTV. “One gunman was shot by the ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) while they were trying to breach the consulate,” he said, adding that Indian and Afghan security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1518571/gunmen-attack-indian-consulate-afghanistan

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