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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

    ... 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan Taliban attacks US base near Pakistan border

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jalalabad Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen dressed as Afghan police attacked a US base near the Pakistani border on Monday, sparking a shootout that left all ... presidential elections next April. Afghan officials said Monday’s attack took place at Torkham, which borders Pakistan and straddles a key Nato overland supply route into landlocked Afghanistan from ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US soldier Bowe Bergdahl freed by Taliban after five years in prisoner swap

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border. Bergdahl was in good condition and able to walk, according to the officials, who insisted on anonymity in order to describe the details of his ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Four Taliban die in shootout at Indian consulate in Afghanistan

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

    ... in Delhi next week. "One gunman was shot by the ITBP [Indo-Tibetan Border Police] while they were trying to breach the consulate," Indian foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said. ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Concerns in US military as CIA plans to shut spy bases in Afghanistan

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:36pm by NYT

    ... the salaries of Afghan paramilitary forces that it has armed and trained for more than a decade to help fight the Taliban-led insurgency in the country's east, near the Pakistani border ...




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