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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

    ... 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 ... of Rafiqullah, the soldier, in his early 20s, joined the Afghan army three years ago from Paktia province. The province is known to harbour fighters from the Haqqani network, which has strong links ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul insider attack

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

    ... In February this year, two Afghan men wearing military uniforms shot dead two US soldiers in the eastern province of Kapisa. Also on Tuesday, Afghan officials accused an ISAF air strike of killing ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

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

    ... bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing 89 people and wounding more than 40 in one of the deadliest attacks since ... the weekend deal have had any visible impact on the security situation in the country, which sees near-daily attacks. Hours before the Paktika blast, a roadside bomb in eastern Kabul ripped through ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Five American soldiers killed by coalition air strike in Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... air strike in the eastern province of Logar in March. "Five American troops were killed yesterday during a security operation in southern Afghanistan," Pentagon spokesman Rear ... will remain until the end of 2016 if a long-delayed deal is signed between Washington and Kabul. Southern and eastern Afghanistan are the most violent parts of the country as the Taliban wage ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban turning into a criminal enterprise, UN monitors report

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

    ... took part in attacks on Afghan forces in eastern and southern Afghanistan, the report said. In the north, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan "continues to gather strength" among ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Former POW Bowe Bergdahl back in the US

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by AFP

    ... in eastern Afghanistan fuelled speculation that he deserted his post before he was captured and that he may face prosecution by military authorities. Correspondence emerged this week suggesting ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan election front runner Abdullah Abdullah survives assassination attempt

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:25am by AFP

    ... ear-splitting explosions. Abdullah also survived an attack on his campaign motorcade in February when he was travelling between Kabul and the eastern city of Jalalabad. The latest attempt came ahead ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban release video of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s handover in Afghanistan

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... to Afghanistan” superimposed over footage of Bergdahl. A male voiceover in the video- laced with religious music and chants of “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest)- said the exchange occurred in the eastern ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... years in captivity US commandos planned for the worst as they arrived at a site in eastern Afghanistan to free Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl after the Taliban had agreed to release him in exchange ... outside Kabul yesterday. He was captured under unknown circumstances in eastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, about two months after arriving in the country. Bergdahl liked vegetables and asked ...

  10. 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 ...




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