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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Newborn baby among six killed in Afghan blast

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 08:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Khost, Afghanistan A mother and her newborn baby were among six family members killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan overnight, police and witnesses ... on the Pakistan border, police said. “Six people – three women, two adult men and a newborn baby – were killed,” deputy provincial police chief Mohammad Yaqoub said. Relatives said the family ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    UN reports soaring civilian casualties in Afghanistan as violence deepens

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... in Afghanistan is changing in 2014 with an escalation of ground engagements in civilian-populated areas," warned Jan Kubis, the United Nations mission chief in Afghanistan. "The impact on civilians, including the most vulnerable Afghans, is proving to be devastating." In the first six months of this year, the mission documented 4,853 civilian casualties- up 24 percent over ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghans arrest six in Kabul attack plot

    Posted May 30th 2013, 08:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Afghan intelligence agents captured six militants with suicide vests and heavy weaponry who were planning a major attack in Kabul, an official said on Thursday. ... vests, a grenade launcher, assault rifles and maps and documents indicating their plan was to attack government facilities in the capital, said Shafiqullah Tahiri, spokesman for National ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Insurgents kill 10 at Afghan construction camp

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 05:34pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... of the increased violence. The United Nations said in its mid-year report that casualties were up 23 per cent compared to the first six months of last year. The overwhelming majority were caused ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide attack in crowded market kills 16 in northern Afghanistan

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 06:13pm

    ... treated for injuries, among them a pregnant woman and two children aged six and seven. Northern Afghanistan is generally more peaceful than the south and east of the country, but Islamist insurgents, rival militias and criminal gangs are active in some districts. Six Afghan employees of the aid group ACTED working on rural development projects were shot dead in Faryab in December ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:32pm by Reuters

    ... including the United Nations. The initial attack was carried out by two suicide bombers, one of them driving a three-wheeler vehicle. The Nato-led force in Afghanistan sent helicopter gunships to support Afghan security forces as a fire fight raged for over three hours before they were able to clear the area of the remaining militants. Police said they shot dead six Taliban, and all ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan bomb kills 15 wedding guests

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 08:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... lavish affairs, drawing hundreds of relatives and guests from far afield in the war-torn land, and guests have in the past been hit by similar tragedies. The United Nations says 1,145 civilians were killed in the war in the first six months of this year, blaming 80 per cent of the deaths on insurgents, with more than half caused by roadside bombs. Last year as a whole, a record 3,021 ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Resentment grows as freed US captive Bowe Bergdahl is called a deserter

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... are accusing him of walking away from his unit and prompting a massive manhunt they say cost the lives of at least six fellow soldiers, including Andrews' 34-year-old son, Darryn, a second ... the night he disappeared. By contrast, Bergdahl's home town in Hailey, Idaho, is treating him like a hero, planning a June 28 rally in support of him. Colonel Tim Marsano, of the Idaho National ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Third journalist shot dead in Afghanistan in four weeks by gunman in police uniform

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:30pm by AFP

    ... on March 20 when gunmen smuggled pistols into Kabul’s high-security Serena hotel and shot dead nine people including four foreigners. Horner, 51, a veteran of Swedish national radio, was shot dead ... assault, a charity’s guesthouse has come under attack, along with offices of the Independent Election Commission (IEC). Most recently, six police officers were killed in a suicide bombing ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Teen bomber kills 6 in Kabul

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 02:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... overnight that Nato withdrawals are on track with 117,000 foreign troops left in Afghanistan. The United Nations says 1,145 civilians were killed in the war in the first six months of this year, ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul A teenage suicide bomber struck outside Nato headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, killing six people, including child hawkers, as Afghanistan marked a public ...




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