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Afghan Quakes Kill 3

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Two earthquakes in Afghanistan’s northeastern Hindu Kush region killed at least three people early Monday, and authorities say dozens of others are trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed homes. The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.4, struck in northern Baghlan province, causing landslides that destroyed more than 20 houses in the remote Burka district. […]

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160 Girls Poisoned in Northern Afghanistan

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say 160 students from a girl’s school suffered symptoms of poisoning and had to be rushed to a hospital Tuesday, in the second such incident in a week. Authorities in the northern province of Takhar have launched an investigation, saying blood samples from the affected girls and four teachers have been sent to […]

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Afghan Peace Counil Member Gunned Down

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say gunmen have shot and killed a senior member of the Afghan peace council, dealing the latest blow to peace negotiations. Authorities say an unidentified gunman in a car opened fire on Arsala Rahmani Sunday morning in Kabul as he was on his way to work. Rahmani was a former Taliban official who […]

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Afghan Peace Counil Member Gunned Down

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say gunmen have shot and killed a senior member of the Afghan peace council, dealing the latest blow to peace negotiations. Authorities say an unidentified gunman in a car opened fire on Arsala Rahmani Sunday morning in Kabul as he was on his way to work. Rahmani was a former Taliban official who […]

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Afghan Peace Counil Member Gunned Down

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say gunmen have shot and killed a senior member of the Afghan peace council, dealing the latest blow to peace negotiations. Authorities say an unidentified gunman in a car opened fire on Arsala Rahmani Sunday morning in Kabul as he was on his way to work. Rahmani was a former Taliban official who […]

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Deadly Flash Flood Hits Northern Afghanistan

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A flash flood has swept away villages in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people. The governor of Takhar province said heavy rains triggered the flooding in the Ishkamish district around midnight Friday. He warned the death toll may rise. At least 20 people were reportedly missing. Rescuers were trying to access the area, where […]

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Karzai: “Difficult” US Security Talks Ahead

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has praised a new strategic pact with the United States but warns of tough negotiations on a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan past 2014. Mr. Karzai said Thursday talks on a security arrangement past 2014 will be much more difficult than those held so far. He said any new round of […]

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Afghans Protest Deadly Raid

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters blocked a key highway Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, accusing an Afghan-NATO raid of killing two civilians. Demonstrators carried the bodies of two men killed in the overnight operation in Laghman Province, while marching on the road leading from Afghan capital, Kabul, to the eastern city of Jalalabad. NATO says the Afghan-led and […]

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Night Raid Kills Two Afghans

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says a Taliban leader and another insurgent have been killed in a night raid in eastern Afghanistan – a claim being disputed by local residents. The coalition says Tuesday’s Afghan-led and NATO-supported operation in Laghman province targeted a Taliban leader who coordinated roadside bombings against security forces throughout the province. But local residents say […]

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Pentagon Investigating Photos of Afghan Insurgent Remains

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday an investigation is under way into photographs published by the Los Angeles Times newspaper, showing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan posing with the remains of suicide bombers. Panetta, who is in Brussels for a rare joint NATO foreign and defense ministers meeting, issued a condemnation and said the individuals […]

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