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Roadside Bomb Kills 4 in Southern Afghanistan

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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A roadside bomb has killed three women and one man in southern Afghanistan. Provincial officials say a tractor carrying the civilians drove over the bomb in the Maruf district of Kandahar province late Wednesday. The blast wounded three other people. The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said last week that May was the deadliest month […]

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Blast Kills 4 in Southern Afghanistan

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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(Updates 6/15 story with new info grafs 1-2)) A roadside bomb has killed four people in southern Afghanistan. Provincial officials say the bomb detonated when a tractor ran over it in Maruf district, Kandahar province. The Associated Press reports the victims were three women and one man. On Wednesday, suicide bombers killed at least 10 […]

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Gates: Karzai Planning to Step Down in 2014

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told him he plans to step down when his current term ends in 2014. Gates, who testified before a Senate panel Wednesday, praised Mr. Karzai for pursuing a long-term relationship with the United States even though Washington has “often not done a very good […]

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Poll: Afghanistan Most Dangerous Country for Women

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A new poll finds that Afghanistan is the most dangerous country in the world for women. The Thomas Reuters Foundation commissioned more than 200 experts who said Afghanistan tops the list due to the country’s high maternal mortality rates, lack of health care access and extreme poverty. According to the United Nations, Afghan women have […]

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US Official: Karzai Planning to Step Down

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told a top U.S. official he plans to step down when his current term ends in 2014. Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates shared Mr. Karzai’s plans with a Senate panel Wednesday. Gates praised Mr. Karzai for pursuing a long-term relationship with the United States even though Washington has “often […]

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Suicide Bombings Kill 10 in Afghanistan

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Suicide bombers killed at least 10 people in Afghanistan Wednesday, while Afghan leaders escaped a rocket attack not far from the country’s capital. In Kapisa province, a car bomber detonated his explosives near government buildings and the provincial governor’s office, killing seven people, including at least two police officers. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills 7 in Eastern Afghanistan

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide car bomber has killed at least seven people in Afghanistan’s Kapisa province, while Afghan leaders have escaped an attack in neighboring Wardak. In Kapisa, the bomber detonated his explosives Wednesday near government buildings and the provincial governor’s office. At least two police officers were among those killed. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the […]

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Suicide Bomber Strikes in Afghanistan’s Kapisa Province

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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At least five people have died in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s Kapisa province, northeast of Kabul. Government officials said the attacker was in a car when he blew himself up near a government building. Four civilians and at least one police officer were killed. At least four other people were wounded. Earlier, Afghan officials […]

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Suicide Bomber Strikes in Afghanistan’s Kapisa Province

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least five people in Kapisa province, northeast of Kabul. Government officials said the attacker was in a car when he blew himself up near a government building. Four civilians and at least one police officer were killed. At least four other people were wounded. Earlier, Afghan […]

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Afghan Vice President, Interior Minister Survive Rocket Attack

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say the country’s vice president and interior minister were unharmed by a rocket attack on a police training center south of Kabul. Government officials say Vice President Karim Khalili and Interior Minister Besmullah Mohammadi were unhurt in Wednesday’s attack, which took place while they were attending an event at the center in Wardak […]

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