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Blast Kills 10 Afghan Girls

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say a bomb blast has killed ten girls, ranging in age from between 9 and 13 years old. Authorities say the girls were collecting firewood Monday in Nangarhar province when the bomb exploded. Officials have not yet determined whether the blast came from a newly planted bomb or from an unexploded […]

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US Defense Secretary Holds Talks in Kandahar

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he will meet with military leaders and troops, as the U.S. mulls the scope of its presence in the country after the international combat mission ends in 2014. Panetta is holding talks, on Thursday, with Major General Robert Abrams, the head of the Regional […]

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US Defense Secretary in Afghanistan to Discuss Troop Drawdown

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit that will include talks with President Hamid Karzai. Panetta, who arrived in Kabul on Wednesday, will consult with Mr. Karzai and top military commanders about U.S. troop levels in the country after the general combat mission ends in 2014. Earlier Wednesday, while […]

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Coalition Forces Rescue Doctor Abducted by Taliban

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A coalition of U.S. and Afghan forces has rescued an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban. Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued Saturday in an operation ordered after intelligence showed that he was in imminent danger of injury or possible death. Dr. Joseph was abducted Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul […]

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Afghan Spy Chief Wounded in ‘Terrorist Attack’

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say the country’s intelligence chief is in surgery after being wounded in an assassination attempt in Kabul. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Asadullah Khalid was wounded in what it called a “terrorist attack” Thursday, when a suicide bomber struck a guest house in the capital. NDS spokesman Shafiqullah Tahiri said the […]

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Afghan Spy Chief Wounded in ‘Terrorist Attack’

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say the country’s intelligence chief is in surgery after being wounded in an assassination attempt in Kabul. The National Security Directorate said Asadullah Khalid was wounded in what it called a “terrorist attack” Thursday when an explosion hit a guest house in the capital. Khalid reportedly suffered injuries to the lower part of […]

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Afghan Spy Chief Wounded in ‘Terrorist Attack’

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say the country’s intelligence chief is in surgery after being wounded in an assassination attempt in Kabul. The National Security Directorate said Asadullah Khalid was wounded in what it called a “terrorist attack” Thursday when an explosion hit a guest house in the capital. Khalid reportedly suffered injuries to the lower part of […]

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Afghan Spy Chief Wounded in ‘Terrorist Attack’

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say the country’s intelligence chief has been wounded in an assassination attempt in Kabul. The National Security Directorate said Asadullah Khalid survived what it called a “terrorist attack” Thursday when he wounded in an explosion at a guest house in the capital. He was rushed to a hospital after the blast. Khalid reportedly […]

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Bombing Wound Afghan Intelligence Chief

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s intelligence chief has been wounded in an attack that officials are calling an assassination attempt. Asadullah Khalid was wounded in an explosion Thursday at a guest house in the capital, Kabul. He was rushed to a hospital after the blast. The National Security Directorate confirmed the attack, saying he is wounded but alive. There […]

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Taliban Attacks NATO Base in Afghanistan

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say suicide bombers attacked a U.S. and NATO military air base in the eastern region of the country Sunday morning. Officials say the attackers detonated two explosives-packed vehicles outside the airport entrance in Jalalabad, as several other attackers tried to break into the base. Authorities say one Afghan security official was killed and […]

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