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Explosions Heard at US Base in Afghanistan

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a series of explosions and gunfire have rocked a U.S. and NATO military air base in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack Sunday in Jalalabad. There was no immediate information about casualties. Details about the ongoing assault are still emerging.

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Explosions Heard in Major Afghan City

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 am (UTC-5)
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A series of explosions and gunfire have rocked the Afghan city of Jalalabad. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack. Some reports say the blasts took place at an airbase used by the U.S. military. Details about the assault are still emerging.

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Roadside Bomb Kills 10 Afghan Civilians

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say a roadside bomb has killed ten people in southern Afghanistan, most of them women and children. The bomb ripped through a van as it traveled in the Deh Rawood district of Uruzgan province. Provincial officials say at least eight people were wounded in the blast. The families were said to be on their […]

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Shi’ite Muslims Mark Ashura in Afghanistan

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Shi’ites gathered Saturday in the Afghan capital, Kabul, to mark Ashura — the holiest day on the Shi’ite Muslim calendar. Crowds of men whipped their backs to commemorate the seventh-century death of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. One of the Ashura mourners said Imam Hussein is being honored for sacrificing his life for all […]

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2 Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bomb Attack

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has attacked government offices in eastern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding at least 70. Several NATO service members were slightly wounded in the explosion. Authorities say the Friday morning blast took place in Maidan Shar, the capital of restive Wardak province. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for […]

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2 Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bomb Attack

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has attacked government offices in eastern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding at least 40. Authorities say the Friday morning blast took place in Maidan Shar, the capital of restive Wardak province. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying the assault was in response to the […]

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Afghan Suicide Bomber Wounds 40

Posted November 23rd, 2012 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomb attack has wounded at least 40 people in eastern Afghanistan. Authorities say the Friday morning blast in restive Wardak province took place near government offices. Details of the incident are still coming in.

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Suicide Blast Kills 2 in Afghan Capital

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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International human rights groups are calling on Afghanistan to halt its use of the death penalty, after authorities executed eight prisoners. President Hamid Karzai approved the Tuesday executions for crimes including murder, kidnapping and rape. Afghan officials say eight more prisoners are set to die in the coming days. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International […]

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Suicide Blast Kills 2 in Afghan Capital

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bombing near a NATO base in Afghanistan’s capital has killed two Afghan security guards and wounded five civilians. Officials said Wednesday’s attack involved two men wearing suicide vests, and that at least one of them detonated their explosives after being shot at by Afghan security forces. The blast hit an area near Camp […]

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France Ends Combat Mission in Afghanistan

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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France has ended its combat mission in Afghanistan, pulling its last troops from a province northeast of the capital, Kabul. Tuesday’s withdrawal of 500 combat troops from Kapisa province is part of President Francois Hollande’s pledge to accelerate the country’s exit from Afghanistan. Afghan security forces will now be in charge of maintaining security in […]

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