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Roadside Bomb Kills 17 in Afghanistan

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A roadside bomb has ripped through a vehicle in western Afghanistan, killing 17 civilians who were part of a wedding celebration. Afghan officials say Friday’s blast occurred on a road in relatively peaceful Farah province. Most of the victims were women and children. At least 10 people were wounded in the attack. Authorities blamed Taliban […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 17 in Afghanistan

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A roadside bomb has ripped through a vehicle in western Afghanistan, killing 17 civilians who were part of a wedding celebration. Afghan officials say Friday’s blast occurred on a road in relatively peaceful Farah province. Most of the victims were women and children. Authorities blamed Taliban militants. Separately, NATO said two of its service members […]

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Pakistan Agrees to Release Some Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Pakistan has agreed to release some Afghan Taliban prisoners, a move that could help facilitate peace talks between the insurgent group and the Afghan government. Afghanistan has long sought access to the prisoners to aid the stalled peace process. Support from Pakistan, which backed the Taliban regime in the late 1990’s, is seen […]

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Pakistan Agrees to Release Some Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has agreed to release some Afghan Taliban prisoners, amid talks with members of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council about the country’s reconciliation efforts. Afghanistan has long sought access to the prisoners to aid the stalled peace process. It was not clear how many or which prisoners would be involved in the release. The head of […]

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German Defense Minister Visits Afghanistan

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere arrived in Afghanistan Monday to review the coalition’s ongoing transfer of security control to the Afghan forces. De Maiziere’s trip comes a day after a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform killed a British soldier in southern Helmand province. It was the latest in a series of so-called “insider […]

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Karzai in India to Push for Investments

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s president and India’s prime minister have signed agreements boosting cooperation in a number of areas, including small development projects, mines and youth affairs. Hamid Karzai met with Manmohan Singh Monday in New Delhi to appeal for increased investment in war-torn Afghanistan. President Karzai said Monday after the two leaders met that investment opportunities are […]

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Karzai in India to Push for Investment

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in India where he held talks Monday with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to appeal for increased investment in war-torn Afghanistan. Indian officials say Mr. Karzai and Mr. Singh will review a strategic partnership agreement their two countries signed last year designed to deepen security and economic ties. India has […]

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British Solider, 11 Afghans Killed in Separate Attacks

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a member of the U.S.-led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan. British officials have identified the soldier killed Sunday in restive Helmand province as a member of The Royal Scots Borderers. The killing is the latest in a series of insider attacks that have fractured […]

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NATO Soldier, 11 Afghans Killed in Separate Attacks

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a member of the U.S.-led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan, the latest in a spate of insider attacks that are fracturing the trust between NATO and Afghan forces. ISAF Joint Command said Sunday the service member was killed in the south. His identity and […]

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Afghan Blast Kills Family Including Newborn

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a roadside bomb blast has killed six members of a family, including a mother and her hours-old baby. Police say the family was heading home from the hospital where the mother had given birth when their truck hit the bomb Sunday in eastern Khost province. Meanwhile, three people were killed in southern […]

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