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Deadly Day in Afghanistan

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Three separate attacks in Afghanistan Thursday killed 18 people. In Helmand province, authorities say a roadside bomb killed 10 civilians who were traveling to a wedding celebration. In eastern Laghman province, a government spokesman said five Afghan soldiers died when their convoy hit a land mine. And a suicide bomb attack in Kandahar City killed […]

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Deadly Day in Afghanistan

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Eighteen people have been killed in seperate attacks in Afghanistan. Officials say 10 civilians were killed Thursday in Helmand province as they traveled to a wedding. In eastern Laghman province, a government spokesman said five Afghan soldiers died when their convoy hit a land mine. Another official announced that three policemen were killed in a […]

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Deadly Day in Afghanistan

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Five Afghan soldiers and three Afghan police officers have died in separate attacks in the country’s south and east. A government spokesman said the five troops died Thursday in eastern Laghman province when their convoy hit a land mine. Another official announced that three policemen were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kandahar. There […]

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US Soldier Faces Hearing in Afghan Massacre

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers appeared in a military courtroom for the first time Monday. Prosecutors say Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was “lucid,” “coherent” and “responsive” when he carried out the attack. Prosecutor Joseph Morse said Bales spent the night before the raid drinking whiskey and watching a violent movie […]

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US Soldier Faces Hearing in Afghan Massacre

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers during a predawn rampage in March is appearing in a military courtroom for the first time Monday. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will face a preliminary hearing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington. The hearing is expected to last two weeks […]

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US Soldier to Appear in Court for Afghan Massacre

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Army soldier accused of an Afghan village massacre is due to appear in a military courtroom Monday, where prosecutors will for the first time lay out their case against him. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, who is 39 years old and the father of two, is alleged to have walked out of his southern […]

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4 Afghan Police Killed in Apparent Insider Attack

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in southern Afghanistan say four Afghan police officers have been killed by their colleagues. The local police chief, Mohammad Toryali, said the four were shot and killed at a checkpoint in the Gereshk district of Helmand province. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a series of incidents in which […]

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EU Welcomes Afghan Election Date Announcement

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has welcomed Afghanistan’s announcement that presidential elections will be held in April of 2014. The EU’s special representative to Afghanistan, Vygaudas Usackas, said Wednesday the decision to hold elections demonstrates Afghan authorities are fulfilling their duties in accordance with political commitments. Usackas said the EU is supportive of “inclusive and transparent elections […]

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EU Welcomes Afghan Election Date Announcement

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has welcomed Afghanistan’s announcement that presidential elections will be held in April of 2014. The EU’s special representative to Afghanistan, Vygaudas Usackas, said Wednesday the decision to hold elections demonstrates Afghan authorities are fulfilling their duties in accordance with political commitments. Usackas said the EU is supportive of “inclusive and transparent elections […]

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Apparent Afghan Insider Attack Kills 2 British Troops

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A man wearing an Afghan police uniform has shot and killed two British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, in the latest apparent “insider” attack. The British Defense Ministry said the attack took place Tuesday at a checkpoint in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand province. The ministry said the “loss of these soldiers is a huge blow […]

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