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Joint Force Kills Rogue Afghan Soldier

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A rogue Afghan soldier suspected of killing an Australian soldier last month has been tracked down and killed by coalition and Afghan forces. NATO says the Afghan was killed Sunday in Khost province after pulling a gun on troops attempting to capture him. Officials say a man believed to be the soldier’s brother was detained […]

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Joint Force Kills Rogue Afghan Soldier

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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A rogue Afghan soldier suspected of killing an Australian soldier last month has been tracked down and killed by coalition and Afghan forces. NATO says the Afghan was killed Sunday in Khost province after pulling a gun on troops attempting to capture him. Officials say a man believed to be the soldier’s brother was detained […]

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Roadside Bomb Wounds 7 in Baghdad

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a roadside bomb has exploded near a French embassy convoy in Baghdad, wounding seven people in one of several attacks Monday in the capital. The officials said four Iraqi security guards and three civilians were wounded in the blast in the central part of the city. In the northern Shaab district, authorities […]

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Afghan Suicide Attack Targets German Soldiers

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber has hit a German military convoy, killing three Afghan civilians and wounding 11 others. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack outside Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan. A NATO spokesman said there were no coalition casualties. Also Sunday, the office of the French president said a French […]

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Pakistan Protests Cross-border Attack

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan is protesting a deadly attack in which militants crossed from Afghanistan and attacked a village in the country’s northwest tribal region. Pakistan’s Foreign Office summoned Afghanistan’s Charge d’Affaires, Majnoon Gulab, on Friday to lodge its “serious concern” over Thursday’s incident in the Bajaur tribal region. Dozens of militants armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled […]

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Officials: Pakistani Forces Kill 11 Militants

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Government officials say Pakistani security forces have killed at least 11 militants during clashes in the country’s northwest tribal region. Friday’s fighting in the Mamund area of the Bajaur tribal area also killed a local tribesman. Security forces launched a search operation in the region one day after hundreds of militants reportedly crossed the border […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 4 in Southern Afghanistan

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials said Thursday a roadside bomb killed four civilians and wounded three others in southern Kandahar province. Provincial officials said a tractor drove over the bomb in the Maruf district late Wednesday. Elsewhere in southern Afghanistan Thursday, NATO said two of its service members were killed. No details were given. The United Nations mission […]

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Mbeki Predicts Cease-fire in Southern Sudan ‘Within Days’

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Former South African President Thabo Mbeki says he hopes to have a cease-fire deal in place within days to halt more than a week of heavy fighting in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state. Members of Mr. Mbeki’s Sudan mediation panel broke away from talks in Ethiopia on Sudan’s political future Thursday for an urgent trip to […]

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Suicide Blast Hits Nigeria Police Headquarters

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bombing outside Nigeria’s national police headquarters in Abuja has killed at least two people, including the bomber. The blast is believed to be the first suicide bombing in Nigeria. A spokesman for the Islamist radical group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast in an interview with VOA. The group is blamed for […]

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Blast Hits Nigeria Police Headquarters

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bombing outside Nigeria’s national police headquarters in Abuja has killed at least two people, including the bomber. A spokesman for the Islamist radical group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast in an interview with VOA. The group is blamed for a string of deadly attacks in Nigeria’s north that have targeted police […]

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