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Afghanistan bank attack kills five

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 8:39
related places: Kandahar

A suicide bomber kills five people and injures around 20 outside a bank in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
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Australia military in Afghan probe

Friday, August 30th 2013, 8:48
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's military is investigating an incident in which troops allegedly mutilated an insurgent in Afghanistan, a media report says.
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Suicide blast kills Afghan official

Friday, August 30th 2013, 7:47

A suicide bomber has killed a district governor and six others at a memorial service in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, officials say.
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Karzai condemns Afghan attacks

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 16:04
related places: Herat

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns the killing of 12 civilians in two separate attacks in Afghanistan.
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US soldier awarded Medal of Honor

Monday, August 26th 2013, 19:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to a soldier for heroism during an Afghan battle that lasted more than six hours.
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Karzai calls for Pakistan peace role

Monday, August 26th 2013, 15:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges Pakistan "to facilitate peace talks" between his country and the Taliban during a brief visit to Islamabad.
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Afghan massacre soldier given life

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 20:50
related countries: United States United States

Robert Bales, the US soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers last year, is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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Afghan massacre US soldier 'sorry'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 20:44
related countries: United States United States

Robert Bales, the US soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers, apologises for the "act of cowardice" as he makes his case for release one day.
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Afghan massacre victim eyes killer

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan is confronted by one of the survivors, as his sentencing hears graphic details of the massacre.
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VIDEO: Circus school brings hope to young Afghans

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 20:24

A charity in Afghanistan is teaching young boys and girls traumatised by years of conflict circus skills to help them develop a sense of confidence and learn the value of teamwork.
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VIDEO: Afghans celebrate football victory

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 17:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul, There

There have been joyous scenes in Kabul after Afghanistan's footballers beat Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match - the first international game played in the capital for a decade.
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Afghan footballers defeat Pakistan

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan's footballers beat Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match - the first international to be held in Kabul in a decade.
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VIDEO: Football fever at Afghan match

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 15:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's footballers have triumphed over Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match, the first international game played in Kabul in a decade.
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Attack on Afghanistan camp kills 10

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 9:43

Nine building contractors and a policeman have been killed by insurgents in an attack on a camp in western Afghanistan, officials say.
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No 10 lobbied on Afghan interpreters

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Campaigners deliver a petition to Downing Street calling for Afghan interpreters who work with UK forces to be allowed to settle in Britain.
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Woman MP abducted in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 1:10
related places: Kabul

The Taliban have kidnapped a female Afghan MP as she and her children were travelling in a rural area south of the capital Kabul, the authorities say.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan flash floods kill 22

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:41
related places: Kabul

Flash floods in Afghanistan's Kabul province have killed 22 people, according to officials.
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Nato soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 14:46

Three Nato soldiers have been killed in an attack by insurgents in the Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Deadly flash floods hit Afghanistan

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 13:33
related places: Kabul

Flooding following a weekend of heavy rains kills 22 people in Afghanistan's Kabul province, many of them women and children, officials say.
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Bomb kills Afghan cemetery visitors

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 14:00

A bomb kills 12 women and two children in eastern Afghanistan as they visit a grave on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
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Taliban leader vows no power grab

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 10:03

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar says that his fighters will not seek to monopolise power when foreign troops withdraw next year.
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VIDEO: Flood death toll rises in South Asia

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 6:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Torrential monsoons across eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan have killed at least 100 people, and destroyed hundreds of homes.
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VIDEO: South Asia flood death toll rises

Monday, August 5th 2013, 11:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Torrential monsoon rains across eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan have killed at least 100 people and destroyed hundreds of homes.
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Afghan market blast 'kills four'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 10:08
related places: Kandahar

Afghan officials say at least four people have been killed and more than 20 wounded in an explosion at a market in the city of Kandahar.
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Dozens die in S Asia monsoon floods

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 16:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A storm system brings torrential rain to eastern Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan, causing floods which have killed at least 80 people.
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Afghan attack targets Indian mission

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 12:58
related countries: India India
related places: Jalalabad

Suicide bombers target the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing at least nine civilians, police say.
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VIDEO: The woman flying high in Afghanistan

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 22:48

The first female aeroplane pilot in Afghanistan has qualified as the country boosts its military forces, including a new Air Force.
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Nato probes Afghan police deaths

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 15:58

An investigation is launched by Nato into the deaths of at least five Afghan policemen mistakenly killed in an airstrike in the east of the country.
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Wikileaks 'strained' US-Afghan ties

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 1:10
related countries: United States United States

The Wikileaks disclosures strained US-Afghan ties, a retired US Army general says at the sentencing hearing of Pte First Class Bradley Manning.
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VIDEO: The Afghans too scared to go outside

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 16:56

The United Nations has reported an increase in the number of Afghan civilian deaths this year, compared with the same period last year.
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Bird hunters 'emptying Afghan skies'

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 0:38

Why Afghanistan may soon have little left to catch
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VIDEO: Afghan birds at risk from hunters

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 0:33

Large numbers of migratory birds are being killed in Afghanistan every year as more people take up the centuries-old pastime of bird-hunting, environmentalists have warned.
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NZ denies helping US spy on reporter

Monday, July 29th 2013, 15:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States

New Zealand officials deny a report that its military conspired with US spy agencies to monitor a freelance journalist in Afghanistan.
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UK soldiers assist Afghan operation

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British soldiers return to an area of Afghanistan they defended until 2010 to assist Afghan troops fighting Taliban insurgents.
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Why are Afghans afraid of 2014?

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 5:42

Gloom, helplessness, uncertainty grip Afghanistan
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Isaf soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:58

Three members of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force are killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, the force says.
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Afghan MPs vote to sack minister

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:12

Afghanistan's parliament votes to replace Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang, accusing him of failing to tackle insecurity.
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Eight Afghan labourers shot dead

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 6:57
related countries: United States United States

Eight Afghan labourers who were on their way to work at a US military base in Logar province are shot dead, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghan prosecutor shot by gunmen

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 22:23

The BBC's defence correspondent, Jonathan Beale has been to Kandahar Province - to speak to commanders on both sides of the conflict as attacks targeting people linked to the government continue
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The fears of a tortured Afghan child bride

Monday, July 15th 2013, 13:14

Afghan child bride dismayed as her torturers walk free
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Inquiry as Afghan escapes custody

Monday, July 15th 2013, 11:51

An investigation is launched after an Afghan soldier who was recently been jailed for firing on Nato troops manages to escape from custody.
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Soldier suicides exceed Afghan toll

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 7:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

More British soldiers and veterans took their own lives in 2012 than died fighting in Afghanistan, the BBC's Panorama learns.
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UK packs up equipment in Afghanistan

Friday, July 12th 2013, 23:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The challenge of moving military equipment out of Helmand
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Nato soldier killed in Kandahar

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 17:24
related places: Kandahar

A Slovakian Nato soldier has been killed and six wounded in an "insider attack" at Kandahar airport, authorities in Bratislava say.
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Civilians killed in Afghan bombing

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:43

At least 17 people including women and children are killed by a roadside bomb in in western Afghanistan, officials tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: What prospects for peace in Afghanistan?

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:27

Jonathan Beale speaks to Nato and Taliban commanders in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, about the prospects for reconciliation.
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Afghan suicide blast 'kills 12'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 12:30

At least 12 people are killed, mostly policemen, in a suicide attack at a police station in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan, officials say.
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Top Afghanistan policewoman killed

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 12:12

A top female police officer, Lt Islam Bibi, is shot dead in Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'could end Afghan conflict'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The head of the Afghan army tells BBC HARDtalk fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped "in weeks" if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency.
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Where does Nato go post-Afghanistan?

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 8:56

Nato commander discusses the alliance's future post-Afghanistan
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Pakistan 'could end Afghan conflict'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 1:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped in weeks if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency, the head of the Afghan army tells the BBC.
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Scot dies in Afghan suicide bombing

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 18:04
related places: Kabul

Security worker Mark Duffus, 41, is among seven killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul base of a logistics firm supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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Suicide attack on Kabul supply firm

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 6:14
related places: Kabul

Insurgents kill at least seven people in a suicide attack on the Kabul base of a logistics firm supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Suicide bomb attempt thwarted

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:32
related places: Jalalabad

Afghan security forces have defused an alleged would-be suicide bomber's explosive vest while he was still wearing it, preventing an attack in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan.
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Taliban 'should join peace process'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 20:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Taliban should engage in the political process if they want a role in Afghanistan's future, British Prime Minister David Cameron says during a trip to the country.
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West 'should have talked to Taliban'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 11:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The West should have tried talking to the Taliban a decade ago after they had just been toppled from power, the UK's top general in Afghanistan says.
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US-Afghan aircraft deal 'wasteful'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

A US watchdog says a Pentagon plan to spend $780m (£513m) on 48 new aircraft for unskilled Afghan pilots would be "imprudent".
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Transfer of Afghan detainees begins

Friday, June 28th 2013, 10:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ten Afghan detainees captured by British forces are transferred to the Afghan authorities, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Thursday, June 27th 2013, 14:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Afghan detainees captured by British forces have dropped legal challenges to their detention and can now be transferred to Afghan authorities.
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Renewed US-Afghan pledge on talks

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 1:46
related countries: United States United States

The US and Afghan presidents reaffirm their commitment to peace talks with the Taliban, hours after Taliban militants attacked a CIA station.
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Taliban assault in Kabul secure zone

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 10:35
related places: Kabul

Afghan security forces fight off militants who attacked near the presidential palace, one of the most secure areas of Kabul.
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New hope for US prisoner of Taliban

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 15:12
related countries: United States United States

New hope for sole US prisoner of Taliban in Afghanistan
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Kerry cautious on Taliban talks

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 15:19
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry expresses caution about future talks with the Taliban, following a row over the Afghan insurgents' office in Qatar.
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Taliban office row frustrates talks

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 16:10
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A row over the status of the Taliban's newly-opened office in Qatar continues to frustrate efforts to start Afghan peace talks there.
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Kerry calls Karzai to defuse tension

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 5:43
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United States United States

The US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the Afghan leader to defuse tension over the opening of a Taliban office, an Afghan official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Kerry calls Karzai to defuse tension

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 0:48
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken by phone to Afghan President Hamid Karzai to try to defuse tensions, an Afghan spokesman has told the BBC.
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Karzai to boycott Taliban talks

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 17:06

The Afghan government will not take part in peace talks with the Taliban unless the process is "Afghan-led", President Hamid Karzai announces.
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US Taliban move prompts Afghan ire

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 11:56
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan suspends talks on a bilateral security agreement with the US, after Washington's announcement of peace talks with the Taliban.
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Taliban hit US base after talks news

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 6:13
related countries: United States United States

Four US soldiers are killed in a Taliban attack at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, shortly after the US announced direct talks with the militants.
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US to open direct Taliban talks

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, senior White House officials announce.
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