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News: Afghanistan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Afghanistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Afghanistan – overview

Afghanistan: news

India beat spirited Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 17:18

India work hard to overcome a spirited Afghanistan side by 23 runs in their opening match at the World Twenty20.
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Edinburgh woman killed in bombing

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 14:50

An Edinburgh woman was among 12 people killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan on Tuesday, it has emerged.
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VIDEO: Afghan women take to cricket pitch

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 21:14

As sport in Afghanistan continues to emerge from years of Taliban suppression, a newly formed women’s cricket team has high hopes for the future.
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Nato Afghan patrol curb 'prudent'

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 17:17

The head of Nato says Isaf's move to scale back joint operations with Afghan troops after an increase in insider attacks is "prudent and temporary".
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Nato curbs Afghan joint patrols

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 15:38

Nato restricts operations with Afghan forces following a string of deadly attacks on its personnel by rogue Afghan security forces.
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Hague downplays Nato Afghan move

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 13:19

Foreign Secretary William Hague insists Nato's decision to scale down joint patrols with Afghan forces will have a "minimal" impact on UK strategy.
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Suicide bomber targets Kabul bus

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 9:47
related places: Kabul

A female suicide bomber hits a minibus carrying foreigners near the Afghan capital Kabul, killing up to 12 people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Sri Lanka braced for Twenty20

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 8:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The cricket Twenty20 World Cup begins in Sri Lanka with teams from Afghanistan to the West Indies taking part
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VIDEO: Nato restricts Afghan operations

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 8:36

Nato says it is to restrict operations with Afghan troops following a string of deadly attacks on its personnel by rogue Afghan security forces
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Afghan insider attacks downplayed

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta describes insider attacks on coalition troops in Afghanistan as the "last gasp" of the Taliban.
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Violent film protests in Kabul

Monday, September 17th 2012, 6:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

More than 1,000 people stage an angry protest near US and Nato buildings in the Afghan capital, firing guns and setting police vehicles alight.
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Dead Afghanistan soldiers named

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 23:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan by a rogue policeman are named by the MoD as Sgt Gareth Thursby and Pte Thomas Wroe.
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Nato strike kills Afghan women

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 17:01
related places: Laghman

At least eight women have died in an air strike in the eastern Afghan province of Laghman, local officials say - Nato concedes civilians may have died.
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UK soldiers' killer faked injury

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 14:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The killer of two British soldiers shot in Afghanistan on Saturday lured them to his side with a fake injury before firing on them, the BBC understands.
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Two soldiers dead in Afghanistan

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers have been shot dead in Afghanistan by a man wearing a local police uniform, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Four dead in rogue Afghan attack

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 9:47

Four Nato soldiers in Afghanistan have been killed by a suspected Afghan police officer, Nato says - the second such attack in 24 hours.
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VIDEO: The world's most dangerous golf course?

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 23:07
related places: Kabul

A round on one of world's most dangerous golf courses - in Kabul
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VIDEO: Prince at attacked Afghan base

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 21:55
related countries: United States United States

The Taliban has attacked a base in southern Afghanistan where Prince Harry is stationed, killing two US marines.
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Afghan militants breach Nato base

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 21:22
related countries: United States United States

Militants breach the heavily fortified Camp Bastion base in Afghanistan, killing two US marines, in what the Taliban say was revenge over the film mocking Islam.
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Prince at attacked Afghan base

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 15:37
related countries: United States United States

Prince Harry was at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan during an attack in which two US marines died, that the Taliban claim was revenge for a film mocking Islam.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 8:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has been killed in Afghanistan after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Deadly bus crash in Afghanistan

Friday, September 14th 2012, 10:10

At least 50 people are killed after a bus and a fuel tanker collide in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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VIDEO: Taliban 'using fake Facebook profiles'

Friday, September 14th 2012, 7:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A recent review conducted by the Australian Department of Defence suggests that the Taliban has been using fake Facebook profiles to gain information from coalition troops in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Fears for the future in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 22:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has raised concerns about the safety of UK troops, while on a trip to Afghanistan
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Afghanistan's best and worst case scenarios

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 17:30

Best and worst case scenarios for Afghanistan
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VIDEO: Street child victims of Afghan Taliban

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 18:38
related places: Kabul

When a Taliban suicide bomber struck in Kabul's embassy district last weekend a number of those killed were street children, selling trinkets to foreigners.
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Kabul's fallen skateboard fanatics

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 17:49
related places: Kabul

The young Kabul skate fanatics killed by a teen bomber
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Three dead in Bagram base attack

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 8:13
related places: Bagram

Three Afghans are killed at the Bagram air base in Afghanistan, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.
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VIDEO: US hands Bagram prison to Afghans

Monday, September 10th 2012, 22:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram

The US military has handed control of a controversial prison housing more than 3,000 Taliban fighters and terrorism suspects to the Afghan authorities.
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Afghanistan death soldier named

Monday, September 10th 2012, 19:43

A soldier from The Light Dragoons killed in an explosion in Afghanistan on Sunday is named by the Ministry of Defence as Sgt Lee Davidson.
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US hands Bagram prison to Afghans

Monday, September 10th 2012, 17:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram

The US hands over control of the controversial Bagram prison, transferring more than 3,000 Taliban fighters and terror suspects to Afghan custody.
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Afghan suicide attack 'kills 16'

Monday, September 10th 2012, 13:35

A suicide attack in Afghanistan's north-eastern city of Kunduz kills 16 people and injures at least 20, local officials say.
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VIDEO: US hands Bagram back to Afghans

Monday, September 10th 2012, 6:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram

The US military is set to hand control of a controversial prison housing 3,000 Taliban fighters and terrorism suspects to the Afghan authorities.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 19:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier from The Light Dragoons has been killed in Afghanistan after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Suicide attack near base in Kabul

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 9:15
related places: Kabul

A teenage suicide bomber kills at least six people including a number of children near the headquarters of the Nato-led coalition in the Afghan capital Kabul.
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Soldier dies from Afghan wounds

Friday, September 7th 2012, 17:50

The MoD confirms the death of a soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, who was wounded in action in Afghanistan last month.
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Prince deployed to Afghanistan

Friday, September 7th 2012, 13:31

Prince Harry has begun a four-month deployment to Afghanistan flying Apache attack helicopters, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Failures blamed for Helmand death

Friday, September 7th 2012, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A British soldier was killed in a US friendly fire attack in Afghanistan due to "cumulative failures", a coroner rules.
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VIDEO: From Afghanistan to Eton Dorney

Friday, September 7th 2012, 6:35
related countries: United States United States

A former US marine has won a bronze medal at the Paralympics, just two years after he stepped on a landmine and lost both his legs in Afghanistan.
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Friendly fire family praise medic

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of a British soldier killed in a friendly fire attack in Afghanistan publicly thank the Army medic who tried to save his life.
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Afghan 'purge' over rogue attacks

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 14:58

Hundreds of soldiers in Afghanistan are dismissed or held after a probe into a surge of insider attacks against foreign forces, officials say.
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Bomber 'kills 25' Afghan mourners

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 14:31

A suicide bomber attacks a funeral in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, killing at least 25 civilians including the son of a district governor, officials say.
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VIDEO: Rasmussen: 'This is not a race to exit'

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 16:32

A spate of so-called "Green-on-Blue" attacks on coalition troops in Afghanistan has led to Isaf temporarily suspending the training of local police.
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New Zealand to leave Afghanistan

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 7:50
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand formally announces it will pull its troops out of Afghanistan by April 2013, ending a 10-year deployment.
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Afghan recruits training halted

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 10:29
related countries: United States United States

Training for new recruits into the Afghan local police is suspended while they are re-vetted for possible ties to the Taliban, US officials say.
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Afghan suicide attacks kill 13

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 11:40
related countries: United States United States

A twin suicide bombing near a base of US-led forces in central Afghanistan kills at least nine civilians and four policemen, officials say.
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Herat Taliban fighters switch sides

Friday, August 31st 2012, 6:36

Change of heart as some Taliban fighters join Afghan government
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VIDEO: 'Progress' with Taliban in Afghanistan

Friday, August 31st 2012, 1:45

International forces in Afghanistan believe they are making progress in persuading Taliban fighters to lay down their weapons and join the government side.
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Australians killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 8:01

Five soldiers are killed in two separate incidents, in what the prime minister called Australia's "single worst day in Afghanistan".
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Karzai removes intelligence chief

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 14:49

Afghan President Hamid Karzai removes intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil amid reports of an imminent cabinet reshuffle.
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Militants kill Pakistan soldiers

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 12:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants attack a Pakistani army post near the Afghan border killing at least eight soldiers, security officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghan bid for Paralympic glory

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghanistan is sending a single competitor to the London 2012 Paralympics but there are signs of progress for the country's many victims of years of war.
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Troops punished for Koran burning

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 2:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Koran

Nine US troops are disciplined for incinerating scores of Korans and for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban soldiers in Afghanistan.
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Taliban kill Afghan 'party-goers'

Monday, August 27th 2012, 16:14

Seventeen civilians have been killed by Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, reportedly for attending a party.
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VIDEO: Civilians beheaded in Afghanistan

Monday, August 27th 2012, 9:12

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports after Taliban insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in southern Afghanistan, according to government officials.
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Drone raid 'kills Haqqani leader'

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 15:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

A senior figure in a Pakistan-based militant network, Badruddin Haqqani, is killed in a US drone strike, one of his relatives tells the BBC.
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Ex-US diplomat in drink charge

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 21:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Washington

Ryan Crocker, the former US ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, is charged with a hit-and-run and drink driving in the US state of Washington.
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Afghan Eid street concert challenges clerics

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:45

How an impromptu gig challenged an Afghan cleric during Eid
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US army chief plane hit by rocket

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 9:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

An insurgent rocket attack on a US air base in Afghanistan damages the plane of America's top military officer while he was on a visit - but no-one is seriously injured.
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Talks on Afghan 'insider attacks'

Monday, August 20th 2012, 11:29
related countries: United States United States

The top US military officer flies to Afghanistan for talks on the growing number of attacks against Nato soldiers by Afghan security forces.
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Afghanistan death soldier named

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 16:09

A soldier killed in Afghanistan while on sentry duty is named by the Ministry of Defence as Guardsman Jamie Shadrake.
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Nato kills senior Afghan Taliban

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 9:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kunar, Nato

A top Taliban commander and his deputy are among dozens of insurgents killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, the alliance says.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 9:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The MoD says a soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards dies during "enemy action" in Afghanistan.
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Why Afghanistan's past is being 'rewritten'

Friday, August 17th 2012, 23:48

New Afghan textbooks 'erase history'
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Afghan policeman kills US troops

Friday, August 17th 2012, 9:02
related countries: United States United States

Two US soldiers are shot dead by a local policeman in Afghanistan, officials for the international Nato-led force in the country say.
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Afghan helicopter crash kills 11

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 13:26

Eleven people - including seven US troops - are killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, according to Nato-led forces.
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Probe into Afghan border shelling

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 11:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that he and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari have agreed a joint military probe into cross-border shelling.
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