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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.

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Afghanistan: news

Kandahar hit by suicide attackers

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 11:08
related places: Kandahar

Two suicide bombers kill at least 22 people at a bazaar near the airport in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, local police tell the BBC.
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Soldier shot in Afghanistan named

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 12:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier killed in Afghanistan during a mission to rescue a kidnapped policeman is named as Pte Gregg Thomas Stone by the Ministry of Defence.
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Nato signs Afghan exit route deal

Monday, June 4th 2012, 22:45

Nato signs deals with three key Central Asian countries to evacuate military equipment and vehicles from Afghanistan, as the mission there winds down.
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US drone 'kills 15' in Pakistan

Monday, June 4th 2012, 16:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A strike by a US drone aircraft kills 15 suspected militants near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials say.
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Killed soldier 'on rescue task'

Monday, June 4th 2012, 13:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK soldier killed on Sunday was taking part in a mission to rescue a captured policeman in Afghanistan, it emerges.
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Soldier shot in Afghanistan named

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 8:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier who died in southern Afghanistan on 1 June has been named as Cpl Michael John Thacker, from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, The Royal Welch Fusiliers.
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UK hostage recovers after rescue

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 2:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A British aid worker, rescued from a remote hide-out in north-east Afghanistan by UK and US special forces soldiers is recovering from her ordeal.
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Changing views of Afghan forces

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 0:43

The photo that won the hearts of Afghans
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Aid workers freed in Afghanistan

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 16:09

Four aid workers kidnapped in north-eastern Afghanistan last month are freed in a "breathtaking" operation by coalition special forces.
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UK soldier shot dead in Helmand

Friday, June 1st 2012, 22:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier from 1st Battalion, the Royal Welsh has been shot dead during a foot patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Bomber attacks Afghan Nato base

Friday, June 1st 2012, 11:53

A suicide bomber attacks a base of the Nato-led peacekeeping force (Isaf) in eastern Afghanistan.
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Suicide attack on Afghan police

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 12:44
related places: Kandahar

A suicide bomb attack on a police headquarters in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar kills at least five policemen, officials say.
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VIDEO: Poisoned Afghan schoolgirls in hospital

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 20:42

An alleged poison attack on a school in the province of Takhar, in Afghanistan, has left dozens of schoolgirls poisoned.
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Eight Afghanistan police killed

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 9:05

Eight Afghan policemen are killed and two injured in fighting against the Taliban in the north-eastern province of Badakhshan, officials say.
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Nato 'kills senior al-Qaeda man'

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:54

One of the most senior al-Qaeda figures in Afghanistan was killed in a weekend air strike, Nato says, but Taliban sources deny it.
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Afghanistan's supergran crimebuster

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 23:43

Why an Afghan village chief dons men's clothes and a moustache
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Afghanistan casualty named by MoD

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 21:42

A soldier from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, who died in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan is named as Captain Stephen James Healey.
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Taliban deny poisoning schools

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 14:28

The Afghan Taliban deny carrying out poison attacks on girls' schools, as 40 children are admitted to hospital in the latest incident.
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Nato strike 'kills Afghan family'

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 13:38

A Nato air strike has killed eight members of a family in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, according to local officials.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 19:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, dies in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan.
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The plunder of Afghanistan's fabulous ruby mines

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 1:39

The plunder of Afghanistan's fabulous gemstone mines
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Hollande defends Afghan exit plan

Friday, May 25th 2012, 12:32
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

President Francois Hollande defends his decision to end France's military mission in Afghanistan early, during an unannounced visit to Kabul.
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Afghan aid workers are kidnapped

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 14:27

Two foreign doctors and three Afghan colleagues are kidnapped by criminals in the country's north-eastern province of Badakhshan, officials say.
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'Poison attack' on Afghan girls

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 11:10

More than 70 girls at a school in north-east Afghanistan fall ill following a suspected poison attack.
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US Kabul ambassador to step down

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 23:27
related countries: United States United States

The US ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, is to step down this summer due to ill health after a year in his position, the state department says.
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Soldier 'sniper death' accidental

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 11:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier believed to have been killed by a British sniper in Afghanistan was accidentally shot while on active service, a coroner says.
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Nato endorses Afghan timetable

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 6:40

Nato leaders endorse plans to hand combat command in Afghanistan to local forces by mid-2013 and withdraw fighting troops by 2014.
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We won't desert Afghans - Cameron

Monday, May 21st 2012, 19:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

Britain will not desert the people of Afghanistan when troops end their combat role there in 2014, David Cameron says at a Nato summit in Chicago.
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Nato upbeat on Pakistan dispute

Monday, May 21st 2012, 19:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chicago

Nato's chief says he is optimistic Pakistan will reopen key supply routes to Afghanistan, as world leaders discuss a future Afghan strategy.
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'Hard days ahead' in Afghanistan

Monday, May 21st 2012, 2:06

President Obama tells a Nato summit there are "hard days ahead" in Afghanistan as the alliance prepares to withdraw troops at the end of 2014.
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VIDEO: Nato leaders discuss Afghan withdrawal

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 21:33

Nato leaders are meeting in Chicago in a summit dominated by the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Nato summit to focus on Afghanistan

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 9:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chicago

World leaders travel to Chicago in the US for the Nato summit, where it is hoped an aid plan for Afghanistan will be agreed.
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UK force 'to stay in Afghanistan'

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 5:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A small number of British soldiers could remain in Afghanistan after forces withdraw in 2014, a senior UK government official says.
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Deadly blast at Afghan checkpoint

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 13:24

A suicide bomber kills at least 10 people, a number of them children, at a checkpoint in the eastern Afghan province of Khost, officials say.
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A glimpse of life after Nato in Afghanistan's wild east

Friday, May 18th 2012, 23:47

A glimpse of life after Nato in Afghanistan's wild east
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VIDEO: France confirms early Afghan exit

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:49

France has confirmed it plans to withdraw its combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2012, two years ahead of the agreed Nato schedule.
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VIDEO: Nato's exit strategy in Afghanistan

Friday, May 18th 2012, 4:47

How will Nato remove troops and hardware from Afghanistan?
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VIDEO: Five hundred schools closed in Afghanistan

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 15:56

A recent wave of attacks at schools in Afghanistan is forcing the Ministry of Education to close down schools across 11 provinces.
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Afghan suicide raid kills police

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 9:04

At least six policemen and a civilian have been killed and 13 wounded in a suicide attack on a governor's compound in western Afghanistan, police say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan set to lift Nato Afghan blockade

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 3:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

The Pakistani government appears to be on the verge of lifting its six-month blockade on the transport of Nato goods through Pakistan to Afghanistan.
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Pakistan to open Nato supply line

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 17:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan's cabinet orders officials to finalise a deal as quickly as possible to bring an end to a six-month blockade on overland Nato supplies into Afghanistan.
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Pakistan 'to attend' Nato summit

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 8:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to attend Nato's Chicago summit on Afghanistan amid signs a crisis in relations may be easing.
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MoD names dead British servicemen

Monday, May 14th 2012, 16:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two UK servicemen shot dead in Afghanistan on Saturday by members of the Afghan national police force are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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VIDEO: Table tennis scores high in Afghanistan

Monday, May 14th 2012, 15:28

Afghan women are more and more taking part in sports in public since the fall of the Taliban 10 years ago.
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Deadly blast hits Afghan market

Monday, May 14th 2012, 9:35

A bomb explosion at a market in northern Afghanistan kills nine people, police say.
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Afghan peace negotiator shot dead

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 19:12
related places: Kabul

Senior Afghan peace negotiator Arsala Rahmani is shot dead in Kabul, dealing a blow to President Karzai's reconciliation efforts with the Taliban.
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Afghan police kill UK servicemen

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 10:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two UK servicemen have been shot dead in southern Afghanistan by members of the Afghan national police force, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Afghan gunman kills Nato soldier

Friday, May 11th 2012, 14:56

A Nato soldier in eastern Afghanistan has been shot dead by a man in an Afghan army uniform, officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan army boot deal row

Friday, May 11th 2012, 1:08

A contract given to an Afghan company to make boots for the country's new army has been cancelled by the Afghan administration.
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VIDEO: Afghans top list of asylum seekers

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 11:32

A United Nations High Commission for Refugees report says that Afghan refugees constitute the highest number of asylum seekers in the world - but life is not always easy for those who return home.
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Flash flood hits Afghan wedding

Monday, May 7th 2012, 9:14
related places: Sar-e Pol

At least 22 people have been killed, many of them at a wedding party, when flash flooding deluged Afghanistan's northern Sar-e Pol province, officials say.
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MoD names Afghan death soldiers

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 20:36

Two soldiers killed when their base in Afghanistan came under enemy attack on Friday are named as Cpl Andrew Roberts and Pte Ratu Silibaravi.
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Two soldiers die in Afghanistan

Friday, May 4th 2012, 18:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers, from The Royal Logistic Corps, have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Obama pledges end to Afghan war

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 14:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Laden

US President Obama pledges to "finish the job" on a surprise trip to Afghanistan a year after Osama Bin Laden's death, as seven die in a Kabul blast
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Kabul attack follows Obama visit

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 10:39

At least seven people, including children, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on a residential compound in the Afghan capital.
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Obama signs strategic Afghan deal

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama signs a strategic accord with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a previously unannounced visit to Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Plan to 'replace war with peace'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 21:10
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has signed a strategic agreement with Afghan leader Hamid Karzai on a previously unannounced visit to Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Trust between UK and Afghan troops

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eighteen foreign soldiers have been killed by members of the Afghan military since the start of the year. The latest to to be killed was last Friday.
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Afghans aim for the Kabul stars

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 11:14
related places: Kabul

A campaign is being launched to take astronomy to Afghan children, drawing on the rich astronomical heritage of Islam.
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Afghan death soldier named by MoD

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 19:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier fatally shot in southern Afghanistan on Friday has been named as Guardsman Michael Roland, from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
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Bomb leaves 10 Afghan police dead

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 14:21

A roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan has killed 10 members of the country's security forces, officials say.
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Soldier shot dead in Afghanistan

Friday, April 27th 2012, 17:21

A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards serving in Afghanistan dies from a gunshot wound, the Ministry of Defence says.
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US soldier killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 16:48
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier serving with the Isaf force is shot dead in southern Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform, Isaf says, in the latest of a series of similar incidents.
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US Congressman denied Afghan visa

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 11:40
related countries: United States United States

A senior US Congressman highly critical of the Afghan government is prevented from entering the country, in a development likely to strain ties with the US.
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Afghan-US partnership 'deal done'

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

US and Afghan negotiators finalise a long-term partnership deal governing the US role in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of forces in 2014.
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'Huge Afghanistan attack foiled'

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 9:21
related places: Kabul

Ten tonnes of explosives were seized during the arrest of militants in Kabul planning a massive attack, security officials in Afghanistan say.
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