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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

Bike bomb kills Afghan civilians

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 7:25
related places: Lashkar Gah

At least seven civilians are killed by a bomb left on a bicycle near a bus station in the southern Afghan city, Lashkar Gah.
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Guilty plea in New York bomb plot

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 22:46

Afghan-born Colorado airport bus driver Najibullah Zazi pleads guilty to plotting to blow up New York's subway system.
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US-led advance in Marjah 'steady'

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 21:26
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces trying to clear a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan are making "steady progress", the top US commander says.
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Blast kills Afghan tribal chief

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 15:07

A suicide bomber kills an influential Afghan tribal chief and 14 other people in eastern Nangarhar province, officials say.
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Testing times

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 1:26

How to measure success of Nato's Afghan mission
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Dutch cabinet falls in Afghan row

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 16:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch government collapses in a row within the governing coalition over extending troop deployments in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan air strike 'kills 30'

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 6:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 30 militants die in a Pakistani air strike in a restive tribal area near the border with Afghanistan, the military says.
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Afghan police sent to war zone

Friday, February 19th 2010, 17:48

Hundreds of Afghan police officers are sent to areas captured by Nato-led forces in an offensive against the Taliban.
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Six troops die in Afghan fighting

Friday, February 19th 2010, 10:08

Nato forces in Afghanistan say six of their soldiers are killed in a single day during a major offensive against the Taliban.
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Taliban chiefs 'held in Pakistan'

Friday, February 19th 2010, 8:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two senior members of the Afghan Taliban are detained in Pakistan, reports say - but there is confusion over the details.
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Leading role

Friday, February 19th 2010, 2:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Taliban arrest shows Pakistan's aims in Afghanistan
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Nato strike 'kills Afghan police'

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 21:02

A Nato air strike mistakenly kills seven policemen during a firefight with Taliban in the north of Afghanistan, officials say.
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Bomb hits Pakistan militant group

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 15:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A bomb kills at least 10 people in a village hashish market in Pakistan close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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Taliban ammunition 'running low'

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 14:05

Taliban militants battling troops in southern Afghanistan, are running out of ammunition, Nato officials say citing intelligence reports.
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US hails Taliban chief's capture

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 21:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

The US hails the capture of the Afghan Taliban military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, as a "big success" for US-Pakistani cooperation.
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Taliban 'lining up human shields'

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

Taliban militants are increasingly using civilians as "human shields" as they fight allied troops, an Afghan general says.
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Afghanistan missile 'hit target'

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 18:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US missile that killed 12 people in a house in the Afghan town of Marjah hit its intended target, a top British commander says.
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Marjah Taliban resist US push

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 13:06
related countries: United States United States

US forces face sporadic resistance in the Taliban stronghold of Marjah as the Nato offensive in Afghanistan completes its fourth day.
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Taliban 'forced from strongholds'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 22:43

Nato and Afghan troops are succeeding in pushing militants from their strongholds in Helmand province, officials say.
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Taliban bombs 'slow Afghan push'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 11:41

Improvised bombs placed by Taliban fighters are slowing Nato's big offensive in Afghanistan, military officials say.
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Situation report

Monday, February 15th 2010, 10:43

Afghan operation's success so far and challenges ahead
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Civilians die in Afghan offensive

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 17:13

Nato confirms 12 civilians were killed when two rockets missed their target during a big offensive on the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Nato troops fight gunmen and IEDs

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 15:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US, UK and Afghan forces face gun battles and booby-traps on day two of a major offensive against the Taliban.
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Nato hails major Afghanistan operation

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 8:12

Nato hails progress so far in a key offensive to oust the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province as it enters a second day.
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Major offensive targets Helmand

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 15:22

Coalition troops say they are making good progress in Afghanistan's biggest offensive since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.
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Afghan offensive takes aim at Taliban

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 7:21
related countries: United States United States

More than 15,000 US, British and Afghan troops launch the biggest military push in Afghanistan since toppling the Taliban in 2001.
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Will Afghan operation make a difference?

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 6:44

Nato has launched a major offensive against the Taliban. Is it the right strategy?
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Propaganda war?

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 18:25

Information is the new front line in the Afghan conflict
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Afghan avalanche toll 'may rise'

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 10:14

Afghan officials fear the number of dead in an avalanche in the north-east could continue to rise beyond 166 people.
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Pakistan Khyber death toll rises

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 9:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Suspected militants kill a Pakistani officer near the Afghan border, hours after a deadly suicide blast outside Peshawar.
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Police die in Pakistan bomb blast

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 17:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suicide bomber kills at least 12 people in Pakistan's volatile tribal area on the Afghan border.
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Afghan avalanche toll exceeds 165

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 17:01

Rescuers dig through snow in Afghanistan to reach hundreds trapped by avalanches that have killed at least 165 people.
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Warning over UK troop illnesses

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 9:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan and UK hospitals are being stretched by the number of troops wounded in Helmand, the National Audit Office says.
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Open plan

Monday, February 8th 2010, 20:24

Why surprise plays little part in latest Afghan operation
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Villages empty before Afghan push

Monday, February 8th 2010, 11:19

Hundreds of villagers leave a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan ahead of an expected Nato-led offensive.
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Afghan policeman 'planted bombs'

Monday, February 8th 2010, 8:23

A senior Afghan policeman is arrested in connection with planting and storing roadside bombs, Nato officials say.
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Karzai may introduce army draft

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 17:31
related countries: Germany Germany

Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells a conference of the world's top defence officials in Germany he is considering introducing conscription.
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Afghan villagers shot 'in error'

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 9:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan police shoot dead seven young men near the Pakistani border after mistaking them for insurgents, a police official says.
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Fatal blast hits Afghan dog fight

Friday, February 5th 2010, 9:22

A bomb attack on a dog fight in southern Afghanistan kills at least three people and injures at least 30 more, police say.
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Afghan security better, says US

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 18:15
related countries: United States United States

Security in Afghanistan remains serious but is no longer deteriorating, says the US and Nato commander in the country.
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Afghan suicide blast kills three

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 17:35
related places: Kandahar

A suicide attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar has killed three people and wounded 17, Afghan police say.
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Pakistani guilty of US murder attempt

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 21:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US court finds a Pakistani female scientist guilty of attempting to murder US agents while detained in Afghanistan.
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US soldiers die in Afghan attack

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 7:50
related countries: United States United States

Two US soldiers die in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, a Nato statement says.
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Flying lessons

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 0:09

Back to class for Afghan helicopter pilots
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Afghan endgame

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 0:11

Can talking to the Taliban stop the war?
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Afghan translator kills two US soldiers

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 15:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Two US soldiers who died in Afghanistan on Friday were shot dead by an Afghan interpreter, it has emerged.
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Afghan Taliban deny talks with UN

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 9:56

The Afghan Taliban deny reports that some of their members met UN special envoy Kai Eide to discuss peace.
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Fierce gun battle in Afghan city

Friday, January 29th 2010, 11:06
related places: Lashkar Gah

A gun battle breaks out out between Afghan security forces and militants in the southern city of Lashkar Gah, officials say.
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Taliban talks plans gather pace

Friday, January 29th 2010, 6:40

Plans to engage the Taliban in talks gather pace with an Afghan peace council invitation and reports of a secret UN meeting.
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Afghan security move 'this year'

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 23:47

Afghanistan could control security in some of its provinces by the end of 2010, a summit on the country's future says.
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'Tide must turn' for Afghanistan

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 11:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown sets a mid-2011 deadline for "turning the tide" in Afghanistan, at a 70-nation London summit.
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What can the Afghan summit achieve?

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 8:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A summit on the future of Afghanistan starts in London. Should the Afghan government talk to the Taliban?
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Brown supports Taliban talk offer

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown backs Afghan plans to talk to moderate Taliban as he takes part in a BBC-organised debate.
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Brown supports Taliban talk offer

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown backs Afghan plans to talk to moderate Taliban as he takes part in a BBC-organised debate.
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Mothers' pain

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 18:51

Mothers of three fallen troops reflect on Afghan war
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UN eases curbs on ex-Taliban men

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 13:03

The UN removes five former Afghan Taliban officials from its sanctions list which was imposed due to alleged al-Qaeda links.
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War to peace

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 10:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Could London conference lead to Afghan withdrawal?
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Afghan aid risks 'militarisation'

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 1:29

A group of aid agencies warns there is a danger that aid sent to Afghanistan is becoming increasingly militarised.
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Bomber strikes near US Kabul base

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 18:06
related places: Kabul

A suspected suicide bomber strikes near a US military base in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, causing casualties, officials say.
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Germany to boost Afghan forces

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 13:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany will increase its military deployment in Afghanistan by 500 troops, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
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UK Afghan ambassador in Nato role

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 12:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

The UK's ambassador in Kabul is to be the new Nato senior civilian representative for Afghanistan.
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Afghan police killed in Helmand

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 7:42

At least four policemen are killed in an attack in Afghanistan's volatile southern Helmand province, officials say.
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Karzai bid to ease Taliban curbs

Monday, January 25th 2010, 19:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Afghanistan's president says he will propose lifting UN sanctions against some Taliban leaders at a summit this week in London.
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Nato to launch Helmand operation

Monday, January 25th 2010, 19:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nato troops are to launch an offensive to take back areas of southern Afghanistan, the British commander there says.
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US general signals Taliban talks

Monday, January 25th 2010, 9:54
related countries: United States United States

The top US commander in Afghanistan calls for a negotiated peace with the Taliban, ahead of a major conference.
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Taliban in Quetta?

Monday, January 25th 2010, 1:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Claims that Afghan leadership is in Pakistani city
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