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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

Afghan suicide bomber kills two

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 5:15
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomb targeting a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills two civilians.
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Children killed in Afghan bombing

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 14:20
related countries: Italy Italy

Eight people, including children and an Italian soldier, are killed in a suicide blast near the Afghan capital.
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Nato defends Afghanistan tactics

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 14:33

The Secretary General of Nato, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, says their forces are doing all they can to avoid Afghan civilian casualties.
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Afghan civilian deaths alarm UN

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 23:08

The UN human rights chief says she is dismayed at casualties caused by Nato-led forces in Afghanistan.
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China wins major Afghan project

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 15:52
related countries: China China

A Chinese mining company has won a tender to develop one of the world's largest copper mines in Afghanistan.
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Guards 'killed Afghan civilians'

Monday, November 19th 2007, 19:52

Many people reported dead in an Afghan bomb attack were shot dead by guards, an internal UN document says.
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Pakistan clashes 'leave 80 dead'

Monday, November 19th 2007, 13:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 80 people are killed in sectarian clashes in a tribal area of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan suicide attack kills seven

Monday, November 19th 2007, 13:24

A suicide attack targeting an Afghan provincial governor kills his son and six of his bodyguards, officials say.
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Afghan bomb kills Nato Canadians

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 16:04
related countries: Canada Canada

A roadside bomb kills two Canadian soldiers of the Nato-led forces in Afghanistan and an interpreter, officials say.
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US war costs report 'incorrect'

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 23:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Republicans demand the retraction of a Democrats' report on the hidden costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Poles charged over Afghan deaths

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 17:33
related countries: Poland Poland

Seven Polish soldiers are charged in connection with the deaths of six civilians in an attack in Afghanistan this year.
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Iranian abducted in Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 12:38
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Herat

An Iranian engineer is kidnapped in the western Afghan province of Herat, the authorities say.
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Poles held 'over Afghan deaths'

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 18:53
related countries: Poland Poland

Seven Polish soldiers are arrested in connection with the deaths of civilians in Afghanistan, Poland says.
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'Hidden costs raise' US war price

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 18:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The cost of the US military effort in Iraq and Afghanistan is almost double the official figure, a US report says.
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Nato chided over Afghan detainees

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 17:24

Nato should halt all transfers of prisoners to Afghan prisons because of the risk of torture, says Amnesty International.
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Afghan civilians die in US raid

Monday, November 12th 2007, 12:25
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces say they have killed 15 insurgents and three civilians in fighting in southern Afghanistan.
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Nine troops dead in Afghan ambush

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 13:01

Six US soldiers and three Afghan troops are killed in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan, US officials say.
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Ball bearings in Afghan bomb

Friday, November 9th 2007, 11:32
related places: Baghlan

Ball bearings were used to maximise casualties in a deadly Afghan bombing, an initial probe shows.
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Afghanistan holds funeral for MPs

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 12:03
related places: Baghlan, Kabul

Funerals are held in Kabul for five Afghan MPs killed in a bombing on Tuesday in northern Baghlan province.
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Afghanistan mourns bomb victims

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 10:08

Afghanistan holds three days of mourning after dozens were killed in one of the worst bombings in recent years.
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Many dead in Afghan bombing

Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 22:01

At least 40 people, including six MPs and children, are killed in a suicide attack in north Afghanistan, officials say.
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Militants free Pakistani troops

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 17:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pro-Taleban militants free more than 200 Pakistani soldiers captured near the Afghan border in August.
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Afghan Koran distributor arrested

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 16:00

The distributor of a translation of the Koran is arrested in Afghanistan over complaints the edition is un-Islamic.
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Merkel in surprise Afghan visit

Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 10:37
related countries: Germany Germany

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, arrives in Afghanistan, where her country has 3,000 troops.
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Army contracting alarms US panel

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 3:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A panel issues a scathing report on the way the US army handles contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Japan ends Afghan naval mission

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 15:10
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan ends its naval support for the US-led mission in Afghanistan, after it is scuppered by a political row.
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Police hunt for Taleban fighters

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 12:48
related places: Kandahar

Afghan police in the Kandahar province search houses for Taleban fighters after three days of clashes.
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Japan PM left in Afghan deadlock

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 5:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's PM Yasuo Fukuda fails to get opposition agreement to continue a support mission for Afghanistan.
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Several dead in Afghan blast

Monday, October 29th 2007, 6:50

At least three people are killed after a suicide bomber blows himself up near an Afghan police convoy.
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Battle 'kills dozens of Taleban'

Sunday, October 28th 2007, 8:10
related countries: United States United States

Coalition forces say scores of Taleban fighters have been killed in a six-hour battle in southern Afghanistan.
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Nato talks focus on Afghan role

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 10:19

Nato ministers begin a second day of talks, after getting more resources for security efforts in Afghanistan.
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Nato 'to boost' Afghan resources

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 22:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Nato's secretary general says a number of members have offered more military resources for Afghanistan.
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Nato ministers face tough talks

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 4:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Netherlands Netherlands, Turkey Turkey

Afghan burden-sharing and tension on Turkey's Iraq border are likely to dominate Nato talks in the Netherlands.
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Nato air raid 'kills civilians'

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 9:28
related places: Kabul

At least 13 Afghan civilians have been killed in a Nato air strike near Kabul, a provincial official says.
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Bush seeks new Afghan war funds

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 3:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Congress

US President George W Bush asks Congress for an extra $46bn (£23bn) to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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Japan cabinet approves navy bill

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 10:20
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's cabinet approves a bill allowing its navy to continue supporting US-led missions in Afghanistan.
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Civilians 'killed in Nato raid'

Monday, October 15th 2007, 12:23

Three Afghan civilians are reportedly killed in a Nato air strike - there is no confirmation from Nato.
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Musharraf blames captured troops

Friday, October 12th 2007, 16:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Musharraf says Pakistani troops abducted by militants near the Afghan border acted unprofessionally.
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Karzai fear over Pakistan clashes

Friday, October 12th 2007, 15:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan's President Karzai tells the BBC of his concern over fighting in Pakistan's tribal district of Waziristan.
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Taleban free German hostage

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 14:07
related countries: Germany Germany

A German engineer and four Afghans held by the Taleban since mid-July have been freed, officials say.
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Afghan mosque attacked

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 10:30

Two people are killed and at least 10 injured in Afghanistan after gunmen open fire in a mosque, officials say.
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Kabul to continue with executions

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 14:00

The Afghan government says it will continue executions despite being criticised for putting 15 convicts to death.
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Battles rage on Pakistan border

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 12:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's army says 45 soldiers and 150 pro-Taleban militants have died in three days of fierce clashes.
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Australian killed in Afghan blast

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 7:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian soldier is killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, the first to die in direct action there.
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Fifteen executed in Afghanistan

Monday, October 8th 2007, 15:40

Fifteen people in Afghanistan are been put to death for crimes including murder, government officials say.
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Nato force regrets Afghan deaths

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 12:06

The Nato-led force in Afghanistan says it regrets the shooting dead of three civilians in the east.
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Convoy bombed in Afghan capital

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 13:28
related places: Kabul

At least five Afghan civilians and a soldier die in a suicide attack on a coalition convoy in Kabul, officials say.
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UK soldier killed in Afghan blast

Friday, October 5th 2007, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British army soldier is killed and two others are injured in an explosion in southern Afghanistan.
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Kite Runner boy star 'not safe'

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 15:02

The family of a boy starring in a controversial Afghan film 'are leaving the country', amid fears for their safety.
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Kabul hit by new suicide bomb

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 15:04
related places: Kabul

At least 13 people are killed in the second suicide attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in four days.
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US military chief states mission

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 1:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The new chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff says he wants to prepare for what follows Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Afghan clash 'kills 20 militants'

Monday, October 1st 2007, 6:19
related countries: United States United States

More than 20 militants die in fighting with troops in southern Afghanistan, US-led coalition forces say.
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Taleban shun Karzai talks offer

Sunday, September 30th 2007, 9:55

Taleban militants say they will not talk to the Afghan government while foreign troops are in the country.
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Taleban free Red Cross workers

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 15:12

Four Red Cross workers seized by the Afghan Taleban are freed unconditionally, the Red Cross says.
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Kabul bus blast kills 27 troops

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 15:00
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb attack on a bus in the Afghan capital kills at least 27 members of the country's armed forces.
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Re-thinking Afghan reconstruction

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 10:57

In Kabul, Chris Morris asks whether using the strategy of using soldiers to rebuild Afghanistan is working.
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UK's Afghan gains 'may be lost'

Friday, September 28th 2007, 12:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Territory in Afghanistan taken in battles by British troops may have to be retaken, the Nato commander warns.
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Afghanistan ICRC workers seized

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 11:09

Four employees of the international Red Cross are seized in southern Afghanistan, police say.
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Pentagon seeks $190bn war funds

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 20:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Congress

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates asks Congress for $190bn to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Afghan clashes kill '160 Taleban'

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 15:30

Coalition forces in Afghanistan say at least 160 Taleban fighters have been killed in clashes in the south.
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Taleban 'needed for Afghan peace'

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 4:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Taleban will need to be involved with a peace process in Afghanistan, the UK defence secretary says.
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Two Italians freed in Afghan raid

Monday, September 24th 2007, 15:37
related countries: Italy Italy

Two Italian soldiers kidnapped in Afghanistan are freed during a military operation, Italy's defence ministry says.
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Italians 'seized in Afghanistan'

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 22:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian authorities say they believe two of their soldiers serving in west Afghanistan have been kidnapped.
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Taleban 'to honour polio drive'

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 21:22

Taleban leaders are allowing 10,000 Afghan health workers to immunise 1.3m children, the UN says.
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UK troops find Taleban bunkers

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 6:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A network of well-established Taleban bunkers is found by a British-led force in southern Afghanistan.
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Major clash in south Afghanistan

Friday, September 21st 2007, 13:17
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

Heavy fighting takes place between US-led forces and Taleban militants in southern Afghanistan.
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Major Afghan offensive launched

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 6:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British-led multinational force launches an offensive against the Taleban in the southern Afghanistan.
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