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Militants breached US Afghan base

Monday, July 14th 2008, 10:33
related countries: United States United States

More than 100 insurgents breach a US outpost in north-eastern Afghanistan, killing nine US soldiers, military officials say.
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Six Afghan guards killed in blast

Monday, July 14th 2008, 8:05

At least six Afghan security guards are killed in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Helmand, police say.
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Tragic wedding

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

Afghan civilians tell of US raid that killed dozens
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US suffers heavy Afghan losses

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

Nine US troops are killed by Afghan insurgents, in one of the biggest losses of life in a single attack since the 2001 invasion.
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Deadly blast hits Afghan market

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 15:03

At least 21 people, including many children, are killed by a suicide attacker in southern Afghanistan.
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Rebels blamed for Afghan attack

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 16:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato says militants launched an attack on the border with Pakistan which wounded Afghan and Pakistani troops.
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US 'killed 47 Afghan civilians'

Friday, July 11th 2008, 14:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

A US air strike in Afghanistan on Sunday killed 47 civilians, 39 of them women and children, investigators say.
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Alarm over Afghan civilian deaths

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 15:37

At least 250 Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded in recent insurgent attacks or military action, the Red Cross says.
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Afghans point finger over bombing

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 16:44
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai makes a veiled accusation against Pakistan after India's Kabul embassy is bombed.
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UN condemns India embassy attack

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 4:36
related countries: India India
related places: Kabul

The UN strongly condemns Monday's suicide bombing at the Indian embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Bomb rocks India embassy in Kabul

Monday, July 7th 2008, 15:19
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber rams a car full of explosives into the Indian embassy in the Afghan capital, killing 41 people.
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Afghan strike 'hit wedding party'

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 17:14

At least 20 people, said by locals to be a wedding party, die in a missile strike by coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan.
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UN to urge revamp of Afghan aid

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 6:27

The UN's envoy to Afghanistan is to set out a new plan on aid spending amid fears that millions have been wasted.
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Farmers caught in the poppy trade

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 11:07

The BBC's Kate Clark meets the Afghan farmers trapped by the criminal economy of the poppy trade.
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Gunmen kill Afghan MP in Kandahar

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 7:55
related countries: United States United States

Afghan member of parliament Habibullah Jan is shot dead by unknown gunmen in Kandahar province, officials say.
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Friday, July 4th 2008, 8:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean police arrest several South Asian men suspected of trafficking heroin ingredients to the Taleban.
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Policemen killed in Afghan attack

Friday, July 4th 2008, 6:38

Eight policemen die in an attack on a police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, a police official has said.
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US 'to boost Afghanistan force'

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 7:16
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush says more US troops will be deployed in Afghanistan by next year.
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US helicopter downed near Kabul

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 15:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

An American Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in Afghanistan in a province bordering the capital, Kabul.
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Militants vow joint Afghan raids

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 16:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two militant groups based in Pakistan decide to coordinate attacks against coalition forces inside Afghanistan.
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Foreign forces' worst Afghan toll

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 12:10

The month of June is the deadliest for foreign troops in Afghanistan since the 2001 fall of the Taleban, official figures show.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan mine blast

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 17:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has been killed after stepping on a mine in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Taleban 'to boost Afghan attacks'

Friday, June 27th 2008, 21:57

A resurgent Taleban is likely to step up the scope of its attacks around Afghanistan during 2008, the Pentagon warns.
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US Senate approves war funds bill

Friday, June 27th 2008, 10:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US Senate approves $162bn to pay for another year of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan's shattered history

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 14:45

Martin Patience reports from Afghanistan, a country worn down by 30 years of war.
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Afghan jail break police sacked

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 14:08
related places: Kandahar

The police chief of the Afghan city of Kandahar is sacked after 900 prisoners escaped from the main jail.
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Eastern Afghan attacks 'up 40%'

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 23:33
related countries: United States United States

Attacks by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan are up by 40% compared with last year, the US military says.
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Policewoman shot dead in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 16:11

Insurgents in western Afghanistan shoot dead a policewoman for the first time, police say.
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Germany to bolster Afghan force

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 11:30
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany says it will send an extra 1,000 soldiers to northern Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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Taleban's '$100m opium takings'

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 5:44

Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan took more than $100m from the opium trade in 2007, a top UN official tells the BBC.
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More civilians die in Afghanistan

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 16:33

Seven more Afghan civilians are killed in bomb attacks during renewed violence across Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan 'needs' more troops

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 6:16

Up to 6,000 additional Nato soldiers are needed in Afghanistan if the alliance is to pull out on time, a top general warns.
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Soldiers killed in Afghan blasts

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

Five foreign soldiers die in two bombings in Afghanistan as the Taleban step up their attacks against coalition troops.
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Paying off a debt with a daughter

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 10:40

Kate Clark meets an Afghan farmer hit by the poppy ban, who has had to sell his daughter for marriage.
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Afghan suicide attack 'kills six'

Friday, June 20th 2008, 8:57

Five civilians and a US-led coalition soldier die in a suicide attack in the Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.
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US House approves war funds bill

Friday, June 20th 2008, 4:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-held US House of Representatives approves $162bn to pay for another year of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Taleban 'cleared from Kandahar'

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 12:40
related places: Kandahar

Nato and Afghan forces say they have driven Taleban fighters from areas close to the southern city of Kandahar.
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Anti-Taleban operation launched

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 16:19
related places: Kandahar

Nato and Afghan forces launch an operation to drive Taleban insurgents from Kandahar's outskirts.
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Four UK soldiers die in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan when as their vehicle is caught in an explosion, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Afghans flee amid fears of battle

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 5:19

Hundreds of people flee their homes in a district of southern Afghanistan fearing fighting between troops and the Taleban.
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Extra UK troops for Afghanistan

Monday, June 16th 2008, 21:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troop numbers in Afghanistan will increase to more than 8,000 by next spring, Des Browne tells MPs.
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Taleban 'capture Afghan villages'

Monday, June 16th 2008, 18:23

About 500 Taleban fighters take over several villages in southern Afghanistan, local officials say.
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Karzai issues warning to Pakistan

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 15:17
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is ready to send troops over the border into Pakistan to confront militants.
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Nato concedes Taleban jail blow

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 23:48
related places: Kandahar

Nato admits a jail-break by hundreds of prisoners in the Afghan city of Kandahar was a success for the Taleban.
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Taleban jail raid frees hundreds

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 13:52
related places: Kandahar

Afghan security forces hunt for hundreds of prisoners who escaped from a jail after Taleban fighters blew up the main gate.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 19:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of Defence.
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Donors pledge $20bn in Afghan aid

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 16:51
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

World donors pledge some $20bn to rebuild Afghanistan - but want more done to stamp out corruption and co-ordinate relief.
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US defends Afghan border strike

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 8:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The Pentagon defends an air strike by US forces along the Afghan border, said to have killed 11 Pakistani soldiers.
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Afghans seize 'largest drug haul'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 21:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan police seize almost 240 tonnes of hashish, in what is believed to be the biggest-ever seizure of illegal drugs.
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'Aid juggernaut'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 19:09

Could donors' meeting save Afghanistan?
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Key Afghan donor meeting in Paris

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 18:38
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Afghan government is to ask international donors to fund a $50bn reconstruction plan at a meeting in Paris, officials say.
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Pakistan fury at deadly US strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 16:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan condemns a US air strike which killed 11 of its soldiers along the border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan condemns US air strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 15:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's military says an American air strike which left 11 of its soldiers dead was a "cowardly attack".
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Pakistan troops 'die in US raid'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 6:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least 10 Pakistani soldiers are reported to have been killed in an apparent airstrike by US-led forces near the Afghan border.
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World Bank urges Afghan openness

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 10:11

Afghanistan's government must be more accountable if it is to rebuild the economy, the World Bank warns.
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Pakistan agents 'helping Taleban'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 6:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A leading US think-tank accuses members of Pakistan's intelligence service of aiding the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Funeral for BBC Afghan reporter

Monday, June 9th 2008, 7:07

Abdul Samad Rohani, a BBC reporter in Afghanistan's Helmand province, is buried a day after he was found shot dead.
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Blast takes UK Afghan toll to 100

Monday, June 9th 2008, 2:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three UK soldiers die in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, bringing the number killed there to 100 since 2001.
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Grim milestone

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 20:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British death toll in Afghanistan reaches 100
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BBC Afghan reporter is shot dead

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 15:10

Abdul Samad Rohani, a BBC reporter in Afghanistan's Helmand province, is found shot dead after being abducted.
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Pakistan defends militant talks

Friday, June 6th 2008, 10:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan's foreign minister defends his country's decision to negotiate with militants during talks in Kabul.
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Pakistan 'gives militants refuge'

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 16:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Spanta criticises Pakistan for negotiating peace deals with pro-Taleban militants.
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Apology after Afghan sex claims

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 12:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's military says sorry to Bollywood entertainer Tania Zeta over false claims she had sex with troops in Afghanistan.
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World Bank in Afghan aid warning

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 6:00

The World Bank calls on President Karzai's government to improve the way aid money is spent.
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Nato 'needs more' in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 8:04
related countries: United States United States

The outgoing Nato forces general in Afghanistan says the war against the Taleban is "under-resourced".
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S Asia 'focus for al-Qaeda fight'

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 5:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US security chief tells the BBC the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan are the new focus for the war on terror.
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Nato troops die in Afghan blast

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 17:57

A suicide car bomb attack kills two international soldiers in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan.
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Dozens of Afghan Taleban 'killed'

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 7:19
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's military says 30 Taleban fighters are killed in a joint Nato operation in the western Farah province.
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Afghan bomb kills bus passengers

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 8:26

A roadside bomb hits a bus in western Afghanistan, killing eight passengers, officials say.
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Suicide bomb kills Afghan troops

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 9:09

A suicide bomber blows himself up in eastern Afghanistan, killing four Afghan soldiers and a child.
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Three die in Afghan Koran protest

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 15:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Koran

Two civilians and a Nato soldier die in a protest in Afghanistan over the shooting of a Koran by a US soldier.
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