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Deadly 'foreign raid' in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 16:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Officials and witnesses in Pakistan say at least 15 people have died in an attack involving US-led forces from Afghanistan.
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US probe finds fewer Afghan dead

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 18:01
related countries: United States United States

The US military says only seven Afghan civilians were killed in an operation last month, not the 90 the UN suggests.
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Taleban suspects held in dog pen

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 9:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's government confirms that its forces in Afghanistan detained Taleban suspects in an empty dog pen.
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US to back Afghan air raid probe

Sunday, August 31st 2008, 0:05
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces in Afghanistan will take part in a joint investigation into claims more than 90 civilians were killed in an air strike.
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Jubilant Afghans welcome nation's first ever Olympic medallist

Friday, August 29th 2008, 10:41
related places: Kabul

Thousands of jubilant Afghans pack Kabul's national stadium to welcome home Rohullah Nikpai, the nation's first Olympic medallist.
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Afghans take over Kabul security

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 14:51
related places: Kabul

Afghan security forces begin taking over command of the capital, Kabul, from the Nato-led force, Isaf.
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Pakistan eases refugee deadline

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 4:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UN says Pakistan has agreed to extend the deadline for repatriation of two million Afghan refugees.
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'Scores dead' in Pakistan clashes

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 15:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's military says it has killed 47 pro-Taleban militants in the rugged west of the country, near Afghanistan.
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Driven apart

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 14:48

Afghan air strike drives wedge between allies
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Aid worker killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 13:56
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese aid worker abducted in Afghanistan earlier this week is found dead, Afghan officials say.
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Aid worker killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 13:56
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese aid worker abducted in Afghanistan earlier this week is found dead, Afghan officials say.
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Afghan blast kills German soldier

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 13:43
related countries: Germany Germany

A German soldier dies in an explosion targeting a military convoy in northern Afghanistan.
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Afghan inquiry into freed rapists

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 5:44

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai announces an inquiry into how two rapists were freed on a presidential pardon.
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Afghan opium drops, UN says

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 16:06

The area of poppy production in Afghanistan has reduced this year compared with 2007, a UN report says.
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Strike 'killed 60 young Afghans'

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 12:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

The UN finds "convincing proof" that 60 children and 30 adults were killed in a US air strike in western Afghanistan last Friday.
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Afghans demand 'new troops deal'

Monday, August 25th 2008, 18:01

The Afghan government says it wants to renegotiate the terms of foreign forces in their country after fatal air strike.
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Afghans sacked over deadly strike

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 15:01

Afghan President Hamid Karzai sacks two senior military commanders over an air strike that he says killed 89 civilians.
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Afghanistan criticises US attack

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 12:14
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai condemns a US raid which officials say killed at least 70 civilians.
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Six dead in fresh Afghan attack

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 18:16

Three Canadian and three Polish Nato soldiers are killed in the latest fighting in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Sarkozy pays tribute to soldiers

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 12:43
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy presides over a ceremony to honour 10 French soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
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Combat losses

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 13:46
related countries: France France

Troop deaths feed French doubts over Afghan mission
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US 'help' for Pakistan displaced

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 11:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US says it is ready to help Pakistan look after huge numbers of people displaced in fighting close to the Afghan border.
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Sarkozy renews Afghan commitment

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 10:19
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy travels to Afghanistan to support his troops, a day after a deadly attack by Taleban fighters.
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Afghan ambush kills French troops

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 19:02
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

Ten French soldiers die in fighting east of Kabul in one of the heaviest losses suffered by peacekeepers in Afghanistan.
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Attack on Afghan Nato base foiled

Tuesday, August 19th 2008, 9:09

At least six suicide bombers are killed when they try to attack a Nato military base in south-eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Nine die in Afghan suicide blast

Monday, August 18th 2008, 6:17
related countries: United States United States

At least nine people die when a suicide bomber rams a car into the gate of a US base in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Monday, August 18th 2008, 0:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An investigation is under way after four civilians are killed in Afghanistan in a rocket attack by British troops, UK officials say.
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Concern over Afghan 'withdrawal'

Friday, August 15th 2008, 10:28

More than 50 schools close in a southern Afghan province after threats by militants, a politician says.
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Ambush-hit NGO stops Afghan work

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 10:52

An aid group suspends work in Afghanistan - after 25 years - following the killing of three female aid workers.
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Aid women killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 21:39
related places: Kabul

Taleban gunmen shoot dead three female international aid workers and their local driver near the Afghan capital Kabul.
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Inching closer

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 16:03
related places: Kabul

Taleban threats and attacks come to Kabul's doorstep
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Canada Afghan troop deaths mount

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 10:11
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian corporal is killed in fighting in Afghanistan, the 90th soldier to die since Canada's mission there began in 2002.
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Civilians die in Pakistan battles

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 6:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Seven civilians die in new fighting between militants and Pakistani security forces in a tribal area near the Afghan border.
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Building lives

Monday, August 11th 2008, 9:23
related places: Kabul

Kabul's street children get help from famous singer
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'Dozens die' in Pakistan clashes

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 11:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 100 pro-Taleban militants die in four days of heavy fighting near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, officials say.
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Fierce clashes near Afghan border

Friday, August 8th 2008, 12:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Fierce fighting continues between troops and militants in north-west Pakistan, as the army denies soldiers are surrounded.
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Civilians killed in Afghan clash

Friday, August 8th 2008, 11:42
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces in Afghanistan say they accidentally killed four women and a child while battling militants in the east.
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Deadly clash in tribal Pakistan

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 14:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least five Pakistani troops and about 25 pro-Taleban militants die in clashes along the Afghan border, say officials.
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Olympic hope

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 14:19

Taekwondo star could win Afghan medal
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'Al-Qaeda' woman appears in court

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 23:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Pakistani woman scientist accused of links to al-Qaeda appears in a US court charged with trying to kill US soldiers.
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Afghan bomb brings wedding carnage

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 14:40

A bride and groom are among at least 10 people killed as an explosion hits a wedding party bus in southern Afghanistan.
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Aid workers freed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 14:38
related countries: France France

A French aid organisation says two of its workers have been freed after being held hostage in Afghanistan.
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Afghan blasts kill Nato soldiers

Friday, August 1st 2008, 15:50

Nato says five soldiers and one civilian have died in two separate blasts in eastern Afghanistan.
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Pakistan spies 'aided Kabul bomb'

Friday, August 1st 2008, 12:02
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

US officials claim elements in Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency helped in the Indian embassy bombing in Kabul.
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Aid warning over Afghan violence

Friday, August 1st 2008, 11:22

Aid agencies in Afghanistan say the country's growing violence may force them out of areas previously seen as safe.
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Afghan al-Qaeda leader 'killed'

Friday, August 1st 2008, 4:40
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda says one of its commanders in Afghanistan, Abu Abdullah al-Shami, has been killed in a US air strike.
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Afghan unrest sparks aid warning

Friday, August 1st 2008, 1:17

Aid agencies in Afghanistan warn that growing violence may force them out of areas previously seen as safe.
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Blast at Pakistan's Herat mission

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 12:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Herat

A small bomb explodes outside the Pakistani consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat, injuring two people, police say.
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Afghan response 'underwhelming'

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 9:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's defence minister criticises some Nato member states for their "underwhelming" efforts in Afghanistan.
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Nato soldier dead in Afghan blast

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 7:13

Another soldier is killed on Tuesday in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, Nato officials say.
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Bribe or be stuck

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 5:12

Afghan truck drivers forced to pay up - again and again
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Nato 'prevents Taleban advance'

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Taleban fighters have been stopped from taking over an area close to the Pakistan border, Afghan and Nato officials say.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 15:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK soldiers in Afghanistan kill four civilians and injure three others after a vehicle fails to stop at a checkpoint.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 10:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK soldiers in Afghanistan kill four civilians and injure three others after a vehicle fails to stop at a checkpoint.
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Taleban 'winning propaganda war'

Friday, July 25th 2008, 7:09

A leading international think-tank warns that the Afghan government and its foreign allies may lose the propaganda war with the Taleban.
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Karzai 'impeding Afghan drug war'

Friday, July 25th 2008, 0:34
related countries: United States United States

An ex-US narcotics official accuses President Hamid Karzai of obstructing efforts to tackle the Afghan drugs trade.
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Efforts to 'retake' Afghan town

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 10:22

Nato-led forces and Afghan troops are trying to retake an area which insurgents seized earlier this week, Isaf says.
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Al-Qaeda leader in rare TV interview

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 11:50

The man believed to be al-Qaeda's commander of operations in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, gives a rare TV interview.
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Suicide attack in Afghan capital

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 4:49
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber blows himself up in the Afghan capital, Kabul, wounding three people, Afghan officials say.
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India says dialogue under stress

Monday, July 21st 2008, 15:04
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

India says its peace process with Pakistan is under stress following this month's suicide attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul.
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Obama urges focus on Afghanistan

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 15:40
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama says Afghanistan should be the focus of the "war on terror", on a visit to Kabul.
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Coalition 'bombs Afghan police'

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 8:08

At least 13 police and civilians are killed in two incidents involving international forces in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Al-Qaeda 'may be shifting focus'

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 0:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The top US commander in Iraq says al-Qaeda may be shifting its focus and sending fighters from Iraq to Afghanistan.
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Obama opens foreign tour in Kabul

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama meets military officials and visits a US base during a trip to Afghanistan.
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Aid workers seized in Afghanistan

Friday, July 18th 2008, 21:02
related countries: France France

A French aid organisation says two of its workers have been abducted in central Afghanistan.
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Where is mother?

Friday, July 18th 2008, 12:30
related places: Kabul

The family which lost five members in Kabul suicide blast
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Stand-off over Pakistan hostages

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 16:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Security forces in north-west Pakistan say they are closing in on militants holding hostages near the border with Afghanistan.
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Doubts over US Afghan operation

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 15:51
related countries: United States United States

Nato says US forces killed two Taleban commanders in western Afghanistan, amid reports of heavy civilian casualties.
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Focus shift

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 2:13
related countries: United States United States

US sees porous Afghan borders as terror priority
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Afghan team probes 'nuclear dump'

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 22:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Afghan president sets up a team to investigate claims Pakistan dumped nuclear waste in South Afghanistan.
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Nato attacks 'rebels in Pakistan'

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 17:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato-led forces in Afghanistan say they have fired into Pakistan after coming under attack from there by suspected militants.
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Pakistan troops shell militants

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 16:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's military launches an operation against pro-Taleban militants close to the Afghan border.
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