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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

Extend Afghan tour, Canada urged

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 8:57
related countries: Canada Canada

Nato's secretary general calls on Canada to keep soldiers in Afghanistan beyond the current 2009 deadline.
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Taleban 'not a long-term threat'

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 23:07

The Taleban are not a threat to Afghanistan's future, despite ongoing violence, President Karzai says.
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Taleban 'shifting focus to Kabul'

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 3:58
related places: Kabul

Taleban are changing their focus to attack the Afghan capital Kabul, a spokesman for the group says.
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Nato troops killed by Afghan bomb

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 15:23

Three Canadian Nato soldiers die when a bomb destroys their vehicle in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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UK 'in Afghanistan for decades'

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 13:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A major UK presence will need to last decades to help rebuild Afghanistan, says the new ambassador.
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US forces in Afghan killing row

Wednesday, June 20th 2007, 9:13
related countries: United States United States

A bitter argument erupts between an Afghan family and US-led coalition forces over the shooting of a young man.
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'Air strike' kills 30 in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 21:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 30 people die in an air raid on a Pakistani village near the Afghan border, officials and locals say.
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District recaptured from Taleban

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 18:50
related places: Kandahar

A district in the south Afghan province of Kandahar is recaptured after falling to the Taleban, a commander says.
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Afghans seek help on corruption

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 7:14

A senior Afghan figure asks the Nato-led military force Isaf for help tackling official corruption, but is denied.
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Children die in Afghan air raid

Monday, June 18th 2007, 22:10
related countries: United States United States

Seven children are killed in a US-led coalition air strike against a suspected al-Qaeda hideout in Afghanistan.
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Kabul police bus bomb 'kills 35'

Sunday, June 17th 2007, 14:05
related places: Kabul

A bomb attack on police in Kabul kills up to 35 people in what seems to be the deadliest attack to date.
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Dozens die in Kabul bus bombing

Sunday, June 17th 2007, 5:47
related places: Kabul

A bomb attack on police in Kabul kills at least 35 people in what seems to be the deadliest attack to date.
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Nato troops kill Afghan civilian

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 13:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

Nato soldiers shoot dead a civilian at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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'Children dead' in Afghan attack

Friday, June 15th 2007, 15:01

At least six children and three adult civilians die in a suicide attack on a Nato convoy in the Afghan province of Uruzgan, police say.
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US concern at Iran 'Afghan arms'

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 20:58
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says "substantial" quantities of Iranian arms are flowing into Afghanistan.
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Afghans free US 'bounty hunter'

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 15:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

A US man jailed for running a private prison in Kabul and torturing Afghans is freed, officials say.
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Gunmen kill Afghan school girls

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 13:15
related places: Kabul

Gunmen kill two girls and wound six as they leave school south of the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
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US strike 'kills Afghan police'

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 8:54
related countries: United States United States

Seven Afghan police officers are killed by US forces in an apparent "friendly fire" incident, Afghan officials say.
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Call to protect Afghan civilians

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 2:08

The Red Cross calls on warring parties in Afghanistan to do more to protect civilians as the conflict spreads.
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Hi-tech bomb found in Kabul

Monday, June 11th 2007, 5:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Kabul

A hi-tech bomb, similar to the ones used by militants in Iraq, is found in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Karzai unhurt in Taleban attack

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 21:16

Afghan President Hamid Karzai escapes unhurt after the Taleban fire rockets at a meeting he was addressing.
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Ex-Taleban media leader defects

Saturday, June 9th 2007, 22:03

The Taleban's former media head arrives in the Afghan capital and is likely to join the Western-backed government.
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Top Afghan law officer assaulted

Friday, June 8th 2007, 14:38

The most senior law officer in Afghanistan tells the BBC he is beaten up by an army general's bodyguards.
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Taleban handed commander's body

Thursday, June 7th 2007, 13:48

The Taleban free four hostages after Afghan officials return the body of commander Mullah Dadullah.
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Nato troops killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 16:49

Nato says two of its soldiers have been killed in separate clashes with militants in southern Afghanistan.
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Afghan woman radio head killed

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 12:26

Gunmen shoot dead a woman who ran a radio station in Afghanistan, days after a female newsreader was killed.
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Karzai orders Taleban body swap

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 11:28

The Afghan president agrees to swap Taleban commander Mullah Dadullah's body for five hostages, officials say.
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'Taleban killed' in Afghan clash

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 8:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

US-led forces say they have killed about two dozen Taleban fighters in southern Afghanistan.
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'Taleban drowned' in Afghan river

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 14:53

A boat sinks in a river in Afghanistan, killing about 60 people including Taleban fighters.
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Raid kills Afghan police family

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 5:39

Five members of the family of an Afghan police commander are killed in a Taleban raid, officials say.
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'Afghan civilians' killed by Nato

Friday, June 1st 2007, 15:34

Police say at least 15 civilians have died in a Nato-led raid in southern Afghanistan - a claim denied by Nato.
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Taleban 'downed Nato helicopter'

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 13:20

Nato says one of its helicopters that crashed in Afghanistan may have been shot down by the Taleban.
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Helicopter crashes in Afghanistan

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 22:23

A Nato Chinook military helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan killing seven crew and two passengers.
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Afghan protesters 'shot dead'

Monday, May 28th 2007, 12:32

Afghan police shoot dead at least seven supporters of notorious Uzbek leader General Dostum, reports say.
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Soldier dies in Afghan operations

Saturday, May 26th 2007, 14:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier is killed and four others are injured in operations in Afghanistan overnight.
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Suicide bomber kills two in Kabul

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 8:43
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber kills two people and injures four others in an attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say.
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Iran crackdown on Afghan migrants

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 14:32
related countries: Iran Iran, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghans and other foreigners must leave Iranian cities on the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials say.
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Nato 'must share Afghan burden'

Monday, May 21st 2007, 18:21

US President Bush says all Nato members should play a part in fighting Taleban rebels in Afghanistan.
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Afghan woman MP suspended

Monday, May 21st 2007, 15:39

An outspoken woman member of the Afghan parliament, Malalai Joya, is suspended for comparing MPs to animals.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan accident

Sunday, May 20th 2007, 21:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has died after "a tragic accident" in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
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Suicide attack on Afghan market

Sunday, May 20th 2007, 11:51

A suicide bomber kills 10 civilians and injures more than 30 in a town in the south-east of Afghanistan.
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German troops die in Afghanistan

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 15:45
related countries: Germany Germany

Three German soldiers are among nine people killed in a bomb attack in the Afghan province of Kunduz.
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Afghan minister hurt in bombing

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 17:14
related places: Kandahar

Three people are killed and the Afghan culture minister slightly hurt in a bombing in Kandahar, officials say.
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Pakistan and Afghan forces clash

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 8:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan and Pakistani troops exchange fire again in a disputed area of their common border.
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'Six killed' in Kandahar blasts

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 6:33
related places: Kandahar

At least six men die in two roadside bomb blasts in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, witnesses say.
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Clashes at Pakistan refugee camp

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 16:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Three Afghan refugees die in clashes with Pakistani forces at a camp earmarked for closure, police say.
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Nato expects Taleban 'offensive'

Wednesday, May 16th 2007, 5:00

Nato's chief in Afghanistan says his troops are braced for a backlash after the killing of a top Taleban leader.
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US names general to be 'war tsar'

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 22:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US President George W Bush appoints Lt Gen Douglas Lute to oversee conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Pakistan clash 'kills US soldier'

Monday, May 14th 2007, 18:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US soldier is shot dead at a meeting with Pakistani troops near the Afghan border, a Pakistani official says.
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Afghan Taleban commander killed

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 11:51

The Taleban's military commander in Afghanistan is killed in what Nato says is a "serious blow" to insurgents.
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Afghan Taleban commander 'killed'

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 4:56

The Taleban's military commander in Afghanistan, Mullah Dadullah, has been killed, security officials say.
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Police die in Afghan bomb blast

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 17:55

Eight police are killed and several others hurt by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, Afghan police say.
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Afghan FM sacked over refugees

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 15:34
related countries: Iran Iran

Afghan MPs sack the country's foreign minister for failing to stop the deportation of refugees from Iran.
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US admits Afghan civilians killed

Friday, May 11th 2007, 16:44
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces admit civilians were killed in fighting with the Taleban in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
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Taleban free French aid worker

Friday, May 11th 2007, 16:10
related countries: France France

A French aid worker kidnapped by the Taleban in Afghanistan in April is freed, a Taleban spokesman says.
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Pakistan progress on Afghan fence

Thursday, May 10th 2007, 15:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says work is finished on the first part of a fence on the Afghan border aimed at restricting Taleban militants.
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Air raid 'kills Afghan civilians'

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 15:37

US-led forces kill at least 21 civilians in an air strike in southern Afghanistan, local officials say.
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Afghan Senate urges Taleban talks

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 2:37
related places: Kabul

Afghan Senators back a bill calling on the government in Kabul to open direct talks with local Taleban militants.
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Civilian deaths 'deeply shame' US

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 16:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: March, Marines

The US military says it is "deeply ashamed" by the killings of 19 Afghan civilians by Marines in March.
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US troops killed at Kabul prison

Monday, May 7th 2007, 4:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

Two US soldiers are killed and two injured in a shooting outside a prison on the outskirts of Kabul.
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Afghan police killed by Taleban

Sunday, May 6th 2007, 6:00

Eight policemen and at least four Taleban are killed in a gun battle in western Afghanistan, police say.
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Afghan council accuses US forces

Friday, May 4th 2007, 17:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

An Afghan tribal council says an air strike by US-led forces this week killed at least 13 civilians in Kandahar province.
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Canada in Afghan detainee deal

Friday, May 4th 2007, 8:10
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Kabul, Ottawa

Canada signs a new deal with Afghanistan to give Ottawa unrestricted access to prisoners handed to Kabul.
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Nato vows action on Afghan deaths

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 16:46

Nato pledges to make more efforts to prevent civilian deaths when fighting militants in Afghanistan.
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Ex-Afghan prime minister killed

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 8:40

Gunmen in Afghanistan have killed a senator who was briefly prime minister in 1992, officials say.
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Karzai anger over civilian deaths

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 16:38

The Afghan president hits out at foreign troop tactics after officials say 50 civilians were killed in the west.
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