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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.

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Afghanistan: news

Nato accused over Afghan deaths

Friday, January 12th 2007, 11:48

Nato disputes police reports that it has killed at least 13 civilians in a strike on Taleban positions in Afghanistan.
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Nato 'kills 150 Taleban fighters'

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 18:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Up to 150 Taleban militants are killed in a battle near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, Nato says.
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Afghan warlord 'aided Bin Laden'

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 15:51
related countries: United States United States

An Afghan rebel leader says he helped Osama Bin Laden escape a 2001 US-led hunt in eastern Afghanistan.
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UK troops 'destroy' Taleban camp

Sunday, January 7th 2007, 14:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops destroy a Taleban training camp in Afghanistan, killing dozens in the process, the military says.
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Pakistan pushes border fence plan

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 13:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan reiterates its intention to fence and mine parts of the troubled border with Afghanistan.
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Nato laments Afghan deaths

Wednesday, January 3rd 2007, 15:56

Nato says its biggest mistake in Afghanistan in 2006 was killing civilians, and promises a shift in tactics.
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MBE for Afghan show creator

Sunday, December 31st 2006, 16:03

The creator of a BBC radio programme for Afghan women has been awarded an MBE.
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Taleban 'say no' to tribal plan

Friday, December 29th 2006, 12:06

Taleban's fugitive leader dismisses plans for cross border tribal councils to bring peace to Afghanistan.
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Karzai lambasts border mine plan

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 13:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai criticises Pakistan's plans to fence and plant landmines along their border.
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UN criticises Pakistan mine plan

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 3:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UN officials criticise Pakistani plans to build a fence and mine sections of its border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan plans border minefield

Tuesday, December 26th 2006, 13:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan plans to fence and plant landmines along sections of its border with Afghanistan to stop militants.
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Raid kills 'Taleban commander'

Saturday, December 23rd 2006, 19:04
related countries: United States United States

A Taleban leader linked to al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden is reported killed by a US strike in Afghanistan.
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'Suicide blast' targets Afghan MP

Friday, December 22nd 2006, 13:23
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber blows himself up outside the home of an Afghan MP in Kabul, police say.
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Afghanistan 'holds Pakistani spy'

Tuesday, December 19th 2006, 16:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Karzai's office in Afghanistan says a Pakistani spy who worked with al-Qaeda has been arrested.
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France cuts Afghan troop numbers

Sunday, December 17th 2006, 14:28
related countries: France France

France announces it will withdraw 200 special troops from eastern Afghanistan within the next few weeks.
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Pakistan 'arrested' 500 Taleban

Friday, December 15th 2006, 9:18

Pakistan says it has arrested more than 500 Taleban militants this year and handed most of them to Afghanistan.
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Dispute over 'terrorist' deaths

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 17:03
related countries: United States United States

Relatives of four men killed by Afghan and US-led troops in east Afghanistan say they were all innocent.
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Six dead in Taleban suicide blast

Tuesday, December 12th 2006, 16:07

Six people are killed in a Taleban suicide attack aimed at the governor of the Afghan province of Helmand.
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Pakistan deals 'aiding Taleban'

Monday, December 11th 2006, 17:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Violence in Afghanistan has surged because of Pakistan's peace deals with pro-Taleban militants, a report says.
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Taleban death toll 'inaccurate'

Sunday, December 10th 2006, 13:12

Nato claims to have killed up to 80 Taleban in a battle in Afghanistan were inaccurate, officials say.
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Disappointment and distrust in Afghanistan

Saturday, December 9th 2006, 11:59

The slow rate of economic progress is causing discontent among the citizens of Afghanistan, reports Jill McGivering.
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Afghan 'civilian shooting' probed

Saturday, December 9th 2006, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An investigation is held into allegations of civilian casualties from British troop gunfire in Afghanistan.
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German skull troops avoid charge

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 16:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Two German soldiers will not face charges of desecrating graves over photos taken in Afghanistan.
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Violence 'eroding Afghan hopes'

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 12:07

Rising violence is eroding Afghan optimism, but a majority are hopeful for the future, an ABC/BBC poll finds.
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Pakistan FM on Afghan peace visit

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 9:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's foreign minister begins a visit to Afghanistan for talks aimed at stemming the Taleban insurgency.
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Afghan optimism hit by violence

Thursday, December 7th 2006, 2:09

A poll in Afghanistan suggests optimism over the country's future has fallen sharply over the last year.
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Afghan suicide attack kills six

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 6:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

At least six people, including two Americans, die in a suicide attack in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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US report derides Afghan police

Monday, December 4th 2006, 16:32
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan's police are incapable of carrying out law enforcement, a US government report says.
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'Dozens of Taleban' die in battle

Sunday, December 3rd 2006, 21:56

International troops kill 70 Taleban during a four-hour battle in southern Afghanistan, Nato says.
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Afghan suicide attack kills three

Sunday, December 3rd 2006, 10:48
related places: Kandahar

Insurgents attack a Nato convoy in the Afghan city of Kandahar, killing three civilians, police say.
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Nato hails shift on Afghan combat

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 14:18

Nato leaders welcome the relaxation of curbs on deployment of some members' troops in Afghanistan.
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Nato split on Afghan combat curbs

Wednesday, November 29th 2006, 10:43
related countries: United States United States

Nato leaders continue to limit deployment in Afghanistan, despite US calls to accept difficult assignments.
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Warning over Afghan opium

Tuesday, November 28th 2006, 14:06

Afghanistan's soaring opium trade threatens to wreck rebuilding efforts, the UN and World Bank warn.
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Nato bullish on Afghan mission

Tuesday, November 28th 2006, 13:26

Nato can succeed in Afghanistan but only if members raise their game, the alliance's head warns.
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Alarm over Afghan school places

Monday, November 27th 2006, 15:09

Oxfam says more than half of Afghan children are missing out on school because of a lack of teachers and places.
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Nato troops killed in Afghan bomb

Monday, November 27th 2006, 8:33

A suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan has killed two foreign soldiers, the Nato-led force says.
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Bomber strikes Afghan restaurant

Sunday, November 26th 2006, 16:07

A suicide bomber in eastern Afghanistan kills at least 15 people and wounds 25 others in an attack on a restaurant.
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UK in 'equipment problems'

Friday, November 24th 2006, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government faces fresh claims that its troops in Afghanistan lack vital equipment.
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Afghan drug crop to flood Europe

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 3:31

A record Afghan opium poppy crop means more will die of heroin overdoses in European cities, the UN warns.
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Blair to stand by Afghanistan

Monday, November 20th 2006, 14:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK prime minister says troops fighting the Taleban will stay in Afghanistan until the job is done.
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Blair meets troops in Afghanistan

Monday, November 20th 2006, 8:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister Tony Blair visits British troops in southern Afghanistan on a flying visit to the country.
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UK and Pakistan forge terror pact

Monday, November 20th 2006, 0:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British and Pakistani leaders agree to strengthen their ties in the fight against terrorism.
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Weather hinders Afghan flood aid

Sunday, November 19th 2006, 22:15

Bad weather in west Afghanistan hinders delivery of aid to survivors of floods that killed at least 52 people.
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Afghan 'threat to wider region'

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 17:03

President Hamid Karzai urges neighbouring nations to help Afghanistan, saying instability threatens regional peace.
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Many dead in Afghan flash floods

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 12:41

At least 56 people are killed and dozens missing in flash floods in western Afghanistan, officials say.
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New Afghan police force deployed

Friday, November 17th 2006, 12:38

The Afghan government begins deploying auxiliary police units that critics say are "legalised militias".
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 16:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces in Afghanistan have shot dead two civilians and injured a child, say military officials.
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Afghan violence 'likely to rise'

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 4:37
related countries: United States United States

A top American defence official warns that the level of violence in Afghanistan will continue to increase.
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Afghan women seek death by fire

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 10:05

Young Afghan women are increasingly committing suicide by setting themselves on fire, NGOs say.
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Afghans 'seize key al-Qaeda man'

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 2:08
related countries: United States United States

US and Afghan forces say they have captured a high-ranking al-Qaeda figure in eastern Afghanistan.
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Afghans 'seize key al-Qaeda man'

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 2:08
related countries: United States United States

US and Afghan forces say they have captured a high-ranking al-Qaeda figure in eastern Afghanistan.
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Afghan conflict deaths quadruple

Monday, November 13th 2006, 3:33

Deaths in the conflict in Afghanistan have risen four-fold this year, five years after the Taleban regime fell.
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UN urged to act over Afghanistan

Friday, November 10th 2006, 12:28

Human Rights Watch urges the UN to address the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan.
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Mixed reaction to Karzai's offer

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 17:46

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's offer to hold talks with insurgent leaders receives a mixed response.
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Afghanistan 'to spray poppy crop'

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 23:11

Afghanistan is poised to allow aerial spraying of opium poppy crops for the first time, officials say.
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Jolie tours refugee camp in India

Sunday, November 5th 2006, 15:27
related countries: Burma Burma, India India

Actress Angelina Jolie takes a break from filming in India to meet refugees from Afghanistan and Burma.
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Italian released in Afghanistan

Friday, November 3rd 2006, 16:35
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian photographer kidnapped in Afghanistan last month has been set free, Italian officials say.
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Six police die in Afghan attack

Friday, November 3rd 2006, 7:12

Six police die as their convoy in western Afghanistan comes under attack by militants, officials say.
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German 'skull troops' suspended

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 15:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany suspends more soldiers over photos showing troops posing with human skulls in Afghanistan.
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Bomber hits Afghan Nato convoy

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 14:23
related places: Kandahar

A suicide bomber targets a convoy of Nato troops near a base outside the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
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Nato troops die in Afghan blast

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 13:29

A roadside bomb kills three Nato soldiers and wounds another in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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No 'real change' for Afghan women

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 1:44

The situation of Afghan women five years after the fall of the Taleban has hardly changed, a rights group says.
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Pakistan madrassa raid 'kills 80'

Monday, October 30th 2006, 10:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 80 militants are killed by Pakistani forces in an air strike on a religious school, the army says.
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Nato 'kills 70 Afghan militants'

Sunday, October 29th 2006, 10:41

Nato forces in Afghanistan say they have killed 70 suspected militants in clashes in Uruzgan province.
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Nato apology over Afghan deaths

Saturday, October 28th 2006, 16:20

A top Nato commander apologises for the deaths of Afghan civilians in an air raid, but blames Taleban fighters.
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Karzai 'sadness' at raid deaths

Friday, October 27th 2006, 21:36

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Afghans are "hurt and saddened" by civilian deaths in a Nato air strike.
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