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Breaking News: Taliban attack US Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan
Posted by: Robert Myles

Herāt :: Afghanistan | updated 2013-09-14 05:05:52 -0700 | disasters-news

In the early hours of Friday morning (6 a.m. local time, 2 a.m. GMT), Taliban militants attacked the US Consulate in Herat, which is in western Afghanistan. Reports of casualties vary. Deutsche Welle says four Taliban insurgents were killed in...
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Breaking News: Friendly fire kills five Americans – US needs to pull out of Afghanistan now
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth SelectMedia

Kandahar :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-06-13 06:09:24 -0700 | disasters-news

The United States plans to pull out of Afghanistan by 2016, but for five American troops it will come too late – they were killed, along with an Afghan, by friendly fire, CNN reported Tuesday. The six died Monday after...
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Posted by: StephenManual

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-10 01:08:43 -0700 | disasters-news

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday accused US forces of killing seven children and a woman in an airstrike in central Afghanistan, an incident that is bound to further strain relations between the allies. A statement released by the office...
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Breaking News: Afghanistan: Taliban militants gun down Indian author Sushmita Banerjee
Posted by: Nina Rai

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-01-29 15:55:12 -0800 | disasters-news

A well-known Indian author was shot dead outside her residence in Paktika province in Afghanistan by suspected Taliban militants, said the local police. Sushmita Banerjee, 49 was the author of the popular book “A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife,” a memoir which...
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Breaking News: Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally
Posted by: Robert Weller

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-07 13:25:39 -0700 | disasters-news

A police officer in eastern Afghanistan has shot two Associated Press correspondents, killing one of them. Longtime AP Afghanistan reporter Kathy Gannon was reported to be in stable condition. Her colleague, Anja Niedringhaus, was killed. The attack came on the...
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Posted by: StephenManual

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-30 01:43:42 -0700 | disasters-news

The United States has been impatiently pushing Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a security pact by the end of October that regulates the presence of US troops in Afghanistan. This follows the withdrawal of most after 2014 based on...
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Breaking News: Afghanistan will crumble like Iraq if Obama withdraws all US troops
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-07-01 16:06:27 -0700 | disasters-news

The Taliban have launched a series of attacks in several districts in Afghanistan's troubled northern Helmand Province, raising the prospects that the country will go the way of Iraq if NATO forces withdraw completely by 2016. The resurgence of the...
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Breaking News: Three NATO troops shot dead in Afghanistan
Posted by: Nina Rai

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-01-29 15:53:36 -0800 | disasters-news

A man attired in Afghan army fatigues has shot dead three NATO soldiers on Saturday in the eastern part of the country, said the NATO-led coalition, in what is the first such attack in months. "Three ISAF service members died...
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Posted by: StephenManual

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-02-23 17:09:13 -0800 | disasters-news

Two NATO service members have been killed in Afghanistan in separate incidents. The International Security Assistance Force, as the coalition is known in Afghanistan, confirmed the casualties, but did not provide further details on identities or nationalities of the deceased,...
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Breaking News: Girls disguised, raised as boys is a ritualized practice in Afghanistan
Posted by: Dava Castillo

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-06-21 08:30:48 -0700 | disasters-news

In Jenny Nordberg’s acclaimed nonfiction book “The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan,” the Swedish journalist explores the deep issues of gender and culture in Afghanistan that basically accepts the practice of families raising a...
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Breaking News: Taliban increase attacks ahead of Afghan elections
Posted by: aymaan30

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-02 15:00:59 -0700 | disasters-news

Afghanistan is set to participate in its first democratic elections in decades. While the West wants to ensure that Afghanistan does not slide back to chaos and anarchy, the Taliban has vowed to disrupt the April 5 elections with rocket-propelled...
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Breaking News: Afghanistan: Horrifying footage of US Army dropping 500-pound bomb on its own soldiers
Posted by: Nina Rai

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-06-30 08:32:32 -0700 | disasters-news

In what could have turned into a major catastrophe, a US bomber dropped a 500-pound bomb on a US Army infantry outpost in Afghanistan after mistaking the outpost for a Taliban hideout. The incident, which happened in 2013, was captured...
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Breaking News: Taliban attack US consulate in Afghanistan, 3 killed, several wounded

Herāt :: Afghanistan | updated 2013-09-14 07:36:21 -0700 | disasters-news

Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for an attack on the US consulate in Herat, western Afghanistan Friday morning. According to the Afghan authorities, the attack began at about 6:00 a.m. with a powerful suicide car bomb explosion about 60 meters...
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Posted by: StephenManual

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-03-20 00:39:59 -0700 | disasters-news

There is another headache for the government of violence-wracked Afghanistan: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar has asked his supporters in a fresh message that they should start dissuading public from taking part in the next year’s presidential elections. The presidential...
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Breaking News: One bullet, six Taliban and the future of Afghanistan
Posted by: aymaan30 SelectMedia

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-05 19:26:08 -0700 | disasters-news

The news of a British Sniper killing Taliban militants with a single shot has hogged media headlines this week. The Daily Beast considered the feat as “the greatest since the invention of the gun.” Reportedly the lance corporal achieved the...
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