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Radio Journalist Shot Dead In Mazar-I-Sharif

Unidentified gunmen shot dead an employee of the Lehza Radio Station inside his residence in northern Balkh province on Saturday, an official said. Sher Jan Durrani, the provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Khalid Agah Yaqubi was gunned down late in the afternoon. But he had no more details of the incident. Akhtar Sohail, in charge of the radio station, said that Yaqubi was killed at his ho ...

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Taliban Landmine Supplier Detained

Security forces in central Logar province on Sunday claimed arresting a militant involved in supplying land mines to the Taliban. Provincial police showed journalists the man, who was allegedly held with 53 landmines, score of hand grenades, arms and ammunition in Mohammad Agha district. Police officer Col. Abdul Wali Toofan Tarakai said the detainee had links with elements in the provincial capital Pul-i-A ...

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ISAF Convoy Attacked; Children Injured

A suicide bomber mounted an attack on a convoy of the NATO-led coalition forces in eastern Nangarhar province, leaving two children wounded, an official said Sunday. The incident took place late Saturday evening when the suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) convoy in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, the police spokesman said. Col. Hazrat ...

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Roadside Bombings Kill 10 People in Kandahar

The deadliest attack Saturday happened in Southern Kandahar province. Panjwayi district police chief Sultan Mohammad says a bomb struck a civilian car there, killing eight people. He blamed the Taliban for the bombing, Voice of Russia reported. In Eastern Nangarhar province, another bomb struck a vehicle. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the blast in the city of Jalalabad ki ...

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Four ISAF Soldiers Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members died as a "result of an enemy forces attack" in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, according to a statement released by ISAF. ISAF did not provide details about the exact location of the incident and the nationality of the soldiers. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the four ISAF personnel were killed in a suicide attack in Parwan province, nort ...

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Taliban Shadow Governor Killed in Badakhshan

Taliban shadow governor of Badakhshan province, along with 14 of his counterparts ‎were killed in an Afghan forces operation on Tuesday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the NDS statement, the insurgents were killed in Aab Raghak area of Jurm district of Badakhshan. Among the dead were Pakistani‎ and Tajiki terrorists, the ‎statement read. NDS special ...

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Magnetic bomb blast in Kabul leaves 1 person dead

An explosion took place in capital Kabul early Thursday morning leaving at least one person dead. The incident has took place in Karte Parwan area of Kabul city after a magnetic bomb planted in a police vehicle went off. A security official confirmed that a policeman was killed and another one was injured following the blast. Earlier reports suggested at least one person was injured in the explosion. No gro ...

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Ghor residents force Taliban militants out of fallen district

Residents of Char Sadat district in western Ghor province of Afghanistan forced hundreds of Taliban militants out of the district on Wednesday. Around 300 Taliban militants on Wednesday launched an offensive on Char Sada district and took control of the district for few hours. Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the ministry of defense of Afghanistan said Thursday that the local residents forced Taliban militan ...

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Afghan army kills 33 militants during operations

About 33 militants have been killed and 20 others wounded in Afghan army's operations carried out in the country since early Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday. "Afghan National Army (ANA) launched several cleanup operations in Ghor, Badakhshan, Nimroz and Kunduz provinces within the past 24 hours, killing 33 armed opponents, injuring 20 and detaining five other suspects," the ministry said in ...

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War inflicting toll on Afghans

KABUL: Afghanistan’s war is inflicting an increasingly devastating toll on the civilian population, with the number of casualties rising by almost a quarter in the first half of this year, the United Nations said in a report on Wednesday. US-led forces are gradually withdrawing from military bases scattered across Afghanistan after 12 years of war against Taliban insurgents, contributing to deteriorating se ...

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Rasmussen wants security pacts signed by Sept.

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed the current situation in Afghanistan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during a meeting at the White House. “They spoke about Afghanistan and planning for NATO’s non-combat, post-2014 mission,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters after the meeting between Obama and Rasmussen. Following the meeting, Rasmussen told journalists ...

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31 Killed In Massive Taliban Attack In Afghanistan

"A total of 22 suicide bombers launched a massive offensive against the police headquarters and provincial governor's office this morning and security personnel retaliated, killing all the attackers within an hour," Raziq said at a press conference. He also said that two suicide bombers were killed in self-detonated explosions while the remaining 20 were shot dead during the subsequent clash with the securi ...

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Threat to Freedom of Speech

Kabul: some unknown gun man and enemy of freedom of speech has entered the office of newspaper on Monday morning 8th July while fortunately the staff were not present, but they have broken the staff equipment and news department archive. Mr. Ahamd Yama ‘Isar’ chairman of newspaper has approved the incident on his office and mentioned sometimes ago a group of gun man has warned of killing the vice chairman S ...

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Kandahar Governor’s Office Under Attack

KABUL: Militants Wednesday launched a massive offensive against the police headquarters and the provincial governor's office in Kandahar, the capital of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, 450 km south of Kabul. "A group of militants first carried out a suicide car bomb attack next to the Kandahar police headquarters and minutes later some militants opened fire on the governor's office," Dawa Khan Minapal, spo ...

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Philippines Urges its workers to leave Afghanistan

The Philippines on Tuesday urged 4,000 workers in Afghanistan to leave the country amid an election stand-off that has raised fears of instability and ethnic unrest. "The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued Alert Level 3 (voluntary repatriation phase) for Afghanistan due to the heightened tensions in that country following the conduct of the presidential elections last June 14," it said in a statement. ...

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Suicide attack kills 16, including 4 Czech soldiers

The bomber was in a crowd of Afghans talking to soldiers who were investigating rocket attacks against Bagram airbase. A Taleban suicide bomber killed 16 people including 10 civilians and four Czech soldiers in an attack in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents. Czech chief of staff Petr Pavel told reporters in Prague that the bomber was ...

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Kabul international airport comes under rocket attack

Unknown person fired rocket on Kabul's international airport. Reports quoting Pajhwork agency that two rockets exploded at the airport. There is no information about the casualties. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. ...

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Taliban Suicide Bomber Attacks Air Force Bus, Killing 8 And Injuring 13 In Kabul

A suicide bomber attacked an Afghan air force bus that was carrying military personnel early on Wednesday in Kabul, killing eight people and wounding 13, media reports said, citing security officials. The explosion, which was claimed by the Taliban, reportedly took place in an area near Kabul University in the Afghan capital. Ashmat Stanikzai, a local police spokesman, said, according to Reuters, that at le ...

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Pakistan’s Ground Offensive in North Waziristan

Pakistan’s army has begun a major ground offensive against the Taliban in North Waziristan. The operation is the biggest military campaign of the country’s military against Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan since the 2007 operation in Swat valley. According to Pakistani officials, hundreds of militants have been killed during past weeks in army aerial attacks in Miranshah of North Waziristan. Pakistan’s military of ...

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Market Blast Kills Two In Somali Capital

At least two people have been killed and seven wounded when a bomb ripped through a busy market in the Somali capital, a government official said. It is not clear who carried out Monday's attack but in the past similar explosions in Mogadishu have been claimed by al-Shabab fighters. The group had previously vowed to wage a series of attacks during Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month which started on Sunday. O ...

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