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  • March 9, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Eight Children killed in Khost blast
    PAN: Eight children and one policeman were killed on Saturday when a suicide attacker blew up his explosives on a road beside a joint patrol of Afghan police and international forces in this capital city of southeastern Khost province, an official said. The strike around 10:30am targeted the joint Afghan-US patrol in the Kandi area on Khost City’s outskirts, but eight passing civilians were killed...      Full news...

  • February 18, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban flog Ghor couple on adultery charges
    PAN: A 30-year-old woman, a relative of a former Taliban governor, was publicly whipped by the rebels for having alleged sexual relations with a man who received 27 lashes before being expelled from western Ghor province, officials said on Monday. The whipping took place in Gurgin village of Charsada district late on Friday, a provincial high peace council member, Nasrullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • February 5, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban run training camp in Deshu: Naeem
    PAN: The Taliban are running a training camp, with fighters receiving practical guidance, in the Deshu district of southern Helmand province, the governor said on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Mohammad Naeem said the Taliban had established a training centre in the Bahramcha area that borders Pakistan.      Full news...

  • February 3, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills family of 5 in southern Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: An Afghan government official says a roadside bomb has killed a family of five in the south of the country. The administrator for Miyanishin district in Helmand province, Shah Mahmood Shafa, says the family was driving through the district in a Toyota Corolla Saturday night when their car struck a bomb. He did not say if the explosion had targeted them, or how the bomb was detonated.      Full news...

  • January 27, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bomb Attacks Kill 13 People in Afghanistan
    Prensa Latina: Two bomb attacks in other southern provinces of Afghanistan killed 13 people, including 11 policemen, and wounded another 13, according to a report from official sources. In conflict-torn Kandahar province, an explosive device was activated while a patrol of agents was passing by and killed eight policemen and wounded six.      Full news...

  • December 17, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Blast Kills 10 Girls in Eastern Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: Ten young girls were killed when a bomb exploded as they were gathering firewood outside their village in eastern Afghanistan on Monday morning, an official said. It was not clear what triggered the explosion outside Dawlatzai village in Nangarhar province’s Chaperhar district, said Mohammad Seddiq, the government administrator for the district. He spoke to The Associated Press by phone from the site of the blast.      Full news...

  • November 26, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Human Rights Watch against Afghan government’s amnesty for Taliban crimes
    ANI: The Afghan government should not grant Taliban representatives amnesty from prosecution for serious crimes as part of talks with the insurgent group, Human Rights Watch has said. “Future government talks with the Taliban should not hinge upon denying justice to victims of war crimes and other abuses. Afghanistan’s civilians should not be forced to choose between justice and peace,” The News quoted Brad Adams, HRW Asia director, as saying.      Full news...

  • November 23, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2 killed, 60 wounded in suicide bombing attack in eastern Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: A suicide attacker detonated a car laden with explosives Friday in eastern Afghanistan, killing two civilians and wounding about 60 others, officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying in a statement that the attack was in response to the recent execution of four Taliban detainees at the Afghan government’s main detention center in Kabul.      Full news...

  • November 16, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside Bomb Kills 17 wedding guests in Afghanistan
    VOA: A roadside bomb has ripped through a vehicle in western Afghanistan, killing 17 civilians who were part of a wedding celebration. Afghan officials say Friday’s blast occurred on a road in relatively peaceful Farah province. Most of the victims were women and children. At least 10 people were wounded in the attack.      Full news...

  • November 11, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bomb kills Afghan family including hours-old baby
    Reuters: A roadside bomb killed a family of six, including a baby born just hours before, in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, local officials said. The family was leaving a maternity hospital in Khost province in a pick-up truck when the bomb exploded, said a statement from the office of the provincial governor.      Full news...

  • November 8, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan bomb attacks 'kill 20'
    BBC News: At least 20 people, including 12 civilians, have been killed in four separate militant attacks in Afghanistan, officials say. Women and children were among 10 killed when a minibus hit a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province. Other bombings killed five Afghan soldiers in Laghman in the east, three police in Kandahar and two boys in Zabul province.      Full news...

  • November 1, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Taliban fear grips once peaceful Parwan province
    GlobalPost: Just a few miles from the biggest US military base in Afghanistan is the headquarters of Parwan’s provincial governor. More than a year after it was attacked by a team of suicide bombers, the buildings remain peppered with bullet holes, scarred by shrapnel and in some places stained with blood.      Full news...

  • October 31, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    17 killed in series of roadside bombings in Afghanistan
    AFP: A series of roadside bombs in restive southern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed a total of 17 people, among them women and children, in a bloody week for civilians. The attacks came the day the head of the Afghan election commission said Taliban and other insurgents could stand as candidates in the next presidential ballot in April 2014.      Full news...

  • October 26, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan mosque suicide bomb attack kills at least 37
    BBC News: A suicide bomber targeted worshippers who had gathered at a mosque in north Afghanistan for prayers to mark Eid al-Adha, killing at least 37 people. More than 30 people were wounded in the attack, which happened as people were leaving the mosque in Maymana, capital of Faryab province.      Full news...

  • October 17, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Suicide Bomber Attacks Afghan-U.S. Base, Wounding 45
    Reuters: A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a joint Afghan-U.S. base in the country’s east on Wednesday, wounding at least 45 Afghan soldiers, local officials said. The Taliban took responsibility for the car bomb attack in the Zurmat district of Paktia province, saying they had also dispatched a group of fighters in suicide vests who managed to enter the base.      Full news...

  • October 3, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban in control at Kabul’s doorstep
    GlobalPost: The first explosion came early in the morning while Yousef, a local army medic, was still in bed. Before he had time to understand what had happened, the second blast ripped through the US-Afghan base, sending him crashing to the ground. At least 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded in the twin suicide attack, which struck on Sept. 1. Bodies lay scattered in the dirt — some trapped under debris.      Full news...

  • September 30, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Afghanistan, Taliban openly supported openly by clerics Mawlawi Ataullah Faizani took time out from teaching Islamic studies at a girls’ school in Kabul to explain why Afghans have a duty to resist the occupation of their country. He quoted sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, spoke of foreign troops humiliating civilians, and ridiculed the corruption that runs through the heart of the government.      Full news...

  • September 28, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Experts fear a “Talibanization” of Afghan justice
    Deutsche Welle: The lashing of a teenage girl in Afghanistan for having an “illegal relationship” has caused an uproar inside and outside the country. Experts fear a “Talibanization” of the Afghan justice system. On September 16, three mullahs in the southern Afghan province of Ghazni sentenced 16-year-old Sabera to 100 lashes for having an “illegal relationship” with a boy.      Full news...

  • September 15, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    9 Afghan women, 3 kids killed following blast in Helmand
    AFP: A bomb attack killed 11 women and children from two families, destroying their vehicle in southern Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The device planted on the side of the road struck their minivan on Friday afternoon in Gereshk district of Helmand province, one of the toughest battlegrounds in a 10-year Taliban insurgency.      Full news...

  • September 11, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A circle of childhood friends broken with a bomb in Kabul
    The Guardian: Nawab had been crowned the best skateboarder in Afghanistan, a joker and unofficial leader of the unruly gang. Mohammad Esa was perhaps the cleverest of his friends, always studying or lost in dreams of the day he would become a doctor. Khorshid was an uncompromising teenager whose name meant sunshine but whose character was steel, always ready to show the boys she could do anything they could      Full news...

  • September 9, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban kill 6 abducted Afghan civilians in Wardak province
    Khaama Press: According to local authorities in Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, Taliban militants assassinated six passengers of a civilian vehicle in this province on Sunday afternoon. A local National Directorate of Security (NDS) official confirming the report said the six civilians were abducted around 10 am local time this morning from Mula Khel area and their dead bodies...      Full news...

  • September 7, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Obama lied about Afghanistan in DNC speech; glossed over worsening war
    Red Alert Politics: Last night President Obama lied to Americans during his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention about the situation in Afghanistan, which sources tell Red Alert Politics has gotten worse under his leadership, not better. “We’ve blunted the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over,” Obama said.      Full news...

  • September 1, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    “Massive” blast kills 12 and wounds more than 50 in Afghan province
    The New York Times: An attack by two suicide bombers just outside a U.S. military outpost in Wardak province at daybreak Saturday, Sept. 1, killed at least a dozen Afghans and wounded 58 others, according to Afghan and U.S. officials. Several U.S. soldiers were also wounded. The same military base suffered a devastating truck bombing last year on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington.      Full news...

  • August 31, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two Afghan children beheaded in separate incidents
    Reuters: An adolescent boy and a young girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, local officials and police said on Friday, in the latest brazen attacks that have raised fresh questions about a splintering Taliban. A 12-year-old boy was kidnapped and killed in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, his severed head placed near his body to send a warning to police...      Full news...

  • August 20, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Counterinsurgency or Civilian Slaughter in Afghanistan?
    The Nation: What happened in Kunar Province in Afghanistan on Saturday, August 18? One thing we know: dozens of dead bodies, following an airstrike by the US/NATO command on what the American military says was a gathering of Taliban officials. But, typical of the eleven-year-old war, even scores of deaths in a remote location barely register on the Richter scale of casualties...      Full news...

  • August 15, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Is the Taliban wearing out its welcome in Afghanistan?
    The Christian Science Monitor: After US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly walked off a US base in Kandahar last March and went house to house, killing a total of 17 Afghan civilians, many worried that the Taliban would capitalize on the incident and the long restive province would revert to violence. Yet more than five months later, violence in Kandahar remains at record lows.      Full news...

  • August 14, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan bombings kills 50 civilians in a day
    The Washington Post: Three suicide bombers killed at least 30 civilians in a coordinated attack Tuesday in a city in southwestern Afghanistan, according to Afghan officials. Later, at least 10 civilians were killed in a bombing in a bazaar in the north. The attacks began early Tuesday afternoon when 10 insurgents entered Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimruz province...      Full news...

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