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Roadside bomb kills six in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb hit a minibus in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing six passengers and wounding another nine, an official said.

Mullen reviews plans for US troops withdrawal from Iraq

The US military’s top officer flies to Iraq on Tuesday to review plans for a troop withdrawal and efforts to form a new governing coalition, amid fresh violence targeting civilians.

Afghan citizens turning to Taliban govt for justice

Even as Republican Senator John McCain feels that securing Kandahar is the key to the success or failure of the Nato offensive in Afghanistan, Afghan citizens are turning voluntarily to the Taliban’s

Karzai appeals for support in Taliban heartland

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday appealed to hundreds of tribal and religious leaders to support a major operation in their southern province, the heartland of a Taliban insurgency.

Women give up veil for cop gear

In the heart of the violent birthplace of the Taliban movement, defying Afghan convention and family advice, mothers Magola and Faranaze decided to take up arms.

40 die in suicide attack at wedding in Afghan

A suicide bomb ripped through a wedding party for a family with several members in the police force in the Taliban’s heartland in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 40 people and wounding dozens more, officials said on Thursday.

Bomb explodes near Nato base in Afghan


A car bomb exploded on Wednesday outside a small Nato military base in southern Afghanistan’s largest city, wounding two Afghans and destroying several cars, the police said.

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