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NATO air strike kills eight civilians: Afghan officials

A NATO air strike killed a family of eight, including six children, in their home in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia, Afghan officials said on Sunday.

"Eight people, a man, his wife and six

Death toll from Afghan flood hits 50: Official

The death toll from flash floods in a northern Afghan province has hit 50 -- most of them women and children -- an official said on Saturday, a week after the disaster struck. The floods that inundate

Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead in Kabul: Official

A senior member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council and close adviser to President Hamid Karzai was shot dead from a passing car in Kabul on Sunday, a security official and his family said.

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Flood sweeps through Afghan province

Sixteen people were killed and 20 went missing after floods ravaged Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said.

Heavy rains and flood took place in Takhar province, 245 km north of capital Kabul

Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan early: PM


Australia will bring its troops home from Afghanistan a year earlier than planned with most soldiers withdrawn in 2013, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday.

Canberra, a key coalition ally of th

Coordinated suicide attacks rock Afghanistan

Suicide bombers struck across Afghanistan in coordinated attacks on Sunday, with explosions and gunfire rocking the diplomatic enclave in the capital as militants took over a hotel and tried to enter

Angry Afghans chop off ears of roadside bomb suspect


Angry residents in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday chopped off the ears of a man accused of planting a roadside bomb that killed two civilians, an official said.

Two teenagers wer

Jail may await Afghan women fleeing abuse, rape: HRW


For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse, forced prostitution or even being stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver by an abusive husband, may land them in jail while their abusers walk free,

Killer Afghan officer was not Taliban: General


The commander of an Afghan lieutenant who killed two British soldiers denied on Tuesday that the officer was a Taliban infiltrator, saying he had served in the army with credit for years.

Concern is

Man in Afghan army uniform kills two NATO troops

A man wearing Afghan army uniform shot dead two soldiers from NATO's US-led force in southern Afghanistan on Monday, a military spokesman said.

The deaths come after a series of 'green-on-blue' attac

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