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Nine killed in Afghan bombing: District chief

Seven policemen and a foreign soldier were among nine people killed in an improvised explosive device attack in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, a local official said on Sunday.

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Violent Afghan protests spread over Quran burning

Hundreds of Afghans threw stones, shouted ‘death to America’ and torched tyres, pouring onto streets on Wednesday for a second day of angry protests against NATO troops for burning copies of the Qura

Suicide car bomb hits Afghan police in Kandahar

A suicide car bomber rammed the gate of a police station in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Monday, unleashing a powerful blast that killed at least one policeman, officials said.

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US missiles kill up to 18 Pakistani Taliban: Officials


A major salvo of US missiles on Wednesday destroyed a Pakistani Taliban base on the Afghan border, killing up to 18 militants including possible Al-Qaeda fighters, local officials said.

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200 Afghan militants killed, captured: NATO


Afghan and NATO coalition forces killed or captured about 200 insurgents in eastern Afghanistan during two operations targeting the lethal Haqqani network, which has links to al-Qaida and the Taliban,

Loud blast in Kabul near US embassy, ex Afghan leader's home

A loud explosion rocked Kabul on Tuesday close to the US embassy and the home of an Afghan former president who now leads the country's efforts to talk peace with the Taliban, a media reporter said.

Afghan militants abduct 30 kids

Thirty Pakistani children, who accidentally entered Afghanistan while celebrating Id, were kidnapped by militants, a media report said on Friday.

Military killed Taliban who downed US helicopter


International forces killed the Taliban insurgents responsible for shooting down a U.S. helicopter and killing 38 U.S. and Afghan forces over the weekend, but they are still seeking the top insurgent

Adviser to Afghan president Karzai murdered: official


A senior adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been murdered at his home near the parliament in Kabul, a senior government official told the media on Sunday.

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Sarkozy heads to Afghanistan to see French troops: source


French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives in Afghanistan's Kapisa region on Tuesday to visit French troops, a source at the Elysee told the media.

This his third visit to the battle-scarred country si

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