Sunday, 19 November 2017

Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Afghan commando kills two American soldiers before being shot dead

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KABUL: Two US soldiers were killed and two others were wounded after an Afghan army soldier open fire at them in eastern Afghanistan’s Achin district on Saturday. The Afghan commando was shot down after he opened fire on the US soldiers, according to reports in international media. The incident followed ...

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Huge bomb blast kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Kabul

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KABUL: A powerful bomb exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and sending clouds of black smoke into the sky above the presidential palace and foreign embassies. The bomb, one of the deadliest in Kabul and coming ...

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Suicide bombers storm Afghan state broadcaster

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JALALABAD: Suicide bombers stormed the national television station in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, triggering gunfights and explosions as journalists remained trapped inside the building, officials and eyewitnesses said. At least two people were killed and 14 others wounded in the ongoing assault, which underscores the growing ...

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UK asked to send more troops to Afghanistan

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LONDON: There are currently 500 British troops in the country, offering security in its capital, Kabul, and training at the Afghan Officer Academy. The NATO request was made within the last few weeks. NATO’s secretary general is due to meet Theresa May at Downing Street on Wednesday where they are ...

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Bomb blast in Afghan school leaves eight students, cleric dead

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KABUL: A bomb blast inside a seminary in Parwan province of Afghanistan eight children and an ulema council leader, were killed on Tuesday morning. According to Afghan media reports, Head of the Parian Ulema Council, Maulvi Abdul Rahim Shah Hanafi, was among the deceased. As soon as the students gathered ...

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US Army photographer captures her own death

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ANNAPOLIS: The US Army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured on camera the blast that killed her in an accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan nearly four years ago. The Army’s professional journal says the image illustrates how women are increasingly exposed to dangerous situations in ...

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Video: ‘Taliban linked with RAW, NDS,’ Taliban spokesman confesses

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ISLAMABAD: Former Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has revealed that the Pakistani Taliban have close ties with RAW in a confessional video released today. In the statement, he also elaborates the reasons why he surrendered to the Pakistan Army. “I have been the spokesperson of TTP Mahmod Agency, TTP and ...

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‘Meteor’ causes panic in Pakistan’s mountainous north

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A suspected meteor lit up the skies above Pakistan’s mountainous north late Wednesday, officials said, with panicked residents reporting a mysterious light whizzing past and the sound of multiple, powerful blasts. The incident occurred around 9:00pm, when citizens in the city of Gilgit and the surrounding Ghizer and Diamer districts ...

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