28 Sep 2010

Afghan Official, 5 Others Killed by Bomber

“A suicide car bomber killed a deputy governor and five other people Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, police said. In an emotional speech, President Hamid Karzai urged Afghans to decry such violence and fretted that young people will choose to flee their country. The explosion occurred when the official was driving

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18 May 2010

Five Americans among 18 killed in Afghan suicide attack

“A suicide bomb in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least a dozen civilians and five U.S. troops on Tuesday — a bloody strike claimed by the Taliban and deplored by the NATO coalition. The blast, which occurred on a busy road near a NATO-led military convoy and a registration center for

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26 Feb 2010

Suicide bombers attack central Kabul, killing at least 17

“A crew of suicide bombers attacked a central commercial area dotted with guesthouses frequented by foreigners, setting off an hours-long gunbattle with Afghan police early Friday and killing at least 17 people. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the dramatic raid, which began around daybreak and wounded at least 32 people.

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23 Feb 2010

10 killed in attacks in Afghanistan

“Ten people were killed in separate motorcycle bomb attacks in Afghanistan Tuesday morning, government officials said. One bombing occurred in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, said Daoud Ahmadi, the spokesman for the provincial governor. The explosive device, that was concealed on a bicycle, exploded in a bus station.

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19 Jan 2010

Security tight in Afghan capital after Taliban attack

“Security has been tightened in the Afghan capital Kabul a day after the city centre was attacked by Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers. Troops searched vehicles entering the city and increased the number of checkpoints. In addition there were extra foot and vehicle patrols.

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14 Jan 2010

Bomber hits busy Afghan market, killing 20

“A suicide bomber apparently planning to attack a meeting of NATO and tribal officials blew himself up in a busy market district Thursday in central Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people, officials said, making it the deadliest attack against civilians in more than three months. The attack came a day

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15 Dec 2009

Suicide attack near Kabul hotel kills 8

“A suicide bomber struck an upmarket district of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday near a hotel and guest house frequented by foreigners, killing eight people and wounding another 40, officials said. It was the latest in a string of attacks in Kabul blamed mostly on Taliban militants and coincided

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