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2008-11-13 03:00:01

A suicide vehicle-bomb attack Thursday on a U.S. military convoy in Afghanistan killed at least 10 Afghan civilians and one U.S. soldier, authorities said. The attacker rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the convoy at a crowded marketplace in Bati Kot town, outside Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, CNN reported. The U.S. network quoted the U.S. military as saying 25 more people were injured. Local police put the figure at 40, the report said. Thursday is when families and other...

2008-11-07 06:00:07

By Jim Michaels WASHINGTON -- Afghanistan's government has stepped up efforts to win the cooperation of tribal leaders to try to build security at the village level and fend off the Taliban. The strategy has the backing of coalition forces and is similar to a successful effort in Iraq, where powerful tribal leaders turned on al-Qaeda. "We're coming back to recognize tribal leadership, to empower and acknowledge them as leaders within their communities," said U.S. Army Brig. Gen....

2008-11-05 15:00:12

Civilians including women and children were killed in a U.S. air strike aimed at Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Kandihar province, Afghan officials said. A spokesman for the governor of Kandihar said "a huge number" of people were killed and injured Monday at a wedding party mistakenly targeted by U.S. forces after a firefight with Taliban militants in the same village, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Ahmad Wali Karzai, brother of Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai and...

2008-11-03 18:00:06

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is urging a top U.S. military commander to halt drone missile attacks targeting Taliban militants inside Pakistan. Zardari, meeting Monday in Islamabad with Gen. David Petraeus, the new head of the U.S. Central Command, said the attacks are causing problems for the government because they are highly unpopular with the public and are inflaming anti-American sentiment, ABC News reported. "Continuing drone attacks on our territory, which result in loss of...

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2008-11-03 16:00:00

A French aid worker was kidnapped and two people who tried to help him were shot to death in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, authorities said. The kidnapping of Dany Ereteau appeared to be the latest in a string of abductions by criminal gangs. Egreteau, 32, was being driven to a meeting at the education ministry when his car was stopped by a group of armed men, the Times of London reported. An Afghan intelligence officer and a local man who tried to prevent the kidnapping were reportedly shot...

2008-10-29 15:00:11

Pakistan said it lodged a formal protest Wednesday over a U.S. missile attack in its territory and demanded a halt to any such strikes in the future. The Foreign Ministry told the U.S. ambassador that the missile strikes carried out against al-Qaida and Taliban hideouts in Pakistan were not only a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty but counterproductive to U.S. goals as well, The New York Times reported. "The drone attacks have negative repercussions when the Pakistani government tries to...

2008-10-20 15:00:13

A suicide bomber struck a German military convoy in northern Afghanistan Monday, killing two German soldiers and five children, NATO officials report. The bomber was traveling on a bicycle when he detonated his explosives near Kunduz, Germany's Deutsche Welle reported. The German broadcaster said the Taliban has taken responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on its Web site. "Acts such as this, which offer nothing but violence and death, will not deter us in our commitment to...

2008-10-12 09:00:18

Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Kandahar, 12 October: Mine blasts have killed five civilians. Head of Shamlzo District of Zabol Province, Wazir Mohammad, told Afghan Islamic Press [AIP] that last Friday [10 October] after a clash between the police and the Taleban in this district, one tractor and a vehicle were destroyed in [two separate] mine blasts. Wazir Mohammad said the clash had taken place between Shamee and Kadkhail villages where a mine...

2008-10-11 12:00:10

By Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- U.S. missile attacks on suspected militants in Pakistan's northwest near Afghanistan are undermining the war on terror and "helping the terrorists," the Muslim nation's Foreign Ministry said Friday. The comments came as a suicide bomber attacked an anti-insurgent group in a northwest tribal area, killing at least 22 and wounding around 100 people. The Orakzai area tribesmen had gathered to plan the demolition of a militant base. Al-Qaida and...

2008-10-10 12:00:12

As Pakistani lawmakers sought ways to fight terrorism a suicide bomber hit an Islamabad meeting of tribal leaders preparing to take on the Taliban, police say. Pakistani police said 15 people died in Friday's attack on an open area meeting where tribal leaders were discussing forming a lashkar or militia to take on the Taliban, CNN reported. The public debate over terrorism appears to be taking on a new sense of urgency, the Washington Post said. On Thursday, Pakistani lawmakers met...


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