Posts Tagged ‘Afghan’

Afghan elections need to be fraud-free, U.N. says

Afghan elections need to be fraud-free, U.N. says

Free and fair elections in Afghanistan are crucial for the country’s successful future, U.N. deputy envoy Nicholas Haysom said Tuesday. Special Reports – UPI.com

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Afghan request initiated U.S. airstrike on Kunduz hospital

Afghan request initiated U.S. airstrike on Kunduz hospital

Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) — A top Pentagon official confirmed that the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz was struck by a U.S. airstrike after Afghan forces called for air support. Top News – UPI.com

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More than 20 Afghan civilians and police wounded in attacks

More than 20 Afghan civilians and police wounded in attacks

A wounded Afghan man and a child lie on a bed after they were wounded in an explosion in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. An Afghan official says several people, including two police officers, were wounded in a suicide attack near Kandahar on Sunday. More than a dozen civilians were wounded after...

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Afghan suicide car bombing targeting NATO convoy kills 12

Afghan suicide car bombing targeting NATO convoy kills 12

By RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says three foreign contractors have been killed in a suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Afghan officials say the blast killed at least 10 people. U.S. Col. Brian Tribus, a NATO spokesman, confirmed the three contractors had been killed, without elaborating. Wahidullah...

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U.S. helicopter ‘friendly fire’ incident kills eight Afghan soldiers

U.S. helicopter ‘friendly fire’ incident kills eight Afghan soldiers

Andrew V. PestanoKABUL, Afghanistan, July 20 (UPI) — At least eight Afghan Army soldiers were killed and five were wounded after two U.S. helicopters attacked a checkpoint the country’s Logar province on Monday. Top News – UPI.com

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Five dead, dozens wounded in Afghan government compound bombing

Five dead, dozens wounded in Afghan government compound bombing

Amy R. ConnollyKABUL, Afghanistan, May 25 (UPI) — Five people were killed and some 60 were injured when a powerful truck bomb slammed into a government compound in southern Afghanistan. Top News – UPI.com

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Police in Pakistani province crack down on Afghan refugees

Police in Pakistani province crack down on Afghan refugees

Zafar Ahmed KhanKARACHI, Pakistan, April 22 (News Lens Pakistan) — Police in Pakistan’s Sindh province have rounded up hundreds of Afghan refugees in the aftermath of a December Taliban attack on a Peshawar school. Top News – UPI.com

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Afghan women activists face rising violence, Amnesty says

Afghan women activists face rising violence, Amnesty says

Executive Director for Afghan women’s Network (AWN), Hasina Safi, center, raises her hand to ask a question during a press conference by Amnesty International announcing their report on threats to women activists in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Amnesty International says the activists, who are working to improve the human rights situation in...

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Obama, Afghan leader to finalize plan for U.S. troop pullout

Obama, Afghan leader to finalize plan for U.S. troop pullout

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama welcomes Afghanistan’s new president to the Oval Office on Tuesday with a fraught question staring them in the face: Will the U.S. slow its departure from Afghanistan — and for how long? Afghan President Ashraf Ghani represents Obama’s last, best hope to make good on his promise to end...

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Afghan president to urge flexibility in U.S. troop withdrawal

Afghan president to urge flexibility in U.S. troop withdrawal

Amy R. ConnollyWASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is expected Tuesday to urge President Obama to allow some flexibility in the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from the region. Top News – UPI.com

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