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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

Afghanistan

Bomb kills family of six in south Afghanistan: officials

A landmine explosion ripped through a civilian vehicle in southern Afghanistan and killed six members of a family, provincial authorities said today.

Taliban leader shot dead in Afghanistan

A Taliban leader known for coordinating suicide attacks has been killed in an operation in Kandahar province, NATO-led forces said on Sunday.

NATO air raid kills 10 civilians: Afghan officials

A NATO air strike killed 10 civilians, mostly women and children, in a raid on a Taliban hideout in a remote region of eastern Afghanistan, local officials said on Wednesday.

Renewed Push for Afghans to Make Peace With Taliban

Suddenly, the effort to strike a deal with the Taliban is very publicly back on the front burner.

Bombers hit Afghan cities, Kabul attack foiled

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed three members of Afghan security forces today, but a third attack in Kabul's diplomatic enclave was foiled when police shot dead the would-be assailant, officials said.

Karzai orders US forces out of Afghan province

Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded Sunday the withdrawal of US special forces from Wardak within two weeks, accusing them of fuelling "insecurity and instability" in the volatile province neighbouring the capital Kabul.

Karzai gives 2-week ultimatum to US forces

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has given US special forces two weeks to leave a key battleground province after accusations that Afghans working for them tortured and killed innocent people, the president's spokesman said on Sunday.

US spl forces told to leave Afghan province

Afghanistan's president has ordered US special forces to leave a strategic province as he seeks tighter control over Afghan militia, exacerbating tensions before the 2014 withdrawal of NATO troops.

Suicide bomber attacks Afghan army bus; 7 wounded

Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a bus carrying Afghan soldiers to work in the capital, wounding seven people.

NATO says 2 Afghan boys killed accidentally

NATO forces accidentally shot dead two boys during an operation in Afghanistan's south, the alliance said on Saturday, in the latest in a series of incidents involving allegations of civilian deaths at the hands of international troops.

Suicide bomber kills 9 Afghans during Hagel visit

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a defence ministry gate in Kabul today killing nine civilians during a visit to Afghanistan by US defence secretary Chuck Hagel, underlining the insurgent threat as Nato troops prepare to leave.

Suicide bomber kills 8 children in Afghanistan

A suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan today killed eight children and one policeman, officials said, adding the target of the strike was Afghan and international forces.

‘US, Taliban hand-in-glove’

Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the Taliban and the US of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave as planned by the end of next year.

US, Taliban conspiring against Afghanistan: Karzai

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in Afghanistan, dumbfounding US officials during a problematic visit by the new Pentagon chief.

Hagel meets Karzai amidst political friction

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel encountered political tension with the Afghan president and a series of security problems during his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, but he met privately with President Hamid Karzai and says they discussed the key issues.
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