Tuesday, February 09, 2016


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

U.S. To Send Reinforcements To Restive Afghan Province

The United States is sending hundreds of additional troops to the southern Afghan province of Helmand, where the Taliban is threatening to overrun several districts.
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Afghan Domestic Violence Victim To Get New Nose In Turkey

An Afghan woman whose nose was cut off by her husband is in Turkey to undergo reconstructive surgery.
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Senior Afghan Taliban Leader Dies

The Taliban says one of its senior leaders has died after a battle with cancer.
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Mumbai Attacker Worked With Pakistanis

An American convicted for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166 people told an Indian court that he attended training camps run by alleged masterminds in Pakistan and communicated with intelligence officers in that country.
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Taliban Reportedly Executes Afghan Woman For Adultery

Afghan officials say a woman has been executed after being accused of adultery in a remote Taliban-controlled village in the western province of Ghor.
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Afghan Soldiers Killed In Suicide Bombing

At least three Afghan soldiers have been reported killed in a suicide bomb attack on an army transport bus in the northern province of Balkh.
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Czechs Paid Ransom For Women Kidnapped In Pakistan

Media reports claim the Czech government paid a $6 million ransom to kidnappers to secure the release last year of two Czech women abducted in Pakistan.
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Three Polio Workers Killed In Afghanistan

Afghan officials say three health workers involved in vaccinating Afghan children against polio have been killed in the eastern Kunar Province.
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Afghan Taliban 'On Verge' Of Taking District

An Afghan army commander says a key district in the southern province of Helmand is on the verge of being overrun by the Taliban.
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Deadly Blast In Pakistan's Balochistan

A bomb blast has rocked southwestern Pakistan, killing at least seven people and wounding 35.
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