Monday, July 06, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Afghan Police Checkpoint

Afghan officials said a bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar has killed three people and wounded 13 others.
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Bomb Kills Three Pakistani Soldiers

A roadside bomb attack has killed at least three Pakistani soldiers and injured six others in the country's lawless tribal areas.
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McCain: Reassess Afghan Withdrawal

U.S. Senator John McCain says remaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan should stay longer than planned to stop the Taliban from making advances during a current offensive.
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Second Afghan DM Nominee Rejected

The Afghan parliament has rejected a second candidate for defense minister who was nominated by President Ashraf Ghani.
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Video Death Toll Rises In Pakistani Train Crash

Pakistan's military said on July 3 the death toll from a suspicious train accident in the eastern Punjab Province has risen to 17.
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Pakistan Police Stop Christian Lynching

Police in Pakistan saved a Christian couple from a Muslim mob that was attempting to lynch them for allegedly committing blasphemy, a senior officer said July 2.
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Afghan Parliament ‘Hero’ Arrested After Fatal Traffic Accident

An Afghan soldier who was hailed as a hero for killing militants who tried to storm parliament last month has been arrested after a fatal traffic accident in Kabul.
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Pakistan Army Officer, Dozen Others Killed In Suspicious Train Accident

At least 14 people including a senior army officer were killed July 2 when a train carrying more than 200 fell into a canal in Pakistan after the partial collapse of a bridge.
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Audio Slide Show Afghanistan's Underbelly: The Exposed North

The Afghan government has turned to a risky war strategy to tackle the Taliban in the country's north -- teaming up two rival former warlords with a history of animosity toward each other.
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Afghan Forces Raid MSF Hospital

Afghan soldiers have raided a hospital run by medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the northern province of Kunduz.
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