Tuesday, July 28, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Alleged Russian Taliban's U.S. Trial To Begin July 30

The U.S. trial of a former Soviet army officer accused of fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan was postponed until July 30.
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Kabul Vendors Buzzing Over Alcohol-Free Beer

With alcohol forbidden in Afghanistan's strict Islamic society, nonalcoholic beer has become a popular thirst-quencher in the capital.
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Afghan National Killed In Serbia

Serbian police say an Afghan national was killed on July 27 in a fight involving migrants near the border with Hungary.
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India Ups Security After Punjab Attack

India stepped up security on its border with Pakistan on July 27 after gunmen attacked a police station in northern Indian state of Punjab, killing at least five people.
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20 Killed In Afghan Wedding Gunfight

Local officials say a shoot-out at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has killed at least 20 people and wounded 10 others.
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U.S. Embassy Worker Killed In Pakistan

Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a local employee of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.
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Afghan Taliban Takes Military Base

Afghan officials say the Taliban has taken control of a military base in the northeastern province of Badakhshan after three days of fighting.
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Taliban Attacks North Afghan Outposts

A government official in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Badakhshan has said that a group of about 100 Taliban fighters attacked several security outposts in the mountainous region in the past two days.
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Rain, Floods Kill Dozens In Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains in northern Pakistan have worsened flooding there, causing homes to collapse, and killing 24 people, raising the total death toll to 42.
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Moderate Earthquake Rattles Islamabad, Killing 3

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck just outside Islamabad, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing three people.
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