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News on Afghanistan continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Six-year Canadian military inquiry into alleged Afghan sex assaults continues

Former Canadian soldier Tyrel Braaten says he was told that young Afghan boys were being sexually assaulted on Canadian bases.

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6 hrs ago | Foreign Policy

Why Afghanistan's National Unity Government Is Risky

As the 2014 electoral crisis in Afghanistan intensified, we argued for a rigorous, internationally supervised, technical audit backed by political dialogue and engagement as the way forward.

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10 hrs ago | MYREPUBLICA.com

Nepali security guard killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

A Nepali security guard was killed, while two others were injured in a suicide bomb attack at a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday.

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11 hrs ago | The Independent

Three foreign advisors killed after suicide bomb attack in Kabul

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13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Four foreigners killed in Afghan suicide attack inside Kabul security compound

A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives detonated inside a security compound in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing four foreigners and injuring dozens more, police said.

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14 hrs ago | DNA India

Three foreign advisers killed near Kabul airport by Taliban suicide bomber

A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said.

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16 hrs ago | Fox News

Afghan officials say suicide bomber has killed 4 foreign security guards in Kabul

Afghan officials say a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound in Kabul, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Reuters

China will not fill U.S. void in Afghanistan: official

China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said on Monday.

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DNA India

Chinese envoy to Afghanistan praises Pakistan, ISI

China's new special envoy to Afghanistan on Monday gave a clean chit to Pakistan and its powerful spy agency ISI amid allegations that they backed terrorist outfits.

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Newkerala.com

Two killed in Afghanistan car bomb attack

At least two people were killed and nine injured Monday in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

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GPB.org

Afghan Vet, Who Held Off Taliban Attack On His Own, Will Receive Medal Of Honor

Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts will be the ninth living veteran to receive the nation's highest award for valor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan, when President Obama presents him with the Medal of Honor later today.

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Star Tribune

Obama to bestow nation's highest combat honor on Army veteran for his valor in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries.

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The Washington Post

Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 2 in south

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has targeted a police convoy in the southern province of Helmand, killing two people, a policeman and a civilian.

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Fox News

Dogs rescued in Afghanistan to be reunited with American comrades

A sergeant with a U.S. elite special forces unit is pictured with "Rommel," one of the two dogs he rescued in Afghanistan.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Big News Network.com

Pakistan paramilitary soldiers among many killed in militant attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Nearly a score of people, including eight paramilitary soldiers, were killed in three separate attacks in Pakistan Friday, officials said.

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Daily Times

NWA air strikes kill 28 terrorists; soldier killed in check-post attack : July 21, 2014,

"At least 28 local and foreign terrorists were killed in today's air strikes and their six hideouts were destroyed," a senior military official told AFP.

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CPJ Press Freedom Online

Pakistani reporter sentenced to 4-year prison term in Afghanistan

A Pakistani television journalist was convicted on charges of travelling to Afghanistan without travel documents and sentenced to four years in prison, Pakistani officials said on Sunday.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Afghan vote audit goes slowly as problems arise

Four days after Afghanistan began a massive audit of millions of votes cast in the run-off presidential election, disagreements and a shortage of observers have slowed progress.

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Free Republic

John Kerry brokers Afghan election deal but leaves behind confusion

ISLAMABAD: Even though US Secretary of State John Kerry succeeded in brokering a deal to resolve the deadlock over the Afghan presidential election run-off, confusion still persists about the proposal of forming a 'government of national unity'.

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The Age

The struggle to keep an Afghan girl safe after a mullah is accused of rape

It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defense that it had been consensual sex.

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