Archive for the ‘Central Asia’ Category

Syed Danish Hussain | May 27, 2011

ISLAMABAD – In average, 10 incidents of armed conflicts and 39 consequent deaths were reported in three main South Asian states – Afghanistan, India and Pakistan – on every day of last month.
Every fourth victim of violence was a civilian. Afghanistan continued to be worst hit state by violence in the region as about half of the incidents as well as resultant deaths were reported in the country. (more…)

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The Washington Post

By Ernesto Londono

April 20, 2011

MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan — Much about Maamour Jilani’s death in this eastern Afghan city six months ago is in dispute.

Relatives called it a murder, saying a beating brought on the 52-year-old’s heart attack. Family members of the man charged in the case, however, said a preexisting condition made it an accidental death. (more…)

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20 April 2011

ASADABAD: A child was among three civilians who died in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan which also killed 14 insurgents, local officials said Wednesday.

The attack by the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) happened late Tuesday in the Dangam district of Kunar province, provincial governor Fazlullah Wahidi told AFP. (more…)

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20 April, 2011

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Military, arrived in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Wednesday for talks with the Pakistani leadership to resolve issues presently straining relations between the two allied nations. (more…)

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TOL News

April 20, 2011

An Afghan civilian was wounded in a suicide attack in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, local officials said. (more…)

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