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Reuters
By Jonathon Burch
Fri Nov 19, 2010
KABUL

NATO allies must do more to protect civilians as Afghan forces start to take over from foreign troops, with security rapidly deteriorating for most Afghans and violence set to increase in 2011, aid groups said on Friday.

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TOLOnews.com
Tuesday, 09 November 2010

At least 15 Taliban militants were killed and 13 others were wounded in Afghan forces’ operations in Kandahar province on Monday.

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By: Peter Beaumont
The Guardian

Wednesday 13 October 2010 11.05 BST

The number of Afghan civilians hospitalised for serious war wounds has doubled in 12 months in Kandahar, the focus of an ongoing US-led campaign against Taliban strongholds. In August and September, Mirwais regional hospital in the country’s second biggest city admitted almost 1,000 new patients with weapons injuries, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The total for the same period of 2009 was 500.

The Red Cross reported a “drastic increase” in the number of amputations from war injuries, reflecting the nature of the violence.

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By REUTERS

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1200 GMT on Friday:

BAGHLAN – Five civilians, including two women and two children, were killed in crossfire between Taliban insurgents and government troops in northern Baghlan province on Thursday, a local official said.

WARDAK – Twelve insurgents were killed when Afghan and foreign forces targetted a compound of militants in Sayed Abad district, Wardak province. District official Fazel Karim said the compound was a training centre manned by four Arabs who were also among the dead.

HELMAND – Eight insurgents were killed when Afghan troops clashed with insurgents in Nawzad district, Helmand province. (more…)

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By BBC NEWS

Two bombs in Afghanistan have killed at least 14 civilians, including several children, just days ahead of nationwide elections, officials say.

The blasts occurred on Wednesday in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar – both regions are at the heart of the Taliban insurgency. (more…)

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By Julian E. Barnes
July 26, 2009 Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — The U.S. and its allies must change their mission to focus on protecting the Afghan people — even if it means temporarily allowing the Taliban to operate relatively freely in sparsely populated areas, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said in an interview Saturday. (more…)

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By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

Published: July 25, 2009

NAWA, Afghanistan — In three combat tours in Anbar Province, Marine Sgt. Jacob Tambunga fought the deadliest insurgents in Iraq. (more…)

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