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One explosive leaves 21 members of a wedding party dead, and another kills 5 police officers.

Los Angeles Times

By LAURA KING

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Separate roadside bombings in volatile Helmand province today killed at least 26 people, including 21 members of a wedding party and five police officers, Afghan officials said.

Also today, the U.S. military reported the death a day earlier of an American soldier in western Afghanistan. That brought the number of U.S. troops killed so far this month to seven, out of a total of 11 Western military fatalities.

Violence has been surging in advance of Afghanistan’s presidential and provincial assembly elections, which are to be held in two weeks. The vote is only the country’s third nationwide election.

Helmand province, where insurgents have long had free rein in many districts, is the scene of major ongoing offensives by U.S. Marines and British forces.

The roadside bomb that hit the wedding party was almost certainly aimed at coalition troops, but like many improvised explosive devices planted by insurgents, it struck civilians instead. (more…)

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04 Aug 2009 09:44:13 GMT
Source: Reuters

(For full coverage of Afghanistan)
* Rockets land in same district as U.S., British embassies
* Child hurt, minor damage; Taliban claim responsibility
* Provincial governor escapes assassination attempt (Adds President Karzai quotes, suicide attack) (more…)

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Written by www.quqnoos.com
Tuesday, 28 July 2009

At least 9 Afghans were killed and 6 others wounded in separate bomb blasts in southern Afghanistan on Monday, according to government. (more…)

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July 23 (Reuters) – Following are security developments in Iraq at 1830 GMT on Thursday.

*indicates a new or updated item.

* KIRKUK – A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, killed one civilian and wounded three others, police said. (more…)

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By JAMES DAO

Published: July 14, 2009

FORWARD OPERATING BASE ALTIMUR, Afghanistan — The call came just after dinner: a pickup truck carrying Afghan national police officers had hit a buried bomb, and all five officers inside were dead. (more…)

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By STEVEN LEE MYERS and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Published: July 9, 2009

BAGHDAD — Attacks in Baghdad and a city in northern Iraq killed at least 41 people and wounded dozens more on Thursday, the worst violence since Iraq celebrated the withdrawal of American troops from cities and towns last month. (more…)

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