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June 19, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The U.S. military said Wednesday that four helicopter engines worth $13 million are missing in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. U.S. spokeswoman Lt. Col. Rumi Nielson-Green said the helicopters were being shipped overland from the U.S. base in Bagram, Afghanistan, to a seaport for shipment back to Ft. Bragg, N.C. Nielson-Green said the parts went missing sometime before May. She said the engines were being shipped by a Pakistani trucking company, but it is unclear where they disappeared.
March 18, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Gunmen posing as security forces killed 21 people on a highway in southeastern Iran near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan, the chief of police said. Iranian police called the assailants rebels. But there are no well-known opposition groups in southeastern Iran, a region known for drug trafficking.
March 31, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A suicide bomber wearing a uniform blew himself up inside a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan, killing nine people and wounding eight, an official said. Five officers and four civilians died in the attack in Dund district, about 10 miles south of Kandahar city, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The attack comes as the U.S. prepares to send 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to bolster the 38,000 American forces in the country. President Obama last week announced a new strategy for the Afghanistan-Pakistan region with a goal to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat" Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
August 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Six suicide bombers detonated their vests when they were surrounded after they tried unsuccessfully to storm a U.S. military base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border today, and 13 insurgents were killed, officials said. No Americans were reported killed but fighting was continuing. The militants failed to gain entry to Camp Salerno in the city of Khowst. A Defense Ministry spokesman said Afghan and U.S. troops surrounded the insurgents. A day earlier, a suicide bomber killed 10 Afghan civilians outside the same base.
May 31, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
CENTRAL ASIA Pakistani, Afghan and Turkmen leaders agreed to resuscitate a long-standing dream of a $2-billion pipeline from gas fields in Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan's Arabian Sea coast. The leaders said the end of decades of fighting in Afghanistan meant that conditions were right. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf signed the agreement with Afghan interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai and Turkmen President Saparmurad A. Niyazov.
July 29, 1985 | From Associated Press
A major earthquake rumbled through rugged northern mountains in Afghanistan and Pakistan this morning, and two people were reported killed, authorities said. The quake, variously measured at 7.1 and 6.5 on the Richter scale, jolted the Pakistani city of Peshawar on the Afghan border and also was felt in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, 110 miles east, and in northern India.
August 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
The owner of a Hayward pizza parlor was sentenced last week to four months' home detention and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine after pleading guilty to illegally transferring money to people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. From 2002 to 2003, Noor Alocozy, 41, transferred $1 million, some of which may have reached Jonathan "Jack" Idema, a now-imprisoned American mercenary accused of running his own interrogation camp in Afghanistan, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
January 22, 2004 | Esther Schrader, Times Staff Writer
When Jennifer Lopez, Kid Rock and Ja Rule put on a concert for 1,500 troops at the height of the war in Afghanistan, it was seen as another success for the United Services Organization, which for 63 years has been entertaining members of the armed forces overseas. But now the spotlight is on a team of government auditors who uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in unexplained expenses the USO submitted for the show.
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