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June 30, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jalalabad, Afghanistan, is San Diego's newest sister city. The San Diego City Council unanimously approved the diplomatic relationship Monday with the city in eastern Afghanistan. San Diego now has 15 sister city partners, nine of them in the Pacific Rim.
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July 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Two bombs hidden in crates of fruit exploded at security checkpoints in downtown Jalalabad, killing a man and wounding 26 other people. The blasts occurred a few minutes apart, shattering the windows of nearby homes and shops in the city, 80 miles east of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Five police officers and five children were among the wounded. The blasts followed Saturday's bombing of a bus carrying female election workers in Jalalabad. Two were killed, and 13 others were wounded.
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WORLD
July 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Two bombs hidden in crates of fruit exploded at security checkpoints in downtown Jalalabad, killing a man and wounding 26 other people. The blasts occurred a few minutes apart, shattering the windows of nearby homes and shops in the city, 80 miles east of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Five police officers and five children were among the wounded. The blasts followed Saturday's bombing of a bus carrying female election workers in Jalalabad. Two were killed, and 13 others were wounded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jalalabad, Afghanistan, is San Diego's newest sister city. The San Diego City Council unanimously approved the diplomatic relationship Monday with the city in eastern Afghanistan. San Diego now has 15 sister city partners, nine of them in the Pacific Rim.
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March 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
A Soviet official today said the Kremlin has resumed military airlifts to Afghanistan in response to a guerrilla offensive around the strategic city of Jalalabad. Muslim guerrillas today claimed that they shot down two more aircraft in heavy fighting for Jalalabad, Afghanistan's third-largest city. The government claimed that 470 insurgents were killed in fighting in the last 24 hours.
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December 11, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
White House officials said late Monday that they plan to release a videotape Wednesday that President Bush and his top aides say contains the strongest proof yet of Osama bin Laden's direct involvement in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In the tape, which was found in an abandoned house in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Bin Laden pronounces the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon a greater success than he expected, U.S. officials say.
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March 11, 1989 | From Reuters
An Afghan rebel government held its first Cabinet session Friday a few miles inside Afghanistan before an invited audience of journalists. Ten of the 16 ministers nominated so far assembled at the Shewai guerrilla training camp, a group of rough stone huts buried in the hills along the Pakistani border. "We started our first meeting here, the next meeting will be held in a different place in Afghanistan," provisional President Sibghatullah Mojaddidi told reporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2008
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: James M. Clay, 25, of Mountain Home, Ark.; specialist, Army National Guard. Clay was killed Thursday in a vehicle accident in Iraq's Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Brigade Combat Team in Little Rock, Ark. Armando A. De La Paz, 21, of Riverside; specialist, Army.
NEWS
January 10, 2002 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. crackdown on charities suspected of having links to Osama bin Laden widened Wednesday as Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill blocked financial assets of two groups and accused them of "stealing from widows and orphans to fund Al Qaeda terrorism." O'Neill identified the groups as the Afghan Support Committee and the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society. At a news conference at Treasury headquarters, he said the organizations were raising money under false pretenses.
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May 2, 1989 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
The sophisticated, U.S.-made Stinger anti-aircraft missile, which helped Islamic rebels neutralize Soviet air power in Afghanistan, has itself been largely rendered useless in recent months by special flying techniques, according to Afghan air force pilots and independent military analysts. "In the course of the many years of the war, we have found some flaws and shortcomings in this Stinger missile, and we are now taking advantage of them," said Maj. Ramatullah, a 14-year air force veteran, during a rare press conference here Monday.
WORLD
October 12, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The Marine Corps will convene a special court of inquiry to look into a March 4 shooting in Afghanistan in which its troops allegedly killed as many as 19 civilians, the Marines announced Thursday. The inquiry, which is not a criminal proceeding, was ordered by Lt. Gen. James N. Mattis and will be held at the Marine base at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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