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November 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A nighttime raid in eastern Afghanistan by U.S. and Afghan troops sparked a gun battle that killed a militant and two children, and the military said Thursday that it was investigating. The casualties came as U.S. and Afghan troops raided a compound suspected of harboring militants belonging to a suicide bombing network. The troops were fired on as they approached late Wednesday in Bati Kot district in Nangarhar province, said Maj. Chris Belcher, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition.
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January 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A roadside bomb killed two U.S.-led coalition soldiers and wounded a third in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, officials said. Their nationalities were not released, but most of the troops in the area are American. In the southern province of Kandahar, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a police patrol, killing one officer and wounding four, officials said. In neighboring Helmand province, police discovered and tried to defuse a remote-controlled bomb, but it exploded, killing two officers and two civilians, provincial police chief Mohammed Hussain Andiwal said.
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November 19, 2003 | From Associated Press
The United Nations' refugee agency is pulling its international workers out of eastern and southern Afghanistan and suspending all aid to refugees returning from Pakistan after one of its employees was killed last weekend. Filippo Grandi, head of the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Afghanistan, said about 30 foreign staffers were being withdrawn, and refugee centers shut, in Nangarhar, Paktia, Khowst and Kandahar provinces.
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May 23, 1988 | Associated Press
The last Soviet troops pulled out of the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday and arrived in Kabul, the capital, the official Tass news agency reported. The move prompted speculation over an impending rebel attack. Guerrilla forces have said they would invade Jalalabad, a strategic northeastern city, once the Soviet troops were gone. Tass said withdrawal of the convoy left no Soviet troops in the province of Nangarhar, in northeast Afghanistan.
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February 25, 2012 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
The spasm of violence that has shaken the country since copies of the Koran were dumped in a trash incinerator at a U.S. military base is emblematic of a culture war among Afghans themselves, one that is likely to grow more intense as the Western military presence wanes. Five days of chaotic street battles have left more than 30 people dead, including two U.S. military officers killed Saturday in a heavily guarded Afghan government ministry. The unrest over the desecration of the Muslim holy book illustrated not only the depth of religious fervor felt by many here, but also a visceral distaste for Western behavior and values among a far broader swath of Afghan society.
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June 10, 2011 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
It was supposed to have been a festive occasion: a pre-wedding party, held under the stars on a warm night. But suspected insurgent gunmen burst in on the gathering in a village field Thursday, fatally shooting nine men, including the groom, Afghan officials said. Grieving family members and provincial officials said the attack, which took place around 1 a.m. in a remote area of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, might have been due to the fact that a relative of the targeted clan served as the district administrator.
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May 6, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Soviet air force pilots accidentally bombed an Afghan military post they mistook for a rebel encampment, killing about 100 soldiers two weeks ago, a Western diplomat said Tuesday. It was not the first reported accidental bombing by the Soviets, who maintain about 115,000 troops in Afghanistan to bolster Afghan troops against Muslim rebels trying to oust Kabul's Communist government.
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February 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Thousands of Soviet commandos and paratroopers backed by waves of jets and helicopter gunships on Wednesday attacked Muslim guerrilla bases in eastern Afghanistan close to the Pakistani border, sources said. The major offensive came despite a cease-fire called last month by the Communist government of Afghanistan, which is backed by an estimated 115,000 Soviet troops. Guerrilla leaders rejected the cease-fire, and Western sources said Tuesday that it had collapsed.
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May 17, 2011 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
A powerful homemade bomb killed four U.S. service members Monday in southern Afghanistan, military officials said, an unusually high number of troop deaths in a single explosion. Bombs known as improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, have caused the bulk of Western combat casualties in Afghanistan, despite concerted efforts to provide better protection for troops in the field, including sophisticated mine-resistant vehicles and improved body armor. Because these homemade bombs are the weapon most favored by insurgents facing a far more powerful conventional military force, the rate of catastrophic battlefield wounds among U.S. and other Western troops is on the rise, including loss of multiple limbs and injuries to the groin.
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April 24, 2011 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A NATO helicopter crew member was killed Saturday when the aircraft crash-landed in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said. The cause of the "hard landing" in Kapisa province was under investigation late Saturday, said Maj. Michael Johnson, a NATO forces spokesman. Johnson said he could not disclose what type of helicopter crashed or whether it was part of a larger operation in the area. Rescue forces who arrived at the crash scene were fired on by insurgents as they tried to evacuate the helicopter's two crew members, and they returned fire, according to a NATO statement.
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