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News, January 2011
2 US Soldiers, 24 Afghanis Killed, in US Air Strikes, Clashes, Roadside Bombs
January 22, 2010
US-led strikes kill 10 in Afghanistan
Press TV, Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:44AM
US-led air strike kill at least 10 people in eastern Afghanistan. At
least 10 people have been killed in the latest spate of air raids
conducted by US-led forces in eastern Laghman province in Afghanistan,
the military alliance said.
Bomb kills one, wounds 9 in Afghanistan
Press tv, Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:39AM
A roadside bomb has gone off in southern Helmand province of
Afghanistan, killing at least one policeman and injuring nine others.
10 militants killed in eastern Afghanistan
– Sat Jan 22, 7:25 am ET
KABUL, Afghanistan –
Three suicide attackers detonated their explosives vests during a gunbattle with Afghan and coalition forces that left 10 militants and one civilian dead Saturday in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan.
Provincial police chief Abdul Hakim Ishaqzia said the battle, which lasted several hours early Saturday morning, began after insurgents fired a rocket toward a group of Afghan and NATO forces who were preparing to go on patrol in the Sabari district.
The joint force killed 10 militants and arrested 12 others, he said.
"There were no casualties among the security forces, but one civilian was killed and two other civilians, including one woman and a child, were wounded as a result of the suicide attacks," he said.
Weapons, a suicide vest, explosives and bomb-making equipment were found at the site.
On Friday, an Afghan woman was killed when she was struck by a coalition convoy in Herat province in western Afghanistan, NATO said. The convoy stopped and the woman was taken to medical facility, but she died of injuries she sustained in the accident, the coalition said.
Two US-led soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Press TV, Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:40AM
Two US-led soldiers have been killed in an attack in Afghanistan,
bringing the number of foreign forces killed in the Afghan war in 2011
more than 20.
Roadside bomb kills 3 Afghan civilians
Press TV, Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:49PM
A roadside bomb has killed at least three civilians, including
a child, in southern Afghanistan as the security situation continues to
deteriorate in the country.
Three NATO containers set ablaze
Three NATO containers were set on fire and two people were injured by unidentified terrorists in two separate incidents in Mastung and Kalat on Friday.
According to police sources, two containers carrying military hardware for NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan were going to Chaman from Karachi when some unidentified assailants intercepted them and off-loaded the cleaners and drivers.
They then set the two containers on fire at the Chutu area of Mastung and fled the scene. Meanwhile, another NATO container was torched in Kalat. Two people sustained bullet injuries when the assailants, who were on a motorbike, opened fire on the container before setting it ablaze.
The injured were taken to a nearby hospital by locals. Personnel of Levies force and other law enforcement agencies rushed to the spot after the incidents and cordoned off the area. Separate cases have been registered against unidentified people and investigations are underway. staff report
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