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1. 2014-12-31 Rocket kills 26 at Afghan wedding party
C. 2014-12-13 Afghanistan attacks kill 20 on day of violence Camp Bastion, Helmand
3. 2014-10-26 UK and US hand over Afghan bases
2014-01-06 Afghan girl with suicide vest held Helmand
F. 2013-11-12 Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC Helmand
6. 2013-11-08 UK Royal Marine guilty of Afghan murder Helmand
H. 2013-09-15 Top Afghanistan policewoman dies Helmand
I. 2013-07-04 Top Afghanistan policewoman killed Helmand
9. 2013-04-30 Three UK soldiers die in Afghanistan Helmand



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Rocket kills 26 at Afghan wedding party
UK and US hand over Afghan bases
Afghanistan attacks kill 20 on day of viole...
Afghan girl with suicide vest held
Rocket kills 26 at Afghan wedding party
Politics
2014 2014
Politics
Soldiers Die
2014 2014
Soldiers Die
Rocket kills 26 at Afghan wedding party
2013
UK Royal Marine guilty of Afghan murder
Three UK soldiers die in Afghanistan
Afghanistan opium harvest at record high ...
UK Royal Marine guilty of Afghan murder
Top Afghanistan policewoman dies
Rebellion
2013 2013
Rebellion
Top Afghanistan policewoman dies
Three UK soldiers die in Afghanistan
Collateral Damage
2013 2013
Collateral Damage
2012
'Green-on-blue' attack kills 2 in Afghanist...
5 Royal Marines charged with murder in Afgh...
Taliban attack 'revenge for film'
Double gun attacks in Afghanistan
Man in Afghan security uniform kills 3 U.S....
Afghan helicopter crash kills six
Afghanistan bombings 'kill 18'
5 Royal Marines charged with murder in Afgh...
US Marines charged in urine video
'Green-on-blue' attack kills 2 in Afghanist...
Attackers in Afghan raid wore U.S. uniforms
Taliban attack 'revenge for film'
Double gun attacks in Afghanistan
Politics
2012 2012
Politics
'Green-on-blue' attack kills 2 in Afghanist...
Double gun attacks in Afghanistan
Man in Afghan security uniform kills 3 U.S....
Afghan helicopter crash kills six
Collateral Damage
2012 2012
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2011
Afghan suicide attack 'kills 13'
Airstrike reportedly killed 12 children
2 U.S. troops believed killed by drones
NATO: civilians 'accidentally killed'
Twin car bombings 'leave several dead'
Afghan suicide attack 'kills 13'
Governor targeted en route to funeral
Afghan suicide attack 'kills 13'
NATO-Afghan raid killed 16 militants
2nd phase of security handover announced
Nato to hand over key Afghan city
2 U.S. troops believed killed by drones
Airstrike reportedly killed 12 children
2 U.S. troops believed killed by drones
NATO: civilians 'accidentally killed'
2010
UK troops leave Helmand's Sangin
UK troops 'to move out of Sangin'
Taliban put up stiff resistance
Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive
McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths
Taliban stronghold under siege
Coalition troops find 'minimal interference'
NATO launching major Afghan offensive
Crime
2010 2010
Crime
Taliban put up stiff resistance
Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive
Taliban stronghold under siege
Coalition troops find 'minimal interference'
Leaks criticise UK in Afghanistan
UK's Brown visits troops in Afghanistan
Afghan flag raised over Taliban town
Soldiers Die
2010 2010
Soldiers Die
McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths
2009
Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours
U.S. launches 'major operation'
U.S. bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban ties
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2009 2009
Rebellion
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2009 2009
Politics
Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours
Collateral Damage
2009 2009
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2008
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2008 2008
War & Army
Blast kills top Afghan official
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2008 2008
Rebellion
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2008 2008
Politics
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2008 2008
Soldiers Die
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2008 2008
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2007
Coalition: 80 Taliban killed
US probes Afghan civilian deaths
NATO strike 'kills 25 civilians'
Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah killed
NATO raid 'kills 21 civilians'
Crime
2007 2007
Crime
Coalition: 80 Taliban killed
Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah killed
Afghanistan expels top UN and EU officials
Karzai orders bomb deaths probe
Soldiers Die
2007 2007
Soldiers Die
US probes Afghan civilian deaths
NATO strike 'kills 25 civilians'
NATO raid 'kills 21 civilians'

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  Rocket kills 26 at Afghan wedding party   A rocket fired amid fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan soldiers killed at least 26 people at a nearby wedding party   Afghanistan attacks kill 20 on day of violence Map of Camp Bastion Afghanistan  Taliban gunmen in Afghanistan have been accused of killing 12 landmine clearers on a day of attacks that saw at least eight other people killed UK and US hand over Afghan bases  The last UK base in Afghanistan has been handed over to the control of Afghan forces, ending British combat operations in the country   Afghan girl with suicide vest held


year 2014 Top ^

2014 Dec.31    
2014 Dec.13    
2014 Oct.26  
2014 Jan.6    
  The girl, reported to be as young as 4 and thought to be the sister of a prominent Taliban commander has been detained wearing a suicide vest


year 2013 Top ^

2013 Nov.12     Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC  Afghan opium cultivation has reached a record level, with more than 200,000 hectares planted with the poppy for the first time
 Most of the rise was in Helmand province
2013 Nov.8   UK Royal Marine guilty of Afghan murder  A Royal Marine has been found guilty by a military court of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent, in what the prosecution called "an execution 2013 Sep.15     Top Afghanistan policewoman dies  Lieutenant Negar, the most senior woman police officer in troubled Helmand province has died in hospital after being shot by unknown gunmen 2013 Jul.4     Top Afghanistan policewoman killed  A top female police officer has been shot dead in Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials say 2013 Apr.30   Three UK soldiers die in Afghanistan  Three soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan after their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, the Ministry of Defence says

year 2012 Top ^

2012 Nov.8   Afghanistan bombings 'kill 18'  Women and children were among 10 killed when a minibus hit a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province 2012 Oct.30   'Green-on-blue' attack kills 2 in Afghanistan  A man wearing an Afghan police uniform shot and killed two soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force 2012 Oct.14   5 Royal Marines charged with murder in Afghanistan death  Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder for the death of a man in Afghanistan's Helmand province last year 2012 Sep.24   US Marines charged in urine video  Two US Marines have been referred for trial by courts martial for a video of troops urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan 2012 Sep.17   Attackers in Afghan raid wore U.S. uniforms  Insurgents who staged a daring, well-planned raid on Camp Bastion, where Britain's Prince Harry is deployed, were wearing U.S. Army uniforms 2012 Sep.16   Attackers in brazen Afghanistan raid wore U.S. uniforms  Afghan insurgents who staged a well-planned raid on Camp Bastion, the military base where Prince Harry is deployed, were wearing U.S. Army uniforms 2012 Sep.14       Taliban attack 'revenge for film'   The Taliban have told the BBC that they carried out an attack on Nato's Camp Bastion in Afghanistan in revenge for a film mocking Islam 2012 Aug.26   Ten Afghan soldiers killed in attack  The soldiers died when insurgents attacked a security checkpoint in Washir district. Afghan soldier is reported to have killed two Nato soldiers 2012 Aug.11       Double gun attacks in Afghanistan  Two separate gun attacks on Nato-led troops in south Afghanistan have left a total of six US soldiers dead 2012 Aug.10   Man in Afghan security uniform kills 3 U.S. troops  The man in an Afghan military uniform opened fire on the troops in the volatile Helmand province 2012 Jan.19     Afghan helicopter crash kills six
  Six Nato soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the worst crash since 30 soldiers died last August

year 2011 Top ^

2011 Nov.27   2nd phase of security handover announced  Afghanistan's president announced Sunday a second group of areas where security operations would be handed over from NATO to Afghan troops 2011 Aug.27   Twin car bombings 'leave several dead'  At least four people have been killed and many others injured in two car bombings in neighbouring provinces 2011 Jul.31   Afghan suicide attack 'kills 13'  Twelve Afghan policemen and a child have been killed in a suicide attack in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah 2011 Jul.23   NATO-Afghan raid killed 16 militants  During the joint raid, government and international security forces faced 'strong opposition'. They also confiscated a drug cache 2011 Jul.19   Nato to hand over key Afghan city  British troops in volatile Helmand province are preparing to hand control of the city of Lashkar Gah to Afghan security forces 2011 Jul.13   Governor targeted en route to funeral  Two blasts went off as the governor of Helmand province was headed to Kandahar to take part in the funeral for Karzai's half-brother 2011 Jul.4   Missing British soldier found dead  A British soldier who was reported missing from a checkpoint in Afghanistan early Monday was found dead later in the day 2011 May.29     Airstrike reportedly killed 12 children
  Afghans, NATO investigation was underway into allegations that a coalition airstrike in killed a dozen children and two women 2011 Apr.11   2 U.S. troops believed killed by drones  The deaths of two U.S. service members in southern Afghanistan is being investigated as a possible friendly-fire incident 2011 Mar.26   NATO: civilians 'accidentally killed'  Civilians were accidentally killed during a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan, the organization's International Security Assistance Force said

year 2010 Top ^

2010 Dec.10   Afghan bomb 'kills 15 civilians'  At least 15 people have been killed by a roadside bomb The explosion reportedly hit a pickup truck carrying civilians 2010 Dec.2   Leaks criticise UK in Afghanistan  The latest US diplomatic documents released by Wikileaks contain harsh criticism of the UK military effort in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2009 2010 Sep.19     UK troops leave Helmand's Sangin   Control of the area was formally handed over from UK forces to the US Marine Corps at 0630 BST 2010 Jul.17   Troops seize drugs, bomb-making material  1.9 tons of processed heroin, 1,800 pounds of raw opium and 200 pounds of illegal fertilizer were discovered by troops during a security operation 2010 Jul.6   UK troops 'to move out of Sangin'  British troops in Afghanistan are to hand over responsibility for the Sangin area of Helmand province to US forces 2010 Jul.5   Police kill 64 in Afghan drug bust  Afghan counter-narcotics police and international security forces killed 64 people and arrested 10 others during a three-day operation 2010 Jun.9   Hostile fire downs Nato helicopter  Four American soldiers are killed after their helicopter is shot down in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan 2010 May.21   UK troops 'under US command'  About 8,000 British troops based in Helmand province are to come under the operational command of the US 2010 Mar.21   10 Afghans killed in suicide attack  The attack was targeting an Afghan National Army vehicle, but the bomber missed it and hit a market, in the Gereshk district instead 2010 Mar.6   UK's Brown visits troops in Afghanistan  Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid a surprise visit to British troops. He went to Camp Bastion, the main British base in Helmand province 2010 Feb.25     Afghan flag raised over Taliban town
Map of Marjah Afghanistan
  Authorities raised the Afghan flag over the battle-scarred enclave, a ceremony symbolizing the presence of the government in the Taliban stronghold
2010 Feb.20   Taliban put up stiff resistance  Foreign and Afghan forces encountered stiff resistance as the offensive entered its second week, and a civilian was mistakenly shot dead 2010 Feb.16   Marines seize key police HQ in offensive  U.S. Marines fighting the Taliban are taking over the police headquarters in the center of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah 2010 Feb.15     Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive   The NATO operation aimed at tackling a Taliban stronghold is making progress, but still has a long way to go 2010 Feb.14   McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths  Twelve Afghan civilians were killed when two rockets fired by coalition forces missed their intended target, as the Taliban showed stiff resistance     Coalition finds resistance, explosives   12 Afghan civilians were killed when two rockets fired by coalition forces missed their target, as the Taliban showed stiff resistance to the NATO assault 2010 Feb.13   Coalition troops find 'minimal interference'  The major coalition assault against the Taliban claimed the lives of two coalition troops, but military officials regard the push as very promising   Nato hails major Afghan operation  Nato forces in Afghanistan have hailed as a success the first phase of a major operation to oust the Taliban from two key districts     Taliban stronghold under siege   The major Operation Moshtarak to rout militants from a notorious southern Afghan stronghold claimed its first NATO casualties 2010 Feb.12     NATO launching major Afghan offensive Map of Marjah Afghanistan
  NATO troops were set to launch their biggest offensive of the war, attacking the last Taliban stronghold in a war-scarred southern province
 Operation Moshtarak. Moshtarak, a Dari word for 'together,' symbolizes the combined forces are serving alongside one another. 15,000 troops from the United States, United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Canada attacked Taliban targets in and around Marjah
2010 Feb.9   U.S., Afghan troops prep for assault  U.S. and Afghan commanders gave their troops pep talks ahead of a planned assault on the Taliban stronghold of Marja 2010 Feb.7   Villages abandoned before Nato operation  Hundreds of villagers living in a Taliban-controlled area are leaving before a major Nato-led offensive gets under way 2010 Feb.6   Taliban members killed  At least 16 Taliban members were killed during an Afghan/NATO-led military operation. The purpose of the mission was mine-clearing

year 2009 Top ^

2009 Nov.4   5 British soldiers shot dead  6 others were wounded when an Afghan National Police officer opened fire on them 2009 Oct.1   Airstrike killed Afghan women, children  NATO: Civilians were killed in an airstrike by coalition troops, when NATO-led forces were targeting militants at a compound 2009 Aug.29   British PM pays surprise visit  Gordon Brown paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan, thanking his nation's fighting forces for a job 'well done' 2009 Jul.25   British soldier killed  A British soldier was killed in an explosion on Saturday during a patrol 2009 Jul.21   U.S. bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban ties  The U.S. military bombed about 300 tons of seeds in a dusty field in a dramatic show of force designed to break up the Taliban drug ties 2009 Jul.10     Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours
Map of Sangin Afghanistan  5 British soldiers have died were killed in two separate blasts while on foot patrol 2009 Jul.3   Marines targeting Taliban in Afghan push  U.S. Marines kept up a major push against entrenched militants in an attempt to rout the Taliban from their stronghold in the province 2009 Jul.1     U.S. launches 'major operation'
  4,000 Americans, mostly the Marines, and 650 Afghan soldiers and police launched Operation Khanjar, 'strike of the sword' against Taliban fighters 2009 May.23   'Record' Afghanistan drugs bust  International and Afghan troops have killed 60 militants and made a record drugs haul in the four-day attack targeted the town of Marja 2009 Apr.4   20 insurgents killed in Taliban stronghold  NATO-led service member died after being wounded by a roadside bomb 2009 Mar.23   NATO-led troops kill senior militant  The troops killed Maulawi Hassan and nine of his associates in an operation that targeted his house 2009 Feb.17   Drug abuse hampers Afghan police  Sixty per cent of the Afghan police in the country's southern province use drugs 2009 Feb.8   U.S. soldiers killed while disabling bomb  2 soldiers and 3 Afghans were killed while the soldiers were trying to disable a roadside bomb

year 2008 Top ^

2008 Oct.4   Afghan victory hopes played down  Brig Mark Carleton-Smith, the UK's commander in Helmand, has said Britain should not expect a 'decisive military victory' in Afghanistan 2008 Jul.25   UK, Danish soldiers killed  6 other soldiers were injured in the fighting, which occurred in one of the major battlegrounds 2008 Jun.19   Suicide attacker kills 10  A bomber detonated his explosives as a convoy of foreign troops was passing through Gereshk district, killing 10 civilians 2008 Jun.8   Journalist for BBC killed  Abdul Samad Rohani , an Afghan journalist working for the BBC was found dead, a day after he was abducted 2008 Mar.12   British airstrike kills Afghan civilians  The British troops were responsible for an airstrike that killed two women and two children. Insurgents fired upon the troops 2008 Jan.31     Blast kills top Afghan official   The deputy governor of Helmand province has been killed in a bomb attack on a mosque

year 2007 Top ^

2007 Dec.25       Afghanistan expels top UN and EU officials
  One British, the other Irish based in Helmand province, had been holding meetings with different tribes and groups, including the Taliban
2007 Oct.27   Coalition: 80 Taliban killed  U.S.-led coalition forces killed Taliban fighters during a 6-hour battle outside a Taliban-controlled town in Helmand province 2007 Sep.26   Scores killed in fighting  Afghan and coalition troops have killed an estimated 104 insurgents in ongoing fighting near the Musa Qalah Wadi in Helmand province 2007 Sep.10   Motorbike suicide bomber kills 28  A bomber blew himself up in a crowded square just before evening prayers in the town of Gereshk in Helmand province 2007 Sep.5   Bomb kills 2 British troops  2 soldiers were killed and another soldier and an interpreter were wounded in a blast in the Helmand province 2007 Aug.10   Coalition in 13-hour Taliban fight  Afghan troops backed by coalition aircraft are fighting a large battle with militants in Helmand province 2007 Jul.1   Karzai orders bomb deaths probe  Afghan President has ordered an inquiry into air strikes in Helmand province by foreign forces amid disputes over civilian deaths 2007 Jun.30     US probes Afghan civilian deaths  The coalition says a number of civilians appear to have died in air strikes in the southern province of Helmand 2007 Jun.22     NATO strike 'kills 25 civilians'
  Taliban militants stormed police posts, prompting heavy fighting and air strikes that reportedly left 25 civilians and 20 militants dead
 Province of Helmand
2007 Jun.7   30 Taliban suspects dead, wounded  The battle took place in southern Afghanistan in the Garmser district of Helmand province, the world's largest poppy-growing region 2007 Jun.2   '60 die' as boat sinks  Some Taliban militants, died when their boat sank while crossing the Helmand River, which snakes through the province of Helmand 2007 May.12       Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah killed   The Taliban's top military commander in Afghanistan has been killed in fighting with Afghan and Western forces in the south of the country
 Afghan forces were backed by NATO air support in the Helmand province
2007 May.9   NATO raid 'kills 21 civilians'  Provincial governor: An air strike by Western forces killed 21 civilians, including women and children in a village in the southern Helmand province
 Foreign and Afghan troops are battling the Taleban in Sangin district. Public discontent in Afghanistan is growing
2007 Apr.30   NATO-led troops move into Helmand  Hundreds of British troops swept into lush poppy fields, drawing hostile fire, in the Sangin Valley in southern Afghanistan 2007 Mar.21   Italian freed in Taliban swap deal  Afghan government released 5 Taliban prisoners to win the freedom of a reporter who had been kidnapped in Helmand province

year 2006 Top ^

2006 Aug.28   17 killed in suicide blast  The bomber walked into the market opposite a police station in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the Helmand province 2006 Jul.2   British troops die  2 soldiers were killed in an attack on their base in the volatile Sangin district of Helmand province