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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  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


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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
E. 2014-08-16 Crash of loaded truck in rugged northwestern Afghanistan kills 32 people Ab Kamari, Badghis, Western Afghanistan
F. 2014-05-22 Afghanistan Indian consulate attack Herat, Western Afghanistan
2014-01-06 Afghan girl with suicide vest held Helmand
H. 2013-11-12 Afghanistan opium harvest at record high - UNODC Helmand
8. 2013-11-08 UK Royal Marine guilty of Afghan murder Helmand
J. 2013-09-15 Top Afghanistan policewoman dies Helmand



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2014
Rocket kills 26 at Afghan wedding party
UK and US hand over Afghan bases
Afghanistan attacks kill 20 on day of violen...
Afghanistan Indian consulate attack
Afghan girl with suicide vest held
Afghanistan Indian consulate attack
Rocket kills 26 at Afghan wedding party
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 - U...
UK Royal Marine guilty of Afghan murder
Top Afghanistan policewoman dies
Afghan Taliban attack US consulate
Top Afghanistan policewoman dies
Afghan Taliban attack US consulate
Rebellion
2013 2013
Rebellion
Collateral Damage
2013 2013
Collateral Damage
2012
Taliban attack 'revenge for film'
Afghan policeman kills US troops
Double gun attacks in Afghanistan
Afghan helicopter crash kills six
'Dozens killed' in Nimroz province
Politics
2012 2012
Politics
Taliban attack 'revenge for film'
Afghan policeman kills US troops
Double gun attacks in Afghanistan
Collateral Damage
2012 2012
Collateral Damage
2011
Airstrike reportedly killed 12 children
2 U.S. troops believed killed by drones
Crime
2011 2011
Crime
Politics
2011 2011
Politics
Rebellion
2011 2011
Rebellion
Airstrike reportedly killed 12 children
2 U.S. troops believed killed by drones
2010
Afghans seize 19 tons of Iranian bombs
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
NATO launching major Afghan offensive
Crime
2010 2010
Crime
Leaks criticise UK in Afghanistan
UK's Brown visits troops in Afghanistan
Afghan flag raised over Taliban town
Taliban put up stiff resistance
Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive
Taliban stronghold under siege
Coalition troops find 'minimal interference'
McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths
2009
DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes
U.S. bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban ties
Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours
U.S. launches 'major operation'
Bomb blast hits city of Heart
U.S. bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban ties
'Permanent Swat ceasefire agreed'
Rebellion
2009 2009
Rebellion
Collateral Damage
2009 2009
Collateral Damage
2008
US probe: airstrike killed 33 civilians
Blast kills top Afghan official
Politics
2008 2008
Politics
Rebellion
2008 2008
Rebellion
US probe: airstrike killed 33 civilians
2007
Coalition: 80 Taliban killed
Scores killed in fighting
US probes Afghan civilian deaths
NATO strike 'kills 25 civilians'
Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah killed
NATO raid 'kills 21 civilians'
Crime
2007 2007
Crime
Afghanistan expels top UN and EU officials
Karzai orders bomb deaths probe
Coalition: 80 Taliban killed
Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah killed
Troops kill 'scores of Taleban'
Karzai orders bomb deaths probe
US probes Afghan civilian deaths
NATO strike 'kills 25 civilians'
NATO raid 'kills 21 civilians'
2001
Taliban accuse U.S. of 'genocide'
Crime
2001 2001
Crime
Politics
2001 2001
Politics
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2001 2001
Rebellion
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2001 2001
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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   Crash of loaded truck in rugged northwestern Afghanistan kills 32 people   The truck was loaded with people and animals and was traveling through a mountainous rural area when it crashed in northwestern Afghanistan Afghanistan Indian consulate attack  The Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Herat has been attacked, and the area is surrounded by security forces   Afghan girl with suicide vest held


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  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 Sep.12       Afghan Taliban attack US consulate
Map of Herat Afghanistan  A suicide bomber had detonated explosives outside the building before dawn on Friday. Other fighters then opened fire 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 2013 Apr.3   Dozens dead in Afghan court attack  A suicide bomb and gun attack on a courthouse in western Afghanistan has left more than 50 people dead and 90 injured, most of them civilians

year 2012 Top ^

2012 Dec.9   Afghan police chief of Nimroz dies in bomb attack  Gen Mohammad Musa Rasuli, the police chief of Afghanistan's western Nimroz province, has been killed in a bomb attack, officials said 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.18   Woman beheads daughter-in-law for refusing prostitution  20-year-old Mah Gul had her head chopped off for refusing to prostitute herself - and one of the killers was her mother-in-law 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.17   Afghan policeman kills US troops  Two US soldiers have been shot dead by a local policeman in Afghanistan, officials for the international Nato-led force in the country say 2012 Aug.14   'Dozens killed' in Nimroz province  Thirty people have been killed and more than 100 others wounded in a series of suicide attacks in a city in south-western Afghanistan 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 Jul.23   Afghan policeman kills 3 Americans  An Afghan policeman opened fire at a training center. 3 victims were most probably trainers at the West Zone Police Training Center 2012 Apr.10   Suicide attack kills 14 in Afghanistan  The Taliban claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks on government facilities that killed at least 18 people and wounded 27 others 2012 Feb.20   3 Italian soldiers die in Afghanistan  A convoy of Italian forces and USAID workers were on their way to survey a dam, when they slid off the road in wet conditions 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.21   Huge poppy seed cache confiscated  Nearly half a million of pounds of opium poppy seeds have been confiscated during a joint raid by NATO and Afghan National Security forces 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 Oct.6   Afghans seize 19 tons of Iranian bombs  Authorities in southwestern Afghanistan have seized 19 tons of explosive devices that had been transferred across the border from Iran 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 Aug.29   Bodies of 5 campaign workers found  The bodies of five kidnapped parliamentary campaign workers were found in a remote district of Heart province 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.7   Afghans die in 'Nato air strike'  At least 8 Afghans working with US forces have been killed in an air strike in north-western Afghanistan 2009 Nov.6   2 U.S. paratroopers missing in Afghanistan  Two American paratroopers went missing on Wednesday during a'routine resupply mission in western Afghanistan' 2009 Nov.4   5 British soldiers shot dead  6 others were wounded when an Afghan National Police officer opened fire on them 2009 Oct.26     DEA among 14 dead in copter crashes  Three Drug Enforcement Administration personnel were among 14 Americans killed when three helicopters went down 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 Aug.2   Bomb blast hits city of Heart  A bomb attack has killed at least 12 people and injured at least 20 more. The attack had targeted a police convoy 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 May.20   U.S.: Airstrike deaths 'likely' accidental  U.S. military report: American airstrikes earlier this month during Afghanistan battle with Taliban militants may have killed up to 30 civilians 2009 Apr.14   Taliban 'kill love affair couple'  The Taliban have publicly killed a young couple who they said had tried to run away to get married 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.21   'Permanent Swat ceasefire agreed'  Pakistan has announced a 'permanent ceasefire' with Taleban rebels in the north-western valley of Swat   U.S.-led coalition kills 13 Afghan civilians  13 people, described by the U.S. military as 'noncombatants,' were killed earlier this week during a coalition operation 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.8     US probe: airstrike killed 33 civilians  A military probe has found that an airstrike in western Afghanistan killed at least 33 civilians last month; 5 to 7 civilian deaths initially reported 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 Jul.17   US bombing 'kills dozens'  Tribal elders: Dozens of Afghan civilians have been killed during aerial bombing by US forces in the western province 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 May.31   Afghan forces kill 100 militants  Security forces, aided by coalition troops, killed 100 suspected Taliban militants in a 2-day operation in southwestern Afghanistan 2008 May.27   12 dead as violence erupts  A roadside bomb struck a minibus in southwestern Afghanistan, killing eight civilians and wounding one 2008 May.22   3 dead in 'Quran shooting' protest  Two civilians and a Lithuanian soldier were killed when a protest outside a NATO base in western Afghanistan turned violent 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.24   Missing Italians freed  2 soldiers who were kidnapped in western Afghanistan over the weekend have been freed in an operation by NATO 2007 Sep.23   2 Italian military personnel missing  Two Italian personnel on a weekend patrol have disappeared in western Afghanistan 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 Apr.29   Troops kill 'scores of Taleban'  NATO-led forces and Afghan troops have killed 87 had been killed in a 14-hour battle in the western province of Heart 2007 Apr.5   French aid workers missing  200 Afghan police have been dispatched to search for 2 aid workers and their 3 Afghan staff missing in southwestern Afghanistan

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

year 2002 Top ^

2002 Aug.2   Ethnic fighting erupts  50 soldiers and civilians were killed in a battle between ethnic Tajiks and Pashtuns in western Afghanistan

year 2001 Top ^

2001 Oct.22   Taliban accuse U.S. of 'genocide'  Taliban said Monday that U.S. aircraft had bombed a hospital in Herat, killing up to 100 people