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  Karzai was warned of assassination plot  President was warned of a weekend assassination plot against him; failings by the security services allowed militants to launch the attack Afghans appalled Marines not charged  Afghan officials expressed outrage at the decision by the U.S. military not to charge Marines involved in a shooting that left 19 Afghan civilians... Remote-controlled bomb kills 1, injures 5   Karzai issues warning to Pakistan  Afghan President warned his troops would take their battle against Taliban across the border into Pakistan to prevent them launching attacks UN to urge revamp of Afghan aid Karzai orders probe into deadly U.S. strike  Afghan President has ordered an inquiry into allegations that 15 civilians were killed in a U.S. military strike targeting militants   Car blast kills 41, including Indian envoys  A car bomb went off on a crowded street near the Indian Embassy, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 100   Obama opens foreign tour
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Afghanistan vetoes Ashdown envoy role   Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip  US Secretary of State and UK Foreign Secretary have arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit   Karzai denies tensions with West   President Hamid Karzai has played down tensions over the role of foreign countries operating in Afghanistan. He expressed gratitude to NATO   Car bomb attack kills six   A car pulled up at airport road alongside an armoured vehicle used by coalition forces during rush hour and exploded   President flees ceremony attack
Afghanistan appeals for food aid  Afghanistan is appealing to the international community to provide extra supplies of wheat to alleviate a shortage   Taliban attack luxury hotel


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  The Taliban say 4 of their fighters have attacked the luxury Serena hotel, popular with foreign visitors.    At least five people and a suicide bomber were killed. The de...
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  Hamid Karzai and other quickly scrambled toward safety when the sound of gunfire and explosions interrupted a military ceremony
 Security forces whisked Karzai away from the scene and hundreds of people fled as shots rang out. He and other dignitaries were safe. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which happened at a Mujahideen Day ceremony to mark 16 years since the overthrow of the country's Soviet-backed rule
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  US Democratic presidential contender, who flew to Kabul as part of a US congressional team, is at the start of a high-profile international tour
Jul.20     Obama meets with Afghan president
  Sen. Barack Obama said that U.S. needs to focus on Afghanistan in its battle against terrorism and that troop levels must increase in Afghanistan.    Speaking during his first trip to the country, Obama cal...


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Aug.18 Independence Day threats 'credible' Aug.19   10 French soldiers killed in fighting
  100 insurgents attacked a patrol near the Afghan capital. 21 other soldiers were wounded in the fighting in the Sarobi area in Kabul province
    Sarkozy arrives in Kabul
  Nicolas Sarkozy has arrived to support French troops a day after one of the deadliest attacks on France's forces abroad Aug.24   Karzai fires commanders over civil. Deaths  Afghan President has fired two military commanders in the wake of a U.S. airstrike in western Afghanistan that killed 89 civilians

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Sep.17     U.S. apologizes for Afghan civilian deaths  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates apologized for recent U.S. airstrikes that have killed civilians in Afghanistan

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Oct.5   Afgh. General: Politics needed to end war
  Minister of defense Abdul Rahim Wardak: Political and economic solutions are needed alongside military might to help end the fighting in Afghanistan

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Nov.5     Karzai appeals to Obama over deaths  The U.S. military was investigating claims a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan hit a wedding causing civilian deaths Nov.26   Karzai defends Taliban peace move
  Afghan President has defended his peace 'overtures' to some militants but emphasized the fight against terror groups like al Qaeda must continue   Four killed in blast near U.S. Embassy  A suicide car bomb blast, targeting a military convoy, killed four people and wounded 15 others

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Dec.8     Taliban 'noose' around Kabul  International Council on Security and Development: The insurgency is widening its presence in Afghanistan and 'closing a noose around Kabul' Dec.14     Bush hails Afghan 'hopeful gains'   US President is in Afghanistan on a surprise visit, his last before stepping down. He addressed US troops base before holding talks with Kar...





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Afghans appalled Marines not charged  Afghan officials expressed outrage at the decision by the U.S. military not to charge Marines involved in a shooting that left 19 Afghan civilians... Karzai orders probe into deadly U.S. strike  Afghan President has ordered an inquiry into allegations that 15 civilians were killed in a U.S. military strike targeting militants 10 French soldiers killed in fighting




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  100 insurgents attacked a patrol near the Afghan capital. 21 other soldiers were wounded in the fighting in the Sarobi area in Kabul province
Aug.24 Karzai fires commanders over civil. Deaths  Afghan President has fired two military commanders in the wake of a U.S. airstrike in western Afghanistan that killed 89 civilians Sep.17   U.S. apologizes for Afghan civilian deaths  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates apologized for recent U.S. airstrikes that have killed civilians in Afghanistan Oct.5 Afgh. General: Politics needed to end war
  Minister of defense Abdul Rahim Wardak: Political and economic solutions are needed alongside military might to help end the fighting in Afghanistan Nov.26 Karzai defends Taliban peace move
  Afghan President has defended his peace 'overtures' to some militants but emphasized the fight against terror groups like al Qaeda must continue Dec.8   Taliban 'noose' around Kabul  International Council on Security and Development: The insurgency is widening its presence in Afghanistan and 'closing a noose around Kabul'



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2008 Jan.4 Afghanistan appeals for food aid  Afghanistan is appealing to the international community to provide extra supplies of wheat to alleviate a shortage



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2008 Jan.14   Taliban attack luxury hotel
  The Taliban say 4 of their fighters have attacked the luxury Serena hotel, popular with foreign visitors.    At least five people and a suicide bomber were killed. The de...
Mar.12   Car bomb attack kills six   A car pulled up at airport road alongside an armoured vehicle used by coalition forces during rush hour and exploded Apr.26   President flees ceremony attack
  Hamid Karzai and other quickly scrambled toward safety when the sound of gunfire and explosions interrupted a military ceremony
 Security forces whisked Karzai away from the scene and hundreds of people fled as shots rang out. He and other dignitaries were safe. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which happened at a Mujahideen Day ceremony to mark 16 years since the overthrow of the country's Soviet-backed rule
Apr.29   Karzai was warned of assassination plot  President was warned of a weekend assassination plot against him; failings by the security services allowed militants to launch the attack May.31 Remote-controlled bomb kills 1, injures 5 Jul.6   Car blast kills 41, including Indian envoys  A car bomb went off on a crowded street near the Indian Embassy, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 100 Aug.18 Independence Day threats 'credible' Nov.26 Four killed in blast near U.S. Embassy  A suicide car bomb blast, targeting a military convoy, killed four people and wounded 15 others



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2008 Jan.4 Afghanistan appeals for food aid  Afghanistan is appealing to the international community to provide extra supplies of wheat to alleviate a shortage Jan.26 Afghanistan vetoes Ashdown envoy role
Feb.6   Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip  US Secretary of State and UK Foreign Secretary have arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Feb.7   Karzai denies tensions with West   President Hamid Karzai has played down tensions over the role of foreign countries operating in Afghanistan. He expressed gratitude to NATO May.24 Afghans appalled Marines not charged  Afghan officials expressed outrage at the decision by the U.S. military not to charge Marines involved in a shooting that left 19 Afghan civilians... Jun.15   Karzai issues warning to Pakistan  Afghan President warned his troops would take their battle against Taliban across the border into Pakistan to prevent them launching attacks Jul.5 UN to urge revamp of Afghan aid Jul.6 Karzai orders probe into deadly U.S. strike  Afghan President has ordered an inquiry into allegations that 15 civilians were killed in a U.S. military strike targeting militants Jul.19   Obama opens foreign tour
  US Democratic presidential contender, who flew to Kabul as part of a US congressional team, is at the start of a high-profile international tour
Jul.20   Obama meets with Afghan president
  Sen. Barack Obama said that U.S. needs to focus on Afghanistan in its battle against terrorism and that troop levels must increase in Afghanistan.    Speaking during his first trip to the country, Obama cal...
Aug.19   Sarkozy arrives in Kabul  Nicolas Sarkozy has arrived to support French troops a day after one of the deadliest attacks on France's forces abroad Aug.24 Karzai fires commanders over civil. Deaths  Afghan President has fired two military commanders in the wake of a U.S. airstrike in western Afghanistan that killed 89 civilians Oct.5 Afgh. General: Politics needed to end war  Minister of defense Abdul Rahim Wardak: Political and economic solutions are needed alongside military might to help end the fighting in Afghanistan Nov.5   Karzai appeals to Obama over deaths  The U.S. military was investigating claims a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan hit a wedding causing civilian deaths Nov.26 Karzai defends Taliban peace move  Afghan President has defended his peace 'overtures' to some militants but emphasized the fight against terror groups like al Qaeda must continue Dec.14   Bush hails Afghan 'hopeful gains'   US President is in Afghanistan on a surprise visit, his last before stepping down. He addressed US troops base before holding talks with Kar...