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Kandahar News

22 civilians killed in suicide blasts in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Kandahar - 22 people were killed when 2 suicide blasts occurred in a market area several kilometers from Kandahar Air Field, used by the U.S.-led coalition.

U.S. troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024

The plan was for the U.S. to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by 2014. However, this withdrawal may not be as full as planned.

Bales' lawyers blocked from massacre investigation

Lawyers for Robert Bales, accused of the massacre of 17 Afghan citizens on March 11 are blaming the U.S. for blocking the team from interviewing witnesses in Kandahar.

Karzai 'at end of rope', indicted soldier flying home to U.S.

Kabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has slammed Washington over its lack of cooperation in the probe into the killing of 16 Afghan civilians and the soldier is flown back to the USA.

Up to 20 U.S. troops involved in Kandahar massacre — Afghan probe

Kandahar - Up to 20 U.S. troops have been implicated in the massacre of 16 civilians in Kandahar on Sunday morning, the Afghan parliamentary investigation team reports.

Taliban vows revenge against 'sick minded American savages'

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have vowed to take revenge against "sick minded American savages" following the murderous rampage of a U.S. soldier who shot 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children.

Canada ends military presence in Kandahar Province

The Canadian flag has been lowered in Kandahar Province for the last time since it went up in August 2005 at a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield. The troops' mission, Operation ATHENA, in southern Afghanistan region is over.

Suicide bomber kills mayor of Kandahar city

Mayor Ghulam Haidar Hamidi was killed by a suicide bomber on Wednesday. A spokesman for the mayor said the bomb was detonated in a hallway outside the mayor of Kandahar's office.

Kandahar Mayor killed in suicide bombing by turban assassin

Kandahar - Kandahar city Mayor Ghulam Haidar Hameedi, a strong ally of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, has been killed in a suicide attack. This is the third Karzai ally killed this month by insurgent assassins.

Tim Horton's withdrawing from Kandahar in October

Kandahar - A few months after the majority of Canada's soldiers withdraw from Afghanistan, the Tim Horton's franchise in Kandahar will also close up shop.

Canadian troops complete final Afghanistan offensive

Kandahar - With the conclusion of a two-week operation in southern Kandahar province, Canadian troops have completed their final battlefield offensive of the War in Afghanistan.

Kandahar Deputy Mayor shot dead by Taliban in mosque

Kandahar - The Deputy Mayor of Kandahar was shot dead when he was praying at a nearby mosque. Gunmen shot him with a pistol as he and others were praying in unison.

Afghan protests turn deadly in Helmand Province

Allegations arose this past week that the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) shot eight civilians Tuesday. The Afghans were protesting the alleged burning of a Koran during a drug raid on Jan 10th.

British fighter jet crashes at Kandahar base

A British fighter jet crashed inside NATO's largest base in southern Afghanistan. This was the second major crash there in two days.

Canadian Prime Minister Makes Surprise Afghanistan Trip

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made a surprise trip to Kandahar Airfield on Thursday. While visiting the troops he warned that the increase of NATO troops in the area will lead to more violence.

Taliban Bombing Has Increased

Canadian soldiers have been particularly targeted by the Taliban, according to a Taliban spokesman. He said that earlier this month insurgents were in the process of a campaign to target coalition forces, particularly Canadians.

Kandahar Airfield hit by two rockets

Late sunday night shortly after 9:00 pm two rebel rockets slammed into Kandahar Airfield causing no damage or casualties
 

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