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53 killed, 90 wounded in attack on Afghan compound

At least 53 people were killed and 90 others wounded Wednesday in an insurgent attack on an Afghanistan governor's compound where Taliban fighters were facing trial, local officials said. Nine insurgents with explosives strapped to their bodies stormed the compound in Farah province, bordering Iran, Reuters reported.


'True heroes' mourned after attack kills 30 US troops

'True heroes' mourned after attack kills 30 US troops

Insurgents shot down a helicopter in Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials said.


Car bomb in Pakistan marketplace kills 34

As Pakistani forces battle the Taliban, the militants' latest retaliatory attack in the Peshawar area continues a shift in strategy in which hard-to-secure city markets are targeted.

A car bomb blast tore through a crowded market in a city near Peshawar today and killed 34 people, the third terrorist attack to strike the area in three days.


Blast Rocks Crowded Market in Northwest Pakistan

A suicide bomber apparently targeting an anti-Taliban mayor struck the town of Adazai Sunday, killing the mayor and at least eight others, police said.


Bomber Strikes Market in Pakistan, at Least 40 Killed

Bomber Strikes Market in Pakistan, at Least 40 Killed

A homicide bomber killed at least 40 people in an attack on a military vehicle at a market in northwest Pakistan on Monday as the Taliban claimed responsibility for a weekend siege on the army's headquarters.


Pakistani Taliban Admit Chief Mehsud Is Dead

Two commanders of the Pakistani Taliban say the militants' top leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead. They say he died from wounds from a U.S. missile strike.


Missile Kills Pakistani Taliban Chief's Wife

Two Pakistani intelligence and one army official said Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike in northeastern Pakistan had killed a wife of top Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.


U.S. disputes Afghan civilian casualty figures frome earlier clash

The U.S. military said Wednesday at least 20 civilians and 60 insurgents died in a disputed U.S.-Taliban clash earlier this month, ...


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