Helmand, Afghanistan Newswire

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  1. SIGAR: 3 Army officers should be disciplined over $36M command centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Stars and Stripes

    The Regional Command-Southwest Command and Control Facility is a 64,000-square-foot structure built for $36 million to serve as command headquarters at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand, Afghanistan, despite the objections of senior officers. It likely will never be used by the U.S. military.

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  2. US Embassy: 1 American dead in Afghanistan guesthouse attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan said one U.S. citizen has been killed in an attack on a Kabul guesthouse. The embassy said in an email statement issued Wednesday that it can confirm reports a U.S. citizen was killed in the attack and it extended condolences to the victim's family.

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  3. Afghan police: Guesthouse siege ends with 5 dead, 6 woundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    Officials say gunmen have attacked a g... KABUL, Afghanistan - Gunmen stormed a guesthouse in the Afghan capital as it hosted a party for foreigners, and authorities said five people, including an American, were killed during an hourslong siege that ended early Thursday morning. Six people were wounded and 54 hostages rescued.

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  4. Gunmen kill seven in attack on Afghan councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | The Nation

    Gunmen opened fire on a gathering of Afghan Muslim clerics in the southern province of Helmand, killing seven people, police said on Wednesday. The Ulema Council, the highest religious authority in a deeply conservative country, came under attack after it had repeatedly announced its support for security forces fighting the hardline Taliban insurgents.

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  5. Some Struggles for AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Daily Kos

    I went to Kabul, Afghanistan, in March to see old friends. By chance, I arrived the day after a woman had been beaten to death and burned by a mob of young men.

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  6. Gunmen storm Afghan guesthouse, 16 people rescuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Al Bawaba

    A police officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the police and military were engaged in a battle with at least four attackers. Later in the evening, security forces stormed the property and sporadic gunfire could be heard.

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  7. U.S. Embassy: American citizen killed in Afghanistan attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Gunmen stormed a guesthouse in the Afghan capital as it hosted a party for foreigners Wednesday night, and the U.S. Embassy said one American was killed. A witness said as many as several dozen people were believed held captive.

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  8. US citizen among five people killed in Afghanistan after gunmen...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Mail on Sunday

    Gunmen stormed the Park Palace Hotel, near UN compound, at 8.30pm local time - shortly before a concert for Indian, Turkish and American guests An American citizen is one of five people killed in Afghanistan after gunmen stormed and occupied a guesthouse before a concert for foreign officials, the US Embassy has confirmed. More than 60 people were held hostage in Kabul's Park Palace Hotel - near the United Nations compounds - for five hours on Wednesday night as police attempted to stage rescue efforts.

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  9. American citizen killed after gunmen storm Afghan guesthouse party: U.S. EmbassyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | The Baltimore Sun

    Afghan security forces inspect the site of a Park Palace Hotel attack by Taliban militants in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 13, 2015. Afghan security forces inspect the site of a Park Palace Hotel attack by Taliban militants in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 13, 2015.

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  10. Gunmen attack government compound in Afghanistan, kill 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Gunmen attacked a government compound in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, setting off hours of clashes in which at least 10 people, including four police, were killed, officials said. Another 12 people were wounded in the attack in the city of Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, according to Deputy Gov. Mohammed Jon Rasouli .

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  11. .com | Three killed in militant siege on Afghan mosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | News24

    At least three people were killed on Wednesday when a gunfight erupted between Afghan police and heavily armed militants holed up inside a mosque in southern Afghanistan, as the Taliban's annual spring offensive ground on. It was not immediately clear if the gunmen were holding hostages inside the mosque as the gun battle was still ongoing in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the volatile poppy-rich province of Helmand.

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  12. Seven killed as gunmen storm government office in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Newkerala.com

    At least seven people were killed and seven wounded when gunmen opened fire in a government office in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, an official source said. Two gunmen attacked the Haj and religious affairs department in provincial capital Lashkar Gah at around 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday which is located near the governor's house.

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  13. Gunmen attack government compound in Afghanistan, kill 7Read the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Dr. Ghulam Jilani, a medic at a local hospital, said the attack in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, wounded another five police and two civilians. Habiba Sadat, a member of parliament from Helmand, confirmed the attack and said the assailants were still clashing with security forces.

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  14. Gunmen kill seven in attack on Muslim council in Afghan south - policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Gunmen opened fire on a gathering of Afghan Muslim clerics in the southern province of Helmand, killing seven people, police said on Wednesday. LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: Gunmen opened fire on a gathering of Afghan Muslim clerics in the southern province of Helmand, killing seven people, police said on Wednesday.

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  15. Several Killed In Attack On Afghan MosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Weekday Magazine

    Reports say several people have been killed in a gunfight between Afghan police and heavily armed militants holed up inside a mosque in southern Afghanistan. It was not immediately clear if the gunmen were holding hostages inside the mosque as the gun battle was still ongoing in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province.

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  16. Gunmen kill seven in attack on Muslim council in Afghan south: policeRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Reuters

    Gunmen opened fire on a gathering of Afghan Muslim clerics in the southern province of Helmand, killing seven people, police said on Wednesday. The Ulemma Council, the highest religious authority in a deeply conservative country, came under attack after it had repeatedly announced its support for security forces fighting the hard-line Islamist Taliban insurgents.

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  17. Officials: Gunmen attack government compound in southern Afghanistan, killing 7Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Fox News

    Dr. Ghulam Jilani, a medic at a local hospital, said the attack in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, wounded another five police and two civilians. Habiba Sadat, a member of parliament from Helmand, confirmed the attack and said the assailants were still clashing with security forces.

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  18. Barrie Hudson meets James Brett who is bringing peace to fruition with his fruit barsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | This is Wiltshire

    Afghan farmers harvest raw opium on a poppy field in the village of Bawri, outside of Lashkar Gah, Helmand, southern Afghanistan IT'S not every new fruit bar that comes with the blessing of a former president and a princess, but James Brett's does. James is the founder of Plant for Peace, a charity devoted to wiping out the Afghan opium trade by enabling farmers to switch to other crops such as pomegranates, mulberries and almonds.

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  19. The deadly blooms of Helmand: The opium crop provides the main income ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | The Independent

    The income from opium can beat that from conventional crops twelve-fold, and comes with protection courtesy of the Taliban Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Ghulam Hassan is in the mood to celebrate Eid, the biggest religious festival of the Afghan year, three months early.

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  20. Kandahar city power project in jeopardy as USAID prepares to pull plugRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | EurActiv.com

    According to current plans, when the US Agency for International Development withdraws funding for power in Kandahar city later this year, it will also pull the plug on thousands of factories and homes, potentially aiding the Taliban , which until 2001 had its stronghold in Kandahar. The US's Kandahar Bridging Solution is set to end in September.

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