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  1. Quick-thinking officer saves soldier's life while under fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Darlington and Stockton Times

    AN Army officer has been honoured for helping to save the life of an injured soldier during a firefight in Afghanistan . Major Alasdair Grant treated the soldier at the scene and got him on a helicopter in 18 minutes and in hospital within 38 minutes - all while under sustained enemy fire.

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  2. ShareRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Daily Star

    TRIBUTE: Pte Christopher Kershaw's dad Brian and stepmum Sharon are campaigning for a street sign in his honour [nbpress] Christopher was just 19 when the armoured Warrior jeep he was driving hit a roadside bomb in Lashkar Gah in 2012. His dad Brian and stepmum Sharon, from Idle, West Yorkshire, have asked Bradford Council to name a street after Christopher and the Daily Star Sunday is backing them all the way.

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  3. War artist's work proves popular with Mima visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Northern Echo

    ... Derek Eland spent as an Official War Artist in 2011, where he was embedded with the British Army in Helmand, Afghanistan . While there, Eland created a Diary Room for frontline soldiers, from both British and Afghan forces, providing them with blank ...

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  4. The World in BriefRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | NWAonline

    Chad has circulated a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council that would endorse military action by a five-nation African force against Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. The draft was circulated as the Nigerian military, bolstered by forces from neighboring countries, has regained towns and cities held by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

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  5. Car bomb targeting Afghan officials kills 7 civiliansRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | SFGate

    A powerful car bomb rocked the capital of Helmand province Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding more than 45 in an attack aimed at a gathering of officials in a secure Afghan government compound. The explosion took place near the provincial governor's offices in Lashkar Gah, devastating several buildings in the area including a meeting hall and parts of a neighboring government media center.

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  6. Seven killed in Afghan truck bomb blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Nation

    KANDAHAR : A Taliban truck bomb targeting senior provincial officials Wednesday killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives-rigged truck near a complex that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council and the deputy provincial police chief in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, a senior local official said.

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  7. 7 killed, 41 hurt in Afghan truck bomb: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The China Post

    A Taliban truck bomb targeting senior provincial officials Wednesday killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan, where the military has been battling insurgents since last month, officials said. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives-rigged truck near a complex that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council and the deputy provincial police chief in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, a senior local official said.

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  8. Car bombing in southern Afghanistan kills at least seven peopleRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Los Angeles Times

    Mohammad Jan Rassoulyar, acting deputy governor, said the car bomber crashed his vehicle into the exterior of the building in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital. When he enrolled five years ago in the International School of Kabul, Faisal Yousufi, now 18, thought he had a bright future.

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  9. 7 dead in suicide attack at Afghanistan gov't compoundRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Fox News

    A massive car bomb attack on the governor's compound in southern Helmand province on Wednesday killed at least seven people and wounded 43, officials said. The governor's spokesman was among several bureaucrats hurt in the attack in the volatile southern city of Lashkar Gah.

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  10. Seven killed, 20 injured in Afghanistan suicide bombingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    An Afghan official says a massive car bomb has killed seven people and wounded 20 in an attack on the governor's compound in Helmand province. Provincial police chief Nabi Jan Mullahkheil says the blast in the volatile southern city of Lashkar Gah on Wednesday happened when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at the back wall of the governor's compound and the adjacent residence of the head of the provincial council.

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  11. Seven Killed, Scores Wounded In Taliban Truck-Bomb BlastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Weekday Magazine

    Afghan officials say a Taliban truck bomb targeting senior provincial officials killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in the southern Helmand Province. Deputy Provincial Governor Mohammad Jan Rasolyar said the truck bomb exploded in the provincial capital, Laskar Gah, near a compound that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council, and the deputy provincial police chief.

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  12. Afghan official says at least 7 dead in suicide blastRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | WTVC

    An Afghan official says a massive car bomb has killed seven people and wounded 20 in an attack on the governor's compound in Helmand province. Provincial police chief Nabi Jan Mullahkheil says the blast in the volatile southern city of Lashkar Gah on Wednesday happened when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at the back wall of the governor's compound and the adjacent residence of the head of the provincial council.

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  13. Seven killed in Helmand blast amid Afghan forces offensiveRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    Seven people were killed and 20 wounded on Wednesday when a truck exploded outside the governor's compound in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, officials said, amid a major operation by Afghan forces to clear Taliban fighters. The explosives had been loaded onto a small truck that was parked outside the compound in Lashkar Gah, Helmand's capital, said Farid Ahmad Obaidi, a spokesman for Helmand's police chief.

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  14. Civilians killed in suicide attack in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Al Jazeera

    A suicide bomber has killed at least seven civilians and wounded 41 others in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, where the military has been battling rebels since last month, officials said. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives-rigged truck near a complex that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council and the deputy provincial police chief in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, a senior local official said on Wednesday.

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  15. Afghan army kills commander of Islamic State affiliateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Newsday

    The Afghan army killed a militant commander who had claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group, the Ministry of Defense said on Monday. In an operation in the southern Helmand province, long a hotbed of insurgent activity, Hafiz Wahidi and nine of his men were killed, the ministry said in a statement.

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  16. Day in Photos: One Year Anniversary of Crimea Annexation, Spring...Read the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | US News & World Report

    An Afghan man carries a wounded girl at the site of a suicide attack that killed civilians and a policeman in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Police fire water cannons to disperse demonstrators in New Delhi rallying against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's land reforms, which they say will harm the country's farming industry.

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  17. Six killed in Afghanistan suicide attackRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | Newkerala.com

    A suicide car bomb rocked the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand on Monday, killing six persons, including the bomber, on the spot and injuring two others, a security official said. "A terrorist riding an explosives-laden car blew it up next to a police checkpoint outside provincial capital Lashkar Gah at 4.50 p.m. today killing himself and five others, including two policemen and three civilians, including a child," the official told Xinhua news agency but refused to be named, saying authorised officials would brief the media after investigation.

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  18. Casualties reported as suicide car bomb rocks Afghan southern townRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | Xinhuanet

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Some people were killed and some others injured as a suicide car bomb rocked Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah in south Afghanistan on Monday, spokesman of provincial government Omar Zawak said.

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  19. Queen leads nation's tributes to fallen heroes - including Barrow soldiersRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 14 | North-West Evening Mail

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  20. Officer's tribute to Afghan victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Hampshire Chronicle

    A soldier carries a folded Union flag under his arm as he prepares to board the last Chinook helicopter to leave Camp Bastion, Helmand Province in Afghanistan Friends and colleagues who died fighting in Afghanistan may be gone but will not be forgotten, an Army officer said ahead of a national service of commemoration for all those who were killed and fought in the conflict. Captain Gary Barrow, who completed three Afghan tours, said the St Paul's Cathedral memorial was a fitting tribute to all those were served during the 13-year campaign.

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