Logar Province

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After Many Attempts on His Life, Karzai Confidant Killed

Arsallah Jamal was chief of Logar province

(Newser) - A bomb planted inside a mosque killed the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Logar province as he was delivering a speech this morning to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. The explosion at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam killed Governor Arsallah Jamal and wounded... More »

8 Afghan Workers Killed en Route to US Base

Deadliest attack since Ramadan started

(Newser) - Eight Afghan workers were shot and killed as they headed to work on a US military base, the BBC reports. Local officials say the Taliban was behind the attacks. The civilian workers "were forced out of their car and taken about 200 meters off (the) road to a nearby... More »

Taliban Seizes Hostages in Afghanistan Chopper Crash

Turkish civilians feared in hands of militants

(Newser) - The passengers and crew of a civilian helicopter are believed to have been seized by Taliban members after being forced to make an emergency landing in a militant-controlled area of eastern Afghanistan. Local authorities say there were around 11 people on board, including the foreign pilots and around seven Turkish... More »

NATO: Sorry for Killing Families

General acknowledges that Afghan strike did kill more than dozen civilians

(Newser) - The commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan apologized today for civilian deaths in a coalition airstrike earlier this week—the first confirmation by NATO forces that civilians were killed in the operation. Marine Gen. John Allen flew to Logar province to personally deliver his regrets to villagers and... More »

Afghans: NATO Strike Hit Wedding, Killed 18 Civilians

Including 7 children, 5 women

(Newser) - A NATO airstrike hit a wedding in Afghanistan's volatile Baraki Barak district and killed 18 civilians, Afghan officials and villagers said today, and they offered bodies as proof of their story. An AP photographer saw villagers pile the corpses of seven children, five women, and six men into vans.... More »

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