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Afghanistan

The distrust continues

VIOLENCE on both sides of the Pak-Afghan border continues. It is a dangerous trend that has evolved in recent years with no end in sight. As the foreign ministries of the two countries sparred over the implications of Punjabi Taliban leader Asmatullah Muawiya's announcement that his group will no longer commit violence inside Pakistan, but continues to believe in jihad elsewhere, Pakistani security personnel came under attack from Afghan-based anti-Pakistan militants. While a further escalation in tensions seems unlikely —...

Booters eyeing 2nd round

Booters eyeing 2nd round

After Bangladesh's brilliant victory against Afghanistan in the group opener followed by the draw between favourites Uzbekistan and Hong Kong, the players are dreaming of making it to the 16-team second round of the Asian Games for the first time. With the initial target of beating Afghanistan achieved, the players are resolute about qualifying...

17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014

Booters stun Afghanistan

Booters stun Afghanistan

Bangladesh got off to a brilliant start in the Asian Games as they stunned South Asian powerhouse Afghanistan 1-0 in their Group B opener at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon, South Korea yesterday. Captain Mamunul Islam struck the decisive goal in the 83rd minute of the match to give Bangladesh their first win in...

17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014

'Best goal of my life'

'Best goal of my life'

Bangladesh skipper Mamunul Islam termed yesterday's goal against South Asian powerhouse Afghanistan as the best goal of his career and the most significant moment of his football life. The 28-year-old midfielder ran straight to the Bangladesh dug out and celebrated with coach Lodewijk de Kruif and the rest of his teammates after driving a powerful left-footed shot from outside the box to beat Afghanistan goalkeeper Mansur Faqiryar in the 83rd minute of the match, “This is the best goal of my career and probably the most significant moment of my life,” said the skilful midfielder who was soaked with emotions as he led his teammates into the dressing room at the...

Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Kabul

Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Kabul

A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the US embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. The attack near the heavily fortified embassy comes amid a months-long political...

Asian Games: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan 1-0

Asian Games: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan 1-0

Bangladesh U-23 national team made a winning start in their Asian Games campaign when they beat Afghanistan 1-0 at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon, South Korea today. Skipper Mamunul Islam scored the winning goal in the 84th minute of the match with a low drive from the edge of the box. Afghanistan, who are 31...

$1tn rare minerals found in Afghanistan

Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, top science news website Live Science reports quoting US scientists. Afghanistan is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The US Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after US-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in...

$1tn in rare minerals found under Afghanistan

$1tn in rare minerals found under Afghanistan

Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, top science news website Live Science reports quoting US scientists. Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited...

Afghanistan Taliban kill 10 in Ghazni government compound

Afghanistan Taliban kill 10 in Ghazni government compound

Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan government compound in the eastern town of Ghazni killing at least 10 people, officials say. Eight security personnel and two civilians were among the dead, police say, with all 19 attackers also killed. Gunmen detonated two truck bombs as they blasted their way in to attack police and intelligence...

6 killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency

6 killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency

At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and Taliban gunmen attacked an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday, officials said. Heavy fighting was continuing between the Taliban and Afghan security forces hours after the attack on the Jalalabad headquarters...

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