Rockets strikes kill two in Kabul
Tue 13 Oct 98 - 14:55 GMT
KABUL, Oct 13 (AFP) - Two villagers were killed Tuesday and at least five more wounded when a heavy rocket struck a village on the outskirts of Kabul, witnesses said.
Taliban ignore calls for peace as autumn offensive enters day 4
Tue 13 Oct 98 - 11:53 GMT
KABUL, Oct 13 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban militia Tuesday ignored international pleas for peace and pounded enemy strongholds held by arch-rival Ahmad Shah Masood on the eve of a meeting with a UN special envoy.
Kabul Rockets Kill Three, Taleban Advance Reported
11:23 a.m. Oct 13, 1998 Eastern
KABUL (Reuters) - Two rockets hit suburbs of the war-battered Afghan capital Kabul Tuesday, killing at least three civilians as the ruling Taleban militia reportedly made gains against its opponents in the north.
masood forces kill or capture 400 of taliban forces, spokesman says dushanbe, oct. 13, irna -- ahmad shah masood forces during the past two days have killed or captured about 400 of the taliban forces in an offensive
Afghan Taleban declares ban on landmines
12:55 p.m. Oct 13, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The leader of Afghanistan's ruling Taleban Islamic movement, Mullah Mohammad Omar, has banned landmines in the war-shattered country, an anti-mine group said on Tuesday.
FOCUS-Afghan Taleban release 10 Iranians - AIP
03:28 a.m. Oct 13, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic movement, which is locked in a tense standoff with Iran, released 10 Iranians on Tuesday, an Afghan news agency said.
UN Makes Exception to Meet Taliban
By Kathy Gannon
Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, October 13, 1998; 7:29 p.m. EDT
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- The United Nations made an exception to its ban on travel to Afghanistan to allow an envoy to meet the Taliban's reclusive leader and try to defuse a border standoff with Iran, a senior official said Tuesday.
UN Envoy To Visit Taleban In Afghanistan
01:28 a.m. Oct 13, 1998 Eastern
By Evelyn Leopold
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has agreed to have his special envoy to Afghanistan discuss with Taleban leaders Wednesday tensions with Iran and security for U.N. aid workers, a U.N. spokesman said.
Explosives-laden truck blows up outside former Cuban embassy in Kabul
Tue 13 Oct 98 - 08:03 GMT
KABUL, Oct 13 (AFP) - A truck laden with explosives blew up outside the former Cuban embassy in Kabul early Tuesday, witnesses said.
Taliban urge Masood supporters to revolt
Tue 13 Oct 98 - 09:33 GMT
KABUL, Oct 13 (AFP) - The Taliban Tuesday called on troops loyal to opposition leader Ahmad Shah Masood to defect and asked local farmers not to let their land be dug up to build fortifications.
Afghan Taleban asks UN stop Iran 'interference'
01:11 p.m Oct 13, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban militia urged the United Nations on Tuesday to stop alleged Iranian interference in Afghan affairs after Kyrgyzstan said it seized Iranian ammunition on its way to anti-Taleban forces.
Kyrgyz say seize Iran arms train bound for Masood
06:06 a.m. Oct 13, 1998 Eastern
By Olga Dzyubenko
BISHKEK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's secret police have seized about 700 tonnes of military ammunition on its way from Iran to Afghanistan's anti-Taleban opposition, National Security Minister Misir Ashirkulov said on Tuesday.
Bodies of Iranian envoys identified
The News: Jang
TEHRAN: The last three bodies of Iranian diplomats killed by Taleban militia have been identified, Iranian state television reported on Monday.
Taliban leaders hold talks with Pak officials
Tuesday 13th October, 1998
ISLAMABAD, NNI): The visiting senior Taliban leader Maulvi Wakeel Ahmed Mutawakil held talks with Pakistani officials at Foreign Office on Monday, official sources said.
Trilateral pact against Taleban signed
The News: jang
October 13, 1998
TASHKENT: With an eye on Afghanistan's Taleban militia, the presidents of Russia and Uzbekistan, Boris Yeltsin and Islam Karimov, signed a cooperation pact including military assistance in the Uzbek capital here on Monday.
Afghan Beard Code: Like Castro Si, Pavarotti No
By BARRY BEARAK
The New York Times
October 13, 1998
PUL-I-CHARKI, Afghanistan -- The commandant himself summoned them, so the inmates walked briskly across the dusty prison yard, these 75 men jailed here because they had illegally trimmed their beards.
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