August 10th, 2010
10:18 AM ET

Report: More women, children killed by Taliban

The human cost of the Afghan conflict is escalating, with killings and attacks on children by the Taliban and other insurgent groups soaring, the United Nations said in a report released Tuesday.

"Afghan children and women are increasingly bearing the brunt of this conflict," says Staffan de Mistura, special representative of the U.N. secretary-general.

"They are being killed and injured in their homes and communities in greater numbers than ever before." FULL POST

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August 10th, 2010
10:15 AM ET

Suicide bombers attack Kabul guest house

Two suicide bombers attacked a guest house in central Kabul Tuesday, killing three people, said Afghanistan's Interior Ministry.

The house in the Taimani neighborhood was being used by a British security company, a local security service staff member told CNN. FULL POST

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August 10th, 2010
10:14 AM ET
August 10th, 2010
10:10 AM ET

Man who impregnated widow in Taliban detention

A man accused of having sex with a widow and impregnating her remained in Taliban detention Tuesday, his future unclear.

The 47-year-old woman, Sanam Gul, also known as Sanam Bibi, was killed in Badghis province in western Afghanistan Saturday morning, said Ashrafuddin Majidi, the provincial governor's spokesman.

A Taliban commander carried out the execution, shooting the woman in her head, said Hashim Habibi, the district governor of Qades, which is located in the province.

Gul had been widowed for four years. She was accused of adultery for her relationship with the unnamed man, said Abdul Jabar, the provincial police chief. FULL POST