Timeline of Afghanistan (May 2004)
This is a
timeline of the history of Afghanistanin May 2004. The list is not complete and you are welcome to expand it.
May 2, 2004"
About 60 U.S. troops in
Afghanistanstrayed into Pakistanand searched the village of Alwara Mandiin a night time operation. The incursion was accidental and lasted only 25 minutes.
May 3, 2004"
Afghan National Armysoldiers were found dead in southern Afghanistanafter being abducted in two rebel raids. Five soldiers were found dead on a mountainside in Niamashien districtof Kandahar province; five soldiers were found dead in the Sur Ghoganarea.
May 5, 2004"
The U.S. sent 2,000 Marines from the 22nd MEU (SOC) to the area around
Tirin Kot, 250 miles southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Sixty prisoners as a first wave of suspected
Talibanprisoners were moved from Sheberghan prisonto the Pul-e-Charkhi jailoutside Kabul, Afghanistan. Many of them were suffering from tuberculosis. About 900 prisoners staged a riot in the prison a week earlier, protesting their conditions. They were being held without scheduled trials.
Sixty members of the
Hawaii Army National Guard's 193rd Aviation left for Afghanistanto replace U.S. soldiers from their unit who were in Kandaharsince August, 2003.
Two British contractors working for
Global Risk Strategiesand their Afghan driver were killed by members of the Talibanin an attack in the Mandol districtof Nuristan region, 200km east of the capital Kabul, Afghanistan. The contractors were assisting the United Nationprepare for the upcoming elections.
U.S. troops searched houses in
Pakistani territory, against the wishes of Pakistan.
May 7, 2004"
Afghan National Armysoldiers were wounded and two were killed in an attack by Talibanforces on a district building in Shah Wali Kot, just north of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Moscow, Russia, Afghan foreign minister Abdullah Abdullahmet with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrovand Russian National Security Council Secretary Igor Ivanovto discuss key issues, including the settlement of Afghanistan's Soviet-era debt and the provision of regional security.
Zabul province, Afghanistan, U.S. forces captured at least 25 militants, including a Talibancommander, Mullah Rozi Khan.
May 8, 2004"
Four Afghan election staff workers survived the explosion of their
Jeepnear Grabawa, Nangarhar province. Their driver was slightly injured.
May 9, 2004"
Two foreigners (about 30 years old and wearing Afghan clothes) were found dead in a park in west
Kabul, Afghanistan. One had been beaten with bricks or stones; the other had been strangled. One of the foreigners was carrying a Swiss passport.
May 10, 2004"
Interim Afghan president
Hamid Karzaivisited Heratto negotiated with Ismail Khanregarding disarmament. Karzai traveled via a U.S. C-130 military transport plane and was guarded by U.S. bodyguards.
Afghan National Armysoldiers were killed by rebels on a highway near Shahjoyin Zabul province, Afghanistan.
Afghan National Armyvehicle was ambushed near Qalat, Afghanistan. Its driver was shot and wounded.
May 11, 2004"
Kabul, Afghanistan, an ISAFpeacekeeper was slightly injured by a rocket fired into the ISAF main base.
May 12, 2004"
Kabul, a 17-year-old Afghan man was killed and another injured when their motorcycle with three people aboard struck a trailer towed by a Canadian army truck. The motorcycle attempted to pass a convoy of Canadian military vehicles headed for the airport.
U.S. troops killed five suspected
Talibanrebels and arrested five more during a clash the Paj Kotalmountain pass region of Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
May 15, 2004"
Girishkin Helmand province, Afghanistan, rebels attacked a U.S.-led coalition combat patrol, killing one U.S. soldier (Chief Warrant Officer Bruce E. Price) and wounding two others. Two men were detained; they were allegedly brothers of Mullah Abdul Ghafoor.
Helmand province, Afghanistan, U.S. forces defused a bomb at a bridge.
Panjwayi districtof Kandahar province, Afghanistan, local police seized 80 AK-47s smuggled in an oil transport truck. Two of the arrested men were alleged to be brothers of Mullah Shirien.
May 17, 2004"
Islamabad, Pakistan, finance ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistanand the deputy secretary of the United States Department of Treasury John B. Taylormet to review economic developments in the region.
Farah, Afghanistan, night letters were scattered warning people not to register to vote "or they will be punished."
May 18, 2004"
Doha, Qatar, an international two-day forum opened to discuss financial, technical and personnel-related aid to Afghan police. Representatives of governmental organizations from over 20 countries were in attendance.
Seoul, South Korea, the Korea Resources Corporationsigned a memorandum of understanding with Afghanistanon cooperation in developing mineral resources.
Former King of
Afghanistan Mohammad Zahir Shahwas brought to a hospital in the United Arab Emiratesbecause of nose bleeding caused by heat. He was reported in stable condition.
May 19, 2004"
Shindandand Farah, Afghanistan, rebels ambushed a police car, and killed two officers returning home from escorting U.N.staff members.
May 20, 2004"
A remote-controlled bomb destroyed a vehicle carrying election workers through the
Jaji Maydan districtof Khost province, Afghanistan, injuring at least four people.
A homemade bomb was uncovered in a girl's school being used as a voter registration center in
Puli Alam, Afghanistan.
U.S. troops deployed in
Afghanistancrossed into Pakistan's tribal.
May 21, 2004"
Tani village, Khost province, Afghanistan, three civilians were killed and two wounded in a pre-dawn attack by U.S. helicopter gunships. U.S. forces claimed they had been fired on; villagers at the scene said no U.S. patrol had been fired on.
May 22, 2004"
The U.S. military named Brig. Gen.
Charles Jacoby, deputy operational commander at the Bagram Air Base, to carry out a review of U.S. secretive Afghan. Jacoby was to carry out a top-to-bottom review and deliver a report by mid-June.
Pakistani newspapers reported an incursion by U.S. troops from Afghanistaninto Pakistan.
About 20 rebels on
motorcycles killed an Afghan National Armysoldier in an attack on troops guarding a shipment of tractors and generators as it moved toward Waza Khwain Paktika province, Afghanistan. Afghanistan's first commercial televisionchannel went on air in Kabul, funded by Ahmed Shah Afghanzai.
May 23, 2004"
Kabul, Afghanistan, a rocket-propelled grenade killed a Norwegian ISAFpeacekeeper and injured another as a four-vehicle convoy was driving back from patrol.
Two people were killed in a rocket attack near
Tirin Kotin Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. Police chief Rozi Khansaid the victims were civilians; police chief Abdul Rahim Khansaid the victims were of the Afghan National Army.
May 25, 2004" Pakistani and U.S. military officials met to discuss mechanism to stop recent military incursions from Afghanistanby U.S. forces hunting suspected al-Qaedaand Talibanfugitives in the border region.
U.S. planes helped
Afghan National Armyforces attack suspected Talibanforces in the mountains of the Arghistan districtin Kandahar province, Afghanistan, killing some 20 suspected insurgents at a recently discovered camp. Three of his Afghan soldiers were injured.
Paris, France, Frenchmen David Courtaillerand Ahmed Laidouniand Algerian Mohamed Baadachewere convicted of organizing networks that sent militants to Afghan camps for training in terrorism.
May 26, 2004"
Interim Afghan president
Hamid Karzaienacted an election law that requires both presidential and parliamentary elections to be held through free, general, secret and direct voting. To win the race, a presidential candidate needs at least 50 percent of the vote. A presidential candidate is required to gather 10,000 voters backing the bid.
Three children were killed by a recently planted roadside bomb in
May 28, 2004"
A remote-controlled explosive wounded five Afghan soldiers on a road in the
Sozyanarea of Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. Three suspects were later detained.
May 29, 2004"
Helmand province, Afghanistan, four Afghan National Armysoldiers and one rebel died in a clash.
Afghanistan, rebels in vehicles swept into Musa Qalaand opened fire on the government office with assault rifles and heavy machine-guns. Four of the 30 soldiers defending the compound were killed and eight others wounded. One rebel was also killed and four were captured.
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