Timeline of Afghanistan (August 2004)
This is a
timeline of the history of Afghanistanin August 2004. The list is not complete and you are welcome to expand it.
August 1, 2004"
A three-day battle began between
Afghan National Armyand U.S. troops and militants near Zhawara, Khost province, Afghanistan. Coalition ground forces were assisted by U.S. B-1 Lancer, A-10 Thunderbolt IIand helicoptergunships. Between 10 and 70 rebels were killed; at least one Afghan soldier was killed.
Several people were killed in a gunfight between rebels and Afghan forces in
Gurbuz district, Khost province.
Kandahar province, Afghanistan, rebels threw grenades at the office of a demining group.
Logar province, Afghanistan, a bomb hit a vehicle carrying a mayorand a judge, killing three of the judge's children.
August 4, 2004"
Two Afghans, a field officer and his driver, working for
Malteser Germany, a Catholic relief agency, were killed by gunmen in Zormat. As a result of the attack, Malteser suspended its operations in Afghanistan.
Afghan Defense Minister
Mohammed Fahimendorsed the presidential candidacy of Hamid Karzai.
At an undisclosed school in
Parwan province, Afghanistan, about 100 boy soldiers enroll in the Afghan New Beginnings Program.
August 5, 2004"
As part of the
Combatant Status Review Tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with hands bound and feet chained to a metal ring in the floor, an Afghan detainee pleaded for his freedom before the first U.S. military review tribunal partially opened to observers.
Kabul, Afghanistan, authorities charged Reza Khan of murder, rapeand highway robberyinvolving four foreign journalists on November 19, 2001.
August 6, 2004"
A convoy of ten U.S. vehicles east of
Daychopan, Zabul province, Afghanistanwas ambushed by about ten rebels who fired rocket propelled grenades. One Humveewas struck, injuring five soldiers.
In response to the killings of two relief workers on
August 4, the UNHCRannounced it was scaling operations down in southeastern Afghanistan.
Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, rebels ambushed a convoy of Afghan election workers, killing two.
August 7, 2004"
August 10, 2004"
Afghan election officials released the list of approved presidentual candidates for the
October 7election; the list of seventeen included Hamid Karzai, Yunus Qanooni, Mohammed Fahimand Abdullah Abdullah.
August 11, 2004" Mullah Janan, a Talibanmilitary commander, was killed while leading an ambush on a U.S.-Afghan military convoy in Laghman province, Afghanistan.
U.S. Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeldvisited Kabul, Afghanistan.
August 12, 2004"
UH-60 Black Hawkcrashed in Khost province, Afghanistan, killing at least one soldier and injuring fourteen. Four personnel were seriously injured and evacuated to the hospital at Bargam Air Base.
August 17, 2004"
U.S. warplanes bombed the forces of
Amanullahnear Herat, Afghanistan. Khan's forces were engaged in fighting the militia backing Herat provincegovernor Ismail Khan. Amanullah agreed to a cease-fire. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annanreported to the United Nations Security Councilthat more than 9.9 million people had registered to vote in Afghanistan, a number that exceeded the estimated total of eligible voters for the whole country.
August 18, 2004"
Friba Razayeebecame the first woman ever to compete for Afghanistanat the Olympic Games. She competed in judoagainst Spain's Cecila Blanco.
August 19, 2004"
A bomb exploded in a
U.N.-run voter registrationbuilding in Farah, Afghanistan. Several security personnel were injured.
August 21, 2004"
Three people were killed and two others critically wounded when their pickup truck tried to run a checkpoint in
Ghazni province. An infant in the vehicle was unhurt.
August 23, 2004"
Afghan interim president
Hamid Karzaibegan a two-day visit in Pakistan, meeting first with Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf.
Members of the
Afghan National Armyraided rebel hideouts near the border of Afghanistanand Pakistan.
Twelve Afghan presidential candidates called for interim president
Hamid Karzaito resign and to withdraw from the October 9election. They argued that as an incumbent, he has an unfair advantage.
August 27, 2004" Pashtunwarlord Amanullahwas brought by Afghan authorities from Heratto Kabuland held under arrest.
August 28, 2004"
Zabul province, Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan National Armysoldiers captured 22 Talibansuspects.
Ten people, including nine children, were killed after a bomb exploded at a religious school in
Paktia province, Afghanistan.
August 29, 2004"
Georgia's 16th mountain battalion, commanded by Captain
Shavleg Tabatadze, traveled to Germanyfor a two-week training before they embark on a 100-day mission in Afghanistan.
At least nine children and one adult were killed when a bomb exploded in a school in
Paktia province, Afghanistan.
At least nine people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb hidden in a car exploded in front of the
DynCorpoffice in Kabul, Afghanistan. Talibanspokesman Mullah Hakim Latificlaimed responsibility.
Afghanistan, a Dutch AH-64 Apacheon regular patrol over Kabulcrashed, slightly injuring one crewman. Iranopened its first bank, Arjan, in Afghanistan.
August 30, 2004" NATOtroops detained a man on the grounds of Kabul Airportand found traces of explosives on his hands. They then turned him over to local authorities.
U.S. Embassyin Afghanistan Kabul, informing them to limit their movements, take strict security measures and avoid "potential target areas" such as government offices, military bases and upscale restaurants frequented primarily by foreigners.
Eight people in
Waradeshin Pech districtin Kunar province, Afghanistanwere killed and an Afghan aid worker injured when U.S. planes bombed the village.
August 31, 2004"
Nangahar province, Afghanistan, security forces arrested two men, Afghan Hesmatullahand Pakistani Shahzada Gul, distributing Taliban leaflets calling for a holy waragainst U.S.-led coalition forces and the government.
Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah traveled to
Indiato discuss a US$400 million Indian aid package for Afghanistan. He met with Natwar Singhand Prime Minister Manmohan Singhand other senior officials. NATOpeacekeepers seized dozens of rockets, mortar shells and hand grenades from a truck which was trying to enter Kabul, Afghanistan.
Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghan intelligence agents arrested a bus driver with several guns and ammunition in his vehicle.
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