Timeline of Afghanistan (September 2004)

__NOTOC__This is a Timeline of the history of Afghanistan in September 2004. The list is not complete and you are welcome to expand it.

"Wednesday, September 1, 2004"

The Asian Development Bank pledged US$600 million to Afghanistan over the next three years.

Near the village of Waradesh, Afghanistan, at least six civilians died during a U.S. air raid.

"Thursday, September 2, 2004"

Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah visited India and met with Natwar Singh and prime minister Manmohan Singh to discuss a US$400 million Indian aid package for Afghanistan.

In the Deh Rawood district, Afghanistan, militants, armed with guns and grenades, attacked an Afghan National Army checkpoint on a bridge, wounding three soldiers.

The Afghan National Army, backed by U.S. aircraft and artillery, killed several rebels in Khost Province, Afghanistan.

"Friday, September 3, 2004"

A jeep packed with explosives detonated at a roadside in the Jaikhoja area of Kandahar, Afghanistan, killing one person and seriously injuring two others in a passing taxi.

A U.S. patrol in the Khost Province, Afghanistan was fired on by rebels travelling in a pickup truck, and a U.S. helicopter fired back, destroying the truck and killing one rebel.

At a security checkpoint in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, three rebels were killed, and five wounded in a clash.

The Asian Development Bank granted US$750,000 to help Afghanistan improve its gas supply. The money was slated to draw a plan to establish an independent regulator for gas supply and help it come up with laws and regulations.

Rebels fired up to four rockets over a U.S.-led civil-military base in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, killing one Afghan National Army soldier and injuring another four.

"Tuesday, September 7, 2004"

In northern Afghanistan, ten humanitarian workers were injured in an attack by demonstrators.

"Thursday, September 9, 2004"

*In Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, rebels attacked a U.S. patrol vehicle with rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and small arms fire, wounding one soldier.
*In Kabul, Afghanistan, five rockets were fired the ISAF base. Taliban spokesman Mullah Abdul Latif Hakimi claimed responsibility.

"Saturday, September 11, 2004"

In Herat, Afghanistan, dozens of supporters of Ismail Khan gathered outside his home after he was replaced as provincial governor, and began chanting slogans against the United States and Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Shots were fired by U.S. and Afghan security forces after their convoy was pelted with stones. Two people were killed, four injured and four arrested.

"Sunday, September 12, 2004"

In Herat, Afghanistan, hundreds of demonstrators, protesting the previous day's dismissal of Ismail Khan, ransacked and set fires at United Nations offices. At least seven people died and dozens more wounded. Later in the day, Khan appeared on television and called for his supporters to exercise restraint. Interim president Hamid Karzai chose Mohammed Khair Khuwa to replace Kahn.

In Kabul, Afghanistan, 363 Pakistanis jailed for fighting alongside the Taliban were released from the Pul-e-Charki jail and allowed to go home.

An estimated 40 rebels attacked U.S.-led coalition soldiers, prompting two AH-64 Apache helicopters to open fire on the fighters, killing 22.

Rebel gunmen ambushed a U.S.-coalition patrol near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

"Monday, September 13, 2004"

The United Nations withdrew dozens of its staff members from Herat, Afghanistan a day after mobs ransacked its offices.

"Tuesday, September 14, 2004"

In Herat, Afghanistan, two men in a four-wheel-drive vehicle shot and killed a militiaman loyal to his ousted predecessor, Ismail Khan.

"Wednesday, September 15, 2004"

In Kabul, an Afghan court sentenced Jonathan Idema and Brent Bennett to 10-year prison terms and Edward Caraballo to an 8-year term for participating in torture, kidnapping and running a private jail. Their four Afghan accomplices were sentenced to between one and five years in prison.

"Thursday, September 16, 2004"

A rocket fired on but missed a helicopter carrying Afghan interim president Hamid Karzai as it prepared for landing in Gardez, where Karzai planned to open a school. The helicopter returned to Kabul without touching down in Gardez. Police later captured three suspects who confessed to firing the rockets.

"Friday, September 17, 2004"

Afghan National Army forces searching for three missing elders kidnapped from the Maruf district in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan found two of them dead and the third wounded. All had multiple gunshot wounds. The survivor had injuries to the throat and stomach and was taken to the U.S. military base in Kandahar. The elders had been working to register voters.

In Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, one boy was killed and another wounded during an exchange of fire between U.S.-led coalition forces and rebels.

Afghan interim president Hamid Karzai eluded his U.S. security guards and drove into the Microrayon district of Kabul, where he walked around and conversed with local citizens.

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to renew the mandate of the multinational security force in Afghanistan for another year until October 2005.

"Saturday, September 18, 2004"

In Helmand Province, Afghanistan, four gunmen riding two motorcycles ambushed the car of a militia commander, killing him and wounding two of his guards.

"Sunday, September 19, 2004"

Afghanistan held an auction of capital notes to allow the its banks to determine a market-driven interest rate. The two winning banks were Millie Bank and Pashtany Bank.

The Afghan National Army established a regional command headquarters in the Kandahar region of Afghanistan.

"Monday, September 20, 2004"

Afghan interim vice-president Nehmatullah Shahrani survived an assassination attempt when a remote controlled roadside bomb exploded next to his convoy in Kunduz Province.

In Paktika Province, Afghanistan, two U.S. soldiers were killed and two were wounded along with six Afghan National Army troops in a clash with rebels near the Pakistani border.

U.S. forces killed a rebel during an exchange of fire in the Deh Chopan district of Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

In Zabul Province, Afghanistan, a U.S. air attack killed six rebels after rebels shot a rocket at a U.S. UH-60 Black Hawk.

Two U.S. soldiers (Robert Goodwin and Tony Olaes) were wounded when a homemade bomb destroyed their Humvee in the Shinkay district of Zabul Province. The soldiers were flown to Germany for treatment.

Three rockets were fired at the U.S. base in Paktika, Afghanistan, landing within 100 yards of the compound.

A roadside bomb attack on a U.S. convoy in Jalalabad, Afghanistan caused no injuries.

U.S. soldier, Wesley Wells, age 21, died when his security patrol was ambushed by rebels in Khost Province, Afghanistan.

"Tuesday, September 21, 2004"

In New York, New York, Afghan interim president Hamid Karzai attended the opening of the United Nations General Assembly.

Using pamphlets, Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar warned Afghan refugees in camps in Pakistan not to vote in the October presidential election.

During a search operation in Kalatak village, Afghanistan, Afghan National Army forces arrested Taliban commander Mullah Usman.

"Wednesday, September 22, 2004"

About 130 paratroopers the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division left from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Afghanistan to help provide security for the October elections there.

Near Poshakan village in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, a shootout began when two men on a motorcycle refused to stop when U.S. troops confronted them. The two men were killed. One was identified as local Taliban commander Mullah Dur Mohammed.

"Friday, September 24, 2004"

The Asian Development Bank approved a loan to Afghanistan of US$5 million and a guarantee of US$10 million to provide political risk guarantees to eligible investors and financiers.

Six Royal Air Force RAF Harrier II GR7 aircraft along with 315 British troops set off for Kandahar, Afghanistan to replace six U.S. AV-8B Harrier II jets as part of a routine rotation of forces.

A message from 300 elders of the Terezay tribe was broadcast by radio in Khost Province, Afghanistan telling its members they must vote for Hamid Karzai in presidential elections in October or their houses would be burned.

"Saturday, September 25, 2004"

Former Camp X-Ray prisoner and Taliban leader Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar was among three rebel fighters killed during a raid in Char Cheno district, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

Char Cheno district chief Malem Wali Jan was killed in a rebel attack during a security convoy in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

Rebels killed nine Afghan National Army soldiers in attacks on several security posts in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

"Sunday, September 26, 2004"

Iran announced that since March 20, more than 30,000 Afghan refugees had left the city of Isfahan to return to their country.

Afghan interim president Hamid Karzai and General Abdul Rashid Dostum were present at a road project inauguration Shiberghan.

"Tuesday, September 28, 2004"

Afghan General Abdul Rashid Dostum held a rally in Shiberghan for his presidential campaign bid and outlined his campaign issues.

"Wednesday, September 29, 2004"

Afghan interim president Hamid Karzai inaugurated the Afghan National Museum in Kabul.

Rebels attacked a government building the Khake Afghan district, Zabul Province, Afghanistan in a clash that left at least three soldiers and four militants dead.

Rebels attacked a convoy of U.S. and Afghan forces in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

Four people were injured, one seriously, when two rockets were fired on the German Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

"Thursday, September 30, 2004"

In Orgun, Afghanistan, two Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a land mine attack on their convoy.

"See also"

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