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Afghanistan timeline January 2004

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This is one month covering the timeline of Afghan history.

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January 31, 2004

January 29, 2004

January 28, 2004

January 27, 2004

  • A Canadian soldier, Jamie Brendan Murphy, and one Afghan civilian were killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul. Three others soldiers and nine bystanders were injured.
  • Afghan higher education minister Mohammed Sharif Fayez announced that more than 6,000 people who passed a matriculation exam January 26 had to retake their exams after it was discovered that questions had been sold around the country.

January 26, 2004

January 25, 2004

January 24, 2004

January 23, 2004

January 22, 2004

  • 100 Canadian soldiers arrived in Kabul to start a six-month tour of duty.

January 20, 2004

January 19, 2004

January 17, 2004

January 16, 2004

January 15, 2004

January 14, 2004

  • About a dozen rockets were fired at the U.S. base near the Khost airport in Afghanistan. There were no casualties.
  • A ban on women singing or dancing on television in Afghanistan was re-established only days after the ban had been lifted. The Supreme Court of Afghanistan wrote to the Information and Culture Minister, Sayyid Makhdum Rahin, to protest January 12 airing. The court stated that women singing or dancing was in defiance of Islamic law.
  • In Khost, Afghanistan, U.S. forces uncovered a cache of weapons that included grenades, mortar rounds, mines and rifles.
  • U.S. troops near Ghazni, Afghanistan discovered two tanks, two anti-aircraft guns.

January 13, 2004

January 12, 2004

January 11, 2004

January 10, 2004

  • Interim Afghan president Hamid Karzai announced that he would be a candidate for the election to be held in June.
  • A U.S. soldier died from complications caused by a vehicle accident southwest of Kabul a day earlier.

January 9, 2004

January 8, 2004

January 7, 2004

January 6, 2004

  • In Kandahar, Afghanistan, at least sixteen people were killed (six of which were children) and 58 people were wounded when a time bomb hidden in an apple cart exploded 100 yards away from an Afghan military base. The crowd had gathered to investigate another bomb that had gone off 15 minutes earlier and injured a small child. A suspect was caught trying to hide in a nearby home. The blasts occurred moments before a motorcade was about to pass.
  • In Afghanistan, a minibus on its way from Uruzgan to Helmand was ambushed by gunmen, leaving twelve Hazara passengers dead.
  • In a report issued to the United Nations Security Council, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan warned that violence in Afghanistan could disrupt the timing of elections scheduled for June and noted that south and south-east Afghanistan was mostly off-limits to the United Nations, NGOs and Afghan officials. He called for another political and donor conference to address these concerns.
  • A grenade was thrown at the Core office in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

January 5, 2004

January 4, 2004

January 3, 2004

January 2, 2004

January 1, 2004

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