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Afghanistan timeline May 2004

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May 29, 2004

May 28, 2004

May 26, 2004

  • Interim Afghan president Hamid Karzai enacted 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 Kandahar, Afghanistan.

May 25, 2004

May 23, 2004

May 22, 2004

May 21, 2004

  • In 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 20, 2004

May 19, 2004

  • Between Shindand and Farah, Afghanistan, rebels ambushed a police car, and killed two officers returning home from escorting U.N. staff members.

May 18, 2004

May 17, 2004

May 15, 2004

May 12, 2004

  • In 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 Taliban rebels and arrested five more during a clash the Paj Kotal mountain pass region of Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

May 11, 2004

  • In Kabul, Afghanistan, an ISAF peacekeeper was slightly injured by a rocket fired into the ISAF main base.

May 10, 2004

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 8, 2004

May 7, 2004

May 5, 2004

May 3, 2004

May 2, 2004

  • About 60 U.S. troops in Afghanistan strayed into Pakistan and searched the village of Alwara Mandi in a night time operation. The incursion was accidental and lasted only 25 minutes.
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