Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Vote recounts that could throw doubt on the legitimacy of Afghanistan's parliament are under way in 10 provinces even as the legislature starts work with its newly elected speaker, election officials said Monday.
Afghanistan's parliament  one of few checks on the administration of President Hamid Karzai  was finally inaugurated in late January after months of investigations and debate over allegations of widespread fraud during the polling. But continued questions about who was rightfully elected could undermine the lawmakers' authority as they start trying to pass laws and the impending budget.

NATO says three of its service members have been killed in Afghanistan.The international military coalition said one service member was killed on Tuesday in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan and the other two died in a bombing in the east on Monday. It did not provide the victims' nationalities or any other details.
NATO typically waits for the relevant national authorities to confirm deaths of service members.
The death Tuesday was the first in March. A total of 68 NATO service members were killed this year, including 36 in February.
Last year was the deadliest year of the nine-year Afghan war for the international forces, with 701 killed.


  1. the war in afghanistan has to end!

  2. More people (soldiers) in Afghanistan commit suicide than die in action

  3. we are just in afganistan so we can control the opium!

  4. hating the war :( so many dead :(

  5. war is inevitable, but that doesn't make it right.

  6. I believe these deaths are far from necessary. Maybe some day peace will be established. Maybe one day.

  7. My heart goes out to the families of the people who died.

  8. wow..many comments suddently o.o
    Just so you know, the forces in Afghanistan will start getting pulled out soon, will probly still be a lot of death down there though, cause of Taliban, but atleast the soldiers will get home :)

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