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Afghanistan timeline June 2003

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June 17, 2003

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June 12, 2003

  • The International Crisis Group[?] (ICG) issued a report critiquing the consitutitional process in Afghanistan. The report suggests that the process is hurried and covert. Public consultations, which started June 7, were due to last just under two months. Culminating in Loya Jirga in October, the process was to end with a general election in mid-2004. However, the ICG claimed that ordinary Afghans would be denied freedom of speech by local leaders and that the United Nations was ignoring public education on the issues.
  • ISAF personnel and Kabul police defused a remote-control bomb planted on a busy road.
  • The Afghan government announced that security force of 700 men would be deployed along a 540-km highway construction route.
  • A man on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade into the office of an Italian aid organization in Lashkar Gah[?], Afghanistan.

June 11, 2003

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June 8, 2003

June 7, 2003

  • In Kabul, Afghanistan, a taxi packed with explosives rammed a bus carrying German ISAF personnel, killing four soldiers and wounding 29 others; one Afghan bystander was killed and 10 Afghan bystanders were wounded. The 33 peacekeepers, after months on duty in Kabul, were en route to the Kabul International Airport[?] for their flight home to Germany.
  • The Afghan Constitution Commission[?] set up offices in all 32 Afghan provinces to gather public comments and recommendations on a draft of the new constitution, which had been worked out by a special drafting committee. Similar offices were scheduled to also be set up in Iran and Pakistan to get opinions on the future constitution from Afghan refugees.

June 6, 2003

June 5, 2003

June 4, 2003

June 3, 2003

  • Afghan General Abdul Rashid Dostum backed out of a deal to move from his province to Kabul.
  • A U.S. army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed while supporting combat operations near Orgun-e[?] in Paktika province[?], Afghanistan, but there were no casualties.
  • The Asian Development Bank approved a $150 million concessional loan to help Afghanistan restore damaged roads, power generation and natural gas infrastructures.
  • Eight Pakistani public and private sector banks applied for licences to operate in Afghanistan.
  • Following an Afghan government re-evaluation of the administrative structure of some ministries, the Women's Affairs Ministry fired 112 women because they were either completely unqualified or possessed mere vocational skills. Those with needlework, embroidery, and tailoring skills were dismissed because the ministry did not have the capacity to place them according to their professions. A spokeswoman stressed that the ministry was still employing over 1,300 women at its headquarters and its 27 provincial branches.

June 2, 2003

June 1, 2003



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