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Sunday, October 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3 am (IST)

USA begins ground strikes
Attacks Taliban frontline positions
New York, October 20
After a fortnight of air attacks, the USA has launched ground operations in Afghanistan with over 100 army Rangers and other special forces targeting an airbase on the outskirts of the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.

Day's attack: Graphic


This image of US special forces troops participating in the raid into Afghanistan, taken with night vision equipment, was released by the US Department of Defense. 
—Reuters photo

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US copter crashes, 2 troops dead
Taliban claims shooting it down

Quetta (Pakistan), October 20
A US helicopter, which crashed overnight on a support operation in Pakistan, came down near the southwestern airbase of Dalbandin, a local official said today. 

Taliban minister in Pakistan
Holds talks on future government

Islamabad, October 20
A pivotal Taliban minister who holds the Tribal Affairs portfolio today met with the Pakistani Foreign Ministry and talks touched on a future broadbased government for Afghanistan, an official said.

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Annan invites Musharraf to Assembly meet
Islamabad, October 20
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today invited Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to attend the UN General Assembly Session starting November 10.

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Advani warns Pak on terrorism
Chowki (Kulu), October 20
Home Minister L.K. Advani today warned Pakistan of ‘consequences’ if it persisted in its support of terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to newspersons here, Mr Advani said India had no plans, for the present, to strike at terrorist camps across the border but indicated that the option of ‘hot pursuit’ could be used if Pakistan continued to push infiltrators into the country.

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Landmine blast kills 6 cops in Patna
Patna, October 20
Six policemen and a department driver, on their way to help colleagues besieged by extremists, were killed in a landmine blast at Jagpura village in the extremist-dominated district late last night. It is suspected that the blast was triggered by a gang of criminals, whose chief Jayanandan Yadav was recently gunned down by the police.

Police officers wait besides the wreckage after a vehicle hit a landmine about 40 km from the city of Patna, the state capital of Bihar, on Saturday. 
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Fear of anthrax making it's presence felt in India, with  Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pramod Mahajan personally supervising the checking of mail in the post office.
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Anthrax scare grips Ludhiana, Shimla
Ludhiana/Shimla, October 20
The anthrax scare gripped Ludhiana and Shimla today. Alarm bells rang in the police and the Health Department today when a Focal Point resident of Ludhiana received a suspicious packet sent to him by an unidentified person from St. Louis, USA, and panic gripped the GPO in Shimla when an envelope with a foul smelling power was found while sorting the mail.

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