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Suicide Bombing at Afghan Police Station Kills at Least 12

Suicide Bombing at Afghan Police Station Kills at Least 12

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A suicide attack in southern Afghanistan killed at least 12 people on Friday and wounded at least five others.A spokesman for the governor of the Uruzgan province said that the attacker detonated his vest i…

Massive Suicide Car Bomb Explodes Near Afghan Supreme Court

Massive Suicide Car Bomb Explodes Near Afghan Supreme Court

File photo. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — More than a dozen people have been killed in a massive blast from a suicide car bomb in Kabul Tuesday.
The target appears to have been the Afghan Supreme Court, which is down the road fro…

Three Americans Killed in ‘Insider Attack’ in Afghanistan

Three Americans Killed in ‘Insider Attack’ in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PATIKA, Afghanistan) — An apparent insider attack has killed three Americans in the Patika region of Afghanistan.A man wearing an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon on his American trainers early Saturday, killing three. Two …

NTSB to Investigate Cargo Plane Crash at US Base in Afghanistan

NTSB to Investigate Cargo Plane Crash at US Base in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGRAM, Afghanistan) — Officials from the Afghan Ministry of Transport held a news conference Monday morning and offered an update on the Boeing 747 cargo plane that crashed dramatically at Bagram Air Base on April 29.The black …

Losing a Hot Meal Makes Marines Hot Under the Collar

Losing a Hot Meal Makes Marines Hot Under the Collar

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Marines are losing a daily hot meal due to the gradual U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan.Last Saturday, Camp Leatherneck in southwestern Helmand Province cut back its food service from four to three meals …

Taliban Denies Responsibility for Attack on Red Cross

Taliban Denies Responsibility for Attack on Red Cross

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Just days after an attack on the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Taliban denied responsibility for the suicide bombing on Friday.The Red Cross, which is one of the largest and most effective n…

Ace Hardware to Open Stores in Afghanistan

Ace Hardware to Open Stores in Afghanistan

Ace Hardware(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Ace Hardware thinks there’s money to be made in Afghanistan.The U.S.-based retail chain is apparently not too worried by the still tenuous security situation in the war-torn country and has enlisted one of Afghanista…

Afghan President Promises He Won’t Seek Third Term

Afghan President Promises He Won’t Seek Third Term

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai won’t run in 2014. Actually, he can’t. The flamboyant and often inscrutable leader is barred by his constitution from seeking a third term.
Karzai asserted that there is “…

Five NATO Soldiers Killed in Southern Afghanistan

Five NATO Soldiers Killed in Southern Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Five NATO troops were killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.The troops, members of the International Security Assistance Force, were killed by an improvised explosive device, according …

US Diplomat Killed in Afghanistan ‘Loved the Work She Was Doing’

US Diplomat Killed in Afghanistan ‘Loved the Work She Was Doing’

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The friends and family of Anne Smedinghoff are mourning the 25-year-old Foreign Service Officer killed in a car bomb blast in southern Afghanistan whom they describe as vivacious and loving.
Smedinghoff was one of five A…

Six Americans Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan

Six Americans Killed in Attacks in Afghanistan

iStockphoto(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) — A suicide bomber killed five Americans and an Afghan doctor while wounding several others on Saturday while another American was killed in a separate incident in another part of the country.
In southeastern Afghani…

U.S. and Afghanistan Reach Agreement on Control of Bagram Prison

U.S. and Afghanistan Reach Agreement on Control of Bagram Prison

Kevin Horan/Stone(WASHINGTON) — After negotiations and delays, the International Security Assistance Force has turned control of Bagram detention facility to the Afghan government.The prison was a main topic of conversation when Secretary of Defense C…

ISAF Troops Warned of New Threats After Karzai’s Remarks

ISAF Troops Warned of New Threats After Karzai’s Remarks

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Coalition troops in Afghanistan have been put on higher alert, thanks to recent remarks made by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.In a command threat advisory sent on Wednesday and obtained by The New York Times, Ge…

GOP Lawmaker Recommends Huge Post-War Force in Afghanistan

GOP Lawmaker Recommends Huge Post-War Force in Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is still considering how many American troops will remain in Afghanistan when the coalition pulls out the majority of forces next year.While tha…

Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills Five Americans

Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills Five Americans

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Monday turned out to be the deadliest day of the year for U.S. forces in Afghanistan as officials said that a helicopter crash outside of Kandahar killed five Americans on board.NATO claimed the Black Hawk …

Two US Troops, Three Afghan Cops Killed in Apparent ‘Insider’ Attack

Two US Troops, Three Afghan Cops Killed in Apparent ‘Insider’ Attack

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two U.S. troops are dead after an apparent “insider” attack in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.According to officials, a gunman wearing an Afghan police uniform op…

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — In what appears to be the latest sign of a deteriorating relationship between two allies, a news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capi…

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Tense Times for Afghanistan and the United States

Jason Reed-Pool/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — In what appears to be the latest sign of a deteriorating relationship between two allies, a news conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capi…

Taliban Hands Over Bodies of 16 Afghan Soldiers

Taliban Hands Over Bodies of 16 Afghan Soldiers

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(WARDOOJ, Afghanistan) — The Taliban turned over the bodies of 16 Afghan soldiers killed in an attack on Sunday.
The firefight, which took place in the district of Wardooj, was among the deadliest attacks on Afghan National A…

US Denies Allegations of Torture by Afghanistan

US Denies Allegations of Torture by Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The U.S. is denying insinuations by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that its Special Forces were part of a series of tortures and other serious misconduct in Afgha…

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