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British Soldier Killed in ‘Insider’ Attack in Afghanistan

British Soldier Killed in ‘Insider’ Attack in AfghanistaniStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A British soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan on Monday in a so-called "green on blue" attack, according to officials.In a statement Tuesday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said o...

US Troops’ Exit from Afghanistan May Be Rapid

US Troops’ Exit from Afghanistan May Be RapidU.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(WASHINGTON) -- Initially, the military hoped there might be as many as 20,000 U.S. troops left behind after combat operations in Afghanistan officially cease at the end of 2014.  ...

Former Senior Taliban Members Released from Pakistani Jails

Former Senior Taliban Members Released from Pakistani JailsHemera/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) -- Pakistan's Foreign Ministry Monday confirmed the release of eight taliban prisoners in order to "facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process." As part of the ongoing peace process, the Pakistani and Afghan governments h...

Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan

Earthquake Strikes AfghanistaniStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL) -- A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It hit a hundred miles outside of Kabul, but was felt as far away as Pakistan. ABC correspondent Muhammad Lila said sma...

Woman Who Gunned Down American in Kabul Described as ‘Unstable’

Woman Who Gunned Down American in Kabul Described as ‘Unstable’iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Afghan officials said on Tuesday that a policewoman who gunned down an American consultant in Kabul earlier in the week had previously shown “unstable behavior.”However, Interior Ministry spokes...

US Adviser Killed by Afghan Policewoman in Kabul

US Adviser Killed by Afghan Policewoman in KabuliStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A U.S. military adviser was shot and killed by an Afghan policewoman in Afghanistan Monday, officials tell ABC News.The incident occurred at the police headquarters in Kabul.  Afghan officials say the ...

Britain Pulling Large Number of Troops Out of Afghanistan Next Year

Britain Pulling Large Number of Troops Out of Afghanistan Next YearISAF Photo by British Royal Army Sergeant James Elmer(LONDON) -- Britain plans to drawdown nearly half of its forces from Afghanistan next year ahead of the near-complete withdrawal of all U.S. and coalition troops by sometime in 2014.With 9,000 forces...

Grinch Steals Christmas Care Packages Meant for Troops in Afghanistan

Grinch Steals Christmas Care Packages Meant for Troops in AfghanistanMove America Forward(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A Sacramento, Calif., group that sends out hundreds of Christmas care packages to America’s troops serving abroad has fallen victim to a Grinch.Dec. 17 was the cut-off day for Move America Forward to ge...

Ten Afghan Girls Killed in Blast; Two Injured

Ten Afghan Girls Killed in Blast; Two InjurediStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least 10 girls were killed and two others injured in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.The girls were collecting firewood in Nangarhar province when they hit a land mine, according to the spo...

VIPs Slip Through Afghan Airport With Piles of Cash: Report

VIPs Slip Through Afghan Airport With Piles of Cash: ReportiStockphoto/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Va.) -- Afghan security officials allowed "very very important" persons to slip through their major airport with piles of cash, unchecked by American-bought money trackers, creating a "deeply troubling" vulnerability i...

Pentagon Report on Afghanistan Not Particularly Encouraging

Pentagon Report on Afghanistan Not Particularly EncouragingU.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(WASHINGTON) -- The latest Pentagon report on Progress toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan shows mixed results after more than 11 years of war.According to the latest assessmen...

Doctor Rescued from Taliban is Medical Advisor for Colorado NGO

Doctor Rescued from Taliban is Medical Advisor for Colorado NGOABC News(NEW YORK) -- The American doctor rescued from the Taliban in Afghanistan Saturday by U.S. Special Operations Forces is the medical adviser for a Colorado Springs NGO, his employer confirmed Sunday.Dr. Dilip Joseph and two colleagues were kidna...

Doctor Rescued from Taliban is Medical Advisor for Colorado NGO

Doctor Rescued from Taliban is Medical Advisor for Colorado NGOABC News(NEW YORK) -- The American doctor rescued from the Taliban in Afghanistan Saturday by U.S. Special Operations Forces is the medical adviser for a Colorado Springs NGO, his employer confirmed Sunday.Dr. Dilip Joseph and two colleagues were kidna...

American Doctor Rescued From Taliban

American Doctor Rescued From TalibanABC News(NEW YORK) -- An American doctor who worked for an NGO in Kabul and had been kidnapped by the Taliban was rescued Saturday in a raid by U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan, according to U.S. officials.Dr. Dilip Joseph, who was abducte...

Karzai: US, NATO Partly to Blame for Violence in Afghanistan

Karzai: US, NATO Partly to Blame for Violence in AfghanistanMASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is holding the U.S. and NATO at least somewhat responsible for what he refers to as "insecurity" in Afghanistan. During an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Karzai suggeste...

Afghanistan’s Spy Chief Wounded in Bombing

Afghanistan’s Spy Chief Wounded in BombingiStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Less than three months on the job, Afghan spy chief Asadullah Khalid was wounded Thursday in a bombing on the grounds of the National Directorate of Security, which he heads.Khalid was later reported in sta...

Suicide Bombing at US Base in Afghanistan Kills at Least Five

Suicide Bombing at US Base in Afghanistan Kills at Least FiveiStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least five Afghans were killed on Sunday during a suicide attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, according to U.S. military officials.Authorities say the attack at the Jalalbad airfield began in ...

US Looking for Longterm Immunity Deal with Afghanistan

US Looking for Longterm Immunity Deal with AfghanistanU.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury/Released(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. may be hamstrung again if it attempts to leave a sizeable force in Afghanistan following the intended withdrawal of most American and NATO troops sometime in 20...

Report: Nearly $900 Million in Cash Smuggled Out of Afghanistan

Report: Nearly $900 Million in Cash Smuggled Out of AfghanistanHemera/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Afghan politicians and bankers helped smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars from Kabul Bank out of the country, according to a new report released Wednesday.  Almost $900 million were funneled into the ha...

Navy SEAL Killed in Afghanistan

Navy SEAL Killed in AfghanistaniStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A Navy SEAL from Arcata, Calif., has been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Sunday night.The government says Petty Officer 1st-class Kevin Ebbert was killed by gunfire Saturday in ...

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