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  • Police Search For Five Aid Workers Kidnapped in Afghanistan

    Police Search For Five Aid Workers Kidnapped in Afghanistan

    Afghan police on Sunday sought to free five local Red Cross employees kidnapped by gunmen in the western province of Herat, in the latest case of aid workers being targeted.

  • US General's Killer Hid in Bathroom: Afghan Official

    US General's Killer Hid in Bathroom: Afghan Official

    An Afghan military official says the Afghan soldier who killed a US two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO machine gun in his attack.

  • Afghan Army Under Pressure After Killing of US General

    Afghan Army Under Pressure After Killing of US General

    The killing of a US general by an Afghan soldier in the latest "insider attack" will fuel mutual mistrust, but training the Afghan military to take on the Taliban is crucial to Washington's exit strategy.

  • US Drone Strike Kills Five Militants in Northwest Pakistan

    US Drone Strike Kills Five Militants in Northwest Pakistan

    A U.S. drone strike killed five militants in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Wednesday, security officials and residents said, as the country's security forces press ahead with an offensive in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border.

  • US General Killed, German General Wounded in Afghan Attack

    US General Killed, German General Wounded in Afghan Attack

    A US general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded on Tuesday, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, US, German and Afghan officials said.

  • Taliban Kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan Road Attack

    Taliban Kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan Road Attack

    An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road.

  • Taliban-Era Radio Announcer Rides Crest of the Airwaves

    Taliban-Era Radio Announcer Rides Crest of the Airwaves

    Once a deadpan radio announcer under the Taliban, Masood Sanjer has gained renown for being a thorn in the side of accountability-dodging Afghan officials, exemplifying hard-won media freedoms that are at stake in a pivotal year.

  • Four Killed in Bomb Attack Near Kabul Airport

    Four Killed in Bomb Attack Near Kabul Airport

    A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics control base near the Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. T

  • Barack Obama Honors Us Vet Who Survived Harrowing Afghan Battle

    Barack Obama Honors Us Vet Who Survived Harrowing Afghan Battle

    A US soldier who fought off an "onslaught" of Afghan insurgents despite wounds to his arm and legs received the country's highest military honor Monday at a White House ceremony.

  • Afghanistan Worried About Safety of Its Airspace after Ukraine Crash

    Afghanistan Worried About Safety of Its Airspace after Ukraine Crash

    As flying over conflict zones comes under scrutiny following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, Afghanistan, one of the world's most dangerous places, is worried airlines might once again opt to avoid its airspace.

  • Taliban Attack Kabul Airport as Afghan Poll Audit Starts

    Taliban Attack Kabul Airport as Afghan Poll Audit Starts

    Explosions and gunfire rang out after the Taliban attacked Kabul airport in the militants' latest attempt to steal initiative with the country in the grip of a presidential power struggle.

  • Three NATO Troops Wounded in Afghan Suicide Attack

    Three NATO Troops Wounded in Afghan Suicide Attack

    Authorities say three NATO troops have been wounded in a suicide car bombing targeting their convoy in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Taliban Post Picture of Commander With Smiling US Captive

    Taliban Post Picture of Commander With Smiling US Captive

    US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside an alleged Haqqani commander in a photo posted on a Twitter account purporting to be from the Afghan Taliban.

  • Afghan War Inflicting Devastating Toll on Civilians - United Nations

    Afghan War Inflicting Devastating Toll on Civilians - United Nations

    Afghanistan's war is inflicting an increasingly devastating toll on the civilian population, with the number of casualties rising by almost a quarter in the first half of this year, the United Nations said in a report on Wednesday.

  • Afghan Civilian Death Toll up so Far This Year: UN

    Afghan Civilian Death Toll up so Far This Year: UN

    The number of Afghan civilians, including children, killed in violence rose by nearly 17 percent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period in 2013 as the fight is increasingly taking place closer to homes in populated areas, the U...

  • Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including Four NATO Soldiers

    Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including Four NATO Soldiers

    A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents.

  • US Warns Against Afghan Power-Grab Over Election Row

    US Warns Against Afghan Power-Grab Over Election Row

    US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Tuesday that any attempt to seize power in Afghanistan would cost the country its international aid, after preliminary results of presidential elections sparked a row between the two candidates.

  • At Least 400 Fuel Tankers Burn Outside Kabul

    At Least 400 Fuel Tankers Burn Outside Kabul

    An Afghan security official says at least 400 fuel tankers caught fire late Friday night in a parking lot in the outskirts of Kabul.

  • Taliban Rocket Destroys Afghan President's Helicopter

    Taliban Rocket Destroys Afghan President's Helicopter

    Taliban insurgents fired rockets into Kabul airport on Thursday, destroying the Afghan president's parked helicopter and damaging three other choppers, officials said, in an attack that underlined security fears in the capital.

  • Taliban Fire Rockets at Kabul Airport

    Taliban insurgents fired rockets into Kabul international airport on Thursday, setting a hanger ablaze but no casualties were reported, officials said, in an attack that underlined security fears in the Afghan capital.

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