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Afghan Policewoman Kills American Adviser

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan and NATO officials say a female Afghan police officer has killed an American civilian adviser in the capital. Authorities say the policewoman killed the U.S. adviser Monday inside Kabul’s heavily guarded police headquarters. Officials say she was arrested by Afghan forces after the incident. Media reports say the suspect is a policewoman named Nargis […]

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Afghan Policewoman Kills Foreign Adviser

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan and NATO officials say an Afghan policewoman has killed a foreign adviser in the capital. Authorities say the police officer killed the adviser Monday in Kabul’s police headquarters. Officials say the shooting is an apparent “insider attack” in which Afghan forces turn their weapons on a member of the Western coalition with whom they […]

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Army to Seek Death Penalty for Soldier in Deadly Afghan Rampage

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Army is recommending the death penalty for an American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a shooting rampage earlier this year. Prosecutors say Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales attacked two villages in the early morning hours of March 11. They say he left his remote base in southern Afghanistan and walked […]

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Panetta Cites ‘Turning Point’ in Afghan War

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan believe the United States and its allies have, in his words, “turned the tide” after more than 11 years of war. Panetta spoke Tuesday in Washington, just days after a trip to Afghanistan, where he met with military commanders and Afghan leaders. He said […]

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Officials: Landmine Kills 10 Girls in E. Afghanistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say 10 young girls died in an explosion as they were collecting firewood Monday in eastern Afghanistan. Authorities say they believe the blast came from an old landmine, one of many that are hidden in fields and rural areas across the country after decades of war. But the area near Pakistan is in […]

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Officials: Landmine Kills 10 Girls in E. Afghanistan

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say 10 young girls died in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan as they were collecting firewood Monday. Authorities say they believe the blast came from an old landmine, one of many that are still hidden in fields and rural areas across the country after decades of war. General John Allen, the commander of […]

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Taliban Targeted US Company in Kabul Blast

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s Taliban has claimed responsibility for a blast in Kabul at a compound owned by a U.S. military contractor. Authorities say two Afghan workers were killed and at least a dozen other people were wounded in Monday’s blast in the capital. A Taliban spokesman called the attack a suicide bombing targeting an American company that […]

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Blast Kills 10 Afghan Girls

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say an explosion has killed 10 girls, ranging in age from 9 to 13 years. Two girls were wounded in the blast. Authorities say the girls were collecting firewood Monday morning in Nangarhar province when the device exploded. Officials believe the blast came from an old landmine, many of which are […]

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Blast Kills 10 Afghan Girls

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say an explosion has killed 10 girls, ranging in age from 9 to 13 years. Two girls were wounded in the blast. Authorities say the girls were collecting firewood Monday morning in Nangarhar province when the device exploded. Officials believe the blast came from an old landmine, many of which are […]

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Blast Kills 10 Afghan Girls

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern Afghanistan say an explosion has killed 10 girls, ranging in age from 9 to 13 years. Two girls were wounded in the blast. Authorities say the girls were collecting firewood Monday morning in Nangarhar province when the device exploded. Officials believe the blast came from an old landmine, many of which are […]

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