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“Insider Attack” Kills One in Southern Afghanistan

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The NATO command in Afghanistan says one international solder has been killed by a person in an Afghan army uniform, in the latest incidence of what officials call “insider attacks.” The International Security Assistance Force said early Tuesday that the attack occurred Monday in southern Afghanistan. It said the incident is under investigation, but gave […]

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Taliban Militants Kill 10 Afghan Security Personnel

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Ten Afghan security personnel have been killed in fighting with Taliban militants in the western province of Herat. A local police spokesman says five police officers and five soldiers died in the gun battle on Monday. He says a district police chief was among those killed in the fighting, which began when the Taliban attacked […]

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2 Afghan Intelligence Officers Killed in Bomb Blast

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Afghanistan say a car bomb has killed at least two intelligence officers. Authorities say three intelligence officers and four civilians were wounded in the explosion Monday near a security forces office in Lashkar Gah. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility.

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11th Anniversary for Afghan War

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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October 7 marks the 11th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. It has lasted longer than any other war in U.S. history. More than 3,000 international coalition troops have died in the war, including 2,000 Americans. Far more Afghan civilians have died. The war was triggered by the terrorist attacks on […]

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Pakistani, Afghan Presidents Deplore Violence

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan have deplored the loss of life in their countries as a result of terrorist attacks and international military intervention. Pakistan’s Asif Ali Zardari told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that safety and security has been his administration’s primary concern, as tens of thousands of people have been killed […]

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US Transfers Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally handed over control of a controversial prison to the Afghan government, despite concerns about the fate of some of its inmates. A small ceremony at Bagram prison outside Kabul Monday marked the handover of more than 3,000 prisoners from U.S. to Afghan authorities. About 600 remain in U.S. custody. Colonel […]

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US Transfers Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally handed over control of a controversial prison to the Afghan government, despite a disagreement about the fate of some of its inmates. A small ceremony at Bagram prison outside Kabul marked the handover of more than 3,000 prisoners from U.S. to Afghan authorities. Afghan President Hamid Karzai hailed the transfer […]

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US Transfers Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has formally handed over control of a controversial prison to the Afghan government, despite a disagreement about the fate of some of its inmates. A small ceremony Monday at Bagram prison outside Kabul marked the handover of more than 3,000 prisoners from U.S. to Afghan authorities. Afghan President Hamid Karzai hailed the […]

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US Special Forces Suspend Training of Afghans

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military in Afghanistan says it has temporarily halted the training of Afghan Local Police in order to redo the vetting of current members after a string of attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on their international allies. Forty-five international troops have been killed in a wave of insider attacks in Afghanistan this year, […]

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Training Suspended for New Afghan Recruits

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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A leading U.S. newspaper says the senior commander for U.S. special forces in Afghanistan has suspended training for all new Afghan recruits until all Afghan troops can be re-investigated for ties to the insurgency. The Washington Post reported Saturday the re-vetting process for the more than 27,000 Afghan troops working with the special forces comes […]

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