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Blast at NATO-Afghan Army Base

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has blown up his vehicle near a NATO-Afghan army base in eastern Afghanistan, wounding 45 Afghan soldiers and at least seven civilians. Paktiya provincial officials said the explosion in the Zurmat district was large, but did not kill anyone. It detonated at the gate of the base, shattering windows and damaging buildings. […]

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Blast at Afghan Base Injures 10

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has blown up his vehicle near a NATO-Afghan army base in eastern Afghanistan, injuring at least 10 Afghan soldiers. Paktiya provincial officials said the explosion was large, but did not kill anyone. It detonated at the gate of the base, shattering windows and damaging buildings. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Five British Marines Face Murder Charges in Afghan Death

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Ministry of Defense says five Royal Marines are facing murder charges as part of an investigation into a 2011 incident with an insurgent in Afghanistan. Authorities arrested a total of nine marines over the incident, which officials say did not involve any civilians. Those charged are expected to be tried in a military court. […]

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US Official Vows to Stop Insider Attacks in Afghanistan

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says effective action is being taken to stop “insider” attacks on NATO soldiers that have undermined trust between coalition and Afghan forces. Panetta told NATO defense ministers in Brussels whatever the motives behind the attacks, the enemy is using them to “drive a wedge” between Afghan and coalition partners. The […]

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US Official Vows to Stop Insider Attacks in Afghanistan

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says effective action is being taken to stop “insider” attacks on NATO soldiers that have undermined trust between coalition and Afghan forces. Panetta told NATO defense ministers in Brussels whatever the motives behind the attacks, the enemy is using them to “drive a wedge” between Afghan and coalition partners. The […]

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Report: Afghanistan ‘Far From Ready’ for 2014 Transition

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Crisis Group says the Afghan government is “far from ready” to assume security responsibility when U.S. and NATO forces withdraw in 2014. The non-profit group says the government in Kabul could collapse, especially if the next round of the country’s elections is fraudulent. In 2009 and 2010, the country suffered chaotic presidential and […]

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Report: Afghanistan ‘Far From Ready’ for 2014 Transition

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Crisis Group says the Afghan government a “far from ready” to assume security responsibility when U.S. and NATO forces withdraw in 2014. The non-profit group says the government in Kabul could collapse, especially if the next round of the country’s elections is fraudulent. In 2009 and 2010, the country suffered chaotic presidential and […]

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2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military says two American service members have died following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan. The military says the attack took place on Saturday but provided no other information about the incident. Earlier this month, a suicide bomber attacked a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in the region, killing at least 14 people. The Taliban […]

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Panetta: Karzai Should Be Grateful

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. defense secretary says Afghanistan’s president needs to show the international coalition troops who are fighting and dying in his country some gratitude instead of criticizing them. Leon Panetta was responding Friday to Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s remarks Thursday that the U.S. is failing to go after militants based in Pakistan, and instead is […]

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Afghan President Says No Delay in 2014 Vote

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that the country’s 2014 presidential elections will take place on time despite the scheduled exit of international troops from the country. During a news conference Thursday in the capital, Kabul, Mr. Karzai said the vote will “100 percent happen on time,” adding that any prolonging of his tenure would be […]

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