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Afghan Military Officer Fires On NATO Troops, Killing 9: NATO

Afghan Military Officer Fires On NATO Troops, Killing 9: NATO

KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight NATO service members and a contractor are dead after an Afghan military pilot opened fire on the foreign troops following a dispute at the airport in Kabul.Wednesday’s shooting was the deadliest incident in w…

Afghanistan Defense Ministry Attack Leaves 2 Dead

Afghanistan Defense Ministry Attack Leaves 2 Dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — An alleged Taliban sleeper agent opened fire Monday inside the Defense Ministry, killing at least two soldiers before he was gunned down in the third deadly breach of security in Afghanistan in less than a week.The…

Suicide Bomber Reportedly Kills 5 NATO Troops, 4 Afghan Soldiers

Suicide Bomber Reportedly Kills 5 NATO Troops, 4 Afghan Soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber wearing an Afghan army uniform blew himself up Saturday inside a military base in eastern Afghanistan, killing five NATO soldiers and four Afghan soldiers, officials said.The Taliban claimed responsibil…

UN Envoy Details How Employees Were Killed During Quran Burning Protest In Afghanistan

UN Envoy Details How Employees Were Killed During Quran Burning Protest In Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Fearing for their lives, the U.N. workers dashed into a dark bunker hoping to escape the mob of Afghan protesters angry over the burning of a Quran by a Florida church.Hope wasn’t enough for three of them. They wer…

At Least 5 Die During Quran Burning Protest In Afghanistan

At Least 5 Die During Quran Burning Protest In Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least five Afghan civilians have been killed in southern Afghanistan during a protest against a Florida church’s burning of the Muslim holy book.Zalmai Ayubi, spokesman for the provincial governor of Kandahar, says 4…

NATO Says Its Forces Repel Attack On Kabul Base In Afghanistan

NATO Says Its Forces Repel Attack On Kabul Base In Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three insurgents attacked a NATO base on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Saturday but were killed by coalition forces before they could enter the compound, NATO and Afghan police said.The attack came just ho…

Afghanistan Koran Protest Leaves At Least 8 Dead At U.N. Compound

Afghanistan Koran Protest Leaves At Least 8 Dead At U.N. Compound

KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight foreigners were killed Friday after demonstrators protesting a reported burning of the Muslim holy book stormed a U.N. office in northern Afghanistan, opening fire on guards and setting fires inside the compound, …

Deputy Governor In Afghanistan Slain By Suicide Bomber

Deputy Governor In Afghanistan Slain By Suicide Bomber

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle packed with explosives rammed into a car carrying the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province on Saturday, killing him and wounding three of his bodyguards, the …

Suicide Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Kabul

Suicide Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up Friday inside a supermarket popular with Westerners, killing eight people – some of them foreigners – in an attack that showed insurgents can still strike forcib…

Gandamack Lodge, Afghanistan ‘War Hotel,’ Offers Comfort And Safety For Media

Gandamack Lodge, Afghanistan ‘War Hotel,’ Offers Comfort And Safety For Media

KABUL, Afghanistan — In Kabul, journalists often seek out guest houses, avoiding the larger, high-profile hotels that could be, and have been, targets for Taliban attacks. A popular guest house among journalists is The Gandamack Lodge in th…

U.S. Has Been In Afghanistan As Long As Soviet Russia

U.S. Has Been In Afghanistan As Long As Soviet Russia

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Soviet Union couldn’t win in Afghanistan, and now the United States is about to have something in common with that futile campaign: nine years, 50 days.On Friday, the U.S.-led coalition will have been fighting …

Afghan Election Fraud REVEALED In Audio Recording

Afghan Election Fraud REVEALED In Audio Recording

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan election commission said Thursday that it had opened an investigation into allegations that a top government official pressured an election worker to rig the results of the parliamentary ballot in wester…

Afghanistan Corruption: Iran Said To Give Top Karzai Aide Bags Of Cash

Afghanistan Corruption: Iran Said To Give Top Karzai Aide Bags Of Cash

KABUL, Afghanistan — One evening last August, as President Hamid Karzai wrapped up an official visit to Iran, his personal plane sat on the airport tarmac, waiting for a late-running passenger: Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan.The ambassado…