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Third attack on Afghan military base kills 43

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:14:52 GMT

At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban suicide attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan. The Defence Ministry said just two soldiers are known to have survived unscathed after the attack on the base in the Chashmo area of Maiwand district in Kandahar province, They said the attackers detonated at least one explosive-packed Humvee vehicle and razed the compound in the early morning assault.




Taliban attack army camp in southern Afghanistan, killing 43

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:22:54 GMT

A multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on alert for more than 10 hours ended when officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings. A multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on alert for more than 10 hours ended when officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings.




CIA chief says US needs Pakistan help on Taliban safe havens

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:05:46 GMT

CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks during the Foundation for Defense of Democracies National Security Summit in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Pompeo says the U.S. is going to do everything it can to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan.




Taliban attacks kill 58, nearly wipe out Afghan army camp

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:32:20 GMT

An Afghan National Army soldier directs a vehicle to stop at a checkpoint on the way to Zhari district, where the Maiwand army base is located, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. The Taliban have killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country, including an assault that nearly wiped out the Maiwand camp in the southern Kandahar province.




Troops killed in Taliban attack on Afghan base

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:07:14 GMT

Dozens of Afghan troops were killed when Taliban militants stormed their base in Kandahar province in the early hours of Thursday, according to a statement from the Afghan Ministry of Defense. The statement said 43 of the base's 60 troops died in the attack.




2 Americans dead in Afghanistan 'green-on-blue' attack

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:43:56 GMT

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Trump wants to plunder Afghanistan for its vast mineral wealth

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:26:31 GMT

October 7th marked sixteen years since the start of the US War in Afghanistan - America's longest war. In an effort to justify the continued and expanded presence of US troops in the country, President Trump is seeking a plan to have US companies extract minerals from resource-rich Afghanistan.




Pakistan says fence on Afghan border will reduce attacks

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:46:54 GMT

A Pakistani soldier stands guard at a newly erected fence between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Angore Adda, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.Pakistan's military says new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan will help prevent militant attacks, but the stepped-up fortifications have angered Kabul, which does not recognize the ... (more)




Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:19:53 GMT

Boyle, his American wife and their three children were rescued Wednesday, five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan. Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital Boyle, his American wife and their three children were rescued Wednesday, five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan.




5 police officials among 7 killed as Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams car into truck

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:42:48 GMT

Rescue workers inspect as a policeman stands near a truck after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan on October 18, 2017. Photo - Reuters Rescue workers inspect as a policeman stands near a truck after a blast in Quetta, Pakistan on October 18, 2017.




New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:20:00 GMT

Calm winds gave an advantage to firefighters tryi... . Phyllis Rogers checks for mail in front of her destroyed home in Larkfield, near Santa Rosa, Calif., Monday Oct. 16, 2017.




Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill more than 40 people amid push for peace talk37 minutes ago

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:20:53 GMT

KABUL, Afghanistan A string of Taliban attacks on Afghan security units killed more than 40 people, officials said Tuesday, in another show of force by the militants amid a renewed effort seeking possible peace talks. The attacks, which began late Monday, underscored the Taliban resilience and ability to strike heavily protected sites such as military bases.




McCain blocks Defense nominees to get Afghanistan war info

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:51:45 GMT

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., meets with members of the United States Naval Academy Choir after he received the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide.




Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:17:38 GMT

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl.




Suicide Bombers, Gunmen Attack Afghan Police Training Center, Killing At Least Six

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:55:28 GMT

Afghan officials say suicide bombers and gunmen have launched an attack on a police training center in southeastern Afghanistan, killing at least six people and wounding 30 others. The Interior Ministry said that a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near the training center before a number of attackers launched an assault against the facility.




The Latest: Taliban attack Afghan center, kill at least 14

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:26:42 GMT

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan where the Taliban have staged several attacks targeting police across the country : An Afghan health official says a Taliban attack on a police training center in the country's eastern Paktia province has killed at least 14 people, including civilians. Health Ministry spokesman Waheed Majroo says that dozens were also wounded in the attack on Tuesday in Gardez, the provincial capital.




Suicide bomber, gunmen attack police HQ in Afghan province: officials

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:17:40 GMT

At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.