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Inquiry into claims SAS member shot dead Afghan businessman and planted gun on body

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:34:06 GMT

It's been revealed today an inquiry probing the activities of Australian special forces in Afghanistan is investigating allegations that an SAS trooper shot dead an Afghan businessman then planted a pistol on the body to make it look like self-defence. The alleged incident took place during a raid on a warehouse in the capital of Uruzgan Province, Tarin Kot, in April 2011.

Afghan forces rescue 2 abducted Pakistani diplomats

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:05:00 GMT

The ministry says the two were "recovered in a security operation" on Wednesday and have been handed over to the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul, the Afghan capital. The ministry's statement says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani telephoned the Pakistani embassy to inform the staff about the rescue.

Eight IS militants killed in Afghanistan

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:29:33 GMT

Kabul, July 26 At least eight Islamic State militants were killed when security forces pounded the outfit's positions in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, an official said on Wednesday. The forces on Tuesday targeted militant hideouts in Achin district, Xinhua news agency quoted police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashirqwal as saying.

Attack on military base Taliban Attacks Military Base in Kandahar, 26 Afghan Soldiers Killed

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:26:05 GMT

Kandahar, Afghanistan, July 26: At least 26 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Tuesday night. The attack was reported in the Khakrez district of the province.

Minerals: A reason for the U.S. to stay in Afghanistan

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:57:23 GMT

President Donald Trump, searching for a reason to keep the United States in Afghanistan after 16 years of war, has latched on to a prospect that tantalized previous administrations: Afghanistan's vast mineral wealth, which his advisers and Afghan officials have told him could be profitably extracted by Western companies. Trump has discussed the country's mineral deposits with President Ashraf Ghani, who promoted mining as an economic opportunity in one of their first conversations.

The Real Scandal: Americans Dona t Care About Afghanistan

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:47:29 GMT

General Turner's current duty station is Afghanistan, where he commands a modest conglomeration of Marines and sailors known as Task Force Southwest. We might empathize with General Turner.

Kathy Sullivan: Privatizing the war in Afghanistan

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:10:20 GMT

The woman who was brutally beaten outside Planet Fitness in Rochester last month says she is pleased that police have announced the arrest of the man behind the attack.

UN condemns terror attacks in Pak, Afghan

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:38:32 GMT

Describing the attack in Kabul as "horrifying", he said the deliberate targeting of civilians constitutes a grave violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and "may constitute a war crime". At least 26 people were killed and 41 injured after a Taliban-claimed car bomb struck a bus carrying government officials through a Shiite neighbourhood in Kabul yesterday.

Videos suggest Russian government may be arming Taliban

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:18:55 GMT

The Taliban have received improved weaponry in Afghanistan that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government, according to exclusive videos obtained by CNN, adding weight to accusations by Afghan and American officials that Moscow is arming their one-time foe in the war-torn country. US generals first suggested they were concerned the Russian government was seeking to arm the Afghan insurgents back in April, but images from the battlefield here corroborating these claims have been hard to come by.

Iran strongly condemns terror attack in Afghanistan

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:13:13 GMT

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Afghan capital Kabul on Monday which left at least 29 people dead and 40 injured. "In spite of such violent, inhuman and brutal actions by the terrorist and extremist groups, the Afghan government and people will continue the path of fighting extremism and violence more powerfully," he said.

More than 60 killed in bloody day of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:04:12 GMT

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Taliban claim deadly suicide attack in Kabul that kills 24

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:55:09 GMT

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10 Things to Know for Today

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:34:17 GMT

Men look at the remains of their properties at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 24, 2017.

Saving Omar Khadr: 'We plugged all the holes,' chopper medic recounts

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:00:17 GMT

Donnie Bumanglag stands in the backyard garden of his home, Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Lompoc, Calif. Bumanglag is a former U.S. soldier who served in Afghanistan.

The Latest: Kabul suicide bombing death toll climbs to 24

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:44:30 GMT

A firefighter looks on at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 24, 2017. A suicide car bomb killed dozens of people as well as the bomber early Monday morning in a western neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital where several prominent politicians reside, a government official said.

Taliban claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing that killed 24, injured 42

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:40:58 GMT

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Taliban suicide car bomber kills at least 35 in Afghan...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:35:25 GMT

KABUL: A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 35 people and wounding many, and the death toll could rise, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said. Police cordoned off the area, located near the house of the deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq in a part of the city where many of the mainly Shi'ite Hazara community live.