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Nation Mar 222 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
U.S. and NATO forces provided few details on the combat deaths, saying it was still under investigation.
World Jan 22Taliban attack kills dozens at Afghan military base
A suicide bomber drove an armored Humvee packed with explosives at the base in eastern Maidan Wardak province on Monday, a severe blow to the government that already has lost control of nearly half of the country to the insurgents.
World Dec 24Dozens killed in attack on Kabul government building
A suicide bomber and extremists armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked a government building in the Afghan capital in an eight-hour-long siege that left 29 people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said. It ended when the three…
World Nov 23Explosion at Afghan army base mosque kills 27
The blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb but nothing was officially confirmed and details were sketchy. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.
World Oct 20Chaotic Afghan parliamentary polls draw to a close
Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, already three years overdue, ended as chaotically as they began with even the Independent Election Commission uncertain of how many of the estimated 21,000 polling stations closed by 4 p.m. local time, the original closing time.
World Aug 20Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack
Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting…
World Aug 10Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14
The city was in lockdown and fighting continued throughout the day Friday, with sporadic bursts of gunfire from Taliban fighters who had hunkered down in elevated positions inside Ghazni from which they were shooting, some residents said.
World Apr 30Double suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills 25 people, including 9 journalists
The attack was the latest in a relentless string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults that have struck Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan so far this year.