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  • U.S. weighs slowing Afghan withdrawal to ensure ‘progress sticks’: Carter

    February 23, 2015 | 9:07 am

    The United States is considering slowing a planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan to ensure that "progress sticks" after more than a decade of war, new Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Saturday.

    Under the current plan, the...

  • Three American contractors killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghan capital

    January 29, 2015 | 10:39 am

    Three American contractors were killed and a fourth was wounded by an Afghan solider at the military airport in the capital Kabul, an Afghan air force official told Reuters on Thursday.

    "It is unclear yet why he shot these advisers and no one else was there to tell us the reason," the official said, asking not to be named because he was not authorised to give statements to the media. "An investigation has been opened."

    The international force in Afghanistan confirmed the shooting took place on Thursday evening.

  • Explosions, gunfire heard around Kabul International Airport

    June 9, 2013 | 7:19 pm

    Insurgents launched a pre-dawn attack on Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, on Monday, police said, with explosions and gunfire heard coming from an area that also houses major foreign military bases.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties and...

  • Afghan militants say deadly blast was revenge for film

    September 18, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    Afghan militants claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bomb attack on a minivan carrying foreign workers that killed 12 people saying it was retaliation for a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad.

    A short film made with private funds in the United States and posted on the...

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  • Greetings from Afghanistan

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 25, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    “Greetings from Afghanistan” is written by our friend, Shane, who is working with USAID. He was in the Peace Corps with George in Paraguay. We hope he will send us many posts from his experiences; here is his first one:

    Hello friends and family,

    I have arrived in Kandahar, after a...

  • Afghan peace council head Burhanuddin Rabbani killed in Kabul

    September 20, 2011 | 11:15 am

    The head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who had been tasked with trying to negotiate a political end to the war, was killed at his home on Tuesday, a senior police officer said.

    His residence is in Kabul’s heavily guarded diplomatic...

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