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Three U.S. soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – Three U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan’s eastern borderlands on Sunday, U.S. and NATO officials said, the first NATO combat deaths this month. The soldiers, from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), were killed by insurgents in Paktia province, a U.S. official told Reuters. The last…

Coordinated suicide attacks rock Afghanistan

KABUL — Explosions and gunfire rocked the Afghan capital Kabul Sunday as suicide bombers struck across Afghanistan in coordinated attacks claimed by Taliban insurgents as the start of a spring offensive. The German and Japanese embassy compounds were reported hit as militants attacked the city’s diplomatic enclave and tried to…

U.S. soldier killed at Afghan police checkpoint: official

WASHINGTON — A US soldier was killed at an Afghan police checkpoint on Monday in the latest “insider attack” by local security forces, a US military official said. The assault in eastern Afghanistan was the second shooting incident of the day involving Afghans opening fire on their NATO-led allies, with…

US says attack at Afghan base targeted top general

The US military said Friday that an attack at a NATO base in Afghanistan this week targeted a top American commander, just as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta flew in for a visit. After having initially downplayed the incident, officials threw new light on Wednesday’s attack at British-run Camp Bastion in…

Suspected suicide bomb attack at Afghan air force base during Panetta visit

A member of NATO-led forces was injured in an “incident” as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived at a military base in Afghanistan Wednesday, the military said. “At no point was the secretary or anyone on the aircraft in any danger from this incident,” the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)…

Afghans kill two NATO troops: military

Two NATO soldiers were killed by Afghan colleagues on Thursday, the latest in a series of such attacks after the burning of the Koran at a US base sparked widespread violent protests. The soldiers were identified as Americans by an Afghan official, who said they were killed at a military…

NATO withdraws staff from Afghan ministries after shooting

NATO on Saturday pulled all its staff out of Afghan government ministries after two US military advisors were shot dead in the interior ministry, as anti-US protests raged for a fifth day. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying it was in revenge for the burning of Korans at…

16 killed in two attacks in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Two attacks just hours apart killed 16 people and wounded more than 20 others on Wednesday in the insurgency-wracked southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials said. A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed 10 civilians and two policemen in the first attack at a bazaar, while an…

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