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U.S. surprised by Afghanistan’s demand to withdraw special forces

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s demand that US special forces leave a flashpoint province came as a surprise to American commanders, who had no advance warning of the order, officials said Monday. It remained unclear what led Karzai to issue a blunt announcement that US special operations force would have two…

Three NATO troops killed in one day in Afghanistan

Three international troops were killed in separate insurgency incidents in Afghanistan in one day, the NATO-led coalition force said. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said one service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in the south of the country, one by a similar blast in the east and one by an…

Afghan policement poisoned, shot 9 colleagues

An Afghan policeman poisoned and then shot dead nine of his colleagues while they were sleeping early Friday in the eastern province of Paktika, police and provincial government officials said. It was the latest in a series of shootings by Afghan security personnel of their local and foreign colleagues, deaths…

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