KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan said that five people were killed and two injured when gunmen opened fire on a car in the eastern province of Nangahar on Friday. The attack took place as the car carrying a total of seven civilians was driving through Khogyani district around 6 am, said the spokesman for the provincial police, Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal....
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. report shows that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight it over the past decade....
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which happened Sunday, but the Taliban have stepped up assaults on Afghan and NATO forces ahead of the pullout of most foreign combat troops by the end of the year....
Germany's government says a German man who was kidnapped in Pakistan more than two years ago has been freed in Afghanistan....
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been sworn in as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban....
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