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Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, speaks during an interview at his office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Pic: AP.

4 troops killed during attacks on Afghan checkpoints

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 7:03PM UTC Comments Off Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, speaks during an interview at his office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Pic: AP.

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....

Kidnapped German freed in Afghanistan

By Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:35AM UTC Comments Off

Germany's government says a German man who was kidnapped in Pakistan more than two years ago has been freed in Afghanistan....

Ghani Ahmadzai sworn in as Afghanistan’s new president

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014 3:27PM UTC Comments Off Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. Pic: AP.

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....

Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 1:00PM UTC Comments Off

The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed plans that will allow American forces to stay in Afghanistan a bit beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and no security agreement is signed....

Amnesty International slams US over Afghan civilian deaths

By Mon, Aug 11, 2014 4:35PM UTC Comments Off

Amnesty International says the U.S. has failed to properly investigate Afghan civilian deaths, even possible war crimes, which occurred during military operations in Afghanistan....

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