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Training exercise at Kabul Military Training Center in Afghanistan. Pic: AP.

5 dead following Afghanistan insurgent attack

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 5:22PM UTC Comments Off Training exercise at Kabul Military Training Center in Afghanistan. Pic: AP.

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....

Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014 9:54AM UTC Comments Off An Afghan farmer works on a poppy field harvesting opium, the main ingredient in heroin, in the Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Pic: AP.

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....

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....

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