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  • Official: Taliban kill 8 policemen in northern province

    April 25, 2017 7:56 AM

    KABUL - An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed eight policemen and overran three security checkpoints in northern Takhar province. Sunatullah Timor, the provincial spokesman, says the attack took place on Monday in the district of Darqad. He says the hours-long firefight also wounded three police officers and killed... more »
  • Top US general says more troops needed in Afghanistan

    February 9, 2017 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says he needs a "few thousand" more troops to properly train and advise the Afghan military. Gen. John Nicholson didn't provide an exact number while testifying Thursday before a Senate committee. He says the additional forces could come from the U.S. or... more »
  • Army: Bergdahl will face desertion charge at general court-martial

    December 14, 2015 2:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Army confirms that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be facing charges including desertion at a general court-martial. This, even though a hearing officer recommended that the case be handled at a misdemeanor-level forum. Bergdahl walked off his post in Afghanistan in June of 2009. He was held... more »
  • Afghan hospital said to be misidentified before being bombed

    November 25, 2015 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - An investigative report on the U.S. air attack that killed more than two dozen civilians at a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month says the crew of the attacking plane misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban. The... more »
  • Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

    March 25, 2015 2:48 PM

    FORT BRAGG, NC - The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban could face up to life in prison if convicted of both the charges he's facing. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was charged with misbehavior before the enemy, which carries a maximum sentence... more »
  • Taliban attack leaves more than 80 children dead

    December 16, 2014 3:47 AM

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A top Pakistani official says that 84 students have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Pervez Khattak, the chief minister of the province where the attack is underway, says that roughly the same number of students have... more »
  • Afghanistan swears in new president

    September 29, 2014 3:34 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - 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. Ghani Ahmadzai became president of Afghanistan in a peaceful transition Monday after a six-month election season that... more »

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