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Magnetic bomb kills two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

Kabul - According to Interior Ministry spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi the vehicle being driven by the two soldiers was hit by the bomb. The international military coalition (ISAF) provided less detail saying only that two of its members had been killed.

200 fuel tankers torched by Taliban outside Kabul

Kabul - The Taliban have torched about 200 tankers the Taliban claim were supplying NATO forces in Afghanistan with fuel. According to police the attack was just outside the capital Kabul.

ISAF soldier killed in Afghanistan chopper crash

Kabul - A member of the US-led NATO coalition in Afghanistan has been killed in a helicopter crash in the south of the country, the force said Thursday.

US Consulate in Herat attacked by Afghan Taliban

Herat - In the early hours of Friday morning (2 a.m. GMT) Taliban militants attacked the US Consulate in Herat, western Afghanistan, using a suicide car bomb to breach the consulate's perimeter before the attackers opened fire.

NATO apologizes for shooting deaths of two Afghan children

Kabul - In a rare apology NATO admitted a helicopter fired on two boys herding cattle mistaking them for insurgents in Uruzgan province.

Op-Ed: Afghanistan — No NATO soldiers KIA in three weeks as war ends

Washington - President Obama announced the withdrawal of 34,000 US troops from Afghanistan within one year and the Pentagon is pushing a plan to keep 8,000 troops past 2014. Meanwhile this is the third week without ISAF KIA's in the ten year war.

NATO air strike in Afghanistan kills 10 civilians

Kabul - The strike was in the province of Kunar in eastern Afghanistan. The death toll included five children. Four Taliban were also killed and five civilians wounded.

Gen Joseph F. Dunford assumes command of ISAF in Afghanistan

Kabul - In a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, General John Allen passed command to General Joseph F. Dunford. General Dunford will be the fifth commander of the war in Afghanistan and will oversee the withdrawal of US and NATO forces.

Afghanistan: US military records second week without KIAs

Washington - The second week has passed without any US or NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan. 15 soldiers, however were wounded in action (WIA) this week. The low casualties may be due to the break in the fighting season.

Op-Ed: US and ISAF report no weekly casualites in eleven year Afghan war

Washington - After eleven years of war in Afghanistan neither NATO or the US military are reporting any casualties during the past week. As NATO transitions responsibilities to Afghan security forces, casualty figures remain unchanged.

NATO forces attack Afghan health clinic

Kabul - The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan claims that NATO and Afghan troops stormed their clinic in Wardak province, damaged doors, windows, and medical equipment. They then used the center as a jail and military command center.

NATO airstrike kills 8 Afghan women and girls in Laghman province

NATO has conceded that as many as eight innocent Afghan civilians were killed in an airstrike early on Sunday. The US-led military alliance initially claimed that 45 Islamic militants and no civilians had been killed in the operation.

Op-Ed: NATO Afghan attacks kills 8 women gathering firewood

Kabul - According to Afghan officials a NATO air strike has killed eight Afghan women and girls gathering firewood. At first International Security Assistance Force officials claimed that 45 insurgents were targeted but later admitted possible civilian casualties

New Zealand plans early withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

Auckland - New Zealand troops were set to withdraw from Afghanistan by September 2014 but now the plan is to withdraw many of their troops by April of 2013. Five New Zealand troops were killed in August this year.

Taliban, NATO coalition take fight to Twitter after Kabul attack

Kabul - Following the 20-hour assault between Taliban insurgents and International Security Assistance Force personnel in Kabul, the two sides exchanged words on Twitter. Both the NATO-led forces and the Taliban press office blamed each for the loss of life.

Reporter killed in Afghanistan is a case of 'mistaken identity'

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) today released a report detailing their finding that a BBC reporter killed in late July was the victim of mistaken identity, quite possibly as a result of "the stress and urgency of the moment."

ISAF troops help civilians in Afghanistan

The International Security Assistance Force troops are not only on hand in Afghanistan to fight against insurgents. The troops stationed in Afghanistan work hard within communities to help residents improve the quality of their lives.

2 U.S troops captured in Afghanistan

Kabul - NATO is confirming Afghan intelligence reports that two service members who had gone missing in Afghanistan Friday are in fact American.

7 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan

NATO is reporting the deaths of at least seven of its soldiers in Afghanistan Saturday including six Americans and an Australian.

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German Brig. Gen. Joseph Blotz spokesperson  International Security Assistance Force plays an insurg...
German Brig. Gen. Joseph Blotz,spokesperson, International Security Assistance Force plays an insurgent propaganda video for media during the ISAF weekly update brief on Nov. 14 at ISAF HQ in Kabul.
HAZARA QALA  Afghanistan (Feb.1  2010) - Three Afghan children stand along a seriously eroded bank o...
HAZARA QALA, Afghanistan (Feb.1, 2010) - Three Afghan children stand along a seriously eroded bank of the river that runs through the village of Hazara Qala. The erosion had begun to put various buildings in the village at risk, including a school and a mosque. (ISAF Photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Eric S. Dehm)
KABUL  Afghanistan (Feb. 1  2011) -- A young Afghan girl from Kandahar Province is treated by Afghan...
KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 1, 2011) -- A young Afghan girl from Kandahar Province is treated by Afghan doctors and U.S. military nurse mentors for burns to approximately 30 percent of her body. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacey Haga/released)