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American general killed in Afghan attack identified

Kabul - An American two-star general, who was killed in an attack at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.

Taliban attack presidential palace compound and CIA building

Kabul - The Taliban are mounting an attack on the presidential compound in the center of the Afghan capital Kabul. There have been reports of explosions and gunfire but few details as yet.

Taliban spring offensive targets Afghan Security and NATO forces

Kabul - After a relatively calm start this year, which saw few NATO and US casualties, the Taliban have started their spring offensive, targeting NATO and Afghan Security Forces. The past week has been particularly bloody with a car bomb attack in Kabul.

Suicide car bomber attacks NATO convoy in Kabul

Kabul - A suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy in the Afghan capitol of Kabul, killing 12 people, including 2 NATO troops, and 4 civilian contractors.

Afghans not interested in killing Taliban - A Western fixation

Kabul - "Now that the sonovabitch is dead, why is the US still angry with us?" "Us", in this conversation, are the Taliban. The SOB in question is Osama bin Laden. This is a quote relayed by Yahya Maroofi, Counsellor to Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai.

Video: Boeing 747 crash at Bagram Airfield military base kills 7

Graphic video footage of a US cargo plane crashing immediately after takeoff from Bagram Airfield military base in Afghanistan on Monday, was captured on a vehicle dashcam.

Afghanistan: Suicide bombers kill 18 in separate attacks

Kabul - Suicide bombers killed 18 people, including one police officer in two separate incidents, in Afghanistan on Saturday morning. One blast was near the Defense Ministry in Kabul and the other in Khost province.The bombings coincide with Chuck Hagel's visit.

Child suicide bomber kills four Skateistan members in Kabul

Kabul - The majority of the deaths in Saturday’s suicide bombing by the Taliban, near the headquarters of the Nato-led international coalition, were members of the skateboarding initiative ‘Skateistan’.

Seven more U.S. troops die in Afghanistan

Kandahar - Another seven American soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan Thursday, along with their Afghan interpreter and three Afghan soldiers.

Roadside bomb kills 5 civilians on bus in Afghanistan

Ghazni - A bus has been hit by a bomb on Sunday morning in Afghanistan's Ghanzi province. Five people were killed and eleven were injured.

Taliban 12-hour siege on Kabul hotel ends

Kabul - The attack on a popular hotel on the outskirts of Kabul has ended, with up to 17 people dead, according to the Afghan police.

Hotel in Kabul scene of heavy gunfire

Somewhere in the Kabul region of Afghanistan two men are hunkered down as bullets whiz overhead. Journalists Mustafa Kazemi and Ahmad Mukhtar are using the social network Twitter to describe what they are encountering tonight.

Obama's visit was not a secret to Twitter users in Afghanistan

Kabul - Most people didn't know about Obama's secret visit to Afghanistan until it happened. But Twitter users in the country had notification several hours before his arrival.

Explosions in Kabul follow Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan

Kabul - Five explosions hit the Afghan capital on Wednesday, resulting in at least seven deaths. The attacks follow the surprise visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the country.

Taliban 'spring offensive' targets embassies in Kabul (Video)

Kabul - Explosions and gunfire rocked the area of Kabul where several embassies and the NATO base in the city are located. The presidential palace of Hamid Karzai also came under attack with heavy gunfire that lasted about 30 minutes after the first explosions.

Afghan women and children killed in Turkish NATO helicopter crash

Kabul - As if the Afghan people have not suffered enough horror recently, now a NATO-operated Turkish helicopter has crashed, killing 4 Afghan civilians and 12 Turkish soldiers.

US soldier kills up to 16 Afghan civilians in shooting spree

Kabul - Up to 16 civilians, including nine children and three women, have been killed by a rogue American soldier in Kandahar province, Afghan and Nato sources say.

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.

US Embassy in Kabul comes under Taliban attack

The US Embassy in Afghanistan has confirmed an attack on its building in Kabul. In a short statement on its website they state that there were no casualties among members of staff.

British Council offices in Kabul hit by suicide bombers

Kabul - At least 12 people have been killed after several explosions at the British Council offices in Kabul hit in the early morning hours. Gunfire was heard from the area.

Taliban attacks Kabul's Intercontinental hotel

Kabul - A group of at least four Taliban suicide bombers attacked a Western-style hotel in the city of Kabul in Afghanistan Tuesday, leaving at least 10 people killed.

Mother and infant saved by Task Force medics in Kabul

Kabul - Polish medics on a quick reaction force mission in Kabul, Afghanistan came upon a car with a very pregnant woman inside Monday. They arrived in the nick of time, the woman was in a difficult labour and needed help.

Force escalated in Kabul on Saturday

From stopping motorists who do not respond to orders to catching insurgents this weekend found Afghan and coalition security forces using force to achieve their goals.

Suicide bomber wounding five U.S. soldiers

A suicide bomber was able to set off a bomb at a military base near where soldiers were sleeping around 9p.m. Thursday evening.

Dozens killed, 400 injured in Afghanistan avalanches

Kabul - More than 60 people have been killed in a series of avalanches in the nation of Afghanistan. At least 400 have been injured as rescue workers have brought bulldozers, helicopters and ambulances to the region to help recover many passengers.

Taliban launch fresh attacks in Kabul

Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers attacked buildings across the heart of Kabul on Monday, killing at least five people, including a child.

12 killed in Kabul when gunmen attacked a UN guest house

Six United Nations staff members, were among the 12 people killed when gunmen attacked a UN guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan.

6 dead, 10 wounded after suicide bomb explodes in Kabul

Six Italian soldiers along with 10 Afghan civilians were killed when a car bomb exploded just within the vicinity of the American and NATO military command stations.

Car Bomb Explodes At Kabul Airport

A car bomb exploded Tuesday at Kabul's airport on the military side's front gate. There have been reports that civilians have been killed but no solid details.

Blast at NATO gates kill at least three people in Kabul

An explosion near the main gate of NATO headquarters in Kabul has killed three people and wounded 70, including women and children. Two of the wounded are United States military personnel.
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Lt. Col. Haji Wali Mohammad Ahmad Zai  commander  2nd Kandak  2nd Brigade  205th Afghan National Arm...
Lt. Col. Haji Wali Mohammad Ahmad Zai, commander, 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps, speaks with village elders from Janan Keley, Afghanistan, about the security situation in their community. The villagers in Janan Keley are thankful for the ANA's renewed presence in their area as it offers them some degree of security against Taliban persecution. (US Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher McCullough)
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Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
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The Taliban have kidnapped Afghan MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar in Ghazni  as she and her children were tra...
The Taliban have kidnapped Afghan MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar in Ghazni, as she and her children were travelling in a rural area south of the capital Kabul
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Building damaged from 1990s civil war in Kabul  in 2009.
Building damaged from 1990s civil war in Kabul, in 2009.
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A fireman hoses a road next to a destroyed bus at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, November 16, 2013. A suicide bomber rammed his car into an Afghan army vehicle providing security for a compound where Afghanistan's political and tribal elites are due to gather next week to debate a security pact with the United States
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Russian-built "Microryan" in Afghanistan
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Marines pose with General James Mattis, Commanding General, CENTCOM, at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan
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A general view of the Bagram prison at the U.S. airbase in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan
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U.S. Secretary of State poses with Aghani female politicians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2011.
U.S. Secretary of State poses with Aghani female politicians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2011.
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NATO helicopter
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Taliban attack British Council offices in Kabul.
Taliban attack British Council offices in Kabul.
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