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Afghan policeman shoots and kills seven colleagues in the south

An Afghan policeman in the southern province of Kandahar opened fire on his colleagues, killing seven according to an Afghan official. The insider attack was just the latest case in which an Afghan policeman or soldier attacked his own forces or allies.

Last week shows highest casualty rate in Afghanistan this year

During the last few days of June and the beginning days of July at least 246 pro-government forces and 58 civilians were killed in Afghanistan. This is the highest toll so far this year.

Afghan bank clerks rob their own bank of $1.4 million and run

Kabul - Bank clerks in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province may have stolen as much as 81 million Afghanis ($1.4 million) from the country's central bank when they raided their own bank and fled, said one official on Saturday.

Roadside bombs claim at least 10 lives in Afghanistan

Kandahar - At least 10 people are confirmed dead in Afghanistan after they sustained injuries in two separate roadside bomb attacks.

US Sgt. Robert Bales pleads guilty to Afghan civilian massacre

Tacoma - U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, 39, pleaded guilty, in a military court Wednesday to the murder of 16 Afghan civilians. He said there is “not a good reason in the world” for why he did it.

Taliban offensive in Afghanistan continues killing 7 US troops

Kandahar - Seven US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday (May 4) as the Taliban continue a spring offensive announced this week.

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