Stories tagged: Afghanistan
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Errant US airstrike kills 16 Afghan police officers in Helmand province, officials say
A U.S. airstrike mistakenly hit an Afghan police unit in the southern province of Helmand, killing 16 police officers and wounding two others, the provincial governor’s office said Saturday.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
U.N. reports rise in Afghan war deaths, blames insurgents
Afghanistan’s protracted war killed a record number of civilians during the first six months of this year, according to a U.N. report released Monday, which blamed the majority of the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Afghan girls robotics team arrives in U.S. just in time
Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Senators say new strategy is needed to win in Afghanistan
A U.S. congressional delegation led by Sen. John McCain visited Kabul on Tuesday for the U.S. Independence Day, meeting with Afghan government leaders and military officials to discuss the more …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
US, NATO allies wrangle over troop levels in Afghanistan
BRUSSELS – More than 16 years into the Afghanistan war, the United States and its NATO allies wrangled anew on Thursday over how to meet the need for more troops …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police
The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide car bombs, killing at least five police, officials said.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
U.S. troops wounded in apparent insider attack at Afghan base
An apparent insider attack in northern Afghanistan on Saturday left four U.S. troops wounded, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
U.S. to send almost 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan
A Trump administration official says the Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
ISIS says it has taken Tora Bora, bin Laden’s Afghan hideout
The Islamic State group says it has captured Tora Bora, a mountain hideout in Afghanistan once used by Osama bin Laden, but the Taliban on Thursday dismissed the claim, saying …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Trump hands to Pentagon decisions on troop levels in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump’s decision to allow his Pentagon chief to set U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan won’t mean an immediate infusion of troops but should improve management of the war …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan
Senators sharply criticized Pentagon leaders Tuesday for not completing a new strategy for the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis acknowledged that “the enemy is surging right …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan, deaths under investigation
Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge loved being a soldier since joining right after high school graduation and re-enlisted before shipping out late last year to Afghanistan, where he was killed with …
UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Pentagon: 3 U.S. soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan
Three American service members were killed and another was wounded Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province, U.S. officials said.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Explosions kill at least 6 attending Kabul funeral
Explosions in Kabul on Saturday killed at least six people attending a funeral reportedly attended by government officials, including members of parliament, a day after hundreds of demonstrators turned out …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Authorities: Several demonstrators killed in Kabul protest
A demonstration in downtown Kabul turned violent Friday as police fired at rock-throwing protesters demanding better security in the Afghan capital in the wake of a powerful truck bomb attack …
Fri., June 2, 2017
Kabul bombing massive; coverage isn’t
Kabul, with a death toll over four times as high as Manchester, gets mentioned only in brief reports.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Anger and sorrow grip Kabul after devastating bombing in diplomatic zone
Afghanistan joined in both anger and sorrow Thursday amid the aftermath in bomb-shattered Kabul, as mourners buried the dead and officials grappled with questions over how to confront a seemingly …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital
A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital with a massive truck bomb Wednesday, killing 90 people, wounding 400 and raising new fears about the government’s ability …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Explosion in diplomatic area of Kabul kills, wounds dozens
A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, causing casualties and sending a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital. At least 50 …
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack
At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Surprise attack by the Taliban kills 25 Afghan police officers
Afghanistan-Taliban militants launched surprise attacks against police checkpoints in southern Afghanistan and killed at least 25 officers, officials said Sunday
Sat., May 20, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Afghan Vice President Dostum flies to Turkey under questioned circumstances
Afghanistan’s controversial first vice president, who has been under investigation and virtual house arrest for months on accusations of assault, flew to Turkey on Saturday for “medical tests,” according to …
Fri., May 19, 2017
Goodman: Look at all high crimes and misdemeanors
What if Donald Trump were actually held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Brad Pitt on hubris, ‘War Machine’ and having ‘no secrets’
Pitt’s comments came in an interview last week in which the actor discussed his life, and his upcoming Netflix film “War Machine,” which takes a satirical look at the war …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Afghans relieved, worried by emerging Trump policy of increased troops
The emerging signs that the Trump administration may send thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan are generating a variety of reactions here, including relief at a signal of strong commitment …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes
Pakistan said Sunday its forces killed at least 50 Afghan troops and destroyed five checkpoints in clashes along the disputed border two days earlier, while Afghanistan dismissed the account, saying …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Pakistan-Afghan border cross-fire kills 15 on both sides
Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them on Friday, killing nine and drawing a response from the military, Pakistan …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
U.S. military launches investigation into deaths of Army Rangers, citing potential friendly fire
The Army has launched an investigation into the deaths of two elite Army Rangers in Afghanistan early Thursday, saying they may have been killed in a friendly-fire incident during a …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions
The Afghan Taliban announced the beginning of their spring offensive on Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on international coalition and Afghan …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Two U.S. troops killed in eastern Afghanistan
The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday.