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Man In Afghan Uniform Kills U.S. General

A man in an Afghan uniform opened fire at a military training academy outside Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least one American, media outlets are reporting. Details about the attack at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, weren't immediately clear. Media citing an unidentified Afghan military official, reports that a U.S. Army major general was fatally shot at point-blank range, the highest ranking U.S. ...

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Hundreds Of Ukraine Troops Cross Into Russia

More than 400 Ukrainian soldiers have crossed the border into Russia and deserted the Kiev government, according to an Interfax news agency report quoting a border security official. Ukraine confirmed the crossing, which happened on Monday, but said the soldiers were forced into Russian territory by rebel fire. Vasily Malayev, head of the Federal Security Service's border patrol in the Rostov region, told I ...

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Lebanon Army Hits Syrian Fighters In Arsal

Lebanese troops have shelled positions held by Sunni Syrian fighters in the mountains around the Lebanese town of Arsal on the Syrian border, in a third day of heavy fighting. Monday's shelling came as Reuters reported the Lebanese army was advancing on Arsal, which was attacked by Syrian armed groups over the weekend. The troops reportedly found 50 bodies of Syrian fighters, Reuters cited security sources ...

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Gaza Shelled During Israel’s Limited Truce

A Gaza City house has been shelled and other areas in Gaza have been fired upon since an Israeli-declared seven-hour humanitarian truce has come into effect. The Gaza Health Ministry said a child was killed and 30 people, mostly women and children, were wounded in the strike on Monday on a house in Shati refugee camp. An Israeli military spokeswoman told news agency Reuters she was checking the report. Isra ...

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86 Militants Killed Over 24 Hours In Afghanistan

Units of police in coordination with the army personnel have killed 86 Taliban militants during series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released on Monday. During the operations which have been conducted in parts of Nangarhar, Kunduz, Saripul, Urugan, Wardak, Khost and Paktia provinces, 71 more insurgents have been injured and 14 others arrested. ...

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IS Fighters Target Iraqi And Kurdish Troops

Fighters of Islamic State have killed at least 23 Iraqi soldiers and members of allied Shia fighters in a flashpoint area in the south of Baghdad, Iraqi sources said. Islamic State fighters, firing salvos of mortar rounds, began attacking the town of Jurf al-Sakhr late on Friday, killing 11 soldiers and 12 members of the Shia Asaib Ahl al-Haq fighters, an officer and army medic told AFP news agency on Satur ...

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NATO Airstrike Kills 50 Rebels In Hesarak

At least 50 militants were killed and another 20 wounded during a NATO airstrike in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Saturday. Nangarhar police chief Fazal Ahmad Sherzad told reporters in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, that hundreds of insurgents attacked police check posts and the district headquarters on Friday night. The attackers suffered heavy casualties after they ...

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German Forces End Combat Mission In North

German forces, part of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), changed their combat mission into training and assisting Afghan security forces in northern Afghanistan, an alliance official said on Saturday. Replaced by German Brig. Gen. Harald Gante, who took over the command during a change of command ceremony in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province on Friday, the outgoing Maj. Gen. Bernd ...

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Over 100 Rebels Who Fled Sangin Killed In Zheri

More than 100 militants have been killed during an operation launched about two weeks ago in the Zheri district of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. Zia Durrani, a spokesman for the Kandahar police headquarters, told Pajhwok Afghan News that security forces were still busy clearing landmines and countering isolated attacks by the militants. The operation in Zheri district was launche ...

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General Sir Peter Wall final Afghanistan visit

General Wall met personnel from all three services and supporting civilians during a visit in Helmand Province and Kabul. The visit to Afghanistan was General Wall’s last as Chief of the General Staff. He spoke with troops in Camp Bastion about their experiences and discussed the challenges of redeploying people and equipment while supporting the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). He went on to meet wi ...

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Blast In Kandahar, Killed Hashmat Khalil Karzai

(Kandahar): Sucide attack reported to Hashmat Khalil Karzai cousin of President Karzai Vehicle and member of provincial council, Hashamt Karzai was a senior member of Dr. Ashraf Ghani Election campaign In Kandahar, Mena Pal Spokesperson of Kandahar Governor said Hasham Karzai along with his bodyguards killed, its also reported that this explosion happen at his home Karz District of Kandahar Province. ...

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Poor control of weapons given to Afghan forces Pentagon audit report

A Pentagon audit of nearly 750,000 weapons handed over by U.S. forces to Afghan soldiers and police found poor control and accountability of the arms and expressed concern that many could fall into the hands of militants. The report, released Monday by the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, cites insufficient record-keeping and inventory practices to ensure that the $626 million worth ...

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Taliban insurgents attack Afghan provincial police chief’s house

KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban insurgents attacked the home of a well-known provincial police chief in restive southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by police, officials said. The six gunmen, all of whom were wearing suicide vests, launched the attack from a school building near Gen. Abdul Razeq's house in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province ...

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Two aid workers shot dead in Herat Province

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two Finnish aid workers were shot dead Thursday in the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said. The two women were riding in a taxi when they were shot dead by two men on a motorcycle, said Sami Wafa, the chief of staff of the Herat governor. Herat police spokesman Raouf Ahmadi said the taxi driver had been detained as part of the investigation. Finland's Foreign Ministry confirmed ...

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Alasai Residents Initiate Anti-Taliban Uprising

Residents of Alasai district have initiated an uprising to expel Taliban militants from their villages in central Kapisa province, the governor said on Wednesday. Mehrabuddin Sapi told Pajhwok Afghan News a large number of residents had joined hands with the security forces in maintaining security of their respective areas. He said the residents were fed up with atrocities of the insurgents and they finally ...

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Kabul Airport Security Beefed Up: NDS

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday said tight security measures had been put in place to protect the Kabul International Airport. Weeks earlier, a group of suicide bombers mounted an attack with assault rifles on the airport after, taking refuge in an under-construction building near the facility. According to security officials, the five hours gunbattle ended with the death of five att ...

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Afghanistan Blames Pakistan

The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan. Spokesman Hasib Sediqi of the National Directorate for Security charged that recent attacks in Afghanistan were planned in Pakistan, allegedly with the support of the Pakistani military’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI. Pakistan has denied suc ...

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Suicide Bomber Kills 5 Rebels In Paktika

While embracing his associates, a militant detonated his explosives, killing five militants and injuring seven others in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Tuesday. The incident occurred Monday evening in the Pastori locality of Sarobi district, police chief Nabi Jan Mullakhel told Pajhwok Afghan News. Civilians suffered no harm in the blast, he added. A tribal elder, wishing not to be named ...

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Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 4 Foreign Security Guards In Kabul

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six. The attacker struck at the gates of the compound, which houses foreign advisers to the Afghan government as well as the office of the deputy minister for counter-narcotics in the heart of the country's capital, said deputy interior minister, Gen. Mo ...

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Suicide Bomber Kills 4 Foreign Advisers And An Afghan Interpreter Outside Kabul International Airport

Four foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter were killed Tuesday when a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up outside Kabul International Airport. The nationalities of the foreign advisers are yet to be identified, according to a Reuters report. The attack comes days after a previous one by the Taliban, who used a car bomb to capture a building within the airport and battled Afghan security forces for f ...

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