Dah Yaya is an Afghan village set in stony hills and steeped in traditions that limit women to second-class status in this desperately poor country ravaged by Taliban insurgency.
A soldier serving with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan was shot dead by a man in Afghan army uniform, the latest in a series of “insider” attacks, the alliance said Tuesday.
With tears streaming down their faces, scores of suspected Afghan militants embraced waiting relatives and walked to freedom — just one sign of increasing attempts at reconciliation after 11 years of war.
A series of explosions followed by gunfire rocked the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad early Sunday as its airport came under an attack claimed by the Taliban, witnesses and officials said.
Two US Marines were killed in an attack Saturday on the military post in southern Afghanistan where Britain’s Prince Harry is based, officials said, adding he was “not in any danger”.