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Miscommunication blamed for deadly US mistake

The first page of the report released by US Central Command Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, on the friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in June is photographed in Washington on Sept. 4, 2014. Avoidable miscommunication between US air and ground forces led to a incident that killed five US soldiers and one Afghan. AP

Avoidable miscommunication between US air and ground forces led to a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan that killed five US soldiers and one Afghan in June, according to a military investigation report.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

13 children among Afghan Sikhs found in UK shipping container

UK shipping container

The frail survivors found inside a shipping container at a British port at the weekend following a “horrific ordeal” are Sikhs from Afghanistan and include 13 children, police said Sunday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Afghan soldier kills US general, wounds 15

Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene

An American major general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 including a German general and two Afghan generals.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack, say officials

Smoke billows from a building after an attack on a police station in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Taliban insurgents staged a multi-pronged attack on the police station, using a suicide bomber and gunmen to lay siege to the station, government officials said. Two remotely detonated bombs also exploded nearby. AP

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 41 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack–officials

Afghanistan's security forces and civilians walk at the site of a suicide attack in the Urgun area of Paktika province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  AP PHOTO/PAJHWOK NEWS AGENCY

A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives killed at least 41 people at a busy market in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest attack in the war-torn country for months.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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