Apr 23, 2017

Survivors recall carnage of Taliban attack on Afghan base

Survivors of a deadly Taliban assault on an Afghan military base described leaping from windows to escape gunmen shooting soldiers as they prayed, as grieving families Saturday collected coffins draped in the Afghan flag. Afghan officials have said more than 100 soldiers were killed ...

Taliban attackers kill at least 140 soldiers at Afghan base

Apr 22, 2017

Taliban attackers kill at least 140 soldiers at Afghan base

At least 140 Afghan soldiers were killed by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms, officials said on Saturday, in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, ...

Apr 22, 2017

Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said. One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said ...

U.S. 'mother of all bombs' owes origins to anti-Nazi weapons

Apr 15, 2017

U.S. 'mother of all bombs' owes origins to anti-Nazi weapons

The 11-ton “mother of all bombs” dropped by U.S. forces on Islamic State-linked fighters in Afghanistan is a highly specialized weapon with a heritage dating back to huge bombs developed for use against Nazi targets in World War II. The 21,600-pound (9,797-kg) GBU-43 (Guided ...

Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

Feb 6, 2017

Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

More than 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise still further. The avalanches struck after three days of heavy ...