Two killed, one kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

May 22, 2017

Two killed, one kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack ...

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban

Apr 25, 2017

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in ...

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 ...

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 ...