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Taliban storm checkpoints, kill 20 troops: Afghan officials

World Apr 10, 2019

Taliban storm checkpoints, kill 20 troops: Afghan officials

Taliban fighters stormed army checkpoints in southern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border overnight, killing 20 troops, an official said Tuesday. Eight other security forces were also wounded in Monday night's attack in Shorabak district, Mohammad Yousof Younosi, a provincial council member in Kandahar, said. An official ...

Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

World Apr 10, 2019

Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

A U.S. Marine killed this week in Afghanistan was honored five years ago for rescuing a woman from a burning high-rise while serving with the Fire Department of New York, the city's mayor and fire commissioner said on Tuesday. Christopher Slutman, a 15-year FDNY member, ...