Norovirus spread via food, hands, surfaces

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The new strain of norovirus -- dubbed the Ferrari of viruses because of how fast it passes through a group of people -- is very hard to kill, U.S. experts say.

Civilians among Afghan casualties

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 19 (UPI) -- A woman and child were killed Wednesday by coalition forces engaged in a firefight with enemy militants in Afghanistan, military officials said.

Operations break up bomb-making network

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, March 17 (UPI) -- Recent coalition forces operations in Afghanistan's volatile Khowst and Helmand provinces broke up a militant bomb-making network.

Coalition forces nab four in Taliban raid

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- An operation by coalition forces in Afghanistan working on intelligence on Taliban militant whereabouts resulted in the detention of four suspected insurgents.

Best Afghan commando competition held

BAGRAM, Afghanistan, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. forces in Afghanistan recently held a best commando competition in a training initiative for the Afghan National Army.

Troops uncover weapons cache in school

BAGRAM, Afghanistan, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Following a daylong battle in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, Afghan police and coalition forces uncovered a munitions cache in a school.

21 militants killed in Afghan operations

DEH RAWOD, Afghanistan, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Operations by Afghan and coalition forces resulted in the dismantling of roadside bombs in the south of Afghanistan and the deaths of 21 militants.

Afghanistan military detain Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An Afghanistan military offensive in Paktya province has led to the detention of several suspected insurgents.

Taliban recruiting operations disrupted

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Coalition and Afghan forces led a raid in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province Monday and disrupted an alleged active Taliban recruiting operation.

Top-ranking Afghan militant killed

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials say Malawi Abdul Manan, a top-ranking enemy commander in Afghanistan, has been killed by Afghan security forces.

Two children die in Afghanistan firefight

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. military spokesman said Thursday two children were killed in a firefight between U.S.-led coalition forces and a suspected Taliban militant.

Taliban bomb specialist captured

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Six insurgents including an alleged Taliban bomb maker were captured Tuesday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, during an early morning raid.

More than six dozen Taliban killed

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- More than six dozen Taliban fighters were killed during a firefight with Afghan and coalition forces in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

Coalition troops detain Afghan militant

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A suspected militant was captured by coalition forces in Afghanistan Sunday after troops acted on intelligence.

Dozens of Afghan militants killed

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Twenty-two militants were killed and seven were detained during coalition and Afghan operations in Afghanistan's Zabul and Helmand provinces Monday.
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