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NATO airstrike kills five Afghan army troops

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 6 (UPI) -- An airstrike by coalition forces in Logar province Thursday killed five Afghan army troops and wounded eight others, the Afghan Defense Ministry said.

Militant attack in Afghanistan leaves at least 19 Afghan soldiers dead

ASADABAD, Afghanistan, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A militant attack in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province Sunday morning left at least 19 Afghan soldiers and several militants dead, authorities said.

Seven Afghan soldiers die in explosion

DELARAM, Afghanistan, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- At least seven Afghan soldiers died Sunday after an improvised explosive device went off in Farah province, military officials said.

Six Afghan police killed in insider attack in Herat province

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A member of the Afghan national police killed six colleagues in Herat province and 16 Taliban militants died in military attacks in other areas, officials said.

3 American troops killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Three U.S. troops were killed in a so-called green-on-blue attack in Afghanistan Saturday, military officials said.

200 militants killed in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan Army reports

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Military officials reported Friday approximately 200 militants, mostly foreigners, were killed during operations in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province.

Afghan army losses in summer Taliban offensive hit 100

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 26 (UPI) -- Afghanistan Sunday said it carried out more than 2,000 combat missions in recent weeks against Taliban forces reinforced by fresh troops out of Pakistan.

Dozens of deaths reported in fighting in western, southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 21 (UPI) -- An explosion in Herat province Tuesday killed seven police officers while at least 23 militants died in clashes in Helmand province, Afghan officials said.

At least 13 Afghan troops killed in clashes with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 12 (UPI) -- At least 13 Afghan soldiers were reported dead and nine abducted in battles Friday with Taliban militants in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said.

Afghan army takes control of Bagram prison

BAGRAM, Afghanistan, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. military transferred control of the controversial Bagram prison in Aghanistan to Afghan control Monday, officials said.
Afghanistan raises criticism of Pakistan

Afghanistan raises criticism of Pakistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 5 (UPI) -- Afghanistan's criticism of Pakistan in the anti-insurgency effort has become sharper following Osama bin Laden's death, The New York Times says.

Would-be bomber kills 2 in Afghan ministry

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 18 (UPI) -- A person wearing a suicide vest shot and killed two soldiers at the Afghan Defense Ministry and was killed by others who defused the vest, an official said.

Air raid accidentally kills soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 7 (UPI) -- A NATO air raid Wednesday accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers in southwest Ghazani province, Afghan officials said.

Official says Taliban killed 40 hostages

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- At least 40 people kidnapped from a bus in southern Afghanistan have been killed by Taliban militants, an official said Sunday.

Afghanistan army to expel Taliban in south

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 18 (UPI) -- Two Afghan soldiers and at least 23 militants died during a military push to expel Taliban rebels from some southern villages, Afghan defense officials said.
Karzai escapes assassination

Karzai escapes assassination

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 27 (UPI) -- Taliban insurgents attempted to kill Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday during national celebrations but he escaped unharmed, officials said.

Afghan troops kill scores of rebels

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Scores of Taliban rebels have been eliminated from their stronghold in Afghanistan's southern region by advancing government troops.

Afghanistan to expand its army size

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Afghanistan reportedly plans to boost the size of its army nearly three times to improve internal security and discourage any interference from neighbors.

Afghans say Taliban leader killed

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. forces in Afghanistan Thursday killed a member of the Taliban leadership council, the Afghan government announced.

First bodies moved from Afghan air crash

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Afghan rescuers have begun transporting the bodies of 104 passengers, killed when an Afghan airliner crashed 11 days ago, to Kabul for identification. Defense Ministry Spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi said the work of moving the bodies began Monday, BBC report

Demonstrators fired on in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- At least four Afghans were wounded Sunday when soldiers opened fire on protesters demanding back pay outside the defense ministry in Kabul.
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