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3 US Contractors Shot Dead at Kabul Airport

Another insider attack ? A gunman at an airport in Kabul killed three American contractors today, reports the AP. Reuters reports that the shooter was an Afghan soldier, though that has not been confirmed. ABC News quotes a US official as saying that the gunman was at least wearing the...

Three Americans killed in Kabul by Afghan soldier

Three American contractors were killed and a fourth was wounded by an Afghan soldier at the military airport in the capital Kabul.

Skateboarding Makes Afghan Girls Feel Free

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Transparency goes on holiday in Afghanistan

“U.S. suddenly goes quiet on effort to bolster Afghan forces” was the headline in the New York Times that caught my attention. How, pray tell, does a nation go quiet on a $65 billion endeavor? It stops talking. Score another victory for the forces of overclassification in the name of national security. The Times reports […]

CIA Picks Undercover Veteran ‘Spider’ as Spy Chief

The Central Intelligence Agency has picked a new top spy, tapping an undercover veteran who played a central role in developing personal relationships with Afghan leaders after the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.

Three American contractors killed in 'insider attack' in Afghan capital

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Three American contractors were killed and a fourth was wounded by an Afghan soldier at the military airport in the capital Kabul, an Afghan air force official told Reuters on Thursday. "It is unclear yet why he shot these advisers and...Show More Summary

U.S. Classifies Some Basic Statistics About Afghan Security Forces

9 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The watchdog in charge of Afghan reconstruction said the classification threatens its ability to publicly account for the billions of dollars spent each year on Afghan forces.

Dozens killed in Afghan bombings and bus crash

A passenger bus collided with a fuel tanker on a notoriously deadly highway in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 22 people and injuring 30 others, officials said Thursday.

Kabul Suicide Bomber Strikes Funeral For Taliban Victims and Kills 16

Insurgents are increasingly targeting local police and Afghan forces after most foreign troops withdrew at the end of last month

Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

At least 11 policemen and seven Taliban fighters killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Ghazni province, officials say.

Afghanistan lawmakers OK only nine Cabinet members, go on break

Afghan lawmakers approved only nine of President Ashraf Ghani's Cabinet nominations in secret balloting Wednesday before going on a six-week recess.

Pakistan military says killed 76 militants in air strikes

Pakistan’s military said it killed 76 militants in two separate air strikes on Tuesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents in a tribal region near the Afghan border. The first air strike took place ...

Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters discussed border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist […]

20,000 Afghans Rally Against Charlie Hebdo – Torch French Flags (Video)

20,000 Afghans rallied against Charlie Hebdo magazine Friday in Herat. The protesters torched French flags and chanted death slogans against France. The mob was upset with the latest Hebdo cartoons. Yahoo.com reported: At least 20,000 people protested in the western … Continue reading ?

Afghan Government Takeover Plan for Women’s Shelters Alarms Human Rights Groups

The Afghan government’s recent proposal to take control of women’s shelters has human rights groups and women’s rights advocates alarmed that the move further threatens the safety of women and girls in Afghanistan. The new regulation, drafted by the Ministry of Justice, would subject victims of domestic abuse to compulsory forensic examinations and severely limit women’s [...]

Afghan mother holding her child

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Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani presents Cabinet picks amid controversy

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani officially presented his Cabinet nominations to parliament on Tuesday amid a series of shakeups and questions surrounding the long-delayed list of 25 proposed ministers.

You know your Grandma loves you when she makes you a crocheted...

You know your Grandma loves you when she makes you a crocheted 8-Bit Mario afghan blanket. This awesome blanket was a Christmas gift for the friend of redditor blandisanoob. All those hand-crocheted squares carefully sewn together to form the shape of our favorite Mushroom Kingdom plumber mean Grandma deserves a 1-Up mushroom and a great big hug. [via Nerd Approved]

‘Lone Survivor’ Afghan Rescuer Seeks U.S. Asylum Following Death Threats From Taliban

The brave Afghan rescuer of the ‘Lone Survivor’, Marcus Lutrell, is seeking asylum in the U.S., following increased death threats from the Taliban to him and his family. Lutrell — a former American Navy SEAL who earned a Purple Heart...Show More Summary

Half a Million U.S. Tax Dollars Literally Melt Into Afghan Countryside

last weekNews : Reason

A $500,000 shooting range for Afghanistan police officers fell into disrepair four months after its completion, according to a report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The building was destroyed not by a bomb, earthquake, or other irregular unforseen disaster, but rather by water. Show More Summary

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