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Afghan bomb attacks kill 4 police officers, injure dozens

Four police officers were killed and dozens of civilians injured Friday in three attacks, officials said, as a spate of deadly violence continued across Afghanistan.

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POTD: M14 EBR in Afghanistan

Dwavinchi sent us this photo of the M14 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle) he was issued Afghanistan. The US Army M14 EBR is one of many variants of the US Navy Mk. 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle created in the early 2000s at the request of the Navy Seals who needed a compact M14 battle rifle. Show More Summary

Two Taliban attacks in Kabul leave five dead, many more injured

Afghan security officials inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday morning, killing five and injuring more than 30. Show More Summary

US Troops Celebrate Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

AP: Hundreds of U.S. soldiers celebrated Thanksgiving Day away from their families in Afghanistan on Thursday. (Nov. 27) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!)

19 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch After 13 years of doing its damnedest, the U.S. has overseen the rise of the dominant narco-state on the planet with monopoly control over up to 90 percent of the global opium supply and 75 percent of the heroin. It’s also been complicit in the creation of the first terrorist mini-oil state in history, a post-al-Qaeda triumph of extreme jihadism.

Camp Pendleton ceremony recognizes bravery in Afghanistan battle

On a bright, sunny morning this week, Marines and sailors at Camp Pendleton gathered to remember a day three years ago in Afghanistan filled with violence and death -- and bravery.

Afghanistan: 'British diplomat' killed in Kabul bomb attack

Credits: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Afghan policemen inspect a British embassy vehicle targeted in a suicide attack in Kabul Taliban claims responsibility for the suicide bombing, vowing to increase its attacks on foreigners One-Minute...Show More Summary

Suicide bomber kills at least 5 in Afghanistan

Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Sediqqi said the foreigner was killed with four Afghan civilians. Another 33 civilians were wounded.

5 Dead in Suicide Blast on British Embassy Vehicle in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — A British embassy worker was among five people killed in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday, a senior police official told NBC News. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast which targeted a vehicle on Kabul’s Jalalabad Road. At least 31 others, including three embassy staff, were injured, the…

Suicide attack in Afghanistan targets British embassy vehicle, at least 5 dead

A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, killing at least five Afghan civilians and wounding more than 30 others, officials said.

Foreign convoy hit in deadly Kabul attack

Afghanistan's Health Ministry says at least four people killed in blast, which occurred on city's Jalalabad Road.

Prince Harry saw action, of all kinds, during wartime

Prince Harry talked to Man of the World magazine about his military service in Afghanistan and unwinding in Sin City.

3-Star General: We’ve Lost the Wars In Iraq & Afghanistan

3-Star General Who Helped Lead War On Terror: We’ve Lost the Wars In Iraq and Afghanistan “That Would Be Four Times Biting That Poison Apple: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Then Iraq Again” 3-star General Daniel Bolger helped to lead the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The first sentence of his new book - Why We Lost:...Read More

The First US Official to Resign Over Afghanistan Is Fighting to Help Whistleblowers

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Review: 'Happy Valley'

Amir Bar-Lev's documentaries include "The Tillman Story," about a friendly-fire casualty in Afghanistan, and "My Kid Could Paint That," a portrait of an alleged child prodigy and her family. In both films (both excellent), the truth lurks beneath layers of denials and cover-ups designed to...

US may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

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The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday. The United States may have to deploy hundreds of additional forces in coming months,...

A Mother that Claims to Have Killed Ten Taliban Militants has Become a National Hero in Afghanistan

A woman in Farah province, Afghanistan, has shot to fame after she avenged the death of her son and fired on Taliban militants from the checkpoint where he was killed.

About Those “9,800” US Troops Staying in Afghanistan Next Year . . . .

Jonn wrote earlier today about US troops remaining in Afghanistan after the end of this year. Specifically, the word was we’re leaving “nearly 10,000” troops (9,800, specifically) there after the end of this year – 8,000 to support the NATO mission, with the rest dedicated to antiterrorism and/or other actions. But it turns out that […]

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