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Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Militants stormed an office of the Save the Children aid agency in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and battled security forces who surrounded the building, wounding at least 11 people, officials said.

Save the Children Agency Office Rocked by Blast in Afghanistan

3 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The explosion in the eastern Afghanistan of Jalalabad occurred during fighting outside the aid agency’s office. At least 11 people were reported injured.

Blast near Save the Children in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Explosion hits next to building of aid group Save the Children in northeastern city of Jalalaba, officials say.

Blast near Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan, official says

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A blast went off outside the office of the Save the Children aid agency in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, a provincial government spokesman said.

Americans killed in Kabul hotel attack

U.S. officials said Tuesday American citizens were among those killed in a Taliban attack on a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, over the weekend. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.

A-10 ground attack aircraft bolster U.S. air power in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. forces in Afghanistan are deploying a squadron of A-10 "Warthog" ground attack aircraft, the U.S. military said on Tuesday, intensifying an air campaign that saw attacks more than triple in 2017 over the previous year.

Trump’s bombast further divides Afghanistan and Pakistan, as civilians await meaningful change

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN — U.S. President Donald Trump never wanted to inherit the Afghan war. Over the years, he has referred to the 16-year U.S. incursion in Afghanistan as everything from “a total disaster” to “a complete waste” to “a terrible mistake.” It’s no surprise then, that upon taking office last year, the former reality […]

Afghanistan reports two bird flu outbreaks - OIE

18 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

PARIS (Reuters) - Afghanistan has reported two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the Afghan agriculture ministry.

Americans were among those killed in Afghan hotel attack, U.S. official says

A State Department official says multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's weekend attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. The official isn't giving exact figures for either the U.S. fatalities or injuries. The official wasn't authorized to comment...

Pentagon denies that a US soldier was killed by ISIS

According to the Military Times, ISIS in Afghanistan, ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K) reported that they had killed a US soldier along with seven Afghan troops; The Islamic State offshoot, known as ISIS-Khorasan, or ISIS-K, claimed in their news release that a joint attack by Afghan and U.S. forces on the villages of Jaharwazi and Mariz was repelled […]

Double amputee banned from Everest slams Nepal govt rules

A former Gurkha soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan hit out Tuesday at new rules by the Nepal government that ban double amputees from climbing its mountains, dashing his Everest dreams. Hari Budha Magar, 38, had been training...Show More Summary

Overpriced Afghanistan Helicopter Upgrades Are A US Taxpayer Handout For Contractors

Authored by James Durso, op-ed via TheHill.com, Helicopter makers and the National Guard got nice a present for Christmas, but American taxpayers got a lump of coal...   The Department of Defense (DoD) has a plan to supply American-made...Show More Summary

Trump will tap billionaire who pushed for overseas private armies to lead intelligence agency: report

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump is expected to choose the billionaire co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management — who has pushed for turning over the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan to mercenary armies and the CIA — to lead the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. According to six sources...

Senior officials say Trump often puts on an Indian accent and imitates Prime Minister Modi

According to a new report, President Donald Trump is known to imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by putting on an Indian accent. But a comment about the US strategy in Afghanistan that Modi made last year stood out to Trump,...Show More Summary

Kam Air left reeling by deadly Kabul hotel attack

yesterdayNews : The Cutline

Afghanistan's Kam Air has been left reeling after nine personnel including five pilots were killed in the Taliban attack on a Kabul luxury hotel where the airline housed its foreign staff. Forty Kam Air employees were at the Intercontinental...Show More Summary

Afghanistan searches for answers to deadly hotel attack

By Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - The deadly assault on the Hotel Intercontinental in Kabul at the weekend, which devastated one of Afghanistan's three main airlines with the killing of many of its foreign pilots, has exposed again how vulnerable the city is to militant attacks. Show More Summary

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel gave harrowing accounts on Monday of the 13-hour weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners.

Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault by shimmying down bedsheets from the upper floors.

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