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U.S. Airstrike Kills 16 Afghan Police Members

Afghan officials say 16 members of the Afghan National Security Forces died in a U.S. airstrike Friday, during operations against Taliban fighters in southern Helmand province. The U.S. says it is investigating the circumstances that led to the mistake. (more…)

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John McCain, Elizabeth Warren Among U.S. Senators Visiting Troops in Afghanistan

A bipartisan group of senators traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates over the Fourth of July holiday, visiting US troops serving overseas as well as meeting with high-level government officials from the three nations. (more…)

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Pentagon Making Plans to Send Additional U.S. Troops to Afghanistan

The Pentagon is making plans to send additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan. While the number is currently expected to be between 3,000 and 5,000 troops, the number is still being worked on, reports CBS News' national security correspondent David Martin. (more…)

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Death Toll in Kabul Bombing Rises to Over 150

The Afghan president said that over 150 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded by the truck bombing outside the German Embassy last week, making it possibly the deadliest such attack since the American-led invasion in 2001. (more…)

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4 Dead After Afghan Protesters, Angry Over Deadly Truck Bomb Attack, Clash With Riot Police

Protesters in the Afghan capital demanding the resignation of President Ashraf Ghani's government after this week's devastating truck-bomb attack clashed with riot police on Friday and at least four people were killed. (more…)

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Truck Bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, Killing 90

Afghans mourned the loss of family members, friends and colleagues on Thursday, a day after a massive truck bomb exploded in the capital, leaving at least 90 people dead and more than 450 others wounded in one of the worst extremist attacks since the drawdown of foreign forces from Afghanistan

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Deadly Bombing in Kabul is One of the Worst Strikes in Afghan War

A truck bomb devastated a central area of Kabul near the presidential palace and foreign embassies on Wednesday, one of the deadliest strikes in the long Afghan war and a reminder of how the capital itself has become a lethal battlefield. (more…)

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Sewage Tanker Bomb Kills 80 People, Wounds Over 350 in Afghan Capital

A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, police said, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging embassy buildings. (more…)

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German Woman, Afghan Security Guard Killed, Finnish Woman Kidnapped in Kabul

A German woman and an Afghan security guard were killed late Saturday night and a Finnish woman was kidnapped from a Kabul guesthouse, authorities said Sunday. (more…)

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At Least 8 Civilians Killed, 3 American Soldiers Wounded After Suicide Bomber Attacks Military Convoy in Afghanistan

At least eight Afghan civilians were killed and three American soldiers wounded on Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked an American military convoy during the morning rush hour in Kabul, officials said. (more…)

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Afghan Army Chief, Defense Minister Resign After Taliban Attack

Afghanistan’s army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said. (more…)

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