The Taliban released a video today of an American soldier captured in Afghanistan, showing him apparently healthy but spouting criticism about the U.S. military operation. In Idaho, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl’s family pleaded on Christmas Day for his release and urged him to “stay strong.”
Bomb attacks and a firefight killed four U.S. troops in 24 hours in Afghanistan, the military said today, adding to the growing toll as NATO and the U.S. consider whether to send more forces to the war.
President Barack Obama is still weeks away from deciding whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, the White House said Sunday amid pressure from lawmakers to settle on a war strategy despite muddled politics and concerns of corruption in Kabul.
Taliban militants wearing suicide vests and police uniforms stormed a guest house used by U.N. staff in the heart of the Afghan capital early Wednesday, killing 12 people — including six U.N. staff. It was the biggest in a series of attacks intended to undermine next month's presidential runoff election.
A suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle outside the Indian Embassy in the busy center of Afghanistan's capital today, killing 17 people and wounding nearly 80 in the second major attack in the city in less than a month.
Thousands of polling centers across Afghanistan opened for voting Thursday, and millions of Afghans were expected to choose a new president to lead a nation plagued by armed insurgency, drugs, corruption and a feeble government.
A suicide car bomb exploded Saturday outside the main gate of NATO's headquarters five days before Afghanistan's presidential election, killing seven and wounding 91 in the biggest attack in the Afghan capital in six months.
KABUL — Taliban fighters wearing suicide vests and armed with AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the main police station earlier today in the southeast city of Khost, triggering hours-long gunbattles that left seven militants dead and 14 people wounded, officials said.
, July 25, 2009
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