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Afghanistan: Four dead, 24 wounded in attack on Justice Ministry

May 20, 2015
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"A suicide bomber struck the parking lot of Afghan's Ministry of Justice Tuesday, killing four and wounding at least 24, officials said. The bomber forced his way into the facility before detonating himself amid the vehicles of ministry workers, Ministry of Information spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told NBC News." (05/19/15)

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Afghanistan: Death toll in Kabul hotel attack rises to 14; Taliban claim responsibility

May 14, 2015
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"The death toll from an attack on a hotel in Kabul where guests were trapped amid gunfire has risen to 14, a senior Afghan police official said Thursday. Foreigners are among the casualties from the deadly assault Wednesday night on the Park Palace Guest House, for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility. An American citizen was killed, U.S. authorities have said. Four of the victims were Indian citizens, CNN affiliate IBN reported, citing Indian Foreign Ministry officials." (05/15/15)

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Afghan police: Guesthouse siege ends with five dead, six wounded

May 14, 2015
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Danville Register & Bee    

"Gunmen stormed a guesthouse in the Afghan capital as it hosted a party for foreigners, and authorities said five people, including an American, were killed during an hourslong siege that ended early Thursday morning. Six people were wounded and 54 hostages rescued. Kabul Chief of Police Abdul Rahman said the attack began at 8:30 p.m. local time Wednesday, when gunmen opened fire at the restaurant of the Park Palace Hotel." (05/13/15)

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Afghanistan: Flights to besieged city canceled as Taliban, army clash

May 7, 2015
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"Commercial flights to Afghanistan's besieged northern city of Kunduz have been suspended, an official said on Thursday, as hundreds of Taliban militants fought against government forces struggling to oust them from the city's outskirts. Nearly two weeks of clashes around Kunduz have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and posed the biggest challenge to the NATO-trained Afghan army and police since foreign combat troops withdrew at the end of last year." (05/07/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills one, injures 15

May 4, 2015
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The Daily Mail [UK]    

"A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying staff working for Afghanistan's attorney general killing one person and injuring 15. The Afghan interior ministry confirmed that the lone attacker detonated a suicide vest in downtown Kabul. Officials 'strongly condemned' they attack, which forms part of a wider spring offensive by the terrorist organisation against the Afghan state." (05/04/15)

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Afghanistan: One Afghan soldier, one occupation troop killed in firefight

April 9, 2015
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"An American soldier and an Afghan soldier were killed when a firefight broke out between Afghan and NATO coalition forces at a compound where a senior U.S. diplomat met a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan, police and U.S. sources said. A handful of others from both sides were wounded in the shooting, which erupted shortly after the diplomat left the compound aboard a helicopter, according to U.S. and Afghan sources. The NATO soldiers involved in the incident were American, according to Afghan police, and had been leaving the venue to return to Camp Gamberi in east Afghanistan where they were stationed." (04/08/15)

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Administration should speed, not slow, military withdrawal from Afghanistan

April 7, 2015
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Doug Bandow Cato Institute
by Doug Bandow  

"Some policymakers hope to leave a liberal, democratic outpost in Central Asia. Afghanistan today is a much more advanced, enlightened, and engaged nation than under the Taliban. But the gains are fragile and failures are significant. The central government has proved unable to serve and protect its people or hold their loyalty. The fraud and waste in international aid programs are epic. Kabul acts as a recruiter for the Taliban when it tortures detainees and fails to deliver justice. So long as the Afghan government remains corrupt and incompetent, the Afghan people remain divided and tribal, the Taliban remains determined and violent, and Pakistan remains hostile and unhelpful, the vision of a stable, peaceful and Westernized Afghanistan will remain a chimera. Maintaining a U.S. military presence is unlikely to change that." (04/07/15)

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The Afghan quagmire. When will it end?

March 30, 2015
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Steve Chapman Reason
by Steve Chapman  

"It was George W. Bush's war, but 75 percent of the U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan have died under Obama." (03/30/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide bombing kills seven in Kabul

March 26, 2015
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"A suicide bomber killed seven people and wounded 36 during rush hour in the Afghan capital Wednesday, striking near the presidential palace and the Finance Ministry, officials said. The blast was the second attack in a week in Kabul, suggesting that Afghanistan’s insurgency is revving up as the traditional winter lull in the fighting approaches an end. Last week, the Taliban asserted responsibility for a suicide bombing in the capital that killed a powerful regional police commander." (03/25/15)

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Afghanistan: Indigenous terrorists kill 13, US terrorists kill nine

March 25, 2015
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Iron Mountain Daily News    

"Gunmen in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people during a midnight assault Tuesday on a highway as a suspected U.S. drone strike near Pakistan killed at least nine militants, authorities said. ... gunmen opened fire on three separate vehicles in the attack, including a bus traveling from Kabul and heading to Ghazni province, said Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor. ... Meanwhile, two intelligence officials in Pakistan said the suspected U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province killed at least nine [alleged] militants with the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Islam." (03/24/15)

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Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bomber kills regional police chief

March 20, 2015
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"A suicide bomber killed an Afghan provincial police chief in Kabul, a regional official said on Thursday, the latest killing to be claimed by Taliban insurgents in a wave of attacks coinciding with the sharp drawdown of foreign troops. Matiullah Khan, the head of police in the central province of Uruzgan, was visiting the Afghan capital when he was killed in the western part of the city." (03/19/15)

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Afghanistan: Truck bomb kills seven, injures 41

March 18, 2015
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"A truck bomb set off by a Taliban suicide attacker targeting senior provincial officials killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan, officials said. The bomber detonated his explosives-rigged truck near a complex that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council and the deputy provincial police chief in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand, Deputy Provincial Governor Mohammad Jan Rasolyar told AFP." (03/18/15)

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Leave Afghanistan to the Afghans

March 18, 2015
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Doug Bandow Cato Institute
by Doug Bandow  

"Afghanistan still could eventually end up with a reasonably liberal society, but only on its own terms. Many Afghans desire liberty and equality. However, the U.S. cannot turn Afghanistan into a modern nation state, at least at reasonable cost in reasonable time. And no one should expect a strong central government along Western principles." (03/17/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack on Turkish embassy car in Kabul kills one

February 26, 2015
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Reuters    

"A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with explosives into a Turkish embassy car in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least one person inside, the ministry of interior said. The explosion struck in the heart of the heavily fortified diplomatic quarter, close to the German, Iranian and Turkish embassies, rattling windows and putting embassy staff on high alert." (02/26/15)

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Afghanistan: Gunmen abduct 30

February 24, 2015
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"Masked gunmen abducted 30 members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority who were traveling along a dangerous highway from the south, local authorities said Tuesday. ... The 30 men taken -- women and children were reportedly spared -- were said to be Afghan refugees returning from Iran. Though officials released few other details, local sources said all 30 were members of the Hazara minority, a predominantly Shiite Muslim group." (02/24/15)

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Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bombers target police station, killing at least 20

February 18, 2015
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Greenfield Daily Reporter    

"Taliban suicide bombers dressed as police officers attacked a police station Tuesday in Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people in the latest assault targeting local security forces, officials said. The attack in Pul-i-Alam, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Kabul and the capital of Logar province, started when the first bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the police headquarters, said Din Mohammad Darwesh, a spokesman for the provincial governor." (02/17/15)

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Afghanistan war: Still raging, but waged by contractors

February 5, 2015
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The Nation The Nation
by Tim Shorrock  

"The killing of three US Pentagon contractors at the hands of a uniformed Afghani Army soldier in Kabul last week casts considerable doubt on President Obama’s recent proclamation that America's 'combat mission in Afghanistan is over.' The US-trained Afghani security forces have now 'taken the lead' in the 14-year-old war, Mr. Obama told Congress in his State of the Union address on January 20. But after digging into the contractors involved and the circumstances behind their untimely deaths, it's apparent that the US-led war against the Taliban is still in full swing, and that Americans (along with many Afghans) will continue to die." (02/04/15)

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Afghanistan: Three US occupation contractors, one Afghan killed in airport shooting

January 30, 2015
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"Three American contractors were killed in a shooting incident at the international airport in Kabul today that may have involved an Afghan security officer at the airport .... The three Defense Department contractors were Americans, a U.S. official said, noting that the shooter was wearing the uniform of an Afghan national policeman .... adding that it is also unclear if the Afghan listed as a fatality is someone other than the shooter who was shot dead by the security team at the airport." (01/29/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide attack on funeral kills at least nine

January 29, 2015
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"At least nine people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a funeral for the victims of a roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan, provincial officials said. 'A suicide attacker detonated himself when he was identified by the police,' said Khawani, the deputy security chief of eastern Laghman province where the attack took place, who goes by one name. ... Laghman governor spokesman Sarhadi Zwak placed the death toll at 16, with another 39 wounded. No one has claimed responsiblity for the attack but suicide bombings are a hallmark of the Taliban's war against foreign and Afghan security forces, now in its fourteenth year." (01/29/15)

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The Libertarian Angle, 01/05/15

January 5, 2015
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"Each week, FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. This week: the continuing saga that is Afhanistan." [Flash video] (01/05/15)

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Afghanistan: Suicide blast hits EU vehicle in Kabul

January 5, 2015
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Straits Times [Singapore]    

"A Taliban suicide bomb hit a European Union police vehicle in Kabul on Monday, killing at least one passer-by but not injuring any passengers, officials said, days after the Nato combat mission ended in Afghanistan. The blast, which was heard across the city, was the first major attack since the New Year when US-led Nato forces downgraded from a combat mission to support and training duties helping the Afghan army and police." (01/05/15)

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US, NATO put on dog and pony show, pretend to end war in Afghanistan

December 29, 2014
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CBS News CBS News    

"The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks. The symbolic ceremony marked the end of the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force, which will transition to a supporting role with 13,500 soldiers, most of them American, starting Jan. 1. Gen. John Campbell, commander of ISAF, rolled up and sheathed the green and white ISAF flag and unfurled the flag of the new international mission, called Resolute Support." (12/28/14)

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Afghanistan: Roadside bomb and Taliban attack kill 14

December 22, 2014
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Zee News [India]    

"A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Seven civilians died when a bomb hit a pickup truck travelling from Asadabad, the capital of the eastern province of Kunar, to Nari district near the border with Pakistan on Saturday. ... In northern Afghanistan Saturday seven police were killed and about a dozen wounded when some 200 Taliban fighters attacked their post in the Qushtapa area of Jawzjan province, provincial police spokesman Ahmad Farid Azizi told AFP." (12/21/14)

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Afghanistan: Two US troops, 19 Afghans killed

December 15, 2014
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CNN    

"Two American soldiers and at least 19 Afghans were killed in a spate of attacks in Afghanistan Friday and Saturday, some of which were claimed by the Taliban, officials said. The violence began Friday, when a bomb explosion hit a convoy of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force troops. Two American soldiers were killed in that blast, a U.S. defense official said Saturday on condition of anonymity." (12/13/14)

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Afghanistan: Teen bomber attacks high school

December 12, 2014
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"A teenage suicide bomber attacked a French-run high-school in Kabul during a music performance on Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding up to 20 in the latest attack on a foreign target in the Afghan capital amid a stepped-up Taliban insurgency. The attack took place in the amphitheater of the French Cultural Centre, which is inside the grounds of the Estiqlal High School, also known as the Lycee Estaqlal. The school is run on contract by the French government." (12/11/14)

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