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14 min ago | Brandon Sun

Training keeps allies on target

A thunderous boom followed by the faint smell of gunpowder was met with 20 seconds of silence before a 97-pound bomb exploded eight kilometres in the distance. Soldiers with the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery prepare one of four guns for firing during an artillery field training exercise at CFB Shilo on Tuesday morning.

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4 hrs ago | Inter Press Service

Against All the Odds: Maternity and Mortality in Afghanistan

Doctors Without Borders says Afghanistan is "one of the riskiest places to be a pregnant woman or a young child". Credit: DVIDSHUB/CC-BY-2.0 - Nasrin Mohamadi, a mother of four, has promised herself never to set foot in an Afghan public hospital again.

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8 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

An Afghan firefighter emerges from the smoke from a fire in a Kabul clothing market in 2012. The fire department is remarkably professional in a city where few institutions function.

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12 hrs ago | WTVC

Suicide attack kills 3 NATO troops

There's no word on the nationalities of the three NATO troops killed in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan. The attack happened today, just yards from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, when officials say the attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

WBNS

Reynoldsburg Navy Reserve Member Among Three Dead In Afghanistan

The Columbus Dispatch reports a Reynoldsburg man who was with the U.S. Navy Reserve was one of three coalition troops killed near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, this morning, a family member has confirmed. Relatives were informed this afternoon about the death of Steve Byus, 39, said Daniel Byus, his younger brother who lives in Wellston in Jackson County, where they grew up.

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The Washington Post

David Ignatius: U.S. boots are already on the ground against the Islamic State

David Ignatius: U.S. boots are already on the ground against the Islamic State David Ignatius: U.S. boots are already on the ground against the Islamic State Gen. John Allen gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Switched

Large Explosion Near U.S. Embassy In Kabul, Afghanistan Sends Debris Flying

Afghans are seen through broken glass at a shop at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 22, 2014. A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on July 22, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during a prolonged impasse over presidential election results.

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Yahoo!

Two Americans killed in Kabul suicide bombing

A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a military convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul, killing three foreign troops and 13 Afghan civilians. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Foreign Policy

Victory Lab Kabul

You might be excused for thinking that Ashraf Ghani's campaign cheated its way to victory in Afghanistan's election. Many analysts have indulged the fraud allegations of our opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, and embraced the notion that since everything in Afghanistan is supposedly corrupt, the June 14 election must have been stolen.

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Reuters

Deadly convoy attack near U.S. embassy in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber has attacked a military convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul, killing three foreign troops and 13 Afghan civilians. Deborah Gembara reports.

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KSWO

Afghan suicide bomber hits foreigners, wounds 13

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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The Bennington Banner

1 Polish soldier killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan

A Polish military spokesman says one Polish soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. Spokesman Lt.

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The Daily Star

Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Afghan capital

U.S. troops keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul September 16, 2014. KABUL: A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months.

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TheBlaze.com

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Car Bomb Attack That Killed Three Foreign Troops

The NATO-led international military coalition in Afghanistan says that a car bomb attack struck one of its convoys in Kabul, killing three troops and wounding five. The statement from the military coalition known as ISAF did not say which nationalities the troops were.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Suicide car bomb targets foreign convoy in central Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a convoy carrying foreign troops in Kabul on Tuesday , triggering a massive blast that shook the city, causing an unknown number of casualties. Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Sep 16, 2014.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

ABC News

Afghanistan: Suicide Bomber Targets Foreign Convoy

A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said Tuesday that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have information about what kind of convoy or the number of casualties.

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Sunshine State News

Presidential Malpractice

NBC's Chuck Todd got a good deal of attention for warning that " on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy." As distasteful as it is to defend Jimmy Carter, this isn't fair to him.

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Foreign Policy

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Coalitions

During my time leading NATO global operations from 2009 through 2013 as the supreme allied commander, I spent an inordinate amount of time and effort focused on keeping the 50-nation coalition of the International Security Assistance Force on a steady course and speed in Afghanistan. In every sense, the coalition itself represented the strategic center of gravity in the complex struggle for the future of Afghanistan -- and still does.

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Jurist

Afghanistan court sentences 5 to death for armed robbery, sexual assault

Two other defendants, out of the original group of seven defendants who allegedly [Al Jazeera report] stopped the victims' car while dressed as police officers, were sentenced to 20 years in prison for unrelated crimes. The appellate judge stated that he expects the case will be appealed to the Afghan Supreme Court.

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ABC News

Democracy? No, Afghans Say, After Vote Count Ends

In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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