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3 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troopsAfghan suicide bomber...

A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.

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8 hrs ago | DNA India

Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Afghanistan's Kabul

A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the United States embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO -led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. The attack near the heavily fortified embassy comes amid a months-long political stalemate and an emboldened insurgency, with a presidential election still unresolved as most foreign combat troops prepare to leave by the end of the year.

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9 hrs ago | Trend

Three NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide car bomb

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy close to the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, killing three soldiers and wounding at least 13 Afghan civilians, Naharnet Newsdesk reported. At the side of the road, U.S. and Polish troops gave first-aid to blood-stained comrades beside the wrecked remains of a military vehicle, but the nationality of the dead soldiers was not confirmed.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Afghan suicide bomber hits foreigners, wounds 13

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have further information about nationalities involved.

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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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KXXV-TV Waco

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.

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Los Angeles Times

Fears of unrest cloud Afghanistan as election dispute drags on

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

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Contra Costa Times

Leonard Pitts Jr: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East

Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Barack Obama's Wednesday-night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with air strikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, more than $1 trillion and 4,425 lives.

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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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CBS Atlanta

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

8, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. . Afghan shopkeeper Mohammed Nadir, 44, sits behind his desk in his electronic shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept.

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Weekday Magazine

Two Death Sentences Overturned In Afghan Gang-Rape Case

A scene from the Kabul courtroom on September 7, when seven defendants were convicted and sentenced to death for a brutal robbery and gang rape in the nearby Paghman district. When a brutal multiple-rape case resulted in the prosecution of seven men in Afghanistan this week, it was widely seen as turning point for women's rights.

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Newkerala.com

Senior Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces killed a senior Taliban leader along with four other insurgents in the country's western province of Herat overnight, police said Monday. "A leading Taliban leader named Mullah Barjan was killed along four other insurgents after they engaged with an Afghan Special Operation force in Ghoryan district at midnight," provincial police spokesman Abdul Rauof Ahmadi told Xinhua.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Marine Corps Times

MARSOC vet relives elite Marines' fight for survival in Afghan wasteland

Col. William Huff, who led Task Force Professional, says the rules of engagement in place in 2009 and 2010 were designed with long-term success in mind. PIKE NATIONAL FOREST, COLO.

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UPI

Taliban fighter who survived 2012 attack sentenced to death

The sole surviving perpetrator of an insurgent assault on a British airfield two years ago was sentenced to death by an Afghan court, the U.S. Marine Corps said. Maj. John Caldwell, a spokesman for the Marine Corps, told The Washington Post that the fighter, Mohammed Nazeer, 24, was found guilty of violating Afghan law and was given a death sentence by an appellate court in early July.

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Daily Times

Crisis looms as Afghan election commission set to announce vote audit results

KABUL: The announcement Friday of Election Commission Chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani that the audit on the votes in the runoff presidential polls has been completed and that the final results would be announced soon are expected to further aggravate instead of resolving the political crisis in the country, according to analysts here. In talks with reporters, Nuristani categorically said that the audit process of the ballot boxes will be concluded Sunday and the final results of the polls will be announced within days.

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Weekday Magazine

Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed In Rocket Attack

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed when suspected Islamist militants fired rockets at their post in the country's northwestern tribal region. Officials said at least two soldiers were also injured in the shelling, which occurred in the early morning on September 14 in the Spinwam area of North Waziristan, near the Afghan border.

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Big News Network.com

25 militants killed across Afghanistan

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The Nation

9/11 attacks in U.S. cause deaths and destruction in Pakistan

For news details visit : http://nation.com.pk/national/13-Sep-2014/9-11-attacks-in-u-s-cause-deaths-and-destruction-in-pakistan For news details Read on : 9/11 attacks in U.S. cause deaths and destruction in Pakistan ISLAMABAD- The September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States have brought more deaths, destruction and economic disaster for Pakistan than any other country in the world. The attacks on the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York and the Pentagon, blamed on al-Qaeda, had claimed lives of 2,753 people.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Reporter

Travis Air Force Base surgeon recalls tour in Afghanistan

United States Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Williams, a cardiothoracic surgeon stationed at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base was deployed for three months in Afghanistan stationed at Bagram Airfield working at the largest American Hospital in the country, the Craig Joint Theater Hospital.

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