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Report says CIA-trained Afghan forces behind war atrocities

Oct. 31, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavily armed men burst into the home in the middle of night, hustling four brothers into separate rooms, their hands bound. Afghan special forces then shot them in the head and heart. The operation, the CIA-trained Afghan unit said, targeted Islamic State militants in a remote region of...

Fraud, misconduct threaten Afghan presidential election

Sep. 28, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When polls...

The Latest: Afghan officials extend voting hours

Sep. 28, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan's national elections (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Afghanistan's chief election official says polls will stay open for an extra hour until 5:00 p.m. local time. Hawa Alim Nuristani, head of the Independent Election Commission, said Saturday that officials...

Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

Sep. 23, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Anti-Taliban raids by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes killed at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said. The civilian deaths in Sunday night's raids on Taliban hideouts further rattled Afghanistan amid an upsurge...