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Military IDs 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

Mar. 23, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has identified two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan while involved in combat operations Friday in Kunduz Province. The men were identified Saturday as Spc. Joseph P. Collette, 29, of Lancaster, Ohio, and Sgt. 1st Class Will D. Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado. Collette was...

Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

Mar. 23, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said the bombings targeted a celebration of...

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Mar. 22, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths. The fatalities, which bring to four the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in Afghanistan, underscore...

Islamic State group claims Kabul attack on Shiite shrine

Mar. 22, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a string of bombings near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in the Afghan capital the day before that killed six people and wounded 20. The Sunni militant group, which has repeatedly targeted Afghanistan's minority Shiites, said in...

U.S. forces say 2 American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan

Mar. 22, 2019 1:26 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. forces say 2 American service members have been killed during an operation in Afghanistan.

Analysis: Victory over Islamic State may be short-lived

Mar. 21, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S. military engineered the destruction of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed empire in Iraq and Syria. That's a military success, but not...

Bombs target Afghan Shiites marking new year, killing 6

Mar. 21, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A string of bombs exploded near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in the Afghan capital on Thursday as people gathered to mark Nowruz, the Persian new year, leaving six people dead and as many as 20 wounded, Afghan officials said. The police's initial investigation indicated that three...

UN says 122,600 Afghans in need of aid after severe floods

Mar. 20, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian agency says recent flooding in Afghanistan has left more than 122,600 people in need of assistance. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement late on Tuesday that the flooding has affected 14 out of the country's 34...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden's rise to prominence

Mar. 17, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked jihadis carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles with bandoliers strapped across their chests. Hamza bin Laden, with a traditional Arab coffee pot...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 17, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 50 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of some of those killed and wounded. THE DEAD HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home,...