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Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talks

Dec. 15, 2018 7:36 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met Saturday in Kabul to discuss trade, development and ways to end Afghanistan's 17-year war. The prickly relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan dominated the talks, with all three countries agreeing that a peaceful...

Army officer charged with murder of Afghan bomber suspect

Dec. 14, 2018 1:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Army commando is being charged with murder in a long-simmering case alleging he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan. Army Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said in a statement Friday that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn is charged with killing the Afghan during his 2010...

Official: Offensive against Taliban kills at least 20

Dec. 14, 2018 8:37 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says an assault on Taliban positions in northeastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, which included U.S .air strikes, killed at least 20 insurgents, contradicting Taliban claims of civilian casualties. In southern Helmand province, a U.S. drone strike killed four...

US soldier dies in non-combat incident in Afghanistan

Dec. 14, 2018 4:24 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military says an American service member has died in a non-combat-related incident in Afghanistan, without offering further information. The military's statement says the incident happened on Thursday and is being investigated. The service member's identity was being...

Death toll from Taliban attack in Afghan capital rises to 12

Dec. 12, 2018 12:30 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bombing on the outskirts of Kabul on Tuesday has climbed to 12. Nasrat Rahimi, the Interior Ministry's deputy spokesman, says Wednesday that four security forces and eight civilians, including two women and two children, were...

Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

Dec. 11, 2018 1:49 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said six other forces were wounded in Tuesday's attack. No one immediately claimed...

German man who fought for Taliban convicted of terrorism

Dec. 10, 2018 11:48 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 37-year-old German man who fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan has been convicted of membership in a terrorist organization. The dpa news agency reported Monday that Thomas K. was sentenced in Duesseldorf state court to six years in prison. His last name wasn't given in line with German...

Taliban kill 8 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint

Dec. 9, 2018 6:01 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked an army checkpoint in the western Farah province, killing at least eight Afghan soldiers. Abdul Samad Salehi, a provincial council member, says the insurgents abducted another 10 soldiers in the attack late Saturday. Provincial...

Official: Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians in Afghanistan

Dec. 8, 2018 7:37 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A civilian vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb Saturday, killing three civilians in western Herat province, a provincial official said. Gelani Farhad, the provincial governor's spokesman, said the three — who were from the same family — were killed in the Guzra...

Police arrest 5 'terrorists' planning attacks in Pakistan

Dec. 8, 2018 6:19 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani counter-terrorism police say they have arrested five "terrorists" who were planning attacks on security agencies and seized explosive vests and weapons in the country's east. Senior officer Rai Tahir says Saturday that a group of five men belonging to the banned militant...