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Security personnel arrive near the site of an attack near the Bagram Air Base In Parwan province of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. A powerful suicide bombing Wednesday targeted an under-construction medical facility near the Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the capital Kabul, the U.S. military said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Officials: Taliban target Afghan security forces, killing 26

Jan. 1, 2020 5:57 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban unleashed a new wave of attacks in northern Afghanistan, targeting members of the country's security forces and killing at least 26, local officials said Wednesday. The insurgents quickly claimed responsibility for all the attack. The Taliban today hold sway over...

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2019, file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.. Goble, a U.S. Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan this week, was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was killed, the U.S. military said Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

Dec. 29, 2019 6:34 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban's ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn't say when it would begin. A cease-fire had been demanded by...

Taliban target Afghan army in country's north, kill 6 troops

Dec. 26, 2019 4:12 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide car bombing targeted an Afghan army compound in the country's north on Thursday morning, killing six Afghan soldiers, the defense ministry said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Shortly after the bomber detonated his car laden with...

Taliban attack on Afghan army checkpoint kills 7 troops

Dec. 24, 2019 2:17 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban targeted an army checkpoint in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least seven Afghan soldiers, the defense ministry and the insurgents said. The ministry said in a statement that the “enemy" attack in northern Balkh province, in the district of Dawlat...

File- in this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Photo, Resolute Support (RS) forces remove a destroyed vehicle after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. An American service member was killed in action on Monday in Afghanistan the U.S. military said in a statement without providing more details. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, file)

Pentagon says New Jersey soldier killed in Afghanistan

Dec. 23, 2019 7:48 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 33-year-old American soldier was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said. The Taliban claimed they were behind a fatal roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province. In a statement Monday night, the Pentagon identified the casualty as Sgt. 1st Class Michael...

Insider attack kills 9 Afghan militia, officials say

Dec. 14, 2019 10:18 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least one member of an Afghan militia opened fire on his fellow militiamen early Saturday, killing nine, in what the country's interior ministry called an insider attack, an Afghan official said. The Taliban, however, claimed the attack was actually a coordinated insurgent...

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2008, file photo, Tetsu Nakamura, who has headed the Japanese charity, Peace Medical Service, speaks during a press conference regarding the killing of the Japanese aid worker Kazuya Ito, at the Japanese embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Japanese physician and aid worker in eastern Afghanistan died of his wounds after an attack Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that also killed five Afghans, including the doctor’s bodyguards, the driver and a passenger, a hospital spokesman said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

Official: Japanese doctor dies after attack in Afghanistan

Dec. 4, 2019 7:32 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A shooting ambush in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed a Japanese physician and aid worker widely respected and beloved in the war-scarred nation, triggering an outpouring of grief among the people whose lives he helped change for the better. The leaders of Japan and...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2019 file photo, men hold back a grieving relative next to the coffins of victims of a wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan. A new survey released by the Asia Foundation Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, says Afghans are increasingly fearful for their personal safety, but slightly more believe their war-weary country is moving in the right direction compared to previous years. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

Survey: Afghans’ fear for personal safety has increased

Dec. 3, 2019 6:28 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans are increasingly fearful for their personal safety, but slightly more believe their war-weary country is moving in the right direction, compared to previous years, according to a new survey released Tuesday. The Asia Foundation poll found that 74.5% of respondents say they...

President Donald Trump holds up a tray of Thanksgiving dinner during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump thanks troops in Afghanistan, says Taliban want a deal

Nov. 29, 2019 10:20 AM EST

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and the Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m....