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Afghanistan's security forces and civilians walk at the site of a suicide attack in the Urgun area of Paktika province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The attack near a busy market and a mosque killed at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. (AP Photo/Pajhwok News Agency)

89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2001

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent […]

07/15/2014

This frame grab from video provided by the Coleman family shows Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle. The family of a then-pregnant American woman who went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband received two videos last year in which the couple asked the U.S. government to help free them from their Taliban captors, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Coleman Family)

Western couple held in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a pregnant American woman who went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband received two videos last year in which the couple asked the U.S. government […]

06/04/2014

An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. The shooting […]

04/24/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks out the window en route to the ISAF headquarters after arriving on an unannounced visit in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Kerry in Afghanistan for urgent security talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began urgent talks Friday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as an end-of-October deadline loomed for a security deal that would allow American troops to remain […]

10/11/2013

A member of the Afghan National Army displays an Afghan flag from a porthole in a C-130 transport aircraft at the Afghan Air Force Base, Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghans take delivery of US transport planes

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan took delivery on Wednesday of two C-130 transport aircraft from the United States, part of an effort to give the country’s military the ability to better fight insurgents around the […]

10/09/2013

Displaced Afghans walks near their temporary homes on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July, 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

UN: As US draws down, Afghan casualty toll is up

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s civilian casualty toll has jumped this year as insurgents fight to recapture territory from the departing American-led coalition, a U.N. report showed on Wednesday. The number of dead rose 14 […]

07/31/2013

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Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants stormed the presidential compound Tuesday after bluffing their way past two checkpoints, triggering a gunbattle that left eight attackers and three guards dead and sent journalists attending an official […]

06/25/2013

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US to begin meetings with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American officials say U.S. representatives will begin formal meetings with the Taliban in a few days at the group’s new office opening in Qatar. Senior Obama administration officials, speaking on condition […]

06/18/2013

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Navy pilot earns degree in combat zone

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Finals week was dangerous for Thomas Saenz. The Navy lieutenant needed armed guards and an armored car to get to his California university-approved exam site, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A deadly bomb […]

05/17/2013

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Photographer’s loss offers hope for Boston wounded

BARCELONA (AP) — In the first horrific moments after the Boston bombing, with smoke still billowing around the wounded, I know what is going through the minds of the maimed victims. They are at once conscious and unconscious. They want to scream, but they cannot scream.

04/23/2013

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