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NATO Airstrike Kills at Least 10 Kids: Afghanistan

During fierce fighting in Kunar province

(Newser) - At least 11 civilians have been killed in a NATO airstrike yesterday in eastern Afghanistan, reports the AP . The number of dead ranges widely, but a local official in Kunar province says that they include at least 10 children and one woman. Their deaths occurred yesterday when the airstrike destroyed... More »

Afghan Militants Kill 12 in Pakistan

Latest in series of raids that has increased tension

(Newser) - Hundreds of militants crossed the Afghan border today and attacked three security checkpoints in northwestern Pakistan, killing 10 paramilitary soldiers and two policemen, officials said. It was the latest of a series of attacks that Pakistani officials say have been launched from an area of eastern Afghanistan where the US... More »

NATO Kills al-Qaeda's No. 2 Man in Afghanistan

Airstrike gets Abdul Ghani

(Newser) - A NATO airstrike has taken out the alliance's second highest-ranked target in Afghanistan: Abdul Ghani, aka Abu Hafs al-Najdi, the alleged mastermind of a number of high-profile attacks, including the assassination of eastern tribal leader Malik Zarin. The strike occurred almost two weeks ago, in the Kunar province near... More »

6 US Soldiers Killed Near Pakistan Border

Kunar province among Afghanistan's most violent

(Newser) - Six US soldiers were killed during an attack on an insurgent hideout near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, the Washington Post reports. The deaths that resulted from the helicopter-driven assault are the latest reminder of the US struggle in the isolated Kunar province. The US has lately shifted its attention... More »

Taliban: We Kidnapped 50 Afghan Cops

Ambush new grads traveling in Kunar province

(Newser) - The Taliban claimed today that it kidnapped 50 Afghan policemen in northeastern Afghanistan—part of the insurgents' murder and intimidation campaign against anyone affiliated with the US-backed government. Militants ambushed the policemen yesterday afternoon after being tipped off that they would be traveling in Kunar province, a Taliban spokesman said.... More »

9 Children Killed in US Attack: Karzai

Officials say they were gathering firewood on a mountainside

(Newser) - A US artillery attack killed nine children and injured a tenth yesterday in Kunar province, Afghan officials declared today. The kids, ages 8 to 14, were reportedly out gathering firewood when rocket fire hit a nearby outpost. The base’s defenders say they responded with “indirect and aerial fire,... More »

Fallen Soldier Awarded Medal of Honor

Army sergeant perished in Afghanistan saving an injured comrade

(Newser) - Army Sgt. Jared Monti, who died in 2006 while trying to save the life of a wounded comrade in Afghanistan, was awarded the Medal of Honor this afternoon at the White House. "Jared Monti saw the danger before him and went out to meet it," said President Obama.... More »

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