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45 Feared Trapped in Afghanistan Avalanche

Villagers search for survivors

(Newser) - A second deadly avalanche has hit Afghanistan this month: Today's struck two remote villages in the northeast part of the country, and 45 people are feared trapped in the snow, authorities said. The avalanche hit the villages of Poshan and Ghadoor in Nuristan province."We are not sure... 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 »

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 »

1,000th US Military Death in Afghan War

Major Taliban leader reported dead

(Newser) - The US military suffered its 1,000th death in the nearly 9-year-old Afghan war today, according to an AP count, as fighting continued in a remote Eastern region near the Pakistan border for a sixth day. Hundreds of militants have been trying since Sunday to seize control of the Barg-e-Matal... More »

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