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Afghan Security

First Day Of Afghan Security Takeover Marred By Deadly Wedding Attack

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 01.01.2015 | World

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 28 people, many of them women and children, were killed when rockets fired by Afghan army soldiers hit a we...

Angry Afghan President Vows Security Shake-Up After Taliban Attacks Surge

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

By Frank Jack Daniel and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani vowed to shake up security i...

Afghan Officials Say Suicide Bomber Kills 'At Least 45' At Volleyball Tournament

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the ...

First Sign Of Breakthrough After Deadlock Over Afghan Security Pact

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Hamid Karzai's national security adviser says he is more optimistic that the Afghan leader will agree to sign a ...

House Leader Wants New Rules On Afghan Security

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.01.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is intent on barring private security contractors and Afghans from guarding U.S. base...

Afghans To Take Charge Of Security In 17 Provinces

AP | AMIR SHAH and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan forces could soon start taking charge of security in a wide swath of northern and western Afghanistan, but only a fe...

Security Jitters in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan and NATO forces ended a 24-hour attack by militants on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in what has been a secure district in Kabul, raising new concerns about Afghanistan's security.

Forces Halt 'Most Ambitious' Taliban Attack Since Offensive Declared

AP | By MIRWAIS KHAN and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 07.08.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan security forces on Sunday killed a few insurgents who had barricaded themselves inside a hotel in the southern city of...

Afghan Soldier Kills 4 At Training Range

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two American civilians and two Afghan soldiers were killed in a shooting on a northern Afghan military base, NATO said. An...

Afghanistan Security Contracts Make Millions For Texan Couple

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was March 2002, and Del and Barbara Spier were flat broke. The Texas couple, grandparents of five and owners of a small, Houston-based private inve...