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Afghan Police

Staggering Number of Afghan Police Die Every Week In Fighting Season

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Nearly 80 Afghan police have died every week during the current fighting season, officials said Tuesday, as the national security forces take on the b...

Police Officers Go 'Fishing' With RPG, Kill 6 Kids

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

Eight Afghan police officers have been arrested following a fishing accident that killed six children in the Doshi district of northern Baghlan provin...

6 Afghan Police Found Dead At Checkpoint

AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Six Afghan policemen were found shot at their checkpoint in the country's south and two other policemen were missing, raisi...

Afghanistan Police Massacred In Surprise Attack

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Two recently rehired Afghan police opened fire on their commander at a checkpoint in a remote district in the country's ...

Afghan Police Shoot Dead 8 At Protest In South

AP | KATHY GANNON and MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan police were accused of killing eight protesters at a demonstration on Wednesday as the U.S.-led coalition said it ha...

NATO Airstrike Mistakenly Kills 4 Afghan Policemen

AP | AMIR SHAH and KIM GAMEL | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An airstrike by U.S.-led forces mistakenly killed four policemen and two civilians in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official sa...

Afghan Local Policeman Guns Down 5 Colleagues

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A member of Afghanistan's government-backed militia program has shot and killed five of his colleagues, an official said Friday....

U.S. Exit Strategy Falters in northern Afghanistan

David Wood | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
David Wood

The U.S. exit strategy for Afghanistan is taking a beating in the northern city of Kunduz, a bustling, cosmopolitan, university town where women often...

'We Will Be Proud Policemen'

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

KABUL -- At the gate to the National Police Academy, on the western edge of the Afghan capital, the guard's rifle bolts into firing position. "Stop!" ...

How to Win in Afghanistan: Part 2 -- Adequately Train the Afghan Security Forces

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Matt Zeller

Without strong and effective Afghan security forces, the Karzai government will not stand a chance against a resurgent Taliban.

Afghan Police Turn On NATO Forces, No Deaths

AP | HEIDI VOGT and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan called a sudden rash of attacks on international forces by their Afghan partners "tr...

Bomb Blast Kills 6 Police Officers In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Authorities say a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan has killed six police officers. Uruzgan provincial government spokes...

Taliban Attack At Kabul Hotel Ends

Reuters | Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

By Mirwais Harooni and Samar Zwak KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) - Elite Afghan police backed by NATO forces ended a 12-hour siege on Frida...

Roadside Bomb Kills 3 Afghan Police Officers

AP | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan officials say three police officers have been killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. Uruzgan provincia...

Suicide Attackers Kill 5 At Afghan Checkpoint

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 07.10.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban militants dressed in police uniforms blew themselves up after being caught trying to sneak through a checkpoint Thu...

Taliban Fighters Attack Police Post In Afghanistan, Killing 4

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- A mortar fired during heavy fighting between NATO forces and the Taliban hit a house in eastern Afghanistan ...

Suicide Bombings Claim At Least 15 Lives In Afghanistan

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

By RAHIM FAIEZ and PATRICK QUINN, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 16 people on Tuesday as they step...

Poll: More Than Half Of Afghans See Police As Corrupt

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Less than 25 percent of Afghans say their national police are strong enough to handle security without international forces...

IMF To Afghanistan: Get Your Banks In Order

AP | By JON GAMBRELL | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The International Monetary Fund stopped an expected $70 million reconstruction payment to Afghanistan over concerns about its la...

Amanda Terkel

Watchdog: U.S. Risks Wasting Billions In Afghan Security Aid Given 'Inadequate Planning'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The United States is at risk of wasting roughly $11.4 billion unless it comes up with a plan for constructing and maintaining nearly 900...

Afghan Police Officer Kills 6 US Service Members

AP | HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – An Afghan border policeman killed six American servicemen during a training mission Monday, underscoring one of the ri...

Taliban Insurgency Appears To Be Spreading In Afghanistan

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight Afghan police gunned down at a checkpoint. Campaign workers kidnapped. Spanish trainers shot dead on their base. A s...

Increasing Literacy Is Key To Training The Afghan Army

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The current focus of the NATO presence in Afghanistan is to train the Afghan army and police force to take over responsibility for the country's secur...

Rethinking Afghanistan's Sticky Icky Quagmire

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

There is definitely a huge drug problem in Afghanistan, and our strategy seems to be the cause of it. Our allies that we desperately rely on are all high on drugs, selling drugs, or both. And not only are we paying for it, people are dying because of it.

Louis Maxwell, UN Security Guard, May Have Been Killed By Afghan Police

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — "Friendly fire" from Afghan security forces may have killed a U.N. employee during a Taliban attack in October on a guest house...