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In separate incidents within the span of a day, five Australian troops were killed in Afghanistan: three in an apparent "green-on-blue" attack and two in a helicopter crash, officials said Thursday.

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Man clad as Afghan soldier kills U.S. coalition memberupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 13:04:00

A man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform killed a U.S. coalition service member, the U.S. military said Thursday. It was the latest in a string of such attacks.

Lawmaker: Karzai 'corrupt prima donna'updated: Thu Apr 26 2012 13:04:00

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher takes aim at Afghanistan's president after he was asked not to go to the war-torn country.

Police: Two children killed in Afghanistan acid attackupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 11:08:00

Two children have been killed in an acid attack in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, the provincial police chief said Saturday.

Official: Quran burning involved five Americans, one Afghan updated: Sat Mar 03 2012 05:10:00

The recent burning of Qurans at a NATO base in Afghanistan involved five American servicemen and a local translator, according to a NATO official familiar with the investigations.

Gunmen kill NATO forces in southern Afghanistanupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 12:39:00

A gunman in an Afghan National Army uniform and another man shot dead two NATO soldiers at a combat outpost in southern Afghanistan Thursday, authorities said.

Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 12:39:00

Authorities say two gunmen killed two service members with a NATO-led security force in Afghanistan.

Deadly violence as commander warns against 'vengeance'updated: Fri Feb 24 2012 10:38:00

A large crowd swarmed a military base and numerous demonstrations turned deadly Friday in Afghanistan, the fourth day of fallout after NATO troops burned Qurans at a military base, officials said.

NATO: Man in Afghan army uniform kills service memberupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 07:08:00

A man in an Afghan National Army uniform killed a NATO service member in southern Afghanistan, once again bringing a disturbing issue to center stage in the long Asian war -- attacks by local security forces against coalition troops.

Suicide attack in Afghanistan leaves 7 deadupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 14:23:00

A shoot-out at a government building in Afghanistan has left seven people dead, including three police officers, Afghan's interior ministry said Tuesday.

2 French soldiers killed in Afghanistan attackupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 06:57:00

A soldier in the Afghan National Army uniform shot dead two French soldiers serving in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the French Defense Ministry said.

Afghan general barely escapes assassination updated: Fri Dec 09 2011 10:34:00

The highest-ranking Afghan military officer in southern Afghanistan, Gen. Abdul Hameed, has survived an assassination attempt -- but just barely.

3 policemen killed in Afghan attack updated: Thu Nov 10 2011 09:50:00

Three Afghan policemen were killed Thursday in an attack on a government office in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province.

Official: At least 60 insurgents killed in Afghan fightingupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 14:14:00

Between 60 and 70 insurgents were killed after attacking an Afghan base and meeting with resistance, according to a spokesman for the governor of southeastern Paktika province.

Official: 9 Afghan soldiers killed in roadside bomb blastupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 06:37:00

A roadside blast killed nine Afghan National Army soldiers and wounded four in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial official said Sunday.

Militants attack areas that NATO hands over to Afghan security forcesupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 14:53:00

Militants launched rocket attacks against an eastern Afghan provincial capital Tuesday, just as a NATO handover ceremony to Afghan security forces in the province of Laghman was under way.

Two NATO troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 08:52:00

Two coalition service members were killed Saturday in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said.

Attack on hotel in Kabul ends with deaths of 7 Taliban, 11 othersupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 00:36:00

Seven Taliban attacked Kabul's Hotel Inter-Continental in a brazen, carefully orchestrated operation that began Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday, ending with their deaths and those of 11 other people some six hours after it began, police said.

NATO puts end to Kabul hotel siegeupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 00:36:00

Anderson Cooper speaks with journalist Erin Cunningham about a brazen attack on a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan forces' violence against NATO, Americans deemed "rare"updated: Fri Apr 29 2011 20:39:00

Violence like this week's shooting deaths of eight U.S. service members and an American contractor by an Afghan military pilot in Kabul stems from "isolated" incidents and is not part of any organized pattern of Afghan troops killing fellow service members in NATO's International Security Assistance Force, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William Caldwell said Friday.

Official: 5 troops killed in Afghanistan bombing are all Americansupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 18:27:00

Five troops killed in a suicide bombing this weekend at a military base in eastern Afghanistan were members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, a senior U.S. military official said Sunday.

Uniformed suicide bomber kills 9 at Afghan military baseupdated: Sat Apr 16 2011 11:09:00

A suicide bomber wearing an Afghan military uniform killed five foreign soldiers at a military base in eastern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said Saturday.

Lack of trainers puts U.S. Afghan exit strategy at risk, report saysupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 19:39:00

A new report questions whether the centerpiece of the Obama administration's exit strategy for Afghanistan -- a training program for Afghan security forces -- can deliver as promised.

U.S. watchdog warns billions invested in Afghan security at riskupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 12:48:00

Billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars spent to train, equip and support Afghanistan security forces may end up wasted, according to the watchdog of reconstruction spending.

14 Afghan soldiers, police killed in two separate attacksupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 11:45:00

A total of 14 Afghan soldiers and national police officers were killed in separate attacks targeting the Afghan National Army on Sunday, officials said.

Afghanistan war reviewupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 11:45:00

CNN's Candy Crowley discusses the gains and setbacks in the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Bomb strikes minibus killing 14 civiliansupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 20:20:00

At least 14 family members heading to a engagement party in western Afghanistan were killed when a minibus struck a roadside bomb, a local official said.

4 members of Afghan army mistakenly killedupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 19:51:00

A mistaken airstrike in Afghanistan by NATO-led coalition forces killed four members of the Afghan National Army, a local official said Thursday.

Official: Two Afghan soldiers mistakenly killedupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 10:24:00

A NATO airstrike mistakenly killed two Afghan soldiers and injured seven others on Wednesday, a provincial official told CNN.

5 Afghanistan helicopter crash victims from Kentucky brigadeupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 16:00:00

Five of the nine U.S. military members killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan this week were from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, according to a statement from the base Wednesday.

Medal of Honor to go to Afghan vet killed in 2008updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 16:46:00

President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller for "conspicuous gallantry" and "heroic actions" in Afghanistan in January 2008, the White House announced Thursday.

U.S. group promises to buy one new Quran for each Quran burnedupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 13:05:00

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is fighting fire with new Qurans.

Suspected Taliban bomb maker among captured insurgentsupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 15:17:00

A bomb maker was among several Taliban captured during a joint Afghan and coalition force operation in east-central Afghanistan Sunday, officials said.

U.S., French troops in 'very successful' security sweepupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 07:24:00

Afghan, French and U.S. troops have completed a security sweep in eastern Afghanistan, a five-day push that led to the deaths of about 40 Taliban fighters, military officials said Friday.

Afghans, ISAF probing deadly shootoutupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 10:03:00

Investigators were traveling to western Afghanistan on Thursday to probe a shootout that killed two Spanish soldiers, an interpreter and a police officer.

Internal military documents reveal infighting among Afghan forcesupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 15:38:00

Internal military documents published by WikiLeaks.org reveal conflict among Afghan security forces, including attacks on one another, as well as heavy drug use among soldiers.

Man claims responsibility for killing British troopsupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 05:53:00

A man claiming to be the Afghan soldier who killed three British troops this week contacted the BBC to say he acted alone, the British broadcaster reported Friday.

In last two days, 12 coalition troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 16:54:00

Coalition troop deaths in Afghanistan continued to add up in what has been a hot and bloody struggle, with eight American and four British troops slain over the last 48 hours.

Defense Ministry: Afghan soldier fired on British troops, killing 3updated: Tue Jul 13 2010 09:58:00

Investigators are searching for an Afghan National Army soldier who shot a rocket at British soldiers in Helmand province, killing three and injuring four others early Tuesday morning, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Officials: 'Miscommunication' cause of accidental NATO airstrikeupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 13:42:00

Military authorities have determined that a NATO airstrike that killed 6 Afghan soldiers Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan was the result of a miscommunication between coalition and national forces.

Many insurgents killed in Afghan fightingupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 20:37:00

Afghan and international troops killed a "large number of insurgents" during an offensive this week, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said on Wednesday.

British Marine killed in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 01:44:00

A British Marine was killed Wednesday in an explosion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

British soldier killed in Afghanistanupdated: Wed May 26 2010 09:31:00

A United Kingdom soldier was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Five Americans among 18 killed in Afghan suicide attackupdated: Tue May 18 2010 15:56:00

A suicide bomb in Afghanistan's capital killed at least a dozen civilians, five U.S. troops and a Canadian service member on Tuesday, officials said -- a bloody strike claimed by the Taliban and deplored by the coalition.

Afghan soldier fires on NATO troops, wounds 1updated: Sun Apr 11 2010 07:30:00

An Afghan soldier fled after he opened fire on NATO troops, wounding one, military officials said Sunday.

10 Afghans killed in suicide attack on marketupdated: Sun Mar 21 2010 12:37:00

Ten Afghan civilians were killed and seven others were wounded in a suicide attack Sunday in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, a provincial spokesman said.

Report: Battalion leaders 'negligent' in Taliban ambush that killed 13updated: Thu Feb 18 2010 21:28:00

The "inadequate" actions of commanding officers, combined with poor intelligence and lack of air and fire support, contributed to more than a dozen coalition deaths during a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan last year, according to a new report.

Forces mistakenly exchange fire in Afghanistanupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 12:34:00

As talk emerged about a secret meeting of U.N. and Taliban officials, the battlefield lit up in Afghanistan, with a joint Afghan-international force and Afghan soldiers exchanging fire when both sides mistook the other for enemy combatants.

15 dead in Afghanistan market bombingupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 08:07:00

At least 15 people were killed and 13 others wounded Thursday when a suicide bomber attacked a market in central Afghanistan, the provincial police chief said.

Abdullah ready for runoffupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 21:47:00

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah is ready for a runoff with President Hamid Karzai.

2 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 03:11:00

Two separate militant assaults Saturday in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktika led to the deaths of two U.S. soldiers and at least 42 insurgents, military officials said.

Taliban attack kills twoupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 03:11:00

Two U.S. soldiers are killed in a Taliban attack on an outpost in eastern Afghanistan. CNN's Atia Abawi reports

Airstrike kills Afghan manupdated: Sun May 24 2009 01:44:00

An Afghan man was killed in an airstrike by coalition soldiers supporting NATO-led forces in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

Four British soldiers die in Afghanistan in a dayupdated: Fri May 08 2009 23:10:00

Four British soldiers have been killed in one day in separate attacks in Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defense announced Friday.

Karzai on troop withdrawalupdated: Fri May 08 2009 23:10:00

iReporter Billy Dennis asks Afghanistan's president when U.S. troops might withdraw from his country.

Afghan insurgents organizingupdated: Sat Apr 04 2009 12:32:00

CNN's Barbara Starr reports U.S. Marines in Afghanistan have been facing increased insurgent attacks in recent weeks.

NATO allies pledge 5,000 troops to Afghanistanupdated: Sat Apr 04 2009 12:32:00

America's NATO allies in Afghanistan are committing 5,000 more troops to the fight against the Taliban, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Saturday.

Civilian died in Afghan crossfire, NATO saysupdated: Sat Apr 04 2009 02:35:00

NATO-led troops killed 12 insurgents in a firefight Friday in Afghanistan, and a civilian caught in the crossfire was apparently killed by militants, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

Bomb kills 3 Afghan Army commandosupdated: Sun Mar 29 2009 01:22:00

A roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed three Afghan army commandos, the U.S. military said.

Four British troops killed in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 18:31:00

Four British soldiers died Wednesday in Afghanistan, bringing the number of international troops killed since Friday in the war-torn country to 11.

Bombing kills 4 coalition members in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 11:17:00

Four coalition members were killed Tuesday in southern Afghanistan when their vehicle hit an improvised bomb, the U.S. military said.

Officials: Suspected militants killed in Afghanistan raidsupdated: Sun Feb 22 2009 07:29:00

At least 14 suspected militants were killed in two separate attacks carried out by coalition and Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

Bomber targets military convoy in Afghanistanupdated: Sat Jan 17 2009 22:17:00

A suicide bomber driving a van packed with explosives detonated in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least one civilian and wounding several others, including three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, government spokesman Ahmadzia Abdulzai told CNN.

Sucide blast in Kabulupdated: Sat Jan 17 2009 22:17:00

A suicide explosion kills three, including one U.S. soldier in the capital of Kabul. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.

Coalition forces kill 38 Afghan militantsupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 11:34:00

Troops in Afghanistan launched raids against militants over the last two days, killing 32 armed insurgents near the nation's capital and six militants in western Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in statements Wednesday.

Dispute over deaths of 20 Afghan police officersupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 20:23:00

Twenty members of the Afghan National Police were killed outside the home of an Afghan government official in Helmand province, a spokesman for the provincial governor said Thursday -- but there are conflicting reports about what happened.

Afghan officers killedupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 20:23:00

Twenty national police officers are killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. CNN's Atia Abawi reports

Afghan car bomb kills 14 childrenupdated: Sun Dec 28 2008 14:28:00

A suicide car bomb blast near a voter registration site killed 16 people, 14 of them children, and wounded 58 in southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday morning, according to a senior police official and the U.S. military.

Time.com: Policing Afghanistanupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 09:00:00

Training more beat cops is key to beating the insurgency. But battling violence and corruption isn't easy

Time.com: How to Save Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 08:05:00

Violence has dipped in Iraq, but surges in Afghanistan. A veteran diplomat explains why more troops won't help

Scores die in wave of attacks in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Jul 13 2008 16:20:00

Nine U.S. troops were killed Sunday in an attack on a base in a remote province of eastern Afghanistan, a Western official said.

Remote-controlled bomb kills 1, injures 5 in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Jun 01 2008 01:16:00

A remote-controlled bomb targeting a mini-bus carrying Afghan army personnel went off in Kabul Sunday morning, killing a woman and wounding five others, police said.

U.S. suspends supplier of arms to Afghanistanupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 11:15:00

U.S. investigators are looking into accusations that a company hired by the U.S. military supplied corroded and decades-old Chinese ammunition to the Afghan Army and police.

Time.com: Army Suspends Ammo Companyupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 16:00:00

The Army has suspended a Miami Beach company from government contract work for reportedly providing Chinese-made ammunition to the Afghanistan army

Afghan suicide blasts claim 7 livesupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 23:43:00

Suicide bombers killed seven people, including a leading provincial official, in two attacks in and near mosques in Afghanistan on Thursday.

Suicide bomber kills 13updated: Wed Dec 05 2007 00:10:00

A suicide car bomber rammed a minibus filled with Afghan National Army soldiers south of Kabul Wednesday, killing 13 people, including six soldiers, said military spokesman Gen. Mohammed Zahir Azimi.

Gates visits Afghanistanupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 00:10:00

CNN's Nic Robertson meets U.S. Defense Secretary Gates as he gets a tour of Khowst, Afghanistan's new model province.

Time.com: Taliban Bombings Rock Kabulupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 05:00:00

Three attacks in four days highlight the deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital as ordinary Afghans find themselves increasingly in the crosshairs

Bomber targets Kabul airportupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 03:01:00

A suicide bomber plowed into three vehicles at Kabul International Airport's military gate, killing one Afghan soldier and wounding four other people on Friday, Afghan's Interior Ministry told CNN.

4 coalition troops killed in Afghanistan attacksupdated: Sun Jun 17 2007 13:08:00

A roadside bomb detonated Sunday in southern Afghanistan, killing three coalition troops and an Afghan interpreter, a U.S. military spokesman told CNN.

Bomber kills 35 Afghan policeupdated: Sun Jun 17 2007 01:50:00

A suicide bomber walked on to a bus carrying officers to a police academy and detonated himself in Kabul, killing at least 35 police officers, police say.

Afghan, coalition forces kill 24updated: Tue Jun 05 2007 01:56:00

Afghan National Army Corps soldiers and coalition forces killed an estimated two dozen enemy fighters Monday during a four-hour battle in southern Afghanistan, a coalition military statement released Tuesday said.

Afghan civilians stop terror attack at U.S. baseupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 14:43:00

Two civilians thwarted an attempted terrorist attack Tuesday when a vehicle loaded with explosives attempted to crash through the front gate of a U.S. base in the Afghan capital, according to the U.S. military.

Afghan conflict: '70 militants die'updated: Sun Oct 29 2006 03:41:00

One NATO soldier and about 70 insurgents were killed in southern Afghanistan when fighting broke out Saturday between insurgents and Afghan troops and NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), officials said.

'Civilian casualties' in Afghan battleupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 14:55:00

NATO's International Security Assistance Forces said Wednesday it has received "credible reports" of civilian casualties -- including women and children -- from at least one of three fights Tuesday involving government, ISAF and Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan.

Crossing the lineupdated: Wed Sep 20 2006 12:34:00

The men of Bravo Company were assembled at the gun pit of their forward operating base. Dusk was approaching in Afghanistan. So, too, was the minute of silence to mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11.

Dozens killed in Afghan battleupdated: Tue Jun 27 2006 04:33:00

Two British soldiers, four Afghan soldiers and 29 Taliban militants were killed in recent fighting across southern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan authorities said on Tuesday.

Coalition: Dozens of Afghan insurgents killedupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 05:14:00

Troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan killed a few dozen insurgents earlier this week in two restive southern provinces, the coalition command in Kabul said on Saturday in press releases.

Afghan fighting: Another 29 killedupdated: Wed May 24 2006 07:46:00

At least 29 people have been killed in the latest bloodshed in the escalating conflict in southern Afghanistan, according to the U.S.-led coalition.

3 Afghans, 1 coalition soldier dieupdated: Sun May 21 2006 11:22:00

Three soldiers with the Afghan National Army (ANA) and one soldier with the NATO-led coalition have been killed in a firefight with militants, a spokesperson for the Combined Forces Command said.

American, Canadian in Afghan deadupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 08:17:00

Coalition forces and militants battled on Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, a long stretch of fighting that claimed the lives of a U.S. and a Canadian soldier and more than 30 militants, according to coalition authorities.

U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan battleupdated: Sat Mar 25 2006 06:39:00

A U.S. soldier has been killed and another wounded in a battle with about 20 Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military says.

Bomb kills 4 U.S. troops in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Feb 13 2006 11:27:00

A U.S. Humvee struck a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province Monday, killing four U.S. service members, the U.S. military said.

8 U.S. troops hurt in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Dec 05 2005 03:24:00

A pair of U.S. helicopters made emergency landings in Afghanistan Sunday after being hit by enemy fire, a U.S. military statement said, injuring five U.S. soldiers and one Afghan National Army soldier.

40 recent Afghan insurgent deathsupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 06:53:00

A joint Afghan-U.S. operation has killed more than 40 insurgents "over the last few weeks" in Afghanistan's Konar Province, according to a statement issued Monday by the Coalition Press Information Center (CPIC).

Afghan officer, 20 insurgents deadupdated: Wed May 04 2005 07:04:00

Fighting between attackers and Afghan and U.S. forces has resulted in the deaths of an Afghan police officer and as many as 20 insurgents.

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