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An American military spokesman said a “counterterrorism airstrike” had taken place in the area. Afghan officials said the victims were members of the Islamic State.
An anti-corruption program backed by the United States has had compliance from only one of 83 officials, President Ashraf Ghani.
England will play a one-day match in Bangladesh next month without some of its leading players because of safety concerns.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is charged in a two-state bombing spree, was flagged for extra screening when he returned from traveling abroad, but his travels did not raise any immediate alarm.
The faction, Hezb-i-Islami, agreed to cease hostilities in exchange for government recognition and support for removing sanctions against its leader.
Military officers and experts say that almost all mistaken American strikes over the years have come down to two main reasons: faulty intelligence and battlefield confusion.
Cautious presidential candidates and a weary public are part of a bipartisan silence over the war, which is still costing American lives and hundreds of billions of dollars.
A police post on the main road into Tirin Kot in southern Afghanistan was under assault, and an airstrike hit the post instead of the attackers, an official said.
Reid Hoffman, a co-founder of LinkedIn, pledged to match a crowdfunding campaign started by a former Marine who served in Afghanistan.
The police chief, Gen. Zarawar Zahid, was visiting an outpost when explosives detonated. The Taliban claimed responsibility for his death.
Agha Jan Motasim, a back-channel negotiator who works in secret after taking 12 bullets, insists that the Taliban are thinking about talks despite recent advances.
Abdul Basir and his son Said Muhammad were sworn enemies until they made peace last month, but the story of their fight against the Taliban has been called into question.
Navy SEALs led the unsuccessful raid to free an American professor and his Australian colleague from the Taliban last month, engaging in a fierce gunfight.
A veteran who attended the forum left feeling that veterans were not given their voice as promised.
The Afghan capital, Kabul, was rattled by a series of attacks, which came to an end early Tuesday after an 11 hour standoff with gunmen at the offices of a humanitarian group. Earlier, two blasts targeted the Defense Ministry and left more than 35 people dead.
After a double bombing that killed dozens in the area of the Defense Ministry, six people were wounded in an explosion at a humanitarian aid group’s compound.
The Pentagon is increasingly relying on private contractors to operate drones for reconnaissance missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The attorney general, Mohammad Farid Hamidi, must contend with a political elite that has seen law enforcement as a net to entangle rivals and make money.
At least one fighter was killed when Uzbek militiamen loyal to the vice president clashed with Tajik demonstrators.
The farmers’ unions have helped ensure a more reliable and diverse food supply in an often famine-struck region, while also empowering its female leadership.