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Afghanistan War

3 US troops killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’

A man wearing Afghan uniform shot dead three US soldiers on Saturday in the east of the country, officials said, in the latest apparent example of an “insider attack

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 9:26pm

Artist paints a personal picture of Afghan war

Watching the solemn parade of special-forces soldiers climb into their trucks, blessed by a priest, and drive into the grey Afghan night, Australian artist Ben Quilty wondered if they would ever return.

28 Apr 2013 - 4:16pm

Nato says war against Afghan’s Taliban being won

Nato said on Thursday that the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan is being won, despite reports by other agencies of a sharp upsurge in insurgent attacks this year.

25 Apr 2013 - 4:39pm

Two US troops killed in Afghan insider attack

Two US soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a suspected insider attack in Afghanistan on Monday, after President Hamid Karzai accused Washington of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in the country.

12 Mar 2013 - 5:04am

Soviet soldier found alive in Afghanistan after 30 years

Russian officials attempting to trace soldiers still missing from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan said they had discovered Bakhretdin Khakimov, last seen in September 1980. Khakimov, then aged 20, had been serving with the 101st motorised rifle unit, stationed near Herat.

7 Mar 2013 - 3:04am

Afghan president to ban requests for foreign air strikes

If he issues the decree as promised, the move would pose a significant new challenge to government troops who have relied heavily on foreign air power to give them an advantage against insurgents.

17 Feb 2013 - 11:33am

Dunford takes charge of Nato in Afghanistan

US General Joseph Dunford assumed command of Nato forces in Afghanistan on Sunday, taking over from General John Allen as the coalition prepares to withdraw the bulk of its combat troops by next year.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Prince Harry killed Taliban in southern Afghanistan 'to save lives'

Prince Harry, the third in line to the British throne, who has just ended a deployment with the army in Afghanistan, said he killed Taliban fighters there to "take a life to save a life".

23 Jan 2013 - 3:48am

Nato base attacked by 'Taliban attackers' in Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents launched a major attack on Sunday, against a Nato base located in an Afghan city airport with car bombs, suicide bombing, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small arms fire.

The Taliban claimed insurgents had entered the airport in Jalalabad, near the eastern border with Pakistan, but this was denied by Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

2 Dec 2012 - 3:58pm

Grisly details emerge in hearing against US soldier accused of Afghan massacre

From a live video feed half a world away in Afghanistan, in an extraordinary night court session, descriptions of chaos and horror poured into a military courtroom an hour south of Seattle.

12 Nov 2012 - 3:55am