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December 18, 2017 7:55 AM Gunmen seize building in Afghan capital, firing on security forces

KABUL (Reuters) - A group of armed men seized a building under construction in the Afghan capital on Monday and were exchanging fire with security forces in a heavily populated area, an official said. “The number of attackers, possible casualties and their target is not yet clear,” said Najib Danish, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior. The Afshar 47

December 18, 2017 5:49 AM Afghan official: Taliban kill police officer in province

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed a police officer in western Badghis province. Gulam Haydar Sarwari, the province's deputy police chief, says the attack took place on Sunday night when insurgents targeted a police security post in the remote district of Ab Kamari. Sarwari says the clash lasted almost four hours 52

December 12, 2017 6:58 AM Pakistani army: Militants attack patrol, killing 2 soldiers

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's army says militants opened fire on an army vehicle on patrol in the country's mountainous northwestern region near the Afghan border, killing two soldiers. Tuesday's statement says the military vehicle came under attack in the North Waziristan tribal region. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamic 47

December 2, 2017 11:02 AM Afghan official: 2 security guards killed in country's east

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says an attack in eastern Nangarhar province has killed at least two security guards and wounded six others. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says an explosion took place near a private TV station in the provincial capital of Jalalabad on Saturday. He says the target of the attack was not immediately 43

November 30, 2017 8:51 AM Afghan official: Taliban kill 4 policemen in country's west

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed four policemen in western Farah province. Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the Taliban attack early in the morning on Thursday targeted a police vehicle in the district of Pushti Road. There was no immediate comment or claim of responsibility from the insurgent 56

November 30, 2017 7:19 AM Pakistan: US missiles kill 3 militants near Afghan border

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has hit a militant compound near the Afghan border, killing three militants. Two officials say the unmanned drone fired two missiles at the Ghazni compound of the militant Haqqani network's commander Abdur Rasheed early in the morning on Thursday. The network 43

November 26, 2017 7:22 PM 1 dead in altercation among Afghan migrants on Greek island

ATHENS, Greece – Police in Greece say that an altercation among at least 10 Afghan migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos has left one person dead and three others injured. A local police spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said that the cause of the clash wasn't immediately known. The incident took place 45

November 24, 2017 12:42 PM Afghan airstrike kills Taliban commander: official

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a government airstrike has killed a Taliban commander and five of his family members in the northeastern Kapisa province. Qais Qaderi, a spokesman for the province's governor, said Friday that the attack took place early morning in Nijrab district, killing Taliban commander Dilawar Khan and two women and three 53

November 10, 2017 6:29 AM Afghan officials: Suicide car bomb kills policeman in south

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan officials say a suicide car bombing in the southern Helmand province has targeted a police compound, killing one policeman and wounding two. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack targeted a border police compound in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, on Friday. Abdul Ghafar Safi, the Helmand chief 52

November 4, 2017 3:54 PM Greece-bound boat with 310 migrants stopped in Turkey

ISTANBUL – Turkish authorities say 310 migrants have been stopped from crossing the Aegean Sea to reach Greece. Turkey's coast guard said the migrants were stopped Friday afternoon while travelling in a fishing boat south of the Dardanelles in western Turkey. The coast guard says the passengers included 110 Syrians, 179 Pakistanis and Afghan, Indian 61