January 4, 2014 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A NATO soldier was killed Saturday when insurgents attacked a military base in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. Five insurgents launched the early-morning assault on a joint Afghan-NATO base in Ghani Khel, a district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. One attacker detonated a Toyota Corolla packed with explosives at the entrance while four others tried to storm the base, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the provincial governor. A 40-minute firefight ensued, and when it was over the militants lay dead at the scene, Abdulzai said.
December 27, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan--Three international service members were killed Friday and at least seven civilians were wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in eastern Kabul, authorities said. In an email sent to journalists, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. According to the International Security Assistance Force, the name given to the U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan, the three died when the vehicle exploded nearby. Their names and nationalities were not immediately available.
December 23, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A NATO service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday after coming under direct fire by enemy forces, officials said. A statement from the U.S.-led coalition, known as the International Security Assistance Force, didn't provide other details or the nationality of the soldier who was killed. [Updated 8:40 a.m. PST, Dec. 23: Another North Atlantic Treaty Organization service member was killed in a direct-fire attack in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said without providing details.
December 23, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two NATO service members were killed in Afghanistan on Monday after coming under fire by enemy forces in separate incidents, officials with the U.S.-led military coalition said. The International Security Assistance Force, as the coalition is known, didn't immediately provide details or the nationalities of the soldiers who were killed. Officials said only that one of the fatal incidents occurred in eastern Afghanistan and the other in the south. Sarhadi Zowak, a spokesman for the governor of eastern Afghanistan's Laghman province, confirmed that Afghan forces were carrying out a military operation in the district of Alingar, but he could not confirm the causality.
December 15, 2013
Re "Ukraine's drama, Obama's weakness," Opinion, Dec. 12 John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has some knowledge and perspective on foreign affairs. But his argument that events in Ukraine are important to the West would be more persuasive if he could refrain from bashing President Obama. Whether Ukraine and Georgia remain in the Russian sphere of influence or perhaps join the European Union may be very important to the citizens of those countries. The economic stakes would be quite high.
December 4, 2013 |
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - It's been a daily routine for the last week. Dozens of young men rush toward container trucks stopped at a toll plaza outside Peshawar, demanding to see customs documents to ensure the vehicles aren't carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan. Pakistani police and paramilitary forces nearby watch the unruly group without intervening. The attempted blockade was sparked by former cricket star and political leader Imran Khan of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, who vowed late last month to stop all NATO-bound trucks through the area of northwestern Pakistan until the CIA halts its drone campaign in the country.