Taliban attack kills Afghan officials, US general unhurt

World 10/19/18, 01:46

Afghanistan was reeling Friday, a day after an audacious assassination claimed by the Taliban that killed two senior officials in Kandahar province while the top U.S. commander who attended the high-level meeting where the attack happened was unharmed.Thursday's meeting, on security plans for Afghanistan's parliamentary elections this weekend, had just ...

Deputy Kandahar governor: Top 3 officials killed by guards

World 10/18/18, 11:26

The three top officials in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were killed when their own guards opened fire on them at a security conference Thursday, the deputy provincial governor said, and a Taliban spokesman said the target was Washington's top general in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, who escaped without injury, according to ...

Update: UN Security Council condemns Afghan attacks

World 10/18/18, 06:17

The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local):7 a.m.The U.N. Security Council has condemned several recent attacks in Afghanistan ahead of Saturday's parliamentary elections.On Thursday, an elite guard attacked a delegation leaving a high-level meeting on security plans for the ...

US envoy on Afghan peace takes his mission to Pakistan

World 10/09/18, 02:59

Washington's newly named point man tasked with finding a peaceful end to Afghanistan's 17-year war is in Pakistan to seek the help of the new government in Islamabad in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday.A former U.S. ambassador in Kabul, Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in ...

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