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    NATO airstrike kills 5 Afghan soldiers

    An early morning NATO airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province killed five Afghan soldiers on Thursday, defense ministry officials said. The coalition said the deaths were an accident and expressed its condolences.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to members of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division at Jalalabad Airfield in eastern Afghanistan, Saturday, March 9, 2013. It is Hagel's first official trip since being sworn-in as President Barack Obama's defense secretary. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

    Afghan bombers strike during Defense Secretary Hagel's visit

    Militants staged two deadly suicide attacks Saturday to mark the first full day of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to Afghanistan, a fresh reminder that insurgents continue to fight and challenges remain as the U.S.-led NATO force hands over the country's security to the Afghans.

  • ** FILE ** An Afghan National Army soldier wears an ammunition belt around his neck during a joint patrol with U.S. Army soldiers from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion of the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne, in the volatile Arghandab Valley outside Kandahar, Afghanistan, in July 2010. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

    U.S. and Afghan forces clash; 2 Americans, 3 Afghans dead

    A firefight broke out between U.S. forces and their Afghan army allies in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing two Americans and three Afghan soldiers and pushing the number of U.S. troops killed in the long-running war 2,000.

  • A protester in Multan, Pakistan, shout slogans at an anti-American rally on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, to condemn the United States for accusing Pakistan's most powerful intelligence agency of supporting extremist attacks against American targets in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer)

    Pakistani commanders meet after U.S. criticism

    Pakistan's army chief convened a special meeting of senior commanders Sunday following U.S. allegations that the military's spy agency helped militants attack American targets in Afghanistan, the army said.

  • This video image shows Afghan police vehicles near the Inter-Continental hotel in Kabul on June 28, 2011, following a blast at the hotel. At least one suicide bomber blew himself up late Tuesday night inside the Western-style hotel, police said. (Associated Press/APTN)

    NATO-Afghan raid ends hotel assault; 19 dead

    Nineteen people died — including all eight suicide bombers — in a more than five-hour standoff at Kabul's Inter-Continental hotel that ended early Wednesday after NATO attack helicopters fired missiles to kill three suicide bombers on the roof.

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