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Topic - Afghan Interior Ministry
A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a minibus carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport in the Afghan capital early Tuesday, killing at least 12 people including eight South Africans. A militant group claimed the attack aimed to avenge an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad.
A man wearing an Afghan army uniform fatally shot an American service member in southern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks against U.S. and other foreign forces by their Afghan partners or insurgents in disguise.
A White House spokesman said that President Obama wasn't suggesting his apology to Afghanistan for Koran burnings would end the violence there, after two more U.S. service members were killed Thursday.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has bemoaned the politicization of the current chaos in Afghanistan. She has yet to raise that objection against the Obama administration's crowing about the death of Osama bin Laden.
The U.S. military is fully committed to its mission in Afghanistan and has no plans to change its strategy despite recent deadly violence that has shaken already fragile relations between Americans and their Afghan partners, the Pentagon said Monday.
A gunman killed two American military advisers inside a heavily guarded government building in the heart of Kabul Saturday as protests over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. base raged across the country for a fifth day.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai appealed for calm Wednesday after seven people were killed in clashes between Afghan security forces and protesters furious over the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. military base.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan attacked an area near the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire on Tuesday — two days after the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
About 300 Taliban fighters on Tuesday overran the tiny capital of a remote mountainous district in northeast Afghanistan, forcing police to retreat from their small outpost in the area, an official said.
Amid screams of "Suicide bomber! Suicide bomber!" an insurgent detonated his vest of explosives Saturday, killing at least four people at a sports field in northwest Afghanistan.
An Afghan border police officer killed six U.S. servicemen during a training mission Monday, underscoring one of the risks in a U.S.-led program to educate enough recruits to turn over the lead for security to Afghan forces by 2014.
An Afghan border police officer opened fire on U.S. troops during a training mission in the east of the country Monday, killing six American service members before he was shot dead, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
Authorities said Sunday that six children were killed in an insurgent rocket attack in northern Afghanistan.
President Hamid Karzai on Sunday defended his decision to disband private security firms, saying they were undermining Afghanistan's police and army and contributing to corruption.
Afghanistan's president issued a decree Tuesday formalizing a four-month deadline for private security companies to disband — a move likely to dismay NATO and the U.S. military that rely on such firms to protect convoys and bases.