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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Josef Blotz
A man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on German troops working on a vehicle in northern Afghanistan Friday, killing two soldiers and wounding at least eight others, officials said.
The leaders of the largest tribe in a Taliban stronghold in southern Helmand province have pledged to halt insurgent attacks and expel foreign fighters from one of the most violent spots in the country, the senior U.S. Marine general in Afghanistan said Monday.
Several suspects have been arrested in a suicide attack that killed six U.S. troops when an explosives-packed minibus blew up at the entrance of a joint NATO-Afghan base in southern Afghanistan, officials said Monday.
Army Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan, appears briefly in a newly released Taliban video standing next to a smiling insurgent commander who once threatened to kill him.
Four U.S. troops were killed in fighting in eastern and southern Afghanistan on Sunday, and a former guerrilla leader who battled Soviet invaders decades ago was killed by a roadside bomb in the country's north.
A minibus full of civilians struck a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan early Sunday, and Afghan officials said six of those on board were killed.
A packed bus hit a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 25 people aboard, and NATO announced that another U.S. service member has died in a rapidly rising monthly death toll.
A botched NATO airstrike killed five Afghan soldiers after they were mistaken for insurgents early Wednesday, highlighting continued weak coordination between international troops and the local security forces they are striving to build.
NATO mistakenly killed five of its Afghan army allies in an air strike Wednesday while the Afghans were attacking insurgents in the country's east, officials said.
Militants set off a car bomb and stormed the entrance to an airport in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday in a failed attempt to enter the air field used by Afghan and international forces, authorities said. Eight insurgents died in the ensuing gunbattle.
NATO spokesman Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz told journalists that intelligence sources showed the Taliban-allied Haqqani network planned and carried out the suicide attack on the nation's top medical facility.
"The evidence viewed to date has revealed no evidence of children present at all on the night of the Feb. 17, and the adults were assessed to be men," Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz, a NATO spokesman, told reporters in Kabul. "They were armed and moving in tactical formations."