Top US general denies US air strike killed children in April
An April 6 air strike in Kunar Province in Afghanistan killed 18 people including at least 11 children according to Afghan government authorities. However Gen. Joseph Dunford denies categorically that any of the deaths were the result of air strikes.
Afghan Clerics Warn U.S. on Karzai Demands
Afghanistan's main government-funded Islamic authority warned Saturday that American "infidels" will be treated as invaders unless Washington heeds President Hamid Karzai's latest demands.
U.S., Afghan forces rescue American doctor from Taliban
He and three Afghans are safe after being kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan. One rescuer is killed in the operation. KABUL, Afghanistan — American and Afghan forces rescued an American doctor who had been kidnapped by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, military authorities announced Sunday. Officials in Washington later confirmed that one of the rescuers was killed in the operation.
Slaying of Afghan polio program worker raises questions
The young Afghan woman's family supported her efforts to work outside the home as a vaccination volunteer. Authorities do not believe the Taliban was involved. KABUL, Afghanistan — In her small village of Kalota, north of Kabul, the young woman named Hanisa was known to be headstrong and independent. At 22, she had persevered in school long enough to reach 12th grade, and she was determined to flout tradition and work outside her home.
Prosecutors in Afghanistan massacre case face tough challenge
Authorities charge Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with murdering 16 villagers, but they have limited access to evidence and key witnesses won't testify. KABUL, Afghanistan — Most everyone was asleep when an Afghan guard at a U.S. military camp spotted the American soldier walking out the southern gate into the quiet chill of the desert. A general alarm had been sounded by the time he returned and laid his weapon on the ground.