"Insider Attack" Leaves Several Dead in Afghanistan
Mr. Karzai on Sunday. He said bombings Saturday "didn't aim to show Taliban's strength - indeed, they served America." (Photo: S. Sabawoon/European Pressphoto Agency) Several NATO and Afghan soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, just hours after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel left the country following a contentious weekend visit.
NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan Kills 8 Women
A NATO airstrike has killed at least 8 women and girls and injured at least 7 females in the eastern province of Laghman while they were collecting firewood on Sunday, Afghan officials say. Villagers from the province brought the bodies to the provincial capital of Mehterlam, the Associated Press reports . Seven injured females were also brought to the hospital, some as young as 10, according to news agencies.
US Diplomats Targeted by Bombers in Pakistan
A US consulate vehicle in Pakistan was the target of a suicide car bomb on Monday, killing at least four people in the deadliest attack targeting Americans for two years in the country's ongoing entanglement with the US/NATO war in neighboring Afghanistan. Reports indicate that nearly 20 people were injured the attack, which took place in the city of Peshawar and nearby the office of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and residential quarters used by the US consulate.
Afghanistan, U.S. disagree on culprits behind 'insider' shootings
Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, surprises U.S. and NATO officials by blaming 'foreign spy agencies' for 'insider' shootings. KABUL, Afghanistan — A potentially serious rift has emerged in the way the Afghan and U.S. governments view "insider" shootings, instances of Afghan police and soldiers turning their guns on Western troops.
Pakistan's new intelligence chief visits US
Visit of Zaheer ul-Islam signals thawed relations with Washington after Islamabad reopened NATO supply routes this week.