Taliban spring offensive targets Afghan Security and NATO forces
After a relatively calm start this year, which saw few NATO and US casualties, the Taliban have started their spring offensive, targeting NATO and Afghan Security Forces. The past week has been particularly bloody with a car bomb attack in Kabul.
Afghan militants threaten more attacks after deadly bombing
Hezb-i-Islami claims responsibility for a suicide blast that killed six Americans and nine Afghans. It says it is stepping up assaults on foreign forces. KABUL, Afghanistan — A militant group said its attack Thursday on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital marked a stepped-up campaign against the foreign presence in Afghanistan, and promised more such assaults. The suicide bombing killed six Americans, including four civilian contractors, and at least nine Afghan civilians, including two children, according to local and coalition officials.
Suicide car bomber attacks NATO convey in Kabul
A suicide car bomber struck a NATO convey in the Afghan capitol of Kabul, killing 12 people, including 2 NATO troops, and 4 civilian contractors.
NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan blast
Four US service personnel killed in roadside bombing in Helmand province, officials say.
General Says U.S. Not to Blame in Death of Afghan Civilians
The highest-ranking international military commander in Afghanistan said that neither the United States nor NATO was at fault in the deaths of civilians after a spell of airstrikes in April.