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Seven US soldiers wounded in Afghan insider attack - Financial Express

Seven American troops were wounded today in an insider attack by an Afghan soldier at a military base, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country. The shootout at Camp Shaheen near northern Mazar-i-Sharif city is the second “green ...and more »

7 US Soldiers Wounded in Insider Attack in Afghanistan - New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — Seven American soldiers were shot and wounded by an Afghan commando on Saturday, the second such insider attack in a week, according to Afghan officials. The attack took place in the Afghan National Army 209th Corps headquarters ...and more »

Q&A: Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops - KVOA Tucson News

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An uptick in attacks by Afghan National army soldiers against foreign troops would seem a worrisome trend ahead of the deployment of another 4,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan in the latest attempt by Washington to turn around ...and more »

As US Adds Troops in Afghanistan, Trump's Strategy Remains Undefined - New York Times

WASHINGTON — When President Trump made his first major decision on the war in Afghanistan, he did not announce it in a nationally televised address from the White House or a speech at West Point. Instead, the Pentagon issued a news release late one ...and more »

First flight marks new air cargo link between Afghanistan and India - Reuters

KABUL, June 19 (Reuters) - An aircraft packed with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses marked the opening of the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on Monday. The cargo, worth about $5 million dollars, was the first in what ...and more »

Afghanistan: It's Too Late - The New York Review of Books

When Donald Trump's secretary of defense, James Mattis, was called before the Senate Armed Services Committee this week to testify about the conflict in Afghanistan, he was unusually blunt: “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now,” he said. The ...and more »

Suicide bombers launch co-ordinated attack in Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens - ABC Online

Dozens of people were killed or wounded when as many as five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials say. Key points: Car bomb explodes, then multiple suicide bombers attack; Doctors say at least five ...and more »

Trump's massive Afghanistan mistake - New York Daily News

After President Trump gave Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced it will send an additional 4,000 troops to the embattled nation. Mattis, who has acknowledged that the United States is ...and more »

Afghan president inaugurates first air corridor with India, bypassing Pakistan - Hindustan Times

President Ashraf Ghani has inaugurated the first Afghanistan-India air corridor during a ceremony at the Kabul international airport – a direct route that bypasses Pakistan and is meant to improve commerce. Ghani, who thanked Prime Minister Narendra ...and more »

Afghan war faces flurry of setbacks as new US military policy nears - Washington Post

ISLAMABAD — As American military officials complete plans that are likely to send several thousand additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, a flurry of setbacks in the war have underscored both the imperative of action and the pitfalls of various ...and more »