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April 16, 2015
US soldier killed in Afghan 'insider attack'
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 8, 2015
An American soldier was killed Wednesday in a firefight between US and Afghan troops in eastern Afghanistan, the first apparent insider attack since Washington announced a delay in troop withdrawals from the country. So-called "green-on-blue" attacks - when Afghan soldiers or police turn their guns on international troops - have been a major problem during NATO's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces. Wednesday's attack marked the second such fatal incident since the start of the year, ... read more

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Pakistan kills 34 militants in air strikes: military
Pakistan's military said it killed 34 militants Wednesday in air strikes on a tribal region near the Afghan border as part of a major offensive against insurgents that began last year. ... more
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US to slow down troop exit from Afghanistan: officials
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US commander proposes slower Afghan withdrawal
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China ready to support Kabul-Taliban reconciliation: minister
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