Afghanistan News

Karzai sacks attorney-general after presidency bid

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai fired the attorney-general on Wednesday after the country’s top prosecutor announced he intended to run for the presidency in elections next year. Abdul Jabar Sabit has also accused some government and parliament members of corruption and tried to prosecute leaders of former armed …

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Gunmen kidnap two Turkish nationals in Afghanistan

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Unknown gunmen kidnapped two Turkish nationals working on construction project in western Afghanistan on Monday, a senior police official said. Kidnapping has become a lucrative business in Afghanistan, where dozens of locals and foreigners have been abducted by criminals or Taliban-linked militants.

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U.S. Marines “kill 400 Taliban” in Afghan operation

KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. Marines have killed more than 400 Taliban since they began an operation to seize a district in southern Afghanistan in May, their commander said on Wednesday. A fighting force of some 2,200 U.S. Marines deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year to make up for shortfalls in …

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