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3:01am

Mon September 17, 2012
Afghanistan

Deadly Incidents Take A Toll In Afghanistan

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 7:52 am

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6:12am

Sun September 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 4:56 am

2:37pm

Fri September 14, 2012
Afghanistan

Amid Strains, US Begins Wind Down In Afghanistan

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 3:50 pm

A U.S. soldier shares grapes with Afghan boys in the southern province of Kandahar on Wednesday.
Tony Karumba AFP/Getty Images

When the U.S. military handed over the detention center at Bagram Air Field to Afghan authorities this week, it symbolized an American role that is winding down — and the uncomfortable relationship between the two countries.

The prison, where Taliban and terrorism suspects are housed, has been a sore point for Afghans for years.

At the ceremony, an announcer read the names of Bagram prisoners who the Afghans said were wrongly detained and were now being freed.

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1:23am

Sat September 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Officials: 12 Dead In Dual Suicide Attacks At NATO Base In Afghanistan

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 1:10 pm

A security official looks at rubble of a building destroyed during a twin suicide bomb attack in Wardak province, Afghanistan, on Saturday.
Stringer/Afghanistan Reuters /Landov

Update at 10:40 a.m. ET:

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson tells our Newscast unit the Taliban is claiming responsibility for both attacks, and that two U.S. soldiers are among the injured. One of the bombs exploded about 40 miles west of Kabul, on a road leading to a nearby U.S. military base. The deaths are numerous because there's a busy shopping center there. The other bomb went off near the district governor's compound.

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3:31pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Afghanistan

U.S. Faces Growing 'Insider Attacks' In Afghanistan

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 3:55 pm

Spc. Ben Purvis (center) helps train Afghan troops on how to use mortars in the eastern province of Kunar in June. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, points to several factors in the rise of "insider attacks" on American forces. He says relations between U.S. and Afghan troops are good overall.
Lucas Jackson Reuters/Landov

Gunmen wearing Afghan police and army uniforms have killed 40 U.S. and NATO troops so far this year, and the top American commander in Afghanistan says there is no single reason — and no simple solution.

Taliban infiltrators, disputes between NATO and Afghan security forces, and even the timing of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, are all factors, according to Gen. John Allen.

"We think the reasons for these attacks are complex," says Allen, who spoke by video link from Kabul on Thursday. Ten of the American deaths have come in just the past two weeks.

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