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Corinne Suter wins downhill training as Vonn rests knees

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Corinne Suter was fastest in the first training run for a World Cup downhill as Lindsey Vonn rested to give her ailing knees some respite on Thursday. Suter was..
Seattle Times - Published

Taliban Attack on Checkpoint Kills 5 Police in Afghanistan

At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

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G4S compound attack in Kabul highlights peace struggle [Video]G4S compound attack in Kabul highlights peace struggle  01:39

Gunmen attacked a British security contractors' compound in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday killing at least 10 people and wounding 19 only hours after President Ashraf Ghani outlined plans for..

Reuters Studio - Published

Car bomb rocks Kabul, injured rushed to hospital [Video]Car bomb rocks Kabul, injured rushed to hospital  00:39

Wounded children and others were treated at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday after a car bomb targeting a British security contractor's compound in the Afghan capital exploded. The Taliban..

Reuters Studio - Published

 

Afghan official says insurgents stormed checkpoint, 7 killed

An Afghan official says at least seven border police officers were killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in southern Kandahar province.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Suicide attack on Pakistanis in Afghanistan kills 6

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber disguised as a beggar has killed six people in a wealthy subdivision of the southern city of Kandahar. Mohammad Yousof Younosi, a..
Seattle Times - Published

Afghans vote in south Kandahar's delayed elections

Security was tight in southern Kandahar on Saturday as voters went to the polls in parliamentary elections that were delayed in the province by one week after an attack by an elite guard killed two top..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Days Later, Pentagon Says U.S. General Among Wounded In Kandahar Attack

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot twice, according the Pentagon, during an attack in Kandahar which killed the province's chiefs of police and intelligence and wounded the governor.
NPR - Published

Attacker who assassinated 2 Afghan officials, wounded US general was ‘directed by the Taliban,’ US military says

An attacker who reportedly assassinated two senior Afghan provincial officials and wounded a U.S. general inside the provincial governor’s compound in Kandahar city was “resourced and directed by..
FOXNews.com - Published

Vote counting starts in Afghan elections, marred by violence

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Vote counting has started in Afghanistan following chaotic parliamentary elections marred by violence, technical glitches and unprecedented delays. Despite attacks that..
Seattle Times - Published

US general shot in Taliban attack in Afghanistan, Pentagon confirms

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot in a Taliban attack that killed two Afghan leaders in Kandahar province last week, the Pentagon has confirmed.
FOXNews.com - Published

US General Was Shot in Last Week's Taliban Attack

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot in a Taliban attack that killed two Afghan leaders in Kandahar province last week, the Pentagon confirmed on Sunday.
Newsmax - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

U.S. general wounded in attack in Afghanistan

A U.S. general officer was wounded in an attack last week in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province that killed two senior Afghan provincial officials and targeted a group that included the senior U.S...
Seattle Times - Published

Afghans head to the polls amid threats from the Taliban

The polls are open throughout most of Afghanistan as voters cast ballots in Saturday’s parliamentary elections. But the voting is overshadowed by security concerns after this week's deadly ambush..
CBS News - Published

Afghan Elections Delayed in Kandahar After Taliban Attack

As the body of one of Afghanistan’s most vaunted anti-Taliban fighters was laid to rest in the southern city of Kandahar, the implications of his assassination reverberated across the country,..
Wall Street Journal - Published

Election postponed in Kandahar after attack on security meeting

Afghanistan's election has been postponed for a week in Kandahar province after an elite Afghan guard opened fire at the end of a meeting between Kandahar and US officials. The Taliban claimed..
Christian Science Monitor - Published

Afghanistan Delays Election in Province as Key Security Leader Is Buried

Voting in the national parliamentary elections will be postponed for a week in Kandahar Province, where the police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, was gunned down on Thursday.
NYTimes.com - Published

Afghanistan Delays Election In Kandahar Due To Attack That Killed Police Chief

The rest of the country will vote on Saturday. But after a gunman pulled off a surprise and deadly attack in Kandahar, "there's a huge security vacuum, people are very nervous and worried."
NPR - Published

Inside job kills 3 Afghan leaders, US Army General survives

Three top provincial leaders, including the governor and a widely-known police chief, were killed and two Americans injured by Afghan bodyguards at a security conference in Kandahar.
USATODAY.com - Published

Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed after attack

Afghanistan's election commission has postponed Saturday's elections in Kandahar province for a week, following a deadly attack there that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including its..
FOXNews.com - Published

Afghanistan’s election commission postpones parliamentary polls in Kandahar province for a week following deadly attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s election commission postpones parliamentary polls in Kandahar province for a week following deadly attack.
Seattle Times - Published

Taliban attack kills Afghan officials, US general unhurt

Afghanistan was reeling Friday, a day after an audacious assassination claimed by the Taliban that killed two senior officials in Kandahar province while the top U.S. commander who attended the..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections is unlikely to fundamentally..
Seattle Times - Published

AP Top Stories Oct. 18 P

Here are the top stories for Thursday, October 18th: The US pulls out of a Saudi investment conference; Three Kandahar officials were killed by their own guards; Crews rescue a man from a mine shaft in..
USATODAY.com - Published

Top Provincial Leaders Assassinated Ahead Of Elections In Afghanistan

Top leaders in Kandahar province in Afghanistan have been assassinated two days before the country votes in parliamentary elections. The top U.S. military commander escaped injury. The Taliban have..
NPR - Published

Taliban Kill Afghan Police Chief

One of southern Afghanistan’s most powerful figures was killed and the top U.S. commander in the country escaped unharmed when bodyguards for the governor of southern Kandahar province opened fire..
Wall Street Journal - Published

Afghan Police Chief Killed in Taliban Attack

One of southern Afghanistan’s most powerful political and military figures was killed Thursday and the top U.S. commander in the country escaped unharmed when bodyguards for the governor of southern..
Wall Street Journal - Published

Key Afghan Police Chief Dies in Kandahar Shooting; Top U.S. General Escapes Uninjured

Shooting broke out at the end of a meeting between Miller and officials who had been discussing how to maintain security during in in Afghanistan's upcoming parliamentary elections.
NPR - Published

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