Afghan President Hamid Karzai will end his four-day U.S. trip on Friday with a visit to a military base in Kentucky, officials said. Karzai is scheduled to visit Fort Campbell where the 101st Airborne Division is preparing to go to Afghanistan. The visit caps a week of high0level meetings for Karzai: he has huddled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama, among others. The trip is Karzai's first to Washington since his controversial re-election and some recent well-publicized spats with the Obama administration.
KABUL, Afghanistan - A local Afghan leader says coalition forces shot and killed civilians on Thursday night, a claim disputed by the NATO-led force in Afghanistan.
Nasrutullah Arsala, head of the provincial council of Nangahar province, told CNN on Friday that troops killed nine civilians in Kushkak, a village in the Surkh Rod district of Nangahar, in eastern Afghanistan.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said Afghan and international troops traded fire with insurgents during an operation in Surkh Rod that left a Taliban sub-commander and other militants dead. The NATO-led command says evidence shows that civilians were not killed. FULL POST