A U.K. soldier was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
The solder was assigned to the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, part of 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles Battle Group, according to the statement. He was serving as part of Combined Forces Nahr-e Saraj South in Helmand Province when he died from a gunshot wound sustained during small-arms fire engagement with militants. FULL POST
A remote controlled car bomb detonated near a NATO base in Kandahar city Wednesday, destroying dozens of motorcycles and 11 cars, a provincial government spokesman said. There were no report of injuries.
A culture clash in Kabul. The Afghan government appears to be taking a harder line toward alcohol consumption. Afghan police last month raided restaurants popular with Westerners, seizing alcohol, even detaining foreign waitresses. Is it a symbol of increasing anti-Western sentiment or something far less sinister?
KUSHKAK, Nangarhar — Friends and family in the Kushkak village of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province pray for those who died.
Nine people were killed in a joint NATO-Afghan operation on May 13. The family says they were innocent civilians and it is a case of mistaken identity. The U.S. military does not agree. FULL POST
For the first time since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan has surpassed the number in Iraq.
As of Saturday, 94,000 U.S. forces were in Afghanistan and 92,000 in Iraq, according to the U.S. Defense Department. FULL POST
WASHINGTON — At least 10 U.S. Army soldiers from an already-troubled unit of the 2nd Infantry Division in southern Afghanistan are now the focus of a criminal investigation into allegations they deliberately killed three Afghan civilians, used illegal drugs and conducted other illicit activities, several military sources told CNN. FULL POST