June 7th, 2010
02:06 PM ET

10 killed in Afghanistan, training center attacked

Update: Seven of the 10 NATO troops killed in Afghanistan on Monday were
Americans, an International Security Assistance Force spokesman said.

Violence erupted in southern Afghanistan on Monday, with three NATO-led troops slain in combat and two people killed in a strike on a police training center, officials said. Across Afghanistan a total of 10 troops, including seven Americans, were killed Monday, making it one of the deadliest
days for coalition forces, officials added.

Filed under: Afghan security forces • Daily Developments • NATO • Troops
June 7th, 2010
08:28 AM ET
June 7th, 2010
08:25 AM ET

3 suicide attackers killed

Kabul, Afghanistan — Three suicide attackers who assaulted a police training center in Kandahar province were killed Monday, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

One suicide attacker driving a Toyota Corolla struck the police training center tower and two suicide attackers who attempted to enter the center detonated themselves at the center gate. There were no other casualties.

June 7th, 2010
08:24 AM ET

Afghan, Pakistani officials to attend Madrid forum for first time

Afghan and Pakistani government officials will attend for the first time a meeting in Madrid on Monday with special envoys from 33 other nations, including the United States and China, to discuss peace efforts in the war-torn region, a senior Spanish diplomat said.  FULL POST

June 7th, 2010
08:22 AM ET

Cart bomb, bicycle bomb in Kandahar

Suspected insurgents placed a bomb in a cart and remotely detonated it while a police vehicle drove by in Afghanistan's Kandahar province Sunday morning.

The ensuing explosion killed two civilians and a police officer, the provincial governor's office said. Eleven others were wounded. FULL POST

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June 7th, 2010
08:18 AM ET

Afghan officials quit in wake of jirga attack

Kabul, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's interior minister and director of national security have resigned in the wake of an attack on a high-level peace conference last week, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai said Sunday.

Karzai demanded an explanation of the security breach from Interior Minister Hanif Atmar and NDS chief Amrullah Saleh, and when they could not provide one, he accepted their resignations, the president's office said. FULL POST

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