A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday that detainees held by the U.S. in Afghanistan are not entitled to the same right as prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to challenge their indefinite detention.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled unanimously that prisoners held at a military prison at Bagram Air Base are in a "theater of war" and not under the jurisdiction of the U.S. civilian courts.
A suicide bombing on May 18 in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed at least 18 people.
The blast killed at least a dozen civilians, five U.S. troops and a Canadian service member, officials said. It occurred on a busy road near a NATO-led military convoy and a registration center for the Afghan Army.
Here are profiles of the five U.S. service members killed in the attack.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Four German soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, a German military spokesman in Afghanistan confirmed.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force said earlier that four of its troops died after an insurgent attack in northern Afghanistan.
German troops have been part of the international military presence in Afghanistan with 4,335 soldiers and have served in the northern part of the country. FULL POST
At least 16 Taliban members were killed during an Afghan/NATO-led military operation in southern Afghanistan, a local official told CNN on Saturday.
The operation started Friday night in Babji village of volatile Helmand province - the region where U.S. and British forces are gearing up for a major push against militants.
Abdul Satar Merzakwal, Helmand's deputy governor, said the purpose of the mission was mine-clearing.