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The victims, three from Nepal and one from Peru, were guarding the entrance to buildings in Kabul used by DynCorp within a fortified compound run by the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan, officials said.
It's one of the more poignant stories in the history of museology: a collection of rare and priceless artefacts from Afghanistan, believed to have been lost to the country's seemingly perennial political conflict, are discovered stashed away in the vaults of the presidential palace in Kabul, untouched and preserved while wars raged on around them.
For the first time, China has come out openly backing Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence saying the spy agency could not have been involved in the recent attack on an Indian consulate in Afghanistan.
When Pakistan launched its long- awaited major military offensive against the local Taliban and other foreign jihadists in their main sanctuary in North Waziristan last month, the army formally requested the Afghan security forces to boost border security to stop fleeing militants from crossing the border.
A Nepali security guard was killed, while two others were injured in a suicide bomb attack at a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday.
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A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives detonated inside a security compound in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing four foreigners and injuring dozens more, police said.
Deputy interior minister, Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, says the attacker targeted the compound that houses foreign advisers to the Afghan government as well as the office of the deputy minister for counter-narcotics.
A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested that countries that have been "so wronged" take responsibility for securing the crime scene where the Malaysian jetliner was shot down in Ukraine.
The command of a unit instrumental in comforting U.S. allies unnerved by Russian actions in Ukraine changed hands on Monday.
It has been a worrisome few weeks for Iran. The negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program are seeing significant differences , there is chaos in Iraq to Iran's west, and more recently, the political transition in its eastern neighbor, Afghanistan, hit a serious bump with allegations of fraud threatening to derail the process.
A $2.8 million facility the United States built in Afghanistan to store produce for local farmers has sat unused and unmaintained for more than a year, with Afghan officials still looking for a business to lease the property, according to a federal watchdog agency.
Westover Reservist Lt. Col. James Bishop interviews J. Reese Hume, humanitarian group PARSA's project manager.
A sergeant with a U.S. elite special forces unit is pictured with "Rommel," one of the two dogs he rescued in Afghanistan.
China on Monday praised Pakistan and its spy agency the Inter-Services Intelligence for their fight against terrorism, all but absolving them of involvement in the recent attack on the Indian consulate in Herat in Afghanistan.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:46 am
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