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1 hr ago | Army Times

Family: Naval reservist killed in Afghan suicide bombing

Relatives of a U.S. Naval reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan. Family members of 39-year-old Stephen Byus tell The Columbus Dispatch that he was killed Tuesday in Kabul when a Taliban attacker set off a car bomb next to an international military convoy.

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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Pakistan army says airstrikes kill 40 militants

Pakistan's military says it has launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, killing 40 suspected fighters as part of a massive operation launched in June. The military said "precise" air strikes were carried out on Wednesday in Datta Khel, a Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, and that ammunition depots were destroyed.

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5 hrs ago | Daily Echo

'I was shot in the neck but a Taliban bullet won't stop me loving life'

Royal Marine Toby Gutteridge: 'I was shot in the neck but a Taliban bullet won't stop me loving life' THE buzzing of the tattoo gun temporarily drowns out the oppressive hissing of the ventilator that keeps the quadriplegic Royal Marine veteran alive. This is the one thing the 29-year-old can do to reclaim the body he lost when he was shot in the neck serving in Afghanistan.

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8 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Navy Reservist killed in Afghanistan was from Reynoldsburg

A Reynoldsburg man who was on his third military tour of combat duty was among three coalition troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Byus died the day after his 12th wedding anniversary with wife, Valerie.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

SooToday

Harper sticks to his guns: no vote on Iraq

The phrase "boots on the ground" is a well-worn stand-in for "war" - a word nobody wanted to use Tuesday as MPs gathered for an emergency debate on the decision to join the fight against militants in the Middle East. At the centre of the debate is the question of whether sending highly trained, heavily armed special forces commandos into northern Iraq is a "combat operation" - a distinction that would require Parliament's approval.

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Reuters

Large blast kills at least one in Afghan capital as smoke rises above city

A plume of smoke rises above the Afghanistan capital. A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a convoy of coalition troops, littering this Kabul Street with rubble and glass.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

Afghanistan Memorial Vigil on display at legislature

Built from the recovered memorial plaques from Kandahar Air Field cenotaph, the Vigil display focuses on fallen Canadians as well as 40 United States Armed Forces personnel attached to the Canadian Forces. The father of one of five Manitobans slain while serving in Afghanistan is encouraging the public to view a memorial to Canada's 12-year military deployment now on display at the Manitoba Legislative Building.

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The Bennington Banner

1 Polish soldier killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan

A Polish military spokesman says one Polish soldier has been killed and two others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. Spokesman Lt.

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Asbury Park Press

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A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.

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DNA India

Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Afghanistan's Kabul

A suicide car bomber killed at least three foreign troops in an attack on a convoy near the United States embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO -led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. The attack near the heavily fortified embassy comes amid a months-long political stalemate and an emboldened insurgency, with a presidential election still unresolved as most foreign combat troops prepare to leave by the end of the year.

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Trend

Three NATO soldiers killed in Kabul suicide car bomb

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy close to the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, killing three soldiers and wounding at least 13 Afghan civilians, Naharnet Newsdesk reported. At the side of the road, U.S. and Polish troops gave first-aid to blood-stained comrades beside the wrecked remains of a military vehicle, but the nationality of the dead soldiers was not confirmed.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Afghan suicide bomber hits foreigners, wounds 13

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked a foreign motorcade just a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, unleashing a blast that injured at least 13 people and rattled nearby neighborhoods, police officials said. Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have further information about nationalities involved.

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KSWO

Afghan suicide bomber hits foreigners, wounds 13

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.

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Los Angeles Times

Fears of unrest cloud Afghanistan as election dispute drags on

In this Sept. 8 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Contra Costa Times

Leonard Pitts Jr: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East

Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Barack Obama's Wednesday-night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with air strikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, more than $1 trillion and 4,425 lives.

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Jurist

Afghanistan court sentences 5 to death for armed robbery, sexual assault

Two other defendants, out of the original group of seven defendants who allegedly [Al Jazeera report] stopped the victims' car while dressed as police officers, were sentenced to 20 years in prison for unrelated crimes. The appellate judge stated that he expects the case will be appealed to the Afghan Supreme Court.

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CBS Atlanta

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

8, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. . Afghan shopkeeper Mohammed Nadir, 44, sits behind his desk in his electronic shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept.

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Weekday Magazine

Two Death Sentences Overturned In Afghan Gang-Rape Case

A scene from the Kabul courtroom on September 7, when seven defendants were convicted and sentenced to death for a brutal robbery and gang rape in the nearby Paghman district. When a brutal multiple-rape case resulted in the prosecution of seven men in Afghanistan this week, it was widely seen as turning point for women's rights.

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Newkerala.com

Senior Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces killed a senior Taliban leader along with four other insurgents in the country's western province of Herat overnight, police said Monday. "A leading Taliban leader named Mullah Barjan was killed along four other insurgents after they engaged with an Afghan Special Operation force in Ghoryan district at midnight," provincial police spokesman Abdul Rauof Ahmadi told Xinhua.

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