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3 years 6 days ago

US believes accused soldier split killing spree

WASHINGTON (AP) - American officials say U.S. investigators now believe the U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians split the slaughter into two episodes, returning to his base after the first attack and later slipping away to kill again. This scenario seems to support the U.S. government's assertion -...

4 years 3 months ago

Bombing injures 6 in Afghanistan

Six people were injured Saturday during a powerful explosion outside police headquarters in Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Officials said a bomb went off inside a vehicle in a deserted area that had been turned into a parking lot for police vehicles. It was not immediately clear whether the bomb was...

4 years 8 months ago

McCain says Kandahar is key

If U.S. troops and their allies in Afghanistan succeed in the battle for Kandahar they can succeed in the overall fight. That assessment comes today from Sen. John McCain during a visit there. But McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, is warning of tough fighting ahead....

5 years 6 months ago

Fort Carson soldier dies in Afghanistan

For a second straight day, Fort Carson has announced the death of a soldier in Afghanistan. Pfc. William L. Meredith was killed Monday in Kandahar when his vehicle was attacked by a bomb. Pfc. Meredith served with 569th Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion. He was originally from Virginia Beach....

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