Afghanistan

BERLIN | Afghanistan: German helicopters shot at, nobody injured

BERLIN — German news agency dpa says German transport helicopters in Afghanistan have been shot but that nobody was injured. The agency reported Wednesday that the CH-53 helicopters were flying from Kunduz to the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Tuesday night when they were fired by people on the ground. German troops returned fire. The … Continue reading BERLIN | Afghanistan: German helicopters shot at, nobody injured

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 2 security forces killed in bomb blasts

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least two Afghan security forces were killed Saturday in Taliban attacks in the capital Kabul, officials said. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for Kabul’s police chief, said that nine others, including six police officers and three civilians, were wounded in the bomb blasts. Mujahid said a roadside bomb hit a military vehicle as … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 2 security forces killed in bomb blasts

WASHINGTON | NC soldier killed by explosive device in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has released the identity of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan. The Defense Department says 23-year-old specialist James A. Slape from Morehead City, North Carolina, died Thursday as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province. The incident is under investigation. Slape was assigned to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | NC soldier killed by explosive device in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON | British mining venture signs exploration deal in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — A company founded by a London-based banker signed agreements Friday with the government of Afghanistan to explore for gold and copper in the north of the country. Centar Ltd. said it hopes to begin exploration in two sites next year and would within a year become one of the largest private-sector employers in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | British mining venture signs exploration deal in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON | 1 US military member killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON— The U.S. military says one service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan. The announcement Thursday from Kabul provided no details. It said the matter is under investigation. In line with standard practice, the name of the person will not be officially released until 24 hours after family members have been notified. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 1 US military member killed in Afghanistan