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Two Slovaks killed in Kabul suicide car bomb

Two Slovak soldiers were among three NATO personnel killed Friday in Kabul when a Taliban suicide attacker detonated an explosives-packed car next to a NATO military convoy, Slovakia's defence ministry confirmed. "We can confirm that two members of the Slovak armed forces died today in an attack on a convoy in Afghanistan," a ministry statement issued in the capital Bratislava said. It did not identify the soldiers, revealing only that they had served in the fifth regiment at a special forces base in Zilina, central Slovakia.

Three NATO personnel killed in Kabul suicide car bomb

A Taliban suicide attacker detonated an explosives-packed car next to a NATO military convoy in Kabul on Friday, killing three NATO personnel and injuring at least four civilian passers-by, officials said. The blast in the Afghan capital left the twisted remains of the attacker's car spread across the scene along with several other badly-damaged vehicles, including a NATO sports utility vehicle, witnesses said.

5 Dead in Taliban attack on U.S. base in Afghanistan

Kabul, Dec 18 (EFE).- Four suicide bombers and an Afghan soldier died Wednesday in a Taliban attack staged near a U.S. base in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, a police spokesman told Efe. The attack occurred around 5 a.m. near the Torkham border post between Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to Hazrat Hussain. The spokesman, who earlier had said that just three attackers had died, added that four other Afghan soldiers were wounded and that 20 trucks belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force were destroyed.

Six NATO soldiers killed in Afghan air crash

Six soldiers from the US-led NATO mission fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan were killed in an aircraft crash on Tuesday, NATO officials said, adding it was not a suspected militant strike. The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the deaths, saying their fighters had shot down a US helicopter in the province of Zabul. "Six International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members died following an aircraft crash in southern Afghanistan today," an ISAF statement said, declining to give the nationalities of the victims.

Large blast outside NATO headquarters in Kabul

A large explosion outside NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters rocked central Kabul on Thursday, although there was no immediate confirmation of casualties. The blast triggering the US embassy's "duck and cover" sirens. "We can confirm an explosion outside of ISAF HQ around 1020 (am), no other information at this time," ISAF said on its official Twitter account.

Foreign soldier killed in explosion in Afghanistan

Foreign soldier killed in explosion in Afghanistan KABUL, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- One soldier of the NATO-led coalition forces was killed on Wednesday in explosion in southern Afghanistan. "An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today," the ISAF forces confirmed in a statement. The statement gave neither the nationality of the victim nor the details about the incident under the ISAF policy.

Suicide bomb targets NATO convoy outside Kabul airport

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a NATO military convoy entering Kabul airport on Wednesday, killing himself but causing no other casualties, officials said. The blast was heard across the Afghan capital, which has seen a recent drop in insurgent attacks after several high-profile strikes earlier this year. "We can confirm a suicide car bombing that targeted an ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) convoy coming to Kabul International Airport," a spokeswoman with the NATO force said.

Suicide bomber attacks German troops near airport in Afghan capital

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of German troops near the international airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, a military official said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Confirmation of the attack from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) came soon after a Reuters witness reported a large blast near the sprawling and heavily guarded facility, which is used by civilians and the military.

Australia to extend Heron RPA deployment to Afghanistan in 2014

Australia to extend Heron RPA deployment to Afghanistan in 2014 CANBERRA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Australian Department of Defence confirmed Wednesday that Australia has extended the Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) deployment to Afghanistan providing high resolution Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) support until July 2014.

Afghan soldier kills US trainer in 'insider' attack

An Afghan soldier opened fire Thursday on his NATO trainers, killing one American and wounding several other coalition troops in the country's east, officials said. Attacks in which Afghan forces turn their guns on their international partners have killed scores of US-led troops, breeding mistrust and undermining efforts to train local forces before NATO combat troops withdraw next year. The latest shooting was at a military training facility and base in the eastern province of Paktia, known to be one of the hotbeds of the Taliban insurgency, an Afghan official said.
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