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dave rosser, afghan whigs guitarist, dead at 50 after cancer


dave rosser, the guitarist for the alt-rock band afghan whigs, died tuesday after a battle with colon cancer. he was 50. “it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, brother and inspiration,” the cincinnati-based band wrote on facebook. “dave rosser passed away peacefully last evening surrounded by love. thank you to all who kept him in their hearts. he is forever in ours.”asia lead singer john wetton dead at 6728 photos view gallery in memoriam: remembering the famous figures we lost in 2017 rosser joined the group in 2014 for their “do to the beast” album, their first in 16 years, replacing original guitarist rick mccollum. in october, the group announced that he had inoperable colon cancer. two months later, they played two benefit s...






how much is an afghan life worth — that depends


us first started paying the families of afghan victims as a way to counter taliban militants who were doing the samewashington: in march 2014, the us military paid an afghan man just over $1,000 to compensate for killing his civilian son in an operation near the border with iran, according to us military records released to reuters.six months later, another afghan father was given $10,000 by the us military after his child, also a civilian, was killed in an american-led military operation in the same province.and 68-year-old haji allah dad lost 20 relatives, including his brother and sister-in-law, in a us and afghan special forces operation near the northern city of kunduz last november.allah dad said he received no money from the us military, though he did get compensation from the afgha






pakistan claims it killed 50 afghan border forces


kabul — pakistan claimed sunday to have killed 50 afghan border troops and destroyed five of their posts in sporadic clashes since friday near a major border crossing. afghan officials called the high death toll  “baseless” but said that several days of cross-border fighting had left two afghan forces dead. the fighting in afghanistan’s southern kandahar province erupted after pakistan claimed that afghan border police had fired without provocation at armed guards providing security for pakistani census teams in the border community of chaman, killing nine people and injuring 40. afghan officials said the pakistani team including uniformed frontier corps guards had crossed into afghan territory.a pakistani army official, maj. gen. nadeem ahmad, told journalists at the border cros...






taliban kill ‘more than 50’ afghan troops in army base attack


an afghan security force personnel fires during an ongoing an operation against daesh earlier this month.mazar-i-sharif: taliban militants wearing afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern afghanistan, the us military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces.two of the attackers blew themselves up and seven were killed in the assault near mazar-i-sharif city on friday which lasted several hours and targeted soldiers at a mosque and dining facility, the afghan defence ministry said.one of the assailants was detained.a us military spokesman said “more than 50” afghan soldiers were killed in the attack claimed by the taliban, while afghan officials put the death toll at eight with 11 wound...






pakistan claims 50 afghan soldiers killed in border clashes


by: pti | islamabad | published:may 7, 2017 8:33 pm separately, commander of the southern command lt gen amir riaz said the pakistan army destroyed five afghan checkposts (representational image)the pakistani army said today it has killed over 50 afghan soldiers near the border between the two countries, as tensions between the two forces escalated after clashes earlier this week killed 10 pakistani civilians. major gen nadeem ahmed said more than 100 afghan soldiers were also injured in the retaliatory attack by the army to the firing by afghan forces on friday in the balochistan province.ahmed, however, told reporters he was “not happy” about the incident as “afghans are muslims, our brothers.”afghan and pakistani security forces have been fighting since friday when 10 pakis...






pakistan claims it killed 50 afghan soldiers in border clashes


kabul: pakistan claimed sunday to have killed 50 afghan border troops and destroyed five of their posts in sporadic clashes since friday near a major border crossing. afghan officials called the high death toll "baseless" but said that several days of cross-border fighting had left two afghan forces dead.the fighting in afghanistan's southern kandahar province erupted after pakistan claimed that afghan border police had fired without provocation at armed guards providing security for pakistani census teams in the border community of chaman, killing nine people and injuring 40. afghan officials said the pakistani team including uniformed frontier corps guards had crossed into afghan territory. pakistani paramilitary soldiers stand guard while people wait for the opening of the borde...






afghan children at the crossroads


five afghan children, deprived of school, tell of their aspirations and deepest fearskabul: when the first day of the new school year started in afghanistan on thursday, 3.7 million boys and girls were not expected to be in attendance because of increased violence, displacement and poverty. the total number — roughly 1 in 3 school-age afghan children — is expected to grow this year as violence between afghan forces and the taliban intensifies, and pakistan forces afghan refugees to return home, according to save the children, an advocacy group.we spoke to five of those children. here are their stories in their own words; they have been translated and edited.‘i loved going to school’lina, 12, is from kapisa province in northeastern afghanistan, but her family members were displaced ...






afghan children at the crossroads


five afghan children, deprived of school, tell of their aspirations and deepest fearskabulwhen the first day of the new school year started in afghanistan on thursday, 3.7 million boys and girls were not expected to be in attendance because of increased violence, displacement and poverty. the total number — roughly 1 in 3 school-age afghan children — is expected to grow this year as violence between afghan forces and the taliban intensifies, and pakistan forces afghan refugees to return home, according to save the children, an advocacy group.we spoke to five of those children. here are their stories in their own words; they have been translated and edited. ‘i loved going to school’lina, 12, is from kapisa province in northeastern afghanistan, but her family members were displaced b...






huge bomb in sewage tanker kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in afghan capital


taliban deny responsibility, victims appeared mainly to have been afghan civilianskabul: a powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of the afghan capital, kabul, on wednesday, police said, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging embassy buildings.the victims appeared mainly to have been afghan civilians.the bomb, one of the deadliest in kabul and coming at the start of the holy month of ramadan, exploded close to the fortified entrance to the german embassy, wounding some staff, german foreign minister sigmar gabriel said. he said that one afghan security guard was killed and others were likely among the dead.“such attacks do not change our resolve in continuing to support the afghan government in the stabilisation of the ..






three us soldiers killed in afghan ‘insider attack’


the attack on saturday is the latest in a line of incidents where afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on international forces they are working withjalalabad, afghanistan: an afghan commando who opened fire on american troops killed three of them and wounded another, us and afghan officials said, in an insider attack that was claimed by the taliban.the so-called “green-on-blue” attack on saturday is the latest in a line of incidents where afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on international forces they are working with.it also comes as the taliban ramp up their campaign against the western-backed government in afghanistan, and as us president donald trump mulls sending more troops into the lengthy conflict.nangarhar provincial spokesman attaullah khogyani told afp the afghan...






2 u.s. soldiers killed by afghan army shooter


kabul, afghanistan — two u.s. soldiers were killed saturday when an afghan army soldier opened fire on them in eastern afghanistan, an afghan official said. attahullah khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in nangarhar province, said that two other u.s. soldiers are wounded in the attack, which took place in the achin district. he said the afghan soldier was killed after the attack. the u.s. military did not immediately respond to a request for comment. such insider attacks have happened before in afghanistan. in march, another afghan soldier was killed after he opened fire on foreign forces at a base in helmand province, wounding three u.s. soldiers.tags:newswiresassociated pressworld newswiressend a letter to the editorjoin the conversation:facebooktweet






afghan solider killed after shooting u.s. troops


kandahar, afghanistan — an afghan soldier opened fire sunday inside a base in the southern helmand province, wounding three u.s. soldiers before being shot dead. navy cpt. bill salvin, a u.s. military spokesman, said coalition forces had killed the soldier “to end the attack,” but col. mohammad rasoul zazai, an afghan army spokesman, said the soldier had made a “mistake” and had not fired deliberately. several u.s. troops have been killed in afghanistan in recent years in so-called insider attacks carried out by afghan police or soldiers.join the conversation:facebooktweet






pentagon wasted $28 million on uniforms for afghan soldiers, report says


the forest camouflage pattern picked by an afghan official may be inappropriate for 97% of the country, according to a government audit.         






officials: guard kills afghan diplomat in pakistan


karachi, pakistan — a security guard s and killed an afghan diplomat inside the afghan consulate in the pakistani city of karachi on monday, officials said.mohammad zaki abdu —the consulate’s third secretary — died of his wounds shortly after the shooting, a spokesman for the afghan consulate in karachi, haris khan, said. “we were working at our office when we heard guns s,” he said. “everybody was running in panic when i got out.”the guard, identified only as an afghan national named rahatullah, was taken into custody, said police official azad khan.both officials said the motive behind the killing was not yet known. the afghan emb y in islamabad said it was awaiting further details.in pakistan, which has long been a bed of islamic militancy, foreign missions are afforded extra security a






pakistan claims it killed 50 afghan border troops


kabul — pakistan claimed sunday to have killed 50 afghan border troops, wounded 100 and destroyed five of their posts in sporadic clashes since friday near a major border crossing. afghan officials called the high death toll “baseless” but said that several days of cross-border skirmishes had left two afghan troops dead. the fighting in afghanistan’s southern kandahar province, and the conflicting accounts of what happened, highlighted the hair-trigger state of relations that persist between the two muslim-majority countries, despite recent diplomatic overtures by pakistan aimed at repairing ties strained by years of mistrust and finger-pointing over terrorist and insurgent activities in the region.pakistan claimed that afghan border police had fired first, without provocation,...






pakistan claims it killed 50 afghan border troops


kabul — pakistan claimed sunday to have killed 50 afghan border troops, wounded 100 and destroyed five of their posts in sporadic clashes since friday near a major border crossing. afghan officials called the high death toll  “baseless” but said that several days of cross-border skirmishes had left two afghan troops dead. the fighting in afghanistan’s southern kandahar province, and the conflicting accounts of what happened, highlighted the hair-trigger state of relations that persist between the two muslim-majority countries, despite recent diplomatic overtures by pakistan aimed at repairing ties strained by years of mistrust and finger-pointing over terrorist and insurgent activities in the region.pakistan claimed that afghan border police had fired first, without provocati...






afghan solider killed after shooting u.s. troops


kandahar, afghanistan — an afghan soldier opened fire sunday inside a base in the southern helmand province, wounding three u.s. soldiers before being shot dead. navy cpt. bill salvin, a u.s. military spokesman, said coalition forces had killed the soldier “to end the attack,” but col. mohammad rasoul zazai, an afghan army spokesman, said the soldier had made a “mistake” and had not fired deliberately. several u.s. troops have been killed in afghanistan in recent years in so-called insider attacks carried out by afghan police or soldiers.tags:afghanistanus militaryjoin the conversation:facebooktweet






taliban gunmen and suicide bombers kill and wound dozens in attack on afghan arm


mazar-i-sharif: dozens of afghan soldiers were killed or wounded on friday when taliban gunmen disguised in afghan army uniform talked their way past checkpoints and attacked a military base, officials said.a us official in washington put the toll at more than 50 killed and wounded. afghan officials offered conflicting numbers of casualties in the incident, at a major headquarters in northern afghanistan often used by foreign military advisers. afghan soldiers stand guard at the gate of a military compound after the attack. photo: apthe western-backed afghan government is locked in a prolonged war with taliban insurgents and other militant groups.the attack was launched near a mosque on the base in mazar-i-sharif, the capital of balkh province, as soldiers were leaving friday prayers...






official: 9 local guards dead, 11 americans wounded in kabul


by: ap | washington | published:june 1, 2017 12:24 am afghan officials say at least 90 people were killed and 400 wounded in on wednesday’s attack. (file photo)top newsa state department official says nine afghan guards at the us embassy in kabul were killed in the massive suicide truck bomb attack that rocked the diplomatic quarter in afghan capital, and 11 american contractors are wounded. one afghan guard is missing. the official was not authorized to speak to the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. the official said none of the wounded americans appears to have life-threatening injuries.afghan officials say at least 90 people were killed and 400 wounded in on wednesday’s attack.more top newsfor all the latest world news, download indian express app






at least 140 dead after taliban attack on a key afghan army base, officials say


kabul — the nerve center of afghan and nato combat activities in northern afghanistan is a sprawling military base in balkh province. there, thousands of afghan national army troops live and train, regional deployments and attacks are planned, and u.s.-supplied helicopters and fighter planes are launched to support afghan troops battling the taliban.on friday, in a stunning blow to the western-backed war effort, the base on a sun-baked plain near the city of mazar-e sharif became the target of the deadliest single attack by taliban insurgents since their regime in kabul was overthrown in 2001. a spokesman for the islamist militia claimed responsibility for the attack.there were conflicting reports on the number of casualties, but some afghan officials said saturday that at least 140 peop..






at least 140 dead after taliban attack on major afghan army base, official says


kabul — the nerve center of afghan and nato combat activities in northern afghanistan is a sprawling military base in balkh province. there, thousands of afghan national army troops live and train, regional deployments and attacks are planned, and u.s.-supplied helicopters and fighter planes are launched to support afghan troops battling the taliban.on friday, in a stunning blow to the western-backed war effort, the base on a sun-baked plain near the city of mazar-e sharif became the target of the deadliest single attack by taliban insurgents since their regime in kabul was overthrown in 2001. a spokesman for the islamist militia claimed responsibility for the attack.there were conflicting reports on the number of casualties, but some afghan officials said saturday that at least 140 peop..






eight afghan security guards killed in attack on us bagram air base: afghan offi


by: ap | kabul | published:june 20, 2017 11:17 am military camp at bagram, afghanistan (representational image via wikimedia commons)related newsan afghan official says that eight afghan security guards have been killed by gunmen who opened fire on them in northern parwan province. the spokeswoman for the provincial governor in parwan said on tuesday that two other guards were wounded in the attack that happened late yesterday in bagram district.wahida shahkar said the guards were attacked on their way to work at bagram airfield, the main us military base in afghanistan. no one immediately claimed responsibility. the taliban have increased their attacks against afghan security forces, and islamic state group affiliates have been trying to expand their presence by attacking in differen...






afghan soldier killed after wounding three u.s. soldiers


kandahar, afghanistan — an afghan soldier opened fire sunday inside a base in the southern helmand province, wounding three u.s. soldiers before being shot dead. navy cpt. bill salvin, a u.s. military spokesman, said coalition forces had killed the soldier “to end the attack,” but col. mohammad rasoul zazai, an afghan army spokesman, said the soldier had made a “mistake” and had not fired deliberately. several u.s. troops have been killed in afghanistan in recent years in so-called insider attacks carried out by afghan police or soldiers. in october, an afghan man in a military uniform shot dead a u.s. soldier and an american civilian contractor inside a military base in kabul before being killed. elsewhere in afghanistan, taliban insurgents attacked a district h...






afghan commando kills three us soldiers, taliban claim responsibility for ‘insid


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:june 11, 2017 1:16 am us soldiers kandahar province, southern afghanistan. (source: reuters)top newsat least three us soldiers were killed and another wounded during an attack in eastern afghanistan, according to us officials, speaking on condition of anonymity. earlier a local afghan official was reported as saying that two us soldiers were killed and two others wounded during the shooting in achin district, where us special forces have been fighting alongside afghan troops against islamic state and taliban militants.the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming that it was carried out by an infiltrator in the afghan armed forces. “today around noon an afghan commando opened fire on us troops in achin district, killing ...






afghan commando kills three us soldiers, taliban claim responsibility for ‘insid


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:june 11, 2017 1:16 am us soldiers kandahar province, southern afghanistan. (source: reuters)at least three us soldiers were killed and another wounded during an attack in eastern afghanistan, according to us officials, speaking on condition of anonymity. earlier a local afghan official was reported as saying that two us soldiers were killed and two others wounded during the shooting in achin district, where us special forces have been fighting alongside afghan troops against islamic state and taliban militants.the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming that it was carried out by an infiltrator in the afghan armed forces. “today around noon an afghan commando opened fire on us troops in achin district, killing two amer...






taliban kill 140 afghan troops in army base attack


an afghan security force personnel fires during an ongoing an operation against daesh earlier this month.updateas many 140 afghan soldiers were killed on friday by taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an afghan military base, officials said.one official in the northern city of mazar-i-sharif, where the attack occurred, said on saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded. other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher.the officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the government has yet to release official casualty figures.original reportmazar-i-sharif: taliban militants wearing afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern a






after killing of top emir, afghan forces make inroads into islamic state territo


by pam constable and sharif walidby pam constable and sharif walidmay 8 at 6:10 amkabul — capitalizing on the death of a top islamic state commander in a raid late last month, afghan forces are surging through districts in eastern afghanistan long held by the radical group, officials said monday.afghan forces were now entering numerous villages in that region for the first time in many months, thugh intense fighting and aerial bombardment is still going on in five districts of the nangahar province. officials said 34 militants had been killed by afghan air strikes since sunday.the killing of mullah abdul hasib logari in an april 27 raid, announced sunday night by the pentagon and afghan president ashraf ghani, was carried out by a joint force of 50 u.s. special operations forces and 50 a..






daesh kills senior afghan taliban official in pakistan


afghan taliban sources said daud was based in afghanistan’s logar province but would frequently visit pakistanpeshawar: the daesh killed a senior afghan taliban official in the northwestern pakistani city of peshawar, the afghan militants said on saturday, in a rare clash between the rival islamist groups inside pakistan.afghan taliban sources told reuters maulvi daud was killed on the outskirts of peshawar with two other men on thursday.taliban spokesman zabihullah mujahid confirmed daud’s death.the daesh on friday claimed responsibility for “assassination of a taliban leader” a day earlier, without naming him, through the group’s affiliated news agency amaq.daesh, which at one point controlled huge chunks of territory across syria and iraq, has made some inroads into afghanista...






here's how a 22-year-old rapper barber and a 16-year-old singer from afghanistan


both zulala and mabrez come from conservative afghan families and are among the top three finalists in the show "afghan star"






afghanistan, pakistan envoys engage in war of words before us audience


by: pti | washington | updated: june 20, 2017 8:02 pm afghan ambassador to the us hamdullah mohib (source: twitter.com/hmohib)top newspakistan’s ambassador to the us aizaz chaudhry on tuesday faced some blunt and tough questions from his afghan counterpart about islamabad’s destabilisation and terrorist activities inside afghanistan. “we call it an undeclared war because the objectives are not set. we don’t know what the objectives are for pakistan. and that’s something that we have been trying to discover,” afghan ambassador to the us hamdullah mohib told an audience at an event organised by indus think-tank here.in an unusual aggressive mode, reflecting the new tough approach being adopted by the afghan government, mohib said that kabul is not sure who to talk to in paki...






demonstrators protest afghan president gani’s australia visit


demand afghan government to take concrete steps to end discrimination against the hazara ethnic minoritycanberra, australia: hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the afghan president’s visit to australia on monday, calling for his government to end discrimination against the hazara ethnic minority and to refuse to repatriate asylum seekers rejected by australia.the protesters gathered outside government house, where ashraf gani met with governor-general peter cosgrove on the first visit to australia by an afghan president.hazara protester barat ali batoor said the security situation in afghanistan had deteriorated too much for members of the hazara community for the afghan government to continue to accept asylum seekers rejected by australia. afghanistan signed a memorandum of und..






100 killed, wounded in attack on afghan military base


gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound friday in the balkh province, an afghan official said saturday.         






afghan military’s uniform choice has unnecessarily cost u.s. taxpayers $28 milli


afghan national army soldiers participate in a training session in herat province, afghanistan, in may 2016. (jalil rezayee/european pressphoto agency)a questionable uniform choice by the afghan military has probably cost taxpayers an unnecessary $28 million since 2008, according to a new watchdog report released tuesday.the 17-page report, written by the special inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction, or sigar, says that a woodland camouflage pattern uniform chosen by the afghan ministry of defense for the country’s military has cost an exorbitant amount because of its “proprietary” status.in 2007, the then-afghan minister of defense abdul rahim wardak saw a woodland pattern produced by the company hyperstealth while browsing the internet, according to the sigar report.






afghan man, russian boy die at german refugee home


by: ap | berlin | published:june 4, 2017 9:34 am an afghan man attacked a 5-year-old russian boy at a refugee asylum in southern germany. (source: express photo)top newspolice say that an afghan man fatally wounded a boy from russia at a home for asylum-seekers in southern germany, then died after being shot by officers who had been called to the scene.the dpa news agency reports that there is no immediate information on what led to yesterday’s incident in arnschwang, near regensburg.the 41-year-old afghan man also seriously injured the mother of his 5-year-old victim, but she survived. the boy’s older brother witnessed the scene and was suffering from shock.more top newsfor all the latest world news, download indian express app






us’ ‘mother of all bombs’ killed at least 90 isis militants in afghanistan: afgh


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: april 15, 2017 12:13 pm an afghan commando stands guard at pandola village, near the site of the u.s. forces’ bombing in achin district of jalalabad, east of kabul, afghanistan, friday, april 14, 2017. (ap photo/rahmat gul)over 90 islamic state militants have been in killed in afghanistan after the us army dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb gbu-43 on thursday, reported afp quoting afghan officials. the gbu-43 bomb known as “mother of all bombs” was dropped in afghanistan targeting an islamic state complex. according to afghan officials, the attack was able to decimate a deep tunnel of isis group. the attack was aimed to curb the rising threat of isis-k in afghanistan, according to the us central command (uscentcom).afghan officials h...






former afghan president hamid karzai: us’ moab bomb ‘immense atrocity against af


by: ap | kabul | published:april 17, 2017 4:40 pm former afghan president hamid karzai speaks during an interview with the associated press in kabul, afghanistan, monday, april 17, 2017. (ap photo/rahmat gul)former afghan president hamid karzai says that the us is using afghanistan as a weapons testing ground, calling the recent use of the largest-ever non-nuclear bomb “an immense atrocity against the afghan people.”last week, us forces dropped the gbu-43 massive ordnance air blast (moab) bomb in nangarhar province, reportedly killing 95 militants. karzai, in a monday interview with the associated press, objected to the decision, saying that his country “was used very disrespectfully by the us to test its weapons of mass destruction.”for all the latest world news, download ind...






miss france iris mittenaere is crowned miss universe 2017


closeskip in skipxembedxshare miss france is crowned miss universe in a made-for-television spectacle free of last year's dramatic mix-up but with a dash of political controversy as the finalists spoke out on the refugee crisis and other - on global issues. video provided by afp newslookmiss france iris mittenaere is the new miss universe.(p o: alex mertz, miss universe organization)of the three miss universe finalists — miss france iris mittenaere, miss haiti raquel pelissier and miss colombia andrea tovar — only one could take home the crown.the honors went to miss france, with pelissier named the competition's first runner-up and tovar the second-runner-up.mittenaere, 24, is a parisian native, currently pursuing a degree in dental surgery. she plans to use her miss universe platform to