U.S. vows to give condolence payments to relatives of Afghans killed in errant drone strike

The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement that the Defense Department was also working with the State Department to help … Read more

Deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

Medical sources and a provincial official confirmed a toll of more than 30, and at least 15 ambulances were rushing to and from the scene Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, witnesses said, killing at least 41 people and injuring scores more. The assault came … Read more

Deadly blasts hit Shiite mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

Map of Afghanistan showing location of Kandahar, where an explosion hit a Shiite mosque on Friday Blasts tore through a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during weekly prayers on Friday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 32 others. Another witness also said that three blasts rocked the mosque in the … Read more

Afghan Personnel Marry in Indiana After Family’s Evacuation

Two Afghan personnel of the US Army whose wedding plans were derailed by the Taliban’s takeover of their country were married at Camp Atterbury in Indiana on October 9 after their family was safely evacuated to the United States, officials said. Video of the ceremony shows the pair and a number of attendees at the … Read more

Norway says bow-and-arrow attack appears to be an ‘act of terror’

The killing of five people in Norway in a bow-and-arrow attack appears to be an “act of terror,” the Norwegian security service said Thursday, with the suspect, a Danish Muslim convert, already on their radar over fears he had been radicalised. Four women and a man died and two others were injured on Wednesday in … Read more

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