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News Updates

10th July - 13th July
  • American service member killed in Afghanistan, second U.S. death in 6 days An American service member was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the second U.S. military death in Afghanistan in less than a week. Officials said the service member died of a wound sustained in a combat operation.(CBS News, 12 July, 2018)
  • Suicide Bombing on Afghan Education Department Kills 12. (New York Times, 11 July, 2018)
  • Trump Asks Nato to spend more on Afghanistan. (BBC, 12 July, 2018)
3rd July- 10 July
  • Insider Attack’ Kills U.S. Service Member in Afghanistan
    Afghanistan — An American service member was killed and two others were wounded in southern Afghanistan on Saturday in what officials described as an “apparent insider attack.”
  • The United States military, announcing the death in a statement, did not provide further details. The wounded service members were in stable condition, the military said. The name of the soldier who was killed was being withheld so the next of kin could be notified.
  • An American military officer familiar with the attack said it had occurred at a small base in Tarinkot, a town in Uruzgan Province, where roughly 150 soldiers who are stationed in Kandahar often rotate through to train Afghan soldiers. The outpost is one of several in the country where the Army’s Security Force Assistance Brigade is stationed. The unit — tasked with training and assisting the Afghan National Army — is one of the leading elements of the Trump administration’s new strategy in Afghanistan. ( New York Times, 7 July, 2018)
Credit: Maryam Mastoor