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Stories with place: Kandahar
  • Afghan Taliban close ranks around new leader story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 11:53 am

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield.

  • Violence in Afghanistan forces Obama to rethink troop levels 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am

    WASHINGTON - Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group is angling for a foothold and peace prospects are dim.

  • Afghan official: Suicide attack kills 3 border policemen 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 7:18 am

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says three border policemen have been killed and three others were wounded in a suicide attack near an important border crossing in southern Afghanistan.