Three American service members were killed by an alleged member of the Afghan police in the country’s Helmand province this morning.
A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed three Americans in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military command said.
The Taliban claimed the shooter joined the insurgency after the attack.
The shooting happened in Sangin district of Helmand, said U.S. military spokeswoman Maj. Lori Hodge.
No further details were given but Maj. [...]
May 7, 2012
The American military claimed responsibility and expressed regret for an airstrike that mistakenly killed six members of a family in southwestern Afghanistan, Afghan and American military officials confirmed Monday.
The attack, which took place Friday night, was first revealed publicly by the governor of Helmand Province, Muhammad Gulab Mangal, on Monday. His spokesman, Dawoud Ahmadi, said that after an investigation they had determined that a family home [...]
(Reuters) – Two of the four Marines seen in a video appearing to urinate on the bodies of dead Taliban have been identified, a Marine Corps official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The official added that the Marines believed the video was authentic. The two that were identified are still part of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, based out of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. That unit served in [...]
The Marine Corps is ending its controversial ban on bracelets honoring U.S. troops killed in combat, Marine Corps Times has learned.
An announcement from Commandant Gen. Jim Amos will be made Tuesday afternoon authorizing Marines in uniform to wear the so-called KIA bracelets, according to a Marine official at the Pentagon with knowledge of the decision. The policy is effective immediately, the official said.
The Marine Corps Times had reported that commands across the service had [...]
President Hamid Karzai, seen at his half-brother’s funeral July 15, condemned the hanging of a boy.
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — An 8 year-old boy was hanged by militants in Afghanistan’s Helmand province after the boy’s father — a police officer in the southern city of Gereshk — refused to comply with militants’ demands to provide them with a police vehicle, officials said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the [...]