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Kabul (Afghanistan)

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  • Palatine man killed in Afghanistan remembered fondly during funeral

    Palatine man killed in Afghanistan remembered fondly during funeral
    Gary J. Gabel was so taken with his role as a grandfather that he traveled to Afghanistan to be with his beloved granddaughter on her first birthday, family members said Friday as they gathered at an Arlington Heights church to say goodbye. While he was...
  • Wife of Palatine man killed in Afghanistan attack recovering in Germany

    Wife of Palatine man killed in Afghanistan attack recovering in Germany
    A woman with Chicago-area ties is recovering from injuries in Germany after she was wounded in an attack that killed her husband and father-in-law in Afghanistan last week. Teresa Gabel was with her husband, John Gabel, and father-in-law Gary Gabel,...
  • Afghans vote despite rain, Taliban threats

    Afghans vote despite rain, Taliban threats
    MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — For weeks, the Taliban circulated threats in Sher Agha's rural district that anyone who participated in Saturday's election in Afghanistan would be punished or killed. So the night before the vote, the 52-year-old...
  • Insurgents kill 11 in attack on Afghan police station

    Insurgents kill 11 in attack on Afghan police station
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan early Thursday, triggering a gun battle that left 10 officers and one civilian dead, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack...
  • Four gunmen attack Afghan hotel, wounding two before they're slain

    Four gunmen attack Afghan hotel, wounding two before they're slain
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Four gunmen opened fire late Thursday in a Kabul hotel that caters to foreigners, wounding two employees before police killed the assailants. Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said the teenage attackers...
  • The slain journalist who did her best work in George W. Bush's war

    German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was already a success by any measure when her assignment for the Associated Press took her to Iraq to cover George W. Bush's misbegotten war. She had already spent more than a decade covering conficts —...
  • Afghan election concludes: Little violence, lots of votes to count

    MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — Afghanistan passed the first major test of the impending post-American era on Saturday with an election that featured a robust turnout, minimal violence and few glaring reports of cheating as voters began the process of...
  • Train bombing in Pakistan's Baluchistan province kills at least 17

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful bomb ripped through a passenger train in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing at least 17 people and wounding 46 others, police said. Five children were believed to be among the...
  • Army, National Guard at odds over scarcer resources

    Army, National Guard at odds over scarcer resources
    After more than a dozen years fighting side by side in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and the National Guard are battling each other over budget cuts. The Army, tasked with restructuring for a postwar future amid rising personnel costs and spending cuts...
  • Afghanistan official shot, another kidnapped in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two security incidents within 24 hours involving Afghan government officials have taken some of the glimmer off of this month’s generally successful presidential election and renewed concerns about safety in Kabul. Hours...
  • 'Our hearts are broken,' friend says of Chicago doctor shot in Afghanistan

    For 16 years, Dr. Jerry Umanos worked as a pediatrician at a Christian health center in Chicago, then decided in 2005 to travel to Afghanistan to continue his practice and help train doctors. On Thursday, he was one of three American doctors shot to death...