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US airstrike kills 16 Afghan policemen

KABUL: A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan policemen and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam…

Afghan forces retake Kunduz district from Taliban

KUNDUZ: Afghan forces have recaptured a district that had fallen briefly to the Taliban, officials and residents said Sunday, after thousands of people fled their homes in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province.

Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo

KABUL: Zahir Jan, a scrap metal dealer in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, pays about 175 Afghani ($2.55) per kilo of spent cartridge casings and has no trouble finding supplies from poorly paid soldiers and policemen looking for…