February 21, 2019

Wali Karzai assassinated by security chief

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been assassinated at his home in Kandahar by his security chief. Ahmed Wali Karzai was a leading power broker in Southern Afghanistan, was shot dead at his house by his long-time head of security, Sardar Mohammed, who was … [Read more...]

Australian soldier shot dead in Southern Afghanistan

General David Hurley, the Chief of the Australian Defence Force has announced that an "experienced and decorated" Australian soldier has been killed and another seriously injured in a firefight with Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan. Sergeant Todd Langley, 35, from the 2nd Commando … [Read more...]

Stephen Harper pays surprise visit to Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan

Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has paid a surprise visit to Canadian soldiers stationed in Kanadahar, Afghanistan on Monday. It seems to be the way of world leaders visiting Afghanistan, that they have to turn up unannounced to prevent any cunning Taliban plots to assassinate … [Read more...]

Two more Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two Australian soldiers have died in two separate incidents in Afghanistan in what Australian Defence Force, Chief Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston says is "a very bad day" for Australia. He announced that a 25-year-old Lance Corporal, from Queensland, was killed after a shooting involving a rogue … [Read more...]

Seven US soldiers killed in Afghanistan by IED

Eight NATO soldiers have been confirmed dead after two improvised explosive devices exploded near them in southern Afghanistan. The Pentagon has confirmed that seven of the dead are American soldiers. An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military official said the attack occurred in … [Read more...]