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November 2nd, 2010

Plainfield man killed in Afghanistan

A Plainfield man was one of two soldiers who were killed Monday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced today.Pfc. Andrew N. Meari, 21, of Plainfield, and Spc. Jonathan M. Curtis, 24, of Belmont, Mass., died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device, ... continue reading

November 2nd, 2010

Belmont soldier killed in Afghanistan, DOD reports

The remains of a Belmont soldier who was killed Monday in a bomb attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan were returned to American soil today, according to a release from the Department of Defense.Spc. Jonathan M. Curtis, 24, of Belmont, was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Funeral arrangements set for fallen Marine

Funeral arrangements have been set for a U.S. Marine from Pleasanton who died during combat operations in Afghanistan. Sgt. Jose Luis Saenz III was killed by an improvised explosive device Monday, in Helmand province. Visitation will take place at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W. Oaklawn Road in Pleasanton, on Sunday, ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Pleasanton Marine killed in Afghanistan

PLEASANTON — To his family, Sgt. Jose Luis Saenz III was just about everything — a U.S. Marine, a prankster, an only son and a twin brother.More than anything, relatives said, Saenz was fearless, the kind of person who stayed strong even in the toughest of times.This week, his family ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

VIDEO: Pleasanton family mourns Marine killed in Afghanistan

A second local man was killed in Afghanistan this week. The family of Sgt. Jose Luis Saenz tells us he was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) on Monday.The 30-year-old went to high school in Pleasanton before joining the Marines eight years ago.He is the oldest of four. His ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Most bombs in Afghan war 'made from banned fertiliser'

KABUL — The overwhelming majority of the bombs used to devastating effect by the Taliban in Afghanistan are made from a fertiliser that has been banned by the Kabul government, the defence ministry said Monday.Ammonium nitrate is the basic ingredient of 80 percent of the crude bombs that are killing ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

Soldier from Louisville killed in Afghanistan

A 19-year-old soldier from Louisville who was newly married and expecting his first child was killed by a bomb Tuesday in Afghanistan.Pfc. Michael S. Pridham, who relatives said was part of a tank crew, was just six weeks from returning home when he died in Qalat, in southern Afghanistan, from ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Record Western military deaths in Afghanistan in June

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — As the Afghan war's bloodiest month for Western forces drew to a close Wednesday, the widening scope and relentless tempo of battlefield casualties pointed to a formidable challenge for U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the incoming commander. At least 103 coalition troops were killed ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Soldier from Fall River dies in blast in Afghanistan

FALL RIVER — As Lydia Andrews pulled into her driveway Monday afternoon and saw the military officials and police parked in front of her three-decker, her heart sank. Her son, Alfred, told relatives he had a similar foreboding the day before, on Father’s Day, when his son did not call ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

9 ISAF soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Nine members of NATO-led forces were killed Monday in several attacks in Afghanistan, officials said. Two U.S. soldiers were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated Monday in eastern Afghanistan, NATO-led forces said. Lt. Col. Tadd Sholtis, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force, said ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

10 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan in single day

KABUL (AFP) – NATO announced late Monday the deaths of seven more alliance soldiers in Afghanistan, bringing the toll for the day to 10."Today 10 ISAF soldiers were killed in Afghanistan," a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force told AFP.Five of the soldiers died after an improvised explosive device ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

NATO soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL (AFP) – A bomb favoured by the Taliban has killed a foreign soldier in southern Afghanistan, NATO said Thursday, bringing the number of international troops killed in the country this year to 219.NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the soldier, whose nationality was not revealed, "died following an ... continue reading

May 22nd, 2010

Three soldiers, one civilian killed in Afghanistan

KABUL – Three foreign soldiers and one civilian working with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan Saturday, the alliance said."Two ISAF service members and a civilian working with ISAF died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan today," ISAF said, without ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Karzai's Bad Boy Brother Selling Material to Kill U.S. Troops

Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan — On May 7, General David Petraeus held a meeting with the owner of a Kandahar company that legally sells ammonium nitrate. This fertilizer is a key ingredient of home made explosives (HME) used in the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) or vehicle-borne explosive devices (VBIEDs) that ... continue reading

March 27th, 2010

US troop deaths double in Afghanistan

KABUL – The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan has roughly doubled in the first three months of 2010 compared to the same period last year as Washington has added tens of thousands of additional soldiers to reverse the Taliban's momentum.Those deaths have been accompanied by a dramatic spike ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2010

Bomb kills two US soldiers in Afghanistan: NATO

KABUL — A bomb attack killed two US soldiers in the volatile southern region of Afghanistan, pushing the death toll of foreign troops in the country to over 50 for the year so far, NATO said Wednesday.In a brief statement, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the two soldiers ... continue reading

January 25th, 2010

Five US soldiers killed in Afghan unrest

KABUL — Five US soldiers have been killed in bombings over the past 24 hours in Afghanistan, NATO's international Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Sunday.Two of the troopers were killed in a home-made bomb explosion in the country's south, where the insurgency is most intense, the force said in a ... continue reading

December 28th, 2009

Troops deaths in Afghan war seen rising with surge

KABUL — The arrival in Afghanistan of tens of thousands of reinforcements to fight the Taliban will lead to a higher death rate among foreign troops, adding pressure on Western leaders to get out altogether, officials say.Militants fighting for the overthrow of the Kabul government promised to turn Afghanistan into ... continue reading

December 28th, 2009

U.S. Troop Fatalities Double in Afghanistan

A U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan on Sunday raised the American death toll in 2009 to exactly twice the number of those soldiers killed there in that country in 2008. After eight years in Afghanistan, 940 U.S.—and 613 coalition—soldiers have died.  Casualty statistics are available at iCasualties.  —JCLAgence France-Presse via ... continue reading

December 24th, 2009

Soldier's body leaves Afghanistan for Christmas Eve flight back to Canada

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The body of a 30-year-old Canadian lieutenant is on a Christmas Eve flight back to Canada from Afghanistan.Andrew Nuttall was given a ceremonial send-off as thousands packed the Kandahar Airfield to bid him farewell.The departure came just hours after the military announced his death due to an ... continue reading

December 20th, 2009

Bomb attack kills US soldier in Afghanistan: NATO

KABUL — A bomb attack has killed another US soldier in southern Afghanistan, pushing the death toll of foreign troops to close to 500 during the war this year, NATO said Saturday.The American was killed on Friday "as a result of an IED strike in southern Afghanistan," NATO's International Security ... continue reading

December 18th, 2009

Afghan Elders to U.S.: Let Us Do Fighting

CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier traveled with Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, through Kandahar and Helmand Provinces in Afghanistan. She filed this dispatch after landing in Basra, Iraq — her first trip back since Memorial Day 2006.As we flew in to Forward Operating Base Frontenac, the ... continue reading

November 19th, 2009

Two US Soldiers Killed In Afghan Blast As Karzai Sworn In - NATO

KABUL (AFP) -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed by a car bomb in southern Afghanistan Thursday, at the same time Afghan President Hamid Karzai was being sworn in for a second five-year term in the capital, NATO said. The blast, which an Afghan army soldier described as a suicide car ... continue reading

October 13th, 2009

Staff Sgt. Aaron Taylor, Northland Marine, killed in Afghanistan

DULUTH - Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Aaron Taylor, 27, was killed in Afghanistan while on foot patrol."I can't believe it yet, I still feel like I’m going to wake up and find out it was a dream," said his grandmother, Adeline Taylor of Duluth.  She still cannot believe that her ... continue reading

August 26th, 2009

2 US troops killed in Afghanistan

KABUL (AP) — The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says attacks have killed two U.S. troops, keeping August on track to be the deadliest month of the war for the U.S. military. NATO says one American died Wednesday after an improvised explosive device detonated in southern Afghanistan. A second service member ... continue reading

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Apr 2nd
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