The alleged discovery of nearly a dozen suicide vests at the Afghan Ministry of Defense deepens concerns about the loyalty of Afghan security forces, which have already killed 16 coalition troops this year.
Attackers stormed a police compound in Afghanistan's Khost province, killing at least three police officers Sunday. It's latest in a series of insurgent attacks on government, military, or police compounds.
Kandahar blasts Tuesday night killed nine people, including five children, as insurgents fight intensified NATO-led operations in the south of Pakistan.
The suicide attack was one of the most ambitious of the war, killing seven CIA employees and one Afghan on Wednesday. The attack occurred in Khost Province, near the Pakistan border.
The commando battalions, just a year old, are being trained and deployed nationally as a mobile, quick-reaction force.