After months of denial, NATO admitted Sunday to five civilian casualties in a February raid – a major setback in the Afghanistan war effort to 'win hearts and minds.'
The Taliban combined with an Al Qaeda-linked militant group and others to kill eight US soldiers in northeastern Afghanistan Sunday. The Taliban's flexibility is a major threat to US forces.
Two rockets hit the presidential palace and police headquarters in Kabul on Tuesday, two days ahead of the presidential election. Hours later, a suicide car bomb killed at least 10 and wounded more than 53.