On Sunday morning six American soldiers and dozens of American and Afghan troops were killed by a suicide bomber who detonated a van full of explosives at a joint outpost in southern Afghanistan that had only been open a few days. The Taliban took responsibility for the attack.
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Afghan private security forces with ties to the Taliban, criminal networks and Iranian intelligence have been hired to guard American military bases in Afghanistan, exposing United States soldiers to surprise attack and confounding the fight against insurgents, according to a Senate investigation.
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In the latest video to emerge from the Army’s investigation into a rogue “Kill Team” in Afghanistan, Specialist Adam Winfield, one of the five soldiers from the 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division charged with murdering Afghan civilians, tells an investigator how he took part in an execution in a Kandahar village.
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