‘Insider attack’ by Afghan soldier kills two US troops

Shooter had argued with US forces before opening fire and then being killed, says Afghan official Two Afghanistans Nangarhar province when an Afghan soldier in uniform opened fire late on Saturday, the US military said. A member of the Nangarhar Provincial Council, Ajmal Omer, said the gunman was killed. There have been numerous attacks by Afghan national army soldiers on their allied partners over the 18 years of Afghanistans protracted war. An Afghan defence ministry official, who was not identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media,…

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Warren and Biden Skirmish Over U.S. Troops in Middle East

Pull all U.S. combat troops from the Middle East, every last one of them. That was the positionVice President Joe Biden. For the first time in a series of debates for the 2020 presidential election moderators focused the first thirty minutes of Tuesday nights event on how candidates would fare as commander in chief specifically how theyd handle the growing threat of Iran in the Middle East and if they would choose to withdraw troops from the region. The debate comes just two weeks after President Donald Trump chose to…

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