WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States may keep a force of 6,000 to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, when Afghan forces will be responsible for security across the country, a top American Senator has said.
ISLAMABADA (PAN): Pakistan has promised to continue maintaining a “cooperative approach” to Afghanistan, despite testy exchanges between the neighbours on issues of Kabul-led reconciliation and recent border skirmishes.
KABUL (PAN): The ISAF commander on Thursday denounced the suicide attack in a residential neighbourhood of Kabul, saying the militants would not be able to deter the Afghans from pursuing a brighter future.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Anti-Pakistan protests continued on Thursday when hundreds of people belonging to different walks of life staged a three-kilometre march in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province.
JALALABAD/ KABUL (PAN): Seventeen insurgents were killed during a joint clearing operation by Afghan and foreign forces in the Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said.