Taliban Losing Control To Crime Lords

Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan, visited military and civilian personnel assigned to Regional Command-East, Nangarhar province, Sept. 5. Allen received a briefing and walking tour of Torkham Gate area of operations during his visit and thanked U.S. and Afghan forces for their service and sacrifice. ISAF is a key component of the international community's engagement in Afghanistan, assisting Afghan authorities in providing security and stability while creating the conditions for reconstruction development.

A female former lawmaker and one of her bodyguards are shot dead in Kabul. Taliban police spokesman Khalid Zadran condemns the killing and says that a “serious investigation has been launched”.

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