World News

Afghan Militants Strike US Consulate

Insurgents in western Afghanistan have launched an attack on a U.S. consulate, killing at least one person and wounding several others.

Officials say the militants attacked the consulate in Herat Friday morning with a suicide car bomb and engaged in a gunfight with security forces in the area.

The Associated Press reports that no consulate personnel were hurt, and that the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Militant attacks have escalated in recent weeks, a surge that comes as U.S.-led foreign troops reduce their presence in Afghanistan ahead of a full withdrawal by the end of next year.

Featured Story

General Sher Mohammad Karimi, Afghan Army Chief of General Staff who was chief guest at passing out parade at Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul reviewing the parade, April 18, 2015.

Afghan Military Chief, in Pakistan, Urges Increased Cooperation

Bloodshed in Afghanistan occurred on a day when its army chief, General Sher Mohammad Karimi, addressed a graduation parade of army cadets in neighboring Pakistan More