World News

Taliban Kills 19 Afghan Soldiers

Afghan officials say Taliban militants have attacked an army base in eastern Afghanistan, killing 19 soldiers and wounding two.

Authorities say at least six soldiers went missing after the attack early Sunday in the Ghaziabad district in Kunar province. Previous reports said the soldiers were kidnapped.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned the attack and has postponed a planned trip to Sri Lanka.

Officials say Afghan forces have launched a mission to search for the missing soldiers.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Featured Story

Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Attahiru Jega, left, views election results at the coalition center in Abuja, Nigeria, March 30, 2015.

Buhari Holds Lead in Nigerian Election as Vote Tally Resumes

Half the country's 36 states were counted by late Monday, with main opposition leader winning 10 states, President Jonathan winning 8 states and federal capital territory of Abuja More