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American Killed In Attack On CIA Office In Kabul

An Afghan employed by the U.S. government was shot dead after he turned his weapon on his American colleagues, according to a U.S. Embassy statement. Another U.S. citizen was wounded in the shooting around the former Ariana Hotel, which ex-U.S. intelligence officials said is the CIA station in Kabul.

Fragile U.S.-Pakistan Relations On Downward Spiral

Adm. Mike Mullen said last week that Pakistan's intelligence agency had a role in several high-profile attacks in Afghanistan, including one earlier this month on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The comments led to sharp denials from Pakistan and increased concerns about a new crisis between the two countries.

Afghan Women Fight Back, Preserve Shelters

Women's groups in Afghanistan rose up in protest when the government said it was planning to take control of women's shelters. After months of discussion, the government backed down. The shelters will remain independent and are able to receive money from donors.

U.S. Rebukes Pakistan For Ties To Afghan Extremists

During a hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, the top U.S. military officer, Adm. Mike Mullen, issued a stern warning to Pakistan over ties between that country's spy agency and groups attacking U.S. forces in Afghanistan. But it's unclear what the U.S. proposes to do in response.

Afghanistan's Former President Rabbani Assassinated

Burhanuddin Rabbani, the head of the Afghan Peace Council and former president of Afghanistan, was killed in a bombing in the nation's capital.

Afghan Parliament Still Stymied By Election Dispute

It's been a year since Afghanistan elected a parliament. But a dispute between President Hamid Karzai and lawmakers has kept the Parliament from passing any significant laws.

U.S. Now Relies On Alternate Afghan Supply Routes

The Pentagon began the Northern Distribution Network at the end of 2008, bypassing Pakistan to supply military operations in Afghanistan. Those routes have become even more critical as U.S.-Pakistan relations have deteriorated.