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In Afghanistan: General's Plane Damaged; Afghans Start Spying On Own Troops

Shrapnel from rockets fired at Bagram air field damaged the plane that had been set to fly the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff out of the country. Two maintenance workers were slightly injured. Gen. Martin Dempsey left on another aircraft.

In Afghanistan, A Struggle To Stem Deaths From 'Insider Attacks'

America's top general is in Afghanistan, in part to discuss how to stop the "green on blue" attacks that have left 10 U.S. military personnel dead in just the past two weeks. One step that's already been taken: Armed coalition soldiers are now watching their Afghan counterparts during missions.

Afghan Attacks On Western Partners Rising Sharply

A few years ago, it was rare to hear of assaults by men in Afghan security uniforms against NATO troops. But this year, such shootings account for more than 10 percent of the deaths among coalition troops in Afghanistan. Some are carried out by Taliban infiltrators; but others appear to stem from personal disputes.

Two U.S. Troops Killed By Afghan Police Officer; Latest 'Green On Blue' Attack

More than 35 coalition troops — most of them Americans — have been killed this year by attackers wearing the uniforms of the Afghan military or police.

11 Killed In Afghan Helicopter Crash; 7 Were U.S. Military Personnel

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Three of the victims were from the Afghan military. One was an Afghan civilian interpreter.

Taliban Showing New Willingness On Prisoner Swap

At issue is the fate of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known U.S. prisoner of war held captive in Afghanistan. The Taliban may be keen to trade him for some of its leaders held at Guantanamo Bay.

Three NATO Soldiers Killed By Afghans

An Afghan working on an installation shared by Afghan and foreign forces shot and killed three NATO soldiers on Friday — raising to six the number of international troops killed by their Afghan partners in 24 hours, officials said.