Friday, August 28, 2009
Afghan President Clashes with US Envoy
An American service member died in a bomb blast in Afghanistan on Friday, making August the deadliest month of the eight-year war for U.S. forces.The service member's vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the east, NATO forces said. U.S. forces spokeswoman Capt. Elizabeth Mathias confirmed the nationality but did not provide further details.The death brings to 45 the number of U.S. troops who have died in Afghanistan this month, surpassing the 44 troops killed in July, which had been the deadliest...
Picture Left:Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (right) looks on as US envoy Richard Holbrooke speaks during a meeting in Kabul in February 2009. A testy meeting between Karzai and Holbrooke over last week's election highlights the fractious ties between Kabul and Washington, analysts and diplomats say.(AFP/File/Massoud Hossain)