mostlycloudy
Saturday April 30th, 2016 3:08PM

US suspects Haqqani tie to Afghan insider attacks

By The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. officials say the Haqqani insurgent network, which has ties to al-Qaida, is suspected of being behind some "insider" attacks by Afghan forces. Those attacks have killed or wounded more than 130 American and allied troops this year.<br /> <br /> Until now, officials had said the attacks seemed to stem from personal grievances against the allies or from Taliban infiltration.<br /> <br /> The officials had not previously cited suspicion of a Haqqani link.<br /> <br /> The Taliban publicly claims to be orchestrating the attacks.<br /> <br /> The officials said there is no hard evidence of a Haqqani tie to specific incidents but attack patterns point in that direction.<br /> <br /> The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss inferences drawn from internal U.S. military analyses. They were not authorized to make the comments publicly.<br />
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Doctors: Blood clot located in Clinton's head
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton developed a blood clot in her head but did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage, her doctors said Monday. They say they are confident that she will make a full recovery.
3:55PM ( 3 years ago )
Illinois Sen. Kirk to return a year after stroke
Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate's front door this week - a walk that's significant not just for Illinois' junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.
3:54PM ( 3 years ago )
U.S. News
Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same
Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.
By The Associated Press
11:02PM ( 4 days ago )
Sept. 11 families upset by White House effort to derail bill
Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they are "greatly distressed" that the Obama administration is working to derail legislation they back.
7:34PM ( 1 week ago )
Obama claims progress on Islamic State amid worrying signs
Obama claims progress in U.S.-led fight against Islamic State, but political turmoil in Iraq and renewed violence in Syria threatens hard-fought gains
6:56PM ( 2 weeks ago )
Atlanta Hawks player sues New York City over arrest
Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha filed a federal lawsuit against New York City on Wednesday, alleging he was unjustly arrested outside of a trendy nightclub last year during a fracas that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season.
By The Associated Press
8:38PM ( 3 weeks ago )
Fever: Federal report says global warming making US sick
The federal government lists all sorts of ways man-made global warming is making America sicker
8:42PM ( 3 weeks ago )