FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2013 file photo, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, who commands the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), speaks during an interview at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. The top U.S. and coalition commander in Afghanistan expressed his deep reg…
A French soldier at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul. Under a stalled bilateral security plan, it's believed about 9,000 U.S. forces and 6,000 allies would stay in Afghanistan past 2014 to keep training Afghan forces.
An Afghan official inspects wreckage at the site where seven Taliban insurgents launched a pre-dawn attack Monday near Kabul military airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Aghan policemen fire at gunmen after the attack in the capital. The Taliban claimed responsibility for Friday's assault.
An Afghan boy flies his kite on a hill overlooking Kabul. Banned during the Taliban regime, kite flying is once again the main recreational escape for Afghan boys and some men in Afghanistan.
An Afghan soldier secures a hill overlooking Kabul. Afghanistan and the U.S. are engaged in delicate negotiations.
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.
Afghan officers listen to President Hamid Karzai's speech. Anger has risen over civilian deaths from coalition airstrikes, but curbing them severely would leave Afghan forces without a key weapon against insurgents.
An Afghan man walks with his goat in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Temperatures dropped to 1 degrees Celsius (34 Fahrenheit) in Kabul. (AP Photo/Ahamd Jamshid)
Mohammad Wazir has 1 son left after losing his wife and 5 children.
An Afghan funeral procession bears the body of a victim of
Tuesday's suicide attack that killed 56 Shiite worshippers outside
a shrine in Kabul.
An man is comforted by relatives outside a hospital in Kabul.
Until now, the decade-long Afghan war has largely been spared
sectarian violence, but Tuesday's bloodshed could mean that is