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Pakistani, Afghan troops exchange fire on border, several killed

Pakistani, Afghan troops exchange fire on border, several killed

Clashes erupted between Pakistani and Afghan troops on Friday along their disputed border killing several people.

May 05, 2017, 18:48 PM IST

NATO troops race winter to give Afghan forces a morale boost

The target is behind a slope, the advance is unprotected: crawl, fire! Italian instructors in western Afghanistan have been using the relatively quiet winter to bolster Afghan troops against the Taliban.

Mar 26, 2017, 10:14 AM IST
Explosions reported in diplomatic zone of Afghanistan's Kabul; Indian embassy safe

Explosions reported in diplomatic zone of Afghanistan's Kabul; Indian embassy safe

Two explosions were heard in the diplomatic zone of Kabul in Afghanistan on Wednesday, media report said.

Nov 30, 2016, 21:04 PM IST
Local Taliban leader, five insurgents killed in Afghanistan's Uruzgan

Local Taliban leader, five insurgents killed in Afghanistan's Uruzgan

A local Taliban leader and five Taliban insurgents were killed after the Afghan army launched an operation in the province of Uruzgan, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

Nov 27, 2016, 13:25 PM IST

Fierce Afghan fighting slows NATO training mission: New US commander

The US military presence in Afghanistan will fall from 9,800 at present to 5,500 by the start of 2017, barring a dramatic change of thinking in Washington.

Apr 05, 2016, 08:38 AM IST

Troops push Taliban back from southern city: Afghan official

Afghan troops have pushed the Taliban back from a key southern city after the insurgents seized an area on its outskirts earlier this week, an official said on Wednesday.

Oct 21, 2015, 19:58 PM IST

NATO forces aid Afghan troops in Taliban-held Kunduz

NATO said on Wednesday its special forces joined Afghan troops in Kunduz to try to push back Taliban insurgents who seized the city, repelled a counter-offensive and advanced on the airport to shore up their biggest victory in 14 years.

Sep 30, 2015, 23:42 PM IST
NATO helps Afghans against Taliban as Helmand opium town under threat

NATO helps Afghans against Taliban as Helmand opium town under threat

NATO forces are back helping Afghan troops repel Taliban insurgents from the strategic opium-growing town of Musa Qala in Helmand province, where in 2007 British and US soldiers waged one of the emblematic battles of the war.

Aug 25, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

NATO helps Afghans fight to prevent Taliban taking Helmand opium town

NATO forces are back helping Afghan troops repel Taliban insurgents from the strategic opium-growing town of Musa Qala in Helmand province, where in 2007 British and U.S. soldiers waged one of the emblematic battles of the war.

Aug 25, 2015, 02:04 AM IST

Afghan troops retake district from Taliban militants

Afghan security forces launched a major offensive on Tuesday and retook control of a remote western district from Taliban militants, the country`s interior ministry said.

May 12, 2015, 18:51 PM IST

Taliban attack Afghan soldiers in eastern province, kill 2

A local official says the Taliban have attacked Afghan troops in eastern Laghman province, triggering a gunbattle that killed two soldiers and wounded a third.

Jan 19, 2015, 16:43 PM IST

As Taliban push quickens, Afghan troops ordered: take no prisoners

As US forces withdraw from Afghanistan, the battlefield they leave behind is changing dramatically and becoming more deadly.

Aug 19, 2014, 05:05 AM IST

Pakistan allows airlifting of equipment for Afghan troops

Pakistan Monday allowed military equipment to be airlifted from its airports for Afghan security forces, officials said.

May 05, 2014, 20:01 PM IST

US top general seeks Afghan troops deal by October

America`s top general says he would like to see a security agreement with Afghanistan signed by October, which would give NATO enough time to prepare for a post-2014 military presence.

Jul 22, 2013, 23:51 PM IST

Karzai calls on Afghan troops to clean up own act

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is calling on his own security forces to clean up their act and end incidents of torture and abuse of the Afghan people.

Mar 06, 2013, 14:20 PM IST

Blast kills seven civilians in east Afghanistan

Afghan officials say an explosion killed seven civilians as they tried to pull bodies of insurgents killed from rubble of village mosque after a night raid by NATO and Afghan troops in country`s east.

Jan 13, 2013, 21:03 PM IST

Pak accuse Afghan troops of crossing into country

The Afghan soldiers, who were reportedly pursuing Taliban fighters, crossed into the Kurram region in Pakistan.

Jul 02, 2012, 23:56 PM IST

Neil Armstrong rallies Afghan troops

The 81-year-old American met Afghan officers in training at Camp Eggers in Kabul.

Aug 18, 2011, 13:28 PM IST

US weighs timeline on Afghan surge pullout: Gates

Gates indicated for the first time that President Barack Obama may lay out a long-term plan for US troop levels over the next few years.

Jun 06, 2011, 23:07 PM IST

‘The Battle For Kandahar’ begins

The operation is crucial to US strategy to turn around nine-year war against Taliban.

Sep 27, 2010, 13:45 PM IST