Afghan forces

NATO to increase mission in Afghanistan by 3,000 troops

NATO will increase its training mission in Afghanistan from 13,000 to 16,000 troops

Nov 09, 2017, 21:35 PM IST

Afghan forces sent to rescue hostages after massacre: Officials

The Taliban have confirmed capturing Mirzawalang but said it did so alone. It has also denied allegations it had killed civilians.

Aug 08, 2017, 22:23 PM IST

35 killed in Taliban attack on central Afghan hospital

The insurgents captured Taywara district in Ghor province after days of fighting, the latest victory by the resurgent militants.

Jul 24, 2017, 17:37 PM IST

US to send 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan: Report

The Pentagon plans to send almost 4,000 additional United States troops to Afghanistan, according to reports.

Jun 16, 2017, 10:05 AM IST

Insurgents kill 13 Afghan forces in separate attacks

Insurgents have killed at least 13 Afghan security forces in separate attacks, officials said on Sunday, as the country struggles to contain a long-running Taliban insurgency and combat a growing threat from a local Islamic State affiliate.

Apr 09, 2017, 14:32 PM IST

Afghan forces fight to regain northern city of Kunduz from Taliban

Afghan forces fought to regain control of the northern city of Kunduz on Monday after Taliban fighters pushed into the centre of the provincial capital they had briefly captured almost exactly a year ago in their biggest success in 15 years of war.

Oct 04, 2016, 00:58 AM IST
Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital

Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital

The Taliban attack, in one of the country's top opium-producing areas, has exposed how thinly stretched Afghan security forces have become as they try to contain Islamist insurgents in other areas of the country.

Sep 09, 2016, 18:04 PM IST

Afghan forces end siege after suicide attacks in Kabul

Afghan security forces ended an 11-hour standoff in central Kabul on Tuesday, shooting dead the last of a group of attackers who struck hours after a separate suicide bombing killed and wounded dozens of security personnel and civilians.

Sep 07, 2016, 00:18 AM IST

NATO helping Afghan forces in American University attack

Explosions and gunfire rocked the university when it came under fire from militants. No one has immediately claimed responsibility.

Aug 25, 2016, 02:01 AM IST

Afghan forces dislodge militants in Baghlan province

The Afghan security forces on Tuesday cleared militants from a restive district on the outskirts of Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province.

Feb 16, 2016, 13:36 PM IST

U.S. troops killed and wounded in Helmand were accompanying Afghan forces

The one U.S. trooper killed and two wounded in Afghanistan`s southern Helmand province.

Jan 06, 2016, 01:56 AM IST

WATCH: Afghan forces chopper-dropped at encounter site in Mazar-i-Sharif

Latest reports say that there are three more terrorists hold-up in an adjacent building. 

Jan 04, 2016, 19:20 PM IST
Afghan forces fight to retake northern city from Taliban

Afghan forces fight to retake northern city from Taliban

 Afghan forces backed by US air support clashed with Taliban fighters in Kunduz on Tuesday in a bid to retake the centre of the northern city, the first provincial Afghan capital to fall to the insurgents since their movement was toppled 14 years ago.

Sep 29, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

NATO soldier killed in firefight between US, Afghan forces: Officials

 A firefight erupted Wednesday between US and Afghan security forces in eastern Afghanistan, killing one NATO soldier in an apparent insider attack, officials said. 

Apr 08, 2015, 17:51 PM IST

Clashes with Taliban halt supply of power in south Afghanistan

Clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban have cut off the main supply of power to Afghanistan`s Helmand and Kandahar provinces, according to residents and the chief of the national power company. 

Mar 30, 2015, 10:57 AM IST

Rocket hits Afghan wedding, at least 15 killed: Officials

A rocket fired during fighting between Afghan forces and insurgents killed at least 15 wedding guests late Wednesday in the southern province of Helmand, officials said, highlighting the continuing conflict after NATO`s combat mission ended.

Jan 01, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

Departing US general says Afghan forces "inept" at basic motor repairs

The US general who brought the NATO coalition`s combat operations in Afghanistan to an end this week after over 13 years of war said Afghan security forces were "inept" at basic motor maintenance and were struggling to sustain troop numbers. 

Dec 11, 2014, 15:31 PM IST

US to limit air support for Afghans in 2015

Washington: US aircraft will not carry out air strikes in support of Afghan forces next year unless Kabul`s fledgling army is faced with a "catastrophic" situation, a senior American officer warned Wednesday.

Nov 06, 2014, 03:10 AM IST

Taliban battle Afghan forces for control of southern district

Taliban militants have been locked in fighting with Afghan forces this week to wrest control of a southern district, provincial authorities said on Wednesday, in a struggle that has killed or wounded dozens of people.

Jun 25, 2014, 18:31 PM IST

Martin Dempsey worries about effects of Afghanistan withdrawal talk

America`s top military officer said on Wednesday that the impasse over a security agreement between the US and Afghanistan is encouraging the enemy to take bold actions.

Feb 27, 2014, 00:16 AM IST