At least 51 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the country's interior ministry said Sunday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been engaged in secret contacts with the Taliban about reaching a peace agreement without the involvement of American and Western allies, according to a media report.
Two people were killed and six others injured when a motorbike bomb went off in Spinboldak in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar Tuesday, police said.
Ten militants were killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan overnight, sources said Thursday.
Assassins on a motorbike gunned down a senior election official in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, raising fears that the presidential vote due in April will trigger a surge in violence.
The top female police officer in Afghanistan`s restive south died on Monday, officials said, a day after she was shot by gunmen in an attack that followed the recent killing of her predecessor.
Sixteen militants were killed in Aghanistan`s Helmand province Saturday night in an air strike on a Taliban hideout, authorities said Sunday.
Afghan police, supported by army and the NATO-led coalition forces, killed two dozen militants and detained 13 others in the last 24 hours, the interior ministry said Monday.
Gunmen assassinated a brother of Afghanistan`s national security adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta outside a public bathhouse in the family`s relatively peaceful home province today, police said.
Some 250 prisoners formerly held by the US have been released by Afghan authorities in hopes that this will lead to reconciliation in the 11-year conflict.
The Pakistani military has said that Taliban elements based in Afghanistan were responsible for recent attacks.
The raid by a group of more than 200 Afghans could further damage the relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Suspected Taliban militants who had abducted 28 landmine workers, set free 24 of them.
Seven Afghan nationals are facing trial on the charge of intruding into India with explosives and arms.
Ten Taliban fighters, including two Pakistanis, and a police commander were killed in a gun battle in southwest Afghanistan, an official said.
Afghan and NATO-led troops killed 19 militants in separate overnight operations in Afghanistan`s eastern Paktika province.
Suspicious of deepening ties between India and the US, Pakistan is reluctant to plunge into war with Afghan militants.
One NATO soldier and several insurgents have been killed in a firefight in eastern
Afghanistan, the US military said.
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