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Taliban checkpoint attack kills 21 Afghan soldiers

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 10:51

Hundreds of heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked Army checkpoints in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, killing 21 soldiers in the deadliest single incident for the Afghan Army in at least a year.

Three Afghan soldiers killed in bomb attacks

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 06:33

Three Afghan soldiers were killed in two bomb attacks, the country`s defence ministry said Monday.

Five killed in Afghanistan clash

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 17:09

Five people, including three security personnel and two Taliban militants, were killed Thursday in a clash in Saripul province in Afghanistan, police said.

50-100 Afghan soldiers killed every week: US General

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 13:09

About 50 to 100 Afghan soldiers are killed in battle every week but the high casualty rate does not mean the country`s forces are at the breaking point, a US general said.

Blast kills nine Afghan soldiers

Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 15:29

Nine Afghan soldiers were killed when a bomb exploded under their vehicle in the eastern part of the country, Xinhua reported on Sunday.

More Afghan soldiers deserting the Army: NATO

Last Updated: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 23:01

Afghan and coalition military officials said they believe they can make progress toward expanding the army to about 200,000 soldiers

Seven Afghan soldiers, translator killed

Last Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 15:23

The soldiers and a translator were killed while on patrol in the Zurmat district of Paktia province.

Militants kill 13 Afghan soldiers in 2 attacks

Last Updated: Sunday, December 19, 2010, 23:53

Teams of militants assaulted the Afghan army, killing at least 13 members of the security forces.

NATO strike kills 4 Afghan soldiers: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 15:50

A NATO air strike has killed four Afghan soldiers who the coalition said were mistaken for militants in the country`s south.

45 Taliban, 2 soldiers, 5 guards killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 23:36

Two Afghan soldiers, five private security guards and up to 45 Taliban insurgents have been killed in series of blasts and firefights in Afghan.

Germany admits troops killed six Afghan soldiers

Last Updated: Monday, April 05, 2010, 00:21

Germany`s Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg admitted Sunday that German troops mistakenly killed six Afghan soldiers at the weekend, and expressed condolences for the deaths.

Six Afghan soldiers killed by friendly fire

Last Updated: Saturday, April 03, 2010, 14:00

NATO and Afghan Army officials say six Afghan soldiers have been killed by friendly fire in northern Afghanistan.