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Terror attack in Balkh province: Afghan Defence Minister, Army chief resign

Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shahim resigned on Monday in the wake of a terrorist attack at an army base in Balkh province that left over 140 soldiers dead.

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.

Mazar-i-Sharif attack: Afghanistan provincial governor wields gun to save Indian mission

Governor of Afghanistan's Balkh province Ata Mohammad Noor wielded the gun to protect the Indian consulate at Mazar-i-Sharif.