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Taliban hold territory after Afghan offensive

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 17:44

The Taliban have established a foothold in southern Afghanistan in a ten-day battle against Afghan forces, locals said Sunday, as the army and police struggle to prove they can defeat the insurgents without NATO help.

Fierce fighting kills dozens in south Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 22:29

Fierce fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters that has killed dozens of people has spread to three districts in a volatile southern province, officials said today.

Six militants killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 15:18

At least six militants were killed and five others injured in Afghanistan`s Helmand province, a source said on Monday.

10 militants killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 03:31

At least 10 militants were killed and 20 injured during a military operation by Afghan security forces in the country`s Helmand province, authorities said.

Four killed in Aghan attack, would-be suicide bomber arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 02:11

Four people have been killed and a Taliban-linked would-be suicide bomber child arrested in the southern Helmand province, the militants` former stronghold, over the past two days, officials said on Monday.

British soldier killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 23:17

A British soldier was shot dead in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence in London said, the first British loss of life in the conflict since April.

Roadside bombing kills 3 Afghan Army soldiers

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 18:08

A police official says three Afghan army soldiers died and four were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the country`s south.

Suicide attacks on Afghan police claim 14 lives

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 15:27

A suicide bomber sneaked into a police dining hall in central Afghanistan at lunchtime on Friday and blew himself up, killing 12, while a border police officer and a civilian were killed in a separate suicide attack in the south, authorities said.

`Afghan war has cost Britain over £37 bn`

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 13:55

In his book, Frank Ledwidge estimates British troops in Helmand have killed at least 500 non-combatants.

Prince Harry to serve in Afghanistan for 3rd time

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 13:24

The royal Apache gunship ace is due home in the next few weeks after his latest four-month tour in Helmand province.

Roadside bombing kills 8 Afghan civilians

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 19:06

Eight Afghan civilians, including seven women, were killed and two others wounded Wednesday morning in a roadside bombing in southern Helmand province, the Interior Ministry said.

UK plans early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Last Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012, 13:02

Philip Hammond said military commanders have changed their views about how many troops need to remain in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban.