Two killed in Afghanistan car bomb attack

At least two people were killed and nine injured Monday in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan`s Helmand province.

Afghan forces claim victory in major Taliban battle

Afghan security forces on Saturday claimed victory against a Taliban offensive in the country`s volatile Helmand province after days of fighting seen as a test for the country`s security forces as NATO-led troops pull out.

Seven Afghan civilians killed in bomb attacks

Two young women were killed and one woman wounded in a bomb attack carried out by the Taliban insurgents in the southern Helmand province early morning.

Six militants killed by Afghan Army

At least six militants were killed in Afghan military operations Saturday, said the country`s defence ministry.

Taliban attack checkpoints, one Afghan police killed

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked three police checkpoints overnight in the southern province of Helmand. The police repelled the attacks but lost one officer.

Three bombs injure five in southern Afghanistan

A government official in Afghanistan says three bombs have exploded in rapid succession in southern Helmand province, injuring five people.

Around 50 militants killed in Afghanistan operations

Nearly 50 militants were killed in police operations in Afghan provinces in the past 24 hours, the Afghanistan`s interior ministry said Tuesday morning.

Five dead in Afghanistan bombing

Five people were killed and six injured Thursday in a blast in Afghanistan`s Helmand province, an official said.

Seven killed in Afghan police checkpoint attack

One Afghan policeman and six militants were killed in an attack launched overnight by Taliban at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan province of Helmand, an official said Wednesday.

Angry Afghans chop off ears of bomb suspect

Police intervened to save the man`s life, but the furious residents
had already cut off his ears.

Afghan official gunned down on way to mosque

The Taliban have pressing a sweeping assassination campaign that has killed hundreds of local political figures in recent years.

Roadside bomb kills 19 in southern Afghanistan

The blast comes a day after twin bombings on Shiite Muslims celebrating the holiday of Ashoura left 60 dead.

18 Afghan civilians die in Helmand blast

The latest deaths came a day after coordinated bomb and suicide attacks in the neighbouring province of Uruzgan killed 21 people.

NATO admits 5 Afghan kids wounded in air strike

Helmand is the deadliest province for coalition forces fighting the nearly decade-long insurgency.

Taliban stop cell phone signals in key Afghan province

Mobile phones are the primary means of communication in rural Afghan areas.

UK forces in Helmand `made mess of things`: WikiLeaks

Leaked memos reveal incompetence of UK troops to impose security in Helmand.

NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

A NATO soldier has been killed in an attack by insurgents in Afghanistan, the military said Monday, as Afghan authorities reported the deaths of 10 Afghans in separate violence.

British troops to be shifted from Helmand

Under a new plan being drawn up by NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, British troops would be withdrawn from Helmand province and be replaced by US Marines.

‘Operation Moshtarak’ in Helmand

Helmand - Afghanistan’s largest province - in an earlier period had a flourishing rural economy based on agriculture, horticulture and fisheries.

Four policemen killed at Afghan checkpoint

An official says four Afghan policemen have been killed in a volatile area in southern Afghanistan.