Rocket hits Afghan wedding, at least 15 killed: Officials

A rocket fired during fighting between Afghan forces and insurgents killed at least 15 wedding guests late Wednesday in the southern province of Helmand, officials said, highlighting the continuing conflict after NATO`s combat mission ended.

Afghan security on alert as new NATO mission takes over

Afghan security forces were on high alert Wednesday to prevent Taliban attacks marking the end of the year as NATO combat operations close down and a new "train and support" mission takes over.

Afghanistan ready to assume security responsibility: Pentagon

Afghan forces will be prepared to assume security responsibility after the complete withdrawal of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at the end of this month, the Pentagon has said.

NATO chief vows Afghan support as combat mission ends

NATO's new chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged Thursday that Afghanistan would not be abandoned when the alliance's combat mission ends next month after 13 years of fighting against resilient Taliban insurgents.

Foreign soldier dies in Afghanistan

A soldier of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) died in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, a security official said.

Four NATO servicemen killed in Afghanistan: ISAF

At least four NATO servicemen were killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the International Security Assistance Force said.

One dead as ISAF chopper crashes in Afghanistan

A member of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan has been killed in a helicopter crash in the south of the country, the NATO-led force said in a statement.

US weighs 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, or none

Military leaders have proposed keeping 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after NATO`s combat mission ends in December -- or else pull out all American forces, a US official said today.

ISAF soldier dies in Afghanistan

A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan lost his life to a non-battle related injury Wednesday, a statement of the alliance released here said.

`Kabul blast near US embassy was an accident, not a terror act`

The blast reported near the headquarters of International Security Assistance Force in Kabul on Thursday was a result of an accident in Afghan arms depot, report said.

Italy begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Italy has started to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and will leave as few as 1,800 soldiers in the war-torn country by next year, Defence Minister Mario Mauro said.

11 militants killed in Afghanistan: ISAF

Eleven militants have been killed in three separate operations in Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Sunday.

`Italy to continue Afghan commitment after 2014`

The new Italian government will continue its participation in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces mission in Afghanistan until 2014.

19 militants killed in Afghan operations

The raids were conducted in Ghazni, Kapisa, Laghman, Logar, Nangarhar, Paktiya and Wardak provinces.

Five ISAF troops killed in Afghanistan

5 NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed in Afghanistan`s Kandahar province when bomb struck military vehicle, government official and coalition force confirmed.

War against Afghan`s Taliban being won: NATO

NATO said that the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan is being won, despite reports by other agencies of a sharp upsurge in insurgent attacks this year.

Pakistan needs to do more in war against terror: Kayani

Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that more needs to be done in the fight against terrorism, according to a statement by the ISAF.

NATO soldier killed in Afghan blast

A soldier with the NATO-led coalition was killed in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the military alliance said in a statement.

Local Taliban commander killed in Kandahar: ISAF

Two Afghan males were injured in the battle and transported to coalition medical facilities for treatment.

NATO raid rescues four aid workers in Afghanistan

Two female foreign aid workers and their two Afghan colleagues were kidnapped on May 22 in Badakhshan province.