Fight with Taliban kills 15 security troops: Afghan official

Fight with Taliban kills 15 security troops: Afghan official

An Afghan official says at least 15 members of the country's security forces have been killed in a gunbattle with the Taliban in southern Uruzgan province.

Afghan Police refuse to return to fight Taliban

Afghan Police refuse to return to fight Taliban

Afghan police are refusing to return to the streets of a volatile southern district under Taliban attack, claiming that promised government help has not yet arrived, an Afghan official said today.

37 killed in Taliban siege at Afghan airport: Defence ministry

37 killed in Taliban siege at Afghan airport: Defence ministry

The attack coincides with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani`s high-profile visit to Islamabad. 

Taliban attacks Kandahar airport

The Kandahar airport was attacked by Taliban insurgents, triggering several explosions and a major gunbattle between security personnel and the militants.

Taliban storm airport complex in Afghan city: Officials

Mohammad Mohsin Sultani, the military spokesman in Kandahar, said the exact number of attackers was unclear and Afghan troops were engaged in a heavy gunfight with them.

Taliban storm airport complex in Afghanistan's Kandahar city

Taliban storm airport complex in Afghanistan's Kandahar city

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said a number of suicide attackers had entered the airport grounds and were fighting security forces.

Taliban dismiss Kabul claim that leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor wounded in Pakistan

Taliban dismiss Kabul claim that leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor wounded in Pakistan

The Taliban promptly denied the claim, dismissing it as propaganda by the Afghan government.

70 militants killed in Afghanistan operations

 At least 145 militants have been killed in military operations within past 24 hours, the ministry of defence said on Wednesday.

Osama bin Laden cited Mahatma Gandhi as inspiration in 1993 speech: Audio tapes

Osama bin Laden cited Mahatma Gandhi as inspiration in 1993 speech: Audio tapes

Osama bin Laden in a 1993 speech invoked apostle of peace Mahatma Gandhi as he asked his supporters to boycott American goods and seek inspiration from the Indian leader's struggle against the British, according to audio tapes of the slain al Qaeda chief.

IC-814 hijacking: Honestly speaking, 'Advani was not in favour of releasing terrorists', says Farooq Abdullah

 Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has said he didn't feel that Lal Krishna Advani was in favour of releasing the terrorists during the IC-814 aircraft hijack in 1999, adding it seemed that the then deputy prime minister was being pushed into it.

Three dead, 13 hurt after bomb blast at checkpoint in Kandahar

An official says a bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar has killed two civilians, one policeman and wounded 13 others.

Dulat's claim of "goof up" by Vajpayee govt in Kandahar fuels controversy

Former RAW chief AS Dulat's claim of a "goof up" in Kandahar hijack response by the Vajpayee government in 1999 triggered a controversy on Friday with BJP outrightly rejecting it while Congress alleged that its "soft" approach laid the "foundation of terrorism".

What led to Kandahar hijack 'goof up' - Ex-RAW chief's striking revelations

What led to Kandahar hijack 'goof up' - Ex-RAW chief's striking revelations

Ex-RAW chief AS Dulat in an interview to a news channel has made some striking disclosures, one of which is about how the Kandahar hijack was "goofed up".

Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys to lodge protest

Pakistan and Afghanistan have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protest over detention of an official of the Pakistani mission in Kandahar by Afghan authorities and a border clash prompted by construction of a gate by Pakistani Army at a transit point.

Did Vajpayee govt pay ransom for passengers of IC-814, asks Congress

The Congress party on Friday questioned whether the NDA government under former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had paid a ransom to the Taliban for the release of the passengers on Indian Airlines Flight 814, which had been hijacked and flown to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Kandahar hijack was ''goofed up'': Former RAW chief

Kandahar hijack was ''goofed up'': Former RAW chief

The Kandahar hijack was "goofed up" as no one wanted to take a decision fearing loss of life, according to former RAW chief AS Dulat.

Five militants killed in Afghanistan clash

 At least five militants were killed following a clash with the security forces in Afghanistan`s southern province of Kandahar on Saturday, the provincial government said.

Afghan police say insurgents enter southern police compound

Insurgents armed with guns and explosives entered a police station in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing the others to gain entry, a senior policeman said.

New Pentagon chief visits airfield in southern Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter is getting briefed on American military operations at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan as part of what he calls a listening tour of the war zone.

Taliban attacks on checkpoints kill 9 Afghan police officers

Taliban insurgents, some likely wearing police uniforms, attacked checkpoints in Afghanistan, killing at least nine officers in their latest assault, authorities said on Monday.