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Gunmen attack hospital in southern Afghanistan

Afghanistan has seen a string of militant attacks in recent months, denting confidence in the ability of the US-backed government to ensure security 15 years after the Taliban were ousted.

Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital

Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital

The Taliban attack, in one of the country's top opium-producing areas, has exposed how thinly stretched Afghan security forces have become as they try to contain Islamist insurgents in other areas of the country.

34 killed, over 20 injured in Afghanistan road accident

At least 34 persons were killed and 21 others injured on Sunday after a bus collided with a truck in Afghanistan`s Zabul province, police said.

25 militants killed in airstrikes in Afghan's Helmand

25 militants killed in airstrikes in Afghan's Helmand

At least 25 militants were killed as Afghan security forces targeted Taliban hideouts in Helmand province, an official statement said on Sunday.

The airstrikes pounded Taliban positions in Garmsir, Chah-e-Anjir and Nahr-e-Saraj district on Saturday night, Xinhua news agency reported.

62 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 62 militants were killed in a day in Afghanistan by security forces.

Afghan Taliban release some kidnapped bus passengers

Afghan army corps in southern Afghanistan said they were freed in an operation Tuesday evening in Marja district of Helmand.

Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 73 dead

Two buses and a fuel tanker collided on Sunday on a major highway in Afghanistan, killing 52 people, officials said.

Afghan forces raid frees 60 from Taliban prison

Afghan special forces, backed by helicopter gunships, freed more than 60 people held captive in a Taliban prison in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday, in a major raid against the resurgent Islamist group.

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".