Taliban attack

11 militants die in Afghan operation

According to a ministry statement, the insurgents were killed and 17 others injured when Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints in Sarobi district on Saturday evening.

Jul 30, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

This is the second attack in Shah Wali Kot this week. 

May 26, 2017, 19:52 PM IST

Taliban attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

The assault in Shah Wali Kot district late Monday came just a day after 20 Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their outposts in the neighbouring province of Zabul.

May 23, 2017, 21:10 PM IST
Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

"Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect," the presidential palace announced in a post on its Twitter account.

Apr 25, 2017, 00:07 AM IST
Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Mattis, making his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, was due to meet top officials including President Ashraf Ghani.

Apr 24, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban attack

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban attack

The exact toll from Friday's assault in the northern province of Balkh remained unclear, with some local officials putting the number of dead alone as high as 130.

Apr 23, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Government withholding details on Taliban's attack on Afghan Army

Government withholding details on Taliban's attack on Afghan Army

The local and international media were still waiting for the National Unity Government (NUG) and the Ministry of Defence to release details on the exact casualty toll of Friday afternoon's deadly attack on the Afghan National Army's 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh province even more than 24 hours after the incident.

Apr 23, 2017, 09:02 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi condemns Taliban attack on Afghan Army

PM Narendra Modi condemns Taliban attack on Afghan Army

Taliban militants wearing Afghan Army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan on Friday.

Apr 22, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
2 dead, over 100 injured as Taliban attack German consulate in Afghanistan

2 dead, over 100 injured as Taliban attack German consulate in Afghanistan

A powerful Taliban truck bomb struck the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif late Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding 32 others.

Nov 11, 2016, 01:40 AM IST

Taliban launches major assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

The Taliban launched an assault on Kunduz, which was the scene of intense fighting on Monday, one year after the Islamist militia briefly took over the northern Afghan city following a lightning offensive.

Oct 03, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

War tourism in Afghanistan: adventure or reckless hedonism?

A Taliban attack on Thursday on a group of American and European tourists in western Herat province, which left some of them wounded, has brought into sharp focus such global thrill-seekers who imperil their lives to vacation in war zones.

Aug 07, 2016, 07:21 AM IST
Taliban attack in Kabul that killed two Spanish police `an attack on Spain`: Madrid

Taliban attack in Kabul that killed two Spanish police `an attack on Spain`: Madrid

The Spanish government said Saturday a Taliban attack on the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Kabul, in which two Spanish policemen were killed, was "an attack on Spain."

Dec 13, 2015, 00:04 AM IST
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.

Dec 08, 2015, 21:33 PM IST

US F-16 struck by enemy fire in Afghanistan in rare attack

A US F-16 was struck by enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan, military officials have said, in a rare instance of an advanced fighter jet coming under a Taliban- claimed attack.

Oct 19, 2015, 16:52 PM IST
'Pak Army air bus attack was planned, controlled and perpetrated from Afghanistan'

'Pak Army air bus attack was planned, controlled and perpetrated from Afghanistan'

 Friday`s attack on Pakistan army air base that claimed at least 42 lives was planned, controlled and perpetrated from Afghanistan, Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asim Salim Bajwa said on Saturday.

Sep 19, 2015, 09:35 AM IST
Sri Lankan great hopeful for cricket revival in Pakistan

Sri Lankan great hopeful for cricket revival in Pakistan

Former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya expressed optimism Friday that more international cricket matches would be held in Pakistan and said the security situation was improving in the country.

Jul 31, 2015, 22:15 PM IST

Bodies of four Indians killed in Kabul attack arrive in Delhi

The bodies of four Indians, killed in the Taliban attack on a guesthouse in Kabul, were flown in here on Friday by a special Indian Air Force plane.

May 15, 2015, 09:20 AM IST

India strongly condemns Taliban attack on Kabul guesthouse

India on Thursday strongly condemned the Taliban attack on a guesthouse in the Afghan capital that killed 14 people, including four Indians.

May 14, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

Three die as Taliban attack second bus in Kabul in a week

A suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying Afghan government employees in Kabul on Sunday, killing three people, in the second bus attack in just a week to strike the same area of the capital, a police official said.

May 10, 2015, 21:33 PM IST

Heavy fighting as Taliban attack northern Afghan city

Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents that killed more than 30 combatants threatened a major northern city on Monday, officials said.

Apr 27, 2015, 20:31 PM IST