Taliban insurgents, some likely wearing police uniforms, attacked checkpoints in Afghanistan, killing at least nine officers in their latest assault, authorities said on Monday.
Afghanistan`s new leaders head to Europe on Monday to showcase their plans to foster peace and revive the economy, but a spate of Taliban attacks threatens to overshadow their optimistic message.
According to an Afghanistan NGO, there has been a sharp increase in the number of attacks in this year`s first quarter, a recent study has revealed.
Pakistani Taliban militants based in Afghan have threatened fresh attacks in Pak that will target anyone supporting the US.
About 2,000 Afghan community and political leaders will gather on Wednesday in Kabul under tight security for four days of deliberations on the country`s most pressing issues.
NATO forces thwarted a series of planned attacks in Afghanistan aimed at coinciding with the 9/11 anniversary.
A motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in a remote town in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 8 people and injuring 18 others.
Afghanistan`s govt will provide
more than 1,000 police reinforcements to the southern province
of Kandahar after Taliban attacks killed dozens of people.
Afghanistan announces ban on coverage showing Taliban attacks, saying such images embolden the Islamist militants.
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