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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.

Taliban use `honey trap` boys to kill Afghan police

In the province of Uruzgan, "bacha bereesh" -- or boys without beards -- widely become objects of lustful attraction for powerful police commanders.

Last Australian combat troops leave Afghanistan

Australian combat troops have completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday marking the end of the nation`s longest war, which has left 40 Australians dead.

Roadside bombs kill 5 in Afghanistan

Provincial officials say two separate roadside bomb attacks have killed five Afghan civilians in the eastern and southern parts of the country.

NATO says 2 Afghan boys accidentally killed

International forces accidentally killed two Afghan boys during an operation in southern Afghanistan, the US-led coalition said.

Bomb kills 2 Dutch marines in Afghanistan

Two Dutch soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan, the Defence Ministry has said here.