IS suffers casualties in fight with Afghan Taliban

Militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have suffered heavy casualties in a fight with the Taliban militants in Farah province of Afghanistan.

Attack on Army base kills 6: Afghan official

An Afghan official says six Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military base in the southern Helmand province that lasted more than 14 hours.

Pak-Afghan border sealed for two days

Pakistan sealed its border with Afghanistan, barring all forms of crossings for two days as part of its enhanced security measures taken for the religious festival Muharram, a media report said Tuesday.

Missing Afghan soldiers tried to enter Canada: Pentagon

Three Afghan army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a US base have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a Pentagon official has said.

Six militants killed by Afghan Army

At least six militants were killed in Afghan military operations Saturday, said the country`s defence ministry.

NATO strike kills five ANA troops in Afghanistan, ISAF calls it `accident`

In what NATO called an “unfortunate” incident, five Afghan soldiers were killed and at least 8 injured in an air strike in the eastern Afghanistan`s Logar province.

Indian, Afghan Army conduct joint exercises

The Indian Army and Afghan National Army carried out various operational exercises as part of their joint training here on Thursday.

Taliban shadow district governor killed in Afghanistan

The UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan has said that more than 1,300 civilians were killed and over 2,500 others injured in Afghanistan from January to June this year.

US air strike accidentally kills five Afghan police: NATO

A US air strike killed five Afghan policemen during a joint operation against insurgents, officials said.

NATO helicopter mistakenly kills 4 Afghan troops

Afghan officials say a NATO helicopter mistakenly killed four Afghan troops in the east.

17 villagers, NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

An Afghan soldier opened fire on NATO troops at the Kandahar airfield, wounding three soldiers, Afghan officials said.

Pakistani Taliban sack spokesman

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has sacked its central spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan and appointed Sheikh Maqbool as his replacement.

`Italy to continue Afghan commitment after 2014`

The new Italian government will continue its participation in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces mission in Afghanistan until 2014.

Afghan pilots learn air assault tactics from 101st

101st Combat Aviation Brigade Commander Colonel Paul Bontrager said the Afghans need to be weaned off American aviation during the drawdown of US forces this year.

Afghan Prez pre-conditions peace for signing security pact with US

Afghan President Hamid Karzai put pre-conditions for inking the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States.

Key Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan

A key Taliban commander, identified as Safiullah alias Shafiq, has been killed in Afghanistan`s Wardak province, an official said.

1,400 graduates inducted into Afghan Army

A total of 1,400 soldiers graduated from the Kabul Military Training Centre and were commissioned into the Afghan National Army.

Taliban pose as `women` on Facebook for spying

Australian soldiers are now being given pre-deployment briefings about enemies creating fake profiles to spy on troops.

Pakistan ends weeks of fighting; over 100 dead

The violence in Bajaur area highlighted the growing problem of Taliban militants using sanctuaries in Afghanistan to attack Pakistan.

Afghan military sacks `hundreds` to curb ‘insider attacks`

Green-on-blue attacks have threatened to imperil a key part of the US exit strategy, which calls for a shift in emphasis to training and advisory missions.