Afghanistan investigates rocket strike at wedding

Afghan police were investigating an apparent army rocket strike on a wedding party that killed at least 28 people, an official said on Thursday, as President Ashraf Ghani marked the country's transition to full sovereignty after the formal end of 13-year international military mission.

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.

Suicide bomber attacks Afghan provincial police HQ, killing one

A suicide attacker wearing a police uniform attacked a provincial police headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one officer and wounding four other people, an official said.

Taliban hold territory after Afghan offensive

The Taliban have established a foothold in southern Afghanistan in a ten-day battle against Afghan forces, locals said Sunday, as the army and police struggle to prove they can defeat the insurgents without NATO help.

Fierce fighting kills dozens in south Afghanistan

Fierce fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters that has killed dozens of people has spread to three districts in a volatile southern province, officials said today.

Six militants killed in Afghanistan

At least six militants were killed and five others injured in Afghanistan`s Helmand province, a source said on Monday.

10 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 10 militants were killed and 20 injured during a military operation by Afghan security forces in the country`s Helmand province, authorities said.

Four killed in Aghan attack, would-be suicide bomber arrested

Four people have been killed and a Taliban-linked would-be suicide bomber child arrested in the southern Helmand province, the militants` former stronghold, over the past two days, officials said on Monday.

British soldier killed in Afghanistan

A British soldier was shot dead in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence in London said, the first British loss of life in the conflict since April.

Roadside bombing kills 3 Afghan Army soldiers

A police official says three Afghan army soldiers died and four were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the country`s south.

Suicide attacks on Afghan police claim 14 lives

A suicide bomber sneaked into a police dining hall in central Afghanistan at lunchtime on Friday and blew himself up, killing 12, while a border police officer and a civilian were killed in a separate suicide attack in the south, authorities said.

`Afghan war has cost Britain over £37 bn`

In his book, Frank Ledwidge estimates British troops in Helmand have killed at least 500 non-combatants.

Prince Harry to serve in Afghanistan for 3rd time

The royal Apache gunship ace is due home in the next few weeks after his latest four-month tour in Helmand province.

Roadside bombing kills 8 Afghan civilians

Eight Afghan civilians, including seven women, were killed and two others wounded Wednesday morning in a roadside bombing in southern Helmand province, the Interior Ministry said.

UK plans early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Philip Hammond said military commanders have changed their views about how many troops need to remain in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban.

Prince Harry trained to foil Taliban attempts to kill him

Prince Harry has endured brutal training to prepare him for his return to the frontline in Afghanistan.

Taliban issues `kill notice` for Prince Harry

Describing Prince Harry as ‘a high value target’, the Taliban has said they will ‘make their best efforts to arrest or kill’ him.

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.

Taliban behead 17 Afghan civilians in Helmand

Seventeen civilians were at a picnic when they were beheaded by Taliban militants at Musa Qala district in Afghanistan`s Helmand province.

US military `hacked the enemy` in Afghanistan

Marine Lt Gen Richard P Mills explained how US commanders considered cyberweapons an important part of their arsenal.