U.S. troops killed and wounded in Helmand were accompanying Afghan forces

The one U.S. trooper killed and two wounded in Afghanistan`s southern Helmand province.

Afghan Police refuse to return to fight Taliban

Afghan Police refuse to return to fight Taliban

Afghan police are refusing to return to the streets of a volatile southern district under Taliban attack, claiming that promised government help has not yet arrived, an Afghan official said today.

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Taliban 'push further' into Sangin town in Helmand

Taliban 'push further' into Sangin town in Helmand

Afghanistan government forces have lost control of the centre of the town of Sangin in Helmand province after days of fierce fighting, media reports said on Wednesday.

British troops sent to Afghan province amid Taliban battle

Britain's Ministry of Defense says British troops are being sent to south Afghanistan's Helmand province where Afghan forces are battling the Taliban for

Clashes as Taliban advance in embattled Helmand province of Afghanistan

Clashes intensified today as the Taliban pressed an offensive to capture a key district in Helmand, a day after an official warned that the entire southern province was on the brink of collapse.

Clashes as Taliban advance in embattled Afghan province

Clashes intensified today as the Taliban pressed an offensive to capture a key district in Helmand, a day after an official warned that the entire southern province was on the brink of collapse.

US military to investigate strike that Afghans say killed

The US military said it would launch an investigation into an airstrike last week that Afghan officials say killed 11 members of Afghanistan`s elite counter-narcotics police force.

NATO helps Afghans against Taliban as Helmand opium town under threat

NATO helps Afghans against Taliban as Helmand opium town under threat

NATO forces are back helping Afghan troops repel Taliban insurgents from the strategic opium-growing town of Musa Qala in Helmand province, where in 2007 British and US soldiers waged one of the emblematic battles of the war.

Afghan forces retreat from strategic district in Helmand province

Afghan security forces have "tactically retreated" from a key district in the southern province of Helmand that foreign troops battled for years to secure, as the Taliban make a late summer push to expand areas they control in a traditional stronghold.

Taliban kill 14 police in southern Afghanistan

An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have shot dead at least 14 police officers in the southern Helmand province.

Roadside bomb kills 14 family members in southern Afghanistan

 A roadside bomb killed at least 14 members of an Afghan family, including women and children, in the country`s volatile south Saturday, officials said, in the first major attack in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Two killed in Afghan suicide attack

 At least two people were killed in a suicide attack on a police station in southern Afghanistan, security officials said today.

Afghan police say insurgents enter southern police compound

Insurgents armed with guns and explosives entered a police station in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing the others to gain entry, a senior policeman said.

Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of US and NATO combat troops.

IS commander killed in drone strike: Afghan officials

Afghan officials say a senior Islamic State commander has been killed in a drone strike in the southern Helmand province.

Afghan policeman kills commander, district governor

An Afghan policeman shot and killed his commanding officer and a district governor in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by Taliban insurgents, who said the policeman had defected to their movement.

Religious council member shot dead in Afghanistan

A provincial religious council member was shot dead following an armed attack in southern Afghanistan`s Helmand province Monday, police said.

Probe Afghan wedding party attack: UN Chief

 Condemning the shelling attack on a wedding party in Afghanistan which left at least 25 people killed and 45 injured Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a probe to "bring the perpetrators to justice".

Taliban attack kills 3 Afghan security troops

An official says that at least three Afghan security force troops have been killed in a suicide car bombing in southern Afghanistan.