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Around 100 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in clashes: Afghanistan

Around 100 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in clashes: Afghanistan

The fighting took place in the Darzab district of Jowzjan province.  

Afghan strongman shelters former Taliban insurgents

Pakistan denies supporting the militants, saying it uses Taliban sanctuaries as a "lever" to pressure the group into talks with Kabul.
 

Official: Taliban kill 8 policemen in northern province

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed eight policemen and overran three security checkpoints in northern Takhar province.

Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief

Afghanistan Interior Ministry`s Major General Tariq Shah Bahrami has been appointed as the acting Minister of Defense and General Sharif Yaftal as the Army Chief of Staff after officials from the respective posts resigned on Monday.

Afghanistan Defence Minister, Army Chief of Staff resign over deadly attack

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base last week, the president`s office said.

PM Modi writes to Afghan President, reaffirms India's support in fighting terrorism

Afghanistan on Sunday observed a national day of mourning after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base,

Government withholding details on Taliban's attack on Afghan Army

Government withholding details on Taliban's attack on Afghan Army

The local and international media were still waiting for the National Unity Government (NUG) and the Ministry of Defence to release details on the exact casualty toll of Friday afternoon's deadly attack on the Afghan National Army's 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh province even more than 24 hours after the incident.

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base.

Death toll in Afghanistan base attack rises to 140: Officials

Death toll in Afghanistan base attack rises to 140: Officials

As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base.

`More than 50` Afghan troops killed in attack: US military

`More than 50` Afghan troops killed in attack: US military

"More than 50 Afghan soldiers have been killed" in a Taliban attack Friday on their base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, a US military spokesman told AFP.

Taliban governor among 14 killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least 14 Taliban fighters, including the shadow governor of the northern Baghlan province, have been killed in heavy fighting with Afghan forces, officials said today.

Top Trump aide in Pakistan says terrorism must be fought 'in all forms'

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser met Pakistan's prime minister and army chief on Monday and emphasised "the need to confront terrorism in all its forms", while praising democratic and economic development.

Afghanistan react to huge US bomb with shock, awe and mixed feelings

Qari Mehrajuddin first saw "lightning like a thunder storm" followed by the roar of an explosion, an all-to-familiar sound for residents in Afghanistan`s war-torn Nangarhar province.

 

Ex-diplomat urges Trump admin to hit terror groups inside Pakistan

The Trump administration should "shake things up" and hit terrorist groups inside Pakistan, a top former American diplomat has said, identifying the Taliban sanctuaries in the country as a "big problem" for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan troops seize drugs worth $26 million

Afghan troops seized drugs worth $26 million during an anti-drug operation in Afghanistan`s Nangarhar province, the command of Afghan Special Forces said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan sacks top generals over brazen hospital attack

Afghanistan on Tuesday sacked twelve army officers including two generals for negligence over an insurgent attack on the country`s largest military hospital, which pointed to a spectacular intelligence failure.

Russia trying to influence Afghanistan through Taliban: Top US Commander

Russia trying to influence Afghanistan through Taliban: Top US Commander

Russia is trying to be an influential third party in war-torn Afghanistan, a top US commander said today as he expressed concern over reports of Russians supplying weapons to the Taliban.

First Afghan women's orchestra tries to change attitudes

Afghanistan's first and only all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women.

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

The story of the 25-year-old coach and head of the newly created Women's Swimming Committee, Elena Saboori, epitomises the struggle to swim in a conservative, landlocked, conflict-plagued country that largely opposes women taking part in sports.

NATO troops race winter to give Afghan forces a morale boost

The target is behind a slope, the advance is unprotected: crawl, fire! Italian instructors in western Afghanistan have been using the relatively quiet winter to bolster Afghan troops against the Taliban.