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Taliban attack killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in Kandahar province

At least 58 Afghan security forces have been killed in a fresh wave of attacks in the country’s south. General Dawlat Wazir added two car bombs were followed by several hours of gun battle that inflicted casualties on both the assailants and Afghan soldiers in...

In Afghanistan, 3 attacks in 3 days killed over 100 security force members

In the past three days, three deadly attacks carried out by the Taliban against Afghan security forces - in Paktia, Ghazni and Kandahar provinces – have claimed the lives of well over 100 security force members and wounded dozens more. On Wednesday night, the Taliban...

In Afghanistan, Taliban killed at least 58 security forces

The Taliban have killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country, including an assault that nearly wiped out an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, reported Associated Press. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/920893543941640192 Spokesman Dawlat Wazir said the attack on the army...

40 servicemen killed in military base attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

At least 40 servicemen were killed on Thursday in an attack targeting a military base in Afghanistan’s Kandahar, local media reported. According to the TOLOnews television channel citing sources, the attacks was perpetrated by suicide attackers with Humvees. “Two suicide bombers with Humvees targeted a military...

The war in Afghanistan will continue until the US leaves the country — Russia

The civil war in Afghanistan will continue until American forces leave there, RIA Novosti reports a statement by former head of the Joint Intelligence Directorate of Pakistan Lieutenant-General Asad Durrani. He said this at a meeting with cadets and teachers of the Military University of...

Afghanistan attacks — Taliban killed at least 69 people, wounded 200 others

The death toll from the Taliban attacks in Afghanistan has risen to 69, with over 200 people wounded across the war-torn country. The Interior Ministry has issued a statement saying a bomber detonated his car near a police training center, trying to enter the attached...

At least 69 people killed as Taliban stage attacks in Afghanistan’s provinces

Taliban militants have struck government targets in several provinces of Afghanistan, killing at least 69 people and wounding many more, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The deadly attack hit a training center attached to police headquarters in Gardez, the main city of Paktia province. Two Taliban suicide...

30 dead, 40 wounded in Afghan police centre attack — officials

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack on a police training centre in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday in the latest violence to rock the war-torn country, reported AFP news agency. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/920187928642490369 https://twitter.com/TOLOnews/status/920201648378703872 A firefight is under way after suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack on a...

At least 14 people killed in fresh US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan

At least 14 people have been killed in a fresh US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan. The attack was reportedly carried out in Kunar province. According to an Afghan lawmaker, all the victims were civilians. However, a local official claims the strike targeted a meeting of...

Drone strikes kill at least 20 Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan — police

At least 20 Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group militants were killed in drone attacks in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, with Assadabad as its capital 185 km east of Kabul, provincial police chief Juma Gul Hemat said Xinhua news agency on Saturday. "Unmanned plane targeted a...

Two explosions hits Afghanistan capital Kabul — casualties feared

Explosion target police vehicle in Kabul city on Saturday, casualties feared -- At least three police officers injured when a magnetic bomb hit police vehicle in Dhburi area of PD3 in Kabul city, officials confirmed. https://twitter.com/BreakingVop/status/919203604329893889 At least 3 police officers injured after magnetic bomb targets...

US drone strike kills 14 civilians in Kunar, Afghanistan

The U.S. drone strike has killed at least 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kunar province on Sunday, according to the reports. https://twitter.com/BREAKING_PTV/status/919124273209495554 --- Stay connected with @VOP_Today, @BreakingVop, @VOPnewsroom and never miss the breaking news stories happening around the world 24/7.

Civilian deaths from Afghan, US airstrikes up to 50% since 2016 — UN

Civilian casualties from Afghan and American airstrikes have risen more than 50 percent since last year, the United Nations said on Thursday. Troops have increased attacks on militants under a new strategy announced by US President Donald Trump in August. As of the end of September,...

Civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan risen more than 50% since last year — UN

Civilian casualties from Afghan and American airstrikes have risen more than 50 percent since last year, the United Nations said on Thursday. Troops have increased attacks on militants under a new strategy announced by US President Donald Trump in August. As of the end of September,...

Over 15 Taliban fighters killd by Afghan airstrikes in eastern Paktia

Up to 15 Taliban fighters have been confirmed dead as Afghan aircrafts targeted militants' hideouts in parts of the eastern Paktia province on Tuesday, said a statement of Interior Ministry released here on Wednesday. According to the statement, 11 militants were killed in Sayed Karam...

12 militants, 5 security personnel killed in Afghanistan’s Kunduz clashes

More than 12 militants and 5 security personnel have been killed in Tuesday as clash erupted in Imam Sahib district of Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Tuesday, reported Xinhua citing the police as saying. "The clash flared up in Qurgan Tipa area of Imam Sahib...

Red Cross to reduce its presence in Afghanistan due to security reasons

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is planning to reduce its presence in Afghanistan due to the dangers posed to its staff there. Zanarelli stressed that the ICRC is not leaving Afghanistan, but only reducing its presence there. She said the biggest challenge...

Red Cross to cut back its presence in Afghanistan

The International Committee of the Red Cross will "drastically" cut back its operations in Afghanistan following attacks that have killed seven of its staff this year, the aid group said on Monday. The International Committee of the Red Cross says it will drastically reduce its...

Already 100 Taliban militants killed by Afghan forces oppositions in Helmand province

More than 90 Taliban militants were killed in a set of raids held in the Gereshk district of the southern Afghan province of Helmand during the last two weeks, local media reported, as cited by Russian Sputnik. The Pajhwok news agency reported Saturday citing the...

Afghan airstrike left 17 terrorists dead, 10 wounded in Uruzgan

Some 17 insurgents have been killed and 10 others wounded after Afghan air force conducted an airstrike in southern province of Uruzgan, the Interior Ministry said Saturday, as cited by Xinhua news agency. "The Afghan air force targeted militants' hideouts in Barakzai region, Chora district,...

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