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Afghan police discover mass graves after village attack

Afghan police have discovered mass graves containing the bodies of at least 36 victims of a recent militant attack on a village, officials said on Wednesday, as cited by Reuters. One grave in the northern province of Sar-e Pul held 28 bodies and another...

Mass grave with around 40 bodies discovered in northern Sari Pul, Afghanistan

Local Afghans and security forces discovered around 40 bodies in a mass grave in the northern Sari Pul province on Tuesday amid government forces' cleanup operations in the troubled region, reported Xinhua news agency. Militants loyal to the Islamic State group and Taliban outfit have...

US-led airstrike in Afghanistan killed 16 civilians

Afghan officials say at least 16 civilians have been killed by the latest US-led airstrike in the country’s east. A spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province said women and children were among the fatalities. Washington has not commented on the report yet. US airplanes frequently...

Afghan government forces operation killed at least 8 militants

The Afghan security forces have regained control of villages from militants in the northern Badakhshan province, leaving at least 8 insurgents dead and 13 others injured, an official said Saturday. "The strategic areas, including several villages in Tagab district, have been cleared of the Taliban...

Civilians massacre in Afghanistan’s Sar-e Pol by Taliban has risen to 60

The death toll from the massacre of civilians in Afghanistan’s northern province of Sar-e Pol has risen to 60. The mass killing occurred in Mirzawalang after the Taliban claimed they had captured the mainly Shia village over the weekend. The attack was reportedly carried out...

Afghan Taliban release 235 villagers held after attack in Sar-e Pul

The Taliban released 235 villagers held after the insurgents captured a village in the northern province of Sar-e Pul, a senior official said, as cited by Reuters. Provincial Governor Zahir Wadat said the people from Mirza Olang village had arrived in Sar-e Pul, the main...

93 militants killed, 26 injured during Afghan forces’ operations

Up to 93 militants including several commanders have been killed and 26 others injured during Afghan forces' operations in restive provinces over the past 24 hours, said the Defense Ministry. "National security and defense forces conducted 20 clean-up operations, 18 special operations and one night...

34 Taliban militants killed, 29 injured in Afghan police Special Operation

At least thirty-four Taliban militants were killed and 29 others injured after Afghan police launched a Special Operation in the restive northern province of Baghlan, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. "General Command of Police Special Units launched a large-scale counter-insurgency operation in Baghlan-e-Markazi district, Baghlan...

Afghan govt. recaptures western district

Afghan govt. recaptures western district
Afghan security forces have driven Taliban fighters from Taywara District in western Ghor province, a government official said on Friday. Abdul Hai Khateby, provincial governor spokesman, says fighting raged for two days before Afghan soldiers drove them from the district center on Friday. Khateby says 13 Taliban...

149 militants killed, 116 injured on Afghan forces operations past 24h

There are more than 149 militants -- including 9 commanders -- killed and 116 others injured during the security forces operations over the past 24 hours, the Afghan Defense Ministry said on Thursday. The operations were conducted in parts of Nangarhar, Kunar, Nuristan, Kapisa, Wordak,...

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