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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...

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...

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...

Iran remains the main sponsor of terrorism — Trump

The U.S. President Donald Trump said that Iran remains the main sponsor of terrorism associated with Al-Qaida, the Taliban and other organizations. "The regime Remains the leading sponsor of terrorism and helps al-Qaida, the Taliban, Hezbollah and other terrorist networks, and develops and deploys missiles...

Pakistan’s military recovered 5 Western hostages held by Taliban for years

Pakistan's army said Thursday its troops have rescued a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children from "terrorist custody" following a tip from U.S. intelligence agencies. Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their children are on their way home after...

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...

Five Shia Muslims killed in southwest Pakistan

Five Shia Muslims from the ethnic Hazara minority have been gunned down in the country’s southwest. The attack was carried out in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. The assailants on a motorcycle ambushed the car carrying the victims and sprayed it with bullets. There was...

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...

Fughting between Afghan forces, Taliban in Uruzgan left 100 people dead

Over 100 people, including 80 suspected Taliban militants and 24 soldiers have been killed since clashes began in southern Uruzgan province last week, reported Turkish Anadolu Agency on Thursday citing regional district official. The clashes began when a large group of Taliban fighters had stormed...

US does not have any data on Russia’s support for the Taliban

The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said that the US is gathering intelligence about alleged support of the Taliban by Russia in Afghanistan, but for the time being it can not cite facts. At a hearing in the Senate on Tuesday, the minister was...

James Mattis was the target of failed rocket attack near Afghanistan airport — Taliban

Defense Secretary James Mattis was the target of a failed rocket attack near a key Afghanistan airport Wednesday, the Taliban said, though the attack occurred after he had left the airport. Hours after Mattis landed, the rockets were fired at Kabuls Hamid Karzai International Airport...

Afghan air forces attack on militants in Nangarhar killed at least 8

At least eight Taliban militants were killed after Afghan air force struck a militants' hideout in the country's eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The targeted hideout, lying in Nazyan district, southeast of provincial capital Jalalabad city, was destroyed...

Afghan forces operations killed 61 Taliban militants in 24 hours

Up to 61 Taliban militants including their eight local commanders have been killed and 52 others wounded during the series of operations conducted by Afghan forces across the country within the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday, as cited by Xinhua news...

Militant Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region, killing 5

The militant Pakistani Taliban group said it carried out an attack on Sunday that killed five people in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy

A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a NATO military convoy wounding "a small number" of foreign troops and Afghan civilians Monday in Afghanistan, officials say. The Taliban swiftly took credit for the afternoon attack near the U.S.-run Bagram military air base.

More than 30 Taliban killed buring clashes with govt forces in Nuristan, Afghanistan

Up to 30 Taliban fighters were killed and three soldiers injured in a clash took place between the government forces and militants loyal to the Taliban, in eastern Afghan province of Nuristan, a senior provincial official said Monday. The incident took place early Monday morning,...

35 civilians kidnapped by Islamic State, Taliban in Jawzjan, Afghanistan

As many as 35 civilians have been kidnapped by militants loyal to both the Islamic State (IS) and the Taliban in northern Afghanistan's Jawzjan province, locals said Sunday. "Both IS and the Taliban have created checkpoints along the way between Qush Tipa and Darzab districts...

4 militants, including Taliban key commander Mawlawi Ismael, killed in Kunduz, Afghanistan

Some four militants, including Taliban key commander Mawlawi Ismael, were killed in Qala-e-Zal district of Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Sunday, a local official said.

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