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The action has since led to scores of coordinated guerrilla-style raids and bombings against Afghan security forces. On Saturday, the Taliban overran a district center in the troubled northern province of Kunduz, where a major insurgent attack two days ago killed 14 Afghan soldiers. Separately, a Taliban ...
Plot to bomb NATO compound in Kabul foiled. AFGHAN security forces have thwarted an alleged plot by insurgents armed with rockets to attack diplomatic missions and the NATO compound in Kabul. Charles Miranda in Kabul. News Corp Australia NetworkApril 29, 20188:16am. Video; Image ...

"Our main contribution to make sure that the elections can be held in a safe and secure way is to continue to provide support to the Afghan security forces with training, with advice and also with funding," alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels on April 26, on the eve of a meeting of NATO ...
... when he was attacked," police official Asmatullah Alizai told RFE/RL. Alizai said Shakeb's bodyguard was also seriously injured in the attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Taliban insurgents control large swaths of eastern Logar Province, and frequently attack Afghan security forces.
While American military commanders have since reported progress on the battlefield, the Taliban has responded by increasing attacks against Afghan security forces and making territorial gains. The insurgent group currently controls or contests more than 44 percent of Afghanistan, according to recent U.S. ...
The militants warned local mobile operators to shut down their operation during the night in remote districts, in an effort to prevent providing security tips by local to the security forces. Violence has been on the rise as Afghan security forces struggle against a surge in attacks by anti-government fighters since ...

Afghanistan will hold parliamentary elections in October. Last week, three police officers responsible for guarding voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants, according to authorities. Afghan security forces have struggled to prevent attacks by the Islamic State affiliate as well as ...
Afghan security forces have struggled to prevent a recent surge in attacks both by the local Islamic State affiliate as well as the more firmly established Taliban. The attacks increased after the United States and NATO concluded their combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014. Both groups regularly ...
The deputy chief of army staff for the Afghan Air Force Major General Abdul Wahab Wardak, who registered in Kabul on Saturday, assured the people that Afghan security forces will ensure the safety of the election process. “Security of all centers specified by the (election) commission will be ensured by the ...
Dozens of suspected Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants were killed by Afghan security forces in the past 24 hours across the country, Afghan authorities said on April 21. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that 21 suspected Taliban militants, including a local commander, were killed in raids in ...
For instance, the capital of Lashkar Gah has been under significant Taliban pressure for more than two years. In late 2016, the Taliban surrounded the provincial capital, ambushed Afghan security forces, and killed more than 200 security personnel. The Taliban routinely conduct suicide attacks, ambushes, ...
KABUL: The Afghan government said on Wednesday that the seizure of a major Taliban arms supply line in Paktia province will contribute to a significant drop in violence in the country's southeast region. Military officials earlier confirmed on Tuesday that security forces cut off a vital Taliban supply line ...
In this new role, Poppas helps synchronize all operations in Afghanistan for both support functions and combat-enabling functions with Afghan security forces at the tactical level, according to the release. "I couldn't think of two better outfits to have here in Afghanistan at the same time," Nicholson said about ...
The Afghan security forces have thwarted a plot by the militants to detonate an improvised explosive device in Afghan's capital city Kabul. A remote-controlled improvised explosive device was discovered from the 5th police district of the city before it was detonated, reported Khaama Press, citing, the ...
Following an overnight operation, the Dand-e-Ptan area has been cleared of Taliban and check points will be established, said officials. Thumbnail. Military officials on Tuesday said the Afghan security forces have shut down one of the Taliban's strategic supply routes in the south-east – a gravel road ...
The clashes started in Dand-e-Patan district of the province and both sides are using heavy weapons, officials said. “The clashes started after the Afghan and foreign troops tried to close a Taliban transit route close to the Durand Line but the Pakistani forces started shelling the Afghan security forces,” local ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — A day after Afghan security forces killed or wounded more than 100 people in the bombing of a religious seminary where they said senior Taliban figures had gathered, officials on Tuesday admitted that civilians had been among the casualties. For much of Monday, even as the ...

He said that would require a decision made through the leadership in Kabul and the Pentagon to allow American commanders to distribute the devices to even more Afghan security forces. With the night-vision devices, Taliban fighters have been able to approach Afghan bases nearly undetected before ...
“CSTC-A management and oversight of the direct funding is intended to increase [Afghan security forces] effectiveness and capabilities so the [forces] can become more professional and increasingly self-sustaining.” Officials from the command, which is charged with funding and training Afghan forces, ...
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces have identified key areas of the country that must be secure for elections later this year and have planned a series of military operations to free them from Taliban control, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford ...
Following an overnight operation, the Dand-e-Ptan area has been cleared of Taliban and check points will be established, said officials. Thumbnail. Military officials on Tuesday said the Afghan security forces have shut down one of the Taliban's strategic supply routes in the south-east – a gravel road ...
At least 13 Afghan security forces have been killed in suspected Taliban attacks in western Herat Province, officials say. Ten police were killed and four wounded in the Shindad district, where fighting with the militants lasted for hours, Shukrullah Shaker, the district governor, said on April 13. An unspecified ...
He estimated roughly 50 percent of Helmand to be under Afghan government control, and this control is focused on the central area, where most people live. He stressed that the “nature of the strategy is very important,” adding that Afghan security forces “know we are going to be with them.” As such, he has ...
US-led NATO soldiers are training the Afghan police, the army and other agencies as they wind down their commitments in the country. This photo taken on April 15, 2018 shows Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers marching during a training exercise of a graduation ceremony at a training center in Herat ...
Authorities in Afghanistan say the latest Taliban and Islamic State attacks have killed 19 people, mostly government security forces. Taliban insurgents attacked a registration center for potential voters late Sunday in the northwestern Badghis province, killing nine Afghan National Army soldiers and ...
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other Afghan leaders have repeatedly offered peace talks with the Taliban. However, the insurgent group has categorically rejected the offer, saying there will be no talks until foreign troops leave the country. Since Jan. 1, 2015, Afghan security forces have assumed the ...
And I fully support the NATO efforts to strengthen the training mission with a view to increasing the capability of the Afghan security forces to take care of their own security. "What we need now is to maintain a sizeable force, NATO force, to help the Afghans when it comes to security." Britain's combat role ...
At least five insurgents were killed in joint Afghan security forces operations in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement on Monday. In addition, two other insurgents were wounded, and another was arrested. The operation was launched in Nangarhar, Paktia, Kandahar ...
Afghan security forces have since enhanced security around the capital and stepped up raids against suspected militant hideouts. The raids also led the intelligence agency to an IS safe house in Kabul's Qala-e-Walid neighborhood that was filled with explosives and suicide vests. Information gleaned from ...
Not only does this war continue, now the longest in our national history, but new release of information (Think Pentagon Papers) has revealed that Pentagon funding has gone to Afghan security forces which have engaged in child sexual assault and other "gross violations of human rights". Over 70 billion ...
In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Afghan security personnel stand guard as black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Islamic State group and the Taliban are competing to take credit for a horrific spike in violence in Afghanistan over the last month, ...
TOLO news reported that two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at the university gate. Militants set off bombs and opened fire. Afghan security forces told reporters that rocket-propelled grenades and guns were used for the attack, the report added. The clash between insurgents and security forces ...
But that's no excuse for tolerating wanton sexual abuse by the Afghan security forces. Afghans have been warring almost constantly since the 1970s — first against Soviet invaders, followed by warlord-led militia battles that ended when the Taliban achieved dominance in 1996. Thugs and criminals ...
Unrest caused by the Taliban has forced dozens of families in Afghanistan's western Farah province to flee to neighboring areas. Internally-displaced families accuse the Taliban overrunning a number of Afghan security check posts and killing Afghan soldiers on a daily bases and say the province is on the ...
Afghanistan was back in the news last weekend following a deadly suicide attack by Taliban extremists detonating an explosive-packed ambulance in the Embassy district of Kabul which killed 95 and wounded another 140 civilians. This of course is only the latest such brazen attack in the Afghan capital in ...
The recent brutal attacks have underscored the weaknesses of Afghan security forces, more than 16 years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban, and raise questions about President Donald Trump's strategy for winning America's longest war. The Taliban have been waging an insurgency since ...
Afghan security forces have struggled to fight the Taliban since the U.S. and NATO formally ended their combat mission in 2014. President Donald Trump has pursued a plan that involves sending thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan and envisions shifting away from a “time-based” approach to one ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban drove an ambulance packed with explosives into a crowded Kabul street on Saturday, setting off an enormous blast that killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others, adding to the grim toll in what has been one of the most violent stretches of the long war, Afghan ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Afghan national security forces killed a divisional commander of Taliban so-called Special Force or Sara Qetta in northern province of Kunduz on Friday, an army source said Saturday. "Mumtaz was killed together with two of his comrades and three militants ...
If the situation in Balkh further escalates and Afghan security forces are asked to take action against the same person from whom they have been taking orders for more than a decade, it is very likely that at least some local officials would ignore orders from Kabul and even take up arms against forces loyal ...
KABUL, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 militants have reportedly been killed in the eastern Paktika and northern Kunduz provinces as Afghan security forces conducted airstrikes against Taliban hideouts on Monday night, officials said Tuesday. Acting upon intelligence reports, the government forces ...
Afghan security forces have said the standoff ended Sunday when they killed the last of the militants. More than 150 people were rescued or escaped during the siege, including 41 foreigners. Some hid in bathtubs or under mattresses as the attackers roamed the hotel's hallways killing people.
In a 2015 article, The New York Times referred to sexual abuse of young boys by Afghan security forces as "rampant." The report was prepared by SIGAR after nearly 100 members of Congress, in response to the Times article, asked that the inspector general investigate the alleged sexual abuse.
The 1st SFAB's mission is a critical one: to build the capacity and readiness of Afghan security forces rather than simply annihilate insurgent groups like the Taliban and ISIS. Teaching Afghan security forces to fight means, inevitably, avoiding the brutal, entrenched insurgencies that took root following the ...
Afghan security forces stand guard at the entrance gate of the Intercontinental Hotel a day after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 22, 2018. Credit: Omar Sobhani/Reuters. Afghan security officials met on Monday to draw up a response to a deadly attack on Kabul's Hotel Intercontinental that exposed ...
... the provincial police chief. No one immediately claimed the attack, but Walizada blamed Taliban insurgents, who often plant roadside bombs to target Afghan security forces. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
... of Herat, a roadside bomb struck a vehicle carrying 13 civilians, killing all but one of them, said Abdul Ahad Walizada, a spokesman for the provincial police chief. No one immediately claimed the attack, but Walizada blamed Taliban insurgents, who often plant bombs to target Afghan security forces.
Nangarhar provincial officials said hundreds of local men, armed by Afghan National Directorate of Security, are ready to fight against IS in Khogyani district where joint Afghan security forces recently ended a 15-day long anti-IS operation. "For the time we have 300 men ready to protect their villages ...
Several militants were also killed and wounded during the gun battle, but their number could not be exactly specified as the militants evacuated their casualties after the fighting, according to Nazari. The Afghan security forces' casualties have risen since the beginning of 2015 when Afghan soldiers and ...
US President Donald Trump in August unveiled a new strategy for Afghanistan, vowing to deploy more troops, on top of the 11,000 already in the country, to train and advise Afghan security forces. Afghanistan is expected to top the agenda when Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets Trump next ...


 

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