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He said the gunbattle lasted several hours and that the Taliban used artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the Ghazni attack in a message to the media. It has been a particularly deadly week in Afghanistan. The Health Ministry ...
Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan killed 14 soldiers and policemen on Monday as Kabul residents prepared to bury their loved ones slain in a horrific bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a voter registration center the day before, killing 57. Prayer services were held for the Kabul victims as ...

KABUL, Afghanistan - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan officials say Taliban attacks on soldiers and police in western Badghis province have killed 14 troops, policemen. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The legislative elections later this year will be followed by a presidential poll in 2019. BBC research earlier this year found that the Afghan government had full control over just 30% of the country, with the rest of the country under significant threat from the Taliban, and, to a lesser extent, IS. Afghanistan's interior minister told ...
An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday two other policemen were wounded in the late Friday night attack.
Local communications officials said the Taliban "believe the Afghan government is utilizing private communication systems for military and intelligence operations," Omidullah Zaheer, communications director of Helmand province, told VOA. "In a note to all communication companies, Taliban warned them ...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Latest on a Taliban attack in Afghanistan (all times local):. 5:40 p.m.. A district governor in Afghanistan's Parwan province says a sticky bomb has destroyed an oil tanker outside the Bagram military base north of the Afghan capital Kabul. U.S. forces are stationed at Bagram.
Although the war in Afghanistan doesn't frequently make headlines, it is now in its 17th year. Is the reinvigorated U.S.-led strategy today—following something of a Taliban comeback after 2014—showing promise in reclaiming momentum on the ground?
Afghan security personnel stand guard near to Khuja Omari district compound after a deadly Taliban attack in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 12, 2018. The Taliban claimed responsibility for a blistering attack early Thursday morning on a government compound in Afghanistan's central province of ...
Taliban attacks overnight in Afghanistan killed at least 13 policemen and wounded several others, officials said Friday. In western Herat province, 10 policemen were killed and four were wounded in Shindand district where fighting with the insurgents lasted for hours. The district governor, Shukrullah ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents overran a government headquarters in southeastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing a district governor and the chief of ... The National Directorate of Security is the Afghan intelligence agency, and its local head is one of the top security officials at the district level.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a blistering attack on a government compound in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni that killed at least 15 ... Mujahid gave a higher casualty figure among the Afghan forces, which the Taliban often do, and a significantly lower death toll among the insurgent ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters attacked a government compound in central Afghanistan overnight, killing three district officials and 15 security forces, authorities said Thursday. The attackers stormed the secure compound in Khuja Omari district Wednesday night, setting off hours of fighting ...
In what could be a sign of the campaign's success, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan recently announced that its efforts to stem Taliban financing by bombing narcotics ... “These efforts have deprived the Taliban of an estimated $200 million in revenue and have demonstrated that Afghan and U.S. forces can strike ...
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 ...
The US accuses Russia of trying to destabilise Afghanistan by supporting the Taliban. Senior US officials have been saying for months that Moscow is even supplying the militants with weapons. Russia and the Taliban, who are historic foes, deny the charges. They come amid what some observers see as a ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- Lawmakers in a restive northeastern province in Afghanistan say Taliban control has deprived hundreds of thousands of students from going to schools. Members of the provincial council in Kunduz, a rural province bordering Tajikistan, say insecurity and Taliban control have ...

Khial Bibi has lost five children and a husband to the war ravaging Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, a Taliban stronghold that has been the scene of deadly militant attacks and bloody gunbattles with government forces for years. "We want the violence to stop," the elderly Bibi says inside a ...
The city was decked out in a dazzle of international flags — all those of the Central Asian nations, Russia, the United States and the European Union. The sight of the Afghan black-red-and-green was particularly striking, as it rarely makes an appearance; indeed, here Afghanistan is often a byword for drugs ...
Kabulov said at a briefing in Moscow that Russia's contacts with the Taliban aim to ensure the safety of Russian citizens in Afghanistan and encourage ... Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who attended the conference in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, has indicated the Taliban could become a political party.
Russia's special envoy to Afghanistan has dismissed claims by the Pentagon that Moscow has provided arms to the Taliban during its 16-year war against U.S. forces and the Afghan government. Zamir Kabulov said at a news briefing in Moscow on March 29 that the Taliban has been able to buy all the ...
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — Senior diplomats have gathered to talk about peace in Afghanistan dozens of times through the years, and the Taliban have ... The difference this time, many of the delegates said at an unusually optimistic conference, was a sweeping offer from the Afghan government on Feb.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, walks with Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, before meeting with Afghan senior government and military leaders in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2018.
"I can confirm there were no NATO or United States Forces - Afghanistan involved in the operation." Local residents denied Gresback's claim that Taliban fighters were killed in the raid. To protest the deaths, Afghans gathered on the streets of Chaparhar with the victims' dead bodies, demanding answers.
Instead, they believe that the American presence is driven by geostrategic and economic objectives. Meanwhile, some American and Afghan officials believe that the Taliban seek to monopolize power, revive the Islamic Emirate that they established in Afghanistan in the 1990s and potentially allow safe ...
One of the best online Twitter trolls isn't a Russian posing as an American political junkie or your crazy uncle with the default egg profile photo. It's a middle-aged dude with a beard and turban whose goal is to retake Afghanistan and implement Sharia law. Yes, it turns out that the Taliban, the former Afghan ...
Awal Khan was taken to a Taliban compound in Gomal district where he was held for hours. ... Kabul, Afghanistan: An Afghan man taken hostage by the Taliban made a dramatic escape by stealing a gun while his captors were praying and shooting dead seven of them and wounding 18 others, officials ...
KABUL: An Afghan man taken hostage by the Taliban made a dramatic escape by stealing a gun while his captors were praying and shooting dead seven of them and wounding 18 others, officials said Thursday. Awal Khan and a local police officer were kidnapped on Wednesday as they were driving in ...
Remember the first pictures most Americans encountered of Afghanistan, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11? The place where ... Amid this gloom, the recent proposal by the Afghan government, with the support of the United States, for peace-making with the Taliban appears to be a godsend. A free pass.
The Taliban is often involved in kidnappings of Afghans and foreigners, sometimes holding people for years for prisoner exchanges. AFP ... Kabul: An Afghan man taken hostage by the Taliban made a dramatic escape by stealing a gun while his captors were praying and shooting dead seven of them and ...
Defying the Taliban: Afghan women apply to join police force. Females in the security services are often treated more harshly by the Taliban which has consistently opposed women's rights. by Tony Birtley ... Critics say the problem lies in the difficulty of changing the conservative mindset in Afghanistan.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan: Now is the best time for the Taliban to negotiate for peace, the top US general in Afghanistan said Wednesday, warning that an increased air and ground campaign against the insurgents would only get worse. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani last month unveiled a plan to open talks ...
Earlier in the year, US President Donald Trump said the White House was not ready to talk with the Taliban, citing the terror group's continued use of violence. The group controlled Afghanistan until 2001, when it was overthrown by the US-led coalition that invaded the country following the 9/11 attacks.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban briefly captured a district in western Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, as security continued to deteriorate in the besieged province of Farah. The fall of the district, Anardarah, came days after the Afghan security forces suffered heavy casualties in another district of ...
A senior US diplomat has said that the United States believes Pakistan can play a much more important role in shaping the Afghan Taliban's behaviour. The statement was made by Alice Wells, principal deputy assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, during a session on Afghanistan and ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — On Feb. 28, President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan made the most comprehensive offer inviting the Taliban to join direct, formal peace talks with the Afghan government. The offer, made without preconditions, recognizes the role of the Taliban in Afghan politics and seeks to proceed ...
"So, the Afghan government's ability to manage conclusion to a piece and to manage its own security and territory in a responsible fashion will all feed into the international assessment of how we need to structure our future relations with the government of Afghanistan," Wells said, responding to a question ...
(CNN) Here in the 17th year of American conflict in Afghanistan, and in the 39th year overall of nearly continuous strife there, everyone seems to be ... Despite the infusion of $70 billion by the United States to train and equip Afghan security forces, the Taliban remain in control of or exert influence in over ...
FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. With U.S. support, the Afghan government has made a surprising new peace offer to the Taliban, only to immediately run into a wall. The insurgents show no ...
Despite U.S. support, the Afghan government's surprising new peace offer to the Taliban is running into a wall. ... Laurel Miller, who until last June was a senior American diplomat for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said the U.S. should be clearer about what it's willing to negotiate on, including when it might start ...
The U.S. involvement in the Afghan conflict is now in its 17th year, and 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in 2017 alone. All sides are hung up on even the format for potential negotiations. The Obama administration's peace push, which relied heavily on Afghanistan's neighbor Pakistan, ...
He was seized in a raid in Helmand province, now a Taliban stronghold. Photographs showed a man in his forties, with a reddish beard, wearing traditional Afghan dress under a khaki military jacket and topped with a black turban. He gave his name as Abdul Wadood and is believed to be a military adviser ...
The Afghan Ministry of Defense confirmed Thursday that a video circulating on social media of a captured foreign fighter in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province is authentic and the suspect is a German national who has worked for the Taliban for more than eight years. "Monday night, our commando ...
According to a recent survey by the BBC news network, the Taliban are active in 70 percent of Afghanistan's districts, fully controlling four percent of the country and demonstrating an open physical presence in another 66 percent. On Wednesday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered to recognise the ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan renewed a call on Wednesday for the Taliban to join peace talks, offering to treat the insurgent group as a legitimate political party, though it has repeatedly rejected similar proposals. In the latest overture, Mr. Ghani said his government would ...
But this was often couched with the Taliban's renunciation of violence and distancing from al Qaeda, or a military win for the Afghan-US coalition that would put these allies in a position of strength ahead of negotiations. Yet on Wednesday, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani swept away over a decade of ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban staged three attacks in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 20 Afghan soldiers as a high-level NATO delegation was visiting the country to discuss the peace process. The insurgents have been striking checkpoints and small outposts at night in the turbulent ...
Fighters with Afghanistan's Taliban militia stand with their weapons in the Ahmad Aba district on the outskirts of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, Afghanistan, on July 18, 2017. Taliban militants launched an offensive on three checkpoints in and around the western Afghan province of Farah on ...
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a bomb blast has killed five people, including a police commander, in the southern Kandahar province, an attack claimed by the Taliban. A Kandahar police spokesman says Col. Janan Mama, commander of the border rapid reaction force, three of ...
Russia is supporting and even supplying arms to the Taliban, the head of US forces in Afghanistan has told the BBC. In an exclusive interview, Gen John Nicholson said he'd seen "destabilising activity by the Russians." He said Russian weapons were smuggled across the Tajik border to the Taliban, but ...


 

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