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US, Afghan forces kill more civilians than insurgents do: UN

24 Apr 2019

US, Afghan forces kill more civilians than insurgents do: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by the US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released today revealed.

Afghanistan: Army helicopter crash kills all 25 on board

31 Oct 2018

Afghanistan: Army helicopter crash kills all 25 on board

Due to bad weather, an army helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed today in Farah province, Afghanistan, killing all 25 onboard.

Taliban kills 10 Afghanistan security forces in separate assaults

17 Sep 2018

Taliban kills 10 Afghanistan security forces in separate assaults

In two separate incidents, the Taliban today killed at least 10 Afghan police and military officers, officials said.

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks military security-post, police-checkpoint; 19 killed, 13 injured

12 Jul 2018

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks military security-post, police-checkpoint; 19 killed, 13 injured

The Taliban fighters tried to overrun a military security post in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, using artillery shells, which killed 15 soldiers and injured 13.

Big hugs, selfies among Taliban, Afghan forces as ceasefire holds

16 Jun 2018

Big hugs, selfies among Taliban, Afghan forces as ceasefire holds

Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other in eastern Afghanistan today, as an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country held for the second day of Eid.

Taliban raid on Afghan military base kills 17: Officials

09 Jun 2018

Taliban raid on Afghan military base kills 17: Officials

At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters stormed a military base in western Afghanistan, hours before the group announced a ceasefire.

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

09 Jun 2018

Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

The Taliban has today announced a three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though it said operations against "foreign occupiers" would continue.

5 police officers killed in Taliban attack in Kandahar province

07 May 2018

5 police officers killed in Taliban attack in Kandahar province

At least five Afghan police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack on their patrol in southern Kandahar province, an official said.

Multiple terror attacks strike Afghanistan leaving at least 24 dead

24 Feb 2018

Multiple terror attacks strike Afghanistan leaving at least 24 dead

At least 24 people have been killed and several others injured in four different terror attacks in Afghanistan.

50 people killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan

27 May 2017

50 people killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan

At least 14 people were killed and eight others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province.

Pakistan - Killed 50 Afghan soldiers on border

09 May 2017

Pakistan - Killed 50 Afghan soldiers on border

Pakistani officials said they killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers and destroyed 5 of their border check posts, a charge which Afghanistan vehemently denies.

Death toll in Taliban attack on Afghan military base 140

22 Apr 2017

Death toll in Taliban attack on Afghan military base 140

In one of the deadliest attacks on an Afghan airbase, Taliban militants disguised as military killed at least 140 soldiers in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Several others were wounded.

Taliban strikes: Dozens killed in attack on army-base in Afghanistan

22 Apr 2017

Taliban strikes: Dozens killed in attack on army-base in Afghanistan

Taliban militants disguised as Afghan soldiers attacked a key army base in Northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing dozens of soldiers.