Five Afghan policemen killed as Taliban attacks security checkpoint

Five Afghan policemen died in a Taliban attack on a security checkpoint near a copper mine on Tuesday, officials in the region said, a day after the insurgents decided to resume operations against local forces. The Taliban is yet to confirm or deny responsibility for the attack in eastern Afghanistan. The militants had a reduction… Read More Five Afghan policemen killed as Taliban attacks security checkpoint

Thirteen Afghan security forces killed as Taliban militants attack checkpoint in Kabul

The Taliban launched an attack early on Monday on a newly established joint Afghan army and police checkpoint in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least 13 soldiers and policemen, according to a provincial official. Afghan reinforcements were subsequently dispatched to the site of the attack in Khogyani district but were repeatedly ambushed along the way.… Read More Thirteen Afghan security forces killed as Taliban militants attack checkpoint in Kabul

Sixteen police, two civilians killed as Afghan Taliban militants launch attacks following end of ceasefire

Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, officials said on Friday. The Taliban, fighting to reimpose strict Islamic law after their 2001 ouster, resumed their campaign on Thursday after rejecting President Ashraf Ghani’s request… Read More Sixteen police, two civilians killed as Afghan Taliban militants launch attacks following end of ceasefire

Scores killed as Taliban militants attack various centres in Afghanistan

​ Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others. The deadliest attack hit a police training centre attached to the police headquarters in Gardez, main city of Paktia province. Two Taliban suicide car bombers paved the… Read More Scores killed as Taliban militants attack various centres in Afghanistan

Six dead, dozens injured as suicide bomber, gunmen attack police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan

At least six police were killed and dozens of people wounded when as many as six gunmen and a suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday morning, officials said. It took Afghan security forces most of the day to kill the last gunmen, who had barricaded themselves in a kitchen in… Read More Six dead, dozens injured as suicide bomber, gunmen attack police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan