Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

Afghan security forces fought back a major Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours, officials and residents said on Tuesday, as militants launched assaults around the country after a missed U.S. deadline to withdraw troops. Although the United States did not meet the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in talks with… Read More Afghan Taliban launches major offensive following elapse of U.S. troops withdrawal deadline

At least seven dead following Taliban attack on army outpost in southwest Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents attacked an army outpost in Afghanistan’s southwestern Farah province killing at least seven soldiers, local officials said on Monday, as the country braces for violence after May 1, a previously agreed deadline for foreign troop withdrawal. In a video message to media, Farah Governor Taj Mohammad Jahid said the Taliban had blown up… Read More At least seven dead following Taliban attack on army outpost in southwest Afghanistan

At least three dead, several injured following Afghan Taliban car bomb attack near Kabul

A car bombing near Kabul on Sunday killed at least three Afghan security personnel and injured 12 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. While attacks have continued unabated in Afghanistan, the insurgent Taliban has rarely taken responsibility since the formal start of peace talks and an agreement with the United States… Read More At least three dead, several injured following Afghan Taliban car bomb attack near Kabul

Seven dead, dozens injured following Taliban car bomb attack in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters detonated a car bomb on Monday near an Afghan intelligence agency installation in the central province of Ghazni, killing at least seven people and wounding 40, officials and the Taliban insurgents said. The blast, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when tens of thousands of Afghans are fasting, is the latest in… Read More Seven dead, dozens injured following Taliban car bomb attack in Afghanistan

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

Thirty dead following Taliban suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide attackers killed at least 30 people in Afghanistan on Tuesday, their deadliest bombing taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, although he was unhurt. The attacks happened 11 days before Afghanistan’s presidential elections, which Taliban commanders have vowed to violently disrupt, and follow collapsed peace talks between the United States… Read More Thirty dead following Taliban suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan

Twelve dead, scores injured as Taliban militants attack police headquarters in Afghanistan

Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical officials and the Taliban said. After the blasts, militant gunman opened fire from nearby positions and members of the security forces were… Read More Twelve dead, scores injured as Taliban militants attack police headquarters in Afghanistan

Eleven dead, dozens injured as bus conveying pilgrims sets off landmine in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said. The blast happened in the Khakrez district of Kandahar province at around midday, said Hayatullah Hayat, a spokesman for Kandahar’s governor. A senior health official said 22… Read More Eleven dead, dozens injured as bus conveying pilgrims sets off landmine in southern Afghanistan