Afghanistan


Afghan police shoot dead gunmen who stormed bank

2017-05-21 15:04

Three people have been killed and 30 others injured after gunmen stormed a bank in Afghanistan, but police shot and killed the robbers before they could get away.

US weighs more troops for Afghanistan

2017-05-15 06:44

Hanging in a corridor outside the Pentagon press office, a blow-up of a Time magazine cover shows a weary US soldier drawing deeply on his cigarette. Barbed wire and snowy foothills loom behind him...

Pentagon: ISIS in Afghanistan leader killed in April raid

2017-05-08 11:03

The Pentagon says a military raid last month did in fact kill the head of the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan.

WATCH: Africa's former child soldiers used as cheap labour in Iraq, Afghanistan

2017-05-04 10:17

Former child soldiers from Sierra Leone and Uganda are being used as cheap labour for operations in Iraq and Afghanisatan, according to a new documentary on Al Jazeera.

'Shockingly high' losses for Afghan forces over winter

2017-05-01 20:00

Levels of violence generally dip in winter months, but this year Taliban carried out several major attacks, says report.

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

2017-04-28 14:33

The Afghan Taliban has launched their "spring offensive", heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago.

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

2017-04-24 13:44

The Afghan defence minister and his army chief have resigned, days after a Taliban attack at a military base in northern Afghanistan killed or wounded more than 100 soldiers.

'More than 50' Afghan troops killed in attack

2017-04-21 21:08

"More than 50 Afghan soldiers have been killed" in a Taliban attack on their base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Top US official visits Afghanistan after huge bomb attack

2017-04-16 20:13

US National Security Advisor General HR McMaster has arrived in Kabul just days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS hideouts.

Officials: No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb

2017-04-14 18:49

Pentagon officials say the US commander in Afghanistan who ordered the use of the "mother of all bombs", did not need approval in advance from President Donald Trump.

 

Eight police killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

2017-05-18 20:02

Afghan official says eight police have been killed in attacks on three checkpoints in southern Kandahar province.

US considers 'boosting troop presence' in Afghanistan

2017-05-10 10:26

A Washington report says US military officials have drafted a proposal for Donald Trump's administration to increase the number of soldiers in Afghanistan.

Pakistan says inflicted heavy losses on Afghan border forces

2017-05-07 18:41

Pakistan's military says it has killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers in a clash on a major border crossing, a claim quickly rejected by Kabul.

Powerful blast targets foreign forces in Kabul

2017-05-03 08:36

A powerful blast targeting a convoy of foreign forces near the US embassy in Kabul killed at least eight people and wounded 25, mainly civilians, officials said, the latest attack in the Afghan capital.

US Marines return to Afghanistan's Helmand province

2017-04-30 06:14

US Marines have returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province, becoming the first to be deployed in the war-torn country since Nato forces ended their combat role.

US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

2017-04-25 08:48

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top US military officials say.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

2017-04-22 10:14

More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a co-ordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry says.

Afghan officials: Taliban stone alleged adulterers to death

2017-04-17 13:04

An Afghan official says that Taliban militants have stoned a man and a woman accused of adultery to death.

ISIS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

2017-04-15 19:17

Afghan authorities have reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring 90 Islamic State fighters have died in the blast.

ISIS denies suffering casualties from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

2017-04-14 17:45

The Islamic State group has denied that it suffered casualties from the US military's largest non-nuclear bomb which hit its mountain hideouts in Afghanistan, in a statement on its propaganda agency Amaq.

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