Gulf Times - Afghanistan
Gunmen attack intelligence training centre in Kabul

Gunmen attack intelligence training centre in Kabul

Several gunmen were firing on a training facility overseen by the National Security Directorate -- Afghanistan's intelligence agency -- from a nearby construction site.

More than 40 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan base

More than 40 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan base

There was no immediate comment from the ministry of defence but officials in the area said nine police and 35 soldiers were killed in the attack.

Taliban storm northern base as Afghan forces fight in Ghazni

Taliban storm northern base as Afghan forces fight in Ghazni

Taliban fighters overran a northern Afghan army base, killing at least 17 soldiers with dozens feared captured in a stinging blow to security forces already struggling to push insurgents from eastern Ghazni.

At least 100 security forces killed in fight for Afghan city

At least 100 security forces killed in fight for Afghan city

At least 100 Afghan security forces have been killed as troops backed by US airpower struggled to push the Taliban from embattled Ghazni city, officials said Monday ...

Afghan special forces sent to Ghazni as casualties mount

Afghan special forces sent to Ghazni as casualties mount

The attack on Ghazni, a strategic centre on the main road linking the capital Kabul with southern Afghanistan, has come as a severe blow to President Ashraf Ghani.

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

Taliban fighters continued to roam Ghazni, torching government offices and in control of several police checkpoints.

Taliban, Kabul govt both claim embattled Afghan city

Taliban, Kabul govt both claim embattled Afghan city

Both Taliban and government forces claimed they were in control of the eastern Afghan city of Ghazni Saturday, after insurgents stormed the provincial capital, triggering fierce fighting.

Qatar condemns attack on Afghan city

Qatar condemns attack on Afghan city

Qatar has strongly condemned the attack that took place in the western Afghan city of Herat, killing two children and wounding 10 civilians.

Taliban fighters storm Afghan city before security forces hit back

Taliban fighters storm Afghan city before security forces hit back

Heavily armed Taliban fighters attacked the strategic central Afghan city of Ghazni on Friday, burning police checkpoints and seizing control of parts of the centre before being driven back by US-backed forces, officials said.

Suicide bomber kills three in attack on NATO patrol in Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills three in attack on NATO patrol in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on a foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, and Taliban militants claimed responsibility.

Foreigners kidnapped and killed in Kabul in 'terrorist' incident

Foreigners kidnapped and killed in Kabul in 'terrorist' incident

An Afghan official on Friday described the kidnapping and killing of three foreigners in Kabul province as a terrorist incident, most probably carried out by Taliban militants.

61 people freed from Taliban prison in southern Afghanistan

61 people freed from Taliban prison in southern Afghanistan

Special forces have freed 61 prisoners from a Taliban-controlled jail in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, an official said Friday.