Gulf Times - Ghazni
Taliban claims American plane 'crashed' in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban claims American plane 'crashed' in eastern Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed a US forces aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan Monday hours after a plane went down into an area controlled largely by the insurgents.

14 Taliban militants killed in security operations in Afghanistan

14 Taliban militants killed in security operations in Afghanistan

Fourteen Taliban militants were killed in separate security operations by Afghan and coalition forces in Ghazni and central Logar provinces in central and eastern Afghanistan.

Three US service members killed in Afghanistan blast

Three US service members killed in Afghanistan blast

A roadside bomb blast killed three US service members and wounded three others near the central Afghan city of Ghazni on Tuesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said.

Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of highways in Ghazni province

Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of highways in Ghazni province

Heavily armed Taliban fighters destroyed bridges near the central city of Ghazni on Saturday, closing the main highway between the capital Kabul and southern Afghanistan, officials said.

Afghanistan announces Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan announces Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday.

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 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.

Taliban launch three-pronged assault on Ghazni city

Taliban launch three-pronged assault on Ghazni city

Taliban fighters launched a three-pronged attack on parts of the central-eastern Afghan city of Ghazni overnight, driving a Humvee packed with explosives into the entrance of a district governor's compound during the assault.