Several gunmen were firing on a training facility overseen by the National Security Directorate -- Afghanistan's intelligence agency -- from a nearby construction site.
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 ...
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.
Taliban fighters continued to roam Ghazni, torching government offices and in control of several police checkpoints.
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.
A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on a foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, and Taliban militants claimed responsibility.
Special forces have freed 61 prisoners from a Taliban-controlled jail in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, an official said Friday.
More than 150 Islamic State fighters surrendered in Afghanistan on Wednesday, Afghan officials said, a move which they and the Taliban hailed as the end of the extremist group in the north of the country.
Government spokesman Haroon Chakansuri confirmed that Dostum would return home on a chartered aircraft on Sunday and would be given an official reception.
Bloody clashes between Islamic State and Taliban fighters have left more than 120 dead on both sides over the past three days in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province, officials said Thursday.
The attack, in Sayyad district of Sar-e Pul, followed reports from local officials of fighting between Islamic State and Taliban militants in other northern provinces over recent days.
At least nine Afghan army soldiers were killed after Taliban militants attacked their checkpoints in northern Kunduz province, officials say