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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.

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.

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.

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.

IS fighters surrender in Afghanistan's north, officials say

IS fighters surrender in Afghanistan's north, officials say

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.

Exiled Afghan Vice President Dostum due to return home

Exiled Afghan Vice President Dostum due to return home

Government spokesman Haroon Chakansuri confirmed that Dostum would return home on a chartered aircraft on Sunday and would be given an official reception.

IS, Taliban infighting leaves over 120 dead in northern Afghanistan

IS, Taliban infighting leaves over 120 dead in northern Afghanistan

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.

Islamic State fighters kill at least 15 Taliban in Afghanistan

Islamic State fighters kill at least 15 Taliban in Afghanistan

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.

Taliban attacks kill nine security personnel in northern Afghanistan

Taliban attacks kill nine security personnel in northern Afghanistan

At least nine Afghan army soldiers were killed after Taliban militants attacked their checkpoints in northern Kunduz province, officials say