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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.

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.

Afghan Taliban fighters close in on provincial city

Afghan Taliban fighters close in on provincial city

A Farah government official and several residents said security forces were engaged in police districts two and three, around 4 km from the city centre.

Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed early Sunday when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive.

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.

US probe clears forces over civilian deaths in Kunduz

US probe clears forces over civilian deaths in Kunduz

A US military investigation confirmed that dozens of Afghan civilians were killed in a special forces operation near the northern city of Kunduz last year, but found troops had acted in self-defence.

Taliban fighters enter northern city of Kunduz

Taliban fighters enter northern city of Kunduz

Taliban fighters attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz overnight, entering urban areas and threatening a repeat of the assault in which they seized the city exactly a year ago.

Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in Uruzgan

Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in Uruzgan

Exhausted Afghan security forces were surrounded on Friday by Taliban fighters in the capital of Afghanistan's south-central province of Uruzgan, a day after fighting off a concerted push by the militants, officials said.