Taliban fighters stormed some 15 security posts in three different districts in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province overnight, killing at least 27 policemen.
Taliban fighters stormed some 15 security posts in southern Kandahar province overnight, killing a total 22 policemen.
Afghan forces have struggled to combat a resurgent Taliban since the US and NATO forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014.
In western Farah province, police chief Abdul Maruf Fulad said that the Taliban attacked a government compound in Shibkho district, killing three policemen.
The Canadian-American family was captured by Taliban terrorists from Afghanistan in 2012 and kept as hostages.
On August 29, a suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Kabul killed at least five people.
aliban on Tuesday warned that the US would lose many more lives in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump approved increasing the number of American troops in the country.
The Islamic State, Taliban, Al-Qaeda are most dreaded terror groups of the world and are responsible for over 50 per cent of all the deaths from terrorism in 2015.
Malala Yousafzai, one of the bravest women mankind has ever seen, turns 20.
In a damning report, the Pentagon has said Afghan-oriented militant groups, including the Taliban and Haqqani Network, benefit from "support" from elements of the Pakistan government
Pakistan is still a sanctuary for the Taliban and Haqqani network and more of a threat than an ally," the US think tank said in its report.
Eminent experts have told US lawmakers that Afghanistan’s relationship with India is “unacceptable” to Pakistan, whichis using proxies like the Haqqani network and Taliban against its neighbours.
In its first ‘Watch List 2017’ of the year, the think-tank said that Pakistan is unwilling to facilitate talks between Taliban and Afghanistan and continues to support proxies.
India has denied the allegations saying ‘there was no credibility to the claims’.
Russia denies that it provides any such support to the Taliban, which ruled Afghanistan until the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.
Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and the army chief, General Qadam Shah Shahim, resigned on Monday in the wake of an attack at an army base in Balkh that left over 140 soldiers dead.
More than 50 Afghan troops were killed on Friday after a group of Taliban insurgents launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan.