Afghan officials say Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes
The leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan was killed by airstrikes over the weekend along with 10 other people, government officials said Sunday following a string of deadly attacks by the extremist group. The intelligence agency said Saad Arhabi died in a joint operation with coalition forces late Saturday in the group's eastern…
Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer
Afghanistan was waiting Monday for a Taliban response to President Ashraf Ghani's proposal of a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.
At least nine killed in Kabul blast
At least nine people were killed when a blast at an education centre rocked a minority Shiite area of western Kabul Wednesday, officials said, in the latest suspected attack in Afghanistan's war-weary capital.
Taliban capture northern Afghan base, kill at least 14 soldiers
Taliban fighters overran a northern Afghan army base, officials said Tuesday, killing at least 14 soldiers with dozens feared captured and others said to have fled in the latest blow to the country's security forces.
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, while residents reported food and medicine shortages four days after fighting began.
Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan
A suicide bomber killed three foreign soldiers in an attack on a patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, NATO's mission in the country said.
Twin suicide blasts kill at least 20 inside Afghan Shiite mosque
Burqa-clad suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan Friday as it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens in the latest attack on the minority.
Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high
The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.
US soldier killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan
A US soldier was killed and two others wounded in an "apparent insider attack" in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, NATO said.
Blast rocks Afghan city killing at least seven
An explosion in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least seven people, officials said Sunday. A hospital official told AFP that seven bodies and several wounded had been taken to the medical facility in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. Ghani's spokesman confirmed the president was still in…