Afghan Taliban

12 killed, scores wounded in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing

Twelve people are killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar, police and medical officials...

November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017

20 Afghan cops killed in Taliban attack

The Afghan Taliban attacks more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 15, officials say, as militants killed eight soldiers in...

October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017

Dozens killed as Taliban attack Afghan bases

Militants launches two separate attacks on Afghan security installations killing dozens of soldiers, the latest in a series of devastating assaults this week that have left more than 120 people...

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34

At least 34 people are killed when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy...

April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

The Afghan Taliban announce the start of their "spring offensive", saying they would target foreign forces in the country, heralding a fresh round of fighting in the drawn-out conflict.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman says in a statement, the group's first official confirmation that Mansour was killed...

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Afghan police man kills 10 colleagues

An Afghan policeman, suspected of collaborating with insurgents, drug and then shoot dead 10 of his colleagues in the southern province of Uruzgan, officials say.

December 24, 2015
December 24, 2015

Afghan forces 'kill Taliban fighters'

A local Taliban commander and 50 fighters have been killed in overnight fighting in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghan officials say.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

Afghan Taliban: Helmand town police HQ ‘under siege’

The police HQ in the strategic Afghan town of Sangin remains under siege after a Taliban attack, officials say.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Taliban bomb kills six foreign soldiers

A suicide vehicle bomb attack on a patrol near a base at Bagram in eastern Afghanistan kills six foreign soldiers and injured three, Nato says.

December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015

Kandahar airport clash ‘leaves 46 dead’

At least 46 security personnel, Taliban fighters and civilians have been killed in clashes in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials say.