The Taliban captured a district center Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 government soldiers. The fighting comes as Russia asserted the Taliban is getting stronger and called for increased efforts to reach a negotiated settlement to the 17-year-old war.
At least six militants have been killed and 11 others sustained injuries as a clash erupted between security forces and the Taliban fighters in Shamulzayi district of the southern Zabul province, said an army statement released here Monday.
Seven Taliban fighters including a mine maker were confirmed dead as fighting aircraft targeted Taliban hideouts in Andar and Gero districts of the restive Ghazni province on Saturday, provincial government spokesman Aref Nuri said Sunday.
At least 13 civilians, including several children, were killed in American airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan that were carried out in support of an Afghan-led operation against the Taliban, local officials and tribal elders said on Sunday.
A clash between government forces and the Taliban fighters has left four local police and three militants dead in Khawja Ghar district of Afghanistan's northern Takhar province on Sunday, district governor Mohammad Omar confirmed.
AVA- Clashes between security forces and Taliban fighters left eight dead including seven insurgents and one security man in the western Badghis province on Tuesday night, provincial government spokesman Jamshid Shahabi said on Wednesday.
According to the official, the clashes erupted in Qadis and ...