Afghanistan: Militant attack left two killed in Helmand

HELMAND: Two body guards of a district governor were killed after unidentified gunmen shot at them in volatile Helmand province last night. Yousuf, Governor of Girishk District was in the capital city of his...

Taliban warn IS leader not to interfere in Afghanistan

KABUL: The Taliban on Tuesday warned the leader of the self-styled Islamic State group against waging a parallel insurgency in Afghanistan, after a string of defections and reported clashes with militants loyal to Islamic...

Afghan security forces kill 83 militants in newest military operations

KABUL: 83 militants have been killed and 53 others wounded in newest military operations across the country, Afghanistan Ministry of Defense announced on Monday morning. A statement issued by the ministry states that the...

Roadside bomb kills 4, including district chief: Afghan official

KABUL: An Afghan official says four people, including a district chief, have been killed by a roadside bomb in a region of northern Afghanistan that has been largely peaceful until now. Senatullah Tumor, the...

Afghan Taliban kill 17 policemen in Helmand

 KABUL: Over a dozen policemen were killed in a militant ambush in Musa Qala District of southern Helmand province. Mohammad Issa, governor of Musa Qala District said that heavy clash erupted between Afghan National...

Afghanistan’s Sikhs feel alienated, pressured to leave

KABUL: Afghanistan's once thriving Sikh community is dwindling fast as many choose to leave the country of their birth to escape what they say is growing intolerance and discrimination. Once boasting as many as...

Afghan Taliban hold informal talks in Norway

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban on Friday admitted taking part in informal talks in Norway with an Afghan delegation, reportedly made up of women, signalling a nascent dialogue despite an escalating militant offensive. Official efforts...

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