Asia

Afghan forces struck by 'erroneous' air attack

At least 10 killed and another nine wounded in Helmand province during military operations against the Taliban.

Afghan officers killed in 'erroneous' air raid

Asia

'Our lives don't matter': Anger in Kabul after US raid

Six members of one family, including four children, are wounded in US air raid launched in response to Taliban attack.

Anger in Kabul after US air raid wounds civilians

Asia

Taliban attack kills a dozen Afghan soldiers

Assault on government and police headquarters in Maroof district also wounded several others as rebellion continues.

12 Afghan security forces killed in Kandahar

Asia

Mattis met with rockets in Kabul before Afghan talks

Taliban targets US defence secretary with rocket attack on Kabul airport after he arrived on an unannounced visit.

Mattis met with rockets in Kabul before Afghan talks

Asia

Deaths reported in attack in Afghanistan's Kabul

Entrance to Kabul Bank branch close to US embassy targeted, resulting in at least five deaths, according to officials.

Suicide bomber targets Kabul Bank branch

Middle East

Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

A suicide bomber detonated explosive-filled car in Helmand as an army convoy passed by, killing soldiers and civilians.

Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

Asia

Taliban: Afghanistan to become graveyard for US troops

Armed group warns that the US president is wasting soldiers' lives by sending thousands more troops to the country.

Taliban responds to Trump's Afghan strategy

Afghanistan

ISIL, Taliban joined forces in deadly Afghan attack: UN

At least 36 were killed in early August violence by fighters of both groups, UNAMA says, as witnesses recall horror.

UNAMA: ISIL, Taliban jointly attacked Mirzawalang

Asia

Taliban to Trump: Leave Afghanistan

Armed group presses US president for a complete withdrawal to save the lives of Americans and Afghans in an open letter.

Taliban letter to Trump urges US to leave Afghanistan

Asia

'Civilians killed in mortar attack' in Afghanistan

Police officials say women and children among victims of incident in Faryab province, where violence is on the rise.

'Mortar attack kills 13 civilians' in Faryab province

Asia

Taliban free 235 villagers in northern Afghanistan

Civilians were released after negotiations between Taliban and tribal elders but an unknown number still held hostage.

Taliban free 235 villagers in northern Afghanistan

Asia

Afghan official: Taliban, ISIL coordinated on attack

Joint operation by armed groups led to 'massacre' of more than 50 civilians in northern province, local official says.

Officials: Taliban, ISIL coordinated Sar-e Pul attack

Asia

Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan clash: reports

Local media say more than 40 fighters dead after clashes lasting 12 hours in Gereshk district in Helmand province.

'Taliban fighters killed' in Helmand gun battle

Asia

Suicide attack hits NATO convoy in Kandahar

Two US soldiers confirmed dead as suicide bomber rams vehicle filled with explosives into convoy of foreign forces.

Inside Story

Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan?

Security is worsening as the Taliban continue to wield control on large parts of the South Asian country.