Taliban News – the latest from Al Jazeera

Asia

Dozens killed in suicide bomb attack at Kabul school

At least 34 killed at facility in Shia neighbourhood which prepares students for university exams.

Inside Story

Can the Afghan army defeat the Taliban?

The Taliban has made huge gains in the southeastern city of Ghazni, about 150km from the capital, Kabul.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Dozens of security forces killed in Taliban attack

At least 40 soldiers and police killed in major assault on a base in Baghlan in the latest Taliban onslaught.

Afghanistan: Dozens of security forces killed in Taliban attack

Afghanistan

Battle rages on for strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Fighting enters a fifth day as desperate civilians flee to safety from the besieged eastern city.

'We won't survive': Residents speak of ongoing battle in Ghazni

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: 20 civilians, 100 security forces killed in Ghazni

Reinforcements are being sent to aid Afghan forces as they continue to battle the Taliban for control of Ghazni city.

Afghanistan

Dozens reported killed as battle for Ghazni intensifies

Residents and local officials say Taliban fighters captured much of the key city, but the army claims to be in control.

Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban

Afghanistan

Thirty-five candidates barred from Afghan October vote

The country's top electoral body issues list of banned candidates, accused of having ties to illegal armed groups.

Afghanistan: Electoral body bars 35 candidates from October vote

Afghanistan

Dozens dead as Taliban attacks Afghanistan's Ghazni

At least 39 fighters and 14 soldiers killed in clashes after armed group entered strategic city near Kabul overnight.

Dozens dead as Taliban attacks Afghanistan's Ghazni

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills 3 NATO troops

Three Czech service members killed in suicide bomb attack on NATO patrol in Parwan province.

Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bomber kills NATO troops in Parwan

Afghanistan

Deaths as Taliban targets Afghan intelligence convoy

At least five people killed in the attack on Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security in Kabul.

Deaths as Taliban targets Afghan intelligence convoy

Taliban

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

Comment by senior US general follows increased diplomatic efforts to end the nearly 17-year war in Afghanistan.

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

Afghanistan

Gunmen launch attack on Jalalabad education building

Armed men enter government building in eastern city and open fire, killing at least 10 people, officials say.

Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Jalalabad education building

Asia

US soldier killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan

NATO opens investigation into 'green-on-blue' attack which resulted in the first such killing in nearly a year.

US soldier killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Afghanistan ends truce with Taliban, resumes operations

President Ashraf Ghani's 18-day ceasefire with the Taliban ends with a call on the group to agree to full peace talks.

Afghanistan: Ghani orders resumption of anti-Taliban operations

Afghanistan

Taliban kill 30 soldiers despite government ceasefire

The attack comes days after Taliban said they would resume fighting despite Kabul extending Eid ceasefire by 10 days.

Taliban kill dozens of soldiers despite government ceasefire