Afghan Shiites brace for attacks ahead of Ashura holy day

The religious holiday, which falls on Thursday, has become a major target for the Islamic State group since it emerged in the region in 2014 and began assaulting Shiites in overwhelmingly Sunni… Read Article

Forced to fight as soldiers and taking casualties, Afghan police demand reforms

Dozens of policemen have been killed since the Ghazni fighting as the Taliban has attacked northern cities and districts including Sar-e Pul, Baghlan and Samangan. Read Article

Afghan media under pressure after journalist deaths

Following an explosion in April that killed nine reporters, photographers and cameramen covering an attack, Afghanistan has been the deadliest country in the world for journalists this year,… Read Article

Taliban attack Afghan security forces, killing 21: Official

Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of the provincial council in Kunduz province, says at least 13 were killed in an attack on a checkpoint they were manning in Dashti Archi district, with another 15… Read Article

Afghanistan: Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing

Government spokesman Wahid Majroh had said that seven bodies and 25 injured people were taken to the hospital from the attack site. Read Article

US Defence Secretary Mattis meets Afghan President, discusses bilateral issues

A statement from the Office of the President, ARG Palace confirmed that the meeting took place in the Gul Khana Palace, where a range of topics of bilateral interest were discussed Read Article

13 killed, 25 injured in Afghanistan bus crash: Report

The bus was carrying around 40 passengers Read Article

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

Mattis arrived in Afghanistan accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine General Joseph Dunford. Read Article

Multiple blasts rock Afghanistan capital Kabul, killing 26

The explosions targeted a wrestling gym in Qala-e-Nazar area in Kabul's PD6, police said.  Read Article

Multiple blasts rock Afghanistan capital Kabul, killing 20

Taliban insurgents have rejected the three-month ceasefire offer and vowed to continue its attacks against the government and its foreign allies. Read Article

Afghan security forces arrest 11 Haqqani militants in Kabul

The 11 were arrested and weapons, ammunition and a large amount of explosives were seized during an operation by Afghan special forces, the NDS said in a statement. Read Article

Afghanistan: Two officers dead in roadside bomb in Badghis province

Jamshid Shahabi, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Ismail Khan, chief of police for the Muqar district, was on patrol when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb, killing him and a fellow… Read Article

Ex-Ambassador Khalilzad to become US adviser on Afghanistan

Khalilzad's appointment signals that the administration is serious about an Afghan peace process. Read Article

Afghanistan: 21 Taliban militants killed in clash with security forces

The officials added that dozens of militants were injured, while four security forces were killed in the ambush. Six others were injured. Read Article

Terrorists operating in Afghanistan have links to UK & Europe: UK defence minister Williamson

The US and UK troops have been engaged in Afghanistan for the past 17 years since the September 11th attacks in the US in 2001 Read Article