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KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials: Taliban kill 30 policemen in west province

KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghan officials say the Taliban have killed 30 policemen in a blistering overnight attack in western Farah province. Provincial council member Dadullah Qani said on Thursday that the onslaught on the police outpost in the province’s district of Khaki Safed began late on Wednesday and continued for more than four hours. In Kabul, … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials: Taliban kill 30 policemen in west province

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack an Afghan forces check point, killing 13

KABUL, Afghanistan— An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a checkpoint in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least 13 soldiers and policemen. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, says seven soldiers and six policemen were killed. Four soldiers were also wounded in the early Monday attack at the joint army and police checkpoint … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack an Afghan forces check point, killing 13

KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Utah National Guard member killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan  — American military officials say a member of the Utah National Guard has been killed in an apparent “insider attack” in the capital of Afghanistan. The officials say another U.S. service member is being treated for wounds sustained in the attack in Kabul on Saturday. A statement from a spokeswoman for the NATO-led … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Utah National Guard member killed in Afghanistan

The Latest: Afghan aid group offers to help Ghazni’s wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a surge in Taliban attacks (all times local): 2:50 p.m. An Afghan aid group is offering to help with the wounded in the eastern city of Ghazni where critical battles are underway between government forces and the Taliban and where the local hospitals have been … Continue reading The Latest: Afghan aid group offers to help Ghazni’s wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

KABUL, Afghanistan— The Taliban overran a base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, even as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern provincial capital of Ghazni on Tuesday, trying to flush them out of the city’s outskirts, officials said. There were fears for the fate of the other troops … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

KABUL, Afghanistan | Key Afghan city turned into ‘ghost town’ by deadly battles

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Hundreds of people have fled four days of fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over the key provincial capital of Ghazni that has killed about 120 security forces and civilians, the defense minister and witnesses said Monday. Nearly 200 insurgents, many of them foreigners, have been killed, the government said. … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Key Afghan city turned into ‘ghost town’ by deadly battles

KABUL, Afghanistan | US advising Afghan forces in battle for eastern city

KABUL, Afghanistan  — The United States has sent military advisers to aid Afghan forces in Ghazni, where they were struggling on Sunday to regain full control three days after the Taliban launched a massive assault on the eastern city. The assault was a major show of force by the Taliban, who had infiltrated deep into … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | US advising Afghan forces in battle for eastern city

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan forces are battling the Taliban in parts of Ghazni a day after the insurgents launched a multi-pronged assault on the eastern city. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish says at least 25 security forces have been killed and wounded since the assault began, and that a local reporter was killed. It was … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban cling to pockets of Afghan city after assault

Afghan forces uncover IS hideout house in Kabul district

KABUL, Afghanistan/February 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Afghan security forces have uncovered an Islamic State hideout this week in a poor western neighborhood of the capital, Kabul. An intelligence official says the IS house, hidden behind 10-foot green metal doors in the Qala-e-Wahid neighborhood was packed with explosives, weapons and suicide vests when security forces found it. … Continue reading Afghan forces uncover IS hideout house in Kabul district

Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault by shimmying down … Continue reading Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault by shimmying down bedsheets from … Continue reading Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Islamic State tunnel

WASHINGTON/April 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes … Continue reading US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Islamic State tunnel