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KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban hit Afghan checkpoint, kill 13 soldiers, policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan— The Taliban launched an attack early Monday on a newly established joint Afghan army and police checkpoint in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least 13 soldiers and policemen, according to a provincial official. Afghan reinforcements were subsequently dispatched to the site of the attack in Khogyani district but were repeatedly ambushed along the … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban hit Afghan checkpoint, kill 13 soldiers, policemen

BOGOTA, Colombia | Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

BOGOTA, Colombia  — The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. In his most detailed comments on the Taliban’s assault on the eastern city of Ghazni since it began … Continue reading BOGOTA, Colombia | Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early on Friday, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces and killing at least 14 policemen before being pushed back, officials said. The overnight attack in the southeastern city of Ghazni, the capital of … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14