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Taliban promise to back, protect development projects in Afghanistan

Taliban forces have promised to support and protect development projects in Afghanistan, a statement released by the group on Tuesday read.

Official: US airbase bomber joined Afghan peace process in 2008

Kabul (dpa)-  The suicide bomber who conducted an attack on Bagram airbase, the largest US military base in Afghanistan, killing foiur and injuring 16, had joined the reconciliation process years...

4 killed, 17 wounded as Taliban target US base in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber who apparently infiltrated Bagram Air Base on Saturday in Afghanistan killed two US soldiers and two US contractors, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said.

Taliban asks Trump to pull US troops out of Afghanistan

Taliban militants asked US president-elect Donald Trump to pull all US forces from Afghanistan after Trump won the "hard-fought" US election on Wednesday.

Spokesman: Taliban has been using drone technology for 18 months

The Taliban has been using drone technology to plan offensives for a period of 18 months, a spokesman said Saturday, a day after the organization released a drone-recorded video of a deadly attack...

Taliban militants deny involvement in Kabul shrine attack

A deadly attack on a Kabul shrine was not the work of Taliban militants, the Islamist group said Wednesday.

Taliban overrun district centre in north-western Afghanistan

Taliban militants overran a remote district centre in Afghanistan's north-western Faryab province on Tuesday with Afghan forces retreating to an Afghan army base away from the main bazaar, an...

Taliban attack capital of Helmand in southern Afghanistan

Taliban fighters launched an attack on the capital of Afghanistan's embattled southern province of Helmand, closing in on the already besieged city, officials said on Monday. 

Taliban kidnap more than 100 locals in Afghanistan

Taliban militants in the past days have kidnapped more than 100 travelers in two Afghan provinces.

Afghan forces, Taliban fight for Kunduz in third day of clashes

Afghan forces attacked Taliban militant positions in Kunduz on Wednesday in the third day of clashes since the insurgents launched a coordinated attack on northern Afghan city.

Parts of Kunduz city fall to Afghan Taliban, local officials claim

Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants on Monday afternoon continued following relative calm, with parts of the city falling to the Taliban, local officials claimed....

Taliban launch coordinated attack on Kunduz city

Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on Kunduz city, the capital of the province of the same name and one of the most embattled provinces in Afghanistan's north, a security official...

Six Afghan security forces killed in fighting with Taliban

Six Afghan national security force members were killed while fighting Taliban militants in southwestern Farah province, an army official said on Saturday. 

Afghan soldiers kill 13 fellow troops, desert base

Thirteen Afghan army soldiers were killed in their sleep on Monday night after two fellow soldiers poisoned them and later opened fire on them in Afghanistan’s embattled northern Kunduz province,...

US airstrike kills eight policemen in southern Afghanistan

Eight highway police officers are dead after a weekend airstrike by US forces in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said Monday.