Over 17 years into the longest war in America's history, the US administration's own investigators shed new light on Washington's failures in the invasion of Afghanistan, where, they say, the government has lost about half of the country's soil to militants and failed to choke off their primary funding source -- the narcotics smuggling.
A caravan comprising US forces was targeted Wednesday night by a suicide bomber in the northern Afghan city of Bagram where the US military base is located, Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) reported on Thursday.
A bombing by Taliban terrorist group in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province killed a candidate running in the parliamentary elections, a provincial official said, as attacks elsewhere in the country killed six policemen and two soldiers.
Taliban terrorists killed at least 22 security forces, including a district police chief, in separate attacks on security checkpoints in two Afghan provinces, officials said on Sunday, ahead of parliamentary elections.
At least 10 policemen were killed in clashes with the Taliban in the central Afghan province of Wardak, officials said on Sunday, amid fighting to wrest control of arterial highways a day after the militant group blew up bridges.
The Taliban have destroyed a number of bridges and have set up checkpoints in Ghazni province in a bid to gain control over a vital highway linking Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul to the southern areas of the country.
Officials from Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said the country needs Chabahar port to increase trade and transit ties with India and that more privileges should be given to Afghanistan in this respect.
Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency says its officers have detained at least 26 Daesh Takfiri terrorists who were planning attacks on mourning processions held by Shia Muslims during the upcoming event of Ashura.