The Taliban terrorist group in Afghanistan has killed a local governor and six police personnel during an attack on a government compound in the country’s southeastern province of Ghazni, officials say.
The Taliban militant group has vowed to "take serious revenge" after a recent Afghan airstrike on a religious school (madrasa) killed dozens of people, including children in northeastern Province of Kunduz.
Russia has rejected comments by NATO's top commander in Afghanistan that it has been supporting and even supplying weapons to the Taliban, in a clash of words that underlines growing tension over Moscow's involvement in the conflict.
The Afghan government's surprising new peace offer to Taliban is immediately running into a wall as the militants show no sign of shifting from their demand that talks for a conflict-ending compromise take place with Washington, not Kabul, a media report says.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that he said could lead to talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of war.
At least 23 people, mostly soldiers, were killed and more than a dozen wounded in a series of attacks and suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest assaults on the war-torn country's beleaguered security forces.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has admitted that Kabul would accept talks with certain elements of the Taliban as the government finds itself under mounting public and international pressure to improve security in the wake of recent major acts of terror in the capital.
US President Donald Trump has called for ‘decisive action’ against the Taliban terrorist group by ‘all countries’ in Afghanistan following yet another terror bombing in the country’s capital Kabul that killed at least 95 people.
A top US commander has called for a more aggressive approach in the Afghan army against a normally quieter Taliban during the winter season, saying more American "trainers" would be deployed to the front lines to escalate the offensive.