Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned a recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan, which led to the death of several senior provincial officials, including its powerful police chief ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections.
One of Afghanistan's most powerful security officials has been killed and two Americans injured in a shooting at a high-level security meeting in Afghanistan, attended by top US commander General Scott Miller.
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 militants in Afghanistan have killed and wounded dozens of Afghan police forces, including a provincial police chief, in heavy fighting in the northern and central parts of the country, just ahead of parliamentary polls that the militants have vowed to disrupt.
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.
A Taliban attack on a military outpost in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday killed up to 44 Afghan police and soldiers, provincial officials said, as the insurgents kept up pressure on government forces.
Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defense minister said Monday.