The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.
NATO leaders will try on Thursday to move beyond US President Donald Trump’s demands for higher defense spending, and focus on ending the long war in Afghanistan, in the second day of a summit in Brussels underscored by transatlantic tensions.
The commander of Iran’s border police said he plans to visit neighboring Afghanistan over a recent cross-border attack by armed assailants that led to the martyrdom of two Iranian guards in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis Province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, officials said on Friday.
Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a cease-fire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban cease-fire ended on Sunday.
A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the second assault in as many days to mar an unprecedented cease-fire.
At least 20 people were killed as a blast hit a gathering of Taliban and Afghan security officials meeting to celebrate the end of Ramadan fasting season in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, sputniknews.com reported.