The Taliban are mounting deadly attacks across Afghanistan, and the 17-year war has no clear end in sight.
The death toll from Tuesday’s blast in Nangarhar province has more than doubled since initial reports. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
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In four separate attacks, insurgents overran a military base, killed a police chief, destroyed a police post and bombed a memorial.
Insurgents have killed at least 29 Afghan security forces in separate attacks as many marked the 17th anniversary of the killing of a prominent anti-Taliban leader
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis made an unexpected trip to Afghanistan Friday, his visit coming as the US tries to make headway in the country after 17 years of war.
The boy was left for nearly 20 hours before the ambulance could reach him. He was unable to move because a bullet had torn a hole through his abdomen. When the fighting finally subsided, he was driven the 130 kilometers north from Ghazni to Kabul and a specialized hospital that treats the war-wounded.
Two local journalists are among the dead after a double suicide attack in a Shia Muslim area.