Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

Afghan security forces

12 killed in suicide attack on Afghan security forces

JALALABAD: A suicide attack in Afghanistan Tuesday killed at least 12 people and ignited a nearby petrol station, officials said, with witnesses describing screaming victims "swallowed" by flames in the latest deadly violence to hit the country. The bomber was targeting Afghan security forces when he blew himself up in the eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said. Ten civilians were among the dead and least five people were wounded in the blast, the provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. "I…

Afghan security forces see drop in numbers as security deteriorates

WASHINGTON: The number of Afghan security forces decreased by nearly 11 percent in the past year, the U.S. government’s top watchdog on Afghanistan said on Tuesday, an indication of the difficulty Kabul will have in dealing with its precarious security situation. Twin blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 26 people on Monday, including nine journalists who had arrived to report on the first explosion and were apparently targeted by a suicide bomber. The attacks, a week after 60 people were killed as they…

Dozens of Afghan security forces killed in Taliban raids: officials

KABUL: Dozens of Afghan police and soldiers have been killed in a wave of Taliban attacks on checkpoints in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as insurgents step up assaults on the beleaguered security forces.  The raids in the southern province of Kandahar and the western province of Farah on Monday night came hours after a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a US military convoy, wounding four soldiers. The Taliban issued statements on their social media accounts claiming the attacks. "I can…

FO denies Pakistan’s involvement in Helmand fight

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan has said that Pakistan has nothing to do with the fight between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Helmand province, while leveling accusations of this fight on Pakistan is a sorrowful act of Afghan authorities - ARY News reports. The FO Spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam denied all the claims of the Afghan Government in which it alleged Pakistan to be linked with the Helmand fight between Taliban and Afghan security forces. She said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are jointly…