GHAZNI: Taliban militants have launched an attack on an Afghan provincial capital and heavy fighting is under way as security forces try to beat them back, with terrified residents cowering in their homes amid explosions and gunfire. At least one Afghan soldier has been killed and seven others wounded in the fighting in the southeastern city of Ghazni, provincial governor spokesman Arif Noori told the news agency on Friday. Civilian houses and army checkpoints have come under mortar attack and the bodies of dozens of…
GHAZNI, Afghanistan: Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid on a district government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least seven people including the local governor, officials said. Six police also died and nine intelligence officers were wounded in the attack on the Khwaja Omari district headquarters in the southeastern province of Ghazni, provincial governor spokesman Aref Noori told AFP. The militants used a ladder to climb into the compound in the early hours of Thursday, deputy provincial…
MULTAN: Ali Haider Gillani, son of ex-Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani has been recovered from Afghanistan after a joint operation conducted by US-Afghan forces in Ghazni. He was in captivity of militants for three years, ARY News reported.
GHAZNI: At least 73 people were killed Sunday when two passenger buses and an oil tanker burst into flames in a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan, health officials said, in one of the worst road accidents in the war-battered nation.
AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgents stormed the main prison in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni early Monday, killing police officers and freeing hundreds of inmates, officials said.
GHAZNI, Afghanistan: Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a district in an important Afghan province not far from the capital, killing dozens of people in five days, and officials said on Friday there were fears the area will fall to the insurgents.