Taliban fighters have overrun two districts in the southeastern province of Paktika as heavy fighting continued across Afghanistan.
SHARANA: When 18-year-old Fawzia was convicted of elopement and adultery, a local Afghan court in the south-eastern province of Paktika sentenced her to jail. She soon discovered that she would not be serving the 18-month sentence in a government-run prison, but in the house of a tribal elder where she would work as an unpaid domestic servant, entirely under his control. "I was treated like an animal and kept like a slave," Fawzia told Reuters in Sharana, the provincial capital of Paktika. Released briefly from detention…
PESHAWAR: Sirajuddin Khademi, a senior commander of the Haqqani militant network, was killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan's Paktika province, Afghan and international media reports said on Thursday.