Aug 27, 2016

Taliban seize district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan

An Afghan official says the Taliban have overrun a district headquarters in eastern Afghanistan. Naqib Ahmad Atal, spokesman for the governor of Paktia province, says Afghan security forces withdrew from the Janikhail district headquarters Saturday to prevent civilian casualties. He says at least five ...

Aug 20, 2016

Taliban seize district in Kunduz province: Afghan officials

The Taliban seized a district on Saturday in the northeastern Kunduz province, where the insurgents briefly overran the provincial capital last year before being driven out by a counteroffensive, an official said. Mohammadullah Bahej, spokesman for the provincial police chief, said the insurgents launched ...