Opium harvested, Taliban ends combat lull in Helmand

World May 9, 2016

Opium harvested, Taliban ends combat lull in Helmand

Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the main city of the southern Afghan province of Helmand, early on Sunday, ending weeks of relative calm during the annual opium harvest. Helmand has been one of the main targets of the Taliban, ...

Taliban use captured Humvees in suicide attack in Helmand

World Feb 15, 2016

Taliban use captured Humvees in suicide attack in Helmand

Taliban insurgents in captured military Humvee vehicles launched suicide attacks in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Saturday, killing several members of the security forces in the district center of Sangin, a senior official said. The incident came amid bitter fighting in Helmand, a ...