U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan said Monday they are investigating reports that 10 Afghan civilians, including eight students, were killed Saturday in a coalition operation in the Narang district of Kunar province.
A blast ripped through Kandahar city Thursday, killing at least eight people and injuring three, a provincial security official said.
Nearly 40 people were killed and up to 80 wounded Tuesday night when a truck bomb exploded in front of a construction company in Kandahar, Afghanistan, chief police commander Fazel Ahmed said.
Making good on a threat of election day violence, the Taliban sliced off the index fingers of at least two people in Kandahar province, according to a vote monitoring group.
Elders and religious leaders in southern Afghanistan are in talks with local Taliban leaders in an effort to reach a truce ahead of next week's election, a top Afghan official told CNN on Friday.
Three members of the British military have been killed in Afghanistan, the British military said Friday.
At least six NATO troops were killed in Afghanistan Saturday, and three more died on Sunday -- a bloody start to August after a record number of NATO troops were killed there in July.
At least seven people were killed Friday in a roadside bombing in a southern Afghan border town, Afghan officials said.
Five security officials were killed Saturday morning by suicide bombers who were targeting the governor's office in Kandahar, Afghanistan, government officials said.
A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan killed a female Canadian soldier and wounded four other troops, the Canadian military said Tuesday.
Electricians on U.S. bases in Afghanistan saw dangerous electrical conditions, reports CNN's Abbie Boudreau.
A suicide attack outside of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan injured three American civilian contractors Wednesday, the U.S. military said.
At least 14 suspected militants were killed in two separate attacks carried out by coalition and Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
Three Canadian soldiers and four British marines were slain Friday and Saturday in Afghanistan, officials said.
Afghan forces and their allies killed 17 suspected militants in an air assault on what they called a "known insurgent safe haven" in Kandahar province, the Afghan government and the U.S. military said Sunday.
The deputy intelligence chief in Afghanistan's Kandahar province has been shot dead, authorities said Tuesday.
Fighting raged in Afghanistan over the weekend, with a suicide bombing slaying six people, a NATO-led soldier and an Afghan police officer dying in an "altercation," and troops killing several insurgents in battles, authorities said.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for two separate attacks in Afghanistan over the weekend that killed doctors and police officers.
Taliban militants in Pakistan have reportedly taken over a government building. CNN's Nic Robertson reports
The Taliban claimed responsibility for a dual suicide attack on Sunday that targeted an Afghan border police commander.
Security was tightened in and around Kabul on Sunday with 7,000 additional police officers deployed ahead of Monday's 89th observance of Afghanistan's independence from Great Britain.
Five foreign troops were killed Saturday in Afghanistan, bringing the number of NATO and U.S.-led coalition troop deaths in June to 32 -- more than in Iraq.
A suicide bomb exploded near a U.S.-led coalition military convoy in Afghanistan on Friday, killing 5 civilians, a coalition soldier and an Afghan soldier, military and police officials said.
A battle against the Taliban for a valley might not be the success Afghan officials claim. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Afghan and NATO forces have pushed the Taliban out of several villages in southern Afghanistan they claimed to have seized, the governor of Kandahar province said Thursday.
Two Afghan soldiers and at least 23 militants were killed Wednesday during a military operation to push out Taliban rebels from several villages in south Afghanistan, the country's defense ministry said.
Afghan and coalition forces killed more than 15 insurgents and captured five while searching for militants who escaped in a daring jail-break last week, the U.S. military said Sunday.
Audacious prison break in Afghanistan sets Taliban members free. Owen Thomas reports.
Hundreds of Taliban fighters have taken over several villages in the same southern Afghanistan province where about 400 Taliban militants recently escaped from prison, local officials and police said.
A roadside bomb killed four U.S. Marines in Afghanistan Saturday, the U.S. military said.
Afghan police this week seized a massive stockpile of hashish, a stash that weighed as much as 30 double-decker London buses, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said on Wednesday.
A suicide bomber killed two police officers in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday -- the latest of several attacks that have killed at least 10 officers in the last two days.
Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan late Monday, killing at least six police officers, authorities said.
Canada's House of Commons voted Thursday to extend the country's military mission in Afghanistan until 2011, with the stipulation that NATO send reinforcements to the volatile Kandahar province.
An American aid worker and her Afghan driver who were kidnapped in Afghanistan a month ago are feared dead, according to their aid group.
A suicide car bomber killed 38 Afghans at a crowded market Monday, pushing the death toll from two days of militant bombings to about 140
A suicide bomber rammed his car into a Canadian military convoy near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan Monday, killing 35 civilians, officials said.
A suicide bomb exploded in a crowd of people gathering to watch dog fighting, killing at least 80 people and wounding dozens more in the western section of Kandahar, Afghanistan Sunday morning, according to Afghan officials
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An Afghan aid group is appealing for the safe return of one of its employees, an American worker who was kidnapped from Kandahar province Saturday morning.
Canadian forces will remain in Afghanistan beyond February 2009 only if another NATO nation sends an additional 1,000 combat troops to Kandahar province -- where the troops are based, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday.
Afghans are angry that two western officials were purportedly meeting with Taliban leaders. ITN's Chris Rogers reports.
Two Danish soldiers killed in Afghanistan in September died as a result of friendly fire from British forces, a Danish military report revealed on Tuesday.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said the death toll from Tuesday's fatal suicide bomb blast in the country's northeast increased to 41 and a forensic investigation was already underway.
A British soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the British Defence Ministry said on Friday.
A Canadian soldier was killed and four others were wounded on Monday in southern Afghanistan, Canadian Forces said in a statement Tuesday.
Afghan and U.S.-led coalition troops killed more than 40 suspected Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a wave of strikes that have claimed the lives of hundreds of insurgents, the coalition said Thursday.
Afghan and coalition forces engaged in another fierce battle with Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing more than 40 insurgents in the 12-hour engagement in northern Kandahar province, the U.S. military said.
Two NATO soldiers were killed while on patrol in restive southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, while more than 20 suspected insurgents were reported to have died in coalition airstrikes and ground battles, authorities said.
A Taliban commander who masterminded the July kidnapping of South Korean aid workers was among 16 militants killed by U.S.-led coalition forces and Afghan soldiers, according to a police official.
Afghan and coalition forces have destroyed an opium drug lab in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province, after a short skirmish with Taliban militants, a statement from the U.S.-led coalition said Thursday.
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Taliban militants and South Korean officials resumed face-to-face talks on the fate of 19 Korean church volunteers held captive since July, a spokesman for the militants said Tuesday.
Afghan and coalition forces have killed more than 100 insurgent fighters in an ongoing battle Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led coalition said.
A powerful explosion ripped into a Canadian armored vehicle in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing two soldiers and wounding a journalist for Radio-Canada, officials said.
Taliban militants attacked a coalition military base in southern Afghanistan for the second time Saturday and the third time this week, the U.S.-led coalition said.
"Several" Taliban militants were killed Saturday in fighting along the Helmand River in southern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led coalition said. NATO also reported "initial indications" of many insurgents killed in eastern Afghanistan.
The six soldiers killed in a roadside bombing Wednesday in southern Afghanistan are Canadians, Canadian forces have confirmed.
Afghan National Army Corps soldiers and coalition forces killed an estimated two dozen enemy fighters Monday during a four-hour battle in southern Afghanistan, a coalition military statement released Tuesday said.
Afghan National Security forces, working with coalition forces, detained a wanted Taliban commander during an operation in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan, according to the coalition.
Eight coalition members were killed and 14 others wounded when their helicopter had a "sudden, unexplained loss of power and control" and crashed in southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, military officials said.
A coalition helicopter went down in southeastern Afghanistan early Sunday after reporting an engine failure, according to a statement issued by the coalition headquarters in Bagram.
Seven people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a security contractor's office in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, a U.N. spokesman said.
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. James Jones promised Afghan President Hamid Karzai at a news conference Saturday that a full investigation of an incident involving the unintended death of around 70 Afghan civilians would be launched.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has assembled a team to investigate reports of civilian casualties caused by NATO air operations in southern Afghanistan.
NATO's International Security Assistance Forces said Wednesday it has received "credible reports" of civilian casualties -- including women and children -- from at least one of three fights Tuesday involving government, ISAF and Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan.
Insurgents in southern Afghanistan on Saturday attacked NATO troops, killing two Canadian soldiers and wounding three others, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.
Eight civilians and a NATO soldier were killed on Friday in a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.
A soldier from NATO's International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) was killed following a roadside bomb attack and small arms fire from militants in southern Afghanistan early Saturday, a NATO statement said.
A suicide bomber on a bicycle detonated near NATO troops in southern Afghanistan Monday morning as they handed out gifts to children, killing four Canadian soldiers and wounding dozens of others, including civilians, according to the Canadian military and NATO.
A battle between insurgents and soldiers with the International Security Assistance Force in the Uruzgan province of central Afghanistan ended with 17 insurgents dead and no ISAF casualties Friday night, the ISAF said.
More than 40 insurgents and a NATO soldier were killed in fighting during a major operation in southern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Forces said.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a massive suicide car bombing that killed at least 18 people -- including two U.S. soldiers -- near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
Three British soldiers died on Wednesday in southern Afghanistan in separate incidents in Helmand province, the British Defense Ministry said.
A friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan on Monday "resulted in one ISAF death and multiple casualties," NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.
In an ongoing battle to extend Kabul's control of Afghanistan's southern provinces, Afghan soldiers and coalition forces engaged with Taliban fighters in Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces Friday, killing 65, according to a U.S. military news release.
A suicide car bombing in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday has killed four civilians and wounded 13 others, an Afghan security commander told CNN.
At least 29 people have been killed in the latest bloodshed in the escalating conflict in southern Afghanistan, according to the U.S.-led coalition.
In some of the fiercest fighting in months, Afghan forces backed by U.S.-led coalition troops killed 41 Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, the governor of Kandahar province has said.
Coalition forces and militants battled on Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, a long stretch of fighting that claimed the lives of a U.S. and a Canadian soldier and more than 30 militants, according to coalition authorities.
A U.S. soldier has been killed and another wounded in a battle with about 20 Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military says.
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A Canadian soldier shot and killed a passenger in a vehicle after the driver failed to respond to signals to stay away from a military patrol near Kandahar, Afghanistan, Canadian forces said Wednesday.
Fighting across southern Afghanistan on Saturday claimed the lives of four Afghan intelligence agents and a French soldier, as well as injuring a Canadian soldier.
Two would-be suicide bombers have blown themselves up while strapping on explosives in a store in southern Afghanistan, police said.
Four U.S. soldiers have been reprimanded for an incident in Afghanistan in which the bodies of two Islamic fighters were burned and a message taunting the Taliban about the cremations was broadcast, a U.S. Central Command official said.
American fighter planes bombarded a southern Afghanistan rebel hide-out with missiles and bombs, killing up to 76 insurgents in one of the deadliest single clashes since the Taliban's ouster in 2001.
An Air Force pilot involved in a "friendly fire" bombing that killed four Canadian troops in Afghanistan was found guilty Tuesday of dereliction of duty, reprimanded and ordered to forfeit more than $5,000 in pay.