The Taliban have vowed to intensify attacks in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
The attack in Shah Wali Kot district late Thursday came just three days after 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban militants stormed another base in the same area.
An attack by Afghan Taliban in Zabul, southern Afghanistan killed at least 20 police
The attack occurred in the Mohammad Agha district of Laghman province but no militant group has so far claimed responsibility.
Militants slain in ongoing counter-terrorism operations in 18 provinces, including eastern Nangarhar, site of raid
The Pentagon is expected to request thousands of additional troops for Afghanistan in a bid to end chronic instability and snap a protracted stalemate against the Taliban.
Kandahar security chief says at least 10 Taliban leaders already residing in these zones
Iranian foreign minister arrived in Kabul Sunday
Situation remains tense in bordering areas as key crossing between the two neighbors remain closed for 2nd consecutive day
More such prisoners are likely to be released in coming days in line with last year's landmark peace agreement
Given the "challenging" security situation, the 28-nation alliance was weighing an increase of the personnel of its "Resolute Support" train, assist and advise mission from about 13,000 now, he told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
US-led NATO troops have been at war in Afghanistan since 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime for refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
Former Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman alleges Kabul provided bases, logistics; Afghanistan rejects accusations
Twelve army officers, including two generals, have been sacked for negligence over a Taliban attack.
Security experts say ISIL had built their redoubts close to civilian homes, but the government said thousands of local families had already fled the area in recent months of fighting.
The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIL target in Afghanistan
Fight between Afghan forces and ISIL terrorists still in progress, says police spokesman
High levels of children out-of-school belies achievements since fall of Taliban
Trade volume drops after Islamabad closed frontier crossings for more than month
Some Pakistani media outlets claim a wanted al-Qaeda linked militant is among the dead
Premier Sharif hopes Afghan government will address Pakistan's concerns over alleged terror havens that led to closure