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Taliban Again Targets Afghan Security Troops Collecting Pay in Helmand, Killing Civilians

The Taliban has once again targeted members of the Afghan security forces while they collected their pay, killing at least seven people, including two women and a child, and injuring more than 40 others, mostly civilians, in the jihadist group’s stronghold of Helmand province, located along the Pakistan border in southern Afghanistan.

Afghans carry the bodies of men at after a suicide car bombing in Helmand province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The bomber struck outside a bank, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at least …

Afghanistan: Taliban Car Bomb Kills at Least 30, Injures More Than 60

Taliban jihadists launched a car bomb attack in their southern Afghanistan stronghold located along the Pakistan border, Helmand province, killing at least 30 people and wounding more than 60 others, according to the provincial governor’s office.

Youth in Badakhshan in northeast of Afghanistan close a green fabrics to arm the security forces and announced their were supporting from ANSF. In Badakhshan two districts under Taliban control and the youth with the support of security forces to asked them to work on crack down on Taliban in …

Taliban Terrorists Arrested Wearing Afghan Military Uniforms

Afghan police have arrested at least 14 Taliban jihadists carrying out terrorist activities disguised as members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and using fake identity cards linked to the troops.

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Servicemen Rally to Free ‘Marine A’

Hundreds of supporters of “Marine A”, who was jailed for shooting a mortally wounded terrorist in Afghanistan, have rallied outside Parliament today to renew calls for his release from prison.

FILE -- In this March 9, 2016 file photo, smoke rises from a building, where Taliban insurgents hide during a fire fight with Afghan security forces, in Helmand province, south west Afghanistan. Kareem Atal, head of the provincial council, said Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, that troops are being deployed to …

Helmand: Fleeing Afghan Troops Killed, Surrender Weapons to Taliban

Nearly 100 members of the corrupt U.S.-funded Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) were executed by the Taliban as they tried to flee a town near the besieged capital of Helmand, a province that has remained an important Taliban stronghold throughout the 15-year-old war and is currently at risk of falling back into the hands of the jihadists, reports Reuters.

Afghan army soldiers patrol in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province.

Afghan Police: Up to Half of U.S.-Funded Afghan Troops in Helmand ‘Do Not Exist’

Up to half of the tens of thousands of U.S.-funded Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) troops who have been deployed to combat terrorism in southern Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand province “do not exist,” notes a U.S. watchdog agency appointed by Congress, citing the province’s police chief.

FILE -- In this March 9, 2016 file photo, smoke rises from a building, where Taliban insurgents hide during a fire fight with Afghan security forces, in Helmand province, south west Afghanistan. Kareem Atal, head of the provincial council, said Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, that troops are being deployed to …

One Killed, 6 Wounded as U.S Boosts Presence in Afghanistan

One American service member was killed and another injured in southern Afghanistan’s Taliban stronghold of Helmand province a day after the U.S. military announced it was deploying nearly 100 troops to the same region in response to recent “tactical victories” by the jihadist group.

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Afghanistan: Taliban Birthplace Bans Broadcast of Songs by Women

Local officials in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, long considered to be the birthplace of the Taliban, have reportedly banned radio stations from airing songs performed by women, according to various media outlets in the region.

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U.S. to Deploy 500 Soldiers to Afghan Taliban Stronghold

The U.S. Army, in a sign of military escalation, even as President Obama tries to draw down America’s military footprint, is deploying a battalion of 500 infantrymen to volatile Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold.