Afghan Taliban

Afghan forces, Taliban fight for Kunduz in third day of clashes

Afghan forces attacked Taliban militant positions in Kunduz on Wednesday in the third day of clashes since the insurgents launched a coordinated attack on northern Afghan city.

Parts of Kunduz city fall to Afghan Taliban, local officials claim

Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants on Monday afternoon continued following relative calm, with parts of the city falling to the Taliban, local officials claimed....

Taliban launch coordinated attack on Kunduz city

Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on Kunduz city, the capital of the province of the same name and one of the most embattled provinces in Afghanistan's north, a security official...

Southern Afghan capital on the verge of falling to Taliban

The capital of Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province, Tarin Kowt, is on the verge of falling to the Taliban, as militants attacked the town's security checkpoints for the fourth consecutive day...

Key district falls to Taliban in south-east Afghanistan

Taliban militants took control of a strategically important district in south-east Afghanistan on Friday night, officials said, as the militant group continues to make advances across the country...

Taliban seize more territory in northern Afghanistan

After days of heavy fighting, Taliban militants have taken control of another of the five districts in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, provincial authorities said Saturday.

Afghan Taliban confirms leader's death, appoints successor

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday confirmed the death of their chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in a US airstrike, and appointed one of his deputies to be his successor.

Afghan Taliban in a marathon huddle to choose new leader

Succession has always been an explosive issue for the militant groups operating on either side of volatile Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Now the factions are meeting to pick a new top leader since...