A partial, week-long truce between the Taliban, American and Afghan forces held tenuously for a fourth day Tuesday, despite several insurgent attacks and the United States hitting Islamic State targets. If the so-called “reduction in violence” continues, the U.S. and the Taliban are expected to sign a historic deal in Doha on Saturday that would…

The Taliban attacked Afghan government forces on Sunday night and warned that their attacks would continue until they received clear instructions on how to reduce violence under an agreement with the United States. The attack, which occurred at a checkpoint in Kunduz province, left 19 Afghan forces dead, according to the Taliban, and five dead,…

An airstrike in Afghanistan has killed at least eight civilians, officials said Saturday, as the war-torn country prepares for a “reduction in violence” under a deal between Taliban militants and the United States. The incident took place in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday when a vehicle carrying civilians was struck, according to Ataullah…

Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28.  Two US soldiers have been killed and six others wounded when an individual in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on them with a machinegun in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said. The incident, which took place in Nangarhar province,…

The Islamic state group has been “defeated” in a key province in eastern Afghanistan where it has tried to establish a first bridgehead, said incumbent Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi on Sunday. The group’s eastern branch, Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), made the headlines in 2015 when it emerged in large areas of Pakistan’s border provinces…

At least 62 people including children were killed when a blast at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Friday caused the roof to collapse. It was not immediately clear whether the blast was caused by a bomb or a mortar fired at the mosque in the Jaw Dara area of the Haska Meyna district of…

An Afghan army bus was targeted by explosives in eastern Jalalabad city on Monday, an official said. At least 10 people were killed in the explosion, said Ataullah Khogyani, a spokesman for provincial governor. The explosives were placed in a three-wheeler. The bus was carrying newly-recruited army soldiers to training, he said. All those killed…

A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (Isil) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 9 civilians resting after a day’s labor in the fields, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night also injured another 6 people after accidentally targeting farmers and laborers who had just finished collecting pine nuts at…

The toll of Monday’s explosions in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan has increased to 66 injured. The deputy spokesman for the province’s governor, Nour Ahmed Najib, said that “at least 10 explosions have occurred in the vicinity of Jalalabad, injuring 66 people,” the U.S. Associated Press reported. He added that “the majority of the injured…