Eleven children and a woman were killed by an air strike during a NATO operation targeting Taliban commanders in eastern Afghanistan, officials in the region said today.
Six Nato personnel including a female US diplomat were killed on Saturday in two separate attacks in Afghanistan, officials said, in the deadliest day for foreign forces in 2013.
Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks today in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the US military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said.
Officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a provincial governor's convoy near a hospital in southern Afghanistan.
A bomb strapped to the back of a donkey killed one policeman and wounded three civilians in eastern Afghanistan today, officials said.
A NATO air strike killed four Afghan police officials and two civilians on Thursday, Afghan officials said.
Taliban gunmen who killed 46 people at an Afghan court complex in a bid to free insurgents standing trial moved ruthlessly from room to room, shooting everyone they found, officials recounted Thursday.
Western hopes of leaving Afghanistan within reach of a peace deal when Nato troops pull out in 2014 are dimming, with planned negotiations in Qatar at a stalemate and Pakistan demanding that Afghanistan, for example, sever all ties with India in return for supporting the talks.
At least 44 people were killed by Taliban militants who stormed an Afghan court complex today in an apparent attempt to free insurgents standing trial, officials said.
A NATO helicopter supporting Afghan security forces killed two children and nine suspected Taliban fighters today, officials said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai travelled to Qatar today to discuss Taliban militants opening an office in the Gulf state for peace talks that could end more than a decade of war.
A senior US commander says American special operations forces have handed over their base in eastern Afghanistan's Nirkh district to local Afghan commandos meeting a demand by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that US forces withdraw from the district.
Eight suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, killing five officers and wounding four others, a security official said.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Afghanistan today on an unannounced visit 24-hour to see President Hamid Karzai amid concerns the Afghan president may be jeopardizing progress in the war against extremism with anti-American rhetoric.
A scrum of 150 horse riders fighting over a headless carcass might look chaotic, but Afghan 'buzkashi' players insist their sport demands skill and guile as well as brute force.