Afghan political parties united against President Hamid Karzai recently opened talks with the Taliban and US-declared terrorist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, hoping to broker peace ahead of next year's exit of international combat troops.
Afghanistan's intelligence agency said today that it had foiled a massive truck bomb plot in which 7,800 kilogrammes of explosives could have wiped out an area of Kabul.
Five US military personnel were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon says, although there were no immediate details about the cause of the crash.
US defence secretary Chuck Hagel encountered political tension with the Afghan president and a series of security problems during his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, but he met privately with President Hamid Karzai and says they discussed the key issues.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in Afghanistan, dumbfounding US officials during a problematic visit by the new Pentagon chief.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the Taliban and the US of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave as planned by the end of next year.
A suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan today killed eight children and one policeman, officials said, adding the target of the strike was Afghan and international forces.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a defence ministry gate in Kabul today killing nine civilians during a visit to Afghanistan by US defence secretary Chuck Hagel, underlining the insurgent threat as Nato troops prepare to leave.
NATO forces accidentally shot dead two boys during an operation in Afghanistan's south, the alliance said on Saturday, in the latest in a series of incidents involving allegations of civilian deaths at the hands of international troops.
Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a bus carrying Afghan soldiers to work in the capital, wounding seven people.
Afghanistan's president has ordered US special forces to leave a strategic province as he seeks tighter control over Afghan militia, exacerbating tensions before the 2014 withdrawal of NATO troops.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has given US special forces two weeks to leave a key battleground province after accusations that Afghans working for them tortured and killed innocent people, the president's spokesman said on Sunday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded Sunday the withdrawal of US special forces from Wardak within two weeks, accusing them of fuelling "insecurity and instability" in the volatile province neighbouring the capital Kabul.
Two Taliban suicide bombers killed three members of Afghan security forces today, but a third attack in Kabul's diplomatic enclave was foiled when police shot dead the would-be assailant, officials said.
A NATO air strike killed 10 civilians, mostly women and children, in a raid on a Taliban hideout in a remote region of eastern Afghanistan, local officials said on Wednesday.