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Afghanistan army to expel Taliban in south

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 18 (UPI) -- Two Afghan soldiers and at least 23 militants died during a military push to expel Taliban rebels from some southern villages, Afghan defense officials said.
Karzai escapes assassination

Karzai escapes assassination

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 27 (UPI) -- Taliban insurgents attempted to kill Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday during national celebrations but he escaped unharmed, officials said.

Afghan troops kill scores of rebels

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Scores of Taliban rebels have been eliminated from their stronghold in Afghanistan's southern region by advancing government troops.

Afghanistan to expand its army size

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Afghanistan reportedly plans to boost the size of its army nearly three times to improve internal security and discourage any interference from neighbors.

Afghans say Taliban leader killed

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. forces in Afghanistan Thursday killed a member of the Taliban leadership council, the Afghan government announced.

First bodies moved from Afghan air crash

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Afghan rescuers have begun transporting the bodies of 104 passengers, killed when an Afghan airliner crashed 11 days ago, to Kabul for identification. Defense Ministry Spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi said the work of moving the bodies began Monday, BBC report

Demonstrators fired on in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- At least four Afghans were wounded Sunday when soldiers opened fire on protesters demanding back pay outside the defense ministry in Kabul.
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