U.S. and Afghan Special Forces are completing an operation to clear Islamic State fighters from a remote district in Nangarhar, the eastern province where they have their main stronghold in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.
The U.S. military says it will honor a temporary cease-fire with the Taliban announced by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Thursday, but will continue counterterrorism operations targeting the Islamic State, al Qaeda, and other groups.
NATO is backing Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's offer of peace talks to the Taliban, embracing what top officials say is an unprecedented opportunity to end the fighting in the insurgency-wracked country.
An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 57 people including women and children and wounded 119 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday in the latest attack on election preparations
A series of terror attacks across Afghanistan, particularly in the capital, Kabul, has come at a price for the local economy in addition to damaging the country's infrastructure. Afghan officials say the attacks have resulted in more than $100 million
There are reports Afghan security forces have killed a group of gunmen who attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. Local media reports that five people were killed when the gunmen stormed the hotel.