Tag : Afghanistan
Afghan forces clashed with Taliban fighters in a provincial capital about 120 kilometres (75 miles) from Kabul, officials and witnesses said, prompting the defence minister to take charge of a counteroffensive. At one point Defence Minister Yasin Zia took personal charge in the field, officials said.
Kandahar, Kunduz and Ghazni provinces were rocked by four separate bombings, killing at least 11 civilians.
The temporary deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government follows a surge in violence in recent weeks.
Days after bombing, Afghans despair at three-day limit to ceasefire