Afghans vote in south Kandahar’s delayed elections

Security was tight in southern Kandahar on Saturday as voters went to the polls in parliamentary elections that were delayed in the province by one week after an attack by an elite guard killed two top government officials, including a powerful provincial police chief.

US Defense secretary makes surprise visit to war-weary Kabul

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived on a surprise visit to Afghanistan's war-shattered capital on Friday, the U.S. command in Afghanistan said, just days after a suicide bomber killed 21 people in the city and wounded 90 others.

Rockets strike Afghan capital in latest spike of violence

Rockets slammed into the heart of the capital of Kabul on Tuesday as President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech marking a Muslim holiday, the latest in a series of brazen attacks that highlighted Afghanistan's deteriorating security.

Taliban launches 2 days of attacks in Afghanistan, 14 killed

Taliban fighters launched a wave of attacks against security outposts in the east and south of Afghanistan over the last two days, even as efforts to jump-start peace talks were renewed.