Afghan Taliban capture city of Sangin - BBC News

The Taliban have captured the crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say. Afghan forces say they have made a tactical retreat from the centre of Sangin. A spokesman for Helmand's governor confirmed the district ...and more »

Taliban forces seize strategic district in embattled Helmand province - Washington Post

KABUL — Taliban insurgents captured a strategic district in embattled Helmand Province Thursday, officials said, while Afghan troops were evacuated from the area and Air Force planes bombed military installations there to prevent the Taliban from ...and more »

Afghan Taliban signal growing strength with capture of key southern district - The Hindu

Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Afghanistan's Herat Province on May 27, 2016. Reuters. KABUL March 23, 2017 15:21 IST. Updated: March 23, 2017 15:21 IST. more-in. Taliban fighters have captured the ...and more »

Taliban Retake Key District in Afghanistan - Voice of America

The Taliban captured a key district in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province Thursday while in the country's north, an officer turned his rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing nine policemen, officials said. The fall of Sangin district, once ...and more »

Afghanistan cop kills 9 colleagues, sets their bodies on fire - Deccan Chronicle

The cop gathered up weapons and equipment before fleeing to the Taliban, said a spokesman for police. The incident took place after the assailant policeman belonging to the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces opened fire on his comrades, leaving nine of ...and more »

Strategic District in Southern Afghanistan, Sangin, Falls to Taliban - New York Times

Afghan soldiers in the strategic town of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand in 2013. More British and later American Marines died in Sangin than in any of the country's roughly 400 other districts. Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times ...and more »

Taliban Seizes Control of Sangin District in Afghan Southern Helmand Province - Sputnik International

The Taliban terrorist group, outlawed in Russia, took control of the Sangin district in the Afghan southern province of Helmand after driving out government force, local media reported Thursday, citing sources. Smoke rises from a district police ...and more »

Is it safe for Britain to send refugees back to Afghanistan? - The Guardian

A Médecins Sans Frontières worker walks inside the remains of a hospital destroyed by a US airstrike in Kunduz in 2015. Photograph: Najim Rahim/AP. The new arrivals · Immigration and asylum · The new arrivals ...and more »

Nine police officers killed in Afghanistan - The Peninsula Qatar

Kabul: A policeman killed nine of his co workers in an insider attack in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, local officials said Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday night after the assailant policeman belonging to the Afghan Local ...and more »

Insider attack kills 9 police in N. Afghan province - Global Times

Insider attack claimed the lives of nine police officers in the northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan on Thursday, police said. "A personnel of local police apparently affiliated with the Taliban group brutally gunned down nine members of local ...and more »