Bombs killed five people died on Saturday in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, the U.S. military said.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh says six soldiers appear to have been killed by a huge landmine in the volatile Helmand province.
Six UK soldiers are missing and presumed dead following an explosion in southwest Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
An 8 year-old boy was hanged by militants in Afghanistan's Helmand province after the boy's father -- a police officer in the southern city of Gereshk -- refused to comply with militants' demands to provide them with a police vehicle, officials said.
An operation by Afghan and coalition forces in Helmand province left 16 militants dead, according provincial governor Gullab Mangall.
The restive Afghan city of Lashkar Gah, meaning "army barracks" in Farsi, is on Wednesday to become the third area handed over to national security forces by departing NATO troops.
Militants launched rocket attacks against an eastern Afghan provincial capital Tuesday, just as a NATO handover ceremony to Afghan security forces in the province of Laghman was under way.
An Afghan civilian was accidentally killed in a coalition airstrike and three others died in a bombing staged by militants, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said on Wednesday.
The bodies of two female aid workers were discovered Sunday morning in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a spokesman for Helmand's governor told CNN on Tuesday.
Eight guards of a private security company were killed and three wounded in a clash between insurgents and the private security company Sunday night, officials said.
An improvised explosive device blast in southern Afghanistan killed one child and wounded another in Helmand Province, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Saturday, the same day it reported that security forces killed a senior Taliban leader in the eastern part of the country.
Ten family members were injured in a rocket attack in eastern Nangarhar province, a spokesman for the governor of the province said. In a separate attack, two people were killed in a western province.
About 1.9 tons of processed heroin, 1,800 pounds of raw opium and 200 pounds of "illegal fertilizer" commonly used to make bombs were discovered by troops during a security operation in southern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Saturday.
Coalition troop deaths in Afghanistan continued to add up in what has been a hot and bloody struggle, with eight American and four British troops slain over the last 48 hours.
Afghan counter-narcotics police and international security forces killed 64 people and arrested 10 others during a three-day operation in Helmand province, the interior ministry said.
International and Afghan security forces wounded and captured a Taliban district chief and killed a "large number" of insurgents in a four-hour firefight, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement Thursday.
Four Americans and a Briton were killed in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, military officials said.
Two British soldiers were killed in a gunfight with insurgents in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a statement Saturday.
A British Marine was killed Wednesday in an explosion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
A United Kingdom soldier was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
Afghan authorities have arrested three Italian medical workers in a plot to assassinate the governor of the southern Helmand province.
A bicycle-borne bomb killed at least 13 people and injured 45 others Wednesday in Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials said.
Ten Afghan civilians were killed and seven others were wounded in a suicide attack Sunday in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, a provincial spokesman said.
Two suicide attackers, dressed as women, stormed a relief agency in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday and were killed by police before they could detonate their explosives.
It will take NATO-led military forces "another 25 to 30 days to secure that which needs to be secured" in Afghanistan's Helmand province, and a further three months after that to be sure insurgents are being kept out of the area, British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter said Thursday.
The death of a British soldier on an explosives-clearing operation in Afghanistan has pushed the British death toll there past that of the 1982 Falklands War, the Ministry of Defence announced Tuesday.
British troops have launched air and ground operations in preparation for a "major offensive" in southern Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said Thursday.
Thirty-two Taliban insurgents and three Afghan soldiers were killed in fighting between security forces and militants in southern Afghanistan, a local government official told CNN Thursday.
Allegations that NATO-led soldiers desecrated a Quran in a weekend operation against the Taliban spurred an angry protest Tuesday in southwest Afghanistan, authorities said.
British troops will get new camouflage uniforms for the first time in more than 40 years, based on computer modeling of Afghanistan's terrain, the Ministry of Defence announced Sunday.
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More than 1,000 troops have started a big push against insurgents in a militant stronghold of southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Marines said Friday.
Britain announced plans Saturday to host an international conference on Afghanistan, a summit designed to formulate plans for transferring power to and bolstering the power of local authorities.
The British Ministry of Defence Wednesday named the five troops who were killed in Afghanistan in a shooting blamed on a "rogue" Afghan policeman.
Three people died when rockets slammed into northwestern Kabul late Sunday, a government official said.
A British Royal Marine was killed Saturday by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
The death of a Canadian soldier in battle-scarred Afghanistan on Thursday brings this month's toll of international military fatalities in the war to 47, the highest monthly tally so far, a CNN count of official statistics shows.
At least five people were killed when a helicopter went down in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province Tuesday, a local government official said.
Two British soldiers were killed in separate incidents Thursday in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the British military said Friday.
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Violence flared in southern Afghanistan, with a NATO-led service member killed Saturday and 20 suspected insurgents slain in Helmand province Friday, authorities said.
Twelve militants were killed in a firefight with Afghan and coalition forces in Helmand province, U.S. military officials said.
Suspected militants ambushed a police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing nine officers, the interior ministry said.
A British Royal Marine was killed Sunday in southern Afghanistan when an explosion struck his patrol in Helmand province, the Ministry of Defense said.
A British soldier was killed on New Year's Day by an explosion in southern Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defense said Friday.
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A British soldier was killed by enemy fire on Wednesday in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the Ministry of Defense said.
Afghanistan's government on Monday demanded a review of international troops within its borders after an airstrike which Afghanistan believes killed about 90 civilians -- most of them children.
Fourteen Afghan civilians were killed Saturday in Taliban roadside attacks and 17 Taliban militants were killed in clashes with Afghan and NATO-led troops in southern Helmand province, officials said.
One Danish and one British soldier have died in fighting over the last 24 hours in southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province.
Nine U.S. troops were killed Sunday in an attack on a base in a remote province of eastern Afghanistan, a Western official said.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has paid tribute to troops serving in Afghanistan, a day after the British death toll in the conflict reached 100.
Three British paratroopers were killed Sunday in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, bringing the British death toll there to 100, the Ministry of Defense reported.
A suicide bomber killed two police officers in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday -- the latest of several attacks that have killed at least 10 officers in the last two days.
Two British marines and a Danish soldier have been killed in Afghanistan.
A bomb blast at a hydro-electric power plant in southern Afghanistan killed two workers at the plant and wounded eight other people Saturday, a police official said.
Four soldiers with the NATO-led international force in Afghanistan were killed Monday when a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into their convoy, officials said.
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Roadside bombings and a military operation across Afghanistan over the last two days left six people dead, five others wounded, and three detained, officials said on Wednesday.
A militant mullah and his two children were killed when a bomb he was making in his southern Afghanistan home prematurely exploded, a police chief has said.
Two foreign nationals working for the European Union and the United Nations have left Afghanistan after the government ordered them out for allegedly trying to talk to the Taliban, officials from the international organizations said Thursday.
Two Danish soldiers killed in Afghanistan in September died as a result of friendly fire from British forces, a Danish military report revealed on Tuesday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan on Monday for his third visit to the war-torn nation since being confirmed as Pentagon chief.
An Afghan woman and two children died when coalition soldiers used a grenade against militants barricaded in a building in the Garmser district, Helmand province Sunday, according to coalition forces.
A bomb explosion near a mosque in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province killed four Afghan National Police officers and wounded seven others, including one civilian, Friday, the U.S.-led coalition command announced Saturday.
Afghan and coalition troops have killed about 170 insurgents in three days of intense fighting concentrated in Afghanistan's restive south, according to NATO and U.S.-led coalition reports.
Scores of insurgents have been killed over the last day during fighting in southern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led coalition said on Wednesday.
A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy killed a French soldier serving under NATO's International Security Forces during a routine patrol in Kabul early Friday, the French Defense Ministry told CNN.
A suicide attacker on Monday killed at least seven people in southern Afghanistan, Interior Ministry spokesman Zmarai Bashary said.
Afghan and coalition forces engaged in another fierce battle with Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing more than 40 insurgents in the 12-hour engagement in northern Kandahar province, the U.S. military said.
Two NATO soldiers were killed while on patrol in restive southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, while more than 20 suspected insurgents were reported to have died in coalition airstrikes and ground battles, authorities said.
Two British soldiers were killed and another soldier and an interpreter were wounded in a bomb blast Wednesday in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, Britain's Defense Ministry said.
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Afghan and coalition forces have destroyed an opium drug lab in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province, after a short skirmish with Taliban militants, a statement from the U.S.-led coalition said Thursday.
Taliban militants attacked a coalition military base in southern Afghanistan for the second time Saturday and the third time this week, the U.S.-led coalition said.
Afghan troops backed by coalition aircraft are fighting a "large battle" with Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan, the latest major skirmish there this week, U.S. military reported Thursday.
More than 50 insurgents were killed in a 12-hour battle pitting Taliban militants against Afghan security forces and coalition troops in restive southern Afghanistan, the coalition statement released Thursday said.
The U.S.-led coalition and the Afghan government are investigating reports that as many as 130 people, including women and children, were killed Friday in an attack by coalition forces in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.
NATO troops on Thursday secured the wreckage of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter apparently shot down by Taliban militants, an attack that killed everyone on board
Top Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah Lang has been killed in a military operation in southern Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Forces said Sunday, confirming earlier reports by the Afghan government.
A British NATO soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, the UK's Ministry of Defense confirmed.
Fifteen suspected Taliban were killed in southern Afghanistan over the last two days, and a NATO service member was found dead on Friday, military officials in Afghanistan said on Saturday.
Hundreds of NATO troops descended on southern Afghanistan's Helmand province overnight as part of an offensive against Taliban fighters, U.S. and allied officials said Thursday.
At least 28 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting on Thursday in southern Afghanistan, Afghanistan's interior minister said.
Eight Afghan civilians were killed and 35 others wounded in the aftermath of a suicide attack and ambush on a coalition military convoy in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, a joint forces military statement said.
Two children were killed and three British soldiers were wounded in a suicide attack in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province Thursday, police and military officials said.
Three British soldiers were killed Tuesday when their vehicle came under fire in southern Afghanistan, according to the British Ministry of Defense and NATO.
Afghan troops and police have killed 18 Taliban insurgents, most of them in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
Fighting over the last two days in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province has left a British soldier and 35 militants dead.
Afghan and coalition forces raided a village in southern Afghanistan early Friday, killing one "enemy extremist" and detaining eight others, suspected of participating in anti-government activities, according to the U.S. military.
Two British soldiers, four Afghan soldiers and 29 Taliban militants were killed in recent fighting across southern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan authorities said on Tuesday.
The coalition command in Afghanistan said two coalition soldiers were killed on Tuesday in separate combat operations -- one in Kunar province in the northeast and the other in Helmand province in the south.
Fighting raged across southern Afghanistan for a second day Saturday with attacks on government offices and a police convoy, killing a district chief and 14 others -- raising the death toll from the battles to 36, officials said.
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