Tolo News: Afghan security forces dealt a major blow to the Taliban after its fighters on Tuesday launched an offensive on Mehterlam, the provincial capital of Laghman, ANSF officials there said on Thursday. The latest fighting follows increased attacks by the militants on various checkpoints in Mehterlam. Some of the checkpoints initially fell to the Taliban.
MEHTARLAM, Afghanistan, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — Five Afghan civilians, including a child, were wounded in a bomb attack in the eastern Laghman province on Sunday, said the provincial government. “A sticky Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attached to a private vehicle was detonated in Ali Shing district’s bazaar at around midday, injuring five innocent civilians,” it
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 25, 2016 At least two Afghan civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in the eastern province of Laghman early on December 25, a local official said. The incident took place near a shrine in Mihterlam, the provincial capital, said Sarhadi Zwak, a spokesman for the Laghman provincial governor. There
Khaama Press: Afghan intelligence operatives foiled a coordinated attack plot in Mehtarlam city, the provincial capital eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a group 6 terrorists belonging to the Taliban group were arrested in connection to the attack plot. Click here to read more (external link). Other Security News Indian woman
AOPNEWS | February 2, 2016 Badakhshan: Twenty-one Taliban fighters have been captured in Tishkan district, Afghan security officials said today. Badghis: An insider attack in Qadis district left 4 policemen dead, according to government officials. The attackers were 9 fellow policemen who, after shooting their fellow officers, took their weapons, abandoning their check post. Helmand:
VOA News / January 6, 2016 KABUL – The Afghan government has formed a special force to counter Islamic State and Taliban militants in eastern parts of the country, Acting Defense Minister Masoom Stanekzai announced Wednesday from eastern Laghman province. “The IS issue is the most important [issue], which should be hard hit,” Stanekzai told VOA’s