A strike in Afghanistan carried out by the US killed one of the senior leaders of Al Qaeda, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Faruq al-Qatani served as the group's leader for northeastern Afghanistan, and had been assigned to re-establish safe havens in the country.
He was killed in a strike on October 23 in Kunar, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement.
He said the Pentagon was still assessing the outcome of another strike on the same day that targeted another leader in Afghanistan, Bilal al-Utabi.
Nato said the US personnel who were killed were part of "a train, advise and assist mission" in Kunduz province.Read the full story ›
At least 14 people have been killed and another 26 injured after an attack at a Shia Muslim shrine in the west of Kabul on Tuesday night.
The Afghan Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirmed that the attack was carried out by one person using an automatic rifle and grenade.
The Kart-e-Sakhi shrine is an important religious site for Shia Muslims. Many were praying when the attack occurred as Wednesday marks the holy day of Ashura.
Jamshed, a Kabul resident who witnessed the attack, said the assailant was wearing a police uniform.
He said: "I was selling bread at the gate of the shrine, and then someone came over and placed a package five meters away from me. He was wearing a police uniform, carrying an AK-47.
"He fired a few rounds first, but did not hit anyone. Then he shot a soldier. The soldier fell to the ground dead. He then fired at me, I just dropped my things and fled."
Thirteen civilians and one police officer have been confirmed dead.
Military police arrived at the scene quickly and shot dead the attacker.
The crash took place while the helicopter was supplying a military base with food, water and ammunition.Read the full story ›
Two US service officers have been injured by a roadside bomb, a defence official has said.
The pair were on a "normal security patrol" near Jalalabad Airfield in Nangarhar province when their vehicle hit the improvised explosive device (IED).
They were taken to Jalalabad Airfield for treatment. Their condition is not known.
Militant fighters have holed up inside homes after launching a coordinated attack from four directions at once overnight on Sunday.Read the full story ›
The attack at Care International charity came hours after a double blast in another area of the city left at least 35 dead.Read the full story ›
Students and staff at the American University of Afghanistan were reportedly trapped inside after militants stormed the campus.Read the full story ›
The leader of the so-called Islamic State militant group in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a US drone strike, according to an Afghan official.
Hafiz Saeed Khan, along with a number of senior commanders and fighters, was said to have been hit in an eastern Afghan province.
A former member of the Pakistani branch of the Taliban who later swore allegiance to IS, Khan had also been reported killed last year, but the death was never confirmed.
Omar Zakhilwal, Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan, told reporters the fatal strike had taken place on July 26.
I can confirm that ISIS Khurasan leader Hafiz Saeed Khan along with his senior commanders and fighters died in a US drone strike on July 26 in Kot district of Afghanistan's Nangharhar province.
Pentagon spokesperson Gordon Trowbridge confirmed Khan's death.
The death is a blow to the efforts of so-called Islamic State to expand from its heartlands in Syria and Iraq, and into Afghanistan and Pakistan.
At least six people were wounded after western tourists were attacked by gunmen while travelling through a western province, officials said.Read the full story ›