Local officials in northwestern Faryab province acknowledged on Wednesday the loss of a strategic area of Balcharagh district.
The police chief for central Uruzgan province on Tuesday said Taliban militants recently attempted to capture the provincial capital, Tirinkot, and some districts but failed and sustained heavy casualties.
While many senior government officials, including the president has repeatedly complained about corruption in the Ministry of Education (MoE), the government is yet to provide explanation about the issue.
The governor of southern Ghazni province on Monday said a number of rebel groups had recently joined the Taliban but they would face an offensive in the winter.
The U.S. should recognize the failure of its strategy on Afghanistan, and stop focusing on the continuation of war and rivalries instead of bringing peace to the country, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said.
At least 12 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been martyred in a Taliban attack on a security post in Khashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province, an official said Monday.
Besides the United States, China can also play an important role in precluding Pakistan from supporting and sheltering terrorists, Afghan analysts stress, adding that efforts should be made in the upcoming foreign ministerial meeting of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China to convince Islamabad to stop supporting terrorist groups.