Government of Afghanistan
More than 50 civilian Afghans were shot dead in a joint operation between Islamic State and the Taliban, TASS reported. The bloody attack took place last night in the northern province of Sari Pull, where the forces under Kabul and local residents fought against the supporters of radical Muslim groups.
At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a Taliban car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul yesterday, officials said, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital.
"The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour," interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.
NATO will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help train local forces facing a resurgent Taliban but will not return to a combat role, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on June 29.
The alliance ended its longest-ever military operation in 2014 when it handed over post-9/11 frontline duties to the Afghan military and took on an advice and training mission.
Child casualties have soared in Afghanistan this year as the Taliban stepped up attacks in urban areas, the United Nations said on April 17, branding the figures "appalling."
Between January and March, 161 children were killed and 449 others injured - a 29 percent increase from a year earlier - the U.N.'s mission in Afghanistan said in a report.
The real life of a soldier in war theatres is far from the glorified image often portrayed in a Hollywood film. It is a constant battle for his/her life survival at every turn. A video shows a US soldier taking on Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. The footage shows him pinned behind the tree-line, while under heavy fire. He manages to survive.