LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and three others sustained injuries when a rocket allegedly fired by Taliban insurgents hit a house in southern Helmand province, an official said on Thursday.
PUL-I-KHUMRY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead another moneychanger in northern Baghlan province, prompting colleagues to warn the government of quitting businesses if the killing spree continued.
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A NATO airstrike killed five Afghan army soldiers and injured at least eight others in central Logar province early on Thursday morning, officials said. The coalition said the deaths were accidental and expressed condolences to the bereaved families.
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Police detained two persons after a bomb was defused near the venue where presidential contender Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was to address a public gathering in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Accused of killing an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, the Afghan security forces killed a notorious militant commander Hazrat Kul in Khinjan district of central Baghlan province, an official said Wednesday.
MIAMANA (Pajhwok): Seven Afghan Local Police (ALP) officials, including their commander were killed when militants mounted attack on a police check post in the Qaisar district of northeastern Faryab province, officials said Wednesday.