Taliban fighters attacked the Afghan troops who had assembled to prepare an attack in the western province of Farah in the night, setting off a fierce battle, officials said. An air strike was called in and killed at least 25 militants, he said.
Attack on an outpost near military academy in Afghanistan's capital has killed at least 11 soldiers and wounded 16 others, a defence ministry official said. Daesh claimed responsibility for the assault.
As Operation Olive Branch continues, Daesh and the YPG have fired a number of rockets from across the border in Syria into Kilis and Reyhanli border towns.
At least 15 UN soldiers, mostly from Tanzania, were killed by suspected Ugandan rebels in a raid on a base in the Democratic Republic of Congo late on Friday.
Daesh claims responsibility for the attack, the group's news agency Amaq says, without providing evidence.
The arrest of a man, aged in his late 30s, came hours after a car rammed into soldiers, injuring six. The mayor of Levallois-Perret said the attack was "without any doubt" deliberate.
Mohammad Asif Qaderyan, father of 14-year-old Fatemah Qaderyan died in a Daesh attack that targeted a mosque in Herat in western Afghanistan.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack that comes weeks after the Iraqi government declared victory over the group in Mosul following a gruelling fight that lasted for more than eight months.
Earlier this week militants abducted members of an oil exploration following which Nigeria's military carried out a rescue operation in the Magumeri area of Borno state.
The assault overnight in Kandahar was the latest in a wave of attacks in recent days across the country.
The attack in Shabwa province is the latest in a string of shootings suspected to have been carried out by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) which targeting military checkpoints and outposts.
An Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four other foreigners at a popular seaside vacation spot. The attacker's motives are not known.
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