The Afghan army tries to hold out against a Taliban siege in the key district of Sangin. The government says it is air-dropping more food and ammunition to its struggling forces. Kabul can ill afford to lose another town to the Islamist extremists.
Fifteen cadets have died in the second deadly suicide bomb attack in the capital, Kabul, within 24 hours. An attack on a mosque on Friday evening claimed at least 56 lives and injured some 55 more.
The Taliban has killed 43 government troops at a military base in southern Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry reports. Nine soldiers were wounded and six remain missing, according to a statement from the ministry.
US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in Afghanistan. He is accused of endangering fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his post.
Although US President Donald Trump has appreciated Pakistan's efforts in securing the release of a US-Canadian couple, experts say it is yet to be seen whether Islamabad is serious about defeating Islamists.
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