Flights from Kandahar airport were cancelled when rockets hit the runway, an official said, as the Taliban pressed on with their sweeping offensive across the country.
After fierce battle to hold Dawlat Abad in Faryab province on Afghanistan’s Turkmenistan border on July 16, Special Forces commandos ran out of munitions, surrendered and were executed by gunfire by Taliban militants, witnesses tell CNN.
Another seven soldiers were wounded in the siege in Sari Pul province, which the local government pinned on the Taliban.
Sixteen civilians from the same extended family killed by an air strike in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, said an official.
Nearly 150 people abducted by Taliban in an ambush in northern Kunduz province have been rescued.
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