Afghan Special Forces and policemen prepare themselves for battle with the Taliban on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand, Afghanistan October 10, 2016.    REUTERS/Abdul Mailk  - RTSRLPZ

Afghan Taliban launch large-scale attack on Helmand; suicide blast kills 14

A suicide car bombing killed 14 people, including 10 Afghan police officers, as the Taliban launched a large-scale attack Monday on the capital in southern Helmand province, the he...

FILE - In this April 16, 2016 file photo, an Afghan National Army soldier, left, shouts against the Taliban, after firing a rocket towards Taliban positions, on the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan. The Taliban launched multiple attacks in Afghanistan, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, including on a strategic tunnel in the Hindu Kush mountains that links the capital, Kabul, with the country's north and south, officials said. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim, File)

Afghan Taliban press attack on Kunduz; 12 police die in south

Fierce gunbattles raged for a second day on Tuesday in Afghanistan's embattled northern city of Kunduz while in the country's south, insurgents killed 12 policemen at checkpoints a...