http://afghanistan.asia-news.com/en_GB/keywords/topic/security?page=17

Security

Former Taliban militants enjoying comfortable life and peace in Kunduz

Former Taliban militants enjoying comfortable life and peace in Kunduz

Giving up the fight against the Afghan government is paying off as jobs provide former insurgents a path back to normal lives.

Kunduz in 'darkness' as Taliban continues nighttime communication bans

Kunduz in 'darkness' as Taliban continues nighttime communication bans

Local residents can't call taxis to take those in need to hospitals, can't update relatives, and can't access the internet to get the latest news.

Afghans paint dark picture of what life might be like if Taliban return to power

Afghans paint dark picture of what life might be like if Taliban return to power

Afghans in areas under Taliban control live in fear of flogging, executions and harsh restrictions on women's rights.

Taliban morale takes a hit as leadership losses mount

Taliban morale takes a hit as leadership losses mount

The increased pressure on the Taliban and rising casualty rates have raised concerns among the rank and file, who are struggling to survive the onslaught.

Seeking a peaceful life, more Taliban, ISIS fighters surrender in Nangarhar

Seeking a peaceful life, more Taliban, ISIS fighters surrender in Nangarhar

Eighteen Taliban and three ISIS fighters surrendered to authorities, saying they were encouraged by previous insurgents who renounced violence and now have a better life.

'We have had enough of war', say surrendering Taliban fighters in Faryab

'We have had enough of war', say surrendering Taliban fighters in Faryab

Calls by Afghans for insurgents to lay down their arms have accelerated amid ongoing peace talks.

Afghan forces destroy Taliban torture facility in Herat

Afghan forces destroy Taliban torture facility in Herat

Security personnel found whips, chains and other devices at the prison before they destroyed it.

ANDSF, popular uprising fight Taliban extortion, brutality in Samangan

ANDSF, popular uprising fight Taliban extortion, brutality in Samangan

The Taliban killed 10 civilians who refused to pay the militants ushr and regularly force coal truck drivers to pay extortion, local residents and officials say.

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise visit to Kabul amid push for peace

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise visit to Kabul amid push for peace

'The Afghans have to decide what Afghanistan looks like in the future,' said Patrick Shanahan.

Ghani fired Mohaqiq to counter Iranian influence in Afghanistan

Ghani fired Mohaqiq to counter Iranian influence in Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani fired Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq in a move observers say was more than just political and was aimed at protecting Afghanistan's national interests.