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Afghan Troops Battle Taliban Forces in Yamgan

Intense fighting is raging in northeastern Afghanistan where officials say a counteroffensive is underway to retake control of a remote district Taliban insurgents captured the Saturday.   The United Nations Sunday warned the Afghan conflict is resulting in thousands of people being killed or wounded, and forcing families to leave their homes and seek refuge in neighboring communities.   Clashes in the central district of Yamgan in Badakhshan province erupted at dawn Saturday...

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