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Afghan Taliban Stages Assault in Helmand

Authorities in Afghanistan’s restive southern province of Helmand say a group of at least 10 heavily-armed Taliban fighters have staged a coordinated assault, triggering a gun battle with security forces.  The attack early Wednesday in the Gereshk district targeted the police headquarters and offices of the Afghan spy agency.  A senior provincial security official, Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, told VOA that security forces have gunned down seven assailants while a gunfight is...

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