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Afghans Claim to Have Repulsed Major Taliban Assault

Afghan officials say they have repulsed a major Taliban assault on the capital of central Uruzgan province, adding that a "house-to-house" search has been launched to clear it of any remaining insurgents. Taliban insurgents had fought their way into the besieged city of Tarin Kot on Thursday morning, triggering fierce battles with Afghan security forces, according to local authorities and insurgents. The Taliban made some advances, but Afghan forces swiftly pushed them back...

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