Protests over arrest of anti-Taliban commander turn violent in Afghanistan
These Afghan villages had been safe from insurgents. Then a deadly Taliban assault forced thousands to flee.
Taliban suicide bombers wearing police uniforms raid a courthouse in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni city, killing six people as the insurgents step up their annual spring offensive after naming a new leader.
Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid on a district government compound in Ghazni, killing at least seven people including the local governor.
Afghan forces appear to have finally pushed Taliban fighters from the strategic city of Ghazni, as shopkeepers and residents warily return to the streets after days of intense ground fighting and US airstrikes.