Topic: Faryab Province
A NATO helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of Kabul on Friday, killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and at least two Afghan civilians on the ground.
Kandahar blasts Tuesday night killed nine people, including five children, as insurgents fight intensified NATO-led operations in the south of Pakistan.
Working with criminal gangs, Taliban are planting roadside bombs and extorting money in Afghanstan's northern provinces.
Militant attacks are increasing outside the Taliban's southern stronghold, such as Sunday's on President Hamid Karzai.