New Taliban Attacks Complicate Afghan Peace Process

KABUL—A Taliban attack on a government intelligence headquarters in northern Afghanistan killed 11 security forces and injured dozens of civilians, further straining a peace process meant to pave the way for a withdrawal of American troops. The militants detonated a car bomb Monday morning in the city of Aybak in Samangan province outside a base…Continue Reading

Russian Spy Unit Paid Taliban to Attack U.S. Troops, Intelligence Assessment Finds

WASHINGTON—A Russian spy unit paid members of Afghanistan’s Taliban movement to conduct lethal attacks on U.S. troops in that country, according to a classified American intelligence assessment, people familiar with the report said. The assessment of the role played by Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, in fostering attacks on American soldiers, comes as President…Continue Reading