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Kabul: The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbour foreign militants.
bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said. ... In the evening ...
A rift between terrorist groups in the Valley is out in the open with Taliban-e-Kashmir leader Zakir Musa claiming that he provided specific information to security forces about half a dozen jihadis who were killed by the army in the last seven days ...
Before him, a "shopkeeper" disguised as a prominent Taliban leader and negotiator made it to the Presidential Palace and met with the former Afghan president, and another man posing as a "peace messenger" severely injured the former head of the NDS ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) - In a message ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, the Afghanistan Taliban leader said a planned U.S.
Afghans carry the bodies of men at after a suicide car bombing in Helmand province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 22, 2017.
The Afghan Security Forces on Wednesday managed to push back the Taliban who held a check post in Durqad district of northern Takhar province under siege for 72 hours, local officials said late Wednesday. According to officials, the Taliban attacked ...
We are still working to examine the video and are not currently in a position to comment on it," an official from the US State Department said.
The governor of Darzab, the district that fell to the Taliban, confirmed that Taliban fighters overran the district just one day after Islamic State fighters attacked the administrative complex.
Afghan security officials patrolling an area after a suicide bomb blast that targeted a checkpoint run by the breakaway Taliban faction known as the Renouncers, in the district of Gereshk in Helmand province last week. Credit Watan Yar/European ...
WASHIGTON: Pakistan is an ally on counterterrorism issues and will be essential for bringing the Afghan Taliban to the table for peace talks, says acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tina Kaidanow.
Kabul, Afghanistan - Five Afghan police officers were killed and 18 people were wounded in a Taliban attack Sunday on a major base in the eastern province of Paktia, Afghan officials said. The attack on the Spin Ghar region's police Headquarters began ...
... soldier during an attack by Islamic State militants in Nangarhar Province in May. In expelling the Taliban from Tora Bora, the extremists gain an easily defended base, an Afghan official said. Credit Ghulamullah Habibi/European Pressphoto Agency ...
Distraught after receiving death threats, allegedly from the Taliban, the family of Aitzaz Hasan - the courageous teenager who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber from attacking his school in Hangu - anxiously awaits a response from official ...
Family of courageous teenager Aitzaz Hasan - who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber from attacking his school in Hangu - is anxiously awaiting response from official quarters regarding the death threats they have been receiving, allegedly ...
The first attack was carried out against fighters from Mullah Adbul Rasoul's faction, while the second was against Mullah Haibatullah's men.
A suspected U.S. drone strike reportedly killed a key Haqqani network commander in a remote Pakistani tribal district, according to Pakistani security officials. The attack Monday night, which has not been confirmed by the Pentagon, targeted a ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S.
The Taliban continues to deny any and all involvement in the May 31 suicide truck bombing that killed more than 150 Afghans, primarily civilians, and wounded hundreds more.
According to Tolo News, A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, has been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist ...
Kabul // The head of the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has ruled out any involvement in a wave of deadly bombings in Kabul, reiterating the group's denial as it faces widespread condemnation.
PanARMENIAN.Net - The problem Trump will have with Afghanistan regards sending more troops, what kind of troops they are, and whether they have a combat or Special Forces' role - given that the 15-year U.S.
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A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, has been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups.
(CNN) Three US soldiers were killed and another wounded during a joint US-Afghan military operation Saturday in Nangarhar province, US officials told CNN. ... Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the militants claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Afghan government is funding schools and hospitals run by the Taliban as the militant group seeks to establish itself as a legitimate administration in large swathes of the country, a new film has found.
But these victories had presented Taliban leaders with an unexpected challenge. The people .... One evening a Taliban leader strove to convince us of the benefits of life under the Taliban by contrasting it with the failings of the Afghan government ...
Kabul // Afghan president Ashraf Ghani issued an ultimatum to the Taliban on Tuesday, warning them to embrace peace or "face consequences" after announcing that the death toll from last week's devastating truck bombing had passed 150.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued an ultimatum to the Taliban yesterday, warning them to embrace peace or "face consequences" after announcing that the death toll from last week's devastating truck bombing had passed 150.
The six employee, who were abducted in DI Khan last year by the TTP Sajna faction, in Wana, South Waziristan after their release. PHOTO: Express.
Peshawar: Six Pakistani employees of a Polish oil and gas company who were kidnapped last year by the Taliban have been freed, a senior government official said Monday. The workers from Geofizyka Krakow were kidnapped by the Pakistani Taliban in ...
AFPAfghan President Ashraf Ghani issued an ultimatum to the Taliban Tuesday, calling on the insurgents to embrace peace or "face consequences".
Wana, Pakistan (Reuters) - Six kidnapped Pakistani workers for a Polish oil and gas company have been freed, a local official said on Monday, more than six months after they were abducted by a faction of the Taliban. The six workers for oil and gas ...
Taliban attacked Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province on Sunday afternoon and clashes are still ongoing, local officials said on Monday. Mohammad Yousuf Ayoubi, a member of the local provincial council said Taliban insurgents have advanced ...
Taliban insurgents targeted Kunduz City with several rockets on Sunday morning, local officials said. According to local officials at least seven missiles hit Kunduz city, of which at least two landed near the governor's building. Health officials in ...
Mohammad Alam Ezadyar, the deputy speaker of Mishrano Jirga (Upper House of Parliament) said Saturday's deadly attack at his son's funeral was plotted by the Taliban on the orders of Pakistan, in collusion with certain elements within the system. The ...
Taliban's shadow governor for Kapisa and ten other insurgents were killed in an Afghan air forces strike in the province, local officials said.
Afghan intelligence officials have blamed a Taliban-affiliated group and Pakistan for Wednesday's truck bombing in Kabul's diplomatic quarter.
An official Taliban spokesman described jihad as "obligatory worship" and said that there would be no cease-fire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Down in the body of the story, however, it emerged that Moscow had agreed to ship 10,000 assault rifles not to the Taliban but to the Afghan government's police force in Kabul.
One member of the Taliban's leadership council suggested that part of the reason for the intensified targeting of religious scholars was the influence of the insurgency's new leader, Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada. He is an ulema and madrasa leader ...
Credit Reuters. Kabul, Afghanistan - A large Taliban explosion targeting an elite Afghan militia force that has worked closely with the C.I.
Taliban fighters attacked an army camp in the southern Kandahar province Friday, killing at least 15 soldiers, said an Afghan official. Daulat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, says the attack happened early Friday and five others were ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Four Taliban fighters including a key commander Mullah Mohammad Noor Haqani were killed after unmanned plane struck the Taliban position in Chardara district of the northern Kunduz province on Friday, district ...
One year ago, then-President Barack Obama authorized a U.S. military drone strike that killed Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in a remote area of Pakistan.
Peshawar: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday stayed the execution of former spokesman for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's Swat chapter, ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) - At least 13 soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents at several security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan, a government official said Thursday. Daulat Waziri, spokesman for the ...
"Afghan security forces' performance will probably worsen due to a combination of Taliban operations, combat casualties, desertions, poor logistic support and weak leadership," added Coats. When asked about Russia's support to the Taliban, Stewart said ...
Quetta: A Taliban leader authorities describe as the "mastermind" behind three major attacks in Baluchistan has been arrested, a spokesman for the government said on Wednesday.


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