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At least four Taliban fighters have been killed and four others injured as security forces attacked militants' positions in Sayad district of the northern Saripul province on Thursday, provincial governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat said Friday.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban militant group is suspected of involvement. There has been no official word on the blast, either.
"Sometimes there are Taliban checkpoints and sometimes Afghan government checkpoints beside the school," said Seyal, who runs the Fatima Al-Zahra School in the city of Kunduz, which has been fought over for years and briefly fell into the militant ...
In a propaganda video that promoted its Al Farouq Training Camp, the Taliban said that the ultimate goal of its jihad is "to establish an Islamic State on earth.
FILE - An Afghan policeman walks past a bloodstained wall after Taliban fighters stormed a government compound in Kandahar province, July 9, 2014.
Thus, he ordered a surge and deployed an additional 33,000 US troops to Afghanistan in the hope to restrain Taliban militants and train the Afghan Security Forces. But he later decided to prematurely reduce a significant number of US soldiers from the ...
journalists are increasingly in the firing line of a conflict between the Western-backed government and Islamist militants like the Taliban, who threaten several major cities. Besides the 13 deaths, the press group documented at least 88 incidents of ...
LeJ was founded in 1996 as a militant offshoot of Sipah-i-Sahaba, a Sunni sectarian group that emerged in the mid-1980s. LeJ has claimed ... In March 2009, a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked by the Taliban and LeJ militants in Lahore.
Under the current ROE, the U.S. military in Afghanistan is free to target al-Qaeda and Islamic State fighters, but they do not have the same latitude in attacking the Taliban, who pose an existential threat to the government of Afghanistan. The current ...
Taliban militants continue to threaten major cities, although they are unable to hold urban centers for very long. Yet even with no military victory in sight, efforts to open peace talks between the Taliban and the ... James Mattis, a former commander ...
Pakistani forces kill leader of banned sectarian militant group | Reuters. ReutersJan, 19 2017 ... Lahore, Pakistan Pakistani security forces said on Wednesday they had killed the leader of the banned Sunni Muslim militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ ...
Lahore, Pakistan, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces said on Wednesday they had killed the leader of the banned Sunni Muslim militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) along with three other militants accused of killing hundreds of civilians. The ...
Kabul, Jan 18 : At least 37 Taliban insurgents, including eight top leaders, have been killed in joint operations by the Afghan Army, local Khaama Press reported.
A BRITISH soldier who fatally shot a comrade in a friendly fire mix-up in Afghanistan "will forever have blood on his hands", the dead man's family said after an inquest.
JALALABAD - Suspected Islamic State militants kidnapped 12 teachers and two other staff of a religious school in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar,
About 37 Taliban militants have been killed as the Afghan Security Forces carried out military operations elsewhere within the last 24 hours, said the Defense ...
The resulting report, delivered in October 2011, concluded that a Taliban fighter shot down the Chinook with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) as the helicopter neared its landing zone, and that "all operational decisions, linked to the incident, were ...
Asif Nang, the governor of western Farah province said that families of a number of high ranking Taliban leaders reside in Iran and bodies of Taliban fighters who were killed in recent clashes in the provincial capital have been transported to their ...
The Taliban militant group issued a statement on January 11, blaming an "internal local rivalry" for the Kandahar assault.
Kabul, Jan 16: Four Taliban militants and one police personnel were killed after Taliban attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Saturday night, a local official said.
... into her eighties, never expected to become a fighter. But now she is one of more than a hundred women in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province who have taken up arms against Islamist militants. ... Islamic State became active in the province - a ...
Indian airlines flight was hijacked on Christmas Eve, 1999.
A US airstrike killed several top leaders of the Taliban jihadist group in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, local media reported on Sunday.
... into her eighties, never expected to become a fighter. But now she is one of more than a hundred women in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province who have taken up arms against Islamist militants. ... Islamic State became active in the province - a ...
The Supreme Court is expected this week to make it more difficult for former Taliban fighters to sue the government over their detention in Afghanistan.
The US has once again urged Pakistan to take action against perceived sanctuaries of terrorists in FATA. Afghanistan and US officials had long been claiming that Taliban militants cross the border into Afghanistan for attacks on foreigners and Afghan ...
Charles H Cleveland, a spokesman for the US military in Afghanistan, told Al Jazeera that the raids killed at least 26 Taliban fighters including three "top leaders who led the capture of Kunduz". "The only real option we had at that point was to ...
The report said Taliban fighters were firing from inside civilian homes, and that U.S. aircraft "used the minimum amount of force required" to take out the militants and protect friendly forces. "The investigation concluded that U.S. forces acted in ...
The report, published on Thursday, said 33 civilians were killed and 27 wounded last November when a U.S. and Afghan special forces unit returned fire against Taliban fighters in the village of Boz, near Kunduz, and called in air support. "The ...
Afghan forces are concentrating on 13 of the country's 34 provinces, where Taliban fighters and the so-called Khorasan branch of the Islamic State group are stronger.
As 300 Marines head to Helmand province, Afghanistan, history seems ready to repeat itself with the same tragic results.
Kandahar (Afghanistan) (AFP) - Five UAE officials were among 57 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday, as Taliban militants step up a deadly winter campaign of violence. The Emiratis were among 12 people ...
Kabul- Afghan's National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar confirmed that his country has opened a new page for security, economic and political ...
A task force of about 300 US Marines will be sent to southwestern Afghanistan this spring to help local troops fight the resurgent Taliban in Helmand province, where the militants have made significant gains in recent months. the Marines will return to ...
The soldiers will train and advise Afghan Security Forces pushing back against Taliban fighters who have taken most of Helmand after the end of NATO's combat mission and withdrawal of most US forces from the province in 2014.
the Marines were last in Helmand, a hotbed of Taliban fighters and poppy cultivation, in October 2014. Since then, Afghan forces, suffering from leadership woes and plagued by corruption, have struggled to hold territory, with district after district ...
Islamabad: Pakistan will wind up its special military courts from Saturday, two years after they were set up for speedy trial of hardcore militants following the deadly Taliban attack on an army school that killed nearly 150 children. The courts were ...
Afghan women who lost male family members in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan joined forces to fight Taliban and IS militants.
the Marines were last in Helmand, a hotbed of Taliban fighters and poppy cultivation, in October 2014. Since then, Afghan forces, suffering from leadership woes and plagued by corruption, have struggled to hold territory, with district after district ...
"Afghan and Western officials say Tehran has quietly increased its supply of weapons, ammunition and funding to the Taliban, and is now recruiting and training their fighters, posing a new threat to Afghanistan's fragile security," The Wall Street ...
Winter in mountainous Afghanistan, with extremely cold temperatures and deep snow, generally makes military offensives difficult and a reduced level of fighting during the winter is customary.
Moscow (Sputnik) - Afghanistan's National Defense and Security Forces have killed a total of 58 militants, among them two local Taliban commanders and 10 Daesh (outlawed in Russia) members, the country's Defense Ministry announced. "During the past 24 ...
JALALABAD, Jan. 3, 2017 - Suspected Taliban militants stand handcuffed in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 3, 2016. A total of 10 militants loyal to the ...
Afghan authorities have been increasingly vocal about the fact that Russia was providing weapons to the Taliban to fight against militant groups flying the ISIS flag. Former Kunduz governor Mohammad Omar Safi had earlier claimed that Russian military ...
Battagram/Peshawar: Two suspected Taliban militants were arrested whereas a policeman was shot dead in separate incidents across Khyber ...
The Taliban fighters and IS jihadists have been engaged in skirmishes across Afghanistan for the past two years. Both groups are seeking dominance in the country.
Moscow (Sputnik) - At least eight Afghan police officers were killed and three were injured on Tuesday in an attack carried out by the Taliban militants in Lashkargah, the capital city of the country's southern Helmand province, local media reported ...


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