Posts tagged as: Afghan Taliban

Afghan election commission official shot dead

The provincial Chairman of Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) was killed Wednesday in a drive-by shooting in northern Kunduz province, the latest in a string of targeted killings against government officials and local leaders in the war-torn country, said a provincial official. “The head of IEC in Kunduz engineer Mohammad Aman succumbed to his wounds, […]

Taliban storm US consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat

Afghan Taliban say a group of heavily armed fighters Friday stormed the US consulate in western city of Heart, killing and injuring scores of foreign and Afghan troops. The US embassy in Kabul says all Consulate personnel safe and accounted for after complex attack on Herat consulate early this morning. Taliban in a statement claimed […]

Pakistan set to raise US drone attacks at UN: Foreign Ministry

Pakistan plans to raise the issue of American drone attacks in the country’s tribal regions at the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The U.S. spy aircraft routinely fire missiles into Waziristan tribal region which Pakistan says kill innocent people and that the attacks are against sovereignty of the country. The U.S. has refused […]

Pakistan to free senior Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Baradar

Pakistan said Tuesday it will soon release senior Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Andul Ghani Baradar, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.   Mullah Baradar was arrested in Karachi in February 2010 in a joint raid by the American CIA agents and Pakistani forces.   Afghanistan welcomed the Pakistani government’s decision. “Although Pakistan is not handing Mullah […]

Taliban release female Afghan MP in prisoners’ exchange

The Afghan Taliban have released Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, the member of parliament from Kandahar Province, in exchange for six of their prisoners.  Kakar was abducted in eastern province of Ghazni last month. Zabihullah Mujahed, the Taliban spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday that the Taliban in Ghazni Province handed over Fariba Ahmadi to her […]

Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban detainees

Pakistan has freed seven more Afghan Taliban detainees “to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process,” the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. The number of freed Taliban now reached 32. Pakistan had started the process to release the Afghan Taliban prisoners on the request by Afghan government in November last year. “In order to further facilitate the […]

Afghan Taliban attacks coalition base in bordering area with Pakistan

Afghan Taliban launched a major attack on a U.S. forces’ base in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, close to the Pakistani border, Afghan officials and Taliban said. “Militants numbered six or seven use suicide jackets, RPG ( rocket propelled grenade) and heavily weapons in the attack which took place in bordering town of Torkhan in […]

Afghan Taliban kill three British soldiers, militants torch 40 NATO trucks

Three British soldiers, as well as two civilians were killed and 10 people, including one British soldier wounded as a result of a suicide attack targeting a vehicle convoy of British troops near Helmand police headquarters, Afghan media reported. Omar Zowak spokesman for Helmand police headquarters confirmed the attack but did not offer any word […]

Afghan Karzai to seek Taliban prisoners’ release

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on Monday on a day-long visit, will seek Pakistan’s role to bring the Afghan Taliban to the negotiation table, Afghan ambassador Umder Daudzai says.   Daudzai told NewsPakistan in Islamabad on Saturday that Pakistan can facilitate the peace process as it has recently confirmed […]

Afghan Taliban condemn massacre in Egypt

Afghan Taliban have strongly condemned massacre of unarmed civilians by military dictators in Egypt and the silence of the US and other so-called champions of human rights. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, besides strongly condemning this inhumane and unethical action, calls on the Egyptian military and government to stop spilling the blood of innocent women, […]

Taliban say soldier who killed foreign troops join them

The Afghan Taliban says that an Afghan National Army [ANA] soldier, who killed a foreign serviceman at the Kandahar air brigade and injured a number of others five days ago, has escaped from the detention centre with the help of another ANA soldier and both have joined them. The Taliban spokesman, Qari Mohammad Yousaf Ahmadi, […]

Afghan Taliban claim killing 61 troops in suicide attack

Afghan Taliban said Saturday that a suicide bomber has kill attacked 61 soldiers in Uruzgan province.   “Latest information arriving from Tarinkot city say that the martyrdom strike against enemy forces on late Friday has killed and wounded as many as 61 enemy personnel,” Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf said.   The attack carried out by […]


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