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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jalalabad Taliban fighters killed at least 11 people and wounded 22 in a suicide bomb attack and gunbattle at a police station in Afghanistan’s eastern Jalalabad city early ... to support Afghan security forces as a fire fight raged for over three hours before they were able to clear the area of the remaining militants. Police said they shot dead six Taliban, and all ...

  2. News - Asia

    Forged release letter sees Taliban fighters walk out of Kandahar jail

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:25pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Kabul Forged letter frees Taliban prisoners Twelve prisoners with links to the Taliban walked out of Kandahar's Sarposa prison after forging a letter from the attorney ... explosive devices], having links with the Taliban, and some of them were Taliban fighters," said Ahmad Zia Durrani, spokesman for the chief of police. "Eighteen Taliban who had served ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Bowe Bergdahl a conundrum for US as Afghanistan conflict winds down

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:00pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Is US soldier a hero or a deserter? The case of US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as Washington ... should have to answer allegations that he deserted his unit. Bergdahl was last seen in a video the Taliban released in December. At this year's Grammys, celebrities were photographed wearing ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan to free former Afghan Taliban No 2

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar comes amid growing pressure to boost peace efforts Pakistan will soon release former Afghan Taliban ... to free senior Taliban figures, particularly Baradar, to boost reconciliation efforts, as most Nato combat troops prepare to pull out of Afghanistan by the end of next year and anxiety grows over ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban close office in Qatar and vow to step up fight against Karzai

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad Taliban close office in Qatar and vow to step up fight against Karzai Afghanistan's Taliban have temporarily closed their new office in Qatar, abandoning ... withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan next year offered the Taliban the hope of a military victory while limiting their incentive to press ahead with peace talks. The Taliban, they said, saw ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan Taliban offers to free US soldier held captive since 2009

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul In return, militant group wants five operatives released from Guantanamo Bay Taliban offer to free US soldier held since 2009 The Afghan Taliban are ready to free ... to exchange US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for the Afghan detainees came as an Afghan government spokesman said President Hamid Karzai was now willing to join planned peace talks with the Taliban ...

  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    New Afghan president Ashraf Ghani urges Taliban to join peace efforts

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 11:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Ghani urges Taliban to join peace efforts Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan yesterday and used his inaugural speech to call for Taliban insurgents to join peace talks after 13 years of war. The swearing-in marked the country's first democratic transfer of power and opened a new era after ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Bomb kills 14 at Pakistan election rally

    Posted May 06th 2013, 08:07pm by AFP

    ... Ulema-e-Islam (JUI), a religious party in the outgoing government coalition. It exploded in Kurram, part of Pakistan’s Taliban-infested tribal belt on the Afghan border. “At least 14 people have been ... security have failed to stop a wave of attacks, most of them claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest blast. The tribal belt is a stronghold ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan roadside bomb hits bus killing nine

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 02:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ghazni A roadside bomb exploded under an Afghan bus southwest of Kabul on Monday, killing nine people and wounding at least 22 others in an attack blamed on Taliban ... a bus,” said Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman in Wardak province. “At least 22 people are wounded and nine others, including a woman, are dead.” Khogyani said the Taliban, who have ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban ambush kills 22 Afghan security force members

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kabul Taliban ambush hits Afghan convoy Taliban insurgents have killed at least 22 security force members in an ambush in northern Afghanistan. The violence comes as the Taliban and their allies step up attacks ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops at the end of the year, seeking to weaken the new Afghan government. The Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan with an iron fist ...




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