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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 - 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato soldiers killed in Afghan blast

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 03:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Afghan police and six civilians were also killed, and 37 were wounded in the attack near a market in the eastern city of Khost, the provincial governor’s office said. Taliban insurgents claimed ... in the attack. The Taliban Islamists said on their website that the suicide attack was carried out by “a hero mujahid, Shohaib, from Kunduz”, claiming that eight foreigners and six Afghan soldiers were ...

  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Bowe Bergdahl smiling in photo with Afghan militant chief while captive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad US captive in friendly photo with militant chief US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban. Yesterday, the Taliban confirmed the photo had been taken with them while Bergdahl ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban launch audacious attack on Kabul airport as Afghan poll audit starts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:20pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... as the Taliban attacked Kabul airport on Thursday in the militants’ latest attempt to steal the initiative with the country in the grip of a presidential power struggle. The overnight attack ... that killed at least 42 people. Taliban militants claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack. “A number of our mujahedeen armed with heavy and light weapons have launched an attack on Kabul ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    800 Taliban clash with Afghan troops in five-day battle, say officials

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kandahar 800 Taliban battle Afghan troops More than 800 Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive in southern Afghanistan to try to gain territory recently vacated by US troops, officials said, with 40 civilians killed in five days of fighting. About 100 Taliban have been killed, according to the interior ministry, in clashes that erupted ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban turning into a criminal enterprise, UN monitors report

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies Taliban relies on extortion, drugs and illegal mining to cement its grip, UN monitors report Militant mullahs making millions from crime The Taliban's reliance on extortion ... Afghan security officials as estimating that the Taliban extracts about US$8 million a month from the southern province of Kandahar alone through drugs, extortion and illegal mining. ...




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