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Pakistani Taliban confirm the killing of its deputy leader in a drone strike

PAKISTAN - Pakistan's Taliban confirmed on Monday that a deputy leader of the militant group was killed in a drone strike suspected of carrying out the United States last week and said it had appointed a new deputy. Pakistani security officials said two suspected missile attacks...

16 members of a popular security force were killed in Afghanistan by a Taliban infiltrator

AFGHANISTAN - A Taliban infiltrator killed 16 members of a pro-government security force in the southern province of Helmand when he turned his weapon against colleagues he had worked with for months, officials said on Monday. A security official told Reuters the Afghan security agency had...

Pakistan’s Taliban says second official killed in US raid

PAKISTAN - The second man of Pakistan's Taliban was killed in a raid on a US drone, rebels said Monday in a statement as the US military continued to intensify its attacks along the Afghan border. Khalid Mehsud, the second-ranking Taliban leader, was killed before dawn...

Taliban killed 16 pro-government forces in Helmand

AFGHANISTAN - A Taliban infiltrator killed 16 members of a pro-government militia force in the insurgency ridden southern province of Helmand when he turned his gun on men who he had worked with for months, reported Reuters citing officials as saying on Monday.

Eight militants killed, including a senior Taliban leader in northern Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN - The top Talabani leader, Mir Wali, was among eight militants killed in the Dardid district of the province on Sunday, where there is still ongoing clearance in the troubled region, said Abdul Khalil Asir, spokesman for the northern province of Takhar. "During an operation...

US strikes at Taliban bases on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan

AFGHANISTAN - US strikes Taliban in Afghanistan. US strategic bombers struck at the Taliban and the "Islamic Movement of East Turkistan" bases in Afghanistan on the border with Tajikistan and China, NATO Air Force commander in Afghanistan James Hecker told reporters. "Over the past week, US forces...

US strikes Taliban in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN - US strikes Taliban in Afghanistan. US strategic bombers struck at the Taliban and the "Islamic Movement of East Turkistan" bases in Afghanistan on the border with Tajikistan and China, NATO Air Force commander in Afghanistan James Hecker told reporters. "Over the past week, US forces...

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to act against the Taliban

AFGHANISTAN - Afghan President Ashraf Abdul Ghani on Friday accused neighboring Pakistan of failing to act against the Taliban and vowed to set up a new security plan for Kabul after hundreds were killed and wounded in two horrific attacks in the capital last...

Afghanistan accused Pakistan of failing to act against the Taliban

AFGHANISTAN - Afghan President Ashraf Abdul Ghani on Friday accused neighboring Pakistan of failing to act against the Taliban and vowed to set up a new security plan for Kabul after hundreds were killed and wounded in two horrific attacks in the capital last...

US does not want to talk to the Taliban after a series of attacks: Trump

UNITED STATES - In response to a question about his country's response to the bloody attacks in Afghanistan recently, US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States does not want to talk to the Taliban at the moment.

195 terrorists arrested in a week in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN - Afghanistan was able to arrest in one week 195 terrorists, as well as five people suspected of having organized the explosion at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, head of Afghanistan's National Security Directorate, told a press conference of the leaders...

Trump urged all countries to take decisive action against the Taliban

US President Donald Trump on Saturday urged all countries to take decisive action against the Taliban, which organized a new terrorist attack in Kabul. "All countries must take decisive action against the Taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supports them ," he said in a...

US-led coalition to be aimed at defeating terrorists in Afghanistan

US, WASHINGTON - The US and the coalition led by them "are aimed at winning" over terrorists in Afghanistan. This was stated on Saturday by the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, American General John Nicholson, commenting on the Taliban's new terrorist...

Afghanistan, Kabul: 43 people killed in hotel Taliban attack

The number of victims in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul has risen to 43 people. This is reported by local media, referring to the power structures of the city. The attack of the militant group lasted about 18 hours. Responsibility for the...

Taliban militants attacked IS terrorists in Afghanistan

In the north-east of Afghanistan, the militants of the radical movement Taliban attacked the terrorist groupings of the IS. This was reported by local media. According to them, the Taliban attacked the positions of the IS militants in the territory of the Darzab district of...

Taliban leader agreed to a meeting to revive Afghan peace talks

A delegation endorsed by the movement's top leader visited the Pakistani capital this week for talks aimed at exploring prospects for resuming peace negotiations to end the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials said. This was reported by Reuters news agency. It was not clear...

10 Taliban militants killed, including two commanders in eastern Afghanistan

Ten Taliban militants, including two senior commanders, were killed in the province on Sunday, said Abdul Rahman Mangal, spokesman for the provincial government of Wardak province in eastern Afghanistan. "On the basis of classified information, security forces stormed the Taliban hideout in the Saidabad area...

Over 40 Taliban militants surrender in northern Afghanistan

More than 40 Taliban militants have given up fighting under current military operations in Afghanistan's northern province of Badakhshan, provincial governor Nick Mohammad Nizari said Tuesday, cited Xinhua news agency. "With the mediation of the sheikhs and support from local authorities, more than 40 Taliban...

Taliban leader killed in eastern Afghanistan

The top Taliban leader Lal Agha was killed in the province on Tuesday, said Sarhadi Zawak, spokesman for the provincial government of Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan. "Afghan security forces stormed the hideout of the leading Taliban commander Lal Aghan in the Salengar district of...

Nine Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan: authorities

The security forces of Afghanistan have killed nine militants of the radical movement Taliban and more than 18 were injured during an operation in the province of Helmand in the south of the country. This was reported on Sunday by the TOLOnews TV channel referring...

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