Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tags Taliban

Tag: Taliban

Two people killed by bomb blast in Kabul

Two people were killed and six others injured in an explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul, according to channel "Tolo News." A roadside bomb exploded near a market in Kabul, killing three people and damaging three cars, the channel said. No one has claimed responsibility for...

Afghanistan government completely controls only 57% of country’s regions

The Taliban in Afghanistan control 54 of the 403 districts, and only 57% of the territory is under the government. This information was circulated on Friday, November 17, by Acting Inspector General of the Pentagon Glenn Fine. "As of the end of August, 54 of the...

No evidence of Russia’s connection with the Taliban: Afghan authorities

The Afghan authorities do not have evidence of allegations that Russia allegedly supports the Taliban, Minister of Defense of the country Tarik Shah Bahrami, told reporters. This was reported by Ria. "There were some rumors that Russians are connected with the Taliban and help them, but...

Afghan forces attack in Taliban bases left at least 9 dead, 13 wounded

At least nine militants were killed and 13 others wounded following an Afghan army's operation in northern province Kunduz, an army source said Saturday. The operation was launched in the restive Khan Abad district Friday night, where a joint Afghan and NATO forces' unit attacked...

In Afghanistan, Taliban increases control over territory

The Taliban has increased the amount of territory it has influence in or controls in Afghanistan in the past six months, a US watchdog agency said on Tuesday. As of August 2017, 13 percent of the 407 districts in Afghanistan were under Taliban control or...

In Afghaistan, Taliban attack kills at least 13 policemen

At least 13 police officers were killed in a skirmish with Taliban militants in Kunduz province, northeastern Afghanistan, Pajhwok news outlet reported on Sunday citing a local official. The militants assaulted security checkpoints overnight, Khanabad district chief Hayatullah Amiri told Pajhwok. "A total of 14 policemen...

Taliban deadly attacks on two Afghan military posts killed over a dozen soldiers

Taliban attacks on two Afghan military posts have left over a dozen soldiers dead. In Farah province, militants stormed a security post, killing nine troops and wounding several others. A gun battle ensued and Afghan forces managed to push back Taliban forces, killing 17 of them...

NATO wants to talk to Russia on reported support for Taliban

NATO wants to talk to Russia about reports that Russian fuel is reaching the Taliban, an alliance official said Wednesday, as cited by AFP news agency. NATO ambassadors are to meet Thursday in Brussels with Russian's envoy to the alliance, Alexander Grushko, and Afghanistan is...

‘Unacceptable, baseless’ — Russia denies Afghan’s allegations it is funding Taliban

The Russian Foreign Ministry has dismissed accusations against Russia over its alleged support of Taliban terrorists recently brought by the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, as “unacceptable” and “baseless.” “We believe that such statements of the leader of the friendly Afghanistan are unacceptable,” the ministry...

Taliban attack killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in Kandahar province

At least 58 Afghan security forces have been killed in a fresh wave of attacks in the country’s south. General Dawlat Wazir added two car bombs were followed by several hours of gun battle that inflicted casualties on both the assailants and Afghan soldiers in...

In Afghanistan, 3 attacks in 3 days killed over 100 security force members

In the past three days, three deadly attacks carried out by the Taliban against Afghan security forces - in Paktia, Ghazni and Kandahar provinces – have claimed the lives of well over 100 security force members and wounded dozens more. On Wednesday night, the Taliban...

40 servicemen killed in military base attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

At least 40 servicemen were killed on Thursday in an attack targeting a military base in Afghanistan’s Kandahar, local media reported. According to the TOLOnews television channel citing sources, the attacks was perpetrated by suicide attackers with Humvees. “Two suicide bombers with Humvees targeted a military...

Afghanistan attacks — Taliban killed at least 69 people, wounded 200 others

The death toll from the Taliban attacks in Afghanistan has risen to 69, with over 200 people wounded across the war-torn country. The Interior Ministry has issued a statement saying a bomber detonated his car near a police training center, trying to enter the attached...

At least 69 people killed as Taliban stage attacks in Afghanistan’s provinces

Taliban militants have struck government targets in several provinces of Afghanistan, killing at least 69 people and wounding many more, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The deadly attack hit a training center attached to police headquarters in Gardez, the main city of Paktia province. Two Taliban suicide...

Iran remains the main sponsor of terrorism — Trump

The U.S. President Donald Trump said that Iran remains the main sponsor of terrorism associated with Al-Qaida, the Taliban and other organizations. "The regime Remains the leading sponsor of terrorism and helps al-Qaida, the Taliban, Hezbollah and other terrorist networks, and develops and deploys missiles...

Pakistan’s military recovered 5 Western hostages held by Taliban for years

Pakistan's army said Thursday its troops have rescued a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children from "terrorist custody" following a tip from U.S. intelligence agencies. Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their children are on their way home after...

Over 15 Taliban fighters killd by Afghan airstrikes in eastern Paktia

Up to 15 Taliban fighters have been confirmed dead as Afghan aircrafts targeted militants' hideouts in parts of the eastern Paktia province on Tuesday, said a statement of Interior Ministry released here on Wednesday. According to the statement, 11 militants were killed in Sayed Karam...

Five Shia Muslims killed in southwest Pakistan

Five Shia Muslims from the ethnic Hazara minority have been gunned down in the country’s southwest. The attack was carried out in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. The assailants on a motorcycle ambushed the car carrying the victims and sprayed it with bullets. There was...

Already 100 Taliban militants killed by Afghan forces oppositions in Helmand province

More than 90 Taliban militants were killed in a set of raids held in the Gereshk district of the southern Afghan province of Helmand during the last two weeks, local media reported, as cited by Russian Sputnik. The Pajhwok news agency reported Saturday citing the...

Fughting between Afghan forces, Taliban in Uruzgan left 100 people dead

Over 100 people, including 80 suspected Taliban militants and 24 soldiers have been killed since clashes began in southern Uruzgan province last week, reported Turkish Anadolu Agency on Thursday citing regional district official. The clashes began when a large group of Taliban fighters had stormed...

MORE FROM VOP

MORE FROM WEB