Afghan Taliban

  • Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead June 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a nightlong battle at one of the country's most highprofile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan's sprawling commercial hub of 18 million people, all but destroys...
  • Afghans find bodies of 7 abducted troops in Ghazni province September 1, 2013

    An official says the badly beaten, bullet-riddled bodies of seven Afghan soldiers have been found dumped in an eastern province. Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy governor in Ghazni province, says the victims had been kidnapped at various times, including while visiting their families. Local residents found the corpses next to each other on...
  • Malala Yousafzai goes back to school March 19, 2013

    London: Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl, shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education in her country, on Tuesday defied her attackers by returning to a school in Britain, where she underwent several surgeries. "I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going...
  • Pak frees Afghan Taliban prisoners for peace process November 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Wednesday freed eight to 10 Afghan Taliban prisoners at the request of peace negotiators to help boost the troubled peace and reconciliation process in wartorn Afghanistan, official sources said. The prisoners, all junior cadres of the Taliban, were freed in response to a request from Afghan High...
  • UK campaigners call for Nobel Prize for Malala November 9, 2012

    London: Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 15yearold is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot...
  • Malala continues to make steady progress: Doctors October 23, 2012

    London: A week after Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, was flown to UK for specialised treatment, she continues to make steady progress and is in a stable condition, her doctors said on Monday. "Malala continues to make steady...
  • Pakistan activist Malala is stable: UK doctors October 21, 2012

    London: Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, is "stable" following her sixth night in hospital, doctors treating her said on Sunday. "Malala is stable in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham following her sixth night under the care of Queen...
  • Taliban threaten to kidnap, kill Prince Harry September 10, 2012

    Kabul: The Afghan Taliban said on Monday they were doing everything in their power to try to kidnap or assassinate Britain's Prince Harry, who arrived in Afghanistan last week to fly attack helicopters. Queen Elizabeth's grandson is in Afghanistan on a fourmonth tour, based out of Camp Bastion in volatile Helmand...
  • 'Pak military playing double game on Afghanistan' July 2, 2012

    New York: Slamming Pakistan for refusing to cut ties with the Haqqani network of militants, a leading US daily has said the military of the 'crippled and chaotic' state continues to play a "double game" of accepting aid from America while enabling the Afghan Taliban. The New York Times said in...
  • Afghan Taliban attack hotel, police free 18 June 22, 2012

    Kabul: Afghan security forces have freed 18 civilians and killed two militants after a Taliban attack on a popular lakeside hotel on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, but a siege was still ongoing and more hostages may be held, the city police chief said on Friday. "Two terrorists have been...
  • Taliban takes hostages in Kabul hotel attack June 22, 2012

    Kabul: Afghan Taliban gunmen who attacked a popular lakeside hotel on the outskirts of the Afghan capital are holding several hostages, thought to include women and children, and some people have been killed, Kabul police said on Friday. An unknown number of gunmen, some armed with rocketpropelled grenades and heavy machine...
  • More similar attacks to come: Taliban April 15, 2012

    Kabul: The Afghan Taliban vowed to launch similar attacks to those that engulfed the Afghan capital of Kabul and several provinces on Sunday. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters that the assaults were in retaliation for the burning of copies of the Quran at a NATO base, the killing of 17...
  • 'Afghan Presidential Palace compound attacked' April 15, 2012

    Kabul: Afghan Taliban insurgents have attacked the heavilyguarded palace compound of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a second statement on Sunday. There was no independent verification of the claim. Large explosions and heavy automatic gunfire continued to rock central Kabul as dusk approached, continuing a nearly fivehour...
  • Afghan Taliban suspends peace talks with US March 15, 2012

    Kabul: Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents said on Thursday they were suspending peace talks with the United States because of the "shaky, erratic and vague" US position. US and Taliban negotiators were believed to have had preliminary contacts aimed at establishing an office for the Taliban in the Gulf state of Qatar to...
  • A more moderate Taliban on the rise? February 21, 2012

    Kabul: From a simple mudwalled house above a steep Kabul hillside buried deep in snow, the Taliban's former guardian of virtue and oncefeared scourge of vice sees a revolution under way. Maulvi Qalamuddin, the bearded cleric who oversaw the religious police squads which roamed Afghan streets beating women, smashing televisions and...
  • 13/7 accused Haroon got training in Pakistan February 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Terming the arrested 13/7 accused Haroon Naik as "a very, very important member of Indian Mujahideen", Maharashtra ATS on Friday said he had undergone rigorous terror training in Pakistan and fought alongside al Qaeda in Afghanistan against "enemies" in the name of jihad. The AntiTerrorism Squad was on Wednesday granted...
  • Three blasts rock Afghanistan, 54 dead December 6, 2011

    New Delhi: In a tragic news on Muharram, three blasts have rocked Afghanistan with two blasts occurred outside shrines in Kabul and MazareSharif, one at Kandahar leaving at least 54 people dead. At least 48 people have been reported killed in an explosion at a Kabul shrine, reports said. The blast...
  • Afghan Taliban turns Quetta into a safe haven: Report October 17, 2011

    Islamabad: Afghan Taliban and their Pakistani sympathisers have turned the Kharotabad area in the southwestern outskirts of Balochistan's capital, Quetta, into a safe heaven and a veritable 'vacation spot', raising fears among the people of possible strikes by US drones. Taliban fighters every four months return from the warfront in Afghanistan...
  • Suicide blasts in Afghanistan city kills 5 May 30, 2011

    Kabul: A suicide bomber blew up an explosivespacked car at the gates of an Italian military base on Monday in one of two attacks on the relatively secure western city of Herat, killing at least five Afghans in a major commercial center slated to be handed over by NATO to...
  • Taliban chief has disappeared: Afghan intel May 24, 2011

    Kabul: The Afghan intelligence agency said on Monday that the reclusive leader of the Taliban has disappeared from a suspected hideout in Pakistan and has been out of contact with his commanders for days adding further questions about Mullah Mohammad Omar after a media report said he was killed. The...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar killed: report May 23, 2011

    Kabul: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has reportedly been killed in Pakistan. Afghan news channel Tolo TV claimed that Mullah Omar was killed in a NATO attack as he was being moved from Quetta to North Waziristan two days ago. According to Afghan National Directorate of Security spokesperson Lutfullah Mashal...
  • Taliban leader Fazlullah killed: report May 27, 2010

    Islamabad: Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah has been killed in a clash with Afghan forces near the border, a media report said on Thursday, quoting the Afghan border police. Fazlullah, who headed the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley, was reportedly killed along with six of his comrades in the Barg Matal district...
  • Indians among 18 killed in Taliban attack: Pak TV July 11, 2009

    Islamabad: At least 18 people, including six Indian nationals, were killed and 20 others injured in an attack by the Taliban on an Indian construction company in Afghanistan, a Pakistani TV news channel reported on Friday. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack carried out last night in Paktia...