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US drone strike on Afghan border kills 3 Pakistani Taliban.

A Pakistani government official says a suspected U.S. drone strike has targeted a compound in Afghanistan, killing three local Taliban militants.

- FOX News - US

Pakistan hangs two convicted in Peshawar school massacre.

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged two Taliban terrorists convicted by military courts of their involvement in the 2014 Peshawar school massacre, which left over 150 people, mostly students, dead.Pakistan Ar...

- The Hindu - IN

Pakistan captures Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive south-west.

The arrested militant leader also encouraged an attack by a suicide bomber last year on a provincial hospital that killed at least 70 people.

- Zee News - IN

Highway closed after attacks on security posts.

By Habib Rahman Sherzai on 24 May 2017 PUL-I-KHUMRI : The highway linking Pul-i-Khumri and Mazar-i-Sharif was blocked for traffic following Taliban attack on security posts...

- Pajhwok - AF

Two 'hardcore terrorists' tried by military courts hanged: ISPR.

Two 'terrorists' sentenced by military courts were executed on Wednesday, said a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations .The ISPR statement added that the convicted terrorists were involved in the Army Public School massacre and attacks on law enforcement personnel.The convicts had admitted to their offences ...

- DAWN - PK

Two hardcore TTP terrorists executed: ISPR.

RAWALPINDI: Two hardcore terrorists who were tried by Military Courts were executed on Wednesday, Inter Services Public Relations said in a statement.The terrorists were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including the attack on Army Public School Peshawar, killing of innocent civilians, ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Pakistan captures Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive southwest.

QUETTA, Pakistan - Pakistan has arrested a Taliban militant leader authorities describe as the "mastermind" behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Taliban, ISIS-K being chased in Afghanistan: NATO.

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 24 May 2017 KABUL : NATO...

- Pajhwok - AF

5 Strategic Priorities in Afghanistan That Donald Trump Should Consider Before the NATO Summit.

ISIS expansion and the Taliban's new regional allies; these are the urgent tasks the U.S. must address in its strategy.

- The Diplomat - US

EXCLUSIVE: Neurosurgeon reveals details of Malala operation after Taliban attack.

Five years have passed since the young Malala Yousafzai was shot at by the Taliban, but some people continue to dish out rumours and express doubts about whether the attack ever took place. Social media was again abuzz when a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Mussarat Ahmed Zeb claimed in a series of tweets that the attack on ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Taliban Attack on Afghan Military Base Kills 10 Soldiers.

At least ten soldiers were killed when Taliban militants attacked an army base in the southern province of Kandahar in Afghanistan, defense officials said on Tuesday. Nine people were wounded in the attack on Camp Achikzai in Shawali Kot district. It began just before midnight on Monday, the Afghan defense ministry said in ...

- Albawaba - UK

German Authorities Arrest Afghan Suspected In Taliban Killing

German authorities say they have arrested a 20-year-old Afghan suspect in the killing of a police officer in Afghanistan by Taliban militants.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Taliban attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

The assault in Shah Wali Kot district late Monday came just a day after 20 Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their outposts in the neighbouring province of Zabul.

- Zee News - IN

Afghan Forces Continue to Suffer Battlefield Casualties

A Taliban attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 11 government soldiers and wounded as many others, while a major insurgent offensive on a remote western district has triggered deadly clashes. A Defense Ministry statement said Tuesday the overnight Taliban assault targeted the military base in ...

- Voice of America - US

10 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Afghan army post

Ten Afghan army soldiers were killed after the Taliban attacked their base in southern Kandahar province, a statement by the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. Nine soldiers were also wounded...Click To Continue

- SABAH - TR

US think-tank stresses direct Kabul-Taliban talks

By Lalit K Jha on 23 May 2017 KABUL : The Trump administration, as it continues to strengthen the Afghan state and its security forces, has been asked to...

- Pajhwok - AF

3 rebels killed, human traffickers detained in Herat

By Storai Karimi on 23 May 2017 HERAT CITY : Three Taliban fighters have been killed and five others wounded in a clash while the National Directorate of Security (...

- Pajhwok - AF

10 soldiers killed, as many injured in Kandahar attack

By Bashir Ahmad Naadem on 23 May 2017 KANDAHAR CITY : At least 10 Afghan National Army soldiers have been killed and as many others wounded in a Taliban attack in...

- Pajhwok - AF

6 Badghis security posts relocated after Taliban assaults

By Abdul Latif Ayubi on 23 May 2017 QALA-I-NAW : Six security posts have been moved following militant attacks in the Maqor district of western Badghis province, with officials saying on Tuesday the relocation was a temporary step. A provincial council member, Haji Bahauddin, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a group...

- Pajhwok - AF

US, six Gulf nations join hands to curb terror financing

The US and six Gulf countries have joined hands to curb financing of dreaded terror groups such as Islamic State, Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Haqqani network and Taliban.A memorandum of understanding ...

- The Hindu - IN

Afghan attacks kill 8 soldiers, policeman, 7 civilians

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks in the southern province of Kandahar and the western province of Badghis have killed at least eight soldiers and a policeman.

- FOX News - US

Afghan Military Says Taliban Attack In Kandahar Province Kills 10 Soldiers

Afghan officials say militants have attacked an army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Taliban kills 11 Afghan soldiers in attack on military base

, May 23 : At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed and nine others injured in a Taliban attack on a military base in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province of Afghanistan.The attack took place on Monday night, reports the Tolo News citing military sources.The attack comes a day after six policemen were killed in an ...

- Sify - IN

Pakistani lawmaker: Taliban attack on Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai was staged

IN a startling revelation, Pakistani lawmaker Mussarat Ahmadzeb has claimed in an interview with daily Ummat - an Urdu-language newspaper - that the 2012 Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai was merely part of a "drama" and was "scripted way before incident.' The post Pakistani lawmaker: Taliban attack on Nobel laureate ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

A U.S. troop increase would aim to double the size of Afghanistan's special operations unit

American soldiers would train the nation's elite forces under a Trump administration plan seeking to break a stalemate with the Taliban.

- Washington Post - US

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 8 soldiers, policeman

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks in the southern province of Kandahar and the western province of Badghis have killed at least eight soldiers and a policeman.

- FOX News - US

At least 11 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on army base in Kandahar

The attack follows two separate militant assaults in other provinces in the country over the weekend.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

More information still possible from Ehsan, Senate panel told

ISLAMABAD: A senior official of the defence ministry told a Senate committee on Monday that more information could be extracted from the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's former spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan. Additional Secretary retired Rear Admiral Faisal Lodhi, while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, ...

- DAWN - PK

US and six Gulf countries join hands to curb terror financing

US, six Gulf countries have joined hands to curb terror organisations like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Haqqani network and the Taliban.

- Zee News - IN

Taliban Official Among Eight Killed In Air Strike In Northern Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says an air strike in the country's north has killed eight Taliban members, including a local militant chief.

- Radio Free Europe - US

6 policemen killed, 3 injured in Helmand attack

By Zainullah Stanikzai on 22 May 2017 LASHKARGAH : Six policemen were killed and three wounded in a Taliban attack in southern Helmand province, an official said on Monday...

- Pajhwok - AF

JIA key member among 5 killed in Faryab

By Qutbuddin Kohi on 22 May 2017 MAIMANA : An uprising group commander and his four fighters were killed in a Taliban ambush in northwestern Faryab province on Monday,...

- Pajhwok - AF

Taliban Launch Rocket Attack and Kill at Least 20 Afghan Police Officers

The attacks capped another bloody week in Afghanistan, during which a German woman and Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish national was kidnapped.

- International NY Times - US

A surprise attack by the Taliban kills 25 Afghan police and spotlights security failures

Taliban militants launched surprise attacks against multiple police checkpoints in southern Afghanistan and killed at least 25 officers, officials said Sunday. Officials in Zabol province said that militants from several provinces carried out the attacks against government installations in the...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Taliban attacks kill at least 25 Afghan police

At least 25 policemen were killed early Sunday morning when Taliban militants stormed multiple security checkpoints in Afghanistan's volatile southern province of Zabul.

- FOX News - US

Return of warlord Hekmatyar adds to Afghan political tensions

When fugitive warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned home to a lavish official welcome last month, abandoning his 16-year insurgency and forgiven for a history of wartime abuses, he was expected to quickly take up the cause of peace and set a conciliatory example for Taliban insurgents.

- Stars and Stripes - US

A surprise attack by the Taliban kills 25 Afghan police and spotlights security failures

Taliban militants launched surprise attacks against multiple police checkpoints in southern Afghanistan and killed at least 25 officers, officials said Sunday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

2 dead, 1 kidnapped in Kabul hostel raid

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in central Kabul. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack late Saturday on the guest house run by Swedish charity Operation Mercy. In further violence embroiling the country, 20 ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

A surprise attack by the Taliban kills 25 Afghan police and spotlights security failures

Taliban militants launched surprise attacks against multiple police checkpoints in southern Afghanistan and killed at least 25 officers, officials said Sunday. Officials in Zabul province said that militants from several provinces carried out the attacks against government installations in the...

- Los Angeles Times - US

'6 Taliban's Quetta Council members arrested'

By Pajhwok on 22 May 2017 KABUL : Half a dozen members of the Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Iran Continues Deporting Undocumented Afghan Refugees

Nearly 130,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have been forced by the Iranian government to go home this year, heading to an uncertain future with the resurgent Taliban now holding more than 40 percent rural territory in Afghanistan.   Hundreds more are ousted each day from Iran, in line with Iran’s target of sending ...

- Voice of America - US

At least 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambushes

Fighting is ongoing in Zabul province, where the police were attacked in Shah Joi district, provincial governor Bismullah Afghanmal said. He said the Taliban had ambushed police in the areas of Chino and Ghulam Rabat.

- Times Of India - IN

Taliban Launch Rocket Attack and Kill at Least 20 Afghan Police Officers

The attacks capped another bloody week in Afghanistan, during which a German woman and an Afghan guard were killed, and a Finnish national was kidnapped in Kabul on Saturday.

- International NY Times - US

At least 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambushes: officials

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed in Taliban ambushes in south central Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, the latest in a string of insurgent attacks that come as the NATO-led military mission considers sending thousands of additional troops to the war-torn nation.

- Reuters - US

Taliban Launch Rocket Attack and Kill at Least 20 Afghan Police Officers

The attacks capped another bloody week in Afghanistan, during which a German woman and an Afghan guard were killed, and a Finnish woman was kidnapped in Kabul on Saturday.

- New York Times - US

German woman killed in Kabul as Taliban continue to gain strength

A female German national has been killed in Kabul. Initial reports indicated that the murder took place in the Afghan capital during an abduction attempt.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Twenty policemen, dozens of Taliban killed in Shah Joi

At least 20 officers, dozens of fighters dead in violence sweeping southern Shah Joi district, with many also wounded.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Afghanistan: 20 policemen killed in clash with Taliban

, May 21 : As far as 20 local and national policemen were killed and six other were reportedly injured in clashes with the Taliban insurgents in the southern Zabul province on Sunday.Reportedly, the clashes are still going on."The clash started on Saturday night in the Shajoy district of the province, after the Taliban ...

- Sify - IN

Police: Gunmen kill 6 policemen in attacks in Pakistan

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for one attack. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for a second one.

- Stars and Stripes - US

German woman killed in Kabul as Taliban continue to gain strength

A female German national has been killed in Kabul, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. Initial reports indicated that the murder took place in the Afghan capital during an abduction attempt.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

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