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Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province.

The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said on Tuesday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

10 killed in blast in Pakistan's tribal belt.

Six children were among 10 people killed on Tuesday when a passenger van was targeted with a remote-controlled bomb by Taliban militants in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region.The improvised e...

- The Hindu - IN

Taliban kills 14 people, including women and children in Pakistan's northwest tribal belt.

Taliban militants on Tuesday targeted a mini bus with a remote-controlled bomb in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region, killing at least 14 people including four women and two children. The post Taliban kills 14 people, including women and children in Pakistan's northwest tribal belt appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

14 killed in Taliban attack in Pakistan's tribal belt.

A roadside bomb targeting a mini bus in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region on Tuesday killed 14 people including four women and two children. The blast ripped through the van travelling through a minority Shia region of the Kurram tribal area, which borders Afghanistan.

- Times Of India - IN

US to engage with Russia on arms supply to Taliban.

By Javed Hamim Kakar on 25 April 2017 KABUL :  Russia is providing weapons to Taliban...

- Pajhwok - AF

Pakistan Taliban target Shi'ite minority with roadside blast, kill 10.

PARACHINAR, Pakistan - Pakistani Taliban militants on Tuesday said they detonated a roadside bomb targeting members of the Shi'ite minority that killed at least 10 people travelling in a minibus, and wounded several more, in a remote northwestern region.

- Reuters - US

Russia calls U.S. allegation it arms Taliban unsubstantiated.

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that a U.S. allegation Moscow was supplying arms to Taliban...

- Townhall.com - US

Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern province.

The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said on Tuesday

- The Daily Star - LB

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

Four 'hardcore terrorists' tried by military courts were hanged on Tuesday, an Inter-Services Public Relations statement said. The four were said to be involved in 'committing heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking armed forces of Pakistan and law enforcement agencies ,' ...

- DAWN - PK

Four TTP terrorists sentenced by military courts hanged: ISPR.

RAWALPINDI: Four hardcore terrorists, who were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism were executed at a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday, according to an ISPR press release. The convicts, found guilty of involvement in the killing of innocent civilians, attacking armed forces of Pakistan, and ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Four terrorists hanged in Pakistan.

Islamabad, April 25 Four "hardcore terrorists" were hanged in a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on Tuesday, the military said.Rehmanuddin, Mushtaq Khan, Obaidur Rehman and Zafar Iqbal were Tehreek-e-Taliban militant group members and were tried by military courts, the Inter-Services Public Relations ...

- Sify - IN

US blasts 'unconscionable' Taliban attack in Afghanistan

"It was barbaric, it was unconscionable, and we condemn it fully."

- Daily Nation - KE

Taliban roadside bombing kills 9 in northwestern Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A roadside bombing targeted a minivan in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region on Tuesday, killing nine people, a local...

- Townhall.com - US

Official: Taliban kill 8 policemen in northern province

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed eight policemen and overran three security checkpoints in northern Takhar province.

- FOX News - US

Russia is arming the Afghan Taliban, Defense Secretary James Mattis suggests in Kabul

The U.S. and its NATO allies have been fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan since soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington in 2001, though the mission officially changed to training the Afghan army and police a few years ago. On Monday, Defense Secretary James Mattis made an unannounced visit to ...

- The Week - US

Afghan defense chief quits over attack; U.S. warns of 'another tough year'

By Idrees Ali and Josh Smith KABUL - Afghanistan's defense minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest Taliban attack on a military base, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was "under no illusions" about the problems facing the country. Mattis, visiting as the United States looks to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Deadly land mine blast in Pakistan thought to be Taliban target on nearby Shia village

At least 10 people were killed and eight injured when a land mine blast struck a passenger van in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, officials and local media said. © Copyright Andolu Ajansi

- Albawaba - UK

Policemen among 15 dead in Takhar clash

By Pajhwok reporter on 25 April 2017 TAOQAN : Seven policemen and eight Taliban have been killed during a clash in the Khawaja Bahawuddin district of northern Takhar...

- Pajhwok - AF

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign post Taliban attack

"Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect," the Khaama Press quoted the Office of the President, ARGPalace, as saying on Monday.

- Rediff.com - IN

ABC, NBC Skip U.S. General Suggesting Russia Arming Resurgent Taliban

Secretary of Defense James Mattis made a visit to Afghanistan Monday, where he and General John Nicholson stated that a top U.S. adversary was backing the Taliban. “9,000 U.S. troops are on the ground trying to help the Afghan army hold back a resurgent Taliban,” announced Anchor Scott Pelley during CBS Evening ...

- NewsBusters - US

Official: Taliban kill 8 policemen in northern province

KABUL, Afghanistan. " An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed eight policemen and overran three security checkpoints in northern Takhar province.Sunatullah Timor, the provincial spokesman, says the attack took place...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US general in Afghanistan: Russia arming the Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn't provide ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Deadliest Taliban Attack on Afghan Army as Mattis Arrives in Kabul

Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on a surprise visit after the deadliest attack on the Afghan military since the start of the war.

- The American Interest - US

Mattis on unannounced visit to Kabul. Afghan defense and army chiefs resign

April 24, 2017, 5:52 PM US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Kabul Monday on an unannounced visit on the day that Afghan’s defense minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down after the deadliest Taliban attack on a military base on Friday. The Taliban assault on a base at ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack

Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Russia allegedly supplying Taliban with weapons

Nine thousand U.S. troops are on the ground in Afghanistan trying to help the Afghan army hold back a resurgent Taliban. Their job is getting tougher by the day, thanks in part to Moscow. Charlie D'Agata reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

General suggests Russia supplying Taliban with weapons

Gen. John Nicholson, who commands U.S. forces in Afghanistan, comments on allegations as country descends further into chaos

- CBS NEWS - US

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn't provide ...

- The Japan Times - JP

US officials in Afghanistan suggest Russia arms Taliban

Top US military officials allude to increasing concerns over Moscow's role in Afghanistan.

- Al Jazeera - QA

U.S. Suspects Russia Supplying Small Arms to Taliban in Afghanistan

The U.S. military in Afghanistan has detected an increasing number of Russian-made small arms being used by Taliban fighters on an increasingly complex battlefield.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan, Apr 24 - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of “another tough year” in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray. Paying his first visit to ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Russia is sending weapons to Taliban, top US general confirms

The general in charge of US forces in Afghanistan appeared to confirm Monday that Russia is sending weapons to the Taliban, an intervention that will likely further complicate the 15-year-old war here and the Kremlin's relations with the United States.

- Stuff - NZ

Russia is sending weapons to Taliban, top US general confirms

The general in charge of US forces in Afghanistan appeared to confirm today that Russia is sending weapons to the Taliban, an intervention that will likely further complicate the 15-year-old war and the Kremlin's relations with the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Taliban leader killed in US airstrike

A Taliban leader known as the 'shadow governor of Takhar Province' was killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz Province on 17 April. Carried out in Archi District, the strike against Quari Tayib was part of ongoing efforts to deny the Taliban militant group freedom-of-movement in

- Jane’s - US

Top Afghan defense officials resign after Taliban attack that killed more than 100 soldiers

Afghanistan's defense minister and army chief stepped down Monday amid growing outrage over the deaths of more than 100 soldiers in one of the deadliest Taliban attacks of the 16-year war. President Ashraf Ghani accepted the resignations of Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Qadam Shah Shaheem,...

- Los Angeles Times - US

U.S. to face Russia for arming Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Afghan defense chief quits over attack; US warns of 'another tough year'

Afghanistan's defense minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest Taliban attack on a military base, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was 'under no illusions' about the problems facing the country.

- GMA News - PH

U.S. military officials say Russia is arming Taliban forces

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan army base

More than 100 Afghan soldiers are killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry says. Video provided by AFP         

- USA TODAY - US

Mattis: U.S., NATO must confront Russia on Taliban after major attack

Russia, Mattis said, is supplying weapons to the Taliban and must be confronted.         

- USA TODAY - US

2 Top Afghanistan Military Officials Resign After Taliban Attack

The defense minister and the army chief of staff stepped down after the deadliest Taliban attack of the war — which U.S. officials say was planned by Haqqani leadership.

- New York Times - US

US 'not refuting' claims Russia aids Afghan Taliban

The US has made its clearest statement yet that it believes the Kremlin is providing the insurgents with weapons. Defense Secretary Mattis said this would constitute a "violation of international law."

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Top Afghan Defense Officials Resign After Deadly Attack On Base

The leadership of Afghan forces faced a shakeup as the defense minister and army chief of staff resigned after a deadly Taliban attack on an army base last week.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Mattis Foresees 'Another Tough Year' In Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis predicted 2017 would be "another tough year" in Afghanistan after arriving in Kabul on an unannounced visit. He also said the Taliban could rejoin the country's political process if it renounced violence and terrorism.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Mattis Warns Russia Not To Arm Taliban

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Washington would confront Russia if it supplied weapons to Taliban militants in Afghanistan. Mattis arrived in Kabul on April 24. The U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, added that there were persistent reports of Russian "assistance" to the Taliban.

- Radio Free Europe - US

U.S. Concerned Russia Supplying Arms To Afghan Taliban

A top U.S. Army general has suggested during a visit to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that Russia is arming Taliban militants.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Germany charges Afghan teen with Taliban membership

BERLIN " German federal prosecutors say they have charged a 17-year-old Afghan citizen over allegations he joined the Taliban and participated in attacks against security forces.Prosecutors said Monday that Abdullah S.K., whose...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign after Taliban attack

Afghanistan's defense minister and army chief of staff resigned Monday, days after a Taliban attack that left at least 136 Afghan soldiers dead.

- UPI - US

Germany charges Afghan teen with Taliban membership

German federal prosecutors say they have charged a 17-year-old Afghan citizen over allegations he joined the Taliban and participated in attacks against security forces.

- FOX News - US

Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Kabul, Afghanistan, Apr 24 - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray. Mattis branded the Taliban “barbaric”, but would not be drawn ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

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