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Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital.

An American woman who was rescued with her family last week after years held by a Taliban-linked group has been hospitalized in Canada, her husband says.

- FOX News - US

Mastermind of APS & Bacha Khan University attacks dead.

PESHAWAR: The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed the death of Umar Mansoor who was the mastermind behind the Army Public School and Bacha Khan University attacks in Pakistan. Umar Mansoor was the TTP’s commander in Peshawar and Dara Adam Khel. Reports that he had been killed were circulating ...

- Geo.tv - PK

TTP names successor to APS mastermind Umar Mansoor.

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan on Wednesday named a successor for militant commander Umar Mansoor, the mastermind of the Army Public School attack, along with a formal confirmation that he was dead. Usman Mansoor Hafizullah will replace Umar Mansoor as the faction's commander in Darra Adam Khel and Peshawar, TTP ...

- DAWN - PK

Car Bomb Kills 5 Police, 2 Civilians in Southwest Pakistan.

A car bomb attack struck a Pakistani police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least five policemen and two civilians. In a separate attack in Quetta, a police officer was gunned down by assailants riding on a motorcycle, authorities said. Also Wednesday, a roadside bombing near a tribal area ...

- Voice of America - US

SEAL Team 6 was reportedly ready to act if Pakistan failed to free captive family.

U.S. military officials were reportedly ready to launch a commando raid deep inside Pakistan to free an American and her family if the Pakistanis did not act against the Taliban-linked Haqqani network that kidnapped the family in 2012.

- FOX News - US

Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills seven .

A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

- BDNews24 - BD

APS mastermind Umar Mansoor dead: TTP.

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan on Wednesday said that militant commander Umar Mansoor, the mastermind of the Army Public School attack, has died. Khalifa Usman Mansoor Hafizullah will replace Umar Mansoor as the faction's commander in Darra Adam Khel and Peshawar, TTP Spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani said in an email sent to ...

- DAWN - PK

Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan.

The deadliest attack hit a police training centre attached to the police headquarters in Gardez, main city of Paktia province. The Taliban, seeking to reimpose strict Islamic law after their 2001 ouster by US-led forces, claimed responsibility.

- Times Of India - IN

Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills seven.

QUETTA, Pakistan - A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

- Reuters - US

Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills 7.

QUETTA, Pakistan - A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

- Reuters - US

Ex-hostage rushed to hospital days after rescue.

Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife Caitlan has been rushed to the hospital, less than a week after the couple and their three children were rescued from the Taliban-linked Haqqani network in Pakistan.

- ABC News - AU

Taliban Breach Afghan Police Posts, Killing Dozens

Militants in suicide vests used explosive-laden vehicles to enter security compounds in two eastern provinces, killing at least 46 police officers.

- International NY Times - US

The Brief: Kenya vote, Afghans mourn, UK hate crime

Turkey and Europe locked in war of words ahead of weekend summit, Taliban kill 71, Kenya electoral official resigns.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The Recently Released Taliban Hostage Caitlan Boyle Has Been Rushed to Hospital

Her husband Joshua did not give a reason for her admittance

- TIME Magazine - US

American woman held hostage by Taliban-linked group rushed to hospital, husband says

Boyle says in an email that his wife, Caitlan Boyle, was admitted to a hospital Monday -- but didn't reveal a reason why

- CBS NEWS - US

Senior Taliban Commanders Reported Killed In Suspected U.S. Drone Strikes

A second round of missile strikes by suspected U.S. drones on October 17 killed at least 11 more Taliban, including senior commanders, a day after strikes killed 20 militants in the southeastern border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Taliban claim wave of attacks across Afghanistan deadly to at least 74, including civilians at passport office

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country's south, east ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Freed hostage tells AP couple decided to start family under Taliban captivity to 'make the best of this'

Former hostage Joshua Boyle said Monday he and his wife decided to have children even while held captive because they always planned to have a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Dressed as Police, Taliban Kill Dozens in Afghanistan

Militants struck two police compounds, killing at least 66 people in attacks that underscore the difficulties Kabul faces in securing many areas of the country.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, killing 74

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers and killing at least 74 people, officials say.

- Stuff - NZ

Taliban suicide bomber wave kills 74

KABUL: The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country's south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said.

- BangkokPost - TH

Taliban attacks across Afghanistan leave 74 dead, hundreds wounded

Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday. In the deadliest attack, Taliban militants detonated car bombs and then stormed a police training center...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Taliban attacks across Afghanistan kill at least 74

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with Suicide bombers in the country's south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said.

- The Daily Star - LB

Taliban kills scores in Afghanistan's Paktia and Ghazni

Coordinated attacks kill 41 and injure 150 at police camp in Paktia while car bombings in Ghazni leave another 30 dead.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Afghan officials: Taliban wave of attacks kills at least 74

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for all three attacks.         

- USA TODAY - US

Man held by Taliban for five years thought his captors were joking about Trump being president

A lot has changed since Joshua Boyle was kidnapped in 2012.

- Washington Post - US

Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill more than 70 people amid push for peace talks

The commando-style raid on a police compound began with twin car bombs.

- Washington Post - US

Taliban Kill Dozens in Attacks on Two Afghan Police Stations

Taliban fighters struck two police compounds in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 66 people in attacks that underscored the difficulties the Kabul government continues to face in securing many areas of the country.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Taliban attacks kill at least 74, Afghan officials say

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country's south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said. Among those killed in one of the attacks was a provincial police...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

At least 69 killed in Taliban attacks across Afghanistan

Taliban militants struck government targets across Afghanistan, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police official, and wounding scores more.

- IOL - ZA

The KGB Man Who Joined The Taliban

Bakhrudin Khakimov left the KGB and joined Taliban militants. He was one of hundreds of Soviet personnel who remained in Afghanistan after the Red Army withdrew in chaos in 1989.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Afghanistan: 'Biggest terrorist attack' strikes security forces

Scores of Afghans – both civilians and security forces – have been killed in a wave of assaults across the country. The interior ministry described the Taliban-claimed violence as the "biggest terrorist attack" in 2017.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

41 killed in Afghan Taliban attack

Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan`s eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 41 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said.

- Zee News - IN

Taliban attacks kill at least 74, Afghan officials say

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country's south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Wave of Taliban attacks across Afghanistan kills at least 74

Attack on police compound in Gardez injures 48 policemen and 110 civilians

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Taliban kills over 70 people in attacks across Afghanistan, official says

At least 71 people were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday in a series of attacks orchestrated by the Taliban, the country's deputy interior minister said.

- FOX News - US

Afghan officials: Taliban wave of attacks kills at least 71

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for all three attacks.         

- USA TODAY - US

Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan

KABUL - Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others.

- Reuters - US

Afghanistan Taliban suicide attacks kill dozens

More than 70 are dead and 168 injured in two attacks as militants storm police in Afghanistan's Paktia and Ghazni provinces.

- BBC - UK

Two-thirds of Afghan girls do not go to school

Taliban threats, extreme poverty and child marriage prevent many girls in Afghanistan from getting a proper education.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

UPDATE 2-Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 31 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

* At least 31 killed in drone attacks over two days,official says * Strikes come days after American-Canadian hostage familyfreed * Unmanned aircraft fired missiles on Taliban hideouts nearborder By Dilawar Hussain and Jibran Ahmad PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 17 - Twosuspected U.S. drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 ...

- Sify - IN

US hits Haqqanis again despite Pakistan caution

Islamabad, Oct 17 Two suspected US drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border even as Pakistan cautioned the US to show restraint.Tuesday's strike was the third drone strike in the area in the last 24 hours. Geo News said the attack in Anjargi area targeted the hideouts of ...

- Sify - IN

Bowe Bergdahl, Called a ‘Traitor’ by President Trump, Pleads Guilty

Sergeant Bergdahl left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for about five years. He was released in 2014 in a prisoner swap.

- International NY Times - US

Afghan Taliban Blast Way Into Police Post, Killing Chief and Officers

Fighters in suicide vests used explosive-laden vehicles to breach a security compound in Paktia Province, killing more than 20 and wounding scores.

- International NY Times - US

The Latest: Afghan official: Taliban killed 20 in the south

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan where the Taliban have staged several attacks targeting police across the country : 5:30 p.m. An Afghan official has raised the death … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Afghan officials: Taliban wave of attacks kills at least 34

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities in the country's south, west and east and killing at least 34 people, … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Disguised Taliban Kill at Least 20 Police, Soldiers in Afghanistan Attack

Taliban fighters disguised as police officers stormed a government compound in southeastern Afghanistan, killing at least 20 police and soldiers in a gunbattle.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Taliban attacks kill at least 61 across Afghanistan

KABUL - Taliban suicide car bombers and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people, including the police chief, and wounding 160, in the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country, officials and militants said.

- Reuters - US

Dozens killed in trio of Taliban attacks targeting police

Militants launch seemingly coordinated suicide bomb, gun attacks on police compounds in 3 separate areas

- CBS NEWS - US

Taliban Suicide Bombing Targets Afghan Police

More than 20 people are dead and dozens more wounded in a terrorist attack on a police training center in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday. Officials say the attack began when a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near the training center in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province. After the explosion, a group ...

- Voice of America - US

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