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Founder of the militant ‘Haqqani’ network dies – US service member killed

KABUL, Sept 4, (Agencies): Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, one of the most powerful and feared groups in the Afghan insurgency, has died after a long illness, the Taleban said on Tuesday. Haqqani, who founded the network in the 1970s, gave up operational leadership of the group …

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Twelve schools bombed, burned, by Taliban in northern Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Twelve schools – eight girls and four boys schools – were attacked by bombs and set on fire overnight in a northern Pakistani district where Taliban-linked militants opposed to girls’ education are active, police said on Friday. Pakistani Taliban and allied Islamist militants, who …

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Islamic State fighters surrender to Afghan forces after Taliban assault

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say more than 150 Islamic State fighters have surrendered to government forces in the face of an onslaught by the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, the provincial police chief, said 152 fighters surrendered Wednesday, including Habib-ul Rahman, their commander. …

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Taleban kill 16 soldiers – 43 Afghans kidnapped

KABUL, June 23, (Agencies): Taleban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, offi- cials said on Friday. The Taleban, fighting to reimpose strict Islamic law after their 2001 ouster, resumed …

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Double Kabul suicide bombings kill 21, including journalists

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 21 people, including an AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station, Afghan officials said. Also, at least 27 people were wounded, according to Wahid Majroh, the public health ministry’s spokesman who …

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Grief turns to anger over suicide attack – Taleban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

KABUL, April 23, (Agencies): Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100. The bomber blew himself up on Sunday morning in a large crowd …

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Russia denies aiding Afghan Taliban in wake of U.S. general’s comments

KABUL, March 25 (Reuters) – Russia has rejected comments by NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan that it has been supporting and even supplying weapons to the Taliban, in a clash of words that underlines growing tension over Moscow’s involvement in the conflict. In an interview with the BBC last week, …

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Blast at home in SW Pakistani border town kills 2, wounds 10

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful blast at a home in a remote town in southwestern Pakistan near neighboring Afghanistan killed a Taliban-linked cleric and at least one of his family members, police and a government official said Friday. More than 10 people, including women and children, were wounded in …

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Suicide bomber kills 9 in Kabul; Taliban kill 16 in province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan’s minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 18, officials said. According to Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the bomber was on foot and was trying to …

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German citizen arrested with Taliban in Afghanistan

Kandahar, Afghanistan, March 1, 2018 (AFP) -A German national has been arrested with the Taliban in Afghanistan’s insurgency-racked Helmand province, officials told AFP late Wednesday, a rare example of a European among the insurgents. “A man with a long beard, wearing a black turban who identified himself as a German …

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