Pakistani Taliban kill four government paramilitary troopers in gun attack

By Gul Yousafzai Quetta, Pakistan, Feb 14 : Pakistani Taliban militants shot dead four paramilitary soldiers in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta, where last month seven security men were killed in a suicide attack, police and the Islamist group said. The Frontier Corps troopers were patrolling the residential neighborhood of Langoabad on motorcycles when they […]

Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region

By Haji Mujtaba and Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept 17 : The militant Pakistani Taliban group said it carried out an attack on Sunday that killed five people in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Mohammad Khurassani said the militants planted an improvised explosive device “to target security personnel” in the Bajaur […]

Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jul 22 : The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement’s main spokesmen said. Abdur Rahman, 23, also known as Hafiz Khalid, died driving a vehicle laden with explosives […]

Taliban warns against retaliation over Kabul attack

By Sayed Hassib and Samar Zwak KABUL, Jun 1 : The Taliban warned the Afghan government today against harming any of their prisoners after reports that President Ashraf Ghani would order the execution of 11 militants on death row in revenge for the devastating truck bomb attack in Kabul. Ghani’s fragile and divided government has […]

Taliban claim attacks in Afghan capital, at least 3 dead

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Mar 1 : Afghan Taliban militants said they attacked police, military and intelligence targets in Kabul today and security officials confirmed attacks in at least two areas of the city that killed at least three people and wounded dozens. A resounding explosion was heard across the city as a car bomb […]

Senior Taliban commander killed in northern Afghanistan air strike

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 27 : After having been declared dead several times in the past, a senior Taliban commander has been killed in an air strike in northern Afghanistan, officials of the militant group confirmed today. Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, who commanded Taliban forces in Kunduz, was one of three fighters killed […]