Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Tag Archives: Taliban

Multiple Americans killed in Kabul hotel attack, says US official

KABUL ATTACK

KABUL/WASHINGTON: Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban’s 14-hour siege of an upscale Kabul hotel last weekend, the state department said on Tuesday. No exact figures were immediately available for either fatalities or injuries. In total, 22 people were killed in the attack including 14 foreigners, Afghan ...

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US calls on Pakistan to ‘immediately arrest or expel’ Taliban leadership

US calls on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States once against pressurized Pakistan to ‘do more’ against Taliban and ‘war against terrorism.’ While talking to media on Monday, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders called on Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel leadership of Pakistan . “We call on Pakistan to prevent Taliban from using its soil ...

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How Not to Engage With Pakistan

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President Trump’s decision last week to suspend almost all security aid to Pakistan, which quickly followed his accusation that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies and deceit,” suggests that his administration is carrying out the hard-line approach that the president foreshadowed in August. Last Thursday, the State Department confirmed ...

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Cutting Off Pakistan, U.S. Takes Gamble in Complex Afghan War

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Afghan officials have pleaded with three American presidents to reconsider their support for Pakistan, which was both receiving billions of dollars in American aid and harboring the leaders of a Taliban insurgency that the United States has struggled to defeat. But when President Trump suspended nearly all American security aid ...

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Pakistan has much to lose from harbouring terrorists, says Mike Pence

Mike Pence

KABUL: US Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to meet its leaders and underscore America’s commitment to the country four months after President Donald Trump agreed to an open-ended war against insurgents there. In an apparent warning to Pakistan during his surprise visit to Afghanistan, Pence ...

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At least 11 killed in attacks on police in Afghanistan

At least 11 killed in attacks on police in Afghanistan

HELMAND: At least 11 Afghan police officers were killed on Sunday when Taliban fighters assaulted their checkpoints in volatile Helmand province in southern Afghanistan , authorities said. The assaults on two police post are the latest in a series of deadly attacks on Afghan security forces claimed by the Taliban. ...

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No change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump tough line, says US general

John Nicholson

WASHINGTON: Acknowledging that Pakistanis have “been engaged in a very tough fight against extremism inside their own country,” top US general in Afghanistan John Nicholson said he had not seen any significant changes from Islamabad. Members of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network still hide out on the Pakistan side of the ...

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Pakistan rejects NATO secretary general remarks

Pakistan Foreign Ministry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday rejected NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s recent remarks that Taliban still have bases in Pakistan, which he had described as a “big challenge” to efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. Pakistan Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Muhammad Faisal dismissed the charges at his weekly briefing. ...

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Taliban Kill 28 Afghan Police as Attacks Escalate Nationwide

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KABUL: Taliban militants stormed police checkpoints late Saturday and before dawn Sunday in three provinces of Afghanistan, killing 28 policemen in the latest in a series of attacks across the country. Tens of heavily equipped insurgents, including holders of night-vision rifles, initially began sporadic shooting at three police checkpoints and ...

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Taliban attack kills 41 soldiers in Kandahar

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KANDAHAR: The Taliban launched a major attack on an army base in southern Kandahar province with one lawmaker saying at least 40 Afghan soldiers were killed. The brazen assault began with two suicide car bombings, setting of several hours of fighting. Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the province, ...

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