Monday, 18 October 2021

Tag Archives: Afghan Taliban

Taliban explosives truck kills 8 Afghan soldiers

KABUL: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed truck near an Afghan military convoy, killing eight soldiers, the defence ministry said, in the latest attack claimed by the Taliban. The attack, which took place in Sayed Abad district of Wardak province near the capital Kabul, also wounded nine soldiers, the ministry ...

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Afghan election back in spotlight after Trump’s Taliban tweets

KABUL: Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month’s presidential election back into the spotlight as the militants look to keep voters from the polls with bloody attacks. For months now a question mark has hung over the September 28 vote, in ...

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Pakistan ‘releases’ top leader of Afghan Taliban

KABUL: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a key member of the Afghan Taliban, has been released by Pakistan, apparently facilitating the peace talks between the militant group, Afghan government, and the United States. The release of Mullah Baradar, who is one of the founding members of the Afghan Taliban movement started in 1994, was confirmed by the militant group ...

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Mike Pompeo urges Afghan Taliban to seize opportunity for dialogue

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, following up on their September 5 discussions in Islamabad on a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. Welcoming the Foreign Minister, Secretary Pompeo said the United States looked forward to working with ...

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Taliban defeated by the quiet strength of Pakistan’s Buddha

SWAT: The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatized Pakistani valley. The holy figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base of a granite ...

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Former Taliban hostage arrested for 15 charges including assault

MONTREAL: A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault , illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports. Joshua Boyle was freed last October along with his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their ...

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