ARTICLES RELATING TO TALIBAN

Afghan Taliban hang university student

2016-12-03 18:09

A Kabul Polytechnic university student, accused of killing a senior Taliban intelligence officer, has been hanged publicly even though elders tried to mediate.

4 dead in US base blast, Taliban claims responsibilty

2016-11-12 10:38

At least four people have died in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, Nato has said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the major security breach.

UN experts: 45 000 opposition fighters in Afghanistan

2016-11-05 07:26

Fighters loyal to al-Qaeda have taken on a more active supporting role for the Taliban during the current offensive in Afghanistan while the position of the Islamic State extremist group in the country "has distinctly weakened," UN experts say.

Afghan police: Roadside bombing in Helmand kills reporter

2016-11-04 16:00

Afghan police say that a roadside bombing in southern Helmand province has killed an Afghan journalist and wounded another.

Armed men burn down school in Afghanistan

2016-10-29 21:19

Armed men have burned down a girls' school in northern Afghanistan, officials say, with police blaming the Taliban for the assault.

Pakistani cadets ran, jumped from rooftops to flee militants

2016-10-26 07:46

Survivors of an overnight attack that killed 61 people at a Pakistani police academy have described chaotic scenes with militants shooting at anyone they saw and cadets running for their lives and jumping from windows and rooftops.

Afghan opium cultivation skyrockets

2016-10-24 06:35

Afghanistan saw a 10% jump in opium cultivation this year because of bumper harvests, collapsing eradication efforts due to growing insecurity and declining international aid to combat drugs, the UN says.

Four Shi'ite women killed in Pakistan bus attack

2016-10-04 18:08

Gunmen riding a motorcycle have opened fire on a moving bus in Pakistan and killed four women from the Shi'ite Muslim minority in an apparent sectarian attack, officials say.

Global charity attacked in deadly wave of Kabul violence

2016-09-06 22:53

Taliban militants have attacked an international charity in Kabul during an hours-long assault labelled a "war crime" by Amnesty.

US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple in Afghanistan

2016-08-31 20:05

The State Department has said it has been evaluating a video released by the Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the government stops executing Taliban prisoner.

 

Suicide bomber kills four in Kabul

2016-11-16 11:25

A suicide bomber on foot has struck a government vehicle in Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding 11 others, officials said, in the latest attack in the Afghan capital.

Taliban attack Afghan German consulate, killing 4

2016-11-11 08:55

Germany's consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a suicide car bomber rammed the compound, killing four people and wounding more than 100, police and a doctor said.

Blast kills 11 on way to Afghan wedding - officials

2016-11-04 20:10

A roadside bomb has killed 11 people on their way to a wedding in the northern Afghan province of Faryab, officials said, as civilian casualties rise in the war-torn country.

Suicide bomber kills six civilians in east Afghanistan

2016-10-31 19:11

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a gathering of tribal elders in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least six people in the latest direct assault on civilians.

ISIS militants abduct, kill 30 Afghan civilians

2016-10-26 20:11

Militants linked to ISIS have abducted and killed around 30 civilians, including children, in central Afghanistan, raising concerns about the group's expanding presence.

Afghan Taliban use drone to film suicide attack

2016-10-26 06:48

The Afghan Taliban have released aerial footage of a suicide car bombing in southern Helmand province, marking the first time the media-savvy militant group has used a drone to record an attack.

Taliban attack in southern Afghan city kills 14: officials

2016-10-10 20:53

Taliban insurgents trying to seize a southern Afghan city has killed 14 people including 10 policemen in a coordinated attack which started with a car bombing, officials say.

Battle with Taliban rages on in Kunduz

2016-10-04 10:27

Gunbattles still underway across northern city of Kunduz, a day after Taliban launched fierce attack.

Death toll in twin Kabul blasts rising

2016-09-06 15:26

The death toll from the Taliban double bombing in Kabul has topped 40, a health ministry spokesperson says.

North American couple appear in new Taliban hostage video

2016-08-30 22:30

An American-Canadian couple held hostage by the Taliban for four years, have urged their governments to pressure Kabul to change its policy on executions of captured insurgents, according to a new video which has surfaced.

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