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Taliban commander arrested in Afghanistan


September 1st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), Sep 1 (IANS) A key Taliban commander has been arrested in Kunduz province, provincial police chief Samiullah Qatra said Saturday."Security forces during a special operation arrested Taliban ... Read more...

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Woman in Taliban love triangle, executed


July 10th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) A helpless Afghan woman was gunned down because two Taliban fighters "could not decide who could have her", the Daily Mail reported Monday.The 22-year-old woman, ... Read more...

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20 Afghan militants lay down arms


April 18th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 18 (IANS) Twenty Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, handed over their weapons Wednesday to the authorities in northeastern Afghanistan and joined a government-backed peace process, an ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban hold peace talks


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban, responsible for a string of terror attacks across the country, have said they have held initial peace talks with the government, but ... Read more...

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Key Taliban commander held in Afghanistan


November 13th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 13 (IANS) Afghan security forces captured three Taliban militants, including a key commander, during an operation Sunday in Herat province, an official said."Taliban commander Mullah Zahir, along ... Read more...

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Taliban commander held in Karachi


October 27th, 2011 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Usman Ghani, a Pakistani Taliban commander, has been arrested in Karachi, a media report said Thursday.Ghani was captured from the Orangi area of the city, ... Read more...

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Top Pakistani Taliban commander shot dead


October 14th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Maulvi Muhammad Iftikhar, a top Pakistani Taliban commander, has been shot dead while he was travelling in a car in northwest Pakistan, Xinhua reported.He was ... Read more...

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Taliban battle Pakistani security forces for drone debris


September 19th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Taliban guerrillas fought a pitched battle with security forces as both attempted to seize the wreckage of a US drone that crashed in Pakistan's South ... Read more...

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Taliban commander held in Islamabad


August 15th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Bakht Farzandi, a key Pakistani Taliban commander, was arrested here Sunday, a media report said.Farzandi belongs to the militant organisation's Qari Zia ur Rehman group, ... Read more...

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Three cops killed in Pakistan, Taliban commander escapes


August 12th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS/AKI) Suspected Taliban militants Friday ambushed a police convoy taking terror suspects for dental treatment in Peshawar, killing three policemen and driving off with the detainees ... Read more...

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Will split in Taliban ranks bring peace, asks Pakistani daily


June 29th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Though the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has split with one of its commanders forming a splinter group, it remains to be seen whether this will bring ... Read more...

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Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan


June 14th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 14 (IANS) A senior Taliban commander has been killed in Afghanistan's Herat province, Xinhua reported Tuesday.Based on intelligence inputs, police launched an operation to capture the commander ... Read more...

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Osama met Al Qaeda, Taliban leaders at Abbottabad house


May 15th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Osama bin Laden was not dependant only on messengers to keep in touch with his terror network. Infact, he had met Al Qaeda and Taliban ... Read more...

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17 insurgents killed in Afghanistan


May 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 1 (IANS) Seventeen insurgents, including a local Taliban commander, have been killed by Afghan soldiers during a four-day operation in the country's Badghis province, Xinhua reported.Badghis is ... Read more...

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Australian Defence forces capture two Taliban leaders in Afghanistan


April 1st, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.1 (ANI): The Coalition Forces Headquarter in Afghanistan has stated that The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) and the Afghan police have captured two Taliban leaders in Oruzgan province. ... Read more...

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11 militants killed in Afghanistan


March 6th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 6 (IANS) Eleven Taliban militants were killed by NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, an official said.The militants were killed after coalition forces' warplanes pounded their hideout in ... Read more...

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Mutilated Afghan girl Aisha asked to face cross-examination or risk attacker walking free


February 11th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 11 (ANI): Bibi Aisha, the Afghan girl who had attracted international attention after it was reported by Time magazine that her nose and ears were chopped off by her ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban commanders willing for peace talks if given safety guarantees


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2(ANI): Taliban commanders in Afghanistan have said that they are willing to explore peace talks with the Hamid Karzai-led government, if they can have more solid guarantees about their ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills three militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan district


January 12th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 12 (ANI): At least three militants have reportedly been killed in a drone attack militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan district.The News quoted security officials as saying that the missile ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban attacks elderly truce talks negotiator


January 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 5 (ANI): An Afghan village elder, who had been negotiating on behalf of his village with the Government, has reportedly been attacked by the Taliban.According to the BBC, ... Read more...

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Ex-Taliban girl trainee warns of army of female suicide bombers


January 2nd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.2 (ANI): A 12-year-old girl who escaped the Taliban in Pakistan said the group is assembling an army of female suicide bombers to carry out attacks across the border.Meena Gul, ... Read more...

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US drone attack counter-productive: Pakistani PM


December 26th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday condemned US drone attacks in the country's restive northwest, terming them counter-productive in the fight against terrorism.Gilani said that the ... Read more...

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Father-in-law of Afghan girl whose nose and ears were lopped as punishment arrested


December 8th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 8 (ANI): The father-in-law of an Afghan teenager, whose nose and ears were hacked off after she fled her husband's abusive home, has been arrested in the country's Chora ... Read more...

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Pak captured Mulla Baradar to stop him from reconciling with Afghan govt: Wali Karzai


November 30th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 30 (ANI): According to the latest revelations made by whistleblower website WikiLeaks, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, has charged that Pakistan detained Mulla Baradar and other ... Read more...

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UK’s MI6 ‘blamed for bringing in Taliban imposter’ for talks


November 26th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.26 (ANI): Britain's external intelligence agency MI6 is said to have brought in the fake Taliban commander touted as key to resolving the conflict in Afghanistan.According to The Telegraph, the ... Read more...

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Police knew their Karachi office was to be attacked


November 12th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 12 (IANS) Crime Investigation Department (CID) personnel had alerted "high-ups" that their office here could be the target of a terror attack, a media report said Friday, ... Read more...

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Jailed Taliban commander “regrets violent past,” backs Brit soldiers now in Afghanistan


November 6th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 6 (ANI): A jailed Taliban commander in Central Helmand Prison, Mullah Abdul Ghani, has claimed that he now deeply regrets his violent past and even hopes that British soldiers ... Read more...

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British Muslims our main bankrollers, says Taliban commander


October 21st, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.21 (ANI): A Taliban commander has told Sky News that the bulk of the funding for the insurgent group comes from the British Muslim community in the UK.The regional leader ... Read more...

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NATO allowed Taliban commander into Kabul


October 15th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) NATO-led forces facilitated the passage of a senior Taliban commander to Kabul to hold talks with the Afghan government, a media report said Friday.US General David Petraeus, ... Read more...

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ISI terrorising Taliban to fight against US, allies in Afghanistan: Report


October 7th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7(ANI): Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is reportedly pressuring Taliban commanders to fight against the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan.According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. ... Read more...

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Drone attacks in Pakistan ‘linked’ to Europe terror plot


October 6th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) US drone attacks have been stepped up in Pakistan to disrupt a suspected Al Qaeda plot to attack European targets, a media report said Wednesday.The drone attacks ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leader killed in Pakistan


September 29th, 2010 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Top Al Qaeda leader Sheikh Al-Fateh has been killed in a US drone attack in northwest Pakistan, Xinhua reported Tuesday.US drones fired nine missiles at three ... Read more...

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Taliban will swap kidnapped UK aid worker for arrested Pak scientist Aafia Siddique


September 27th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.27 (ANI): Militants claiming to have kidnapped a British aid worker are demanding an exchange for the Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui.A local Taliban commander named Mohammad Osman said he had ... Read more...

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Taliban commander among 30 rebels killed in Afghanistan


September 25th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 25 (IANS) At least 30 Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, were killed in clashes with security forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Saturday. Halel, a Taliban commander, was killed in ... Read more...

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15 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


August 30th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 30 (IANS) Fifteen Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, were killed in fighting with security forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Monday. The fighting took place Sunday in Wardak province, 40 ... Read more...

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