taliban fighters

US, Pakistan to target Haqqani network


August 5th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US and Pakistani officials are considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan that would target the Haqqani militant group, a media report said.The Haqqani ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Russia will continue to back NATO mission: Putin


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Wednesday that Russia will continue to support the NATO military operation in Afghanistan."NATO maintains a permanent presence in Afghanistan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama adviser, Sherry Rehman trade barbs


July 29th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Tensions flared between the US and Pakistan as two top officials traded accusations of doing too little to combat Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

100 Taliban militants give up fighting


July 18th, 2012 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) One hundred Taliban fighters have laid down arms in Afghanistan and joined a government-backed peace process, an official said Tuesday.The militants laid down their arms ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

11 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan


May 18th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As many as 11 people, including four Taliban fighters, were killed and over a dozen others injured after militants attacked a provincial governor's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan condemns Kabul attacks


April 16th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Sunday condemned the series of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan and said Islamabad supports stability in the war-shattered neighbouring country."Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Seven militants killed in Afghanstan


March 18th, 2012 - 6:58 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 18 (IANS) A total of seven militants were killed in Afghanistan during a joint operation in Kunar province Saturday, a source said."Based on intelligence, a unit of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US imposes sanctions on key Taliban bomb-maker


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The US has targeted a key Taliban bomb-maker for sanctions, the first of its kind that aims to stifle the flow of the deadly improvised ... Read more...

Posted in World |

27 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan


January 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) Twenty-seven Taliban militants surrendered before government authorities in Afghanistan Sunday, Xinhua reported.According to a top provincial official, a seven-member group of Taliban militants surrendered in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

20 Taliban fighters lay down arms


January 16th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 16 (IANS) Twenty Taliban fighters, among them a key rebel commander, Monday laid down arms in eastern Afghanistan to join a government peace process.The militants, led by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Top US official appalled by purported Marine video


January 13th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed outrage Thursday over a video that appears to show four Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US probes urination on dead Taliban fighters


January 12th, 2012 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) The US Marine Corps is probing an internet video that showed several soldiers were urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan."While we ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

14 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan


January 10th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 10 (IANS) A group of 14 Taliban militants surrendered to the government in Afghanistan's Herat province Tuesday.A 14-member group of Taliban fighters, including their commander Mullah Basir ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

50 Taliban rebels lay down arms in Afghanistan


December 20th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 20 (IANS) Fifty Taliban guerrillas Tuesday laid down arms in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, an official said."The former Taliban fighters under Hajji Malim had been active in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taliban being paid $150 a month to stop fighting


November 27th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Taliban cadres are being paid 100 pounds (over $150) a month for desisting from action and will be allowed to keep their weapons as part ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US puts 5 Haqqani Network associates on terrorist list


September 30th, 2011 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Squeezing recalcitrant ally Pakistan, the United States has put on its terrorist list five associates of the Haqqani Network branded as a "veritable arm" of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

18 militants killed in Afghanistan


September 18th, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 18 militants were killed and 15 were injured when NATO fighter jets pounded Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan Saturday, police said."Based on intelligence reports ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Blasts rock Kabul, Taliban target US embassy


September 13th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 13 (IANS) Multiple blasts rocked the Afghan capital Tuesday and heavily armed Taliban militants wearing suicide vests targeted the US embassy, triggering a fierce gunfight. Five suicide ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Taliban planning ’spectacular’ attack in Afghanistan


August 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The Taliban are planning a "spectacular" terror attack in Afghanistan, the British army commander in the country has warned.Brigadier Ed Davis, who leads the Task ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British troop chops off dead Taliban’s fingers as trophies


August 8th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A probe was launched by the British defence ministry into claims that a soldier cut fingers off dead Taliban fighters to keep as souvenirs, BBC ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Fresh U.S. drone strikes kill 4 people in North Waziristan


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Fresh U.S. drone strikes killed at least four people on Tuesday in Pakistan's volatile North Waziristan region, officials said.The unmanned aircraft reportedly fired two missiles against a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Taliban kill senior Afghan police official


July 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan Taliban fighters killed a senior police official in the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province of Afghanistan, authorities said.Two armed men attacked ... Read more...

Posted in World |

21 killed in nightmare Kabul hotel attack


June 30th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 29 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed when Taliban fighters stormed a luxury hotel here and went on a slaughter spree before being shot dead or ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mullah Omar dead? No, says Taliban (Third Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The legendary one-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, an Afghan TV channel said Monday. The Pakistani Taliban promptly denied it."Mullah Omar ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Taliban stirring violence in Afghanistan: Senior police officials


April 10th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 10 (ANI): Senior Afghan police officials believe that former or current Taliban members backed by sympathizers and hard-line mullahs had stirred the violence at the United Nations compound in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taliban seizes eastern Afghan district


March 30th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar. 30 (ANI): Taliban fighters have seized the poorly armed eastern Afghanistan district of Waygal in a rare show of force.They launched a coordinated assault on the local government building ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brit Special Forces seize Iranian made rockets from Taliban


March 10th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul. Mar.10 (ANI): British Special Forces in Afghanistan have seized a cache of 48 powerful Iranian rockets in an ambush from Taliban fighters in AfghanistanMilitary officials state that this is the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brit forces get ‘game-changing’ technology to fight Taliban in Afghanistan


February 26th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26(ANI): British forces in Afghanistan can now track Taliban fighters with revolutionary facial recognition technology harnessed to images beamed to the ground by giant spy-in-the-sky barrage balloons floating at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

GenNext of Taliban joins insurgency


February 8th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) The second generation of Taliban guerrillas, who are now in their early 20s, have become a part of the insurgency in Pakistan and Afghanistan, police and intelligence ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Taliban ready for peace talks in Afghanistan


January 29th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Senior commanders of terror outfit Taliban may enter peace talks to end the insurgency in Afghanistan, a media report said.Afghan president Hamid Karzai has offered to hold ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Taliban maybe ready for peace talks


January 29th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.29 (ANI): Senior Taliban commanders could be preparing to enter peace talks to end their insurgency in Afghanistan, it has been revealed.According to the Daily Express, Afghan president Hamid Karzai ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taliban stronghold in Afghan province cleared


January 27th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), Jan 27(IANS) Afghan and NATO-led forces have razed a Taliban stronghold in Imam Sahib district of Afghanistan's Kunduz province, an official said Thursday.Kunduz is 250 km north of Afghanistan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Canadian troops in Afghanistan will end up training Taliban insurgents’


January 15th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Jan 15(ANI): Changing Canada's military mission from combat to training in Afghanistan would mean that Canada would train and equip many who will later join Taliban, New Democratic Party (NDP) ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two British men believed to be kidnapped in Pakistan


January 12th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/Peshawar, Jan.12 (ANI): Police in Pakistan are searching for two British men believed to have been kidnapped close to the Khyber Pass, an area notorious for Taliban activity and criminal gangs. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe