More Taliban Articles

  • Pakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoing

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday they will not renew a ceasefire they called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said they will still continue talks with the government. The surprising announcement, which comes just days after the country's interior...

  • UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

    LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers say commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines. The House of Commons Defense Committee said Wednesday that more than half the...

  • Afghan election hailed as Taliban threat remains

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic fraud after millions of people braved a Taliban threat to vote for a new president. But some...

  • Defying Taliban threats, Afghans vote in droves

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country's wobbly government prepares to face down a ferocious insurgency largely on its own. With combat forces from the U.S.-led...

  • Taliban abduct provincial candidate in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen abducted a candidate running for a seat in a provincial council in northern Afghanistan and seven members of his entourage, officials said Monday. Insurgent attacks elsewhere in the country killed 18 people, part of a spike in violence in the weeks...

  • Taliban militants attack US aid group in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants attacked an American charity and a nearby day care center Friday, sending foreigners — including women and children — fleeing while Afghan security forces battled the gunmen. An Afghan girl, a driver and all five attackers were killed. The...

  • Obama not concerned enough about nuclear terrorism

    In the Netherlands this week, President Obama confessed a fear: "I continue to be much more concerned, when it comes to our security, with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan."

  • Taliban kill 4 in Kabul election office attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban launched a brazen assault in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, with a suicide bomber detonating his vehicle outside an election office on the edge of Kabul while two other gunmen stormed into the building, killing four people and trapping dozens of employees...

  • Pakistani Taliban to hold direct talks with government

    A cleric representing the Pakistani Taliban says leaders from the militant will soon be holding direct talks with the government to find a way to end violence that has claimed thousands of lives in recent years.

  • Afghan attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Four men with pistols stuffed in their socks attacked a luxury hotel in Kabul on Thursday, opening fire in a restaurant and killing nine people, including four foreigners, officials said. The attack came just hours after militants killed 11 people in an audacious...



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