Stories tagged: Taliban
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
With a just-delivered Black Hawk helicopter sitting on a military runway behind him, Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, vowed Saturday that “a tidal …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in a brazen attack that the insurgents said targeted the plane of visiting U.S. Secretary of …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighboring Afghanistan, the Afghan leader said Thursday before meeting President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. General …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Afghanistan is Trump’s war now, and it will require the kind of long-range thinking he hasn’t demonstrated up until now.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s plan to end the stalemate in America’s longest war and eliminate Afghanistan’s rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. forces, senior officials said Tuesday. …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo says he’s glad President Donald Trump seems to be following the advice of the nation’s military leaders to recommit the United States to the 16-year-old war …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
An Afghan official says that at least 30 people including women and children have been killed by Taliban fighters in northern Sari Pul province.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
A Taliban suicide bomber disguised as a woman rammed his motorcycle into an international convoy, killing a NATO soldier and two Afghan civilians in an attack north of the Afghan …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
The Taliban took responsibility Friday for a suicide attack on a NATO patrol north of the Afghan capital of Kabul that the U.S. military said killed one service person, whose …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
A suicide bomber struck a NATO convoy near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday causing casualties, the U.S. military said without providing more information.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
An Afghan official says 26 soldiers have been killed in a blistering Taliban assault on an Afghan National Security base in southern Kandahar province.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
A U.S. congressional delegation led by Sen. John McCain visited Kabul on Tuesday for the U.S. Independence Day, meeting with Afghan government leaders and military officials to discuss the more …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide car bombs, killing at least five police, officials said.
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Afghanistan-Taliban militants launched surprise attacks against police checkpoints in southern Afghanistan and killed at least 25 officers, officials said Sunday
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
As the Trump administration weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan, the 16-year war grinds on in bloody stalemate.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
The Afghan Taliban announced the beginning of their spring offensive on Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on international coalition and Afghan …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
As America’s effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Afghan officials say at least 11 police officers have been shot and killed by a fellow policeman at a checkpoint in the southern Helmand province.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
The U.S. military in Afghanistan says its investigation into a November firefight with the Taliban in Kunduz province has shown that 33 civilians died in the raid during which U.S. …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 8 a.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan – Two large bombs – one triggered by a suicide attacker – exploded near government offices Tuesday, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens of others in …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 10:15 p.m.
QUETTA, Pakistan – Gunmen stormed a police training center late Monday in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing at least 48 police trainees, authorities said. Baluchistan’s top …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
Two bomb blasts claimed by the Taliban killed at least 24 people outside the Afghan Defense Ministry Monday.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told NATO allies America will take a new look at its plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
After months of debate, the U.S. is close to a decision to expand the military’s authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban as the violence in Afghanistan escalates, a senior …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour by a U.S. airstrike should send a “clear signal” to anti-American extremists that “we’re …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
Taliban attackers in Afghanistan staged an assault on a government security agency in the capital, Kabul, on Tuesday morning, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320.