Stories tagged: Taliban
Sun., May 13, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Militants attacked a provincial government building in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, officials said.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazaras on Friday, blowing himself up at a police checkpoint near a gathering of the minority Shiites in western Kabul, killing nine …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
President Donald Trump told visiting members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday the U.S. would no longer talk with the Taliban following a recent string of deadly attacks in …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 10:59 p.m.
A suicide bomber drove an ambulance into a commercial area by pretending to be carrying a patient to a hospital and then detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near the …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel recounted on Monday the ordeal of the deadly, 13-hours-long weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 12:22 p.m.
Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including …
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
U.S. Special Forces soldiers are supposed to slip into and out of secret missions without making the evening news. “12 Strong” tells just one of those extraordinary stories, fought in …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the Trump administration’s policy in Afghanistan is working, saying talks between the government and the Taliban are closer than ever before.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
The Taliban targeted military posts in two western Afghan provinces and in the country’s south, killing 13 soldiers and setting off hours-long gunbattles with the military, officials said Wednesday.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States is going to do everything it can to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan, but Pakistan must …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
The Taliban have killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country, including an assault that nearly wiped out an army camp in the …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
A couple held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked extremist network in Afghanistan was safely back in Canada on Saturday after what the husband described as a harrowing firefight …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
Taliban-linked captors who held American Caitlan Coleman and her family for five years killed her infant daughter and allowed Coleman to be raped by a guard, her husband said, introducing …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Five years after being taken hostage in Afghanistan, an American woman and her Canadian husband are free, along with their three children, all born in captivity. They were released in …
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