Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Sep 1, 2015

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan’s government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group’s leadership following the death ...

Pakistan says its airstrikes killed 65 militants near Afghan border

Aug 18, 2015

Pakistan says its airstrikes killed 65 militants near Afghan border

Pakistani airstrikes killed 65 militants on Monday in two tribal regions along the Afghan border, the army said, part of a yearlong campaign against insurgents in rugged areas where they have long sheltered. Strikes in two areas of North Waziristan killed 50 militants and ...

Aug 8, 2015

Lethal wave of bombings in Kabul leaves 51 dead, hundreds injured

Fifteen more fatalities were confirmed Saturday from a barrage of bombings in Kabul, taking the toll to 51 in the deadliest day in the Afghan capital since NATO’s combat mission ended in December. The explosions Friday, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with hundreds ...

Aug 7, 2015

Truck bomb strikes Kabul, at least 8 dead

A huge truck bomb in Kabul early Friday killed eight people and wounded more than 100 others in the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which ...