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Pakistan's 'father of Taliban' killed

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Nov 3, 2018

Pakistan's 'father of Taliban' killed

Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, known as the "father of the Taliban," was killed in a knife attack at his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, his family and police said. Haq's son, Hamidul Haq, said his father was alone in ...

At least seven killed in suicide attack on Kabul commemorations

World Sep 10, 2018

At least seven killed in suicide attack on Kabul commemorations

A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up near a convoy of gunmen commemorating the death anniversary of a famed resistance leader in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least seven people, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest deadly ...

Leader of Afghanistan's feared Haqqani network terrorist group dies

Asia Pacific Sep 4, 2018

Leader of Afghanistan's feared Haqqani network terrorist group dies

The founder of Afghanistan's much-feared Haqqani network, a former U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died after years of ill health, a Taliban spokesman said Tuesday. Jalaluddin Haqqani was 72. Haqqani died Monday inside Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahed said in a telephone interview. The elderly founder ...

Afghan president declines resignations of top security officials

World Aug 26, 2018

Afghan president declines resignations of top security officials

Afghanistan's top security officials have tendered their resignation, but President Ashraf Ghani asked them to remain at their posts. The presidential palace said Sunday that Ghani declined the offers to resign submitted by Defense Minister Tareq Shah Bahrami, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and Masoum ...