Recent News Headlines : Taliban School Massacre

AFGHANISTAN'S LOST MOVIES, HIDDEN FROM THE TALIBAN, GO DIGITAL


He hid thousands of reels of footage showcasing Afghanistan's rich cultural history, knowing that if the Taliban found out he faced certain death... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 184

TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK ON AFGHAN FORCES KILLS 13


The resurgent Taliban are at the peak of their summer fighting season and have been ramping up their campaign against government forces... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 1871

'I BELIEVE IN THE AFGHAN PEOPLE,' SAYS TOP U.S. MILITARY COMMANDER IN AFGHANISTAN


Read more A 'win' in Afghanistan includes peace talks with the Taliban, say U.S. officials in Kabul... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 346

U.S. TROOP INCREASE IN AFGHANISTAN IS UNDERWAY, GENERAL SAYS


At a news conference in the Afghan capital, the military commander for United States and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 882

WHAT AN AFGHANISTAN VICTORY LOOKS LIKE UNDER THE TRUMP PLAN


Like many Taliban leaders, he said, he had hoped to hear Mr. Trump make good on early vows to quit Afghanistan... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 2035

TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS CIVILIANS IN HELMAND


Early in July, an American soldier was killed and two others were wounded in an attack in Helmand province while conducting operations against the Taliban... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 2438

TRUMP AFGHANISTAN WAR GOAL: USE MILITARY TO FORCE TALKS WITH TALIBAN


Trump's Afghanistan war strategy Use military to force peace talks with Taliban... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 143

TRUMP EMBRACES AFGHANISTAN IDEAS THAT FAILED OBAMA, BUSH


More troops, pressure on Pakistan and diplomatic outreach to the Taliban... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 955

SWEDEN TO DEPORT 106YO AFGHANI WOMAN, WORLD'S 'OLDEST REFUGEE' - REPORTS


Sweden rejects the asylum application of the world's oldest refugee... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 4050

AFGHAN FORCES RECAPTURE SITE OF VILLAGE 'MASSACRE'


Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry, said its forces had pushed the Taliban out of the village on Monday afternoon... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 40

TALIBAN OPEN LETTER TO TRUMP URGES AFGHAN WITHDRAWAL


This is, by Taliban standards, a long and cogent intervention into the ongoing debate on American policy in Afghanistan... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 337

'MORTAR ATTACK KILLS 13 CIVILIANS' IN FARYAB PROVINCE


Dilawer said it was not clear whether the Taliban or Afghan security forces targeted the house in Dawlat Abad district... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 789

TALIBAN RELEASE 235 HOSTAGES AFTER ALLEGED 'MASSACRE' IN SHIITE VILLAGE


The Taliban released 235 hostages from a remote village in northern Afghanistan where it along with Islamic State insurgents allegedly massacred around 50... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 2

DOZENS OF AFGHANS KILLED IN REMOTE SAR-E PUL PROVINCE


Were brutally shot and killed in the province's predominately Shia village of Mirzawalang after Taliban fighters captured it on Saturday... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 256

BURQA-CLAD TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBER TARGETS NATO IN AFGHANISTAN


Georgian soldier and two Afghan civilians killed after suicide bomber dressed as woman rams motorbike into convoy... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 102

'TALIBAN FIGHTERS KILLED' IN HELMAND GUN BATTLE


On Thursday, at least five security officials were killed and several wounded in a Taliban-claimed car bomb attack near their checkpost also in the Gereshk district... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 2514

THE WAR AMERICA CAN'T WIN: HOW THE TALIBAN IS REGAINING CONTROL IN AFGHANISTAN


The Taliban controls places like Helmand, where the US and UK troops fought their hardest battles, pushing the drive toward peace and progress into reverse... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 6012

AFGHAN FORCES CAPTURE TAYWARA DISTRICT FROM TALIBAN


Afghan security forces have recaptured a district in central Afghanistan that had fallen to the Taliban five days ago, officials said... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 1588

SOLDIERS KILLED AS TALIBAN STORMS KANDAHAR BASE


However, the Taliban claimed to have killed at least 70 soldiers and to have seized a number of army vehicles, equipment, machinery and weapons... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 3327

DOZENS DEAD AFTER TALIBAN CAR-BOMBING IN KABUL


On May 31, the Afghan capital saw its worst suicide attack since the Taliban's collapse in 2001 -- an attack that killed 150 people and wounded scores... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 18

DEATH TOLL RISES TO 35, TALIBAN CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY


Kabul bomb blast Death toll rises to 35, Taliban claims responsibility... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 27

DOZENS KILLED IN SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHAN CAPITAL


KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban bombing early Monday morning killed dozens of people in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 5596

SUICIDE BOMBING IN KABUL LEAVES 24 DEAD, DOZENS INJURED


Most Hazaras are Shiites, while Afghanistan is overwhelmingly Sunni... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 84

KABUL SUICIDE CAR BOMB: 24 KILLED IN AFGHAN CAPITAL


Kabul has seen a number of deadly attacks this year blamed on the Taliban or so-called Islamic State... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 940

AT LEAST EIGHT OFFICERS DEAD IN AFGHANISTAN AS TALIBAN SEIZE TWO DISTRICTS, POLICE SAY


Read more The Taliban, in a statement to the media, announced the capture of Taywara district headquarters... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 27

U.S. KILLS 12 AFGHAN POLICE IN AIRSTRIKE AMID VIOLENT CLASHES WITH TALIBAN


He said they had recaptured the post from the Taliban when the airstrike occurred... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 620

TALIBAN SAY TOP LEADERS SON CARRIED OUT A SUICIDE ATTACK


The Taliban council member said Mr. Khalid often drove to Helmand and stayed with Taliban fighters for long stretches... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 145

US AIRSTRIKE KILLS 16 AFGHAN POLICEMEN IN HELMAND AS TALIBAN LEADER'S SON BELIEVED DEAD IN SUICIDE ATTACKA


This follows the news that the son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in Helmand... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 86

U.S. AIRSTRIKE KILLS AT LEAST 9 AFGHAN POLICE; PERSONNEL MAY HAVE BEEN MISTAKEN FOR TALIBAN


The airstrike took place in the Gereshk district of Helmand province, where U.S. and Afghan forces have been locked in fierce fighting with the Taliban... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 386

PENTAGON OFFERS CONDOLENCES AFTER US AIRSTRIKE KILLS 12 AFGHAN POLICE OFFICERS


An errant US airstrike has killed 12 Afghan National Police officers who were fighting the Taliban and wounded two others... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 2

Trending News Headlines : Taliban School Massacre

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS FOUR AT AFGHAN US BASE


A suicide bomber has killed four people inside Bagram air base, the largest US military facility in Afghanistan... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 11914

AFGHAN CIVILIANS KILLED IN NATO AIR STRIKE IN KUNDUZ


The air raids on Thursday were in support of US and Afghan forces during an attack targeting senior Taliban commanders, according to provincial spokesman Mahmood Danish... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 10399

US ADMITS AIR STRIKES 'LIKELY' KILLED AFGHAN CIVILIANS


US forces in Afghanistan conceded on Saturday that their air strikes in the northern province of Kunduz had very likely resulted in civilian killings... READ MORE

5th November, 2016 7965

TIME TO LEAVE AFGHANISTAN, TALIBAN TELL DONALD TRUMP


Afghanistan was invaded by the US in 2001 and has become Washington's longest military intervention since Vietnam... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 6313

TRUMP LEFT COUNTRIES WITH HIGH TERROR RISK OFF HIS BANNED LIST


Further raising security alarms, the Taliban has infiltrated the Afghan security forces supplying these immigrants... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 6247

AFGHAN TALIBAN HANG UNIVERSITY STUDENT IN PUBLIC


Kabul Polytechnic university student was accused by the group of killing a senior Taliban official... READ MORE

3rd December, 2016 5920

TALIBAN LEADER URGES AFGHANS TO PLANT MORE TREES


The leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has urged Afghans to plant more trees... READ MORE

26th February, 2017 4486

ATTACK KILLS 8 AFGHANS, WOUNDS 3 U.S. SOLDIERS


The Interior Ministry, said another 25 Afghan civilians were wounded in the attack near the U.S. Embassy,... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 3562

TALIBAN CAPTURES QALA-E-ZAL DISTRICT IN KUNDUZ PROVINCE


More than 16 years after they were driven from power, almost half of the country is either contested or under the control of the Taliban... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 3019

AMERICAN SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN AFGHAN 'INSIDER ATTACK'


Elsewhere in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters attacked a district headquarters in the Kandahar province using a suicide car bomb, said Samim Khpolwak, a spokesman for the governor... READ MORE

19th March, 2017 2979

AFGHANISTAN MOURNS AFTER DEADLY TALIBAN ATTACK ON BASE


President Ashraf Ghani calls for an investigation into the deadliest ever Taliban attack on an Afghan military base... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 2923

AT LEAST 12 AFGHAN SOLDIERS DIE IN 'INSIDER ATTACK'


In recent months, the Taliban have stepped up attacks across the country against Afghan security forces... READ MORE

27th September, 2016 2898

AT LEAST 140 DEAD AFTER TALIBAN ATTACK ON MAJOR AFGHAN ARMY BASE, OFFICIAL SAYS


KABUL -- The nerve center of Afghan and NATO combat activities in northern Afghanistan is a sprawling military base in Balkh Province... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 2808

AFGHANISTAN: GHANI, HEKMATYAR SIGN PEACE DEAL


It is the first peace treaty the Afghan government has completed since the war with the Taliban began in 2001... READ MORE

29th September, 2016 2704

BLASTS, GUNFIRE ROCK KABUL, TALIBAN CLAIMS ATTACKS


Explosions and gunfire ring out at security compounds in Kabul, witnesses say, as Taliban claims responsibility... READ MORE

1st March, 2017 2635

DEADLY BLAST DESTROYS BUS IN AFGHAN CAPITAL


There has been an explosion against a minibus in Kabul, police spokesman Basir Mujahid told AFP news agency, adding more casualties were feared... READ MORE

13th March, 2017 2547

AT LEAST 15 AFGHAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN TALIBAN ATTACK


A Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province has left at least 15 Afghan soldiers dead, according to government officials... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2493

US BARELY MISSES RESCUING HOSTAGES IN AFGHANISTAN


In the video, Mr. Boyle said he had heard reports that the Afghan government was executing Taliban prisoners... READ MORE

9th September, 2016 2429

MOSQUE AMBUSH KILLS 10 POLICE IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN


Ten police officers and the wife of a commander have been killed in an ambush outside a mosque by Taliban fighters in northern Afghanistan... READ MORE

25th February, 2017 2384

AN AFGHAN MOTHERS HEARTACHE THREE SONS DEAD IN A DAY


In recent years, the United States-led coalition fighting the Taliban has been drawn down to a small mission... READ MORE

14th February, 2017 2079

HOW TERRORISM IN THE WEST COMPARES TO TERRORISM EVERYWHERE ELSE


The Islamic State claimed responsibility for killing at least 130 people in a string of terrorist attacks Friday in Paris... READ MORE

17th July, 2016 1870

US AIR RAIDS HIT AFGHAN TALIBAN AFTER TUNNEL ATTACK


US air raids hit Taliban positions in the contested Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan after the fighters used tunnels to attack government checkpoints, Afghan officials said... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 1736

TALIBAN KILL MORE THAN 140 AFGHAN SOLDIERS AT ARMY BASE


At least 140 Afghan soldiers have been killed after Taliban suicide attackers disguised as army personnel targeted a national army base in the north of the country... READ MORE

23rd April, 2017 1522

RUSSIA DENIES SUPPLYING TALIBAN AFTER SCAPARROTTI CLAIM


Russia's foreign ministry has dismissed a US general's allegations that it may be supplying Taliban fighters in Afghanistan as fabrications ... READ MORE

25th March, 2017 1425

LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN UNDER THE MILITANTS


Taliban territory Life in Afghanistan under the militants... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 1344

HELMAND: TALIBAN KILL POLICEMEN AND CONFISCATE WEAPONS


Taliban attack on an army post led to intense fighting with Afghan forces in Helmand, causing deaths on both sides... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 1329

CASUALTY COUNT FROM AFGHAN BASE ATTACK RISES TO 100 - DEFENSE MINISTRY


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani went from Kabul to the city of Mazr on Saturday, the Pajhwok news network reported... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 1121

SUICIDE BLAST HITS SOUTHERN AFGHAN CITY UNDER TALIBAN SIEGE; AT LEAST 14 DEAD


Authorities said the bomber and three other insurgents were killed, and Afghan security forces conducted house-to-house searches for any hidden Taliban fighters... READ MORE

10th October, 2016 1100

A YOUNG MAN IS SKINNED ALIVE. A SIGN OF NEW TALIBAN BRUTALITY?


They note that violence in Afghanistan escalated last summer after it was announced that the Taliban's other former leader, Mohammad Omar, had died two years earlier... READ MORE

11th June, 2016 1077

TALIBAN RESTART SECRET TALKS WITH AFGHANISTAN IN QATAR


The United States has continued to provide air power and other military support to Kabul, preventing the Taliban from making more ground... READ MORE

18th October, 2016 1047


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