Afghan Taliban

12 killed, scores wounded in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing

Twelve people are killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar, police and medical officials and the Taliban said.

September 8, 2019
September 8, 2019

Trump calls off secret summit, talks with Taliban

US President Donald Trump says on he has called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan's leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America's longest war.

July 18, 2019
July 18, 2019

12 killed, scores wounded in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing

Twelve people are killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar, police and medical officials and the Taliban said.

February 6, 2019
February 6, 2019

Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'

US President Donald Trump tells Americans his administration has accelerated talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan and would be able to reduce US troops there as negotiations advance to end America's longest war.

December 26, 2018
December 26, 2018

Kabul suicide attack kills 43

An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, officials said yesterday, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year.

October 30, 2018
October 30, 2018

5 freed from US military prison now in Qatar office: Taliban

A Taliban spokesperson says five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar.

August 20, 2018
August 20, 2018

Taliban kidnap nearly 200 bus passengers

The Taliban rejected today an Afghan government offer of a ceasefire and they would persist with their attacks, two militant commanders said, while insurgents ambushed three buses and nearly 200 passengers travelling for a holiday.

November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017

20 Afghan cops killed in Taliban attack

The Afghan Taliban attacks more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 15, officials say, as militants killed eight soldiers in the west in a growing insurgency.

October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017

Dozens killed as Taliban attack Afghan bases

Militants launches two separate attacks on Afghan security installations killing dozens of soldiers, the latest in a series of devastating assaults this week that have left more than 120 people dead and underscored spiralling insecurity.

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34

At least 34 people are killed when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

The Afghan Taliban announce the start of their "spring offensive", saying they would target foreign forces in the country, heralding a fresh round of fighting in the drawn-out conflict.