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American Citizen Among Those Killed in Pakistan Attack

American Citizen Among Those Killed in Pakistan Attack

George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — An American citizen was one of 11 people killed in an attack in northern Pakistan on Sunday.Authorities say Islamist militants wearing police uniforms opened fire on a base camp at Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest p…

Taliban Denies Responsibility for Attack on Red Cross

Taliban Denies Responsibility for Attack on Red Cross

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Just days after an attack on the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Taliban denied responsibility for the suicide bombing on Friday.The Red Cross, which is one of the largest and most effective n…

Taliban Issues New Death Threat on Musharraf

Taliban Issues New Death Threat on Musharraf

Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has enough on his mind without having to worry about a fresh round of death threats.Musharraf is currently under house arrest on charges stemming fr…

Taliban Gearing Up for Spring Offensive

Taliban Gearing Up for Spring Offensive

iStockphoto(KABUL, Afghanistan) — With the weather in Afghanistan warming up and the United States on the verge of withdrawing from the region, experts are expecting the Taliban’s familiar spring offensive to be more pronounced this year.
This …

Taliban Hands Over Bodies of 16 Afghan Soldiers

Taliban Hands Over Bodies of 16 Afghan Soldiers

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(WARDOOJ, Afghanistan) — The Taliban turned over the bodies of 16 Afghan soldiers killed in an attack on Sunday.
The firefight, which took place in the district of Wardooj, was among the deadliest attacks on Afghan National A…

Pakistanis Wants Afghans to Return Taliban Commander

Pakistanis Wants Afghans to Return Taliban Commander

George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan wants Afghanistan to hand over a senior Taliban commander its forces apprehended earlier in this week.The capture of Maulvi Faqir Mohammad along with some bodyguards in southeastern Afghanistan is consider…

Terror Sting: California Man Arrested in Taliban Car Bomb Plot

Terror Sting: California Man Arrested in Taliban Car Bomb Plot

Doug Menuez/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Federal agents arrested a California man Friday morning in a terror sting after he allegedly tried to detonate a car bomb at an Oakland bank as part of a Taliban plot.The FBI said the explosive device that Mat…

Prince Harry’s War Games Trigger Backlash

Prince Harry’s War Games Trigger Backlash

JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince Harry is the subject of new security concerns as a possible high-value target for the Taliban after he suggested that he has killed insurgents in Afghanistan.”Take a life to save a life.  That&rsqu…

Drone Strike Kills Top Taliban Commander in Pakistan

Drone Strike Kills Top Taliban Commander in Pakistan

JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — A top Taliban commander who targeted U.S. troops in Afghanistan was killed in an American drone strike in Pakistan along with nine of his comrades, intelligence and local sources confirm to ABC News. The Taliba…

Former Senior Taliban Members Released from Pakistani Jails

Former Senior Taliban Members Released from Pakistani Jails

Hemera/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry Monday confirmed the release of eight taliban prisoners in order to “facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.” As part of the ongoing peace process, the Pakistani and Afghan governments h…

Senior Pakistani Official Calls for Action Against Taliban Sanctuaries

Senior Pakistani Official Calls for Action Against Taliban Sanctuaries

George Doyle/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — A senior Pakistani politician on Saturday demanded that Pakistan go after Taliban militant sanctuaries in North Waziristan. This is the first time an important ally of President Asif Ali Zardari has echoed publicly…

Navy SEAL Killed in Raid to Free American Doctor from Taliban

Navy SEAL Killed in Raid to Free American Doctor from Taliban

John Moore/Getty Images (file photo)(WASHINGTON) — One of the Special Operations troops involved in the raid to free an American doctor from the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan died of his wounds on Sunday.A U.S. official confirmed the service member k…

Doctor Rescued from Taliban is Medical Advisor for Colorado NGO

Doctor Rescued from Taliban is Medical Advisor for Colorado NGO

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The American doctor rescued from the Taliban in Afghanistan Saturday by U.S. Special Operations Forces is the medical adviser for a Colorado Springs NGO, his employer confirmed Sunday.Dr. Dilip Joseph and two colleagues were kidna…

Doctor Rescued from Taliban is Medical Advisor for Colorado NGO

Doctor Rescued from Taliban is Medical Advisor for Colorado NGO

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The American doctor rescued from the Taliban in Afghanistan Saturday by U.S. Special Operations Forces is the medical adviser for a Colorado Springs NGO, his employer confirmed Sunday.Dr. Dilip Joseph and two colleagues were kidna…

American Doctor Rescued From Taliban

American Doctor Rescued From Taliban

ABC News(NEW YORK) — An American doctor who worked for an NGO in Kabul and had been kidnapped by the Taliban was rescued Saturday in a raid by U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan, according to U.S. officials.Dr. Dilip Joseph, who was abducte…

Reports Surface of More Bomb Explosions in Afghan Provinces

Reports Surface of More Bomb Explosions in Afghan Provinces

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) – An improvised explosive device went off in eastern Afghanistan today, killing two International Security Assistance Force service members.Meanwhile, a roadside bomb exploded on a vehicle in the western province of F…

Oops! Taliban Reveals Identities of Its Mailing List Members

Oops! Taliban Reveals Identities of Its Mailing List Members

John Foxx/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week, accidentally publicly CC’ing the names of everyone on his mailing list, ABC News has learned.
The names were disclosed in an email by Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, an of…

Pakistan Hands Over Taliban Prisoners to Afghanistan

Pakistan Hands Over Taliban Prisoners to Afghanistan

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — In a move described by a Pakistani military official as “a step aimed at achieving peace in Afghanistan,” Pakistani intelligence sources confirmed to ABC News that “Pakistan has releas…

Sister of Malala Yousufzai’s Alleged Gunman Apologizes

Sister of Malala Yousufzai’s Alleged Gunman Apologizes

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The sister of the man accused of trying to kill a 15-year-old Pakistani school girl is speaking out.Rehana Haleem, who lives in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, told CNN her brother has brought shame to their fam…

Taliban Leader Urges More ‘Insider Attacks’ in Afghanistan

Taliban Leader Urges More ‘Insider Attacks’ in Afghanistan

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is urging his followers in Afghanistan to step up so-called “insider attacks” on U.S. and Afghan forces.Omar, who fled Afghanistan following the U.S.-led invasi…

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