Afghan Taliban and their local associates are active in Pakistan's border regions, sources told VOA as Pakistan has acknowledged that bodies of militants killed in Afghanistan arrive in Pakistan, and wounded Taliban are treated in local hospitals.
The Taliban has been sweeping across rural Afghanistan, taking dozens of districts including in places such as northern Badakhshan province, which 20 years ago was an anti-Taliban stronghold.
Unverified videos posted on social media appeared to show Taliban fighters speeding towards the centre of the Qala-i-Naw city on motorcycles. Amid the chaos, there was a jailbreak at the local prison.
"Taliban families live here, in Pakistan, in Rawat, Loi Ber, Bara Kahu and Tarnol areas. Sometimes their (fighters) dead bodies arrive and sometimes they come here in the hospital to get medical treatment."
Kabul: At least 78 Taliban militants were killed in various operations conducted by Afghan government forces in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday. “Forty-four Taliban…
Kabul: At least 26 people were killed during clashes between security forces and Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province on Friday. “In the clash 16 pro-government militiamen including their commander Abdul Hakim and 10 Taliban rebels were killed and nine others including five rebels were injured,” a top official told Xinhua news agency. Villagers said […]
Kabul: A teenage Afghan girl reportedly shot dead two Taliban militants and injured several others after they dragged out her parents from their home and killed them for supporting the government, officials said on Tuesday. The incident happened last week when insurgents stormed the home of Qamar Gul, a teenager from a village in the […]
Kabul: Afghan forces, during a cleanup operation, have killed at least 18 Taliban militants in the country’s Takhar province, officials said on Saturday. The operation, backed by military planes, was conducted over the last two days in the troubled Darqad district of the province, resulting in the death of at least 18 Taliban fighters and […]
Kabul: Twelve militants and two security personnel were killed after a clash erupted in Tagab district of Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday. A group of Taliban militants, according to provincial police spokesman Abdul Shaqaeq Shurash, launched offensives on Shapigali and Nawa areas of Tagab district on Thursday night and police returned fire, triggering heavy fighting […]
Kabul: Security forces in Afghanistan have unearthed and defused 20 landmines in Kandahar province, officials said on Wednesday. The landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were planted by militants in Shah Wali Kot district’s Charchenar village where engineering teams of provincial police discovered them, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs said in a statement cited by […]
Kabul: At least 99 Taliban militants and 12 government security personnel have been killed in a fierce and lengthy battle in Afghanistan’s Badghis province, officials said on Monday. The fighting has been raging since Saturday in Bala-Murghab district of the province and left 25 insurgents and 34 security personnel injured, the Defence Ministry said in […]
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan): Eight police personnel were killed and six others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a police camp in Afghanistan’s Balkh province overnight, the police said on Tuesday. “The Taliban armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades stormed an Afghan Local Police (ALP) base camp in Shaikhah village of Sholgara district. In an ensuing gunfight, eight […]
Kabul: More than 25 people were killed after Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints in two Afghan provinces overnight, officials said on Friday. In one incident, nine police officers, including a district police chief, were killed and six policemen wounded when Taliban militants stormed police checkpoints in Ghazni city, capital of the province with the same […]
Kabul: Over 300 people, including 100 government troops and 30 civilians, have been killed in the intense fighting between Taliban militants and the security forces in Afghanistan’s Ghazni city, the country’s Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami said on Monday. The militant group started its offensive in the city last Friday. “As of midday today, the […]
Kabul: At least 20 Taliban militants and 17 security personnel were killed after clashes in two districts of Afghanistan on Thursday, according to officials. In Ghazni province, 20 militants and three security personnel were killed after Taliban’s attempts to overrun Jaghato district were repulsed, Xinhua news reported quoting a government spokesman as saying. The spokesman also […]
Kabul: At least five Afghan policemen were killed and five others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint in the western Badghis province in Afghanistan, a senior police official said. “A group of Taliban rebels attacked a security checkpoint in Kandalan area, in the north edge of provincial capital Qala-i-Now city on Friday night. As […]