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Pakistani troops kill 10 militants responsible for attack on military base that left 8 soldiers dead

Jul. 16, 2024 04:52 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — All 10 militants who rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a Pakistani military facility were killed in an 18-hour operation, officials said Tuesday. In its statement, the Pakistani military said eight soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber...

Forty dead in heavy rains in eastern Afghanistan; 17 killed in bus accident

Jul. 16, 2024 04:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy rains in eastern Afghanistan have killed at least 40 people and injured nearly 350 others, Taliban officials said Tuesday. Separately, at least 17 died when a bus overturned on a main highway, official media said. Sharafat Zaman Amar, a spokesperson for the...

35 people die in a storm that brought heavy rainfall to eastern Afghanistan, Taliban official says

Jul. 15, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A storm that brought heavy rainfall to eastern Afghanistan killed at least 35 people on Monday, a Taliban official said. Many others were injured across Nangarhar province, according to Sediqullah Quraishi, provincial director of the information and culture...

4 Pakistani soldiers and 5 insurgents are killed in coordinated suicide attacks at military facility

Jul. 15, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle and other insurgents opened fire near the outer wall of a military facility in northwestern Pakistan early Monday, killing at least four soldiers and wounding dozens, including civilians, officials said. ...

Shootout between Pakistani Taliban and police during raid kills 4 security officials, 3 insurgents

Jul. 10, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces raided a hideout of the Pakistani Taliban on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, triggering a shootout that killed four officers and three insurgents, police said. A militant commander, Abdul Rahim, was among...

The Taliban’s morality police are contributing to a climate of fear among Afghans, UN says

Jul. 09, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

The Taliban’s morality police are contributing to a climate of fear and intimidation among Afghans, according to a U.N. report published Tuesday. Edicts and some of the methods used to enforce them constituted a violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms, the report said. ...

Afghan sprinter Kimia Yousofi ready to run at her 3rd Olympics after being selected for Paris Games

Jul. 08, 2024 23:12 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Afghan sprinter Kimia Yousofi is preparing to compete at her third Olympics after being selected for the Paris Games from her training base in Australia. Yousofi, Afghanistan's flag bearer at the opening ceremony for the Olympics in Tokyo, has been living in Australia...

A roadside bomb planted on a bridge hits a rickshaw in Pakistan, killing 3 people and wounding 7

Jul. 05, 2024 07:22 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb planted on a bridge struck a rickshaw in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing at least three people and wounding seven others, officials said. The attack happened in Mardan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police official Sabir...

Police say a roadside bomb has killed a former Pakistani senator and 4 others in northwest Pakistan

Jul. 03, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A former senator in Pakistan was killed Wednesday when a vehicle carrying him and supporters struck a roadside bomb in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban near the Afghan border, police said. Four other people were killed. The attack occurred in...

Taliban and US envoys have discussed the release of 2 American prisoners at third Doha meeting

Jul. 03, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban's delegation to the third United Nations-led Doha meeting on increasing engagement with Afghanistan met with U.S. envoys on the sidelines and discussed the two Americans imprisoned in the central Asian country. Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters in Kabul...