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7 Pakistani soldiers, 23 militants killed in separate shootouts during raids along the Afghan border

May. 27, 2024 08:51 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's security forces were conducting several raids in the country's volatile northwest, a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban, when shootouts ensued leaving seven soldiers and 23 militants dead, the army said Monday. The first exchange...

Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Afghanistan nearly 3 years after the Taliban captured Kabul

May. 21, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban government confirmed the resumption of Turkish Airlines flights to Kabul’s international airport, nearly three years after the carrier's services were suspended following the collapse of the Western-backed government. Afghanistan’s...

The Islamic State claims attack in Afghanistan that killed 3 Spanish citizens and 3 Afghans

May. 20, 2024 04:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on foreigners in central Afghanistan last week in which three Spanish citizens and three Afghans were killed. Seven people were wounded in the attack on Friday in on Bamiyan province, a major tourist...

Flash floods due to unusually heavy seasonal rains kill at least 68 people in Afghanistan

May. 18, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Flash floods from heavy seasonal rains have killed at least 68 people in Afghanistan, Taliban officials said Saturday, adding the death toll was based on preliminary reports. Afghanistan has been witnessing unusually heavy seasonal rains. In the...

3 Spaniards were among 6 people killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan, officials say

May. 18, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three Spanish citizens and three Afghans were killed when gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan, Taliban and Spanish officials said Saturday. Officials had earlier said that four people died. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Friday evening...

Gunmen open fire and kill 4 people, including 3 Spaniards, in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province

May. 17, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Several gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan late on Friday, killing at least four people, including three foreign nationals, a Taliban spokesman said. The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that three Spaniards had died in the attack and...

Suspected militants bomb a girl's school overnight in northwest Pakistan

May. 17, 2024 03:35 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected militants bombed a girl's school in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold, destroying the structure, police said Friday, although no one was hurt in the overnight attack. The attack happened in South Waziristan, a district in the Khyber...

An Afghan military helicopter crash in western Afghanistan kills at least 1 person, the Taliban say

May. 15, 2024 06:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghan military helicopter crashed on Wednesday in Ghor province in western Afghanistan, killing at least one person, the Taliban defense ministry said. The crash of the MI-17 was caused by a technical problem, according to a statement. The...

Missile fired by a drone kills 4 members of a family in Pakistan near the Afghan border, police say

May. 14, 2024 08:28 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A missile fired by a drone struck a house in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban in northwestern Pakistan along the Afghan border before dawn Tuesday, killing at least four villagers, including children, police said. The strike happened in...

Pakistan, US discuss how to tackle the regional security threat posed by IS group and local Taliban

May. 13, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and U.S. officials have held their latest talks in Washington on how to expand cooperation in tackling the threat posed to regional security by an affiliate of the Islamic State group and the Pakistani Taliban, Pakistan's foreign ministry said Monday. A...