Latest Taliban News

Media watchdog urges release of journalist detained in Kabul

Feb. 06, 2023 07:03 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders along with 14 French media outlets and production companies on Monday called on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to release a journalist imprisoned for a month in Kabul. In a joint statement, RSF and French media...

Bomb kills soldier, wounds 11 people in southwest Pakistan

Feb. 06, 2023 04:31 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bombing near a vehicle carrying Pakistani paramilitary troops in southwestern Baluchistan province killed a soldier and wounded 11 people, mostly civilians, police and security officials said Monday. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the...

EU migration impasse leaves many refugees out in the cold

Feb. 05, 2023 03:49 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Some refugees and asylum-seekers in Brussels have been spending months in between the Street of Palaces and the Small Castle — quite literally. Unfortunately, it's not a dream come true at the end of their fearful flight from halfway across the globe. It's a...

Police: 2 Pakistani Taliban commanders killed in northwest

Feb. 04, 2023 07:20 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police killed two commanders from a militant group in the country’s northwest, a local officer said Saturday. Pakistan has increased its operations against militants after a surge in violence by the Pakistani Taliban, or TTP, particularly in...

Dutch ministry won't appeal unlawful Afghan airstrike ruling

Feb. 03, 2023 09:57 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Friday that it will not appeal a court ruling that Dutch forces unlawfully bombed a residential complex in Afghanistan in 2007, killing some 20 civilians, in a civil case brought by four survivors. The District Court of The...

Militant who killed 101 at Pakistan mosque wore uniform

Feb. 02, 2023 13:52 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber who killed 101 people this week at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan had disguised himself in police uniform and did not raise suspicion among the guards, the provincial police chief said Thursday. The bomber arrived pushing a motorcycle...

Taliban asks Pakistan not to blame them for violence at home

Feb. 01, 2023 13:03 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban-appointed foreign minister Wednesday asked Pakistani authorities to look for the reasons behind militant violence in their country instead of blaming Afghanistan. The comments from Amir Khan Muttaqi came two days after Pakistani officials said...

Peshawar, the city of flowers, becomes epicenter of violence

Feb. 01, 2023 06:01 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s Peshawar was once known as “the city of flowers,” surrounded by orchards of pear, quince and pomegranate trees. It was a trading city, situated at the gates of a key mountain valley connecting South and Central Asia. But for the past four...

Pakistan bombing raises fears over security breach, 100 dead

Jan. 31, 2023 14:11 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities scrambled on Tuesday to determine how a suicide bomber was able to carry out one of the country’s deadliest militant attacks in years, unleashing an explosion in a crowded mosque inside a highly secured police compound in the city of Peshawar. The...

What's behind the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency?

Jan. 30, 2023 23:15 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When a suicide bomber struck a mosque inside a police compound in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, suspicion immediately fell on the Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP. In a post on Twitter, a commander for the group,...