Logar residents warn to uprise against Taliban militants
Provincial governor spokesman Din Mohammad Darwish said residents of central districts and remote villages in Logar province have vowed to fight the Taliban militants who are creating troubles for the local residents. He said, "They (local residents ...
Five Taliban militants killed in eastern AfghanistanPress TV
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Taliban kills 21 kidnapped soldiers
The camps are outside Peshawar, the main city of northwest Pakistan, close to the restive tribal areas that border Afghanistan, which are regarded as havens for Taliban and al-Qaeda linked militants. "We found 21 bullet-riddled bodies of security ...
Pakistan: A Taliban Leader Offers Talks but Not Disarmament
New York Times
The leader of Pakistan's Taliban said his militia was willing to negotiate with the government but not disarm. "We believe in dialogue but it should not be frivolous," the militant leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, said in a video released Friday. "Asking us ...
Pakistan Taleban spokesman outlines conditions for ceasefire
The Taleban, in a letter printed by the Pakistan daily The News, also demanded that Pakistan stop its involvement in the war pitting Afghan insurgents against the Kabul government and refocus on a war of "revenge" against India. The militants accused ...
Pak Taleban capture 22 troopers
PESHAWAR - The Pakistani Taleban have seized at least 22 men from a regional paramilitary force in attacks on three checkpoints in northern Pakistan, a regional official said on Thursday. Taleban and other Pakistani sources put the number higher.
Taliban spurn Islamic scholars' conference on suicide bombings
Long War Journal
On Thursday, the Afghan Taliban issued a statement dismissing a planned religious conference in Kabul next month as "clear American intrigue." The Afghan peace envoy had proposed the conference in a visit! to Pakistan in November. The conference ...
Taleban kills 21 kidnapped Pakistani soldiers: Officials
This frame grab taken on December 28, 2012 from undated video footage released by the Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP) shows Pakistani Taleban leader Hakimullah Mehsud (right) and his deputy Wali-ur Rehman talking an undisclosed location in ...
Taleban kills 21 kidnapped Pakistani soldiersKhaleej Times
We will talk, says Pakistan Taleban chiefScotsman
Militants kill 2 police, capture 21 in PakistanArab News
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Pakistan turning Taleban into political movement?
LAHORE: A Pakistani homeless family warm themselves by a fire during a foggy day at a slum area yesterday. The ongoing spell of dense fog and freezing weather conditions has continued to disturb the scheduled arrival and departure of flights an! d trains ...
Taleban strike back
Deceased Bashir Bilour had been on the hit list of the militants, and a couple of attempts on his life in the past were reflective of the fact that the Taleban are unrelenting and no amount of state-machinery could unnerve them from their objectives ...
Bilour laid to rest amid tight securityTimes of Oman
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T! aleban call for new constitution
Afghanistan's Taleban has called for a new constitution as a pre-condition for it joining the nation's fledgling peace process, according to a declaration issued by representatives at a landmark meeting in France. Representatives from the country's ...
Afghan officials and Taliban meet in FranceNew Zealand Herald
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I have to live, says woman the Taleban mutilated
The Times (subscription)
Her disfigurement woke the world to the horrors faced by women under the Taleban. Now, Aisha Mohammadzai, or Bibi Aisha as she is widely known, whose nose and ears were hacked off in Afghanistan after she fled an abusive forced marriage, ! has spoken ...
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'Peace with Taleban is Kayani's top priority'
Times of Oman
Wana/Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief has made reconciling warring factions in Afghanistan a top priority, military officials and Western diplomats say, the newest and clearest sign yet that Islamabad means business in promoting peace with the ...
Taleban kill six in polio programme
! New Zealand Herald
Health experts have condemned a "devastating" assault by the Pakistan Taleban in which five female polio vaccinators were shot dead in co-ordinated attacks across two cities. The murders highlight the challenge for health workers in what is one of the ...
Five women killed in bid to halt polio vaccinationsScotsman
Gunmen kill 6 workers from anti-po! lio drive in PakistanArab Times Kuwait English Daily
Three more polio workers shot in PakKhaleej Times
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UN helps blacklisted Taleban travel for peace talks
The UN Security Council renewed its sanctions regime against the Afghan Taleban on Monday, but adapted it to help those on the blacklist travel outside of Afghanistan for peace talks. There are 132 individuals and four entities on the current sanctions ...
Once a symbol of new Afghanistan, can policewomen survive?Kuwait Times
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Central & South Asia Pakistani Taliban execute captured policemen
Government officials say 21 out of 23 tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban have been executed by their captors in northwest Pakistan. Naveed Akbar Khan, a local government official, told the AFP news agency on Sunday: "We ...
Bodies of 21 abducted security force officers foundCNN
Pakistani Taliban execute 21 captured policemenTVNZ
23 Policemen were kidnapped from three checkpoints near PeshawarDaily Mail
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Pakistan soldiers 'executed' by Taliban militants
Twenty-one Pakistani soldiers have been executed by Taliban militants in the northwest of the country, according to government officials. One man was badly wounded but survived, along with another who managed to escape. The others were reportedly tied ...
Pakistan militants kill 41 in mass execution, attack on Shi'itesYahoo! News (blog)
Car bomb kills 19 Pakistani pi! lgrimsThe Australian
At Least 19 Shiite Pilgrims Killed In Pakistan Suicide AttackNPR
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Twenty-one kidnapped Levies killed by Pakistani Taliban
PESHAWAR: Pakistani Taliban executed twenty one of the 23 Levies personnel kidnapped earlier this week, police sources told DawnNews in wee hours of Sunday. The political administration of Frontier Region (FR) Peshawar have confirmed that 21 Levies ...
Execution: Taliban slay 21 tribal policemen in FR PeshawarThe Express Tribune
Taliban kill 21 kidnapped Levies personnel! The News International
Taliban militants storm checkposts in FR Peshawar, kidnap 22India Today
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Sydney Morning Herald
Taliban's peace offer viewed as 'posturing'! b>
Sydney Morning Herald
Imtiaz Gul, an Islamabad-based author and expert, said the Taliban were mounting an ''orchestrated campaign to improve [their] image'' following three high-profile attacks in Peshawar. This month several suicide bombers struck at the northern city's ...
Fiscal cliff talks continue; Russian plane crashes; Taliban targets police
TALIBAN TARGETS POLICE: Government officials say 21 tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban have been found shot dead in northwest Pakistan. Naveed Akbar Khan says officials found the bodies after being notified by one ...
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Taliban execute 21 abducted soldiers
PESHAWAR - Taliban militants have shot dead 21 Pakistani soldiers who were kidnapped two days ago near Peshawar, officials said late Saturday night. "We found 21 bullet-riddled bodies of security personnel a short while ago in an uninhabited area ...
Taliban suicide attack on Afghan NATO base
Sydney Morning Herald
KANDAHAR - Taliban insurgents have launched a major attack against a NATO base at an Afghan airport with suicide car bombs, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small arms fire. The Taliban claimed on Sunday insurgents had e! ntered the airport at ...
Mullah Nazir orders out Mehsud Taliban fighters
PESHAWAR - Mullah Nazir, the main pro-government Taliban commander in South Waziristan, has ordered the Mehsud tribesmen and Mehsud Taliban fighters to evacuate the Ahmedzai Wazir area of the tribal agency, two days after a failed suicide attack ...
Who wants to kill a 'good Taliban' Mullah NazirThe News International
Mullah Nazir orders Me! hsud Taliban fighters to leave S WaziristanSahara Samay
Taliban leader targeted in suicide attackThe Hindu
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Suicide bomber wounds Taleban commander
A suicide bomber wounded a senior Taleban commander and killed six people on Thursday in a market in a northwestern Pakistani region on the Afghan border, a spokesman for the comman! der and police said. Maulvi Nazir Wazir, also known as Mullah ...
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Taliban suicide attack on Nato base kills five
"We can confirm there have been multiple explosions in the vicinity of the Jalalabad airfield," the US-led coalition said in a statement. "Currently, Isaf officials are on the scene gathering facts, and as more information becomes available, we will ...