Rescued hostage says Taliban murdered his baby, raped wife

Rescued hostage says Taliban murdered his baby, raped wife

Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle has accused Taliban-linked kidnappers of murdering his baby daughter and raping his wife during his family’s years-long captivity in Afghanistan.

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From poppy to heroin: Taliban moves into Afghan drug production

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The Taliban — which banned poppy cultivation when it ruled Afghanistan — now appears to wield significant control over the war-torn country’s heroin production line, providing insurgents with billions of dollars, officials have told AFP.

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At least 29 killed in Afghan Shiite mosque attack

A suicide bomber and a gunman killed at least 29 people and wounded 63 at a packed Shiite mosque in Afghanistan’s main western city of Herat Tuesday, the latest attack to highlight the country’s deteriorating security situation.

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