Afghan official: US drone kills Pakistan Taliban chief

Afghan official: US drone kills Pakistan Taliban chief

A U.S. drone strike in northeastern Kunar province killed Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, the insurgent leader who ordered the assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday. 

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Who are the Haqqanis, Afghanistan’s most feared insurgents?

Who are the Haqqanis, Afghanistan's most feared insurgents?

Afghanistan on Saturday blamed a devastating suicide bomb attack in Kabul that killed at least 95 people and wounded 158 others on the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network, former CIA assets now considered one of the most dangerous factions fighting US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan.

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Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 dead

Security man outside InterContinental Hotel in Kabul - 20 Jan 2018

A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.

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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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