Latest Taliban News
Kabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has admitted in a newspaper interview published Thursday that his government has been talking to the Taliban along with the United States.
Kabul - Afghanistan has recalled its ambassador to Qatar for more information about the possibility of Taliban insurgents setting up an office in the Arabian peninsula, officials said Thursday.
Kabul - Sherzai was 13 years old when his uncle sold him to Taliban insurgents for 15,000 Pakistani rupees (170 dollars).
Kabul - The Afghan government sees little hope of talks with the Taliban ahead of a major conference on Afghanistan to be held in Germany next month, unless Pakistan gives its tacit approval.
Kabul - The Taliban condemned the ongoing US-led fighting in Afghanistan, on the 10th anniversary of the invasion, saying any prolongation will only end in failure and humiliation.
Kabul - Afghanistan had no role in 9/11 but tens of thousands of innocent Afghans shed blood for it, Taliban said Saturday, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of September 2001 attacks on the United States.
Islamabad - Two Pakistani soldiers were killed Sunday and about six were wounded in three attacks by Taliban in the volatile north-western region, while five militants died in retaliatory action, security officials said.
Islamabad - The Taliban on Saturday claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in a mosque in north-western Pakistan that killed 49 worshippers and injured more than 100.
Kabul - Afghanistan's Taliban movement said Wednesday that hackers gained access to its website and its spokesmen's mobile phones and spread false rumours that its spiritual leader had died.
Kabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed the announcement made by Washington of plans to start withdrawing over 33,000 troops from Afghanistan, starting this year.
Kabul - The Taliban on Thursday said the plan to withdraw thousands of US forces from Afghanistan was 'symbolic' and vowed to step up fighting until all foreign forces leave the country.
Kabul - Four civilians and an Afghan soldier were killed Monday in at least two explosions and small arms fire from insurgents in the western city of Herat, officials said.
Kabul - Four civilians were killed and more than 30 people including foreign soldiers were injured Monday in at least two explosions and small arms fire from insurgents in the western city of Herat, officials said.
Kabul - At least three suicide bombers targeted a NATO compound Monday in the western city of Herat, sparking a clash with Afghan and foreign forces, officials said.
Kabul - President Hamid Karzai and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday called on Taliban insurgents to lay down arms and join a peace process.
Kabul - Five suspected insurgents were killed in Afghanistan when the bomb they were trying to strap to a boy being trained to carry out a bombing exploded, a police official said Saturday.
Kabul - The Afghan Taliban announced on Saturday the start of their spring operations against foreign troops and government officials.
Kabul - A senior Afghan official confirmed Wednesday that the Kabul government was in ongoing talks with the Taliban leadership to coax them into peace negotiations.
Kabul - The Taliban in Afghanistan on Sunday condemned the United Nations-backed military intervention in Libya and urged the North African country to defend itself.
Kabul - There is an escalating rift between mid-level Taliban and their leaders, after insurgent commanders refused to return to battlefields following their defeat in NATO-led operations in southern Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday.
Islamabad - At least two soldiers and six rebels were killed in overnight clashes in Pakistan's volatile north-western tribal regions, officials said on Saturday.
Kabul - Up to 35,000 Taliban-led rebels are thought to be active in Afghanistan's ten-year old insurgency, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Kabul - The top NATO commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday that US-led coalition forces made 'impressive progress' in the fight against Taliban insurgents in 2010, but predicted a tough fight this year.
Peshawar - A Pakistani insurgent group has executed a former senior officer of country's top intelligence organization who once trained of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, intelligence and rebel sources said Sunday.
Kabul/Islamabad - The Taliban and Pakistan's military on Thursday denied Western media reports that fugitive militant leader Mullah Mohammad Omar had been hospitalized in Pakistan.
Kabul - The Taliban on Thursday rejected intelligence reports that its fugitive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar was hospitalized in Pakistan, calling it part of a 'propaganda war.'
Kunduz, Afghanistan - Afghan and NATO-led troops killed at least 10 suspected militants, including two foreign fighters, in the northern province of Kunduz, a police official said Thursday.
Islamabad - A suicide bomber killed two police officers on Monday when he detonated his explosives as guards tried to stop him from entering a local police station in northern Pakistan, a government official said.
Kabul - At least 15 suspected insurgents were killed Monday by NATO air and ground operations in southern Afghanistan, officials said.
Kabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said he 'strongly condemned' a roadside bomb that killed 10 civilians in a minibus.
Kabul - Two senior Taliban commanders were among 15 suspected insurgents killed in coalition airstrikes in northern Afghanistan, NATO said Tuesday.
Kabul - Suspected Taliban militants attacked security personnel guarding a road construction company in the southern province of Helmand and killed eight contractors, a provincial spokesman said Monday.
Kabul - An Afghan woman accused of murdering her mother-in- law was killed by a relative in southern Afghanistan after local Taliban leaders approved the execution, officials said Sunday.
Kabul - The chairman of a new peace council called on NATO Thursday to support government-led peace talks with Taliban militants to end the war in Afghanistan.