Pakistan

8 killed in Taliban attacks in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Seven members of the anti-Taliban peace force (lashkar) were killed when their vehicle was hit by an IED in the Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Another peace committee member was killed in a separate attack in the Sawabi district.

Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, the militant wing active in Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the …

Afghanistan

68 Taliban and IS militants killed in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Including the death of 11 militants from Islamic State and a commander of the Taliban, the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense has announced today that they have killed 68 militants across Afghanistan’s different provinces.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Govt stops renewal of peace talks with Taliban

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has no plan to renew the peace talks process with Taliban through Quadrilateral Coordination Group, a spokesperson quoted through Associated Press.

Ghani had raised concerns over Pakistan’s differentiating among terrorists on the basis of “good and bad terrorists” while he attended the last week NATO’s Warsaw Summit.

Afghanistan

10 Taliban fighters killed in Farah, Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Ministry for Interior Affairs has confirmed the death of 10 Taliban fighters in the Farah province of Afghanistan.

The Taliban launched an attack on a police checkpoint, and were faced with a counter attack from police that resulted in the killing of ten, and wounding seven others.

Afghanistan

NATO resolves to support Afghanistan

The Warsaw Summit, held by NATO ally countries, decided to keep supporting Afghanistan for long-term security and stability.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, were part of the summit; “Leaders from Resolute Support partner countries at the Warsaw Summit have reaffirmed their commitment to the long-term security and stability of Afghanistan”, said the …

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Bomb blasts kill 27 police recruits, wound 40 others in Kabul

A Kabul suicide bomber hit vehicles carrying police recruits, killing 27 and wounding 40 others; cadets were in vehicles after attending a graduation ceremony in Wardak province.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called the Kabul attack “an act against humanity” in his statement released by his office. President Ghani has called the attack …

Pakistan

4 police personnel killed in Balochistan

QUETTA,  Pakistan — Gunmen firing on police killed four officers in two separate attacks in the city, the banned religious organization Tehreek e Taliban claimed responsibility of the attack.

In the first attack, two policemen named Faizullah Khajjak and Naeem Akhtar were targeted on Sariab road when they were arriving in the city. In a second attack …

Afghanistan

Air strikes and operations on IS and Taliban kill 18 and wounded 22 others

QUETTA, Pakistan — An Afghan National Security Forces joint operation killed at least 18 and wounded 22 others in the Nangarhar province, located in eastern Afghanistan.

“…18 terrorist Daesh militants were killed, and 22 other terrorist Daesh militants were wounded in a recent airstrike in the Kot District of the eastern Nangarhar province”, cites the statement …

Pakistan

Pakistan is left alone by International Community: Gen Asim Bajwa

Pakistan is left alone by International Community in the fight against terrorism. Pakistan has a long history working for peace, whether it was the USSR invasion of Afghanistan, the ‘war on terror’ after 9/11, countering Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, according to Asim Bajwa, the Director General Inter Services Public Relations of Pakistan, …

Afghanistan

22 killed in separate bomb blasts in Afghanistan

A bomb blast targeting a minibus killed 14 Nepalese security contractors in Kabul the Afghan capital. The blast wounded at least eight others including Afghan civilians. The security personnel were working in the Canadian embassy in Afghanistan.

Hours later another blast killed eight civilians and wounded at least 18 others in the northern Badakhshan province, when …