Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Taliban tried to hijack plane in Pakistan

Well-trained and armed, Taliban tried to hijack plane in Pakistan By Syed Raza Hassan  ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Their backpacks stuffed with food and ammunition, a squad of highly trained Taliban fighters attacked Pakistan’s biggest airport in what they clearly expected … read more

Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for Karachi Airport attack

Pakistani Taliban claims attack after gunmen armed with grenades and rocket-launchers battle security forces at at Jinnah international airport \Smoke billows from inside the Jinnah International Airport, after suspected Islamic militants attacked Photograph: STRINGER/EPA The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility … read more

Gunmen attack Jinnah Intl Airport in Karachi

Heavily armed gunmen have attacked Karachi’s international airport, killing at least four security guards and hurling grenades, reports say. Pakistan media reported between four and 10 gunmen had attacked Jinnah International Airport’s old terminal. Dawn News said security personnel had … read more

Bergdahl case: Kerry says U.S. may kill Taliban 5 if they fight again

Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in his first remarks on the controversial prisoner swap involving American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, said if the five released Taliban leaders reenter the fight, they would risk being killed by the U.S. He spoke … read more

Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR     PARIS (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a U.S. military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors … read more

Bowe Bergdahl’s father receives death threats: police chief

SALMON Idaho (Reuters) – The father of Bowe Bergdahl, the Idaho soldier released from captivity in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban, has received emailed death threats that authorities are investigating, an Idaho police chief said on Saturday. The … read more

Freed Taliban Commander Vows To Return To War Against US

Report: Freed Taliban Commander Vows To Return To War Against US The deepest concerns of critics of President Obama’s decision to release five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may be coming to … read more

Taliban : More Kidnappings to Come After Bergdahl Deal

Aryn Baker @arynebaker Behind the Scenes of Bowe Bergdahl’s Release A Taliban commander close to the negotiations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told TIME Thursday that the deal made to secure Bergdahl’s release has made it … read more