Tag Archives: Taliban

Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

  By RAHIM FAIEZ  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five Americans troops were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday, in one of the worst such incidents involving United States or coalition … read more

7 burned bodies found at Karachi airport Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani airport authorities found seven bodies in a burned building at the Karachi international airport on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the attack there to 36, including the 10 Taliban attackers, officials said. The news … read more

How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles

By Kenneth R. Timmerman In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and … read more

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

Guantanamo prisoners set to leave amid trade furor

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled … 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

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