CIA expanding its hunt for Taliban in Afghanistan: report
The US Central Intelligence Agency is increasing its covert operations in Afghanistan as groups of small, highly specialized teams...
Afghanistan rejects attacks planned, executed from Afghan soil
Afghanistan has rejected Pakistan’s stance that the recent suicide attacks in Pakistan was masterminded from Afghanistan soil. According to ‘Tolo...
Drone strike targets senior Al-Qaeda leader Farouq al-Qahtani in Afghanistan
A US drone strike targeted a senior Al-Qaeda leader in northeastern Afghanistan and his deputy on Sunday, a US...
CIA expanding its hunt for Taliban in Afghanistan: report
The US Central Intelligence Agency is increasing its covert operations in Afghanistan as groups of small, highly specialized teams pursue terrorist insurgents throughout the war-torn state, The New York Times reported Monday. According to the Times, the CIA has shifted its focus from the fight against Al Qaeda terrorist... Read more
Afghanistan rejects attacks planned, executed from Afghan soil
Afghanistan has rejected Pakistan’s stance that the recent suicide attacks in Pakistan was masterminded from Afghanistan soil. According to ‘Tolo News’, the presidential palace said in a statement Afghanistan has proven its honesty in fighting terrorism and now it is Pakistan’s turn to destroy terrorist safe havens on its own... Read more
Drone strike targets senior Al-Qaeda leader Farouq al-Qahtani in Afghanistan
A US drone strike targeted a senior Al-Qaeda leader in northeastern Afghanistan and his deputy on Sunday, a US military official said. The strike in Kunar province targeted Farouq al-Qahtani, Al-Qaeda’s emir for northeastern Afghanistan, and his deputy Bilal al-Mutaybi, the senior US defense official said. The US military... Read more
Afghanistan set to sign peace deal with Hekmatyar
Afghanistan was set Thursday to sign a draft peace agreement with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, paving the way for his political return despite a history of war crimes and after years in hiding. Hekmatyar, who heads the now largely dormant Hezb-i-Islami militant group, is the latest in a series... Read more
India offers $1bn in fresh aid to Afghanistan
India offered Afghanistan a fresh $1 billion in economic assistance after their leaders met in New Delhi on Wednesday to strengthen already close ties between the neighbours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India’s commitment to helping the war-torn country strengthen its education, health, agriculture and other sectors during talks... Read more
Afghan road crash inferno leaves 35 dead
At least 35 people were killed Sunday when a passenger bus collided with a fuel tanker and burst into flames in southern Afghanistan, in the latest road accident in the war-torn country. Many of the victims, including women and children, were burned beyond recognition in the accident in Zabul province,... Read more
Chaman border reopened after written apology from Afghanistan
Pakistan reopened its border crossing with Afghanistan for routine traffic today (Thursday), after Afghanistan tendered a written apology. The border was closed since August 18 after a bunch of Afghan protesters violently attacked the gate, pelted stones and even burnt Pakistan’s flag for which the Afghan government had to... Read more
Islamic State faces uphill ‘branding war’ in Afghanistan, Pakistan
The US drone strike that killed Islamic State’s commander for Afghanistan and Pakistan was the latest blow to the Middle East-led movement’s ambitions to expand into a region where the long-established Taliban remain the dominant Islamist force. Islamic State has enticed hundreds, perhaps thousands, of jihadist fighters in Afghanistan... Read more
U.S. killed Islamic State leader in Afghanistan:Pentagon claims
The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike on July 26, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday after the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan announced the news to Reuters. The death of Hafiz Saeed Khan is a blow to efforts by... Read more
Crew of crashed chopper recovered from Afghanistan
The six crew members of Punjab government helicopter which crash landed in Afghanistan’s Logar province have been recovered and shifted to Pakistan safely. According to sources, Six crew members that included five Pakistani national and a Russian citizen were made hostages by Taliban. Sources also added that the crew members... Read more
Crashed Pak helicopter transported to Kabul
Afghan authorities transported the chopper, which had crash landed in Logar, to Kabul on Friday as efforts for the recovery of the crew continued.  Sources said that the chopper was expected to be handed over to Pakistan through the Torkham border crossing sometime today (Sunday), reported Geo News. The Punjab government’s helicopter,... Read more
Taliban ambush US, European tourists in Afghanistan
Taliban militants attacked a group of 12 American and European tourists escorted by an Afghan army convoy in western Herat province Thursday, leaving at least seven people wounded as the insurgents step up nationwide attacks. The tourists — eight British, three Americans and one German national — were ambushed... Read more
Seven held hostage after a Punjab govt helicopter crash lands in Afghanistan
A Punjab government helicopter made an emergency landing in Afghanistan due to mechanical faults on Thursday. The Russian helicopter MI-17 carrying six Pakistani engineers to Uzbekistan before it made crash landing in Afghanistan’s Logar area. According to initial information, the plane was set on fire by the Afghan Taliban,... Read more
NATO airstrike killed four Pakistanis in Afghanistan
At least 30 people including 4 Pakistanis killed in a NATO air strike in Afghanistan’s Helmand province two days ago. According to sources, NATO planes attacked a convoy of drug smugglers late on Friday night when they were crossing a desert north of Band Timor, near the Pak-Afghan border, with a... Read more