Posts Tagged ‘Taliban’

291 Security Personnel Dead; Afghan Govt Blames Taliban For Fresh Onslaught Of Killings

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 23, 2020
The Taliban has reportedly killed at least 291 Afghanistan security personnel over the past week. According to the AFP, a top government official revealed this on Monday, fingering the insurgents as the perpertrators of a wave of violence ahead of potential talks. Javid Faisal, spokesman for the National Afghan Security Council said:“The previous week was […]

100 More Taliban Prisoners Released By Afghan Govt

by Seun Adeuyion April 9, 2020
In fulfilment of the signed Peace agreements between Afghan government and Taliban in Qatar, 100 more Taliban prisoners, on Thursday, were released by the Afghan government, Private Military Contractor, Edward said. “100 more Taliban prisoners were released today by Afghan govt. in fulfilment of the signed Peace agreements between Afghan government and Taliban in Qatar,” […]

BREAKING| Mobile Giant, MTN accused of paying Taliban, Al-Qaeda

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 30, 2019
Africa’s largest mobile operator MTN says it is reviewing allegations that it paid protection money to militant Islamist groups in Afghanistan. The allegations, made in a legal complaint filed in a US federal court on Friday, say the firm violated US anti-terrorism laws. It was filed on behalf of families of US citizens killed in […]

China invites Taliban, Afghan officials for two-day talks

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 23, 2019
China has invited Taliban representatives to participate in a two-day intra-Afghan conference in Beijing after negotiations between the group and the United States to end years of war in Afghanistan collapsed last month. Suhail Shaheen, a Taliban political spokesman, said on Wednesday that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s co-founder, met with Chinese diplomats in […]

 Insurgency: Over 100 Afghan soldiers get killed in gruesome Taliban attack

by Breaking Timeson April 22, 2017
More than 100 Afghan soldiers has been killed with several others wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base on Friday, April 21 as a result of a fight that erupted near the city of Mazar-e Sharif in northern Balkh province of an army base in northern Afghanistan. According to the Defence ministry the victims were assaulted […]

Senior IS Commander Killed in Afghanistan

by Breaking Timeson July 9, 2015
A third senior Islamic State (IS) commander has been killed in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan intelligence officials and police say. They say that Shahidullah Shahid was a former member of the Pakistani Taliban who defected to IS. He is believed to have operated under several aliases. There has been no independent confirmation […]