Afghan Taliban storm jail, release hundreds of prisoners

Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in Afghanistan on Monday, killing police and releasing more than 350 inmates, including nearly 150 deemed a threat to national security, and then attacked troops rushing to help, officials said.

Taliban militants seize eastern Afghan district

After two days of fierce fighting, Taliban militants on Friday seized a district in eastern Afghanistan`s Nuristan province.

Taliban attack Afghanistan Parliament, all seven militants dead
Taliban attack Afghanistan Parliament, all seven militants dead

A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as lawmakers met to consider a new defence minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive.

Bomb kills Afghan official; air strike hits Taliban "shadow governor"
Bomb kills Afghan official; air strike hits Taliban "shadow governor"

An Afghan district chief and three other people died when their car hit a roadside bomb on Sunday, the latest in a wave of assassinations by Taliban insurgents.

Taliban attack police headquarters in east Afghanistan

Taliban militants stormed a police headquarters in an Afghan city after a suicide bomb attack at its gate and wounded at least nine policemen, officials said on Monday. 

Taliban justify killing foreigners after Kabul guesthouse siege

The Afghan Taliban justified targeting foreigners after a brazen hours-long siege on a Kabul guesthouse that killed 14 people, saying people from "invading countries" do not count as civilians.

Taliban claim Kabul airport `insider` killings

The Taliban on Friday claimed responsibility for an apparent "insider attack" at Kabul airport in which three American contractors and an Afghan were killed.

Afghan Taliban condemns school attack by Pakistani Taliban

The Afghanistan Taliban have condemned an attack by the Pakistani Taliban on a school in Pakistan that killed 141 people on Tuesday.

Errant Taliban tweet claims spokesman in Pakistan

An apparently errant tweet by the Taliban's spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighbouring Pakistan.

Roadside bomb kills three Afghan policemen

At least three policemen were killed Friday when a roadside bomb struck a van in Afghanistan`s Kunar province, an official said.

Taliban sympathiser posts pictures of smiling US captive

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban.

Afghan Taliban claim Pakistan hasn`t freed jailed Mullah Baradar as promised

The Afghan Taliban has reportedly said that Pakistan has not freed their former second-in-command, Mullah Baradar as promised and the detained commander`s health is deteriorating in prison.

`Will behead US soldiers for Afghan massacre`

The Afghan Taliban threatened on Tuesday to behead US troops in revenge for the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by a lone American soldier in southern Afghanistan.