Taliban suicide attack kills 5 in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has killed at least five people in an attack that targeted a former district police chief in southern Helmand province.

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 broker ceasefire between rival Pakistan factions

The Afghan Taliban said Friday they have brokered a ceasefire between two rival factions of the Pakistani Taliban, halting a fresh wave of infighting that has killed more than 60 people.

US military canine `in Afghan Taliban custody`

The Taliban say they have captured a dog belonging to the US military following a raid in eastern Afghanistan late last year.

Afghan Taliban claim attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a military convoy belonging to the NATO-led ISAF security force in Kabul on Saturday, striking at the heart of the capital but without causing any casualties.

Afghan Taliban torch US vehicles at Pakistan border

The attackers detonated a car bomb outside the entrance to the facility at Torkham gate, a key crossing into Pakistan for NATO supplies leaving Afghanistan as the US-led coalition withdraws.

Six NATO soldiers killed in Afghan helicopter crash

Six soldiers from US-led NATO mission fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan were killed in a helicopter crash on Tuesday.

`Up to 12,000` Afghan Taliban eliminated in 2013: UN

Up to 12,000 Afghan Taliban fighters have been killed, wounded or captured this year, according to a UN report, which said violence in the war-torn nation was at a three-year high.

Afghan Taliban condemn killing of Haqqani

Afghan Taliban condemned killing of a senior Haqqani network leader but said his death would not have any impact on militants` campaign of violence.

Rift in Afghan Taliban?

The Afghan Taliban has split, with the formation of an extremist faction opposed to peace talks, an Afghan newspaper reported on Saturday.

Pakistan rejects allegations about detention of Mullah Baradar

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday claimed their former deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has not been freed by authorities here, prompting a denial from Pakistani officials who said he was free to "meet and contact anyone".

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.

Afghan Taliban supporting Pakistani militants

The Afghan Taliban are financially supporting Pakistani militants at war with Islamabad and providing sanctuary for them in neighboring Afghanistan, the Pakistani Taliban`s spokesman said, highlighting the risk both groups pose to the Pakistani government.

Afghan Taliban supporting Pakistani militants

Pakistan has waged war against the Pakistani Taliban, which seeks to replace the country`s democratic system with one based on Islamic law.

Abdul Ghani Baradar: Knowing the Taliban commander

Pakistan on Saturday released Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to facilitate the Afghan peace process.

Afghan election race kicks off as nominations open

Candidate nominations were set to open on Monday for Afghanistan`s presidential election, with a large field expected to register in the race to succeed Hamid Karzai as the US-led war winds down.

Easier to talk with Afghan Taliban than Pak militant outfits: PPP leader

A Pakistan People`s Party leader has said it is easier to negotiate with the Afghan Taliban than Pakistani militant outfits.

Pakistan to set free Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar

A day after Pakistan said that it is considering to transfer Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar to either Saudi Arabia or Turkey, reports are coming that the Taliban leader will soon be a free man.

Pakistan frees 7 more Afghan Taliban commanders

Seven Afghan Taliban leaders, including Mansoor Dadullah, were on Saturday freed by Pakistan to boost the troubled reconciliation process in Afghanistan, taking the total number of commanders released so far to 33.

Local leader killed in Afghan Taliban attack

A local leader was killed overnight along with two of his sons in a Taliban attack in eastern Afghanistan`s Ghazni province, said a deputy provincial governor on Wednesday.