Taliban

From Saudi Arabia to Syria: How Kabul Gurdwara attacker joined ISIS after meeting Pakistan's ISI

As per the security agency, he travelled to Afghanistan and Syria to join the ISIS. Six months ago, he last contacted his mother from Afghanistan and indicated that he is active there. 

Mar 27, 2020, 21:44 PM IST

Attack on Kabul Gurudwara leaves 27 Sikhs dead; India condemns incident, suspects ISI role

After the attack, the ISIL claimed that it had killed several people and left over 150 people injured on its website - Amaq.

Mar 25, 2020, 14:52 PM IST

Taliban has secret ties with Pakistan's 'ISI', claims letter to media

A letter linked to Taliban disclosed that group has secret ties with Pakistan's ISI. The letter issued to media without identity of the writer said that the ISI controls the Taliban.

Mar 23, 2020, 20:13 PM IST

US launches first airstrike on Taliban since Doha deal, targets fighters in Afghanistan's Helmand

Since the signing, the Taliban had decided on Monday (March 2, 2020) to resume normal operations against Afghan forces, though sources have said they would continue to hold back on attacks on foreign forces. The Taliban has so far declined to confirm or deny responsibility for any of the attacks and did not immediately respond to request for comment on the airstrike.

Mar 04, 2020, 15:02 PM IST

Afghan officials to meet Taliban ahead of US troop withdrawal agreement

A six-member delegation of junior ministers and a senior security official will hold preliminary talks with some Taliban leaders in Qatar`s capital, Doha, two senior government officials in Kabul said.

Feb 28, 2020, 15:42 PM IST

India to be present at US-Taliban deal signing in Qatar's Doha

The invite was sent by the government of Qatar. The state department in a release on February 21 had announced the agreement saying, "We are preparing for the signing to take place on February 29."

Feb 27, 2020, 17:27 PM IST

Pakistan confirms escape of Taliban leader Ehsanullah Ehsan who justified Malala Yousafzai shooting

Former Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan, who claimed responsibility on behalf of his group for scores of Taliban attacks, proclaimed his escape on Twitter and then in an audio message sent to Pakistani media earlier this month.

Feb 17, 2020, 22:38 PM IST

US to sign peace deal with Taliban, withdraw forces over 18 months

The US and NATO forces launched a war against terror in Afghanistan 18 years ago after the global Islamist terror group Al Qaeda sheltered and supported by Taliban attacked the US on September 11, 2001. 

Feb 15, 2020, 13:52 PM IST

Key member of Pakistani Taliban Sheikh Khalid Haqqani killed in Afghanistan

The Taliban sources confirmed to various media outlets that Haqqani had been killed during a mission in Afghanistan. Neither the Afghan nor the Pakistani security forces have so far commented on the reported deaths.

Feb 09, 2020, 00:04 AM IST

Taliban terrorist Ehsanullah Ehsan behind attack on Malala Yousafzai escapes Pakistan jail

In an audio recording released on Thursday and shared via an online private messaging platform, Ehsanullah claimed that he along with his family had managed to escape from the custody of Pakistan Army and intelligence agencies on January 11.

Feb 06, 2020, 23:47 PM IST

15 Taliban terrorists killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar

As many as 15 Taliban terrorists were killed and two others arrested in an operation by Afghan Special Forces in the country`s southern province of Kandahar, the command of special forces said on Saturday.

Dec 07, 2019, 12:55 PM IST

US President Donald Trump celebrates Thanksgiving with US troops in Afghanistan, says talks with Taliban revived

"We are going to stay until such time as we have a deal, or we have total victory, and they want to make a deal very badly," he said while reiterating his decision to reduce the presence of US troops in Afghanistan to 8,600 from the current 12,000-13,000.

Nov 29, 2019, 07:16 AM IST

Afghanistan: 12 Taliban terrorists killed, 16 civilians freed in Baghlan province

Over 12 Taliban terrorists were killed and 16 civilians held captive by the group were freed in an operation carried out by Afghan forces in the northern province of Baghlan, the country`s army said on Sunday.

Oct 20, 2019, 14:06 PM IST

Afghan special forces killed 16 Taliban, ISIS terrorists in operations

The Afghan special forces have neutralised 16 Taliban and Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in operations conducted in three provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, officials said on Saturday. 

Oct 19, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

Three Indians abducted in Afghanistan by Taliban in 2018 to be released

As many as three Indian engineers, who were abducted in 2018 in Afghanistan by the Taliban forces are all set to be released. The development comes days after the US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met Taliban in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

Oct 06, 2019, 19:09 PM IST

Taliban delegation meets Imran Khan, discusses Afghan peace process

Pakistan wished for the talks to resume 'to smooth the path for durable, long-lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan', Qureshi was quoted as saying in a statement.

Oct 04, 2019, 06:46 AM IST

'Pak's ISI trained terrorists to do jihad', admits Imran Khan

"We first trained these guys for Jihad and it was a great idea and now we are telling the same groups as terrorism," Imran Khan. Watch this video to know more.

Sep 27, 2019, 08:54 AM IST

Afghanistan bolsters security as Taliban threatens to disrupt presidential poll

Violence in Saturday`s election, in which President Ashraf Ghani is widely expected to win a second five-year term, could deepen political instability, embolden the Taliban and set back efforts to get stalled peace talks back on track.

Sep 26, 2019, 18:33 PM IST

35 civilians killed by Afghan forces in southern Helmand province

The incident occurred on Sunday night when Afghan forces raided a house that the officals said was being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers, but during the attack a wedding venue situated adjacent the target came under fire.

Sep 23, 2019, 14:06 PM IST

DNA: Non Stop News, 17 September, 2019

This segment of DNA brings to you important stories of the day. Watch this video for more info.

Sep 17, 2019, 21:50 PM IST