By RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal September 14, 2022 A roadside bomb has killed the former head of a pro-government militia and seven others in northwestern Pakistan, officials said September 14, in an attack claimed by the outlawed Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan militant group (TTP), otherwise known as the Pakistani Taliban. Zahid Nawaz Marwat, police chief of the
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 8, 2022 A fugitive central commander of an outlawed extremist organization plotting terrorist attacks in Pakistan has been killed in a roadside bomb blast in neighboring Afghanistan. Abdul Wali, known as Omar Khalid Khorasani, was travelling in southeastern Afghan border province, Paktika, late Sunday when an improvised explosive device hit
ANI: Flare-up of the Durand line disagreement has the potential to lead to a change of equations between Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is surprising that much before the Taliban-led regime in Kabul completes one year in office, Pakistan and its western neighbour Afghanistan are falling apart. That arbitrary line which Mortimer Durand drew in 1893
Ariana: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) forces shot at a Pakistani military helicopter that crossed the Durand Line into Nimroz province on Thursday, sources told Ariana News on Saturday. A Pakistani general was wounded as a result of the shooting, according to sources. Click here to read more (external link). Related Taliban to Address Border
Reuters: Clashes between Afghan and Pakistani security forces have killed two people and wounded several in a border region of the two neighbours, officials said, the latest in a series of such skirmishes. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Acting Defense Minister Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid said that the Islamic Emirate has not allowed Pakistan to continue fencing along the Durand Line. Mr. Mujahid said that consultations are currently ongoing among high-ranking officials within the Islamic Emirate. Click here to read more (external link).
The Guardian (UK): Five Pakistani soldiers killed as Taliban-led Afghanistan resists cooperation with Islamabad “In the beginning, Pakistani authorities believed the Taliban would serve Pakistan’s interests and [not] allow militants to use its soil against Pakistan. But it does not seem to be the case any more,” he said, adding that the extremists were emboldened
Tolo News: The Islamic Emirate is forming a joint committee comprised of several ministries to address the problems along the Durand Line, officials said on Monday. The Pakistan military’s move to build fencing along the Durand Line has continually sparked reactions from Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link). Related Pakistan, Afghanistan pledge coordination on
Tolo News: A high-level delegation of Pakistan, led by the country’s National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf, is due to visit Afghanistan on Tuesday, Pakistani media reported. The visit comes amid rising tension between Kabul and Islamabad over the fencing of the Durand Line. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: “If the Islamic Emirate agrees to fencing, indeed it means the recognition of the line (Durand Line,” said Sayed Javad Husseini, leader of Hezb-e-Tawsa Wa Adalat. The Durand Line has been a controversial issue between the two neighboring countries for a long time. Click here to read more (external link).