Ayaz Gul VOA News September 2, 2022 ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber struck a packed mosque in western Afghanistan Friday, killing at least 18 worshippers, including a prominent cleric loyal to the ruling Taliban. Police officials said the influential slain scholar, Mujibur Rahman Ansari, was leading afternoon prayers at his Guzargah Mosque in the city of
By Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 24, 2022 As the Taliban intensifies its war against Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K), religious clerics associated with the rival militant groups are being caught in the crossfire. IS-K militants have been blamed for the assassination of several pro-Taliban clerics in Afghanistan in recent weeks. The Taliban has also been
8am: According to local sources, the conflict between the Taliban and the attackers continued for half an hour, which ended after the death of 2 Taliban fighters and 3 attackers. Local Taliban officials in Kandahar consider this attack to be of ISKP affiliates. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 11, 2022 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — A suicide bombing Thursday at a religious seminary in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, killed a prominent Taliban cleric known for his fiery speeches against Islamic State militants. A spokesman for the ruling Taliban confirmed the assassination of Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani in what he said was a “brutal
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 4, 2022 A gunbattle in Afghanistan’s capital on August 3 left at least five people dead, including two Taliban police officers, the Taliban spokesman for the Kabul police chief said. The gunbattle erupted after police launched an operation against a hideout in the Karti Sakhi neighborhood in western Kabul heavily
Ariana: In an interview with an Indian news channel on Friday, July 29, Afghanistan’s acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani said that the al-Qaeda network does not have a military presence in Afghanistan and that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) [Taliban] is bound by its commitments to the international community to fight ISIS. Haqqani added
ANI: The Taliban’s acting foreign minister admitted that 1,800 were released last year and claimed that ISIS fighters have been subdued while on the contrary, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the recent deadly attacks on mosques, schools, and cars across Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).
By Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 11, 2022 The ultraradical Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) group is trying to undermine the Taliban’s hard-line rule by launching attacks on neighboring countries from Afghanistan, analysts say. In the latest attack, IS-K claimed that it had fire rockets on unspecified targets inside Tajikistan from the northern Afghan province of
8am: Mohammad Mohaqeq said the Taliban and the ISKP in Afghanistan are so intertwined that it is difficult for people to distinguish between the two. The remarks come as hundreds of people have been killed and injured in recent bloody attacks on religious and educational institutions, especially those affiliated with the Hazara religious and ethnic
Reuters: Islamic State claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Saturday in the western Afghan city of Herat, it said in a post on Telegram on Sunday. Click here to read more (external link).