Ayaz Gul VOA News September 5, 2016 ISLAMABAD — A suicide bomber in a police uniform detonated his device near the Afghan Defense Ministry in Kabul Monday, killing at least 24 people and wounding more than 90 others. Afghanistan’s Tolo TV reported that the ministry’s senior commander, General Abdul Raziq, along with the intelligence chief for
VOA News Ayaz Gul September 4, 2016 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban is urging India to stop giving lethal military equipment to the Afghan government, condemning it as a “clear hostility” towards the war-torn nation. In its first public reaction to New Delhi’s growing military cooperation with Kabul, the Islamist insurgency alleged Indian aircraft and equipment are
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 31, 2016 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban confirmed to VOA Tuesday it has been holding a Canadian man, his American wife and their two children hostage, saying the insurgent group is waiting for the U.S. and Canadian governments to meet its demands. Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman, in a video
Press TV August 27, 2016 A US drone attack has killed 22 Afghan soldiers held by Taliban militants in the southern Helmand province, while Taliban have overrun a strategic district elsewhere. Provincial officials announced the fatalities on Saturday. Taliban also confirmed the death toll, saying the airstrike had killed three of the group’s members in the Nad-e-Ali district on Thursday.
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — In the wake of Taliban advance in parts of the strategically important Kunduz province along the border with Tajikistan over the past one week, Afghan Defense Minister General Abdullah Habibi visited the beleaguered Kunduz city on Sunday and vowed to smash insurgents in the province and adjoining areas. After
KABUL, July 19 (Xinhua) — Eight Taliban militants including a key commander have been killed as clash erupted in Sangin district of the southern Helmand province on Tuesday, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here. “Eight Taliban terrorists including their key commander Mawlawi Agha have been killed in Sangin district today and their attempt
KABUL, July 18 (Xinhua) — Afghan security forces have obviously adopted an aggressive position against anti-government militants as more than 100 armed insurgents have been killed mostly by air strikes since Saturday, according to officials. Warplanes, specially unmanned drones, have proved very lethal and effective in targeting Taliban and Islamic State (IS) groups who are
VOA News Ayaz Gul June 30, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Taliban suicide car bombers struck a police convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Thursday, killing at least 30 security personnel and wounding dozens more. The convoy was transporting cadets and trainers when it came under attack. Afghan officials confirmed there were back-to-back blasts. Eyewitnesses told VOA they saw
VOA News June 25, 2016 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Afghanistan’s Taliban said Saturday that it would strongly retaliate for the resumption of U.S. airstrikes against the insurgent group, and it rejected assertions that bombing operations ever paused. The U.S. military began anti-Taliban air raids in the last week, but it has declined to provide details.
VOA News Ayaz Gul May 25, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Afghanistan’s Taliban says Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed the new chief of the group following the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. In a Pashto language statement on Wednesday, the Tailban also formally confirmed Mansoor was killed in a U.S. drone attack last week. “Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada has