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Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14


AFGHANISTAN, August 10: Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early on Friday, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in

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Malala at U.N.: The Taliban failed to silence us

A Pakistani teenager nearly killed by Taliban gunmen for advocating that all girls should have the right to go to school gave her first formal public remarks Friday at the

Taliban attack presidential palace in Afghanista

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide attackers blew up a car bomb and battled security forces outside Afghanistan’s presidential palaceTuesday after infiltrating one of the most secure areas of the capital.

Attacks kill NATO service member, 2 Afghan police

Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants attacked local security checkpoints in a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan, killing two policemen in a fight that also left 18 insurgents dead, Afghan officials said Saturday. NATO said a coalition

Afghan Taliban say they killed 4 US troops

 Afghanistan: The Taliban claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four American troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the U.S. on finding a political solution

Intel officials: Pakistan Taliban No. 2 is buried

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan: The Pakistani Taliban’s deputy leader was buried hours after he was killed in a U.S. drone strike, Pakistani intelligence officials and militants said Thursday. The death

6 Americans, doctor killed in Afghan attacks

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military’s top officer began a

Taliban attack Afghan courthouse, leaving 53 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan: Insurgents wearing Afghan army uniforms launched a suicide attack and stormed a courthouseWednesday in a failed bid to free Taliban inmates, killing at least 44 people, half of

Bomb kills 3 soldiers in NW Pakistan

PARACHINAR, Pakistan: A Pakistani government official says a roadside bomb blast has killed three soldiers in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border. Javed Khan, a local administrator in

Afghanistan: Two suicide bombers strike on first day of Hagel’s visit

KABUL: About 20 people were killed in two suicide bombings in Afghanistan Saturday. A Taliban spokesman said the attacks were a message for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who is