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Suicide bomber kills 17 in Kabul, including 5 ISAF troops

A suicide bomber flipped an up-armored Rhino in the capital; the Taliban claimed credit for the attack. Three Australian soldiers were killed in Kandahar, and a female suicide bomber attacked Afghan intelligence officials in Kunar.


US Predator strike kills 13 Pakistani Taliban fighters in South Waziristan

Taj Gul Mehsud, a deputy of Hakeemullah Mehsud, may have been killed in a previously unreported strike on Oct. 26 in South Waziristan.


US Predators kill 5 Taliban commanders in South Waziristan strike

predator-uav.jpgHazrat Omar, the brother of "good Taliban" leader Mullah Nazir, was one of those killed. Omar was Nazir's operational commander for Afghanistan.


Suicide bomber attempts to assassinate Afghan interior minister

The attack took place in Parwan and is the second in the province in two months. The interior minister was not in the convoy.


Fighters from 'Caucasus Mujahideen in Khorasan' issue message to 'brothers' in southern Russia

A group of jihadists based in the Afghan-Pakistan region issued a videotape to their "brothers" in the Islamic Caucasus Emirate and their emir, Doku Umarov.


Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claims Panjshir suicide attack

IMU-Panjshir-attack-team copy.jpgThe IMU released photos of four of the suicide bombers that struck a US PRT in Panjshir last weekend.


3 Egyptians killed in recent Predator strike in North Waziristan

Ahmed Omar Abdul Rahman, the son of the Blind Sheikh, may have been killed in the Oct. 14 strike in a village under the control of the Haqqani Network. Egyptians have been killed in the village in the past.


Blind Sheikh's son killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

Ahmed Omar Abdul Rahman, the son of the spiritual leader of the Egyptian Islamic Group, was killed today, according to the terror group.


US Predators strike again in North Waziristan

The strike is the second in Danda Darpa Khel in two days. Yesterday's strike killed Jan Baz Zadran, a top Haqqani Network leader.


US kills Haqqani Network's 3rd in command in North Waziristan strike

US officials said that Jan Baz Zadran was killed in Miramshah in North Waziristan, where Predators struck today.


Iran's Qods Force commander involved in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani has directed attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as aided al Qaeda.


Taliban launch attack on Pakistani border outpost

Thirty Taliban fighters and one security officer were killed during the fighting in Upper Dir.


Haqqani Network commmander killed in airstrike on Pakistan border

Dilawar was the principal deputy to the top Haqqani Network commander in Afghanistan who was captured last week. He also was connected to al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.


'German Taliban Mujahideen' leader thought killed in US airstrike

A propaganda outlet for the the Victorious Sect said that Abdul Fettah al Almani was killed. The report is unconfirmed.


Special operations forces capture Haqqani Network's top commander in Afghanistan

Haji Mali Khan served as the top Haqqani Network commander in Afghanistan. He established and ran training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, supported operations, and served as a key link to the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan.


US adds 5 al Qaeda, Taliban, Haqqani Network, and IMU facilitators to terrorist list

The five leaders are based in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The designations highlight the interconnectedness of the various terror groups based in the region.


Shooting at compound in Kabul used by contractors and CIA

The attacker and a US citizen were killed in a shootout at a complex that houses Western security contractors and supposedly a CIA office.


Admiral Mullen: Pakistani ISI sponsoring Haqqani attacks

During a Senate hearing today, Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, highlighted the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Agency's role in sponsoring the Haqqani Network - including attacks on American forces in Afghanistan and the US Embassy in Kabul.


Special operations forces kill Taliban's commander of Tangi Valley

Qari Tahir was the target of the raid that resulted in the downing of a US Army Chinook in August. Thirty-eight US and Afghan troops, including 17 Navy SEALs, were killed.


Pakistan frees al Qaeda commander: report

Dr. Amin al Haq, who served as the security coordinator of Osama bin Laden's Black Guard, was released after nearly four years in custody.