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Taliban claim attacks in western Afghan city of Herat

The Taliban detonated a car bomb in the city while a suicide assault team attacked the Italian-manned Provincial Reconstruction Team base.


Taliban suicide bomber strikes at high-level meeting in Afghan north

The chief of police for the Afghan north and the police commander for Takhar province were among those killed, while ISAF's commander for the north and Takhar's governor were wounded.


'Germany-based Moroccan al Qaeda foreign fighter facilitator' captured in southeastern Afghanistan

The al Qaeda operative is providing intelligence on the Qaeda network that funnels terrorists into Afghanistan. Before he reached Afghanistan, he traveled through Iran, where a recruiter attempted to convince him to become a suicide bomber.


US Predators strike again in Mir Ali

predator-uav.jpgSeven "foreigners" were reported killed in the terrorist haven of North Waziristan.


Suicide assault team attacks police compound in Afghan east

Four suicide bombers and six Afghans, including five security personnel, were killed during a 10-hour-long clash at a police headquarters in Khost.


Suicide bomber kills 6 in attack on Kabul hospital

A suicide bomber detonated in a cafeteria as medical students were eating lunch. The hospital is frequented by Afghan military personnel and is in a high-security zone.


Special operations forces target al Qaeda-linked Taliban commander in the southeast

The Taliban leader organized al Qaeda fighters in the Pakistani city of Quetta. The raid is the second that targeted al Qaeda in Zabul in the past two weeks.


US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North Waziristan strike

The strike took place in the town of Tappi near Miramshah, the stronghold of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


The Gitmo Files: An agent of Iran

Hamdullah.pngA leaked threat assessment prepared at Guantanamo describes one current detainee and his father as "Iranian agents." The detainee, Haji Hamidullah, allegedly "murdered 71 people." The leaked file connects several others to Iran, including two members of Hamid Karzai's government.


Pakistani troops open fire on ISAF helicopters at Afghan border

Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded. Pakistan claimed that US helicopters had crossed the border and opened fire.


Senior Haqqani Network leader captured in Khost

The Haqqani Network commander is the brother of Jan Baz Zadran, who is considered to be the thrid in command of the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.


Taliban deny Osama bin Laden's death will impact Afghan war

The Taliban said the war would continue as long as Westerners "are bent on continuing their colonialist ambitions against the Islamic Ummah."


The Gitmo Files: 2 of Afghanistan's most wanted hid leadership roles while in US custody

Two of the Taliban's most senior commanders successfully hid their leadership roles from interrogators and analysts at Guantanamo. Both were subsequently transferred to the custody of the Afghan government but were freed and rejoined the Taliban.


Taliban suicide bomber kills 80 at Pakistani Frontier Corps training center

"This was the first revenge for Osama's martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan," a Pakistani Taliban spokesman said.


US Predators strike again in North Waziristan

The US has stepped up its Predator campaign after a lull in strikes that lasted several months. Today's strike is the fourth in seven days.


US Predators strike in al Qaeda haven of Datta Khel

Several "foreigners" are said to have been killed in the North Waziristan strike. The US has launched three attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas over the past week.


The Gitmo Files: Recidivist who targets charity workers deemed 'high risk'

Abdul-Hafiz.jpgAbdul Hafiz, a former Guantanamo detainee who quickly rejoined the Taliban after being transferred, had been deemed a "high risk" by US officials less than two years earlier. His insurgency group had been trained by Pakistani military officers to attack Westerners in Afghanistan and had killed an ICRC worker.


US designates Badruddin Haqqani as terrorist

Badruddin-Haqqani.jpgBadruddin is "an operational commander" in the Haqqani Network, sits on the Miramshah Regional Military Shura, and aids al Qaeda fighters operating in Afghanistan.


ISAF troops find French, Saudi passports during clash with al Qaeda cell in southeast

During a recent firefight in Qalat in Zabul province, 10 al Qaeda operatives were killed.


Al Qaeda appoints new leader of forces in Pakistan's tribal areas

Abdul Shakoor Turkistani, the leader of the Turkistan Islamic Party, is also in control of the terror camps. He was given the job just weeks before Osama bin Laden was killed.