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Taliban claim insider attack at Kabul Airport that killed 3 US contractors

The commander of police at the airport confirmed that a guard killed the three contractors. The green-on-blue or insider attack is the first of its kind recorded so far this year.

1 of the Taliban 5 back in the game

Officials: Detainee swapped for Bergdahl suspected of militant activities

'Foreigners' among 7 jihadists killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

The strike took place in the Shawal Valley, a jihadist hub that spans both North and South Waziristan.

Islamic State appoints leaders of 'Khorasan province,' issues veiled threat to Afghan Taliban

The governor is a former leader in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and his deputy is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay and Taliban commander in Afghanistan.

Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Banned or not?

Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa: Banned or not?

Pakistan falsely claims it takes 'immediate action' against terror groups listed by the UN

Although numerous news outlets have reported that the Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa have been banned in Pakistan, no official announcement of the group's status from the government or Ministry of Interior has been released.

Ex-Gitmo detainee leads contingent of Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan

Mullah Raouf Khadim, an ex-Guantanamo detainee, leads a contingent of fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Helmand, Afghanistan. Raouf and another top Taliban commander were previously forced out of their positions in the Taliban's hierarchy. According to a leaked threat assessment, the jihadist had ties to at least two members of the so-called "Taliban Five."

The Looming Narco-State in Afghanistan

Top US commander in Afghanistan: ISIS recruiting in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Officials, Experts Look to Clear Up Rumors of IS Militants in Afghanistan

Analysis: Reported ban of Haqqani Network unlikely to end Pakistan's support of group

Groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba have previously been banned in Pakistan, but continue to receive the support of the military and intelligence establishment.

Afghan Taliban describe attack on Charlie Hebdo office as 'justice'

US drones kill 2 'Uzbeks' in South Waziristan

Seven "militants" are reported to have been killed in a strike on a compound in an area administered by Sajna Mehsud.

Meet the shadowy figure recruiting for the Islamic State in Afghanistan

Islamic State 'recruiting Afghan fighters'

Pakistani Taliban splinter group again pledges allegiance to Islamic State

A Pakistani Taliban splinter group released a nearly 17-minute video again pledging its allegiance to the Islamic State. The group primarily consists of low to mid-level former Pakistani Taliban officials from Khyber, Arakzai, Bajaur, Hangu, and Dir in Pakistan, and from Kunar, Logar, and Nangarhar in Afghanistan.

US adds Mullah Fazlullah to list of global terrorists

Fazlullah has presided over the fracturing of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which remains a dangerous terrorist group.

Kerry holds security talks in Pakistan after school massacre