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Pakistani military strikes anger 'good Taliban' commander

Hafiz Gul Bahadar's "good Taliban" may end its peace deal with the Pakistani military and government after the military launched punitive raids in North Waziristan.


US drone strikes target Lashkar-e-Islam fighters in eastern Afghanistan

US airstrikes killed upwards of 10 jihadists in three airstrikes in the Nayzan district in Nangarhar province.


Taliban announce this year's spring offensive

The Khaibar offensive, like previous ones, will target both Coalition and Afghan personnel, and will include suicide attacks.


Taliban claim they shot down US warplane in eastern Afghanistan

A Taliban video shows fighters opening fire on what appears to be a C-130. ISAF has neither confirmed nor denied the claim that one of its aircraft has crashed or been shot down.


Head of Taliban's military commission resigns due to 'ill health'

Although Mullah Adbul Qayoum Zakir, a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, has resigned as the military leader, he is still "a member of the Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate and is busy working in other important Jihadi works."


Afghan policeman guns down 3 Americans at hospital in Kabul

A police officer guarding the CURE hospital in Kabul turned his gun on Americans, killing three and wounding another.


Afghan Taliban confirms death of shadow governors for Kunar, Kandahar

Noor Qasim Sabari and Abdul Wasi' Azzam, the shadow governors of Kunar and Kandahar respectively, were killed in military operations over the past month.


Taliban's shadow governor for Kunar reported killed in US airstrike

Noor Qasim Sabari, the shadow governor of Kunar, is said to have been killed in a US airstrike along with seven senior commanders in the province.


Taliban continue to launch suicide assaults in Kabul

The Taliban launched two more suicide assaults in the Afghan capital of Kabul over the past 24 hours. The targets were an American charity and the Independent Election Commission.


Taliban claim suicide assault on Jalalabad police HQ

The Taliban suicide assault team stormed a police headquarters and killed the district chief and nine policemen while fighting off Afghan forces for six hours.


Ahrar-ul-Hind suicide assault team attacks courthouse in Islamabad

The jihadist splinter group has vowed to continue attacks in Pakistan regardless of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's negotiations with the government.


Pakistani Taliban announce ceasefire with government

The announcement took place the same day that 11 tribal policemen and civilians were killed in attack that targeted a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's northwest.


Senior Taliban commander gunned down in North Waziristan

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani, a senior leader who was appointed interim emir for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan after Hakeemullah's death, has been gunned down in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan.


Afghan Taliban denounces former senior official, denies involvement in peace talks

The Taliban again denied that Agha Jan Mutasim represents the group, and said his actions are "detrimental" to both the Taliban and "the goals of the sacred Jihad."


Pakistani Air Force strikes at 'militants' in North Waziristan, Khyber

Military officials claimed that more than 60 "militants," including Uzbeks, Turkmen, and Tajiks, were killed in a series of airstrikes in the Taliban-controlled tribal agencies of North Waziristan and Khyber.


Taliban claim the execution of 23 Pakistani Frontier Corps troops

Omar Khalid al Khurasani, the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan's emir for the Mohmand tribal agency, said the troops were killed in retaliation for the targeting and execution of jihadists in Pakistan.


Treasury adds Afghan heroin trafficker to narcotics kingpin list

Lahore Jan, an Afghan national based in Jalalabad, uses his hawala to transfer funds for the Taliban.


Pakistani jihadists form Ahrar-ul-Hind, vow to continue attacks

The new group is an offshoot of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and other jihadist groups. Its spokesman said Ahrar-ul-Hind is based in Pakistan's "urban areas" and would conduct attacks in Pakistan's cities despite the outcome of peace talks.


US adds 4 Qods Force operatives to terrorism list for supporting terrorism in Afghanistan

Three Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force officers and one facilitator who are involved in the "use of terrorism and intelligence operations as tools of influence against the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan" were added to the US' list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.


State designates leader of Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi as global terrorist

Malik Ishaq leads the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an al Qaeda-linked group that has conducted numerous suicide attacks in Pakistan and has targeted Americans.