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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.


US adds 3 senior Haqqani Network leaders to terrorism list

Two of the Haqqani Network leaders have close ties to al Qaeda; one of them has traveled to Saudi Arabia to fundraise as recently as late 2013. The other is a member of the Miramshah Shura and coordinates operations with the Taliban.


Uzbeks, Germans reported killed in Pakistan airstrikes

Unconfirmed reports indicate that 33 Uzbeks and three Germans are among those killed in Pakistani airstrikes in North Waziristan.


Pakistan launches airstrikes in North Waziristan after Taliban suicide attacks

Adnan Rasheed, the emir of the Ansar al Aseer Khorasan, appears to have been one of the targets of the airstrikes in the Mir Ali and Datta Khel areas of North Waziristan. Tribesmen claimed the Pakistani Air Force launched indiscriminate attacks on villages.


Afghan Taliban suicide team kills ISAF soldier in assault on base

The suicide assault that targeted an Afghan and Coalition base in Kandahar's Zhari district is the second such attack in Afghanistan in four days.


Afghan Taliban reject US call for peace talks

Zabihullah Mujahid rejected the US' call for the group to "put down their arms and begin peace talks," a request that was made just one day after a Taliban suicide assault team killed 21 people, including two Americans, at a restaurant in Kabul.