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Topic - Taliban
Taliban militants attacked local security checkpoints in a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan, killing two policemen in a fight that also left 18 insurgents dead, Afghan officials said Saturday.
As the Obama administration prepares for a potential sit-down with the Taliban, the White House hasn't decided whether it will entertain a trade offer that would return an American soldier held since 2009 in exchange for five Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have offered a trade to the United States: Give us five senior operatives imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay and we'll free one American soldier held captive since 2009.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was apparently joking when he asked an Indian questioner at the University of Nebraska Wednesday whether he was a member of the Taliban.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday suspended talks on a bilateral security deal with the United States to protest the Obama administration's handling of peace negotiations with the Taliban militants who sheltered Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
Taliban militants said Wednesday they killed four U.S. military troops in a rocket attack targeting the Bagram Air Base just outside Kabul.
The Obama administration will open formal talks with the Taliban this week aimed at ending insurgent attacks, officials said Tuesday.
A military judge on Tuesday refused a three-month trial delay for the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.
One of the most significant turning points in one of America's longest and costliest wars is imminent: Afghanistan's fledgling security forces are taking the lead for security nationwide, bringing the moment of truth on the question of whether they are ready to fight an insurgency that remains resilient after nearly 12 years of conflict.
A uniformed Army psychiatrist had no justification for gunning down U.S. troops and won't be allowed to tell jurors that he was protecting Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, a military judge ruled Friday, appearing to clear the way for the Fort Hood murder trial to begin.
In a part of Pakistan where guns are everywhere, 17 young people armed only with cameras are determined to change how the world thinks about their homeland.
A suicide bomber who detonated outside the Supreme Court in Kabul on Tuesday killed at least 17 and left 39 wounded, police in Afghanistan said.
Seven Taliban militants launched a suicide bomb and gun attack on Afghanistan's main airport in Kabul early Monday, taking on security forces in a violent battle that lasted almost four hours.
Taliban militants beheaded two boys — including one who was only age 10 — for spying in the southern Afghanistan district of Kandahar, law enforcement reported Monday.
The Army general who commanded the war against homemade bombs that have killed and maimed thousands of Americans in Afghanistan has left the Pentagon knowing he scored a major victory.