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# taliban - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Four NATO troops shot dead by 'Afghan police'

It’s the second such attack by suspected Afghan police in 24 hours.

# taliban - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Taliban claims film revenge attack on base in south Afghanistan

Two US Marines were killed in the attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where Prince Harry is based.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# taliban - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Afghan Taliban "threaten to kidnap or kill Prince Harry"

The Prince has undergone “brutal” training in advance of his tour of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, London’s police chief said his officers can’t interfere in the private lives of the royal family.

# taliban - Sunday 2 September, 2012

US stops training some Afghan forces after attacks

The training of some Afghan forces has been suspended while the US military review the process of vetting new recruits following a spike in deadly attacks on international troops last month.

# taliban - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Double suicide attack kills 12 in Afghanistan

Two suicide attackers – one driving a fuel tanker – blew themselves up near a US base in eastern Afghanistan today.

# taliban - Friday 31 August, 2012

Pakistani Taliban release video of severed heads

The video was sent to AFP news agency earlier today and shows a militant commander posing with 12 heads arranged on the ground.

# taliban - Monday 27 August, 2012

Insurgents kill 17 'party-goers' in Afghanistan

Early reports said that the 15 men and two women had been beheaded but subsequent accounts have shed more light on the attack.

# taliban - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack

Five people were killed in the gun battle today just outside Kabul while two NATO service members were killed in a separate bomb attack in the south of the country.

# taliban - Sunday 22 July, 2012

5 NATO troops die in Afghanistan roadside bombings

Meanwhile, four civilians also died today when hundreds of shells and rockets were fired from neighbouring Pakistan.

# taliban - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Taliban kill 10 in Pakistan attack

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a rival militant commander’s compound in northwestern Pakistan, killing ten people.

# taliban - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Afghan government minister survives roadside bombing

The attack came a day after a suicide bomber killed a prominent Afghan MP. Suicide bombings and roadside attacks are the favoured weapons of the Taliban insurgency.

# taliban - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Afghan MP among 20 killed after suicide bombing at daughter's wedding

Ahmad Khan Samangani was welcoming guests to his daughter’s wedding when the explosion occurred in Aybak, the capital of Samangan province.

# taliban - Friday 8 June, 2012

Nato apologises for the death of Afghan civilians in air strike

Women, children and village elders were killed in a pre-dawn raid aiming to capture a Taliban operative earlier this week.

Bomb targeting government bus in Pakistan kills 18

Eighteen government employees and other civilians were killed when a bomb exploded on a bus in northwestern Pakistan.

# taliban - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Twin suicide bombings in Afghanistan's Kandahar

A pair of suicide bombers struck outside the airport in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar.

# taliban - Saturday 2 June, 2012

NATO rescues four aid workers in 'breathtaking' Afghanistan operation

The British led operation took place in the early hours of this morning in Badakhshan province.

# taliban - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Withdrawal from Afghanistan key issue at NATO summit

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen says goal and strategy “remain unchanged” despite French plans to pull troops out early.

# taliban - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Suicide attack on Afghan government compound kills seven people

Six policemen and one civilian were killed when a group of suicide bombers stormed a government compound earlier today.

# taliban - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Leading Afghan peace negotiator shot dead by unidentified gunman

Arsala Rahmani – a former minister in the Taliban administration – is killed, in a major blow to Hamid Karzai’s efforts for peace.

Column: 'Your normal freedoms do not exist over here' - daily life in Afghanistan

Noel Scanlon moved to Afghanistan for work after the Irish economy collapsed in 2008. Here, he writes about how life on military bases is very different from home.

# taliban - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

NATO leaders meet to discuss handover and exit from Afghanistan

Funding of the fledgling Afghanistan security forces is expected to top the agenda at the two-day talks in Brussels.

# taliban - Monday 16 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

Coordinated attacks hit Afghanistan

Kabul and three other cities were targeted in the attacks. They were blamed on the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, which has links to al-Qaida.

# taliban - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Hundreds protest Afghan shootings as Taliban mounts attack on government

Gunmen targeted a government delegation as it visited relatives of the shooting victims.

# taliban - Monday 12 March, 2012

Taliban vows revenge over US soldier's shooting spree

Threats follow shooting which claimed the lives of 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar province.

# taliban - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Gunmen kill 18 bus passengers in Pakistan

Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, however Taliban sympathisers have been known to operate in the area.

# taliban - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Bomb kills 8 anti-Taliban tribesmen in Pakistan

A time bomb has killed eight members of an anti-Taliban militia in northwest Pakistan, according to local officials.

# taliban - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Seven killed in Afghan car bomb attack

The bomb exploded by a police building in Kandahar, killing five officers and two civilians.

# taliban - Monday 23 January, 2012

Suspected US missile strike kills four in Pakistan

Four alleged militants have been killed following the first suspected US drone attack in Pakistan in more than two months.

# taliban - Friday 20 January, 2012

France considers pulling out of Afghanistan early after troops' deaths

Four French troops have been killed and 15 others injured by an Afghan soldier – raising fears of increased Taliban infiltration of the Afghan police.

Deadly 24 hours in Afghanistan as 10 NATO troops killed

Four soldiers were shot dead, while another six were killed in a helicopter crash.

# taliban - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Suicide bomber kills six at US and NATO air field in Afghanistan

It was the second suicide bombing in as many days in southern Afghanistan, which is the birthplace of the Taliban insurgency.

# taliban - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Explainer: What is/Who are the Taliban?

The Taliban – terrorist group or political entity?

# taliban - Friday 13 January, 2012

'Urinating on dead' video: US soldiers identified as fallout continues Afghanistan This post contains videos

'Urinating on dead' video: US soldiers identified as fallout continues

Two of the four soldiers depicted apparently urinating on dead Taliban fighters face disciplinary action after being tracked down by authorities.

# taliban - Thursday 12 January, 2012

US denounces video showing Marines 'urinating on Taliban dead' Afghanistan This post contains videos

US denounces video showing Marines 'urinating on Taliban dead'

Defence secretary Leon Panetta calls Hamid Karzai and promises a full investigation into the video, which was leaked online.

US investigates footage of 'marines urinating on corpses' Afghanistan This post contains videos

US investigates footage of 'marines urinating on corpses'

Video footage appears to show US soldiers despoiling corspes in Afghanistan, but it not clear when or where it was filmed.

# taliban - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Taliban opposition group targeted in deadly bombing

A bomb exploded in the Kyber region of Pakistan today, killing 25 and injuring dozens.

# taliban - Friday 6 January, 2012

Seven people - including six children - killed in Afghanistan bomb

The people will killed when a bomb exploded in a rubbish bin in the southern city of Tirin Kot, a day after five NATO soldiers died.

# taliban - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Suicide attack kills 6 Pakistani soldiers

A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at a paramilitary camp as revenge for a US drone attack in October.