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# taliban - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Horror roadside blast kills 11 members of one family in Afghanistan
# Roadside Bomb
# Roadside Bomb

Horror roadside blast kills 11 members of one family in Afghanistan

May 20th 2017, 7:56 AM 7,442 Views 8 Comments

Provincial authorities have blamed the Taliban for the atrocity.

# taliban - Friday 28 April, 2017

UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed
# Alexander Blackman
# Alexander Blackman

UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed

Apr 28th 2017, 8:14 AM 14,416 Views 90 Comments

A court cut Alexander Blackman’s sentence to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter.

# taliban - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Gunmen 'disguised as soldiers' gain access to Afghan military base and kill over 100 people
# Suicide Bombers
# Suicide Bombers

Gunmen 'disguised as soldiers' gain access to Afghan military base and kill over 100 people

Apr 22nd 2017, 4:36 PM 12,917 Views 15 Comments

Families gathered outside the base to hear news of their loved ones at the base in northern Afghanistan.

# taliban - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced
# Alexander Blackman
# Alexander Blackman

Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced

Mar 15th 2017, 12:47 PM 14,655 Views 62 Comments

Blackman was filmed murdering the injured fighter (and paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet) in footage captured by a camera on a soldier’s helmet.

# taliban - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Court allows partial release of video showing British soldier murdering Taliban fighter
# Caught On Camera
# Caught On Camera

Court allows partial release of video showing British soldier murdering Taliban fighter

Feb 1st 2017, 10:57 PM 19,019 Views 86 Comments

Alexander Blackman was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a wounded Taliban soldier.

# taliban - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August
# Abduction
# Abduction

Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August

Jan 12th 2017, 7:45 AM 21,619 Views 16 Comments

The pair appear pale and unshaven in the video.

# taliban - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

British soldier who murdered injured Taliban fighter denied bail
# Marine A
# Marine A

British soldier who murdered injured Taliban fighter denied bail

Dec 21st 2016, 4:52 PM 26,688 Views 92 Comments

The case of Alexander Blackman has divided public opinion in Britain.

# taliban - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Couple taken hostage in Afghanistan issue appeal to Trump and Obama
# Taliban
# Taliban

Couple taken hostage in Afghanistan issue appeal to Trump and Obama

Dec 20th 2016, 11:02 PM 21,759 Views 53 Comments

The couple were kidnapped in 2012 during a backpacking trip. Their two sons were born in captivity.

# taliban - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Suicide bomber kills four Americans in attack on largest US base in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills four Americans in attack on largest US base in Afghanistan

Nov 12th 2016, 8:13 AM 9,410 Views 11 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# taliban - Friday 11 November, 2016

Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate

Nov 11th 2016, 8:38 AM 9,539 Views 9 Comments

Two men were also shot dead by German forces.

# taliban - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

60 people killed after militants attack police academy in Pakistan while recruits sleep
# Quetta
# Quetta

60 people killed after militants attack police academy in Pakistan while recruits sleep

Oct 25th 2016, 7:25 AM 8,417 Views 12 Comments

Dozens more were injured in the attack, one of the deadliest this year.

# taliban - Sunday 24 July, 2016

A nutty way to make money - the Taliban are stealing pistachios in Afghanistan
# Nutty
# Nutty

A nutty way to make money - the Taliban are stealing pistachios in Afghanistan

Jul 24th 2016, 12:00 PM 13,650 Views 11 Comments

The country is being deprived of much-needed income by the thieves.

# taliban - Saturday 18 June, 2016

'Our colleagues didn’t die peacefully like in the movies... They died painfully, slowly'
# Hospital Bombing
# Hospital Bombing

'Our colleagues didn’t die peacefully like in the movies... They died painfully, slowly'

Jun 18th 2016, 7:30 AM 19,120 Views 14 Comments

Dr Kathleen Thomas gave an emotional account of the Kunduz hospital bombing in Dublin this week.

# taliban - Sunday 22 May, 2016

US air strike "more than likely" kills Taliban leader
# Mullah Akhtar Mansour
# Mullah Akhtar Mansour

US air strike "more than likely" kills Taliban leader

May 22nd 2016, 7:34 AM 9,643 Views 15 Comments

The strike took place “in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area.”

# taliban - Monday 4 April, 2016

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app

Apr 4th 2016, 5:20 PM 11,649 Views 34 Comments

The app, which was designed to show news and videos from the group, was only up shortly before it was taken down.

# taliban - Monday 28 March, 2016

"There was a blast suddenly - I saw a huge ball of fire"
# Pakistan Blast
# Pakistan Blast

"There was a blast suddenly - I saw a huge ball of fire"

Mar 28th 2016, 9:52 AM 14,192 Views 42 Comments

The Taliban said that the suicide blast that hit families in a park was targeting Christians.

# taliban - Friday 1 January, 2016

Taliban suicide car bomber hits Afghan restaurant popular with foreigners
# Attacks
# Attacks

Taliban suicide car bomber hits Afghan restaurant popular with foreigners

Jan 1st 2016, 5:06 PM 10,869 Views 29 Comments

Three people were wounded by the attack, which the Taliban claimed responsibility for.

# taliban - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Taliban suicide bomber kills 26 in Pakistan
# Terrorist Attack
# Terrorist Attack

Taliban suicide bomber kills 26 in Pakistan

Dec 29th 2015, 4:29 PM 4,969 Views 10 Comments

The man crashed a motorcycle into the main gate of a government office.

# taliban - Sunday 20 December, 2015

'Still my heart is crying': Devastation and anger a year on from school massacre
# Terror
# Terror

'Still my heart is crying': Devastation and anger a year on from school massacre

Dec 20th 2015, 10:30 AM 11,504 Views 7 Comments

More than 130 students were killed in their school by Taliban gunmen.

# taliban - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Families used as 'human shields' during fatal Taliban airport siege
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Families used as 'human shields' during fatal Taliban airport siege

Dec 10th 2015, 10:24 AM 13,305 Views 28 Comments

At least 50 people, mainly civilians, were killed in the attack.

# taliban - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity

Dec 2nd 2015, 8:58 AM 17,186 Views 31 Comments

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri has been detained at the camp without charge.

# taliban - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death

Nov 3rd 2015, 7:51 AM 49,689 Views 206 Comments

The killing happened in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

# taliban - Saturday 3 October, 2015

As many as 20 people killed in alleged US airstrike, including MSF workers
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

As many as 20 people killed in alleged US airstrike, including MSF workers

Oct 3rd 2015, 4:20 PM 15,834 Views 123 Comments

The charity says Washington was fully appraised of the hospital’s location in advance of the strike.

# taliban - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

For the last two years, the Taliban have hidden that their supreme leader is dead
# Mullah Omar
# Mullah Omar

For the last two years, the Taliban have hidden that their supreme leader is dead

Jul 29th 2015, 7:49 PM 20,010 Views 38 Comments

Mullah Omar died in 2013 but the Taliban have recently released quotes in his name.

# taliban - Friday 5 June, 2015

Eight of 10 men reportedly jailed over Malala attack were actually acquitted
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Eight of 10 men reportedly jailed over Malala attack were actually acquitted

Jun 5th 2015, 2:31 PM 9,180 Views 14 Comments

Public prosecutor Sayed Naeem had said they were all sentenced to life in prison – now he claims he was misquoted.

# taliban - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Mystery, super poppy seeds could double how much opium the Taliban can sell
# Heroin
# Heroin

Mystery, super poppy seeds could double how much opium the Taliban can sell

May 10th 2015, 10:30 AM 15,603 Views 59 Comments

It’s the cash crop for the Taliban – and it’s about to get even scarier.

# taliban - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Victims lying in pools of blood after deadly Islamic State suicide attack
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Victims lying in pools of blood after deadly Islamic State suicide attack

Apr 18th 2015, 7:56 PM 18,138 Views 64 Comments

More than 100 people were wounded.

# taliban - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Bullet-ridden bodies of kidnapped aid workers found in Afghanistan
# Taken By The Taliban
# Taken By The Taliban

Bullet-ridden bodies of kidnapped aid workers found in Afghanistan

Apr 11th 2015, 4:20 PM 11,062 Views 41 Comments

The Taliban had demanded the release of some of their colleagues in government custody.

# taliban - Friday 16 January, 2015

School massacre: Devastating before-and-after photos of 4 best friends
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

School massacre: Devastating before-and-after photos of 4 best friends

Jan 16th 2015, 4:53 PM 29,476 Views 37 Comments

“Friends uplift the soul.”

# taliban - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party

Jan 1st 2015, 2:27 PM 13,980 Views 25 Comments

WARNING: Some people may find the images in this post distressing.

# taliban - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Pakistan begins 3 days of mourning after 132 children killed in Taliban school carnage
# Slaughter Of The Innocent
# Slaughter Of The Innocent

Pakistan begins 3 days of mourning after 132 children killed in Taliban school carnage

Dec 17th 2014, 7:13 AM 5,917 Views 33 Comments

There has been worldwide condemnation of the attack, that killed 141 people in total.

# taliban - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

132 students and 9 staff slaughtered in terror assault on Pakistan school
# Massacre
# Massacre

132 students and 9 staff slaughtered in terror assault on Pakistan school

Dec 16th 2014, 5:20 PM 35,497 Views 232 Comments

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has described it as an “outrage that beggars belief”.

# taliban - Monday 1 December, 2014

There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year
# Terror Attacks
# Terror Attacks

There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year

Dec 1st 2014, 7:15 AM 12,848 Views 42 Comments

A new report has detailed incidents across the world.

# taliban - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game

Nov 23rd 2014, 4:32 PM 12,116 Views 37 Comments

WARNING: This article contains a graphic image of those killed in the blast.

# taliban - Monday 20 October, 2014

Taliban toddler says he's going to use AK47 to "shoot people"
# Inside The Taliban
# Inside The Taliban

Taliban toddler says he's going to use AK47 to "shoot people"

Oct 20th 2014, 12:28 PM 11,486 Views 43 Comments

The shocking footage is included in a BBC documentary to be broadcast tonight.

# taliban - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Suicide bomber kills three NATO soldiers near US embassy in Afghanistan
# This Is Still Happening
# This Is Still Happening

Suicide bomber kills three NATO soldiers near US embassy in Afghanistan

Sep 16th 2014, 9:22 AM 3,566 Views 10 Comments

NATO hasn’t yet released the nationalities of the victims.

# taliban - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Opinion: The murder of James Foley will backfire spectacularly on Isis
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Opinion: The murder of James Foley will backfire spectacularly on Isis

Aug 23rd 2014, 7:00 PM 105 Views 181 Comments

Western powers were growing increasingly weary of military engagements in the Middle East – but this provocation will ensure a sustained, focused campaign to eliminate Isis.

# taliban - Friday 13 June, 2014

Former POW Bergdahl back on US soil, will continue medical treatment in Texas
# Controversy
# Controversy

Former POW Bergdahl back on US soil, will continue medical treatment in Texas

Jun 13th 2014, 9:11 AM 8,064 Views 50 Comments

It comes as new letters emerge, suggesting he was in a troubled state of mind before and during his deployment with the military.