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# taliban - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Pakistani Taliban 'now in peace talks with country's government'

The Taliban’s deputy leader made the announcement yesterday – stoking fears about Pakistan’s commitment to fighting the hardline terror group.

# taliban - Monday 5 December, 2011

US vacating air base in Pakistan used by drones

Islamabad demanded the vacation of an airbase used by US drones in response to NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

# taliban - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Afghan students protest US security pact negotiations

Protest follows tribal leaders’ decision to back negotiations for a new security agreement with the US.

# taliban - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Suspected US drones kill 6 in Pakistan

Six alleged militants have been killed by suspected American drone aircraft on the Pakistan-Afghan border.

# taliban - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Thirteen NATO troops and four civilians killed in Kabul blast

The 13 soldiers killed were all American troops. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# taliban - Thursday 20 October, 2011

US 'will not abandon Afghanistan'

Meeting Afghan leaders in an unannounced trip to Kabul, Hillary Clinton urged Karzai to continue engaging in peace talks with the Tablian.

# taliban - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Terror group leader captured in Afghanistan

Haji Mali Khan is a senior figure in the Haqqani group, which is allied to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

# taliban - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Kabul attack ends after 20 hours and leaves 27 dead

The US ambassador to Afghanistan blamed the Pakistani-based Haqqani network for the coordinated attack against the American Embassy and NATO headquarters in the heart of Kabul.

# taliban - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Taliban claims responsibility for attack on embassies in Kabul

The Taliban claims responsibility for blasts in downtown Kabul, as US Black Hawk aircraft enter to patrol the area.

# taliban - Friday 19 August, 2011

Pakistan mosque hit by suicide bombing that kills 40 Pakistan This post contains videos

Pakistan mosque hit by suicide bombing that kills 40

Some 300 people had gathered for Friday prayers and many were on their way out when the explosion occurred.

Watch: Suicide bombings target British Council compound in Kabul Afghanistan This post contains videos

Watch: Suicide bombings target British Council compound in Kabul

The blasts occurred in the early hours of Afghan Independence Day, marking Afghanistan’s full independence from Britain in 1919.

# taliban - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Taliban took around $360m from US funds - report

The US military estimates that Taliban militants and associates took hundreds of millions from US taxpayer funds through “reverse money-laundering”.

# taliban - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Taliban forces who downed US helicopter 'killed by air strikes'

The US military says the insurgents who killed 38 US and Afghani troops have themselves been killed by F16 fighter jets.

# taliban - Monday 8 August, 2011

British soldier accused of cutting fingers from dead militant as souvenirs

The British Ministry of Defence has begun investigating the allegations which centre on a soldier deployed to Afghanistan last year.

# taliban - Sunday 7 August, 2011

Killed US troops 'were from unit which took out Osama bin Laden'

Members of the now-famous Seal Team 6 were among 38 people killed when insurgents shot down a helicopter in Afghanistan yesterday.

# taliban - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Dozens of coalition troops killed in helicopter attack in Afghanistan

The attack has resulted in the worst single-day loss of life suffered by coalition forces the ten-year conflict.

# taliban - Saturday 30 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# taliban - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Afghanistan suicide attack kills 22 including BBC reporter

Three suicide attackers targeting a police station in a south Afghan town have killed at least 22 people, including a journalist working with the BBC.

# taliban - Friday 22 July, 2011

Fifty insurgents killed in east Afghanistan

The militants were killed during two days of fighting in Paktika province.

# taliban - Monday 18 July, 2011

Petraeus hands over command in Afghanistan to take up CIA role

What’s next for the nearly 10-year-old conflict?

# taliban - Sunday 17 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# taliban - Monday 11 July, 2011

US suspends aid to Pakistan military over fears of extremist collusion

Some $800million is being withheld as tensions between the ‘war on terror’ allies continue to ratchet up.

# taliban - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Afghan police 'ran away' from attack on Kabul hotel

A witness describes how police fled from the deadly attack on a Kabul hotel that has shaken public confidence in the ability of Afghan security forces to takeover from the US.

# taliban - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Ten killed as suicide bombers storm landmark Kabul hotel

The Taliban attackers, who were armed with machine guns and grenades, were said to be breaking down doors and “taking guests out of their rooms one by one.”

# taliban - Sunday 26 June, 2011

Taliban uses husband and wife suicide squad in Pakistan

The attack on a police station is the first time the Pakistani Taliban has used a female bomber.

# taliban - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Death toll from Afghan blast revised down to 35

The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast.

# taliban - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Karzai confirms US involved in Taliban peace talks

Afghan president’s comments are the first official acknowledgement of such negotiations.

# taliban - Monday 13 June, 2011

90pc of Afghan 'Taliban fighters' detained by coalition forces in 2010 were civilians - report

Report questions figures released by coalition commander given that the majority of so-called Taliban militants were released within days of arrest – because they were civilians.

# taliban - Sunday 12 June, 2011

34 killed in double bomb attack at Pakistan market

The Taliban has denied repsonsibility for the explosions, which injured dozens of people.

# taliban - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Bomb attacks kill 21 across Afghanistan as Taliban continues spring offensive

The attacks came as the UN released a report showing that May was the deadliest month for civilians in Afghanistan since 2007.

# taliban - Sunday 5 June, 2011

US withdrawal from Afghanistan will only be "modest" - Gates

Ahead of an official announcement, the US defence secretary says Afghanistan is too unstable to lose a major presence.

# taliban - Saturday 4 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your bank holiday Saturday Fix: Strike looms at Aer Lingus; the high-price of government advice; U2′s controversial Glastonbury appearance; a hair-raising announcement from Wayne Rooney; and the accidental Facebook party.

Former Martin advisor expelled from Afghanistan over Taliban talks

A WikiLeaks cable reveals that a former advisor to Micheál Martin was expelled over accusations he held talks with militants.

# taliban - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Militants attack Pakistan checkpoint, killing at least 5

Five security troops were killed on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border when 200 militants attacked a checkpoint earlier today.

# taliban - Monday 30 May, 2011

NATO apologises after botched airstrike kills women and children in Afghanistan

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has asked NATO forces to coordinate airstrikes with his army but it appears NATO did not do so on this occasion.

# taliban - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Suicide bomb kills five at Pakistani police building

Five people have been killed and 30 injured in Peshawar, in the latest suicide bomb attack designed as revenge for the death of Osama bin Laden.

# taliban - Monday 23 May, 2011

Afghan Taliban denies reports that leader Mullah Omar is killed

Afghan press report that Mullah Omar is killed in Pakistan, but the reports are labelled as “absolutely wrong” by the Taliban.

Pakistani Taliban kill 12 in naval base attack

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the city of Karachi that killed at least 12 people and destroyed two US-supplied surveillance aircraft, citing revenge for the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.