Tag Archives: Afghanistan
Taliban Attacks Army Camp In Afghanistan; 41 Killed
Afghan officials say the Taliban have carried out two suicide car bombings at an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, setting of several hours of fighting and killing at least 41 soldiers. Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the province, provided the toll from the attack. An A..
US, Pakistan, China Hold Talks In Muscat On Afghanistan
Senior Foreign Ministry representatives from the US, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan are meeting in the Omani capital on Monday to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The Pakistan team, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, is participating in the four-nation Quad..
Pakistan Can’t Take Responsibility For Peace In Afghanistan:Khawaja Asif
Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that Islamabad cannot take responsibility for peace and security in Afghanistan, adding that effective border management with Kabul is imperative to stop infiltration of terrorists. Speaking at the Asia Society seminar in New York, the minister said that the..
Message To Pakistan: India, Afghanistan To Fight Terror Till Its End
Sending a strong message to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Monday pledged their commitment to jointly fight to end terrorism as the visiting Afghan Foreign Minister minced no words in equating Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad terror groups with Taliban, Al Qaeda and Islamic State in Afghanis..
4 Killed In Market Explosion In Afghanistan
At least four people have died and another 14 wounded in an explosion Sunday in southeastern Afghanistan, according to an official source. The bombing took place at 11.00 a.m. (local time) at a mobile phone market in Khost city, Efe news reported. "As a result of the explosion, four people die..
Taliban Attack Kills 5 In Afghanistan
At least five Afghan policemen were killed and five others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint in the western Badghis province in Afghanistan, a senior police official said. "A group of Taliban rebels attacked a security checkpoint in Kandalan area, in the north edge of provinci..
Pentagon Raises Afghanistan Troop Estimate To 11,000
The Pentagon says there are about 11,000 US troops currently deployed in Afghanistan -- a significantly higher number than was previously disclosed. Officials say the new tally includes temporary and covert units as well as regular forces, BBC reported on Wednesday. It had previously said ther..
Time For India To Play Big Game With Afghanistan Card On Hand
The US President has spelt out the much-anticipated US Policy for Afghanistan and South Asia. Expectedly, there are enough divergent views expressed within the US and elsewhere. What does it hold for India? To recall, the substantive issues are: The policies are to best serve US strategic interes..
Pakistan, US In Backchannel Contacts To Resolve Rifts
Pakistan and the US have established back-channel contacts to resolve differences over key issues after US President Donald Trump singled out Islamabad for supporting terrorism. A group of diplomats, military officials and security experts from the two countries earlier this month held their thir..
Trump Wants India To Help US With Afghanistan ‘Goals’
US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to further develop strategic partnership with India to achieve country's goals in Afghanistan, saying American troops "will fight to win" and "from now on victory will have a clear definition." "We appreciate India's important contributions to stab..