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# taliban - Yesterday’s News

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# taliban - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Horror roadside blast kills 11 members of one family in Afghanistan

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

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

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

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

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

The pair appear pale and unshaven in the video.

# taliban - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

British soldier who murdered injured Taliban fighter denied bail

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

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

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# taliban - Friday 11 November, 2016

Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate

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

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

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'

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

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

# taliban - Monday 4 April, 2016

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

More than 100 people were wounded.

# taliban - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Bullet-ridden bodies of kidnapped aid workers found in Afghanistan

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

“Friends uplift the soul.”

# taliban - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party

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

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

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

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# taliban - Monday 1 December, 2014

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

A new report has detailed incidents across the world.

# taliban - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game

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”

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

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

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

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

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