Tag: Afghanistan

Gunmen killed seven in attack on NATO convoy in Pakistan

Suspected Taliban fighters attacked trucks ferrying supplies to forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Afghanistan late Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and torching nearly 50 of the vehicles, police officials said. The attack took place at a…

20 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

On Tuesday morning a Taleban suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the US-founded Counterinsurgency Academyin Kabul, killing at least 20 people including eight Americans and an Afghan army officer, and injuring 47 others, security officials said.  NATO declined to comment whether any…

Taliban threatens new attacks in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP)— The Taliban threatened Saturday to launch a fresh offensive across Afghanistan this coming week, as President Hamid Karzai said international forces have yet to secure large parts of the country.

Obama security team meets on Pakistan, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (DAWN): US President Barack Obama meets Thursday with his national security team amid fresh concerns in the wake of last week’s failed car bombing in New York for which a Pakistani-American is in custody.

Taliban fighters launched new series of attacks

Afghan Interior Ministry stated that Taleban bombers equipped with suicide vests and automatic weapons attacked government buildings in western Afghanistan early Wednesday. According to Interior Ministry spokesman Zamarai Bashary, several attackers were killed by Afghan forces, while the rest were holed up in…

The financial state of Al Qaeda and the Taliban

By Michael Jacobson Counterterrorism Blog As my colleague Matt Levitt wrote, the Washington Institute recently hosted David Cohen, the Treasury assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes, as part of its lecture series with senior counterterrorism officials.