Afghan Taliban ‘seizes control of central Kunduz’

Afghan Taliban ‘seizes control of central Kunduz’

Taliban fighters have seized control of most of central Kunduz, a Taliban spokesman told FRANCE 24, a year after the militants briefly overran the northern Afghan city. The Taliban has taken over central Kunduz but government forces were still in control of the city’s airport, a spokesman for the group told FRANCE 24’s expert on […]

Taliban launch assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban launch assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban fighters mounted a coordinated assault on the northern city of Kunduz overnight, attacking from four directions and entering the city itself, a senior city police official said. Sheer Ali Kamal, commander of the 808 Tandar police zone in Kunduz said the attack began at around midnight (1930 GMT Sunday) and fighting was still going […]

Taliban and Islamic State group both claim Pakistan hospital bombing

Taliban and Islamic State group both claim Pakistan hospital bombing

The Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) group have both claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, that claimed 70 lives. The Jamaatul Ahara faction of the Pakistani Taliban said it “accepted responsibility” for the attack in the southwestern city of Quetta, and vowed more attacks “until the imposition of […]

Kabul hotel assault ends after Taliban attackers killed

Kabul hotel assault ends after Taliban attackers killed

An attack on a Kabul hotel popular with foreign contractors ended Monday after all three Taliban fighters were killed, around seven hours after the assault began with a truck explosion, police said. Police said the standoff with the jihadist fighters had ended with no victims among hotel guests or staff, but one casualty among security […]

Huge blast from Taliban truck bomb rocks Kabul

Huge blast from Taliban truck bomb rocks Kabul

  A massive Taliban truck bomb struck a hotel for foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul early Monday, officials said, just days after the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for 15 years. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the powerful bombing, which occurred close to the US-run Bagram air base north of […]

More than 50 Afghan police killed in two days of fighting with Taliban

More than 50 Afghan police killed in two days of fighting with Taliban

More than 50 Afghan police have been reported killed over the past two days in heavy fighting around the capital of the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Monday. Helmand has been the scene of major offensives over the past year by Taliban insurgents seeking to overthrow the government, forcing the NATO-led military coalition […]