Free Press Journal
  • US declares 3 Pak men as global terrorists for links to LeT and Taliban

    Washington :  The US on Thursday declared as global terrorists three individuals linked to Pakistan-based terror outfits like the LeT and the Taliban and asked Islamabad to deny sanctuaries to “dangerous” individuals and organisations.

  • Taliban active in 70 percent of Afghanistan: BBC study

    WASHINGTON:  The Taliban are openly active in 70 percent of Afghanistan’s districts, fully controlling 4 percent of the country and demonstrating an open physical presence in another 66 percent, according to a BBC study published on Tuesday.

  • Kabul hotel attack: Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 14 hours, 18 dead

    Kabul: The Taliban’s bloody, 14-hour siege on a major hotel in Kabul finally ended on Sunday, after six assailants terrorized the guests with explosions and gunfire. The attack was the second in eight years at the 200-room Intercontinental Hotel, located on top of a hill. Among those killed were Venezuelan pilots and Ukrainian crew members working for the Afghan carrier Kam Air.

  • Eliminate terrorists if you want aid, US tells Pakistan

    Our expectations are straightforward:  Taliban and Haqqani leadership and attack planners should no longer be able to find safe haven to conduct operations from Pak soil,  Colonel Rob Manni , Pentagon spokesman.

  • Take decisive action against terror groups: US tells Pakistan

    Washington: The US today asked Pakistan to take decisive action against terror groups, including the Taliban and the Haqqani network, operating from its soil, and said it was ready to work with it to combat terrorism.

  • Donald Trump has put Pakistan on notice for harbouring terrorists: Mike Pence

    Washington/Islamabad: US President Donald Trump has put Pakistan on notice for providing safe haven to the Taliban and other militant groups, Vice President Mike Pence has said, warning that the country has much to lose if it does not stop harbouring terrorists on its soil.

  • 20 ISIS, Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least 20 militants belonging to the Taliban insurgent group and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to the Khaama Press, the 201st Silab Corps in the East said the militants were killed during the operations in three different districts in the past 24 hours.

  • Kandahar attack: 40 Taliban insurgents killed

    Kandahar: At least 40 Taliban insurgents were killed and 35 others injured after they attacked security forces’ check-posts in the Kandahar province.

  • Gunmen attack Afghan TV station, one killed

    Kabul: Gunmen stormed a television station in Afghanistan, leaving at least one person dead and three others injured. According to Tolo News, the attack started in the morning when a suicide bomber reportedly detonated a bomb. Two or three gunmen then stormed the building of Shamshad TV.

  • Taliban leader among seven dead in Afghan operation

    Kabul : At least seven Taliban insurgents have been killed and five others wounded following clashes with the Afghan security and special operations forces in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

  • 43 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

    Kabul: At least 43 soldiers were killed and another nine wounded on Thursday in a coordinated attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.  Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the province, provided the toll from the attack. An Afghan security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to release the information, confirmed the toll.

  • Taliban claims responsibility for rocket attacks, says Mattis was target

    Kabul: The Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, saying that US Defense Secretary James Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg were their targets.

  • No Taliban safe havens in Pakistan: Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at UNGA

    Washington: Pakistan today said that it cannot be a “scapegoat” in Afghanistan war and will not endorse any “failed strategy” that will prolong suffering of the people in the region, a month after US President Donald Trump warned Islamabad against providing safe havens to terrorists.