Free Press Journal
  • Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

    Kandahar: A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded several more in an attack on a convoy of Afghan soldiers in Helmand province today, an official said. It was the latest in a series of deadly blows to Afghanistan’s beleaguered security forces and yet again underlined spiraling insecurity in the war-torn nation. “A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-filled car as the Afghan National Army convoy passed a small market

  • Young Afghans being trafficked to Pak to learn ways of Taliban

    Kabul : Police in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province have revealed that young Afghans are being taken illegally to Pakistan’s south western Baluchistan province to study in religious seminaries or madrassas to learn the ways of the Taliban.

  • Taliban kidnap 70, kill 7 in southern Afghan

    Kabul : The Taliban have kidnapped 70 Afghans over the past four days in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan and killed seven of them, Efe news reported on Sunday, quoting a source.

  • ‘Pak created terror groups to check India, Afghanistan’

    Washington : Pakistan created terror groups such as the Taliban, the Haqqani network and the Lashkar-e-Taiba to keep India “off balance” and protect Islamabad’s interests in war-torn Afghanistan, according to former US diplomats and officials.

  • 32 militants killed in Afghanistan

     Kabul : Up to 32 armed insurgents were killed as government forces launched a counter offensive to foil Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan, provincial police chief Ekramudin Sarih said on Tuesday.

  • ISIS looking to catch Pakistani youth ‘online’

    Young Pakistanis, both men and women, educated or otherwise have fallen prey to being lured by extremism and commitment to jihad. One such example can be sited through the life of 20-year old Noreen Leghari, a medical student who joined the ‘daesh’ at the brim of her education.

  • Indian origin Canada minister urged to resign for inflating military record

    Ottawa: Canada’s opposition called for Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan to resign or be sacked for overstating his military record in Afghanistan during a speech in India. Sajjan, a decorated former military intelligence officer, erroneously claimed last month to have been the “architect” of Canada’s largest military operation since the 1950s, known as Operation Medusa.

  • Don’t appease Afghan terror groups: India

    United Nations : Recalling the tragedies of 2001, India has warned against appeasing terrorist organisations operating in Afghanistan.

  • Cops forced Muslim woman to remove hijab

    New York : A Muslim woman has filed a lawsuit in a court here alleging that police officers forced her to remove her hijab and snapped photos of her after ‘false arrest’.

  • Taliban suicide bombers attack court in Pak, 7 killed

    Peshawar : Seven persons, including a lawyer, were killed and 21 others injured today when heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers stormed a court in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the latest terror attack in the country.

  • 130 terrorists killed, 350 held in Pak’s anti-terror drive

    Lahore/Peshawar : More than 130 suspected terrorists have been killed and over 350 people, mostly Afghans, arrested in Pakistan as part of a nationwide crackdown by security forces following a string of suicide bombings in the country.

  • Ex Pak envoy to US questions Kashmir policy

    Washington: Questioning Pakistan’s decades- old Kashmir policy, a former top envoy of the country has said even resolving the issue would unlikely address the challenge of terrorism, sectarian conflict or the Taliban abandoning its goal of establishing an “old Islamic order” in Afghanistan.

  • Sartaj Aziz to visit India, hints at easing of hostility

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s foreign policy chief, Sartaj Aziz, has said that he plans to attend the Heart of Asia Conference in India on December 3 and suggested the visit could be used to “defuse the tension” between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

  • Blast kills 4 in largest US base in Af

    Kabul : At least four people were killed early in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, NATO said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the major security breach. The explosion struck at dawn inside the heavily fortified Bagram Airfield north of Kabul, as the Taliban step up attacks on Western targets before the onset of winter, when fighting usually ebbs, reports AFP.

  • Afghan Taliban use drone to film suicide attack

    Kabul : The Afghan Taliban have released aerial footage of a suicide car bombing in southern Helmand province, marking the first time the media-savvy militant group has used a drone to record an attack.