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Pakistan condemns NATO leak on Taliban support

Pakistan on Wednesday hit out angrily at a leaked NATO report accusing its spies of secretly aiding the Afghan Taliban, saying that pre-dawn air strikes killed at least 20 local Taliban fighters. Pakistan’s alliance with the United States and NATO plummeted to an all-time low after US air strikes killed…

Pakistan Taliban commanders ‘at each other’s throats’

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Al Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban and Pakistani militants have held a series of meetings aimed at containing what could soon be open warfare between the two most powerful Pakistani Taliban leaders, militant sources have said. Hakimullah Mehsud, the head of the Pakistani Taliban, also known as the…

U.S. drone kills 20 as Taliban attack forces in Pakistan

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — A US drone attack killed 20 militants in northwest Pakistan Friday, officials said, while 16 security forces died in Taliban ambushes elsewhere in the frontier region. The missile strike was the first to hit North Waziristan tribal district since a diplomatic furore erupted between Pakistan and the…

7 charged in US in Taliban plot for weapons, drugs

WASHINGTON – Seven people, including two US citizens, were charged in connection with a plot to aid the Afghan Taliban by sending weapons to the insurgents and moving tons of Afghan heroin through West Africa, officials said Monday. The US Justice Department said the two Americans were charged with conspiracy…

Report: Taliban, Afghan govt in talks to end war

Washington Post reports that officials of Taliban and Afghan govt in talks aimed at ending war Secret talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan have begun between representatives of the Taliban and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, The Washington Post reported on its website Tuesday night (link).…

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