Afghan Taliban spokesman confirms Mullah Omar death

PESHAWAR:  A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban Thursday confirmed the death of Mullah Omar and asked the Muslims especially Afghans to pray for the departed soul. In a statement issued on behalf of the...

Afghan Taliban name Akhtar Mansoor as new chief, Haqqani, Yaqoob as deputies

PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban have appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new supreme leader, after the announced death of Mullah Omar. According to reports, the Afghan Taliban shura held meetings Wednesday night after the...

US drone strikes kill 20 IS militants in Nangarhar

KABUL: An Afghan official has said that two separate drone strikes in an eastern province of Afghanistan have killed 20 suspected militants affiliated with Daesh (IS). Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the governor of...

Taliban capture district in Afghanistan’s Helmand province

LASHKAR GAH: Afghanistan's Taliban have captured a district in the southern province of Helmand that foreign troops struggled to secure for years, in the latest setback for Afghan government forces now largely battling the...

Afghan president confirms Mullah Omar’s death

KABUL:  Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani has confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Omar. In a press release issued by the Office of Afghan President, on Wednesday, he said that the government of...

Afghan Taliban reject reports about Mulla Omar death

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban have rejected reports that Taliban chief Mullah Omar is dead, VOA reported. A Taliban spokesman, when contacted by VOA, insisted that the group's leader “is very much alive” and the...

Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’: report

KABUL: The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Omar, has died, a report on the BBC website quoted unnamed Afghan government sources as saying on Wednesday. The reclusive leader died two to three years...

Car bombing kills 2 civilians in northern Afghanistan

KABUL: A police official says a car bombing in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed two civilians and wounded 11. Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for the police chief in Kunduz province, says the blast...

21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight in Afghanistan

KABUL: A shootout at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and another 10 wounded, an official said Monday. Jaweed Basharat, the governor of Baghlan province, said a gunfight broke...

At least 110 soldiers surrender to Taliban in Badakhshan

KABUL: At least 110 soldiers have surrendered to Taliban militants in Badakhshan province, an official says and Taliban claim. Abdullah Naji Nazari, head of the provincial council of Badakhshan says that 180 soldiers who...

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