Taliban Rejects Afghanistan Offer to Open Political Office Within Country

Taliban narco-jihadis turned down Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer on Sunday to open a political post in Afghanistan, including in the group’s opium-rich birthplace of Kandahar, saying they want international recognition of their existing political office in the Qatari capital of Doha instead.

Taliban spokesman Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said the insurgents did not want a monopoly on power.

Taliban Kills 3, Wounds 13 in Insider Attack Targeting Top U.S. Commander

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for staging an assassination attempt on Thursday carried out by a provincial governor’s bodyguard against the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and Afghan security officials that ended up killing three people and wounding 13 others, including two Americans.

In this photo taken on February 19, 2017, Afghan General Abdul Raziq (C), police chief of Kandahar, poses for a picture during a graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Kandahar province. - An Afghan security chief and a journalist were killed and three Americans wounded on October 18 …

Taliban Terrorists Arrested Wearing Afghan Military Uniforms

Afghan police have arrested at least 14 Taliban jihadists carrying out terrorist activities disguised as members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and using fake identity cards linked to the troops.

Youth in Badakhshan in northeast of Afghanistan close a green fabrics to arm the security forces and announced their were supporting from ANSF. In Badakhshan two districts under Taliban control and the youth with the support of security forces to asked them to work on crack down on Taliban in …

NYT: Rahami’s Father Fought Soviet Army as Afghan Mujahedeen

The father of the suspect in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey is from the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, a known stronghold of the Taliban and its ally al Qaeda, and like Osama bin Laden was part of the Afghan mujahedeen who fought the Soviet Army, reports The New York Times (NYT).

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Afghanistan: Taliban Birthplace Bans Broadcast of Songs by Women

Local officials in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, long considered to be the birthplace of the Taliban, have reportedly banned radio stations from airing songs performed by women, according to various media outlets in the region.

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U.S. to Deploy 500 Soldiers to Afghan Taliban Stronghold

The U.S. Army, in a sign of military escalation, even as President Obama tries to draw down America’s military footprint, is deploying a battalion of 500 infantrymen to volatile Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold.

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