Face-covered militants who they say are Talibans pose with an RPG in Zabul province, southern of Kabul, Afghanistan Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. A Taliban commander said in a sit-down interview that insurgent fighters will battle "Christian" troops until they leave Afghanistan and a fundamentalist government is established in Kabul, warning …

New Taliban Leader Preached Openly in Pakistan for 15 Years

The new chief of the Afghan Taliban Haibatullah Akhundzada “openly taught and preached” at the at the Al Haaj mosque in Pakistan for 15 years and left two days after he was named the jihadist group’s new leader in May, Reuters exclusively reports, citing the leader’s associates and students.

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Rahami’s Father: FBI ‘Didn’t Do Their Job’ When Warned About My ‘Terrorist’ Son

The father of Ahmad Khan Rahami, the suspect linked to the bombings in New York and New Jersey last weekend, claims the FBI ignored his appeal to “keep an eye” on his “terrorist” son who was interested in jihadi groups like al-Qaeda, the New York Times (NYT) learned during a series of interviews with the elder Rahami this week.

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Jihadist Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 70 at Pakistan Hospital

A jihadist of the Taliban Islamic terror group blew himself up Monday morning in a hospital in Quetta, the capital of the volatile Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 70 and wounding 120 more.