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Taliban leader Mulla Omar dead says report

The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, a BBC report said quoting Afghan officials. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources were quoted as saying by BB

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Taliban attacks Afghan parliament

A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as lawmakers met to consider a new defence minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive.

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Pakistan chopper crash kills foreign envoys

A Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats to inspect a tourism project crashed on Friday killing seven people, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors.

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Pakistan in mourning as Taliban kill 132 students

Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency

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Americans split over prisoner swap issue

Americans are deeply divided over whether the Obama administration did the right thing by swapping five Taliban leaders to win the freedom of Afghanistan prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, according to Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Friday.

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US soldier flies to freedom after Afghan prisoner swap

The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was being flown to a US military hospital in Germany on Sunday, after he was dramatically freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in C

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Afghan team in Dubai to meet Taliban figures

A delegation from Afghanistan's High Peace Council has travelled to Dubai to meet former and current Taliban figures, in the hope of laying the groundwork for peace talks to end Afghanistan's long conflict, sources familiar with the move

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Start talks with Taliban or leave, Karzai tells US

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai appeared to stiffen his resolve on Saturday not to sign a security pact with Washington, saying the United States should leave Afghanistan unless it could restart peace talks with the Taliban. &q

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Pakistan Taliban secretly bury leader

Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of revenge suicide bombings. The Pakistani government denounced th

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Taliban vows revenge as top leader killed

Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of suicide bombs in revenge. The Pakistani government denoun

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