Afghan Taliban seizes control of major border with Pakistan

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan seized control of a major border crossing with Pakistan on Wednesday, one of the most important objectives they have achieved so far during a rapid advance across the country as U.S. forces pull out. Video released by the militants showed their white flag with black Koranic verse flying in place of… Read More Afghan Taliban seizes control of major border with Pakistan

Four Pakistani soldiers dead, six injured following ambush by Afghan militants along border

Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and six others were wounded along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Wednesday in an ambush by militants from Afghanistan, Pakistan’s military said, as the soldiers were doing controversial border fencing work. The soldiers were working on fencing along the border in Zhob district, an area of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, the military… Read More Four Pakistani soldiers dead, six injured following ambush by Afghan militants along border

Two Pakistani soldiers killed, five injured in attack at Afghanistan border

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in cross-border fire from Afghanistan while working on a fence intended to cover nearly all of the disputed 2,500km border separating the countries, the Pakistani military said on Sunday. Though security has improved in Pakistan’s remote areas bordering Afghanistan, sectarian militant attacks, primarily targeting Shi’ite Muslims, still occur. “Pakistani troops… Read More Two Pakistani soldiers killed, five injured in attack at Afghanistan border