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

At least fifteen dead following stampede as thousands of Afghans apply for visas to Pakistan

At least 15 people were killed in a stampede among thousands of Afghans gathered to apply for visas for neighbouring Pakistan in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, officials said. Thousands of Afghans had congregated on the open ground, usually used for sports or public gatherings, waiting to collect tokens needed to apply for… Read More At least fifteen dead following stampede as thousands of Afghans apply for visas to Pakistan

Twenty-two dead following clashes at Afghanistan-Pakistan border

Afghanistan accused Pakistan on Friday of killing 15 civilians during clashes at a border crossing where crowds were jostling to cross for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. On Pakistan’s side, hospital officials reported seven deaths from the flare-up between the Asian neighbours who are U.S. allies but often trade accusations of backing militants. The… Read More Twenty-two dead following clashes at Afghanistan-Pakistan 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