Tag archive for ‘Taliban attack’
By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

6 Soldiers dead, 1 survive Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The Taliban claim they shot the chopper down, initial reports claim there was a mechanical failure, but the end results is that six US soldiers are dead and one narrowly survived. Pentagon and military officials More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 11th, 2013

Malala Yousafzai denied Nobel Peace Prize, anti-chemical weapons group takes top honor

The teen schoolgirl from Pakistan may have been the favorite to win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize announced in Oslo, Norway, but a chemical weapons watchdog won the top award. The Organization for the Prohibition of More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 13th, 2013

US consulate in Afghanistan attacked after anniversary of 9/11 by Taliban, 3 dead

A huge explosion rocked the area near the U.S. consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province early Friday during a heavy gunfight between militants and security forces, officials said. The attackers sped towards More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Nawaz Sharif declares victory in Pakistan election, death toll from attacks rises to 29

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif has declared victory in the country’s general elections as preliminary results showed a clear lead for his party as the death toll across the country rose to 29. Militant attacks More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Taliban captures Turks, Afghan and Russians from NATO helicopter

Taliban insurgents seized an Afghan pilot and nine foreign nationals from a transport helicopter after it was forced to make an emergency landing late Sunday night in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said Tuesday. Taliban More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 12th, 2013

Taliban attack in Afghanistan leaves 13 Afghan soldiers dead, seizing ammunition and weapons

Taliban militants attacked an army outpost near the eastern border with Pakistan on Friday, killing 13 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said. Image/CIA Violence is increasing as the weather conditions have improved, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
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Taliban gun down women in Pakistan for ‘bad character’

More violence broke out in Pakistan this weekend as armed men on a motorcycle killed one woman, shot another, the Pakistan Tribune reports. The Taliban appear to executing terrorist attacks in Pakistan, especially More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 4th, 2013

Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai speaks publicly for the first time since Taliban attack

For the first time since she underwent surgery, 15-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai addresses the world in a moving video. The teenage activist was targeted and shot by Taliban extremists. Yousafzai More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Taliban in Pakistan murders over 20 captured police officers

Government officials say 21 out of 23 tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban have been executed by their captors in northwest Pakistan. Photo/Fast Track via wikimedia commons Naveed More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Malala Yousafzai officially nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The teenage Woman’s Rights activist in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban is officially being nominated for the next Nobel Peace Prize. More than 150 French lawmakers have formally asked the Nobel Committee More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 12th, 2012

World honors school girl Malala Yousafzai with Malala Day

People in Pakistan and around the world observed Malala Day in honour of injured schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai as part of a global day of action for girls’ education. Rallies ceremonies held in several cities around More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Rand Paul calls on Pakistan to stand up for Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is an even bigger icon and role model to girls, women and the people of Pakistan after surviving a life threatening attack by the Taliban. Malala Yousafzai Now Kentucky Republican Rand Paul writes More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Angelina Jolie showing support for Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani teen activist shot by Taliban

Angelina Jolie has composed an essay for the Daily Beast, discussing the tragic shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and how she discussed the situation with her children. 2010 photo by Gage More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 15th, 2012
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Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani girl activst shot by Taliban, airlifted to Britain

The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban last week for advocating girls’ education has been flown to Britain for emergency specialist care, the Pakistani military said on Monday. Malala Yousafzai supplied More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Malala Yousafzai, teenage Pakistani protester, gunned down by Taliban

 Malala Yousafzai was only 11 when she spoke out against the Taliban sweeping through her hometown in 2009. Yousafzai, who wanted to become a physician, became a symbol of defiance against Taliban subjugation, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Al Qaeda calls for escalated protests, killing of ambassadors and Stevens’ death a ‘gift’

The Muhammad video is still blamed for the escalating violence in the Middle East and the attacks on the US Embassies all over the world. Jihad flag photo/António Martins uploaded by Peter593022 via wikimedia commons Tuesday More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 27th, 2012

Taliban in Afghanistan behead 17 as punishment for dance party

From Kandahar, Afghanistan comes a gruesome story. The Taliban beheaded seventeen party-goers, including two women dancers, in Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand province as punishment for a party was held on More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Kabul Still In Chaos As Taliban Attacks Key Facilities

Taliban gunmen armed with suicide vests and heavy weaponry have lauched coordinated attacks in Kabul, targeting NATO’s headquarters, the US embassy and the Afghan intelligence agency days after the anniversary More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

US Embassy in Afghanistan under attack by Taliban

A complicated attack involving multiple gunmen and apparent suicide bombers was underway in the heart of the Afghan capital Tuesday morning, and one of the primary targets was the U.S. Embassy. Mohammed Zahir, a More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Pakistan flood homeless toll put at over 4 million: ‘Letter to frame context’

More than four million Pakistanis have been made homeless by nearly three weeks of floods, the United Nations said on Thursday, making the critical task of securing greater amounts of aid more urgent. The U.N. had More...

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