Tag: Taliban militants

October 4, 2019

Maimed By Taliban For Voting, Afgha...

2014, Taliban militants kidnapped 25-year-old Reza Khoshnood Khurami and cut off parts of two of his fingers that were stained with ink from a polling station. This September, Khurami went to vote again, determined not to be intimidated by the brutal attack

July 19, 2019

Pakistan Elections Expected to Brin...

An area in northwestern Pakistan known for militant activities and the Taliban’s presence holds a special election Saturday. The vote is part of an effort that began last year to merge the former lawless tribal belt into a neighboring province

March 13, 2019

Afghan Chief Executive: Foreign Tro...

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says that Taliban militants and regular Afghans want foreign forces to leave Afghanistan, but that the troops need to stay “until the war is over and peace is restored.” In an interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan in Kabul on March 11, he discussed the talks between representatives of the Taliban and the United States as part of an envisioned Afghan reconciliation process

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