Pakistani forces clash with Afghan protesters at border crossing

Disturbances break out after 56-year-old Afghan dies of heart attack while waiting in the dusty heat to enter Afghanistan. Pakistani forces have clashed with hundreds of Afghans stranded on Pakistan’s side of a commercially vital border crossing with Afghanistan after its closure by the Taliban, Pakistani security officials say. The disturbances broke out on ThursdayContinue reading “Pakistani forces clash with Afghan protesters at border crossing”

Taliban kill Afghan media chief in Kabul, take southern city

The Taliban ambushed and killed the director of Afghanistan’s government media center on Friday in the capital, Kabul, the latest killing of a government official just days after an assassination attempt on the country’s acting defense minister. The slaying comes amid significant Taliban advances. In a major but symbolic victory, the Taliban on Friday appearedContinue reading “Taliban kill Afghan media chief in Kabul, take southern city”

Reuters journalist killed covering clash between Afghan forces, Taliban

Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui was killed on Friday while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan, an Afghan commander said. Afghan special forces had been fighting to retake the main market area of Spin Boldak when Siddiqui and a senior Afghan officer were killed in what they describedContinue reading “Reuters journalist killed covering clash between Afghan forces, Taliban”

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