Topic archives: Taliban attacks

The grim, deadly reminders that the war in Afghanistan has failed

April 26, 2016 5

Since Australian troops left, Afghanistan has become even more dangerous, writes former foreign correspondent John Martinkus.

Shot in the head, now Malala faces backlash in Pakistan

Shot in the head, now Malala faces backlash in Pakistan

July 18, 2013 17

Pakistani education advocate Malala Youseffzai did not let an attack by the Taliban silence her. Her reward? A backlash, laden with conspiracy theories and victim-bashing.

Rabbani’s assassination ‘a death knell for peace’

September 21, 2011 1

The head of Afghanistan's High Peace Council and former president, Burhanuddin Rabbani, was assassinated in his home yesterday by the Taliban, which has sent a clear message it will not be negotiated with, writes Catherine James, a freelance journalist in Kabul.

Crikey wrap: Afghans head to the polls

August 21, 2009 2

Afghanis headed to the polls on Thursday amidst fears of violent attacks from Islamist Taliban forces, writes Crikey intern Emily Finlay.

Taliban affects Afghan elections

August 21, 2009

Voter turnout for the Afghanistan election may have been as low as 10% in regional areas and 26 people were killed in Taliban attacks, but officials were satisfied with the turnout and have deemed the election a success.

Taliban’s top man: dead or alive?

Taliban’s top man: dead or alive?

August 10, 2009

Conflicting reports abound on whether Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud and his second in charge have been killed in Pakistan, as the struggle for power continues between Taliban factions.

Pakistan’s government must conquer the north-west

May 29, 2009

For all the fallout -- including fresh bombings in the north-west -- Pakistan's government was right to take military action to drive the Taliban from Swat. It must push on.

Imran Khan’s Pakistan diary: Taliban ups the ante

May 29, 2009

"The Taliban's tactic now, according to many analysts here, will be to attack as many of Pakistan's cities as possible", writes Khan. It's all about pressuring the government into a ceasefire deal.

Taliban blasts kill at least 8 in north-west Pakistan

May 29, 2009

The Taliban has fought back in Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province, an area where the government has launched a massive operation against the militants. This comes after it claimed responsibility for an attack in Lahore that killed at least 27 people.