July 23, 2021

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

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From BBC Afghanistan has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period. President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to follow the government’s lead and enter peace talks. In extraordinary scenes, militants have been embracing security force members and taking selfies with citizens. […]

Pakistanis hunt militants behind blast that killed at least 70 [Christians targeted]

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From Newsmax Pakistani authorities on Monday hunted members of a Taliban faction which once declared loyalty to Islamic State after the group claimed responsibility for an Easter suicide bomb targeting Christians that killed at least 70 people. The brutality of Sunday’s attack by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the group’s fifth bombing since December, reflects the movement’s attempts to […]

Pakistan Taliban: Peshawar school attack leaves 141 dead

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BBC News The BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil reports from Peshawar: ”It started as a normal school day… but it turned into a massacre” Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children, the military say. Officials say the attack in the north-western city is over, with […]