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There have been reports in the past of Afghan Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada's death that have proved to be inaccurate. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO).

Taliban chief Haibatullah Akhundzada killed in Pakistan ‘months ago’: Reports

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 08:17 PM IST
  • If the reports of Akhundzada’s death are accurate, he will be the third Taliban chief after Mullah Omar and Mullah Akhtar Mansour to have died in Pakistan.
Supporters of Pakistani religious group rally to celebrate the signing agreement between United States and Taliban, in Quetta, Pakistan.(AP file photo)
Supporters of Pakistani religious group rally to celebrate the signing agreement between United States and Taliban, in Quetta, Pakistan.(AP file photo)

Pakistan sanctions Taliban to avoid global finance blacklist

Islamabad | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2020 11:17 PM IST
Many Taliban leaders, including those heading the much-feared Haqqani network, have lived in Pakistan since the 1980s.
President Donald Trump on Monday said that US peace talks with the Taliban are over and announced that the US military has dramatically scaled up attacks on the insurgents in Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump on Monday said that US peace talks with the Taliban are over and announced that the US military has dramatically scaled up attacks on the insurgents in Afghanistan.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump says Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban are ‘dead’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2019 12:49 AM IST
The announcement followed Trump’s dramatic cancelation of a secret plan to fly Taliban leaders in for direct talks at the Camp David presidential retreat over the weekend.
UN Eenam Gambhir(File photo)
UN Eenam Gambhir(File photo)

India criticizes UN’s failure to show resolve in sanctioning new Taliban leaders

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 01:16 PM IST
Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN Eenam Gambhir said at a UN General Assembly debate on the situation in Afghanistan it is clear that the terrorists who plan attacks against Afghanistan are not interested in peace.
Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint ahead of parliamentary elections, in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP Photo)
Afghan National Army soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint ahead of parliamentary elections, in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP Photo)

Pakistan frees Taliban leader after US talks with militants: Sources

Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 09:37 PM IST
Abdul Ghani Baradar as the most high-profile Afghan Taliban leader detained by Pakistan since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
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