Badr at-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video showing a joint operation carried out in cooperation with the Afghan Taliban in the north of Afghanistan.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing five Afghan policemen and wounding at least five others in three bombings in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed attacks in both Afghanistan and Pakistan in a single communique, stating that fighters clashed with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Nangarhar, and bombed explosive experts in Balochistan.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 21 Afghan National Army (ANA) officers and soldiers and wounding 18 others in a suicide bombing Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and a group representative suggested the attack is revenge for enemy airstrikes in Sangin.
The Afghan Taliban’s Health Commission issued a statement on the incident in which unidentified gunmen killed six International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) workers in Jowzjan province, and caused ICRC to halt its operations in the country.
The Afghan Taliban asserted its innocence for the attack on Red Cross aid workers in Jowzjan province in northern Afghanistan, and declared that it will find and punish the “criminals” who perpetrated it.
Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the suicide bombing outside the Supreme Court in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and identified the perpetrator as Tajik.
An Afghan Taliban correspondent claimed that there are “reported undergoing negotiations” to release an American-Canadian couple and their two children in the form of a prisoner swap.
Addressing an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump nearly one week after taking office, Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah urged that he end the “stalemate” in Afghanistan and the prolonger suffering of the Afghan people and withdraw American forces.
Following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the transfer of power from Barack Obama, the Afghan Taliban suggested the new president reverse America’s policies on Afghanistan, or face a “historically shameful defeat”.
The Afghan Taliban boasted that due to its constant strikes on the Farah provincial airbase, the 200 newly-deployed “invader” forces quickly withdrew.
The Afghan Taliban further denied the January 10, 2017 bombing at a government compound in Kandahar, which killed five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Afghan Taliban released a video showing fighters training at al-Farouq Camp, and featuring a speaker defining the group’s “aim,” threatening the U.S., and inviting “other Muslim brothers” to join.
The Afghan Taliban claimed to have shot down an American unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being used “to gather surveillance on Mujahideen fighters” in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.
The Afghan Taliban reiterated that its fighters were not involved in the bombing in Kandahar in which five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were killed, and expressed that it wishes to have good relations with the UAE.
The Afghan Taliban claimed bringing in 6,773 defectors from the Afghan government in 2016.
The Afghan Taliban released a video of two professors who were kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, pleading for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to negotiate for a prisoner swap.
The Afghan Taliban declared that it has no connection to the bombing in Kandahar in which five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were killed.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding over 70 “gunmen” in a twin suicide bombing in the capital, Kabul, targeting a mini bus carrying National Directorate of Security (NDS) workers, and Afghan forces.
The Afghan Taliban remarked on the U.S. deploying an extra 300 troops to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, remarking that it is part of the “final failed efforts of Obama”.