The Afghan Taliban accused a recent report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) of leveraging civilian death count as propaganda against the group and misrepresenting the numbers.
The Afghan Taliban responded to an open letter urging for peace talks and a ceasefire from Barnett Rubin, who currently directs the Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program at the Center on International Cooperation (CIC), asserting Rubin missed “a few crucial points.”
The Afghan Taliban justified its suicide bombing on the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, reassuring civilians that military forces were the sole targets of the attack.
Photo of 2011 Afghan Taliban Attack on Intercontinental Hotel
The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, releasing a full account of the raid, and claiming to have killed and wounded “dozens.”
The Afghan Taliban denied the dissemination of various messages and threats attributed to the group and its officials, stating it is instead “the work of Kabul administration intelligence.”
The Afghan Taliban addressed a message to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, advising him to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and not pursue American interests at the expense of other countries.
The Afghan Taliban released a statement rejecting the presence of foreign fighters in its ranks.
The Afghan Taliban announced that its fighters have advanced into Tarinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province in central Afghanistan, and broke into the prison and engaged the enemy in clashes throughout the city.
The Afghan Taliban warned India that its providing military aid to the Afghan government is viewed as "enmity" for the Afghan people and will "further deteriorate" the relationship between the peoples of both countries.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing nearly 150 police trainers and officers in back-to-back suicide bombings in the capital, Kabul.
The Afghan Taliban issued a final report on the three-man suicide raid at the 10th Directorate National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Kabul, claiming 92 dead and over a hundred wounded.
The Afghan Taliban rejected reports from Human Rights Watch (HRW) about the recruitment of child soldiers in its ranks, and from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on civilian casualties.
The Afghan Taliban followed up on its claim of a suicide attack on TOLO Television employees in Kabul, and described the group’s relationships with “impartial media outlets.”
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 150 among Afghan and “invader” soldiers in an ongoing suicide raid at Kandahar Airfield, and inflicting “heavy losses” to Afghan police in a four-man suicide attack on a police station in Kandahar city.
The Afghan Taliban denied rumors that its leader, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, was wounded and possibly killed in an attack in the Pakistani city of Quetta, and separately, cautioned Russia about reengaging in Afghanistan to stop the mounting Islamic State (IS) threat.