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  • Global News Blog Kabul suicide bomber attacks target foreigners, most of them Indians

    A Kabul suicide bomber attack on a hotel and guest house in Kabul claimed about 18 lives on Friday, with half the casualties apparently Indians. It puts a spotlight on India's and Pakistan's jockey for influence in Afghanistan.
    02/26/2010 11:51 am

  • Can Afghanistan Taliban absorb blow to Quetta Shura?

    The Afghanistan Taliban is under pressure with 7 of 15 members of its top leadership council, the Quetta Shura, recently arrested. But still in place are senior leaders who might step up and other senior Taliban councils responsible for different parts of the country.
    02/25/2010 06:42 pm

  • Afghanistan war: Who’s who in the Taliban leadership

    In the Afghanistan war, the Taliban’s leadership council, or the Quetta Shura, has had 7 of its 15 Afghan members arrested in Pakistan in recent days. Here's a look at the key players in the Afghan Taliban leadership.
    02/25/2010 01:27 pm

  • Global News Blog What's the Quetta Shura Taliban and why does it matter?

    Pakistani officials arrested half the Afghan Taliban leadership – 7 of 15 members of the Quetta Shura Taliban - including the Taliban commander in charge of stopping the US troop surge in southern Afghanistan. What is the Quetta Shura and why might these arrests be critical to the war in Afghanistan?
    02/24/2010 05:33 pm

  • Half of Afghanistan Taliban leadership arrested in Pakistan

    MONITOR EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan officials told the Monitor they have arrested nearly half – 7 of 15 – members of the Afghan Taliban's senior leadership council in recent days, including the Taliban head of military operations in Afghanistan.
    02/24/2010 11:22 am

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