The Taliban threatens to kill 18 South Koreans taken hostage in Afghanistan, prompting the government in Seoul to confirm an earlier plan to withdraw its troops from the country by the end of the year. Separately, the Taliban claims that it has executed two German hostages.
Afghan Taliban rebels killed the second of two German hostages on Saturday after the end of their deadline for Germany to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and the Afghan government to free all Taliban prisoners.
AP via Fox News
Taliban insurgents stop a bus in Afghanistan and kidnap some of the passengers including South Koreans. 2007-07-20 (Context: Afghanistan, South Korea, Taliban)
Pakistani forces rescue Canadian Joshua Boyle, American Caitlan Coleman, and their family, in the Kurram Valley. The family had been kidnapped by the Taliban nearly five years ago in Afghanistan's Wardak Province. 2017-10-12 (Context: Afghanistan, Taliban)
An Afghan soldier kills 3 U.S. troops and injures 1 other in Achin, Nangarhar Province. The Taliban claims responsibility, saying the Afghan soldier was one of several Taliban infiltrators in the Afghan Armed Forces. 2017-06-10 (Context: Afghanistan, Taliban)
A Taliban raid kills at least 20 Afghan police officers in southern Afghanistan. 2017-05-21 (Context: Afghanistan, Taliban)
The Afghan Minister of Defense, Abdullah Habibi and the Chief of Staff of the Afghan National Army, Qadam Shah Shahim, resign after a Taliban attack on Camp Shaheen near Mazar-i-Sharif that claimed over 140 lives. 2017-04-24 (Context: Afghanistan, Taliban)
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