Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school, 132 students dead. More than eight hours after militants slipped into the heavily guarded compound through a back entrance, the army declared the operation to flush them out over, and said that all nine insurgents had been killed. By Jibran Ahmad and Mehreen Zahra-Malik, Reuters, December 16, 2014: MULTIMEDIA
Hakimullah Mehsud killed by drone, Pakistan Taliban say.
The U.S. strike targeted Hakimullah Mehsud's vehicle in the Dande Darpakhel, some 5km (3miles) north of the region's main town, Miranshah. BBC News, November 2, 1013: TEXT | VIDEO
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Taliban return to Afghan town that rose up and drove out its leaders. “The Taliban are using people as shields and are firing on security forces from civilian houses,” said Haji Abdur Rab, head of Gizab’s development council. By Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian, October 27, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES | MAP
Fears of Taliban assassinations increase. Describing 2013 as “very important”, he predicted the Taliban would launch “high-profile attacks to create the perception of insecurity” and attempt to assassinate political and military leaders. By Victor Mallet, The Financial Times, April 3, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
- FT interview with Gen Joseph Dunford, commander of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), and of US forces in Afghanistan. Transcript: Gen Joseph Dunford. Conducted April 2 2013 by Victor Mallet: TEXT