Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, California, is killed during an anti-Taliban operation near Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand. The Army Green Beret was on a foot patrol with other American troops advising Afghan special operations forces where the Taliban have engaged in heavy combat. Thompson is killed by a bomb blast that leaves another American service member and six Afghan soldiers injured.
00Rao Muhammad Shahid IqbalRao Muhammad Shahid Iqbal2016-08-24 13:05:472016-08-25 17:42:59US soldier killed in Afghanistan
Ten people are sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 2012 attack on Yousafzai. The assailant’s conviction and sentences follow a trial that included testimony from both sides, says the source.
00Sara FeldmanSara Feldman2015-04-30 12:11:522015-04-30 12:36:0210 sentenced to life
A Taliban offensive in eastern Afghanistan leaves an estimated 100 civilians dead or wounded, including some women and children who were beheaded, a provincial deputy governor says. The insurgents beheaded at least 15 people, including women and children. Mohammed Ali Ahmadi:
We only have local police forces and a small number of Afghan National Army personnel fighting a huge number of well-armed Taliban in the area.
The militant group shoots Yousafzai in a school bus in Swat Valley, Pakistan. According to the police, the bus was preparing to drive students home after their morning classes, when a member of the Taliban boarded the bus in search of Yousafzai. Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for the Taliban, claims responsibility for the shooting on behalf of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an offshoot of the Taliban movement. The TTP is known for restricting women’s freedom and education. He defends,
She was pro-west, she was speaking against Taliban and she was calling President Obama her ideal leader. She was young but she was promoting western culture in Pashtun areas.
https://newslines.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/attack.jpg180300Sharine Joy LangatoSharine Joy Langato2014-07-18 14:46:272014-07-18 14:46:27Shoots Malala Yousafzai
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