Militants

Militants attack on NATO oil trucks...epa04327133 Afghan fire fighters try to extinguish a burning NATO oil tankers following an attack by alleged militants in Sarharood district of Nangarhar, Afghanistan, 23 July 2014.  EPA/GHULAMULLAH HABIBI

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Afghan firefighters try to extinguish a burning Nato oil tanker following an attack by alleged militants in Sarharood district of Nangarhar, Afghanistan Read more

A NATO helicopter flies overhead Kabul International Airport, during an attack on the airport in Kabul...A NATO helicopter flies overhead Kabul International Airport, during an attack on the airport in Kabul July 17, 2014. Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked the airport on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military, in a year. The airport is home to a major operational base for NATO-led forces that have been fighting insurgents for 12 years. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TRANSPORT POLITICS)

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A Nato helicopter flies over Kabul airport, Afghanistan, during an attack on the terminal by militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades  Read more

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province

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Militant Islamist fighters parade in Raqqa province, Syria, to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic ‘caliphate’ after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service says

Students from an all-girls Catholic school, St Scholastica's College, wear masks depicting kidnapped African school girls in Manila, June 27, 2014. More than 1,000 girls took part in the protest outside their campus aimed at voicing outrage over the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria in April by Boko Haram militants, a school official said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION CRIME LAW)

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Students from an all-girls Catholic school, St Scholastica’s College, wear masks depicting kidnapped African school girls in Manila. More than 1,000 girls took part in the protest outside their campus aimed at voicing outrage over the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria in April by Boko Haram militants, a school official said Read more

Afghan security forces walk near burning NATO supply trucks after, what police officials say, was an attack by militants in the Torkham area...Afghan security forces walk near burning NATO supply trucks after, what police officials say, was an attack by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani-Afghan in Nangarhar Province June 19, 2014. According to officials on Thursday, at least 37 trucks belonging to NATO forces were destroyed after three suicide bombers targeted the NATO supply trucks, with two civilians wounded in the attack.   REUTERS/Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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Afghan security forces walk near burning Nato supply trucks after what police said was a suicide bombing attack on Thursday by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani-Afghan border in Nangarhar province. According to officials at least 37 trucks belonging to Nato forces were destroyed and two civilians wounded in the attack. Read more

People comfort a relative of the victim of a bomb blast at a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan, 09 April 2014. At least 23 people were killed when a bomb ripped through the crowded market in Islamabad on 09 April, amid a fragile ceasefire between the government and Islamist militants. More than three dozen people were injured in the attack.

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People comfort a relative of one of the victims of a bomb blast in Islamabad, Pakistan. At least 23 people were killed when a bomb ripped through a crowded market in Islamabad on Wednesday, amid a fragile ceasefire between the government and Islamist militants.

Taliban militants surrender their weapons in Herat...epa03920206 Former Taliban militants stand behind an rusty old light machine gun as they surrender their weapons under a US-backed Afghan government amnesty program, in Herat, Afghanistan, 23 October 2013. Hundreds of anti-government militants have so far surrendered to the government under an amnesty program launched by Afghan President Hamid Karzai back in 2004. Taliban-led militants have been waging a bloody war against Afghan and NATO forces for a decade, often infiltrating Afghan security forces and carrying out deadly attacks on NATO and Afghan forces.  EPA/JALIL REZAYEE

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Former Taliban militants stand behind a rusty old light machine gun as they surrender their weapons under a US-backed Afghan government amnesty programme, in Herat, Afghanistan on Wednesday. Hundreds of anti-government militants have surrendered to the government under an amnesty programme launched in 2004 by Hamid Karzai, Afghan president. Read more

Egyptian security forces take cover during clashes with suspected militants, not pictured, in the town of Kerdasa, near Giza Pyramids, Egypt, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Egyptian security forces backed by armored vehicles and military helicopters on Thursday laid a siege on an Islamists’ stronghold near Giza Pyramids and exchanged fire with what official news agency identified as “terrorist and criminal elements.” (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

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Egyptian security forces take cover during clashes with suspected militants, not pictured, in Kerdasa, near Giza Pyramids, Egypt, on Thursday

An Afghan security force stands guard as a ambulance arrive near entrance gate of the Presidential palace in Kabul

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An Afghan security force stands guard as an ambulance arrives near the entrance gate of the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday after Taliban militants targeted the palace and the CIA office.

An arrested Taliban fighter is displayed...An arrested Taliban fighter is displayed to the media in Panjwai district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan on May 28, 2013. Suspected Taliban militants killed seven police in southern Afghanistan after persuading the officers to invite them into their checkpoint for dinner, officials said on Tuesday. A total of 14 Afghan police and soldiers have died over the last two days as Taliban insurgents increased attacks as part of their annual "spring offencive" launched last month. AFP PHOTO/ JANGIRJANGIR/AFP/Getty Images

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An arrested Taliban fighter is displayed to the media in Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, on Tuesday. Suspected Taliban militants killed seven police in southern Afghanistan after persuading the officers to invite them into their checkpoint for dinner, officials said. A total of 14 Afghan police and soldiers have died over the past two days as Taliban insurgents increased attacks as part of their annual spring offensive, which started last month. Read more