Afghan suicide bomb attack kills 16 in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 16 (UPI) -- A suicide bomb attack on a pair of American military vehicles in Kabul Thursday left 16 people dead, including NATO service members, officials said.
Afghan rebel group considers truce

Afghan rebel group considers truce

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A leader of Afghan militant group Hezb-e-Islami said there would be a cease-fire if U.S. forces agreed to pull back to their main military bases.
Hekmatyar: Foreigners blamed for violence

Hekmatyar: Foreigners blamed for violence

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 11 (UPI) -- The presence of foreign fighters on Afghan soil is the reason for lingering conflict, said warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in an interview.

Afghan insurgents hold Maldives conference

MALE, Maldives, May 20 (UPI) -- Delegates from Afghan insurgent groups arrived Thursday in the Maldives to take part in a conference to tackle the crisis in their country, leaders said.

Taliban not at Kabul talks, leaders say

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 23 (UPI) -- A Taliban spokesman in Afghanistan said its members wouldn't have talks with the government in Afghanistan while foreign troops were present in the country.

Militant battle kills 60 in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 7 (UPI) -- At least 60 militants and an unknown number of civilians died in fighting between the Taliban and a rival Islamic group in northern Afghanistan, police said.

Warlord's offer complicates Afghan peace

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A peace initiative offered by Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar could create tensions in the government's plans to court insurgents, lawmakers said.
McChrystal: 3 main insurgent groups active

McChrystal: 3 main insurgent groups active

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The commander of the U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan says the threat to coalition forces comes from three main insurgent groups in the country.

Militant offers to 'help' U.S., coalition

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- An Afghan militant group says it is willing to aid coalition forces in Afghanistan if they prepare to leave the country, the group's leader told CNN.
Karzai set to deal with warlord Hekmatyar

Karzai set to deal with warlord Hekmatyar

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 10 (UPI) -- Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai will negotiate to share power with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, The Sunday Times of London reported.

Ex-congressman, charity in terror case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Missouri has charged an Islamic charity in a terrorism financing case and indicted a former U.S. lawmaker for his alleged involvement.

Hekmatyar wants interim Afghan govt.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Hard-line Islamist and warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar reportedly wants a phased withdrawal of foreign forces and a neutral interim government in Afghanistan.

Taliban reject talks with Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Taliban will not accept a role in Afghanistan's government while foreign troops remain in the country, said a spokesman said.

Rebel: Bin Laden still alive

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 14 (UPI) -- The leader of an insurgent group in Afghanistan said he believes al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is alive but lying low.

Blast kills two NATO troops in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Two NATO soldiers reportedly were killed Tuesday in a roadside bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan, but their nationalities have not yet been released. The BBC reported two other soldiers with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization force were injured in the
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Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (Pashto: ګلبدین حکمتیار Persian: گلبدین حکمتیار) (born 1947) is an Afghan Mujahideen leader who is the founder and leader of the Hezb-e Islami political party and paramilitary group. Hekmatyar was a rebel military commander during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan and was one of the key figures in the civil war that followed the Soviet withdrawal. He was Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 1993 to 1994 and again briefly in 1996. One of the most controversial of the Mujahideen leaders, he has been accused of spending "more time fighting other Mujahideen than killing Soviets" and wantonly killing civilians.

He is currently wanted by the United States for participating in terrorist actions with al Qaeda and the Taliban, and on 19 February 2003 the United States Department of State designated him as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist".

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