Generations of Fighters – Zubair Massoud Confronts the Taliban’s Rule in Afghanistan

Zubair Massoud, the former advisor to the National Security Council of Afghanistan, is a member of a renowned Afghan family. His family has had a crucial role in Afghan politics and been prominent in confronting the Taliban’s full take over of Afghanistan.

Zubair’s grandfather Burhanuddin Rabbani was one of the most influential Afghan leaders. Rabbani served as a former President of Afghanistan but, later, was assassinated by the Taliban in a suicide bomb attack. His uncle Ahmad Shah Massoud, also spent his life resisting the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan between 1979 to 1989. However, he too was killed by Al-Qaeda operatives posing as journalists in 2001.

Taliban Kills 5 in Retaliation for Being Blamed by Ghani

At least five people have been killed and dozens injured in an attack in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province Thursday. It is alleged that an army base was the target for the attack, but the truck filled with explosives blew up before it reached its target. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a retaliation to the government’s statement that blamed the group for the attacks on Tuesday.

Forty Killed in Afghanistan Attack on Maternity Ward

Forty people, including mothers, nurses, and two newborns, were killed in an attack on a government hospital in Kabul. Fifteen other civilians were injured in the attack, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry, while about 100 people at the hospital were rescued. According to officials, Afghan security forces also killed three assailants involved in the operation after a clash that lasted for several hours.