Islamic fundamentalist nationalist movement in Afghanistan which has its roots in neighboring Pakistan.
The Taliban (which translates as “students”) were in power in Afghanistan from 1996-2001 and enforced their strict interpretation of the Sharia law. Since the US-led invasion in 2001 and the toppling of the Taliban regime, the insurgents are again on the rise.
In an interview with DW, Ahmad Waqas Goraya, a blogger who went missing in Pakistan last month, says he has never been involved in any anti-state or anti-Islam activity. He also opens up about his ordeal in captivity.
An assassin set off an explosive device during a protest rally of chemists and pharmaceutical manufacturers in front of the provincial government building in the city center of Lahore. At least 13 people died and more than 80 were injured, officials say. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban claimed the attack.