The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: the Taliban launches what it says is a spring offensive to ‘cleanse’ the country, the Mexican army kills a founder of the Zetas drug cartel, at least 15 people are killed in a soccer game stampede in the D.R. Congo, and Israeli politicians ask that Jewish settlers who carry out hate crimes are classified as terrorists.
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Taliban Ups Attacks Across Afghanistan
The group says it will cleanse the country of ‘the filth of the infidels’ as foreign forces prepare to leave the country for good.
Army Kills Zetas Founder in Gunfight
Violence returns to the region where the country’s drug wars began.
More than a Dozen Killed in Soccer Match Stampede
Panic ensues after police fire tear gas after harassment from angry fans.
Politicians Urge Government to Condemn Extreme Settlers
Officials from left, right and centrist parties want those who carry out hate crimes to be classified as terrorists.
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