Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Second Bomb in Kabul Targets Police



Suicide bomb attack near PD6 Police HQ in Kabul followed by gunfire. Casualties not known.

Afghan official: 2 separate suicide bombings in Kabul

Afghan official: 2 separate suicide bombings in Kabul - The Globe and Mail

Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said Wednesday that a gun battle between police and an unknown number of armed attackers was ongoing.
Meanwhile a second suicide bomber on foot carried out another attack in eastern Kabul.
Danish said two people were wounded in the attack and the bomber's target was an office belonging to the national intelligence service.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Suicide bombers attack Taliban compound in West of Afghanistan

Suicide bombers attack Taliban compound in West of Afghanistan - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency: 
According to the local government officials, the incident took place late on Sunday night in the restive Shindand district.
Provincial governor’s spokesman Jilani Farhad confirmed the incident and said reports suggest at least two suicide bombers stormed into the compound of a rival group led by Mullah Rasool.
He said the clashes continued for at least half hour before the two suicide bombers were killed during the exchange of fire.

Drone Strike Kills Taliban Shadow Governor


2 tribal elders from Chaparhar gunned down in Jalalabad

2 tribal elders from Chaparhar gunned down in Jalalabad | Pajhwok Afghan News

Yar Mohammad and Haji Seddiq from Chaparhar district were gunned down in Majboorabad area of the city at 8am, the governor’s spokesman said.

Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News Yar Mohammad was a guest of Haji Seddiq and both were killed immediately when they got out of latter’s house.

'Taliban infiltrator' aids police killing in Helmand province

'Taliban infiltrator' aids police killing in Helmand province - BBC News

Local television news reported that the Taliban seized weapons and ammunition from the scene, and that a local hospital had confirmed receipt of at least 11 bodies.
But a Helmand police official made no mention of a Taliban infiltrator in his comments on the attack.
"The Taliban attacked a guard with silenced guns and then entered the check post," Helmand deputy police chief Haji Gulai told Reuters news agency.

Monday, 27 February 2017

IS commander among 4 militants killed in N. Afghanistan

IS commander among 4 militants killed in N. Afghanistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn

The statement came from provincial police chief Rahmatullah Turkistani.
"Acting on tip off, units of police laid ambush against IS fighters in Qushtapa district today morning as a result four insurgents including IS notorious commander for Jawzjan province Mullah Qudrat were killed," Turkistani told Xinhua.

Shrine To Islamist Shows Pakistan's Challenges

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Russia's new game in Afghanistan

Russia's new game in Afghanistan | Afghanistan | Al Jazeera
In December 2016, Moscow disclosed its contacts with the Taliban, the group that is intent on toppling the Afghan government. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that it is sharing intelligence and cooperating with the Taliban to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group's (ISIL, also known as ISIS) militants in Afghanistan.
Moscow has repeatedly declared its concerns about ISIL militants, in many instances exaggerating their presence and power in Afghanistan.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

IS in Afghanistan: How successful has the group been?

IS in Afghanistan: How successful has the group been? - BBC News


IS announced the establishment of its Khorasan branch - an old name for Afghanistan and surrounding areas - in January 2015. It was the first time that IS had officially spread outside the Arab world. Within a few weeks, the group appeared in at least five Afghan provinces, including Helmand, Zabul, Farah, Logar and Nangarhar, trying to establish pockets of territory from which to expand.

Ten Afghan Police Officers Killed In Ambush, Officials Say

Ten Afghan Police Officers Killed In Ambush, Officials Say: 
Mohammad Reza Ghafori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the officers were ambushed on February 24 as they were coming out of a mosque in the Darzab district.
A local police commander was among the dead and his wife was also killed when she rushed to the scene, Ghafori added.
Brigadier General Rahmatullah Turkistani, the provincial police chief, said four militants were killed and six others wounded in retaliatory firing.



Friday, 24 February 2017