Saturday, 21 October 2017

Early morning rocket attacks hit near NATO compound in Kabul

Early morning rocket attacks hit near NATO compound in Kabul’s ‘Green Zone’ - The Washington Post: 
The explosions just before 6 a.m. echoed through the city's Shash Darak neighborhood, where the Afghan Defense Ministry and some foreign embassies are also located. No culprits have been identified, officials said.
About 12 hours earlier, a massive suicide bomb attack on a Shiite mosque on the southwestern fringes of Kabul killed 39 people and injured another 45.


Friday, 20 October 2017

Mosque Attacks Update

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers - BBC News

A gunman entered a Shia Muslim mosque in Kabul before opening fire and detonating an explosive, killing at least 39 worshippers.
An attack on a Sunni Muslim mosque in Ghor province killed 20 people.
No groups have so far said they carried out the attacks but so-called Islamic State (IS) has previously targeted Shia mosques across Afghanistan.



Thursday, 19 October 2017

2 Americans dead in Afghanistan 'green-on-blue' attack

2 Americans dead in Afghanistan 'green-on-blue' attack: One member of the US military and one civilian were killed, while one service member and two civilians were wounded, “during an attack near a coalition base by an unknown assailant,” said the US command in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Taliban suicide attackers kill scores of Afghan soldiers in Kandahar

Taliban suicide attackers kill scores of Afghan soldiers in Kandahar | World news | The Guardian

The attack on Wednesday night on an outpost in Kandahar’s Maiwand district left only two soldiers of a 60-strong unit unharmed, according to the defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri. Nine soldiers were injured and six are still missing, he said.
Marking the deadliest week in the country since the announcement of Donald Trump’s new strategy to turn the Afghan war around, the attack adds to an unusually high death toll for Afghan government forces. Nearly 800 soldiers and police officers were killed in September.

Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers

Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers - BBC News
The attack, which happened in the Chashmo area of Maiwand district, is the third major assault on Afghan security forces this week.
The Taliban said it was behind the early morning bloodshed.
Two days earlier, suicide bombers and gunmen belonging to the group killed at least 41 people when they stormed a police training centre in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez.



Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Death toll in Afghan suicide attacks rises to 80

Death toll in Afghan suicide attacks rises to 80 —officials | News | GMA News Online: 


The deadliest of Tuesday's assaults was on a police compound in the city of Gardez in Paktia province where Taliban militants disguised as police detonated three explosive-packed vehicles — including a truck and a Humvee — that cleared the way for 11 gunmen to enter.
At least 60 people, including Paktia police chief Toryalai Abdyani and civilians waiting to collect documents, were killed in the blasts and ensuing battle that lasted around five hours, Gardez deputy director of health Hedayatullah Hamidi told AFP.
Some 236 people were also wounded in the assault,

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Dozens Killed in Taliban Attacks

In Southern Ghazni Province, the militants attacked a police station and a checkpoint in the center of Andar District, leaving 15 policemen dead and 12 others injured, according to provincial authorities.
Elsewhere in Western Afghanistan, Farah Province’s police chief Abdul Maruf Fulad said the Taliban attacked a government compound in Shibkho district and left at least three security forces dead.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for all the assaults. More


41 people, including chief, killed in attack on Afghan police headquarters

41 people, including chief, killed in attack on Afghan police headquarters - CNN


5 attackers entered the building, leading to a five-hour gunbattle between them and police.
The Patkia provincial police chief was killed in the gunbattle, Danish said. The five attackers who entered the building were also killed.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Afghan official: Taliban kill 4 police in Kandahar assault

Afghan official: Taliban kill 4 police in Kandahar assault | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Gen. Abdul Raziq, the provincial chief police, says the militants attacked checkpoints in the Maruf district late Sunday, settling off several hours of heavy fighting. He says Afghan forces eventually repelled the attack, causing "heavy casualties" among the militants.