Sunday, 2 August 2015

2 security personnel dead in internal fight | Afghanistan Times

2 security personnel dead in internal fight | Afghanistan Times:
One special police unit personnel was killed and two others wounded in the gun battle, he said, adding that one of the wounded was in critical condition.
However, a local resident wished anonymity said a policeman was killed and four others wounded in Qaisar clash.
“Special Police Unit forces were in their way to their bases when Quick Reaction Forces mistakenly opened fire on them taking them as militants,” the source said.

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Four Local Police Killed in Uruzgan Clashes

Four Local Police Killed in Uruzgan Clashes
Four policemen have been killed during a four-day clash between Taliban insurgents and Afghan Local Police members in south-eastern Uruzgan province, local officials said on Saturday.

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Gun-toting criminal gangs rising problem for war-torn Afghanistan

Feature: Gun-toting criminal gangs rising problem for war-torn Afghanistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn
Not only in Baghlan, but in other parts of the conflict-ridden country,the existence of such groups has occasionally created security problems.
Nearly a dozen people were killed and injured as a result of fighting between two armed groups in Khanabad district of the northern Kunduz province two weeks ago which prompted many locals to show leniency towards Taliban militants, enabling them to overrun at least 30 villages in the troubled district, district governor Hayatullah Amiri said.
Armed groups, which are said to have been involved in criminal activities to earn money through black businesses such as extorting farmers and smuggling drugs, have been recruited into the ranks of the Afghan Local Police (ALP), a community police force in the countryside created to defend their communities against the Taliban onslaught.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Mullah Mansoor, New Taliban Leader

Image result for mULLAH MANSOORMansoor was aviation minister during the Taliban's 1996-2001 rule. After the U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban, he was put in charge of political and military affairs in the Supreme Council, a seven-member body which takes major decisions. The same body appointed him to succeed Mullah Omar in a decision announced Thursday, making him only the second man to lead the group since its founding in the mid-1990s. MORE

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Afghan Taliban To Pull Out of Peace Talks

The Taliban reacted by pulling out of peace talks that were scheduled to take place on Friday. The Pakistani government, which was to host the meeting, postponed the negotiations indefinitely.
Afghanistan's government said it regretted the postponement of the second formal face-to-face meeting with the Taliban. In a statement, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Afghanistan "as always, is committed to the peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban movement and hopes that the aforementioned meeting will be held in the near future." Link

Thursday, 30 July 2015

UK Government loses appeal over Afghanistan detention

Government loses appeal over Afghanistan detention - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

It was made in May last year in the case of Afghan farmer Serdar Mohammed, who was held in 2010 on suspicion of being a senior Taliban commander involved in the large-scale production of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Mohammed, who wants damages for unlawful detention and mistreatment that he contends breached the European Convention on Human Rights, was detained from April 7 until July 25 2010 when he was transferred into the hands of the Afghan authorities and sentenced to ten years imprisonment.