Tuesday, 28 June 2016

US drone kills 4 in Afghanistan’s Kunduz

PrS drone kills 4 in Afghanistan’s Kunduz

On June 25, a number of militants and several civilians in custody of the Taliban were killed in a drone strike in the same volatile region.

US drones

37 IS militants killed in E. Afghan operations

37 IS militants killed in E. Afghan operations - Xinhua | English.news.cn
Some 44 IS militants were also wounded during the latest cleanup and military operations launched by Afghan army, police and allied militiamen in Kholgai, Janjal Ghondai and Seapy areas of Kot, it said in a statement.
The joint forces defused 29 landmines planted by IS militants recently besides clearing more than 40 villages of the militants, according to the statement.
Sporadic clashes have been continuing between security forces and IS militants in the district since early Friday after the militants attacked security checkpoints and set on fire several houses.
More than 150 IS militants, eight civilians and at least two security force members have been killed since the start of the clashes in the remote district,

Who Are The Hazaras?


Afghan Warlord Scuppers Peace Initiative

The comments by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar came after his Hezb-i-Islami effectively scuttled the deal, drafted weeks ago, with new demands.
Hekmatyar offered a lengthy diatribe against Kabul in the Daily Shahadat magazine belonging to his group. The article was published on Monday, under his pen name Haqpal.
He said he wanted the Afghan government dissolved because "the majority does not accept it." Link






Monday, 27 June 2016

Night Time In Kabul

Dying for Canada for $40 a day in Kabul

Dying for Canada for $40 a day – Canadian diplomats in Kabul pass the buck on foreign guards killed in blast | Ottawa Citizen
Families of the dead have said they have been left high and dry by the Canadian government. They are also not getting any answers about why the guards weren’t being shuttled around in a proper vehicle….particularly considering the likelihood of attacks in Kabul and the rest of the country.



Dozens killed as Islamic State pushes for territory in Afghanistan

Dozens killed as Islamic State pushes for territory in Afghanistan

The assault comes just three months after the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, said the militant movement had been wiped out in Afghanistan.
Afghan extremist fighters set up an offshoot of the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil) in 2014 and have since fought both the Government and Taliban to increase their influence.
The US military estimates between 1,000 and 3,000 Isil fighters are in Afghanistan, mostly comprised of disaffected Pakistani and Afghan Taliban, as well as Uzbek Islamists and locals.

Queen strips Army hero of Military Cross Afghanistan report was 'sexed up'

Queen strips Army hero of Military Cross Afghanistan report was 'sexed up' | Daily Mail Online
This week the Queen will rescind his Military Cross – the third highest gallantry award. It is understood to be only the second time the Queen has withdrawn a bravery award.


Sunday, 26 June 2016

3 police killed in Kandahar insider attack

3 police killed in Kandahar insider attack | Pajhwok Afghan News
The incident took place in Tora post area, the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the attackers had connections with the Taliban and the duo had fled after killing three police. The two also took away some weapons with them.
Local officials did not speak about the latest green-on-blue attack, for which the Taliban had claimed responsibility.