Terrorist attacks on Afghanistan

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  1. airtel

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    Afghanistan: 26 soldiers killed, 13 others injured in Taliban attack on Kandahar base
    Firstpost • Jul 26, 2017 15:10 IST

    By AFP







    Kandahar: At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to the country's struggling security forces.

    The militants "attacked an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last night," MoD spokesman General Dawlat Waziri said.

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    Afghan soldiers "bravely resisted", he added, killing more than 80 insurgents.

    Residents in the area described an hours-long attack launched by a 30-strong convoy carrying "hundreds" of Taliban who assaulted the base from multiple directions.

    Air support was called in, several residents told AFP, though that was not immediately confirmed by officials. The insurgents claimed the attack via their Twitter account.

    The resurgent Taliban have been ramping up their campaign against beleaguered government forces, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country during the summer fighting season when the warmer weather tends to spur an increase in militant attacks.

    Afghan security forces – beset by a high death toll, desertions and non-existent "ghost soldiers" on the payroll – have been struggling to beat back insurgents since US-led NATO troops ended their combat mission in December 2014.

    Casualties among Afghan security forces soared by 35 percent in 2016, with 6,800 soldiers and police killed, according to US watchdog SIGAR


    The insurgents have carried out more complex attacks against security forces in 2017, with SIGAR describing troop casualties in the early part of the year as "shockingly high".

    In April at least 135 soldiers are believed to have been killed on a base outside the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, one of the deadliest ever Taliban attacks on a military installation. Some sources put the toll as high as 200.

    While in early March gunmen disguised as doctors stormed the Sardar Daud Khan hospital – the country's largest military hospital – in Kabul, killing dozens.

    The Taliban have a heavy presence in poppy-growing Kandahar province and have launched repeated attacks on security forces there, including multiple assaults on military bases in May which killed dozens of soldiers.

    A recent UN report showed Kandahar, which lies on the border with Pakistan, was also one of the most dangerous places in the country for civilians.

    More than 70 villagers were kidnapped by the Taliban over the weekend, officials said. Seven were found dead and some 30 returned, while Afghan police have launched a search and rescue operation for the remainder of the missing.

    Afghan forces now control 59.7 percent of the country, up from 57.2 percent the previous quarter, according to SIGAR.

    The Taliban and other insurgent groups meanwhile saw their areas of control or influence increase slightly from about 10 percent to 11.1 percent.



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    31 dead in Kabul car bomb attack claimed by Taliban
    By Ehsan Popalzai, Euan McKirdy and Angela Dewan, CNN
    Updated 1:53 AM EDT, Tue July 25, 2017
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      • NEW: UN secretary-general issues condemnation of attack
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    (CNN)The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Kabul that left at least 31 people dead,as the Islamist fundamentalist group ratchets up an offensive across Afghanistan.

    The blast happened at around 6:40 a.m. Monday (10:10 p.m. ET Sunday) when a Toyota Corolla exploded in the city's west, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told CNN.

    It is the latest in a string of attacks in recent days by the Taliban, which said it had captured two districts in northern and central Afghanistan at the weekend.


    Marines facing 'discouraging' challenges in Afghanistan

    In a statement released by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid, the group said the Kabul bomb's target was a bus carrying Afghan intelligence staff, but Danish said that all the victims were civilians, including some employees of the Ministry of Mining and Petroleum. Women and children were among the dozens injured, Danish said.

    Saleem Rasooli, head of Kabul hospitals, put the death toll at 29 and said at least 40 others were injured in the blast.

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    A witness told CNN he saw injured people in the streets and others yelling in the bombing's aftermath.

    "In the morning I was sleeping when I heard a loud boom, which woke me up," said 33-year-old Safiullah, who gave only his first name.

    He looked out of a window in his home and saw plumes of smoke rising from the site as people ran in a panic.

    Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and President Ashraf Ghani both condemned the attack.

    "I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on civil servants in Kabul today," Abdullah said in a tweet.

    "Our security institutes will hold perpetrators accountable."

    Ghani's office said in statement: "The enemy of Afghanistan can't face our forces in battle field so they target innocent civilians."


    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack, saying "the deliberate targeting of civilians constitutes a grave violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and may constitute a war crime."

    The uptick in violence comes as President Donald Trump mulls sending more US troops to Afghanistan, amid no signs that the Taliban is weakening.

    There are about 8,400 US troops in the country at the moment. The US counterterrorism mission there, which also fights ISIS, is separate from a NATO-led effort to train, advise and assist the Afghan army and police force to fight the Taliban.

    More than 1,600 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in the first half of the year, UN figures show, a record high in the 16-year war.

    CNN's Ehsan Popalzai reported from Kabul and Chieu Luu contributed to this report.



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    2 big attacks in 2 days .
     
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    ISI terrorist attack will be matched by TTP. sit back, relax and see porkies getting in line to be bbq'd.
     
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    The saving grace is that 80 ISI sponsored Talibs were killed too in the Kandahar attack.
     
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    At Least 20 Killed in Shiite Mosque Attack in Afghanistan

    The assault on the Jawadya mosque in Herat, which is close to Afghanistan's border with Iran, came a day after the Islamic State group claimed a deadly attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul.
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    Updated:August 1, 2017, 11:46 PM IST
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    Herat:
    A suicide bomber and a gunman killed more than 20 people at a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's main western city of Herat on Tuesday, the latest attack to highlight a deteriorating security situation in the country.

    The assault on the Jawadya mosque in Herat, which is close to Afghanistan's border with Iran, came a day after the Islamic State group claimed a deadly attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul.

    "More than 20 bodies, and more than 30 wounded have so far been brought to the hospital," after the mosque attack, Rafeeq Shirzai, a spokesman for the hospital, told AFP.

    Herat police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada said the assault happened around 8:00 pm (local time) when "a terrorist attack was carried out on a (Shiite) mosque in the third security district of Herat city".

    "Based on our initial information two terrorists were involved one of them wearing a suicide vest, who detonated himself while the second one was armed with a rifle. They are both dead," he added.

    A reporter for AFP said he had seen a number of bodies brought out of the mosque, leading to fears of a heavy death toll.

    He reported seeing a body torn to pieces at the entrance, possibly that of the attacker, while others were lying in pools of blood inside, some still crying and moving.

    Afghan interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish initially said he thought it was a car bomb and tweeted that there was a possibility that it was a improvised explosive device. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but IS has been targeting Shiite minority crowds and mosques in Afghanistan for around a year.

    The attack comes a day after an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, which was claimed by the Islamic State group (IS), killed two people.

    IS has been expanding its footprint in eastern Afghanistan and has recently claimed responsibility for several devastating attacks in Kabul.

    But experts have previously questioned whether there are direct links between the group's local affiliate Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-K) and the central IS command.

    Yesterday, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Iraqi embassy, allowing at least three other militants to breach the compound, unleashing an hours-long gun battle.

    The interior ministry later confirmed that two people -- a woman and a guard -- had died and two were policemen injured.

    A security source, who declined to be named, said IS could prove to be more dangerous than the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    Unlike the Taliban which has friends and foes among the international community, IS considers everyone their enemy and will keep attacking soft targets, he said.


    http://www.news18.com/news/world/bl...f-herat-kills-at-least-15-police-1479965.html
     
  8. IndianHawk

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    Seems like afghanistan and pakistan will be the new Shia Sunni war front.

    Iran will be forced to interfere in Afghanistan now.where is hezebullah when you need it.:devil:

    Also Kashmir has a huge Shia population they must be made aware of Sunni pakistani hatred towards them.
     
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    https://www.khaama.com/a-29s-pound-taliban-targets-in-kunduz-leaving-6-militants-dead-wounded-04102

    At least six militants were killed or wounded in a series of airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

    The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army in a statement said the Afghan Air Force A-29 light attack planes carried out a string of airstrikes on Taliban targets in Dasht-e-Archi district.

    The statement further added that two Taliban insurgents were killed as a result of the airstrikes conducted in Seh Rahi Mohammad Alm village and Tapa-e-Mohibullah.

    At leat four insurgents were also wounded, two of their hideouts were destroyed and some weapons including a rocket launched, one PKM machine gun, and two Ak-47s were destroyed, the statement added.

    The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.

    Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militant groups actively operate in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

    Earlier, a shadow district governor of the Taliban group was killed by a mine planted in this province.

    The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army in the North said last week that the district shadow governor of the Taliban for Khanabad was killed after stepping on a mine planted by the Taliban fighters.

    The Silab Corps officials said Mawlavi Dost Mohammad was attempting to escape from the Afghan forces during an operation.

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    A prominent group figure and explosives expert of the group was killed during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives, National Directorate of Security (NDS), in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

    The provincial government media office in Nangarhar in a statement said the Taliban explosives expert famous as Osama was killed during a night raid on Friday.

    The statement further added that the operation was conducted in Surkh Rod district and as a result another militant was arrested and a rifle was also confiscated.

    In the meantime, the provincial government said at least three fighters hailing from Pakistan were also killed in a US drone strike in Ghani Khel district.

    In another operation the Afghan security forces arrested four individuals on suspicion of having links with the terror groups, the statement added.

    The anti-government armed militant groups including the insurgents have not commented regarding the reports so far.

    Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has started to deteriorate during the recent years.

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    https://www.khaama.com/isis-military-commission-chief-killed-in-us-drone-strike-in-afghanistan-04107

    The military commission chief of the ISIS terrorist group loyalists in Afghanistan has been killed in an airstrike conducted by the US forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

    The provincial government media office in a statement said at least two foreign ISIS militants were killed in an airstrike conducted in Nazian district late on Friday night.

    The statement further added that the airstrike by the unmanned aerial vehicles was carried out in Lal Mandawi area, leaving three Pakistani nationals dead, including the military commission of ISIS group.

    According to the Nangarhar government, the slain ISIS leader has been identified as Syd Wali andhe was a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan.

    The anti-government armed militant groups including the ISIS terrorists have not commented regarding the report so far.

    Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has started to deteriorate during the recent years.

    At least three insurgents were killed in a similar airstrike conducted on Thursday evening, the local officials said Friday.

    According to the officials, the latest airstrikes were carried out late on Thursday evening in the vicinity of Ghani Khel district that left three insurgents dead while their weapons, ammunition, and explosives were also destroyed.

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    https://www.khaama.com/civilians-suffer-heavy-casualties-in-helmand-roadside-bombing-04110

    At least seven civilians were killed after their vehicle struck a roadside mine in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, the local officials said.

    The incident took place in the vicinity of the restive Marjah district after a civilian vehicle crossing the area struck with an improvised explosive device planted by the militants.

    A security official said at least seven civilians were and three others were wounded in the explosion.

    Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in south of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militant groups actively operate in its various districts.

    However, no individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

    The anti-government armed militant groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside bombings and car bombings to target the government staff and security personnel.

    However, in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted besides such bombings incur casualties to the security personnel.

    In some cases the tactic also prove deadly for the militants as occasionally reports emerge regarding the premature explosions among the militants and other insurgents who are attempting to manufacture or plant IEDS on the roadsides.

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    Two senior officials from the US Navy and Marine Corps visited the restive southern Helmand province of Afghanistan to meet the local officials and review the situation of the key southern province, according to the local government officials.

    The Helmand provincial government in a statement said the US Marines Corps Commandment General Robert Neller and the US Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer participated in a gathering with the provincial governor Hayatulah Hayat to have a general discussion regarding the security of Helmand.

    The statement further added that the gathering was organized in Shorab military base and other high level officials including commander of the 505th Bost Zone Gen. Ghulam Daud, commander of the 215th Maiwand Corps Gen. Tarin, NDS chief of Helmand Gen. Yasin Khan, and other US Marine officials had participated in the meeting.

    The Helmand governor Hatyatullah Hayat spoke regarding the dimensions and duration of the war as well as the available opportunities and challenges of the province.

    He informed regarding the growing capabilities of the Afghan forces during the current year as compared to the previous and said the Afghan forces have managed to push back the enemies.

    According to the Helmand provincial government, Mr. Hayat also had some recommendations for the improvement of the security of Helmand.

    In the meantime, the commander of the US Marine Corps Gen. Neller thanked the Afghan national security and defense forces leadership and hailed the recent achievements in this province.

    He said the deployment of the US Marine Corps forces in this province will be assessed based on the condition of the province and in consideration with the new US strategy for South Asia in a bid to help the Afghan security forces.

    Gen. Neller further added that more steps are needed to be taken for the improvement of the security including the expansion of the security zones, increasing the capabilities of the Afghan forces, and steps to bolster the governance and reconstruction process in Helmand.
     
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    Chief of army staff ordered Afghan army to bomb Taliban positions for the next 200 hours day and night including Pakistani army posts, following the explosion in Kabul which kill school children’s with immediate effect,


     
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    1 Killed As Attack Hits Office Of Afghan President's Running Mate
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    The violence came the same day as Afghanistan marked the official start of campaign season for the upcoming presidential elections.

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/bla...-running-mate-amrullah-saleh-official-2076640





    So glad to hear that
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    is absolutely fine after a terror attack in Kabul. Sadly 7 dead and few others injured. Amrullah Saleh as per photographs seems to have minor injury but has been evacuated to a safe place. Prayers and best wishes!

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    A welcome change.
    Pakis & paki supported jihadis can't cause havoc all the time.

    Afghan commandos in an operation called THUNDER killed 73 Taliban terrorists including 42 Pakistanis in Ahmadkhil district of Paktia province, the dead bodies of Pakistanis are everywhere we have no problem handing the dead bodies over to the Pakistan authorities via Red Cross!

     
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    This is the horrible news I ever seen from Afghanistan hope the afghan citizens have peace for good someday
     
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    Can anyone enlighten me as to what is the operator on the right holding long with his M4?
     
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    ऊन्होंने तब भी साहबजादों को दीवार में चुनवाया।उन्होंने तब भी गुरुओं को बीच से चिरवाया।उन्होंने तब भी हमारे पूज्यों के और हमारे सरों को काटकर फुटबॉल खेला। वे नहीं बदले।वे अब भी वही कर रहे हैं जो सैकड़ों साल से करते आ रहे हैं। बस तुम ही भूल गए अपने इतिहास को।

    #KabulGurdwaraAttack https://t.co/eG3wNMXzBd
     
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