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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

By MUJIB MASHAL and AHMAD SHAKIB in the NY Times, Jan 10, 2016
KABUL, Afghanistan — The urban attacks are suddenly coming at a dizzying pace — five in the first week of January alone. Three were relatively simple even if massive bombings, but in the others, Talibangunmen entered important cities, seized buildings and hostages when they could, then set off their explosives vests when capture seemed imminent, sometimes after hours of fighting.
As the insurgents have been grabbing stretches of territory in Afghanistan’s border provinces, the quick guerrilla assaults have been …

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[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

31 militants have been killed in fresh clashes between Taliban and Daesh groups in eastern Nangarhar province.
Spokesperson for the governor of Nangarhar said the clashes took place in Bati Kot and Achin districts.
Atuallah Khogyani added that the gun battle that erupted in Doyam Farm area of Bati Kot District on Wednesday morning left 18 members of Daesh group killed and four others wounded.
He said those killed include two commanders of the group by the name Ajmal and Abdul Ahad.
The governor’s spokesperson further said that the second clash erupted in Achin …

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[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Taliban have expelled two senior members of the group’s powerful leadership council, or Rehbari Shura as they call it, for their refusal to accept Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the successor of Mullah Omar, The Express Tribune has learnt from a top Taliban official.
Mullah Abdul Razzaq and Mullah Hasan Rehmani refused to submit to the leadership of Mullah Mansoor who was elected by a Taliban Shura to succeed Mullah Omar after the news of the elusive leader’s death was confirmed in late July.
Razzaq was the interior minister and …

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[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

One hundred days after the fall of Kunduz, militants continue to create problems on the outskirts of the city.
Kunduz Police Chief Qasim Jangalbagh said on Tuesday that plans are however in place to bring an end to this problem.
Jangalbagh said: “Taliban militants are operating on the outskirts of the city but we have plans to stop them and eliminate them.”
Meanwhile, tribal elders and residents of the province warned that if government fails to ensure security in the city, the city might fall again to the Taliban.
The militants also have a …

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[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

Security forces have killed 15 Daesh militants in a clash in eastern Nangarhar province.
A statement released by the police headquarters of Nangarhar states that the gun battle erupted around 04:30 pm (local time) on Monday.
According to the statement, insurgents had planned to attack a security post in Saluram Farm area of Bati Kot District.
After receiving the tip-off, additional security forces reached to the site to assist those already in the area, the press release states, adding that they gave a befitting response to the militants and forced them to back …

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[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – The Afghan Taliban have launched an unprecedented winter surge that points to a desire for an upper hand in peace talks, analysts say, while some suggest rogue Pakistani elements may be bolstering the effort to derail overtures by Islamabad to India. Taliban fighting normally quiets down in winter months with the insurgents resting ahead of an annual spring offensive, but this year has seen a series of fierce attacks — many focused on Kabul in recent weeks, including three in the capital since Friday.
Some say the ongoing …

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[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

By MUJIB MASHAL in The NY Times, Nov 27, 2015
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday visited Kunduz, the first Afghan city in 14 years to fall, briefly, under Taliban control, and used his visit to call for major security changes in the city and surrounding province. Mr. Ghani announced the dismissal of the provincial intelligence chief and an overhaul of the security leadership. And he delivered what he said was a final warning to the illegal militias in the area, whose long history of abuses turned Kunduz Province …

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[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

GHALLANAI: A soldier and four militants were killed in a clash that erupted after a group of Afghanistan-based militants stormed a post in Safi Tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Thursday, official sources said.
The sources said that dozens of militants attacked the Al-Ghazi Post in Sheikh Baba Gulono area in the Safi area of Mohmand Agency early in the day. They said security forces deployed at the post challenged the attackers triggering a gunbattle.
“One soldier and four militants were killed in the clash.
Five militants also sustained injuries in the clash that …

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[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

TERROR knows no boundaries and perhaps there is no better recent illustration of it than the US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan that allegedly killed dozens of militants whose bodies were buried in Pakistan.It is now widely acknowledged that the shrinking space for militants in Fata, particularly since the launch of Operation Zarb-i-Azb and the recent Khyber operations, caused many militants to decamp to eastern Afghanistan.It is also now an open secret that eastern Afghanistan has become a hotbed of both anti-Pakistan and anti-Afghan militancy.Furthermore, the inability of the Afghan …

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[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Jon Boone in The Guardian, Nov 26, 2015 at 17.37GMT
Islamabad: A founder of a Pakistani terror group has been shot dead in the middle of Lahore, in an incident that senior police sources privately admitted was a killing staged by the authorities.
Haroon Bhatti, who was extradited from Dubai in September, was killed while in police custody, along with three other members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). LeJ has a track record of attacks on Pakistan’s Shia minority, and intelligence officials feared it could join forces with Islamic State.
Lahore police said the …