Thursday, June 21, 2012

2 ANA troops killed, 8 injured: MoD

KABUL (PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and eight others wounded during separate incidents of violence over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday.

The troops suffered casualties in roadside bomb and gun attacks by rebels in Nangarhar, Farah, Khost, Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces, an MoD statement said.

With the latest casualties, the number of Afghan troops killed and wounded over the past one and a half month has reached 90.

President Karzai on Thursday told lawmakers that the casualty rate among Afghan forces had recently increased. Around 20 national security personnel were either killed or wounded on a daily basis, he said.

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by Javed Hamim Kakar on Jun 21, 2012 - 14:35

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20 armed insurgents killed, one wounded and five others arrested by ANP

Publish Date: Jun 21, 2012
20 armed insurgents killed, one wounded and five others arrested by Afghan National Police

During the past 24 hours, Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army, NDS and Coalition Forces launched 13 joint clearance operations in Kabul, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Uruzgan, Logar, Paktiya and Farah provinces.

As a result of these operations, 20 armed insurgents were killed, one wounded and five others were arrested by Afghan National Police.

Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated 20kg of opium, 28 different types of mines, 37 heavy rounds, two pistols, two radio handsets, 150 light rounds, six hand grenades, 80 kilograms of explosive materials, six magazines and one motorcycle.
The 101 Kabul Zone National Police detained two individuals accused of trafficking and using fake banknotes in the 6th and 11th Districts of Kabul-City.
We encourage anyone who has information about suspicious activities to contact and protect the people.
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June 21., 2012. - ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – A combined Afghan and coalition security force destroyed 1,500 kilograms (3,300 pounds) of explosive materials in Nawah district, Ghazni province Tuesday.

During a search of the ruins of a compound, the combined force discovered an explosives cache comprising of 30 containers each holding 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of ammonium nitrate. In addition the forces discovered 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of aluminum powder and several barrels of fuel.

Ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder are both key ingredients in the production of home-made explosives.

No shots were fired and no civilians were harmed during the operation. All explosive materials were destroyed on site.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


An Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader who was responsible for Tuesday’s “green-on-blue” attack in Zharay district, Kandahar province, today. The security force detained two suspected insurgents during this operation.


In Sharan district, Paktika province an Afghan and coalition security force apprehended a Haqqani weapons facilitator, today. The detained Haqqani facilitator was responsible for supplying weapons for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region. The weapons facilitator directed the insurgents under his command to use ambush-style tactics and recently conducted an improvised explosive device attack against coalition and Afghan troops. The security force detained one suspected insurgent as a result of this operation.

An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in Sabari district, Khost province today, to detain a Haqqani leader behind Wednesday’s deadly suicide bombing in Khost City. He leads a cell of insurgents and is connected to the suicide attack that killed more than a dozen Afghan civilians. The security force detained four suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.

An Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, conducted an operation to detain a Haqqani leader in Sabari district, Khost province, today. The leader plans and coordinates attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region, as well as providing IEDs to insurgents. The security force detained five suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.

In Charkh district, Logar province an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader, today. The leader directs attacks throughout the region, specializing in attacks using mortars and IEDs.

An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban explosives specialist in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, today. The specialist is responsible for the acquisition, transport and production of IEDs for use in attacks throughout the region.

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June 20., 2012. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces detained four insurgents during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, June 20.

Khowst province
Afghan Border Police and coalition forces detained four insurgents during an engagement in Khowst district. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Operations in RC-East are still ongoing.

ISAF Joint Command
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2 injured in S. Thailand bomb explosion

Locator map of Narathiwat Province, Thailand
Locator map of Narathiwat Province, Thailand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
BANGKOK, June 21 (Xinhua) -- One soldier and one civilian were hurt in a bomb attack in a southern-border province of Narathiwat on Thursday morning, police said.

Patrol military on motorcycle and pick-up truck were heading from a base in Sukirin district to perform teacher protection duty when the assailants detonated the bomb, head of patrol unit said.

The police said the 20-kg cylinder tank stuffed with explosives was planted under the road and detonated by a wire.

Since the resurgence of the insurgency in 2004 in three Muslim- dominant provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat which were once part of the Sultanate of Pattani, over 5,200, mostly villagers, have been killed and about 8,000 injured.

2012-06-21 16:09:08
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Yemeni airstrikes kill 23 al-Qaida militants in south

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ADEN, Yemen, June 20 (Xinhua) -- A total of 23 al-Qaida militants were killed in airstrikes by Yemeni fighter jets in the southern province of Abyan on Wednesday evening, a security official said.

The Yemeni fighter jets bombed an al-Qaida convoy in a desert valley near the Mahfad town in Abyan province, leaving at least 23 militants killed and several others injured, the local security official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

"Two military aircrafts bombed the al-Qaida convoy with four rockets, destroying three pick-up trucks and killing all the passengers on board," the security official said.

"Senior commanders of the al-Qaida terror group were believed to have been killed in Wednesday's air bombing. The injured militants were taken to an al-Qaida-run hospital west of Mahfad," he added.

Yemen's military presses a withering assault aiming at quelling a resurgent branch of al-Qaida which has increased its attacks on both Western and government targets in the Arabian Peninsula state.

The month-long army offensive forced the al-Qaida militants to flee several bastions in the country's restive southern and eastern provinces which they captured during last year's political turmoil.

The al-Qaida militants remain in control of the smaller town of Mahfad in Abyan and other cities in neighboring Shabwa province.

Fighting al-Qaida militants in restive south is one of several challenges confronting current President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who has promised to launch a national dialogue to settle disputes between all political factions. Also, he has sworn to uproot the Yemeni branch of al-Qaida.

2012-06-21 02:28:48
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