Friday, July 27, 2012

18 rebels killed in Paktika operations

Map of Afghanistan with Paktika highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Paktika highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
SHARAN (PAN): Eighteen armed insurgents were killed during operations in southeastern Paktika province over the past 24 hours, an official said on Friday.

Led by Mullah Nazir, an eight-member group was attacked by helicopter-borne coalition forces after they crossed the border from Pakistan into Barmal district.

Mukhlis Afghan, the governor's spokesman, old Pajhwok Afghan News the militants planned attacks in the restive border town. At least one fighter was injured during the air raid.

Another five rebels were killed after they attacked a police patrol in the Mangarto area of Sarobi district, where two suspected Taliban were killed when the explosives they were planting went off prematurely in the Navi Qala neighbourhood.

Four more rebels were killed during an operation by police in Zherai area of Janikhel district, Afghan said, adding that police and civilians were not harmed. Some weapons and ammunition were seized by coalition forces.

from Pajhwok
by Obaidullah Kharoti on Jul 27, 2012 - 14:13   

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July 27., 2012. - ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of an al-Qaida-associated insurgent leader in Gelan district, Ghazni province, today.

The leader is responsible for planning insurgent attacks throughout the province.

During the operation, two insurgents were killed in a precision airstrike conducted by coalition forces. After the strike, the security force conducted a follow-on assessment of the area and seized several mortar rounds and explosive materials. They also confirmed no civilians had been injured.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in Musa Qal’ah district, Helmand province, today. The leader provides supplies to insurgents throughout northern Helmand, and conducts attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the district. Numerous suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

A coalition security force discovered a large cache of drugs while conducting a counter narcotics operation in Deh Rawud district, Uruzgan province, yesterday. During the operation, the security force seized 40,000 kilograms (18,181 pounds) of hashish seed and 425 kilograms (193 pounds) of processed hashish. The security force destroyed the seeds and drugs.


In Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained two suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Taliban explosives expert today. The explosives expert manufactures and supplies insurgents with improvised explosive devices that are used to attack Afghan and coalition forces throughout eastern Afghanistan.

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Two soldiers killed in blast in southeast Turkey

Security officials blamed the attack on
the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
— Photo by AP
(Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers were killed in the mainly Kurdish southeast on Friday when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a remoted-controlled explosive, security sources said.

A third soldier and one civilian were also wounded in the attack, which occurred around 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) near the town of Lice in Diyarbakir province, they said.

Security officials blamed the attack on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a 27-year campaign against the Turkish state in which 40,000 people, mainly Kurds, have died.

Explosives were buried in a road near military barracks and were set off by remote control when the vehicle carrying soldiers passed, the officials said.

Turkey, the European Union and the United States all list the PKK as a "terrorist" organisation.

The PKK, based mainly in northern Iraq, has scaled back its demands for a Kurdish homeland for Turkey's 14 million Kurds to greater cultural rights and political autonomy.

(Reporting by Seyhmus Cakan, writing by Ayla Jean Yackley)
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey | Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:44am BST

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Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Three Police Men in Bauchi

Bauchi State Nigeria
Bauchi State Nigeria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Three police men in Bauchi State, yesterday, met their premature death when unknown gunmen opened fire on them at a patrol post on Bauchi Gombe road.

The gunmen who were said to have attacked the policemen around 8:49 am also carted away the three guns belonging to them.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the victims were two inspectors and a corporal who were just deployed to the patrol centre.

According to sources, there were four police men on patrol but one of them managed to escape into the bush when the attackers opened fire on them.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO] of the Bauchi state command, ASP Muhammad Auyo, said that investigation into the incident has commenced.

He revealed that a team of well armed policemen had already been dispatched to the scene of the attack to search for the hoodlums and expressed optimism that the gunmen would be fished out, apprehended and brought to justice.

from allAfrica/Leadership
By Najib Sani, 27 July 2012

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10 people killed in Bajaur Blast, TTP deny involvement in the blast

Map showing the districts of the Federally Adm...
Map showing the districts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) FATA and the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Peshawar :  At least 10 people were killed and 23 injured when a car bomb exploded in the Pashat market of Salarzai area in Bajaur Agency on Thursday.

The injured were rushed to Agency Head Quarter Hosptial  Khar  for treatment. Hospital sources said condition of four of the injured is serious and they have been shifted to Peshawar for further treatment.

The Political administration said the blast occurred in Market at Pashat Bazar at the time when huge numbers of people were busy in shopping. The market is said to be owned by Shahabuddin  Khan, a former ANP leader who later joined PML-N. The market is situated in  Salarzai area of Bajaur.

An eyewitness said that the blast was so powerful which destroyed  five of the shops in the market. Following the blast the local people started rescue work and shifted the injured to Agency Head Quarter Hospital Khar.

The injured were identified as Lais Khan , Nizamuddin, Asfandiar,  Waheedullah, Reshma and Hina. Political Agent Bajaur Abdul Jabbar reached Khar Hospital and directed the hospital administration to provide every possible medical help to the injured. He also distributed Rs 10 thousands in injured and announced Rs 20 for each of the injured.

Medical Superintendent of Agency Headquarters Hospital in Khar Mohammad Riaz told PPI that  around 30 people had been brought to the hospital which included 8 dead bodies. He said killed included two children.

The official said that there was a possibility that the number of casualties might rise.  They are all civilians and there is no security officer there.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast. TTP spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said that TTP had no link with the blast as Taliban never support killing civilians through blasts at public places.

from onepakistan
Posted about 13 hours ago

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Hundreds up in arms against rebels in Kunar

Districts of Kunar.
Districts of Kunar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
ASADABAD (PAN): Hundreds of residents of the Marwara district of eastern Kunar province have risen against Pakistani Taliban, with the Afghan militants trying to broker peace between the two sides.

A resident of the district, Abdul Haq, told Pajhwok Afghan News the uprising involved residents of Chinar and Petaw villages. He claimed more than 300 armed residents were taking part in the uprising.

Residents decided last night to take up arms against the Pakistani rebels who had started harassing innocent civilians, Haq said.

A participant of the uprising, Siraj, said there was a clash between residents and Pakistani Taliban soon after the action began. Two guerrillas were injured in the firefight, while residents suffered no casualties.

Siraj said an Afghan Taliban commander in the district, Qari Ziaur Rahman, had launched efforts to broker peace between the two sides. Officials confirmed the uprising, but gave no details.

Residents of the Taliban-infested Andar district of southern Ghazni have also launched a similar campaign against rebels. The Andar initiative inspired residents of Laghman, Paktia and Faryab to follow in their footsteps to get rid of the insurgents.

from Pajhwok
by Khan Wali Salarzai on Jul 26, 2012 - 16:27

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Afghan and NATO troops convoy attacked in Wardak

Map of Afghanistan with Maidan Wardak highlighted
Map of Afghanistan with Maidan Wardak highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to local authorities in Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, heavy clashes took place between Afghan security forces, NATO troops and armed militants in Jalrez district.

A local security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said the incident took place around 11:00 am local time after an Afghan national army vehicle struck a roadside bomb injuring two Afghan soldiers and one driver.

The source further added a convoy of the Afghan national army and NATO troops were attacked by militants while they were on their way from Daimerdad district to Maidan Shahr city.

He said the militants were using the gardens and residential houses to target the convoy of the Afghan and NATO troops. Afghan and coalition forces are backed by NATO helicopters.

In the meantime provincial governor spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said the cleaning operation is still going on in Mullah Khel area.

Mr. Shahid further added a vehicle of the Afghan national army struck with a roadside bomb however there were casualties reported.

He also said the operation was jointly conducted by Afghan army, Afghan intelligence and coalition security forces to clean the area from militants presence.

This comes as four people including an Afghan army officer and Afghan police officer were abducted from Jalrez district while they were on their way on Maidan-Bamiyan highway.

By Sajad - Thu Jul 26, 1:01 pm

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