Sunday, September 9, 2012

7 Mine Planters Killed In Kandahar

Kandahar (BNA)  - Security in charges of Kandahar said that in two air attack of Afghan and ISAF forces, 7 mine planters of Taliban were killed.

The 205 army crops press office of Kandahar said to BNA, these militias were killed in Meyaneshen and Panjwai districts. 

The combined forces in an operation under the title of “Tasmem Qate” discovered and neutralized 20
mines in Zabul and Kandahar province.

The Tasmem Qate operation started since several months back and continues till now in the southern provinces and 11000 local and foreign soldiers were attended.

from Bakhtar News
by T. Suraya-Yarzada
Sunday, September 09, 2012

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6 Taliban Killed, Mullah Nooruddin Wounded In Herat

Shindand District (in south) on Herat province map
Shindand District (in south) on Herat province map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Herat (BNA) -  Six armed Taliban were killed in an operation of national army in Shindand district of Herat province.
Police In charge of Herat said to BNA, these Taliban were killed in Barmakan area of Shankdand district.

According to him, the national army forces previously got information that a group of armed Taliban wanted to attack on them, for this purpose they carried out the operation and inflected casualties to Taliban.

The bodies of Taliban were remained in the area, Mullah Nooruddin Taliban commander with two of his ring-leaders were fled from the area in injured condition, said the source.
According to the source, in this operation, the national army forces and civilians had no casualties.

from Bakhtar News
by T. Suraya-Yarzada
Sunday, September 09, 2012

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Haqqani Network commander says Captive US soldier safe

A senior member of the Pakistan-based Haqqani Network on Saturday said, the captive US soldier held by Afghan militants will not be harmed despite the Obama administration’s decision to declare his alleged captors a terrorist group.

The Haqqani commander speaking from an undisclosed location told Associated Press on Saturday the United States and NATO can expect stepped up attacks.

He denied that the Haqqanis held the only American prisoner of war of the Afghan conflict, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as the U.S. believes. He did however say that Bergdahl was a captive of another branch of the Taliban, and denied earlier reports that the 26-year-old soldier from Hailey, Idaho, was in danger.

“I deny the remarks . . . that this will endanger the life of the American soldier”, the commander told Associated Press adding that, “We are not cowards and we consider it as coward to harm prisoners.”

The U.S. says that Bergdahl has been held by the Pakistan-based Haqqanis since 2009. However, the commander suggested he was with militants on the other side of the Afghan-Pakistan border.

“The American soldier is with the Emirate center (a reference to Taliban based inside Afghanistan) . . . The Americans also know it.”

He said the Taliban leadership council previously issued instructions to its commanders, including those belonging to the Haqqani network, not to harm prisoners.
From his home in Idaho, the soldier’s father Bob Bergdahl welcomed the assurances but was cautious.

By Sadaf Shinwari - Sun Sep 09, 9:02 am

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1 killed, 12 injured in W. Afghan blasts

Districts of Farah.
Districts of Farah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
FARAH, Afghanistan, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- One civilian was killed and 12 people were injured in three successive explosions in Farah city, the provincial capital of western Afghanistan's Farah province on Sunday, an official said.

"The explosive were placed in three different places near the provincial government office building and the first explosion was a motorbike blast that occurred at around 11:30 a.m. local time, leaving the casualties," a provincial government spokesman Abdul Rahman Zhwandi told Xinhua.

The injured included six Afghan policemen, he said.

Police and the rescue team reached the site following the attacks were reported and all the injured were rushed to nearby hospitals.

No one has so far claimed credit for the attacks, though the bombings bear the hallmark of Taliban insurgent group.

In an unrelated incident, seven militants, who were placing roadside bombs or Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along a main road in Miyanshin district of southern Kandahar province, were killed in an airstrike over night, the provincial government said in a statement on Sunday.

"The militants were killed in an airstrike carried out by the NATO-led coalition forces and during a post-strike assessment operation an AK-47 and 10 IEDs were found at the scene," the statement said.

The Taliban insurgents, who have been waging more than a decade- long insurgency, launched an annual spring offensive starting from May 3 to target Afghan forces as well as U.S. and NATO troops across the country.

The insurgent group has warned the civilians to stay away from official gatherings, military convoys and centers regarded as the legitimate targets by militants.

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Sep. 09., 2012. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces killed three insurgents, detained eight, located a weapons cache and cleared nine improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Sept. 8.

Kunar province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared two IEDs in Qarah Bagh district.

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

Khowst province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Nadir Shah Kot district.

Laghman province
Afghan National Police and coalition forces detained an insurgent during an engagement in Mehtar Lam district. The detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.

Logar province
Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces killed three insurgents and detained three during an engagement in Pul-E Alam District. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Nangarhar province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared two IEDs, one in Mohmand Darah district and one in Behsud district.

Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces discovered a weapons cache in Shinwar district. The cache contained a rocket launcher with two propellants and a rocket-propelled grenade.

Paktika province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared three IEDs, one in Jani Khel district, one in Zarghun Shar District and one in Wazah Khwah district.

Wardak province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Sayyidabad district.

Operations in RC-East are still ongoing.

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Two car bombs kill 18, wound 70 in southern Iraq

Security personnel inspect the site of a bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq, Sept. 9, 2012. Around a dozen bombings rocked different cities across Iraq on Sunday morning, killing at least 16 people and wounding 47 more, most of whom were security members and civilians, a local police source said. (Xinhua)
BAGHDAD, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Two car bombs went off coordinately in a town near the city of Amara, some 365 km south of Baghdad, on Sunday, killing 18 people and wounding some 70, a local police source told Xinhua.

The attack occurred after midday when a car bomb went off at a marketplace near the shrine of Shiite Imam Ali al-Sharqi in the town that holds the name of the Imam, the source said on condition of anonymity.

Minutes later, another car bomb was detonated when Iraqi security forces and civilians gathered at the scene of the first blast to evacuate the victims, the source said.

The two blasts killed a total of 18 people and wounded 70 others, the source added.

The explosions are seen as part of a series of bomb attacks that hit the Iraqi cities on Sunday and killed 46 people and wounded more than 177 others.

Violence in Iraq has ebbed from its climax in 2006 and 2007, when sectarian conflicts pushed the country to the brink of a civil war, but tensions and attacks remain common across the country.

2012-09-09 18:42:49

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6 Taliban dead in clash with HIA fighters

KABUL (PAN): Six Taliban militants were killing during fresh clashes with Hezb-i-Islami fighters in the Nirkh district of central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Saturday.

The clash took place in Omer Khel, Khwaja Biland, Dikharqa, Awalkhel and Khan Jan areas of the district on Friday, the governor's spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The overnight clash occurred after HIA fighters came under attack, he said, adding that six Taliban were killed and several others injured.

Mohammad Hanif Hanifi, the administrative head of Nirkh, confirmed receiving reports about the killing of seven Taliban by HIA supporters.

from Pajhwok
by Pajhwok Report on Sep 8, 2012 - 17:33   

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Yemen army says four suspected militants have been killed

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Four suspected Islamist militants have been killed in a gunfight with Yemen’s army and allied tribal fighters in the impoverished country’s turbulent south, which has become al-Qaeda’s most formidable base, a local official said on Saturday.

Up to 50 militant fighters were battling government forces and their tribal allies near the town of Jaar, which the army recaptured in June after a 15 month occupation by Ansar al-Shariah.

The Islamist movement seized control of large swathes of southern Yemen during the turmoil caused by mass anti-government protests last year and gave shelter to al-Qaeda, flying the international militant group's flag in captured towns.

The United States has used unmanned drones to target the al-Qaeda group in Yemen, which has planned attacks on international targets including airliners and is described by Washington as the movement's most dangerous wing.

The local government official said the fighting continued late on Saturday.

On Friday, gunmen suspected of belonging to al-Qaeda had attempted to assassinate the commander of one of the tribal militias fighting alongside government forces in the south.

Tribes opposed to Ansar al-Shariah and al-Qaeda had played an important role in regaining control of Jaar and other southern towns during the summer.

Abdul Latif al-Sayed, a commander with the Popular Committees, survived the ambush on a road in Abyan Province but one of his bodyguards was killed, said another local official.

The attack was the fourth assassination attempt Sayed has survived, including a suicide bombing at a funeral last month that killed two of his brothers and 43 other people.

“The army, police and tribal fighters chased the gunmen who fled into one of the rugged valleys nearby where there were clashes between the two sides,” said the south Yemen government official, who declined to be named.

Mass anti-government protests erupted early last year, causing fighting between tribes and different factions of the army, before former President Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down in February to allow a transition towards democracy.

Aid groups have warned of a major humanitarian crisis in the Arabian Peninsula state, where half the population lives under the poverty line.

As well as fighting the insurgency by Islamists in Abyan, the government also faces conflict with southern secessionists and with the Houthi group of Zaidi Shiite Muslims in north Yemen.

Last Updated: Sat Sep 08, 2012 19:07 pm (KSA) 16:07 pm (GMT)

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Nigeria: JTF Kills Seven, Arrest 13 in Maiduguri

The Joint Task Force (JTF) has killed 7 and arrested 13 Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the JTF spokesperson LT Col Sagir Musa said some suspected members of Boko Haram shot sporadically at JTF troops while conducting stop and search operations which led to an exchange of fire that resulted to the killing of 7 of them. According to Musa, the attack occurred on Wednesday night and no casualty on the side of JTF.

Meanwhile, the militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack on telecommunication masts in some part of northern Nigeria recently.

Recall that gunmen had on thursday unleashed mayhem on 3 northern states of Yobe, Taraba and Borno killing 16 people and destroying several mobile communication masts belonging to airtel, glo and etisalat.

from allAfrica/Leadership
By Sunny Nwankwo, 8 September 2012

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