Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Afghan police kill 40 Taliban, detain 13 in 24 hours

KABUL, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Afghan police backed by army and the NATO-led forces have killed 40 Taliban fighters and captured 13 others over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Wednesday.

"The units of Afghan National Police backed by the army and the NATO-led Coalition Forces launched seven joint cleanup operations in Laghman, Kunduz, Faryab, Kandahar, Zabul, Paktika and Herat provinces over the past 24 hours during which 40 armed Taliban rebels have been killed and 13 others made captive," the statement contended.

However, it did not reveal if there were any casualties on the security forces.

Taliban militants who have been fighting Afghan and NATO-led forces are yet to comment.

2012-09-26 14:37:01

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Suicide bomber attack NATO troops convoy in Logar

According to local security officials in eastern Logar province of Afghanistan, a convoy of the NATO troops was attacked by a suicide bomber in this province on Wednesday.

Provincial security chief Raees Khan Sadiq Abdul Rahimzai confirming the report said the incident took place after a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives near the convoy of the NATO troops.

He said the incident took place on Wednesday afternoon at Honi Syedan area at Pul-e-Alam district.

Mr. Abdul Rahimzaid further added Afghan security forces and civilians were not hurt following the blast however he said there are no reports regarding NATO troops.

No group including the Taliban militants have so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

By Sajad - Wed Sep 26, 3:00 pm

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Taliban encourage 12 years old Afghan boy for suicide bombing

The youngest suicide bomber who was encouraged to carry out sucide bomb blast surrendered himself to Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The suicide bomber was recognized as Niyaz Mohammad and is the resident of Kajaki district.

He said his entire family members were killed following a NATO airstrike in Kajaki district.

Afghan national police forces in Helmand province on Tuesday introduced the 12 years old Afghan suicide bomber who had surrendered himself in Nawa district to Afghan police.

Provincial security chief Gen. Abdul Nabeel said the teen suicide bomber was sent to Nawa district three months back in order to carry out suicide bomb blast against the Afghan and coalition security forces.

The youngest suicide bomber Niyaz Mohammad told reporters that he was encouraged by Taliban group to carry out suicide bombing.

He said, “Taliban told me to carry suicide attack on foreign troops. I ignored to wear the suicide vest and came to the provincial security commandment.”

In the meantime provincial security chief said teenagers are normally encouraged to carry out suicide bomb blast since they are jobless.

Niyaz Mohammad said he was taken by an individual to prepare for suicide bombing after his family was killed in a NATO airstrike. The owner of the house was looking to kill Niyaz Mohammad when he rejected to carry out suicide blast however he managed to visit the security commandment.

By Sajad - Tue Sep 25, 9:03 pm

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Sep. 26., 2012. - ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces conducted a security operation resulting in the death of Malang, a Taliban leader in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province, Tuesday.

During the operation the security force observed Malang, also known as Monsur, engaged in insurgent activity. After ensuring that no civilians were in the area, the security force engaged Malang with a precision airstrike, killing him.

At the time of his death, Malang was directly involved in planning attacks using improvised explosive devices against Afghan and coalition forces, as well coordinating the movement of insurgent fighters throughout the region.

A post-strike assessment determined no civilians were harmed and no civilian property was damaged during the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout


In Nawa district, Helmand province Saturday, an orphaned Afghan boy between 10 and 12 years old escaped from insurgents who were attempting to use him as a suicide bomber, and fled to the Afghan National Police.

According to the boy, insurgents had given him money in order to influence him to wear a suicide vest and detonate this near ISAF or ANSF personnel. The boy refused. The boy is currently receiving care and support from the Afghan police.


An Afghan and coalition security force arrested two Taliban leaders - an attack commander and an improvised explosive (IED) expert - during an operation in Ghazni district, Ghazni province today. The detained Taliban attack commander is suspected of having directed IED attacks against coalition and Afghan security forces across the district, in addition to coordinating the construction of homemade explosives and providing training on their use and placement. The detained Taliban IED expert acquired and constructed several types of explosives for insurgent attacks and is also believed to be involved in suicide bomber training. The security force also detained three suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.

Afghan and coalition forces today confirmed the arrest of a Haqqani improvised explosive device attack leader in Khost district, Khost province, Monday. The detained Haqqani leader is suspected of having coordinated and planned IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region. He was directly involved in acquiring and distributing large amount of explosives and weapons, as well as providing training on the use of homemade bombs. At the time of his arrest, the Haqqani leader was believed to have been attempting to infiltrate Afghan security forces. The security force also seized several firearms and heavy weapons ammunition as a result of the operation.

Provincial Response Company Wardak, mentored by coalition forces, reinforced another PRC patrol under enemy fire in Maidan Shahr district, Wardak province yesterday and successfully defeated the insurgent attack, causing seven enemy killed in action. Responding to the request for a quick reaction force, the combined Afghan Special Police and coalition element reached the unit in contact and was itself engaged by small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire from insurgents before successfully fighting off the attack. Coalition officials said the rapid and effective response from PRC Wardak demonstrates their increased capability in responding to enemy attacks and their dedication to supporting their fellow Afghans in arms.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Wali Muhammad Shahid Khugyani district, Ghazni province, today. The detained Taliban leader is believed to have coordinated with insurgent groups to conduct direct-fire and improvised explosive device attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained four suspected insurgents as a result of the operation.

Afghan National Army soldiers in partnership with United States Special Forces killed one insurgent after being attacked at a local bazaar and a combined ANA and U.S. outpost in Bahadur village, Wardak province yesterday. After approximately 8-10 insurgents opened fire with small arms and rocket propelled grenades, the combined force returned fire, secured the bazaar and village, and killed one insurgent at his fighting position. No civilians or Afghan National Security Forces were injured or killed during the engagement.

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Sep. 26., 2012. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces cleared four improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Sept. 25.

Ghazni province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared an improvised explosive device in Ghazni district.

Khowst province
Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces found and safely cleared an improvised explosive device in Sabari district.

Nangarhar province
Afghan Uniformed police found and safely cleared an improvised explosive device in Bati Kot district.

Paktika province
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared an improvised explosive device in Sar Rowzah district.

Operations in RC-East are still ongoing.

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