Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rebel leader killed, 3 injured in Herat

HERAT CITY (PAN): A local rebel leader was killed and three others were injured during a joint operation in the Shindand district of western Herat province, officials said on Tuesday.

The operation was conducted by Afghan security forces with cooperation from international troops, police spokesman, Col. Noor Khan Nekzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He identified the slain commander as Mullah Lawang, who was the most wanted individual by foreign soldiers. A car and a motorbike were torched by the joint force, Nekzad said.

Shindand police chief, Col. Ghulam Sakhi, said Lawang was involved in harassing people and forcibly taking Usher from them.

from Pajhwok
By Stanikzai Dec 18, 2012 - 14:32

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Nowshera: 11 including security personnel injure in grenade attack

At least 11 people including four security personnel were injured when unknown motorbike riders hurled hand grenades near a military academy run by Pakistan Air Force in Risalpur.

According to the media reports, the terrorists tried to enter the cantonment area but they could not succeed in their attempt owing to heavy armed guard presence at the gate. Terrorists, who came on motorbikes, managed to escape the scene soon afterwards.

According to sources, some militants hurled hand grenades at a security camp located in the city, injuring 11 people including four security personnel.

The injured were shifted to Nowshera Headquarters Hospital while emergency was imposed in nearby hospitals. Law-enforcers arrived on the site and cordoned off the area.

In August last year at least 16 people, including some army and air force personnel, were killed and 17 injured when a powerful explosion hit a hotel in Risalpur.

from nation.com.pk


from GEO.TV:
December 18, 2012 - Updated 1122 PKT

NOWSHERA: At least fifteen persons including five security personnel were injured in a grenade attack that occurred on GT Road near PAF Engineering Centre Tuesday morning, security sources told.

According to security forces, unknown attackers riding on two motorbikes hurled two hand grenades at main GT Road near PAF Engineering Centre gate no.3 that hurt ten persons, including five security men and five civilians.

Sources told that many young men were present at the site as recruitment for PAF engineering wing was underway.

Security forces cordoned off the area while the injured people were shifted to DHQ hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

The security sources said that the attackers failed to enter the cantonment area where a large number of young men were present for recruitment purpose.
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AQIM's senior leader arrested in Algeria

ALGIERS, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Algeria's counterterrorism forces on Monday arrested the Number Two leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Salah Gasmi, alias Mohamed Abu Salah, local media reported.
After being informed of the AQIM senior official's whereabouts in Cheurfa in Bouira province, 130 km southeast of the capital Algiers, security forces arrested him near a restaurant at around 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) Monday, TSA news website reported citing security sources.

Abu Salah is being interrogated by security services, the sources said.

Hailing from Biskra province, 420 km southeast of Algiers, Abu Salah is in charge of internal communication and coordination in the Kabylie region for AQIM, and is recognized as the Number Two leader in this al-Qaida linked organization.

Algerian counterterrorism forces have dealt heavy blows to AQIM recently. In mid-November, three AQIM militants were killed, including Makhfi Rabah, senior official in charge of military and close to AQIM's chief Abdelmalek Droukdel. In October, army forces killed Bekai Boualem, alias Khaled El Mig, who was in charge of coordination between AQIM and al-Qaida.

AQIM emerged in early 2007 from the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), an Algerian armed Islamist movement. It currently operates in northwest Africa, including Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. A number of attacks were attributed to the group, including the triple suicide bomb attacks on April 11, 2007, in Algiers, which claimed the lives of 20 people and injured 222 others, according to official figures.

2012-12-18 05:43:58

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In Several Joint Clearance Operations, Seven Armed Taliban Killed (18.Dec.2012.)

Publish Date: Dec 18, 2012
In Several Joint Clearance Operations, Seven Armed Taliban Killed

During the past 24 hours, Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army, NDS and Coalition Forces launched nine joint clearance operations in Kabul, Kunduz, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Khost and Helmand provinces.

As a result of these operations, seven armed Taliban were killed, seven wounded and four others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.

Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated 304 heavy rounds, 11 different types of mines, 633 kilos of explosives, one motorcycle and one vehicle.
Additionally, Afghan National Police during security patrols discovered and defused five anti-vehicle mines and 11 missile and mortar rounds which were placed by the enemies of peace and stability in Nangarhar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Paktika, Paktiya and Herat provinces yesterday.
Counter Narcotics:
The 101 Kabul Zone National Police detained a smuggler with 7kg of opium in the 8th District of Kabul-City.
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Dec. 18., 2012. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces detained two insurgents and cleared one improvised explosive device during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Dec. 17.

Khowst province
Afghan Border Police and coalition forces found and safely cleared one IED in Terezayi district.

Kunar province
Afghan Local detained two insurgents during an engagement in Tsowkey district. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Operations in RC-East are ongoing.

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