Wednesday, January 9, 2013

250 Afghan police officers poisoned in northern Balkh province

Districts of Balkh.
Districts of Balkh. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to reports at least 250 Afghan police officers were poisoned in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan on Tuesday night.

A local official speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed the report and said the police officers were poisoned in Marmal district at a military compound.

The main reason behind the poisoning of the Afghan police officers is not know yet and it is not clear if any officer died following the incident.

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

In a similar incident around 200 Afghan army officers were poisoned after having lunch at a training facility in capital Kabul earlier last year.

Enemy infiltration among the Afghan security forces have been a major concern but it is yet not clear if it was an attempt by any sleeping agent to poison Afghan police officers in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

By Sajad - January 9 2013, 2:59 pm

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2 districts in Kunar cleared of Taliban

Districts of Kunar.
Districts of Kunar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
JALALABAD (PAN): Manogai and Noorgal districts of eastern Kunar province have been cleared of Taliban militants as a result of counterinsurgency operations, security official said on Wednesday.
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers conducted two offensives -- codenamed Toofan (Storm) 61 -- in Noorgal and Manogai, the spokesman for the 201st Selab Military Corps, Col. Mohammad Noman Hatifi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Dozens of weapons including RPGs, machine guns and Kalashnikovs, as well as a large amount of ammunition, were seized in the operation, that caused insurgents casualties, he said.

from Pajhwok
By Mahbob Shah Mahbob Jan 9, 2013 - 13:09

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Jan. 09., 2013. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan- Afghan and coalition forces killed one insurgent and cleared three improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 8.

Khowst province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared two IEDs in Sabari district.

Afghan Border Police and coalition forces also found and safely cleared one IED in Khowst fistrict.

Nangarhar province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces killed one insurgent during an engagement in Deh Bala district.

Operations in RC-East are ongoing.

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