Monday, April 15, 2013

In Several Joint Clearance Operations, Four Armed Taliban Killed (Apr.15.2013.)

Publish Date: Apr 15, 2013


In past 24 hours, Afghan National Police conducted several joint clearance operations with the cooperation of Afghan National Army, NDS and Coalition Forces to clean some of the areas from terrorists and enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan.
The operations were conducted in Kunduz, Khost, Helmand and Kandahar provinces, as a result four armed Taliban were killed, three wounded and one was arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.                                                                                   
Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated some amount of light and heavy round ammunitions and IEDs.

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The 101 Kabul Zone National Police detained eight suspects accused of murder and theft in the Gul Dara, 6th and 17th Districts of Kabul-City.
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Explosion kill Afghan 7 civilians, injures 4 others in Zabul

According to reports, at least 7 Afghan civilians were killed and 4 others were injured following a roadside improvised explosive device blast in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan.
The incident took place early Monday morning around 7 am local time in Sori district after a tractor vehicle struck with the roadside bomb.

Afghan interior ministry following a statement strongly condemned the incident and called it an act against the humanity.

No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Afghan officials blame Taliban group for such incidents as Taliban fighters frequently use improvised explosive device as the weapon of their choice to target Afghan and coalition security forces which normally leads to civilian casualties.

By Meena Haseeb - 15 Apr 2013, 2:33 pm

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Car Bombs Kill 20 Across Iraq

A member of the Iraqi security forces inspects the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, April 15, 2013.
Bombings and other attacks across Iraq have killed at least 20 people and wounded nearly 200 others.

The violence Monday hit the capital, Baghdad, as well as Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmato to the north, the central city of Samarra, and Nasiriyah in southern Iraq.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, which come as Iraqis prepare to vote in provincial elections on Saturday. The vote is the first in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew from the country in December 2011.

The election has already been postponed by several months in Anbar and Ninevah provinces because of security threats.

from VOA News
April 15, 2013

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Apr. 15., 2013. - ISAF Joint Command Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Lashkar-e Tayyiba leader and detained a number of other insurgents during an operation in Andar district, Ghazni province, today.

The leader is alleged to have planned and participated in multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Kunar, Kandahar and Ghazni provinces. He is known to have links to multiple foreign fighters, and was actively planning a high-profile attack at the time of his arrest.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of senior Taliban leader, Tawab, during an operation in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, Saturday. Tawab was in charge of approximately 50 fighters in the area and was responsible for most insurgent activity and attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in western and central Panjwa’I district.

Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of senior Taliban leader, Mullah Asadullah, during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Wednesday. Asadullah had operational control over a cell of insurgents responsible for multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. His group has been known to use IEDs, vehicle-mounted automatic grenade launchers, rocket propelled grenades and various other weapons during their operations.

Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of Taliban leader, Yassin, during an operation in Washer district, Helmand province, Saturday. Yassin was in charge of a cell of fighters responsible for IED operations against Afghan civilians in Kandahar district. He was also involved in the facilitation of weapons and vehicles for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.


An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained one other insurgent during an operation in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province, today. The leader is believed responsible for planning and conducting attacks on Afghan and coalition forces throughout Nangarhar province. He is also accused of using his residence as a staging point for insurgent operations, and of housing Taliban fighters and weapons in preparation for later assaults. The security force seized two AK-47s, one automatic shotgun, one grenade and ammunition as a result of the operation.

An Afghan and coalition security force killed insurgent leader, Rauf, and two other insurgents during an operation in Asadabad district, Kunar province, yesterday. Rauf was an operational planner responsible for coordinating attacks on Afghan and coalition forces in multiple provinces throughout Afghanistan. He has facilitated funding for foreign fighters and coordinated operations between the Taliban and other insurgent groups.
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Apr. 15., 2013. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security and coalition forces discovered one weapons cache and found and safely cleared four improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, April 14.

Ghazni province
Afghan National Security Forces discovered one weapons cache during operations in the Ghazni district. The cache contained rocket-propelled grenade rounds, 107 mm rockets and small-arms ammunition.

Nangarhar province
Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Behsud district.

Afghan National Security Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Khugyani district.

Wardak province
Afghan National Security and Coalition Forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Chak-E-Wardak district.

Coalition forces found and safely cleared one IED during operations in the Maidan Shahr district.
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21 militants killed in Nangarhar operation

Jalalabad District is located in the north-wes...
Batikot District is located in the center of Nangarhar Province. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
JALALABAD (PAN): Twenty-one militants were killed by joint Afghan and US-led coalition forces during a pre-dawn operation, still ongoing, in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Monday.

Another four insurgents were wounded and 10 more were detained during the offensive that began at 3am targeting militant hideouts in Chardahi, Ambarkhana and Takya villages of Batikot district, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai the combined forces had seized 15 machineguns and 40 Kalashnikovs from insurgents.

Separately, a Taliban commander was among three insurgents detained in Kandai area of Sherzad district, according to Abdulzai, who added two Kalashnikovs and some ammunition were recovered during the operation.

from Pajhwok
By Mahbob Shah Mahbob Apr 15, 2013 - 14:38   

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Islamist Militant Assault Kills 22 in Somali Capital

Somali policemen take up position near the scene of a deadly blast in Mogadishu Apr. 14, 2013.
Somali authorities say suicide bombings and assaults by al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants on Mogadishu's main court complex killed at least 22 people and wounded 18 others Sunday, breaking a fragile return to peace.

The preliminary death toll, which includes all nine attackers, is likely to rise because some families took the bodies of their loved ones home instead of to the hospital.

Mogadishu medical officials tell VOA ((Somali service)) the two top lawyers who recently defended an alleged rape victim and the journalist who interviewed her are among the victims.

Authorities say the militants were dressed in Somali military uniforms when they stormed the main court building and started shooting at the security guards on duty. 

Government forces arrived and laid siege to the compound. Explosions could be heard while the two sides exchanged gunfire.  Hours later, a car bomb exploded near the airport in the capital, damaging a vehicle said to be carrying Turkish citizens.

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack on the court complex.

Somali President Hassan Mohamud strongly condemned Sunday's attacks, saying that "a few desperate terrorists" will not keep Somalia from moving forward toward peace and stability.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague also condemned the attacks and called for the "terrorists" who carried them out to face justice.

The U.N. Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine Mahiga, expressed shock and outrage at the violence.

from VOA News
April 14, 2013

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4 'militants' killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

The US killed four "militants" in a drone strike in the jihadist hub of Datta Khel in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan. The strike today is the first reported by the US in Pakistan in 23 days.
The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers fired a pair of missiles at a compound in Datta Khel earlier today. Four "militants" were killed in the strike, Pakistani intelligence officials and a local shopkeeper told AFP. The compound that was targeted caught fire after the strike and the bodies of those killed were badly burned.
The exact target of the strike was not disclosed. No senior al Qaeda or Taliban commanders or operatives are reported to have been killed.
Today's strike is just the first this month. The last strike, which also occurred in Datta Khel, took place on March 21. In that airstrike, four "suspected militants and their harborers" were said to have been killed.
The US has launched just 12 drone strikes in Pakistan so far this year, according to data compiled by The Long War Journal. The number of strikes in Pakistan has decreased since the peak in 2010, when 117 such attacks were recorded. In 2011, 64 strikes were launched in Pakistan, and in 2012 there were 46 strikes.

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from hindustantimes:

At least four militants have been killed by a US drone strike on Sunday in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, security officials said.
The attack took place in Datta Khel town, 35 kilometres (22 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in the lawless North Waziristan region which
borders Afghanistan. The area is a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants.
Six US drones flew over the area when one of them fired two missiles at a compound in the Manzarkhel area of the town.
"The drones kept hovering at the compound for a while and then one drone fired two missiles at the time of sunset," a local security official said.
"At least four militants were killed in the strike," said the official.
Another security official in the northwestern city of Peshawar, which lies on the edge of the tribal region, confirmed the attack and the casualties.
An eyewitness said that the compound caught fire after the strike leaving all the bodies burnt.
"The bodies of the militants were severely burnt and it was hard to identify them," Haji Gul Badin, a local shopkeeper, said.
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