China ‘Creating’ Consensus In Region To Fight Terrorism

Yao Jing, the Chinese Ambassador to Kabul, on Wednesday paid a visit to Eshkashem district in north-eastern Badakhshan province and said insurgent activity in the north of Afghanistan is a threat to the region.

Yao said that Beijing is currently working with Kabul and other countries in the fight against insurgency “to prevent their influence in China.”

“We are concerned that the insurgents or the terrorist movements in this region is a threat not only to China but I believe to Afghanistan itself, to Tajikistan and to all neighbors,” he said.

He visited the district to review the security situation and also to increase assistance to Afghanistan in its fight against insurgents.

“In fact we are working with your government, with the regional countries. First we are working for anti-terrorism, second we are increasing our capacitybuilding and certainly we have more regional consensus and coordination as far as anti-terrorism is concerned,” he said.

More and more

Kunduz police administrative deputy rescued a year after kidnapped by Taliban

The Kunduz police former administrative deputy chief Wahidullah Begzad was rescued from the Taliban captivity almost a year after he was taken hostage during an ambush by the Taliban insurgents.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said Mr. Begzad was rescued during an operation of the security forces conducted in Imam Sahib district.

More and more

Key Taliban Commander Joins Peace Process In Badakhshan

One of the Taliban’s military commanders in Badakhshan, Qari Mahrab, along with his 25 fighters, has joined the peace process.

Maharb said he was the intelligence commander for both local and foreign terrorists in Badakhshan.

According to him, 11 years ago he received military and religious training at terrorist centers in Pakistan. He then started carrying out anti-government and insurgency activities along with fellow fighters in Wardoj district of Badakhshan.

“Eleven years ago I got lessons in Pakistan and for seven years I have been with Taliban and I was on all Taliban’s battle frontlines,” Maharab said.

He said he played a key role in the collapse of many parts of Badakhshan, especially in the collapse of Yamgan and Wardoj districts.

More and more

Afghan forces prepare to retake lost district in Baghlan province

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are preparing to retake control of the lost Dahana-e-Ghori district in northern Baghlan province.

Local security officials are saying the operations will be launchd in Dahana-e-Ghori and Baghlan-e-Markazi districts in the near future.

More and more

Bomb goes off in crowded city market in Mazar-i-Sharif

A bomb in a crowded in market in the north Afghanistan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Tuesday killed at least two people and wounded 15, police officials said.

Mazar-i-Sharif, an important commercial centre near the border with Uzbekistan, has generally been spared the violence unleashed by insurgent groups battling the NATO-backed government in Kabul.

The attack on Tuesday was carried out by a suicide bomber, said police commander Baba Jan.

More and more

Key Taliban leaders among 27 killed in Badakhshan clearing ops

At least 27 Taliban insurgents including three key local leaders of the group were killed during clearing operations in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the militants were killed in Raghistan district during the “Kokcha 07′ clearance operation.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ahmad Navid Frotan said the three key local Taliban leaders have been identified as Mawlavi Nasir Ahmad Farooqi, Fasihullah Sultani, and Mullah Samiullah Shamil.
He said at least 32 militants were also wounded during the operations and 12 villages were cleared from the militants presence.

Frotan further added that 2 security personnel also lost their lives and six others sustained injuries during the same operations but the local residents did not suffer any casualties.
The Taliban militants group however rejected the report regarding the heavy casualties of the group’s militants during the operations.

More and more

Major Taliban attack repulsed in Kunduz province

Taliban insurgents killed 2 more passengersA major Taliban attack was repulsed in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan following hours of heavy clashes between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban insurgents.

Provincial police chief Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangal Bagh said the Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack in the early hours of Monday morning.

He said the attack was launched from four angles in Qala Zal district but the Afghan forces effectively responded to the Taliban fire.

According to Jangal Bagh, at least 6 Taliban insurgents were killed and 3 others were wounded during the gun battle.

More and more

Tajikistani terrorist commits suicide by jumping into river in Badakhshan

Tajikistani terrorist BadakhshanA Tajikistani terrorist killed himself by jumping into a river before the Afghan intelligence operatives mange to arrest him.

Another Tajikistan terrorist was among four arrested during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives in northeastern Badakhshan province.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the terrorists were arrested during an operation in Kof district.

More and more