[8am] Local sources in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh Province, are reporting a kaboom that took place in the region.
According to these sources, the earth-shattering kaboom took place at approximately 8:00 PM on Sunday, September 24th, in the vicinity of the Balkh Province prison located in the first district of Mazar-e-Sharif.
Details regarding the target and any casualties resulting from this incident remain unclear at this time.
However, some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves... Mohammad Asef Waziri, the spokesperson for the Taliban ...Arabic for students... ’s security command in Balkh, has stated that the earth-shattering kaboom was caused by a homemade bomb that exploded in front of the Mazar-e-Sharif Municipality. Fortunately, this explosion did not result in any casualties.
Waziri further added that Taliban investigative units have already arrived at the scene, and a thorough investigation is currently underway.
The most recent explosion in Balkh Province occurred on September 20th when journalists had gathered at the Tebian Cultural and Social Center.
[8am] Following the recent killing of two Hazara ...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets... individuals in the Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province, the National Resistance® Council for the Salvation of Afghanistan has asserted that, in the past two years, the Taliban ...Arabic for students... have been responsible for the deaths of 17 Hazara residents.
The National Resistance® Council for the Salvation of Afghanistan issued a statement on Saturday night, September 23, denouncing this act by the Taliban as a "systematic massacre" of Shia and Hazara people.
The statement by this council reads: "In the recent incident, two individuals named Haji Hassan and Ali Khan, who were father and son, were brutally martyred and beheaded in the Tangi Mami area of Joye- Naw region in Khas Uruzgan district of the province. Prior to that, on September 12, a person named Sayed Amir Alawi suspiciously lost his life in the Joye- Naw region."
According to this statement, armed local individuals, with Taliban support, have set farms, and houses on fire, cut down trees, and looted the belongings of the people in this region.
The National Resistance® Council for the Salvation of Afghanistan continues to remind that Taliban members are also engaged in suppressing residents in Panjshir province, and the Andarab districts of Baghlan province.
This council calls for investigations into the committed crimes and immediate actions to prevent similar events in Afghanistan by international bodies, especially the United Nations ...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly... Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) office in Kabul.
This comes as two days ago, Muhammad Mohaqiq, the leader of the People’s Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan, claimed that Talibs had killed a father and son in the province of Uruzgan.
The Taliban have not made any statements regarding this matter yet.
FORMER AFGHAN LEADERS HOLD VIRTUAL MEETING ON SATURDAY – Members of the National Resistance Council for the Salvation of Afghanistan (NRCS) hosted an online meeting that included many senior leaders of the previous regime. The event was timed to mark the anniversary of the assassination of President Burhanuddin Rabbani. Several topics were discussed during the meeting including the gender bans put in place by the Taliban and the installation of non-ethnically aligned leadership in Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, and other enclaves. It was not clear if a plan of action was worked on during the consultation.
ASIAN GAMES OPEN IN CHINA, AFGHAN WOMEN ATHLETES ARE SET TO COMPETE – Apparently, Chinese officials will allow 17 Afghan women athletes to compete in the games that began yesterday. Sources in Kabul had said Taliban officials had objected to the women’s participation and requested they be disqualified, but the organizers in China have signaled they will be allowed to compete. The official news outlet for the Taliban reported on the opening of the games but did not mention the female athletes. It is believed that over 100 male Afghan athletes are in Hangzhou, representing the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Human rights groups are concerned that the families of the women athletes may face repercussions from the Taliban regime and that they would be closely monitoring their health and well-being.
TALIBAN CONFIRMS THAT A PLAN TO DEAL WITH THE TTP HAS BEEN WORKED OUT WITH PAKISTAN – Zabihullah Mujahid, chief spokesman for the regime gave remarks about the new agreement with Pakistan that were broadcast on television Sunday. He was clear to enunciate that Afghanistan will only focus on its side of the border and his remarks did not contain specifics about what the Taliban would do to keep TTP/ISIS militants from using Afghanistan as a base of operations against Pakistan. The Taliban are having to walk a tightrope over the issue of the TTP and many sources inside of Afghanistan say that trust between the two groups has steadily eroded throughout late 2022 and 2023. While the TTP does not maintain enough forces inside of Afghanistan to directly challenge Kabul, they could easily destabilize the security situation should they decide to take umbrage over the new ties with Islamabad.
Balkh: A grenade was tossed toward the entrance of the central municipal offices in Mazar-i-Sharif yesterday by an unknown individual. While no injuries or deaths occurred, Taliban leaders in the province voiced concerns to the security forces leadership about the act, complaining that security personnel have gotten complacent,
Balkh: A team of ALF fighters attacked the Central Prison complex in Mazar-i-Sharif yesterday evening, The team fired on the Taliban guards stationed above the prison entrance, 1 Talib was reportedly killed and 3 others were wounded in the engagement.
Baghlan: A night attack was reportedly carried out on a Taliban-fortified position in the Deh Salah district at around midnight. The ALF strike tram opened fire in the position, claiming to have killed 2 Taliban and wounded 3 more. The base is viewed by Resistance forces as a key target, facilitating communications for the Taliban in the area.
The Somali government said an operation in the central city of Elbur targeted al-Shabaab ...... the personification of Somali state failure... leaders in a meeting, days after the SNA vacated the area.
The suspected US Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... killed several leaders, including the head of finance of the al-Shabaab group in the Galgaduud region, whose name was identified as Sahal.
The commander of the 26th Brigade of the Danab force, General Ismail Abdimalik, confirmed the operation to the state media, saying the army would continue such raids.
US and local community fighters are involved in the ongoing military operation in Somalia, which saw the liberation of dozens of villages from al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda-linked group.
The city of Elbur is one of the areas that the government recently took over, but the army later left following the deadly attack on Cawsweyne [Osweine], which killed many soldiers.
Somali government officials have avoided giving details of the attack, but sources said the two SNA brigades that captured Cowsweyne suffered heavy losses. It was described as "painful."
Al-Shabaab has returned and now rules Elbur, which is located in the Galmudug ...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth... state of Somalia, where President Hassan Sheikh is mobilizing an offensive against the Death Eaters.
[Garowe] Emergency workers in central Somalia dug through rubble to recover more bodies Sunday after a truck bombing killed over a dozen people and brought buildings crashing down.
A jacket wallah drove the vehicle which was loaded with explosives towards a security checkpoint in the town of Beledweyne on Saturday, triggering a kaboom that left scores trapped under bricks and concrete.
Police told AFP on Sunday that the toll had climbed past the 13 deaths reported earlier but could not provide an exact figure.
"The search and clearing operation is going on at the site of the earth-shattering kaboom and dead bodies were recovered this morning under the debris of some buildings," said Sayid Ali, deputy commander of the Beledweyne cop shoppe.
"There are concerns the corpse count may increase further," he said, adding that the bomber had targeted a busy neighbourhood that housed businesses and residential buildings.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Saturday’s bombing, which came after Somalia’s beleaguered government admitted to suffering "several significant setbacks" in its fight against the al-Qaeda-linked murderous Moslems.
Ahmed Yare Adan, a local police officer, told AFP on Saturday that the attack had killed 13 people and maimed 45.
Somali Deputy Health Minister Mohammed Hassan said late Saturday that "around 13 seriously maimed people (were) evacuated from Beledweyne tonight" and brought to the capital Mogadishu for treatment.
An African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... force deployed in Somalia in 2007 with a six-month mandate but still remains on the ground.
UN resolutions call for the African Union Transition in Somalia (ATMIS) force to be reduced to zero by the end of next year, handing over security to the Somali army and police.
But this has proved challenging, with the government now seeking to delay a planned reduction of ATMIS troops.
Somalia launched a major offensive against al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... in August last year, joining forces with local clan militias in an operation backed by ATMIS troops and US air strikes.
But Somalia’s national security adviser recently wrote to the United Nations ...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks... requesting a 90-day delay to the planned pullout of 3,000 ATMIS troops by the end of September.
In the letter, seen by AFP, he said the government had "managed to re-liberate towns, villages, and critical supply routes" during its offensive but had suffered "several significant setbacks" since late August.
A suicide bomber drove the vehicle which was loaded with explosives towards a security checkpoint in the town of Beledweyne on Saturday, triggering an explosion that razed nearby buildings, trapping residents and injuring dozens.
"The death toll from yesterday's explosion has increased today from 13 to 21 people after more dead bodies were recovered under the debris of the destroyed buildings, some... burnt beyond recognition," Ahmed Yare Adan, a local police officer, told AFP by phone.
BREAKING: 70 Al-shabaab militants killed in an operation conducted by the Somali National Army backed by local forces near Caad in #Mudug region; Deputy Information Minister @Al_Adaala confirms. pic.twitter.com/UGazWKqrE5
[MAIL] Shocking photos show the violence Border Patrol agents are being subjected to at the US-Mexico border - while video shows more than 5,000 asylum seekers illegally boarding a freight train to gain entry into the country over the weekend.
Republican Maya Flores shared the shocking graphic images of a badly bloodied federal agent after an alleged altercation with an uncooperative migrant near McAllen, Texas.
'This is the type of violence that is being exerted on Border Patrol Agents by those who don't want to be apprehended,' the former official wrote, some six months after leaving her post this past January.
In Central Mexico, AP video showed a non-passenger freighter arriving on the outskirts of the central city of Irapuato spurring a mad scramble from the thousands-strong procession waiting for its arrival.
Seen sleeping alongside the tracks in anticipation of the convoy, the mostly Venezuelan crowd proceed to board the train's metal trailers with ease, with several tossing up bags and handing up their small children swaddled in winter coats.
Police alongwith security forces have busted two terror modules in Kulgam by arresting 05 hybrid hard boyz of proscribed terror outfit LeT. Huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from their possession, officials said today.
Kulgam police alongwith Army (1st RR & 9RR) and CRPF (18 Bn & 46 BN) busted two terror modules by arresting five hybrid hard boyz of proscribed terror outfit LeT, said a police front man in a statement.
"Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 02 Pistols, 03 Hand Grenades 01 UBGL, 02 Pistol magazine, 12 Pistol rounds and 21 AK-47 rounds have been recovered from their possession."
"They have been identified as Aadil Hussain Wani son of Lal Din Wani resident of Poniwah, Suhail Ahmad Dar son of Siraj Ahmad Dar resident of Bugam, Aitmad Ahmad Laway son of Abdul Rashid Laway resident of Brazilian Jageer, Mehraj Ahmad Lone son of Bashir Ahmad Lone resident of Hawoora and Sabzar Ahmad Khaar son of Ghulam Mohammad Khar resident of Ghat Redwani Payeen."
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered and further investigation has been initiated.
[IsraelTimes] 3 shootings at Israeli West Bank targets cause no casualties
Israeli security forces said Sunday they had arrested eight Paleostinian students suspected of planning a terror attack in the immediate future.
The students, from Birzeit University near Ramallah, were nabbed following an investigation into Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, cells in Paleostinian educational institutions, the Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet said.
They were allegedly recruited by Hamas operatives in Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... , receiving weaponry intended for the attack.
Officials said some of the suspects had confessed to the allegations.
Sunday saw reports of three shootings that caused no injuries: gunfire toward the settlement of Hinanit in the northern West Bank, with bullet holes found in a window; and gunfire toward two military positions in the Tulkarem area.
Overnight two Paleostinians were killed and an Israeli soldier was moderately hurt during exchanges of fire near Tulkarem, Paleostinians and the military said.
The Israel Defense Forces said it operated against terror infrastructure in the city’s Nur Shams refugee camp, where it destroyed a command center and dozens of bombs.
Throughout the activity, button men exchanged fire with IDF troops and detonated bombs against them. The army said it fired upon assailants and hit a number of them.
"Two Paleostinians were killed by live Israeli bullets to the head," the Paleostinian health ministry said. It identified the two as Osaid Abu Ali, 22, and Abd al-Rahman Abu Daghash, 32.
An Israeli soldier was moderately hurt by shrapnel. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The raid caused heavy damage to the camp’s main road, severing water pipes and flooding parts of the street. The ground floor of the targeted building was heavily damaged, while part of the exterior wall of the second floor collapsed.
The army said it had used engineering forces to uncover bombs that had been planted under the pavement.
Violence has surged across the region over the past year and a half, with a rise in Paleostinian shooting attacks against Israeli civilians and troops in the West Bank, near-nightly arrest raids by the military, and an uptick in Dire Revenge attacks by krazed killer Jewish settlers against Paleostinians.
Paleostinian attacks in Israel and the West Bank since the beginning of the year have left 27 civilians and three soldiers dead, and several others seriously maimed.
According to a tally by The Times of Israel, 189 West Bank and East Jerusalem Paleostinians have been killed during the same period — the majority during festivities with security forces or while carrying out attacks, but some were uninvolved civilians and others were killed under unclear circumstances, including by armed Israeli settlers.
[IsraelTimes] Military sends another battalion to frontier region, defense minister tours border; firefighters bring three blazes under control
The military said it was reinforcing troops along the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip border Sunday, as tensions rise along the frontier and as incendiary balloons sparked fresh fires in Israel.
"In line with a situational assessment, it was decided to add a battalion to the Gaza Division," the Israel Defense Forces said.
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant toured the border region Sunday along with IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, and the two met top commanders to review latest developments.
Firefighters said Sunday afternoon they had brought three blazes under control in the Gaza periphery, while stating that they were caused by incendiary balloons from the Strip.
Paleostinians in Gaza have increasingly returned in recent weeks to the practice of launching incendiary devices tied to helium balloons into Israel. Such fire-starting contraptions have been responsible for numerous fires that have destroyed large tracts of land.
On Saturday, the military carried out an Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... on a Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, position in the Gaza Strip following the latest riots along the border which included gunfire toward Israeli army forces.
Also Sunday, three Paleostinian terror groups announced plans to escalate their fight against Israel and to increase cooperation between them. Hamas, Paleostinian Islamic Jihad ...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah... and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine made the statement after a meeting of brass hats in Beirut.
The groups "stressed the importance of escalating the comprehensive resistance, especially the armed resistance, in the face of the Israeli occupation, and agreed to strengthen all forms of coordination between the three organizations on all issues."
They also expressed their pride in ongoing West Bank attacks on civilians and soldiers, calling them "bold, heroic operations that confuse the occupation soldiers and settlers and exhaust them."
Paleostinians have been holding near-daily riots on the Gaza border in recent weeks. During the riots, Paleostinians have been detonating bombs, setting tires on fire, trying to breach the security barrier and opening fire at troops in a handful of cases.
[Rudaw] At least two non-combatants were killed on Saturday when an alleged Syrian regime rocket barrage struck a displacement camp in the northwestern rebel-held Idlib province, a rescue group reported.
"Two non-combatants were killed (an elderly man and a woman) and two others were maimed (a child at death's door and a man) by regime forces rocket strikes that targeted a camp in a residential area on the outskirts of Sarmin in the eastern countryside of Idlib," the White Helmets rescue group said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
"The bombing also led to a fire in the camp," the group said, adding that they had put out the fire, treated the injured, and removed the bodies of the dead.
The area is among a stretch of frontline between Syrian government forces and the jihadist group Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... (HTS), the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda.
HTS is the prominent force among dozens of rebel factions operating in the area and has been internationally recognized as a terrorist organization.
Half of Idlib province, as well as parts of Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia provinces, are the last rebel-held bastions in the country after Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Light of the Alawites... , with Russian and Iranian support, seized back swathes of territory over the course of the brutal Syrian civil war, which erupted in 2011.
Last month, at least eight HTS members were killed when Russian Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s targeted their base on the outskirts of Idlib.
In June, artillery shelling by Syrian government forces killed three civilians in rebel-held areas of Aleppo province.
Over 13 million Syrians have been displaced since the start of the civil war, more than six million of which are refugees who have fled the war-torn country, according to a report from the United Nations ...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense... High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Authorities in Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... have neutralized 30 bombs meant to go off simultaneously in Tehran and detained 28 "terrorists" linked to ISIS, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday, citing the intelligence ministry.
"Some of the members are of ISIS and the perpetrators have a history of being affiliated with [extremist] groups in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistain and the Kurdistan region of Iraq," Iran’s intelligence ministry added in a statement.
The orchestrated attacks aimed to undermine security within Iran, portray it as unstable, and instill fear, the ministry said, adding that the planned attacks were intended to occur on the anniversary of last year’s anti-regime protests, which were triggered by Mahsa Amini’s death.
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