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Uvalde, Texas school shooting: 18 students, one adult killed, suspected shooter dead
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Afghanistan
Three Power Pylons Repair Time Takes Weeks
It used to be the Taliban causing trouble for the Afghan government. Now, of course, the Taliban is the government, and they get to deal with the lack of power, the annoyed citizenry, and yet another expense their government cannot afford without generous and regular Western cash transfers.
[KhaamaPress] Unidentified individuals have blown up and demolished three electricity importing power pylons from Uzbekistan in Samangan province, according to local Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
officials.

According to the state-run Bakhtar News Agency, local Taliban officials said on Monday, May 23rd, that a landmine blast in Samangan entirely destroyed three electricity importing power pylons from Uzbekistan, which would take weeks to repair.

The substations’ demolition has cut off parts of Afghanistan, and Taliban officials report that a technical team has been assigned to repair them.

No group or individual has grabbed credit for the destruction of the power pylons, and the Taliban say they are investigating to identify and arrest those responsible.

Meanwhile,
...back at the cheese factory, there was only one thought in the mouse's mind: I can do this! I can do this! Then the trap sprung...
due to the damage of two power pylons in Salang, Kabul and 11 other provinces have been without electricity for almost three weeks.

Unknown individuals fully demolished the two substations, in Salang on April 30, and the power company has been unable to provide electricity to Kabul and neighboring provinces for the past 20 days.

The electricity company, also known as Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat 9DABS), had previously stated that each power pylon would cost $100,000 to repair.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2022 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Stay out of it. None of our business.
Posted by: Bertie Lumumba1577 || 05/25/2022 2:21 Comments || Top||

#2  This is why they can't have nice things
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2022 6:56 Comments || Top||

#3  You think that's bad, try to get a circuit board for an Aprilaire dehumidifier.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2022 7:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Ah, come on, you lived for thousands of years there without electricity. Going Green! (Again)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2022 7:31 Comments || Top||

#5  ...and Taliban officials report that a technical team has been assigned to repair them.

Inshallah construction? Try months, not weeks.
Posted by: Raj || 05/25/2022 10:33 Comments || Top||

#6  I suspect the Amish. Look for buggy wheel marks.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/25/2022 11:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Try months, not weeks.

Yeah, welcome to Texas.
My Jan 4 service request isn't done yet.
Freeze, ice storm, tornadoes, massive construction and west coasters moving in.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2022 15:10 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Militants kill 12 civilians in Nigeria
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] A group of armed militants attacked a village in the state of Katsina in northwestern Nigeria, according to the press service of the regional police.

It is reported that the attack took place in the village of Gakurdi.

“The bandits arrived at the village on motorcycles and opened fire indiscriminately. This caused panic in the village ,” the police said.

The shooting killed at least 12 civilians. The militants also burned several farms and stole cattle. The Nigerian armed forces have already been sent to the attack area to prevent possible repeated attacks by the bandits.

As REGNUM reported earlier , on May 24, armed militants from the terrorist group "Islamic State in West Africa" ​​(an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) attacked civilians in the state of Borno in northeast Nigeria. At least 30 people were killed in the attack.
Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Banditti


Caribbean-Latin America
Armed thugs kill 11 people in Mexico
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] At least 11 people have died as a result of an attack by armed bandits in the state of Guanajuato in Mexico, Xinhua reports, citing representatives of local authorities.

According to them, the incident occurred in the city of Selaya. There, armed bandits opened fire on visitors to two bars and one hotel. The shooting killed seven women and three men at the scene, and another victim died in hospital. The perpetrators have not yet been found.

It is noted that the state government has already expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims, and also promised to provide the necessary assistance. The regional prosecutor's office is already investigating the crime.
Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Banditti

#1  Yet people keep saying we need to have gun laws more like Mexico.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 05/25/2022 9:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Yawn, Mexico?

Chicago shootings: 31 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says


Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2022 15:14 Comments || Top||


Iraq
ISIS attack kills six civilians in Diyala, says official
[Rudaw] Suspected Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) forces of Evil on Monday attacked Diyala, killing at least six people and injuring several others, a local official told Rudaw as the terror group exploited the thick dust storm that has engulfed Iraq to launch its assaults.

At around 10:00 pm, ISIS attacked the disputed territory of Diyala’s Gulala town, known as Jalawla in Arabic, killing at least two people, local security head Shamal Abdulrahman told Rudaw.

The corpse count later climbed to six after the forces of Evil launched an assault on a family residence in the area, killing four of its members, Abdulrahman added. At least eight others, including two Iraqi soldiers, have been injured.

The terror group has not commented on the assault.

ISIS has exploited the heavy dust storm that has enveloped Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to launch attacks.
Al Ahram’s take on the tale:
Militants from the Islamic State group killed 12 civilians and wounded at least six in two separate attacks in Iraq, apparently taking advantage of a sandstorm that sharply reduced visibility across the country, security officials said Tuesday.

The attacks occurred on Monday evening in Kirkuk and Diyala provinces, where farmers came under fire while harvesting their crops.

The Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a statement that six civilians were killed in the attack in the village of Sami Asi, south of the city of Kirkuk. The Kurdish news network Rudaw said after the killings, an Iraqi federal police force that arrived on the scene was ambushed and three policemen were killed.

Earlier, IS launched an attack in Diyala's town of Gulala, killing six residents, two Iraqi security officials said.

The Sunni extremist group claimed responsibility late Monday for the Kirkuk attack, claiming it killed five Shiites in their agricultural fields in al-Rashad area in Kirkuk and set fire to five vehicles. It said its fighters clashed with a supporting unit from the federal police and destroyed one of their vehicles.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2022 00:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Suspected Turkish warplanes bombard village in Duhok
[Rudaw] A village on the border of Duhok province’s Akre was bombarded by suspected Ottoman Turkish warplanes on Tuesday without resulting in any casualties, local officials told Rudaw, presumably targeting positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the mountainous regions of the area as The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
continues its operations against the Kurdish opposition group in the Kurdistan Region.

Bombardment from the suspected Ottoman Turkish warplanes targeted two locations in Shinye village in the town of Dinarte, according to Shaaban Khalil, the head of the town, who added that the village has been deserted but locals still visit to herd their livestock and tend to their farms.

"At 3:30 pm this afternoon, Ottoman Turkish warplanes bombarded areas near Shinye village. The bombardment was near locals of the village but they were unharmed," Bakhtiyar Aziz, Shinye’s chieftain, told Rudaw on Tuesday.

The PKK does not have clear positions inside the village, but it is believed that it has positions in the village’s mountainous areas.

Also on Tuesday, two rockets targeted the facilities of Khani media agency in Duhok, disrupting its live television and radio broadcasts. Mushir Ahmed, the mayor of Zakho, blamed the PKK for the attack.

Turkey frequently targets PKK positions beyond its southern border with the Kurdistan Region. It recently launched a fresh phase in a series of anti-PKK operations. The operation, dubbed Claw-Lock, is an air and ground assault that heavily focuses on mountainous border areas where the gang maintains a presence.

On Saturday, two suspected Ottoman Turkish drones targeted a vehicle in the sub-district of Aghjalar in Sulaimani province, killing five passengers including at least two members of the PKK, according to a local official. The PKK is an gang that is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2022 00:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iraqi forces shot down a drone near Baghdad airport, SMC confirms


The Security Media Cell confirmed, on Tuesday, that the Iraqi forces shot down a drone near the Baghdad International airport.

The Cell said in a statement that the drone did not get authorization to reach the area.

Iraqi forces repel a drone attack on a US support area in Baghdad

Iraqi forces repelled earlier today a drone attack on the US diplomatic support area in the Baghdad international airport, a security source reported.

The source told Shafaq News agency that the security forces shot down a drone that attempted to target the US diplomatic support area in the Baghdad international airport, which hosts US and foreign personnel.

He noted that no casualties were recorded.

Earlier today, a security source reported that an attack targeted the US Victory Complex military base near Baghdad International Airport.

A security source told Shafaq News agency that it might be a drone or a missile attack, noting that the air defense system was activated in the base.

Bases hosting the Coalition units are constantly attacked since the liquidation of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani
.

Washington accuses pro-Iranian factions of being behind such attacks.
Rudaw adds:
According to data compiled by Rudaw English, at least eleven rocket and drone attacks were reported on bases and facilities housing US forces and personnel in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region since the start of the year.
Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Two PMF fighters killed in clashes with ISIS in Diyala and Nineveh


Two fighters of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces-PMF) were killed in two separate attacks waged by ISIS murderous Moslems in Diyala and Nineveh.

In a statement it issued on Tuesday, the PMF commission said that "Saleh Yussif al-Asadi, a fighter from the fourth brigade, has been killed in the Diyala sector."

Another PMF statement said that Mohammad Abboudi al-Hassani, a fighter from the 44th PMF brigade, perished during festivities with ISIS murderous Moslems in al-Hadar sector, south of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Two others were maimed in the confrontations, the statement said.
Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq's Intelligence Agency arrested terrorists in Baghdad, Diyala, and Kirkuk


On Tuesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of 13 "terrorists" in the governorates of Baghdad, Diyala, and Kirkuk.

The Security Media Cell said, "The Federal Intelligence and Investigation Agency launched security operations in Baghdad and other governorates and arrested nine bandidos forces of Evil in the capital, one of whom worked in the so-called "security sector of Fallujah."

This terrorist fled outside the country in 2016. He has three brothers who worked with ISIS and were killed during the liberation operations."

According to the Cell, the Agency also arrested two bandidos forces of Evil in Diyala and another in Kirkuk who worked in the so-called Diwan al-Jund."

In 2017, Iraq declared final victory over ISIS after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country; the bad boy group captured about a third of Iraq's territory. The war has had a devastating impact on the areas previously controlled by the bad boys. About 3.2 million people remain displaced.

Yet, ISIS still has sleeper cells in several Iraqi Governorates.

Recently, the terrorist organization has become more active, as sleeper cells target civilians and security forces, especially in the governorates of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Saladin, and Diyala, known as "the Triangle of Death."
Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Casualties Among Government Forces In Deir Ez-Zor
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Unknown Gunmen Open Fire On A Local Official In Daraa
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US Says Any Turkish Operation In NE Syria Would Put At Risk US Forces
Posted by: badanov || 05/25/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can think of a good solution for that.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/25/2022 11:56 Comments || Top||



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