A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 27, an eyewitness and police said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the latest to strike the country in the year since the Taliban seized power. Several children were reported to be among the wounded.
The Islamic State group’s local affiliate has stepped up attacks targeting the Taliban and civilians since the former insurgents’ takeover last August as US and NATO troops were in the final stages of their withdrawal from the country. Last week, the IS claimed responsibility for killing a prominent Taliban cleric at his religious center in Kabul.
According to the eyewitness, a resident of the city’s Kher Khanna neighborhood where the Siddiquiya Mosque was targeted, the explosion was carried out by a suicide bomber. The slain cleric was Mullah Amir Mohammad Kabuli, the eyewitness said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
He added that more than 30 other people were wounded.
[DAWN] A rebel Taliban ...Arabic for students... commander from Afghanistan’s minority Shia 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... community was killed while attempting to flee to Iran, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, denying local reports suggesting he was murdered in captivity.
Mahdi Mujahid’s split with the Taliban leadership in June is the highest-profile public division seen in the hardline group since they returned to power in August last year.
He was appointed intelligence chief of Bamiyan ...a place in Afghanistan that used to have some historically interesting statues of the Buddha carved into a mountainside. Then the holy men showed up and now all they have is some big holes... province at the time, but months later was sacked following a dispute that local media attributed to control of the lucrative coal trade.
Mujahid went on the run in June after the Taliban sent thousands of troops to crush his loyalists.
Days of fighting raged, with 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... estimating at least 27,000 people were displaced by the violence.
Afghanistan’s mostly Shia ethnic Hazaras have faced persecution for decades, and Mujahid’s appointment was initially seen as supporting the Taliban’s claim of being more inclusive to non-Pashtuns.
On Wednesday, officials said border forces identified Mujahid in Herat ...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns... province, near the frontier with Iran, and "punished him for his deeds".
"He didn’t have anyone with him," provincial information officer Naeemul Haq Haqqani told AFP, adding he was "killed after a conflict".
Sounds like an encounter to me. Was there a crossfire at zero dark thirty on The Spot, at the end of which our target is found dead, accidentally shot precisely behind the right ear?
Pictures circulating on social media, however, purported to show Mujahid alive and in jug. Haqqani dismissed those reports.
"Rumours that this person was captured alive are lies," he said.
The Taliban were accused of abuses against the Hazaras when they first ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.
The Hazaras are also the target of attacks by the Death EaterIslamic 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.... group, which considers them heretics.
Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahid embraced the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... 13 years ago, while foreign forces were stationed in Afghanistan; he played a key part in the collapse of the republican system in Afghanistan’s northern provinces.
However, Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried... more than ten months after the Taliban assumed power, he began to criticize the Taliban group.
According to reports, Mahdi Mujahid sought more 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... participation in the Taliban government, but the Taliban leaders disregarded not just his demand, but also the views of the international community and internal political circles, in order to establish an inclusive government.
Mawlawi Mujahid was the only Hazara Taliban commander to take up arms against the Taliban government.
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On Tuesday, federal prosecutor in Berlin, Germany, arrested a Syrian accused of supporting the 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.... Organization (ISIS).
The Karlsruhe authorities announced that the security authorities had arrested a Syrian who is said to have traveled to his home country in 2019 to fight for ISIS.
According to the arrest warrant, he went to Syria to join ISIS and participate in combat operations or attacks.
However, some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go... injuries he got prevented him from participating in combat, and then he was the contact person for ISIS women who wanted to flee from a Kurdish camp, the arrest warrant read.
The German authorities arrested four other men, who are suspected of supporting him, according to German outlets.
The accused is scheduled to be brought before an investigating judge at the Federal Court of Justice to issue a verdict against him.
The Sherlocks also accuse the man of having organized money transfers to ISIS and buying three assault rifles through intermediaries in Syria.
On July 27, Duesseldorf state court in Germany sentenced German women for three years and a half in prison over charges of joining the ISIS in Syria.
In June, the German city of Frankfurt tried Syrian man accused of fighting along ISIS, and committing a war crime when he was fighting with the Free Syrian Army ... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund... .
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[IsraelTimes] Suspects, residents of West Bank city of Nablus, questioned over purpose of reportedly ’substandard’ material
Paleostinian Authority security forces last week arrested two members of the 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... terror group who had in their possession 17 kilograms (37 pounds) of explosives, according to a report on Tuesday.
The kaboom was "substandard" but still considered a large amount, Channel 12 reported.
The two suspects, both residents of Nablus who were had joined PIJ, were questioned by PA security services about why they had the explosives and their intended use.
The increased presence of Islamic Jihad in the West Bank is seen as a major development in the territory over the past several months, the report said.
Beginning in the Jenin refugee camp, PIJ’s influence has spread to other areas such as Nablus, Tulkarem and Qalqilya.
The expansion is being funded by Iran ...The nation is 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... and its Lebanese proxy, the Hezbollah terror group, which are funneling cash to the areas.
Last week Israel killed a wanted terrorist, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades commander Ibrahim Nabulsi. during a raid in Nablus. Two others were killed in the fierce shootout and a further 40 people were reported injured.
The operation came less than 48 hours after Israel and PIJ reached a ceasefire following three days of armed conflict in and around 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.
The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is a coalition of gangs associated with the Paleostinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party. The terror group has carried out joint attacks with Paleostinian Islamic Jihad in the West Bank.
PIJ has warned it may resume fighting unless Israel agrees to release two of its members. However, corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds... so far neither has been set free.
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