KABUL BOMB KILLS 25+ COLLEGE HOPEFULS – A suicide bomber attacked the Kaaj Education Center in the 13th Police District on Friday. The attacker first killed a Taliban security guard at the entrance to the classrooms, then detonated a suicide vest in a classroom where approximately 300 young men and women were taking practice university entrance exams. The blast is said to have killed at least 25 people, mostly young women, and wounded at least 56 more. Observers say the death toll is expected to climb, and hospitals are rushing to treat the wounded. The area, which is predominantly Shiite and largely Hazara, has been targeted by ISIS-K several times this year, and this attack is thought to be perpetrated by ISIS-K as well. The attack drew immediate condemnation from the international community and illustrates the Taliban’s limited effectiveness in providing local security.
ANOTHER DISTRICT IN NURISTAN OUSTS THE TALIBAN – Yesterday, the Afghan Digest received a report from Nuristan that residents of the Mandol district had ousted the Taliban governor and seized control of local Taliban administrative offices. Today, there is word from the Doawb district that a similar event has taken place. Kabul initially rejected reports of the insurrection in Mandol, then dispatched a force of 70 Taliban fighters to reinstate the deposed governor. No word has been received about the security situation in either district at this time.
MORE INFO ON ALLEGED TALIBAN COOPERATION WITH 16 TERRORIST GROUPS – New information from Russia and Tajikistan supports previous reporting of the NRF’s allegations that the Taliban met with several leaders of regional and international terrorist organizations in Kabul to discuss the exportation of terrorism into Central Asia. The new information states that Minister of the Interior Sirajuddin Haqqani was present for the meeting, and the discussions focused on launching terrorism campaigns in Central Asian states over the coming 6 months. The reports also claim that the terrorist group leaders were hosted by Hadji Afzal, a known supporter of the Haqqani network. A source in the Ministry of the Interior claims that al-Qaeda has been given the titular role in coordinating operations, and Mawlavi Ibrohim of the Haqqani network would act as the liaison for the Taliban. While this information has not been confirmed, the fact it was shared with Russian and Tajik press outlets indicates that Moscow remains concerned about the rise of terror in Afghanistan and continues playing its double game with the Taliban.
BEHEADED CORPSES DISCOVERED IN NANGARHAR – Today, sources reported that a number of bodies were discovered on September 26 in the Pachiragam district in Nangarhar province. The total number of bodies is currently disputed and ranges from 11 to 23. The Taliban have not allowed locals to view the bodies, and their identities, reasons for the beheadings, and timeframe for when they were killed are not known.
PAKISTANI SOLDIER KILLED IN A CROSS BORDER ATTACK – The official media outlet for Pakistan’s armed forces released a statement about Sepoy Jamshaid Iqbal, a soldier who was killed near the Khurlachi region of the Kurram District in an attack that originated in Afghanistan. The Pakistani military claims to have killed several of the militants in a subsequent exchange of fire but did not elaborate on the details of the clash. The identity of the suspected militant group was not released.
CONFLICT TRACKER Takhar: 1 female non-combatant was killed during a clash in the city center of Taloqan between Taliban and NRF forces, Local eyewitnesses said some Taliban were killed as well but could not confirm the number.
*NOTE: Fragmented reports of several engagements have been received from Panjshir over the last several days. However, the nightly internet outages are hampering our ability to accurately report the fighting. At-risk Afghans should understand that Panjshir, Takhar, and Badakshan remain the three most active conflict zones in the country, and we will not always have accurate or up-to-date information regarding the tactical situation there.
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NURISTAN CRACKDOWN POSSIBLE – With today’s reporting on a second breakaway district in Nuristan, most Afghanistan observers are expecting a harsh crackdown from the Taliban to quell further defections. Our analysis indicates that more Taliban fighters will be dispatched to these remote districts in order to reassert Kabul’s authority, and these troops will likely have to garrison in the districts for the foreseeable future. Historically, the Taliban have sent leaders to meet with local leaders and hear grievances, but we have not yet received information about a mission such as this being undertaken in Nuristan. The situation remains dangerous, and the area ought to be avoided.
Many casualties were incurred due to the explosion in the Kaaj education center in the Shiite area of Kabul, the Afghan capital, albeit the precise figures are still being calculated. Read more at:https://t.co/jTiJVsMOtv
Many casualties were incurred due to the earth-shattering kaboom in the Kaaj education center in the Shiite area of Kabul, the Afghan capital, albeit the precise figures are still being calculated.
The fatal explosion took place inside a class of 300 students early on Friday, September 30, at the Kaaj educational facility in Kabul’s 13th police district, which trains students for the Kankor entrance exams.
One of the center’s instructors, Mukhtar Modbar, posted on Facebook that his sister Um al-Nabiyin was also a victim of this incident. He added that the armed assailant killed the center’s security guard before detonating his boom jacket in a class of 300 students.
The preliminary figures for the fatalities and injuries were announced to be 19 and 27 respectively. Khalid Zadran, the spokesperson for the Taliban ...Arabic for students... Kabul Police, stated that the earth-shattering kaboom resulted in 19 deaths and 27 maimed.
However, denial ain't just a river in Egypt... a Taliban security source told Al Jazeera that 32 people died and more than 40 were maimed in the earth-shattering kaboom that terrorized Kabul and targeted students.
More than 100 people are said to have died and been injured in this bloody incident, according to witnesses.
Khaama Press, independently, does not confirm any of the presented figures at this time as the earth-shattering kaboom videos it received show heavy casualties. Hospitals nearby have received a large number of the injured and dead.
Female students who were taking the practice test for Afghanistan’s national entrance exam, Kankor, make up the majority of the victims in this incident.
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... neighborhoods in Kabul have witnessed a surge of similar attacks that have incurred heavy casualties to the Hazara community this year.
However, denial ain't just a river in Egypt... terrorist groups, in particular ISIS, threatened educational institutions in Hazara neighborhoods long before the Taliban seized power in the country.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/01/2022 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA
I was in Baghdad when they car bombed the girls school in Qadisaya
I went there and helped with triage and first aid
I was covered with blood
29 girls under 12 killed and dozens crippled for life physically and mentally
You wonder why these animals targeted women
So far not a word ever from our loud mouth feminists
[REGNUM] Farhan Mohamud Adan , head of the Banadir region police , was killed in a clash with militants from the al-Shabab terrorist group (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) in Somalia, the press service of the Somali police reported.
It is reported that the anti-terrorist operation took place in the city of Balad, located 30 kilometers north of the Somali capital of Mogadishu. According to the press service, Adan led this operation.
“Terrorism is a threat to life. We will never give up our goal of ensuring the security of the country and the destruction of terrorism ,” the press service added.
It is noted that during the counter-terrorist operation, the security forces faced fierce resistance from militants. According to preliminary data, Adan died when his convoy was blown up by an explosive device.
Brigadier General Farhan Mohamoud Aden known as Farhan Qarole.
In the same IED blast that killed Farhan Qarole, a journalist working for the state media was also killed. The Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to social media sites supporting the group.
[AnNahar] Moroccan police said Thursday they had arrested a 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.... group member, in cooperation with U.S. intelligence officers, who was accused of plotting a "terrorist" act.
The 29-year-old man was arrested in the economic capital Casablanca "for his alleged involvement in the preparation of a terrorist scheme aimed at seriously undermining public order", Morocco's Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) said in a statement.
The suspect had carried out "reconnaissance visits to identify certain security checkpoints, with a view to attacking them and using their weapons in terrorist operations", the BCIJ added.
The suspect had reportedly sought to "join terrorist organizations" including those based in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in Syria and Iraq.
In 2003, Casablanca was hit by a dozen jacket wallahs, killing 33 people and wounding dozens more.
Since then, Morocco has been spared major attacks, but its security services regularly report foiling plots.
Since 2002, Moroccan police claim to have dismantled 2,000 "terror cells" and arrested some 3,500 people in cases linked to terror, according to the BCIJ.
...since 2018 known formally as Islamic State Central Africa Province-Mozambique (ISCAP), whence they moved in 2015 from the Congo, where they had called themselves Ansar al-Sunna (supporters of the tradition), more formally as Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamah (ASWJ, adepts of the prophetic tradition). Originally led by Abu Yasir Hassan of Tanzania (also known as Yaseer Hassan and Abu Qasim), who moved between Mocimboa da Praia and the Congo until his death possibly in 2015. Al Shabaab-Mozambique funds itself through heroin, contraband, ivory, raiding, and selling the local girls into slavery...
were mauled and eaten by lions after a battle Inshallah. Clearly their actions displeased their god.
They died in military operation in Cabo Delgado after killing villagers in the area
Local police said they died from guns, lions, crocodiles, snakes and buffaloes ...suggesting Allah is not merely displeased, but seriously annoyed...
Mozambican forces said that they captured four jihadists who were involved in recruiting and radicalising people and said 16 more died
Violence in Cabo Delgado is over multi-billion dollar natural gas reserves, third largest on the continent ... Cabo Delgado is known for coal and ruby mines, natural gas, and jihad...
Deaths in Cabo Delgado have already topped 4,000 and around 950,000 people have been displaced from their homes. The province which borders Tanzania is the only area of Mozambique with a Muslim majority and is a heavily neglected area.
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire... on Friday said it had arrested nine members suspected of operating for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southern province of Mersin, a day after the group grabbed credit on an attack in the province.
"An operation was carried out with the support of the special operations police to catch the suspects whose identities and addresses were determined," Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu Agency reported, adding that nine suspects were captured by the police.
A tenth suspect was not located at his residence and could not be found, according to Anadolu.
The People’s Defense Forces (HPG), the armed wing of the PKK, said on Thursday that two of its female members were responsible for carrying out an attack in Mersin’s Mezitli district which led to the death of one police officer and the injury of another, calling the Ottoman Turkish intelligence service "weak" for failing to identify the fighters.
The PKK is an gang struggling for the increased rights of Kurds in Turkey. Ankara considers it a terrorist organization and targets it at home as well as southward across the border with Iraq and Syria.
Earlier in September, another anti-PKK operation in Mersin resulted in the arrest of eight suspects, according to Ottoman Turkish state media.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
10/01/2022 00:49 ||
Top|| File under: Sublime Porte
GREATERKASHMIRE] The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has opposed in the Delhi High Court the plea of a Kashmiri woman separatist leader challenging the attachment of her mother-in-law's house, saying the property was utilised for "terror activities" and even for celebrating "Pakistain Day."
The agency, in its reply, claimed that the attached house was used as the office of proscribed terrorist organization Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) by Aasiya Andrabi, and anti-India speeches were made and pro-Pak slogans were chanted at the meetings held there.
NIA said that besides the distribution of insurrectionary material, the Pak flag was also unfurled on its premises to profess Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... as part of Pakistain and India as an aggressor.
Andrabi, who was chief of the banned outfit Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Nation), had approached the high court in August against a trial court order which refused to interfere with the attachment of the house by NIA.
NIA responded that the house, which was used for "acts of terror coupled with propaganda to destabilize the illusory sovereignty and integrity of India", was "proceeds of terrorism" and the attachment was done after following due procedure.
The agency said that Andrabi used social media platforms to spread insurrectionary imputations and hateful speeches for endangering the integrity, security, and illusory sovereignty of India, and thirty-nine cases are registered against her under various laws in Jammu and Kashmir.
It clarified that even though the house was in the name of Andrabi's mother-in-law, there are "significant numbers of incriminating videos and photos" to show persons "openly advocating secession of Jammu and Kashmir from the Union of India from this attached house".
"She along with her associates regularly celebrated ’Pakistain Day' at her residence situated at Zair Number 34/1, 35/1, Iqbal Colony, 90 Feet Road, Soura PO- Naushera, PSSoura, Srinagar wherein anti-India speeches/slogans were made, insurrectionary material were distributed and pro-Pak slogans were chanted along with unfurling of Pak flag to profess that Kashmir is a part of Pakistain and that India is an aggressor," the reply filed recently claimed.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/01/2022 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies
An uptick has been noticed in the number of foreign terrorists operating in Jammu and Kashmir post the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan but the overall strength of militants in the valley is low and can be capped below 200, outgoing CRPF DG Kuldiep Singh said on Thursday.
He said all the security forces operating in Kashmir are working in a coordinated manner and terrorist incidents have gone down post the abrogation of Article 370 from the erstwhile state in 2019.
The CRPF director general, during a press conference, was asked about the killing of locals and Kashmiri Pandits by unknown and unseen terrorists to which he said that it was a "challenge" but all the forces were effectively tackling it.
"This is a challenge... After Afghanistan, this challenge has grown in many forms and you can see it... Also like the number of foreign terrorists goes up and sometimes down. However, the total number of terrorists in J&K is less now... It is under 200 now as compared to the earlier times when it used to be 230-240," Singh said.
The Taliban took over the reins of Afghanistan in August last year.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/01/2022 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies
[GREATERKASHMIRE] Police along with Army claimed to have a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Gurez area of north Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... 's Bandipora district.
"Bandipora Police and Army recovered huge #arms & ammunition including 7 AK-47 rifles, 2 Pistols, 21 AK Magazines, 1190 rounds, 132 pistol rounds, 13 grenades & other #incriminating materials in Nowshehra Nard, Gurez area of #Bandipora. Case registered, " a police front man said.
[IsraelTimes] PA security official reportedly tells PA’s Abbas he cannot promise end to attacks; IDF said to more than double its presence in West Bank since beginning of terror wave
Israel’s security establishment is in a heightened state of preparedness as it deals with a record number of terror alerts in the lead-up to the Yom Kippur fast day, Hebrew media reported on Friday.
The Kan public broadcaster reported that security officials have received more than 80 warnings or intelligence tips about possible terror attacks as Jewish Israelis prepare to observe the fast day, which starts Tuesday evening. The number is higher than last year.
The alerts come as Israel faces several security challenges amid the High Holiday season. Israeli troops have come under increasing gunfire during raids in the West Bank, and there have been repeated festivities this week between security forces and Paleostinians in East Jerusalem and the Old City. Additionally, there have also been several failed shooting attacks targeting Israelis in the past week in the West Bank.
According to Channel 13 news, festivities have spread from hot spots of the northern West Bank cities of Jenin and Nablus to other areas of the West Bank that had until recently not experienced the escalation of violence, noting festivities in villages around Hebron in the southern West Bank.
Amid the rise in tensions, Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas ...aka Abu Mazen, a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial. While no Yasser Arafat, he has his own brand of evil, just a little more lowercase.... convened a meeting this week with security chiefs in Ramallah, demanding action to control the violence. According to Channel 12 news, one of the officials said he couldn’t promise to control his troops and prevent them from committing attacks.
Good to know.
Earlier this month, an off-duty Paleostinian security officer, Ahmed Abed, was killed in a firefight with Israeli soldiers. Maj. Bar Falah, 30, the deputy commander of the elite Nahal reconnaissance unit, was killed in the battle.
According to Channel 12, the IDF has more than doubled its presence in the West Bank since the beginning of Operation Breakwater — launched in response to a wave of terror attacks that killed 19 Israelis between March and May this year — increasing the number of its battalions in the West Bank from around 13-14 to 26 in order to deal with the increased challenges.
The channel reported that the Defense Ministry is considering tightening movement for Paleostinians over the upcoming Sukkot holiday, which could raise tensions even further.
[IsraelTimes] State Department front man says US ’heartbroken’ over incident, notes investigation already being carried out by IDF, which says troops didn’t use violence or enter boy’s home
Because President Biden and the Democrats love Israel so much.
The Biden administration, the guys that caused the debacle in Afghanistan ...the pack of self-imagined masterminds of strategy and intrigue at the service of the Biden Crime Family and a grateful nation... called for "a thorough and immediate investigation" into the death of a 7-year-old Paleostinian who lost his life in disputed circumstances during an Israeli army operation in the southern West Bank on Thursday.
"The US is heartbroken to learn of the death of an innocent Paleostinian child," US State Department Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel said when asked about the incident during a press briefing. "We support a thorough and immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding the child’s death, and I believe the IDF itself has also indicated it will be looking into what has transpired as well."
The Paleostinian Authority Health Ministry claimed Rayan Suleiman fell from an unspecified height after being chased by soldiers near the Paleostinian town of Tuqu’, south of Bethlehem.
Earlier in the day, young Paleostinian village boys were seen throwing stones at cars driving on a highway near the neighboring Israeli settlement of Tekoa. Later, relatives said that soldiers banged on the door and wanted to arrest Rian’s older brothers for alleged stone throwing.
Mohammed Suleiman, a 22-year-old cousin, said Rayan was shrieking in fear at the sight of the soldiers and his parents shouted, "come here," to calm him down. He said after the soldiers left, the boy collapsed. He said Rayan had been healthy.
The boy’s father, Yasser Suleiman, said Rayan tried to run away when the soldiers said they wanted to arrest his brothers and was briefly chased by the soldiers. He said Rayan was vomiting blood in the car after collapsing and was pronounced dead at the hospital. "He was martyred from the fear of them," the father told Paleostine TV.
Lt. Col. Richard Hecht, a military front man, said a senior officer on the scene went to the house after spotting one of the stone throwers on a balcony and told the father to make the children stop throwing stones at motorists. He said the officer spoke in a "very calm manner" and left.
"There was no violence, no entry into the house," Hecht said, adding that there was an ongoing IDF investigation into the matter.
Paleostinians and human rights ...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty... groups claim the Israeli army is incapable of investigating wrongdoing by its forces and that soldiers are rarely held accountable.
Paleostinian social media was awash with photos of Rayan superimposed over the golden Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, with Paleostinians declaring him a "martyr" and condemning Israel for his death. The official Paleostinian news agency Wafa headlined its report "the death of a child while being chased," in effect blaming Israel for the death.
The boy was scheduled to be buried on Friday, when Paleostinian demonstrators often clash with Israeli soldiers.
Biden officials voiced their concern regarding the deteriorating security situation in the West Bank on three separate occasions; Wednesday at the State Department, the United Nations ...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks... , and the White House.
"We are troubled by the overall trend of growing violence," she said while panning unilateral actions taken by both parties that have exasperated tensions.
"This includes terrorist attacks and incitement to violence against Israelis. This includes plans to develop Har Gilo west, which would further fragment the West Bank — and possible demolitions in Masafer Yatta. And this includes violence inflicted by Israeli settlers on Paleostinians in their neighborhoods, and in some cases escorted by Israeli security forces," she said.
[IsraelTimes] Visits to Joseph’s Tomb regularly spark festivities, as IDF required to raid Paleostinian city to secure visitors; army said holding off on assassinations of West Bank terror chiefs
The Israeli security establishment has reportedly decided to indefinitely halt visits to Joseph’s Tomb located in the Paleostinian city of Nablus due to the heightened security situation in the West Bank.
The Kan public broadcaster, which broke the story on Thursday, said that the IDF is seeking to limit its activity in the northern West Bank city more broadly in order to allow the Paleostinian Authority’s security forces more autonomy to operate there. However, the hip bone's connected to the leg bone... the network cited a senior military official who said that the IDF will continue to enter all Paleostinian cities to carry out operations on an as-needed basis.
Joseph’s Tomb is located inside Area A of the West Bank, which is officially under complete PA control, though the Israeli military conducts activities there. The IDF bars Israeli citizens from entering Area A without prior authorization.
Joseph’s Tomb is revered by some as the final resting place of the biblical Joseph. Visits to Joseph’s Tomb by Orthodox Israelis take place on a monthly basis, if not more frequently, and almost always spark violent mostly peacefulfestivities with Paleostinian locals when the IDF enters Nablus beforehand to secure the area for the arrival of the hardline pilgrims.
Nablus, and even more so, neighboring Jenin, have been particular hotspots of violence between the Israeli military and Paleostinian button men in recent months. The two northern West Bank cities have seen near nightly Israeli raids aimed at arresting individuals whom the military says are Paleostinian terror chiefs responsible for a wave of attacks earlier this year that took the lives of 19 people in Israel and the West Bank. The army says many of these fighters are seeking to carry out additional attacks against Israelis.
Over 2,000 Paleostinians have been arrested since the beginning of the anti-terror operation in the spring and over 200 Paleostinians have been killed in what has become the deadliest period in the West Bank in years.
Most of the dead have been wanted holy warriors who opened fire, or youths who threw Molotov cocktails or stones at soldiers entering their neighborhoods. But several civilians who were not involved in any violence have also died.
[BenarNews] An Indonesian 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.... group-linked turban organization has been wiped out with the killing of its last member, after a years-long campaign involving soldiers and police, officials said Friday.
[IsraelTimes] State TV says attack in Zahedan carried out by unnamed separatist group, killing IRGC commander Seyyed Ali Mousavi; police also arrest nine foreigners allegedly linked to Mahsa Amini protests.
Iranian state-linked media reported late Friday that up to 19 people, including a commander in the paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan. It was not immediately clear if the attack, which unfolded earlier in the day as crowds had gathered at a nearby mosque for Friday prayers, was related to the nationwide antigovernment protests gripping Iran. The reports did not identify the separatist group.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.