Afghan security forces continue to target Al Qaeda as the Taliban promises that it won’t allow allow foreign fighters to attack the West, even though the Taliban claims Al Qaeda doesn’t exist inside Afghanistan.
The commander of police at the airport confirmed that a guard killed the three contractors. The green-on-blue or insider attack is the first of its kind recorded so far this year.
In the reported first insider attack since Oct. 26, two Coalition troops were killed by two men in Afghan military uniforms, and several civilians were injured by crossfire.
The Taliban claimed credit for a double suicide attack in Zhari district in Kandahar, the cradle of the movement.
The Taliban ambushed Afghan forces just after the military ended what it claimed was a successful operation to clear the Wardoj district in Badakhshan. More that 20 Afghan policemen are reported to have been killed and an additional 24 are missing.
The Taliban video praises rogue Afghan National Army soldier Lambar Khan, who participated in a deadly July 9 “green-on-blue” attack at Kandahar Airfield, as well as a second rogue ANA soldier, Lieutenant Ihasanullah, who helped free Khan from custody a few days later. Both men are seen pledging allegiance to the Taliban.
An Afghan security forces operation in northern Faryab province resulted in the death of a Taliban shadow district governor and a Taliban military commander. This marks the sixth time that a Taliban-designated shadow administrator has been killed since June.
Senior Taliban commanders, including two deputy provincial shadow governors, have been killed in joint Afghan and Coalition security operations targeting militant hideouts in Jawzjan province. Two other prominent Taliban commanders were killed in Faryab province.
In Uruzgan, a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform detonated at a dining facility, killing 12 policemen. In Kandahar, a suicide bomber killed a border police commander.
Afghan security forces disrupted terrorist plots in Kabul City and Jalalabad, but a massive explosion near the Parwan provincial governor’s compound caused significant damage. An additional suicide attack failed after the bomber prematurely detonated in Kunduz.
A Taliban commander and a shadow district governor were killed yesterday during an Afghan security operation in Nimroz province. This is the third Taliban district shadow governor killed this month.
Afghan security forces killed a Taliban shadow district governor in the northern province of Kunduz during an operation last night. Security operations remain ongoing in the restive Dasht-i-Archi district.
And in Farah, an Afghan Local Police commander and an undisclosed number of policemen under his command defected to the Taliban.
Afghan soldiers “turned his weapon” on US troops in Paktika, killing two soldiers and a civilian adviser. The attack is the seventh of its kind so far this year.
Recent coverage of the grassroots uprising against the Taliban in Kandahar province fails to account for a long-running tribal feud.
Afghan intelligence forces stormed a militant safe house in Kabul City late on May 29. Afghan forces arrested six would-be suicide bombers and killed a seventh suspect. Suicide vests and other explosives were seized in the operation.
Two policemen who defected to the Taliban months ago returned to their unit, were welcomed back, and promptly murdered their colleagues.
Following weeks of surveillance work, Afghan intelligence officials intercepted an explosives-laden tractor late on May 25, effectively preventing a massive Taliban terror attack against Kandahar City. Tractors have been widely employed by insurgents as a means of transporting explosives and for vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.
Taliban assassins killed the Khak-i-Safid district police chief in Farah province on Friday night. Khak-i-Safed police forces have been conducting an effective counterinsurgency campaign in the area since last year.
Fazliddin Kurbanov is charged with supporting the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, training others to purchase and assemble components of a bomb, and possessing an “unregistered destructive device.”
NDS forces raided a Haqqani Network safe house in eastern Kabul, killing five militants, capturing two others, and seizing a 7,800-kg truck bomb wired for detonation. The bomb’s destructive capacity had a radius of nearly one mile, according to Afghan officials.
An Afghan Local Policeman opened fire on a US Special Forces base in Wardak. The attack is the second of its kind in four days.
A bomb intended for the convoy of Afghan political leader Ustad Mohammad Mohaqiq exploded prematurely; a second bomb detonated by the stadium where Mohaqiq was expected to attend a political event, injuring three civilians. This was the third assassination attempt against Mohaqiq since June 2012.
One of the most wanted Taliban commanders in eastern Afghanistan, Sheikh Dost Mohammed, was reportedly killed along with two other Taliban leaders in a US airstrike in the Ghaziabad district of Kunar province. The death of Dost Mohammed has been erroneously reported in the past.
Afghan National Security Forces combat units are taking over the lead in security operations from the US and ISAF. However, substantial work remains in building the combat support units.
Ten policemen were killed in the attack in Kunduz, while a policemen and a civilian were killed Ghazni.
Three policemen and all five members of the suicide assault team were killed during an eight-hour-long firefight. The Taliban claimed credit for the attack.
US Commander General Allen has made his recommendations. President Obama is considering his decision.
The US announced that it would scrap a fleet of 16 planes provided to the Afghan National Air Force. This is just the beginning.
The body of Sergeant Giorgi Kikadze, a Georgian soldier who was serving in Helmand province for ISAF, was found dumped in a vacant compound in Musa Qala in Helmand province on Saturday. Afghan security officials noted that the body bore signs of torture.