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.