One of the co-leaders of the deadly Kabul Attack Network bragged about his role in deadly attacks in the Afghan capital. The Taliban commander, known as Taj Mir Jawad, is the Taliban’s deputy minister of intelligence.
The unusual public call for information from USFOR-A follows the deadly suicide assault on a security installation in Kabul that took place on April 19.
A Turkish soldier and an Afghan civilian were killed in the blast. The attack on NATO’s envoy to Afghanistan takes place as rumors of peace talks between the Taliban, the Afghan government, and the US persist.
The Taliban and Afghan security forces have been fighting inside Camp Bastion for three days. Hostages may have been taken in the attack in Kabul.
Three ISAF soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, while another soldier was killed after an Afghan soldier opened fire on military trainers at a base in Farah province.
President Karzai accused Lashkar-e-Taiba and the “intelligence agency of a foreign country” of the June 6 suicide attack that targeted Abdullah Abdullah.
Fourteen people, including the International Monetary Fund’s representative to Afghanistan, are reported to have been killed in the attack on a restaurant in a secured area of the capital.
The attack was likely executed by the Kabul Attack Network, the jihadist alliance that pools its resources to attack Coalition and Afghan targets in and around the capital.
Taj Mir Jawad is a co-leader of the Kabul Attack Network, and is a senior commander in the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.
The Taliban took control of an upscale hotel at a lake on the outskirts of Kabul for 12 hours before Afghan commandos killed the members of the suicide assault team.
Afghan officials said a Haqqani Network operative captured in Nangarhar admitted that his group was behind yesterday’s suicide assaults in four provinces.
Suicide bombers and assault teams struck in the capital and in Nangarhar, Paktia, and Logar.
A suicide bomber flipped an up-armored Rhino in the capital; the Taliban claimed credit for the attack. Three Australian soldiers were killed in Kandahar, and a female suicide bomber attacked Afghan intelligence officials in Kunar.
The six-man cell included a medical professor, three university students, and a member of Karzai’s presidential bodyguard.
A Taliban team launched rocket-propelled grenades at the US embassy and ISAF headquarters from a high-rise under construction, while suicide bombers attacked two police stations.
An Afghan intelligence operation led to the arrest of three Taliban facilitators linked to an urban attack against Afghan police in June. Future plots were also disrupted.
The Taliban targeted the office of the British Council, killing eight people.
Police raided a clandestine workshop used by criminals to produce counterfeit Afghan security uniforms. The two suspects arrested might be linked to insurgent organizations.
Afghan intelligence arrested one of its own agents, who was facilitating a plot to attack the Defense Ministry and ISAF headquarters.
Jan Mohammad Khan, the former governor of Uruzgan province, and Mohammad Hashim Watanwal, a parliamentarian from Uruzgan, were killed during a suicide assault at Khan’s compound.
Ismail Jan provided “material support” to the suicide assault team that attacked the Intercontinental just two days ago. ISAF also confirmed the assault was carried out by the Kabul Attack Network.
The hit list also included the Kabul Attack Network, the Haqqani Network, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and other Taliban commanders.
Jawad co-leads the Kabul Attack Network, the jihadist syndicate that seeks to strike in and around the Afghan capital.