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  • Kabul Has 'Undeniable' Evidence Attacks Planned In Pakistan

    02/01/2018 4:34:56 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-1-2018 | AFP
    Kabul (AFP) - Afghanistan has handed "undeniable" evidence to Pakistan that it claims shows a recent spate of deadly attacks were planned on Pakistani soil, Afghan officials said Thursday, amid growing public anger over their impotence to protect civilians. The attacks, including one of the deadliest bombings in Kabul since the US invasion, came after Washington's recent decision to freeze nearly $2 billion in aid to Pakistan in a bid to halt its alleged support for militant groups including the Afghan Taliban and the affiliated Haqqani Network. Kabul is on edge after militants stormed a luxury hotel, bombed a crowded...
  • Taliban attacker driving ambulance packed with explosives kills 95 in Kabul

    01/28/2018 4:36:08 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan. 28, 2018
    An attacker driving an ambulance packed with explosives detonated them Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, leaving 95 people dead and 191 others injured, Afghan officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes a week after militants stormed a Kabul hotel. The blast occurred around 12:45 p.m. local time after the vehicle passed through a security checkpoint, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told CNN. Police identified the attacker at a second checkpoint, Rahimi said, but couldn't stop him before he detonated the explosives in a central area near the old Interior Ministry building, a...
  • In Afghanistan, Putin Courts China In Search of ‘Another Syria’

    01/23/2018 2:53:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Jan 2018 | Tom Hussain
    A Russia-led initiative involving China and Pakistan that seeks a political settlement to Afghanistan’s civil war has the makings of a diplomatic alliance that could supplant the United States as the leading power in Central Asia. The grouping was unveiled after a third meeting in Moscow late last month and may be expanded to include regional powers Iran and Turkey, which formed a separate tripartite grouping on Syria with Russia in talks preceding the parleys on Afghanistan. The Afghan government reacted angrily to the Moscow meeting, to which it had not been invited, because the meeting proposed the relaxation of...
  • Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

    01/20/2018 11:20:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 20, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    Security forces battled a group of three or four gunmen who stormed the popular western-style Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul Saturday. Details of the attack, including information on any casualties, were unclear but the attackers appeared to have included suicide bombers, Reuters reported, citing Afghan ministry spokesman Najib Danish for the information. The hotel came under attack around 9 p.m. local time. Reuters reported that there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the latest in a long series to have hit Kabul. U.S. officials in Kabul told Fox News the hotel was on fire.
  • Christmas dinner in Kabul: 150 turkeys, 400 pounds of ribs and 2,500 cookies

    12/25/2017 9:13:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | Published: December 25, 2017 | By STARS AND STRIPES
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Troops at NATO’s Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul gathered for a Christmas Day feast on Monday. About 130 dining facility staff members spent weeks resupplying and preparing the feast of 150 turkeys, 400 pounds of prime rib, 400 pounds of crab legs, 280 cakes and pies, 2,500 cookies and more. To wash it down, there were 120 gallons of sparkling cider and 40 gallons of egg nog.
  • Security Contracting Another Swamp Trump Needs to Drain

    11/14/2017 6:31:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Change your name, change your past. That’s the theory a bevy of government contractors with questionable pasts are using to get back into the game – and it’s working. President Trump’s term has consisted of cleaning up messes from the previous administration and draining the swamp, but in this case, he’s only halfway there. The State Department is signing contracts to upgrade security at buildings and other facilities around the world – in part in response to the Obama administration’s neglect that led to the death of four Americans at Benghazi. This is good. But of the $10 billion authorized for the increased security,...
  • Rockets hit Kabul airport hours after Mattis arrival

    09/27/2017 7:03:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    wcyb ^ | Sep 27, 2017 07:17 AM EDT | EUAN MCKIRDY AND KEITH ALLEN
    Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had already left the airport at the time of the incident, Danish said. No one was injured. ... Up to 40 rounds of munitions hit the airport, according to a US military official, 29 of which were rocket-propelled grenades. The nature of the other munitions was not immediately known. The official said the munitions were fired toward a guard tower and hit the south side of the airport. An Afghan special forces unit was searching houses close to the airport on the suspicion that the rockets were fired from them, Danish added. Mattis'...
  • 5 Dead, 8 Injured In Kabul Explosion Near U.S. Embassy

    08/29/2017 9:48:00 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 12 replies
    One America News Network ^ | August 29, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    At least five people are dead and eight injured following an explosion near the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul. An explosion was set off at the entrance of a bank near Massoud Square Tuesday, which is an area that houses the U.S. Embassy and several other diplomatic buildings. The attack occurred while many people were trying to withdraw money for the upcoming Muslim holiday. While no one has yet to claim responsibility, unconfirmed reports say the explosion was set off by a suicide bomber.
  • Kabul Suicide Blast: 36 Killed, 42 Hurt; Modi Extends Condolence

    07/24/2017 4:13:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    thequint.com ^ | 25 July, 2017 2:40 AM IST
    Government security forces said a small bus owned by the Ministry of Mines had been destroyed in the blast. Three civilian vehicles and 15 shops were destroyed or damaged in the blast, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The Taliban, which is battling the Western-backed government and a NATO-led coalition for control of Afghanistan, has launched a wave of attacks around the country in recent days including the suicide attack that killed prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Ramazan Hussainzada last month. Hussainzada was also a senior leader of Afghanistan's Hazara community.
  • Car bomb explodes in western Kabul, 10 killed

    07/23/2017 8:58:32 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 1 replies
    Dawn.com ^ | July 24, 2017
    A car bomb exploded in western Kabul on Monday, a minister said, killing at least 10 people. Police spokesman Najib Danish told AFP there were no details yet about the target.
  • How Do We Encourage Terrorism? Let Us Count The Ways

    06/03/2017 5:50:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    AT LEAST 80 victims were murdered in Kabul on Wednesday morning when a suspected car bomb blew up in a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital. As many as 400 people were wounded, most of them civilians.In Baghdad late Monday night, 27 people were killed when ISIS detonated two car bombs in busy commercial districts. One of the bombs exploded outside a popular ice cream shop, engulfing the building in a massive fireball and leaving the scene strewn with blood and severed limbs.In Egypt last Friday, a bus filled with Coptic Christians on their way to pray at a nearby monastery was stopped by Islamic State...
  • Gunmen disguised as medics storm Kabul hospital, killing 30

    03/08/2017 5:09:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    pbs ^ | March 8, 2017 at 2:11 PM EST | Erica R. Hendry
    Gunmen disguised as medics stormed a military hospital in Kabul early Wednesday, launching an hours-long attack that left 30 dead in Afghanistan’s capital. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack on Sardar Daud Khan hospital, which injured more than 50, a government official told Reuters. The attack began on the hospital around 9 a.m. local time, when a suicide bomber blew open the hospital gate, the Washington Post reported. Over the next seven hours, gunmen worked through the hospital floor by floor, opening fire on hospital staff as well as patients. Afghan security forces were dropped onto the...
  • Gunmen Storm American University In Afghanistan: Explosions, Gunfire Ongoing

    08/24/2016 8:26:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Gunmen have stormed American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday night as witnesses said they heard gunfire and explosions ringing out. According to media reports, the attackers have infiltrated the educational institution. Teachers and hundreds of students are said to be sheltering inside the building.
  • Two professors kidnapped in Kabul: report

    08/07/2016 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Two professors, one of them an American citizen, were reportedly abducted at gun point near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul this weekend, ABC News reported. The other man was Australian, according to ABC. Men wearing National Security forces uniforms reportedly kidnapped the men at about 8:30 p.m. Kabul time, according to the Voice of America. The Kabul police have begun an investigation into the incident. A U.S. State Department official said the department is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul." "Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer," an official told Voices...
  • Kabul explosion: Huge blast rocks Afghan capital

    07/31/2016 2:16:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    bbcnews.com ^ | 7/31/16 | bbcnews
    Reports on social media indicated that the electricity in parts of Kabul had cut off shortly before the explosion.
  • ISIS claims Afghanistan explosion that kills dozens

    07/23/2016 10:24:02 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat July 23, 2016 | Steve Visser and Masoud Popalzai
    ISIS is claiming responsibility for killing dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday. "I saw tens of people laying down in blood around me and hundreds of people running away from the scene," said Fatima Faizi, an Afghan freelance journalist.
  • Op-Ed: Israel--not Apartheid; Islam--Nothing but Apartheid

    05/18/2016 4:42:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/16 | Prof. Phyllis Chesler
    ation state--and a state involved in "ethnic cleansing." Pure propaganda! This is a brazen Big Lie. The largest practitioner of both gender and religious apartheid in the world is Islam or Islamism. Religious apartheid exists when the dominant state religion allows no other religion to exist and flourish. For example, Muslim countries do not allow churches to be built, Christian insignia to be displayed; Muslim mobs and governments destroy existing churches or convert them into mosques. Today, living Christians are persecuted, tortured and murdered in the name of Islam all across the Muslim world......Afghanistan was once a mainly Buddhist country...
  • Dozens killed Taliban attack on Afghan security agency

    04/19/2016 9:41:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    “Armed militants in Afghanistan staged a coordinated assault on a government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. The attack, including a suicide car bombing, appears to have targeted an agency similar to the U.S. Secret Service, providing personal protection for high-ranking government officials.
  • Taliban claims car bomb attack near Spanish embassy in Kabul

    12/11/2015 7:30:47 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-11-2015 | Reuters
    The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack on a guest house near the Spanish embassy in Kabul on Friday, and said fighting was still going on at the scene. Gunfire was reported immediately following the explosion, in a heavily protected area of the capital close to many foreign embassies and government buildings. Officials said police were on the scene. At least three insurgents appeared to be involved in the attack, a police official said. A Taliban spokesman said the attack targeted "an invader's guest house". At least seven people were brought to a hospital operated by the aid...
  • Indian Slab Lurches Downward Beneath Afghanistan

    11/02/2015 9:45:47 AM PST · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    AGU Blogosphere ^ | 10/25/2015 | Austin Elliot
    As I walked into the department this bright brisk morning, coffee cheerily in hand, the live global seismogram display in the atrium caught my eye with an alarming event that had just happened during my bike ride into work. *gasp* that looks bad *gasp* that looks bad BIG earthquake, somewhere in the vicinity of Central/Southern Asia. Indeed, an earthquake deep (>200 km) beneath the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan had shaken a huge swath of Central and South Asia. The great depth of the earthquake meant less extreme shaking at the epicenter (nobody lives closer than 212 km from the...