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140 Killed in Bloody Days for Afghan Security Forces

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(Last Updated On: September 10, 2018)

Afghan government lost 140 security forces in fighting over the past 48 hours as Taliban insurgents launched sustained attacks on different parts of the country.

According to sources, the Khamab district in Jawzjan, Daymirdad district in Maidan Wardak, a village in the capital of Sar-e Pul and a number of military bases in Baghlan and Kunduz provinces have been collapsed to Taliban so far.

The hardest-hit area was the Daymirdad district of Maidan Wardak, where nearly 40 security forces including its commander district, Sayed Younis were killed by the Taliban. The district has been reportedly collapsed to the opposition groups, but local officials claim to have the control of the district and killed dozens of Taliban insurgents.

In Jawzjan province, the Taliban forces captured the Khamab district. Sources told Ariananews that in addition to killing ten Afghan security forces, the group has captured several others, seized a large number of arms and weapons.

Khamab became the latest of more than 20 of Afghanistan’s 407 government districts to fall to insurgent control. Forty or more other districts are listed by the American military as “insurgent influenced,” and many others as contested.

After launching attacks from four different fronts on the center of Sar-e Pul province, the rebels reached at a distance of two km from the building of the province. Reports suggest, the Balghali village in the suburbs of the city has been fallen to the Taliban and at least 30 Afghan forces were killed during the attacks.

The other attacks in the north were at widely scattered locations. The insurgents killed 14 police and uprising forces in Samangan Province.

The Taliban “Red Unit” forces carried out simultaneous assaults on a number of outposts in the strategic Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz Province just after midnight, killing 15 army soldiers and wounding more than 20 others.

In another raid, the Taliban militants stormed a national army base in the central Baghlan, killing at least 40 soldiers of the army and Police.

However, the Ministry of Defense spokesperson, Ghafoor Jawid in a press briefing said, “Afghan forces have inflicted heavy causalities on the enemy. Taliban shadow district governor in Burka district of Baghlan province along with his eight militants was killed as result of air strikes carried by Afghan Air Forces (AAF).”

MoD officials claimed that the ANDSF check-posts or bases have never fallen to the enemy in Baghlan, adding sometimes due to pressure, and for better responding and fighting against the enemy, there are tactical withdrawals.

With the tempo of the Afghan conflict steadily increasing, it was a bad few days for the Afghan government. The fighting has demonstrated that the insurgents have a capacity for carrying out ambitious operations on multiple fronts.

Editor: M.Zackaria

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Bayat Foundation in Ghazni to help needy families

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(Last Updated On: December 2, 2021)

The Bayat Foundation continues to help vulnerable families across Afghanistan and this week distributed hundreds of food parcels to people in central Ghazni province.

The foundation’s officials said they had so far distributed essential food supplies to deserving people in Herat, Balkh, Khost, Kunduz, Kandahar, and Bamiyan provinces.

Haji Mohammad Ismail, deputy head of the Bayat Foundation, stated: “Through its continued assistance, the Bayat Foundation was in Ghazni [to distribute aid] and further assistance will be distributed in other provinces soon.”

The foundation said it will do its best to reach vulnerable families during winter.

Grateful recipients of the food aid thanked the Bayat Foundation and said the packages were badly needed.

“We are thankful to the Bayat Foundation that provided us with foodstuff such are flour, rice, and oil and we call for further assistance,” one of the recipients said.

Another recipient added: “I am pleased that the Bayat Foundation is helping needy people during this cold winter.”

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UN seeks record $41 billion for aid to hotspots including Afghanistan

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The United Nations appealed on Thursday for $41 billion to provide life-saving assistance next year to a record 183 million people worldwide caught up in conflict and poverty, led by a tripling of its programme in Afghanistan.

Famine remains a “terrifying prospect” for 45 million people living in 43 countries, as extreme weather caused by climate change reduces food supplies, it said in the annual appeal reflecting a 17% rise in annual funding needs.

“The drivers of needs are ones which are familiar to all of us. Tragically, it includes protracted conflicts, political instability, failing economies… the climate crisis, not a new crisis, but one which urges more attention and of course the Covid-19 pandemic,” UN aid chief Martin Griffiths told a news briefing on Wednesday.

In a report to donors, the world body said: “Without sustained and immediate action, 2022 could be catastrophic.”

Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Ethiopia and Sudan are the five major crises requiring the most funding, topped by $4.5 billion sought for Afghanistan where “needs are skyrocketing”, it said.

In Afghanistan, more than 24 million people require life-saving assistance to prevent catastrophe, a dramatic increase driven by political tumult, repeated economic shocks, and the severe food insecurity caused by the worst drought in 27 years, Reuters reported.

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Four wounded in Kabul blast

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(Last Updated On: December 2, 2021)

The Emergency Hospital in Kabul has confirmed four people were wounded in an IED explosion in Salim Karwan square in PD4 around midday Thursday.

The Emergency Hospital said in a tweet that the injured were taken to the hospital from the scene of the explosion.

The hospital said a child was among the injured adding the incident was caused by a magnetic IED attached to a vehicle.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) Interior Ministry spokesman Saeed Khosti, however, said the incident was caused by an IED placed in a pot. He also claimed that there were no casualties in the blast.

No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Two days ago, Kabul witnessed another explosion. The blast, which targeted an IEA vehicle, wounded five people, including members of the IEA.

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