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Gov’t Had Information About Fall of Kunduz: Governor

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(Last Updated On: October 18, 2016)

kundoz-ali-_17-_10_2016_-dari-sot-mpg_snapshot_01-03_2016-10-18_17-20-42The governor of Kunduz province has claimed that the Presidential Palace and Security Council were aware of the fall of Kunduz.

“I have informed the security council about all threats before the fall of Kunduz,” said Asadullah Omar Khail, Kunduz governor.

But the Presidential Palace says that they have not received any report about the fall of Kunduz.

“We have not received any report about the threats before the fall Kunduz,” said Dawa Khan Mina Pal.

The Security Council has not commented regarding the issue so far.

More than 15 days passed since the beginning of war in Kunduz and Afghan security forces are fighting against the Taliban to wipe them out from the province.

Taliban fighters launched an assault on Kunduz about two weeks ago but the city center had been cleared of militants.

This comes as Up to 24,000 residents flee Kunduz over ongoing clashes.

Kunduz is now officially under the control of the Afghan government, but the  Internally displaced People (IDP) are still reluctant to go back to their city. They say they don’t feel safe there due to a persistent Taliban threat and an ongoing fighting in the areas close to the city.

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Four policemen killed in Farah motorbike bomb blast

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(Last Updated On: August 12, 2020)

At least four policemen were killed and 22 others wounded in a blast in southwestern Farah province. 

The incident took place in PD^4 in the provincial capital Farah city at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the blast occurred after an explosive-laden motorbike hit a police vehicle in the city.

Mohibullah Mohib, a spokesman for Farah police told Ariana news that civilians were also among the casualties.

Immediately no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack. 

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Seven policemen killed in Ghazni Humvee bomb explosion

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(Last Updated On: August 9, 2020)

At least seven policemen were killed and 16 others wounded in a vehicle bomb explosion in central Ghazni province.

Wahidullah Jumazada, a spokesman for the provincial governor told Ariana News that an explosive-laden Humvee was detonated at the Public Protection Battalion of Ghazni on Saturday evening.

The incident took place in the Kotal-e-Rawza area, Jumazada said, adding that several gunmen engaged in a gunbattle with Afghan forces following the explosion.

Officials at a Ghazni hospital said so far seven bodies and 14 wounded individuals had been taken to the hospital.

Local officials have not yet provided further details. 

No group or individual including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Taliban torch two fuel tankers, hijack 7 others: sources

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(Last Updated On: August 6, 2020)

Taliban militants torched two fuel tankers on the Baghlan-Samangan highway on Thursday morning, sources confirmed. 

According to sources, the insurgents hijacked seven other fuel tankers and took them to Dand-e-Ghori in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province.

Motorists who had been traveling on the highway told Ariana News that the road had been closed to traffic for four hours due to clashes between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban insurgents.

Sources told Ariana News that the Taliban took the trucks to Dand-e-Ghori, saying that they then emptied the fuel from the tankers and sold it off for 20 AFN per liter in the area.

Local officials have not yet commented. 

This latest incident comes amid rising insecurity along the highway in recent days.

On Wednesday, at least 12 bodyguards of Mahbubullah Ghafari, a former member of the provincial council of Baghlan, were killed in a roadside mine explosion.

The incident took place in the Chashmaye Shir area on the Baghlan-Samangan road after a vehicle hit a mine on Wednesday morning.

Baghlan police confirmed the incident but further information has not yet been released. 

The Taliban have also not commented on the incidents.

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