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MoD Reacts Against Pakistani Operation Near Afghan Border

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Afghanistan Ministry of Defense (MoD) has reacted over Pakistan’s military operation against so-called Islamic State (IS) group in bordering areas with Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s military said it has launched a major operation against so-called Islamic State (IS) in the north-western region along the Afghan border.

A Pakistani spokesman said militants had gained ground inside Afghanistan and had to be stopped from extending their influence.

He said the “Khyber 4” operation, backed by the air force, would focus on the mountainous Rajgal Valley area in Khyber Agency.

Now in reaction, MoD says military operations should be launched in terrorist centers placed in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta under monitoring of U.S. and China.

“Military operations need to be launched in both sides of the Durand Line. Everyone understand the terrorist centers are located in Pakistan; Quetta Council, Peshawar Council and Miranshah Council that are Taliban groups,” said Dawlat Waziri, spokesman of MoD.

Previously, Afghanistan agreed with a proposal to conduct joint raids with neighboring Pakistan along the border, monitored and coordinated by the United States.

However, MoD declares no coordination was made between the two countries.

“The decision was military operations under U.S. and China monitoring, but after that they said Daesh and Taliban are not terrorist groups in Pakistan,” Waziri added.

 The nearly 2,600-kilometer, largely-porous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is called the Durand Line. Both countries regularly accuse each other of not doing enough on their respective sides to stop terrorist infiltration. The allegations are blamed for deep mutual mistrust and strained bilateral ties.

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Key Taliban commanders among 16 killed in Baghlan, Badakhshan clashes

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At least 15 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with the Afghan forces in Baghlan-Samangan highway, police said.

In a statement released on Tuesday, police stated that the militants attacked and blocked the highway on Monday.

According to the statement, a combination of army, National Directorate of Security (NDS), police, and the special unit of police and air forces have launched a counterattack in the area.

At least 15 militants including a group’s key command – Qari Juma Gul – were killed in the air and ground raids, the statement said.

The Afghan forces have pushed back the Taliban, the statement noted.

Meanwhile, the insurgents attacked Pahn Dara, Persian name, area in Yaftal district of Badakhshan on Monday, and faced “resistance” by the Afghan security forces, Sanaullah Rohani, the provincial police spokesman said.

Rohani said, the Taliban designated judge for Yaftal was killed and two key commanders of the group were wounded as police pushed back the attack.

No casualties inflicted on the Afghan forces, he added.

The Taliban militant group yet to comment about the incidents.

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U.S. looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok: Pompeo

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

“I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.

U.S. lawmakers have raised national security concerns over TikTok’s handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies “to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.”

The app, which is not available in China, has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience and has emphasized its independence from China.

Pompeo’s remarks also come amid increasing U.S.-China tensions over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, China’s actions in Hong Kong and a nearly two-year trade war.

TikTok, a short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance, was recently banned in India along with 58 other Chinese apps after a border clash between India and China.

Reuters reported late on Monday that TikTok would exit the Hong Kong market within days, deciding to do so after China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.

Source: Reuters

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Car bomb kills public police commander – Nangarhar

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A local police commander was killed in a suicide attack in Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province, a local official confirmed.

The incident took place at around 10:30 on Tuesday after an explosive-loaded vehicle went off at the Bazar of the district.

Mir Zaman, a local police commander for Kuz Kunar district of Nangarhar, along with two of his bodyguards were killed and eight more were wounded, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar governor confirmed.

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

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