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Daily Security Brief: October 26, 2011

Daily Security Brief: October 26, 2011

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BAMYAN: Iranian-made explosives and ammunitions have been seized in the Kahmard district of central Bamyan province, officials claimed on Wednesday.

The seizure came in Du Aab and Ashpushta areas, police crime branch officer, Chaman Ali, told Pajhwok Afghan News. The explosives include 27 mines, 14 RPG rocket shells and two hand grenades.

Ali said police had launched an investigation to ascertain who had brought the explosives to the province.

Police chief, Brig. Gen. Juma Guldi Yardam, said the explosives were found in a safe haven of militants. He added a team had been assigned to examine the origin of the ammunitions.

--Hadi Ghafari

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FARAH: Five insurgents were killed, three injured and four others detained as a result of a clash in the western province of Farah, officials said on Wednesday.

The gunbattle between the police and Talibaninfo-icon took place in the Shiwan area of Bala Baluk district, the district police chief, Maj. Abdul Basir, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The militants were loyal to Mullahinfo-icon Ibrahim, son of key rebel commander Mullah Sultan in Farah.

Confirming the gunbattle, Maj. Mohammad Ghaws Malyar, the deputy police chief, said a joint operation by Afghan and international forces was planned today in Shiwan to purge the area of rebels.

--Mohammad Humayoon Zaheen

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KABULinfo-icon: An International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) soldier was killed in a militant attack in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon on Wednesday, the alliance said.

The death was announced a brief statement that neither disclosed the soldier's nationality nor the exact location of the assault. Mostly American and French soldiers are based in the east.

With the latest fatality, the number of NATOinfo-icon-led troopers killed in Afghanistan during the current year has increased to 494.

--Sayed Hadi Kazimi

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KABUL: Fifteen armed insurgents were killed, one wounded and 20 others detained during joint operations over the past 24 hours in different provinces, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Saturday.

The operations were conducted by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel in Kabul, Laghman, Takhar, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

Weapons and explosives, including 200 bullets, two hand grenades, 36 anti-vehicle mines, two drums of explosives and 14 rockets, were seized.

In western Herat province, Taj Mohammad, a rebel leader, was detained by police in Herat City. Three kidnappers were also arrested in the provincial capital.

--Pajhwok Report

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KUNAR: Eight Pakistani refugees were injured during a rocket strike in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.

The incident took place at around 10:30am when a militant-fired rocket landed in a house, Zalmai Yousafzai, the administrative head of Watapur, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Yousafzai said the insurgents fired three rockets into a military base of international troops, with one falling inside the house, injuring six womeninfo-icon and two children, who were taken to a healthinfo-icon facility.

Pakistani refugees' representatives, Faisal, said about 1,000 families had migrated from the northwestern Swat Valley to Watapur. There was no immediate word from the Taliban about the incident.

--Khan Wali Salarzai

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NIMROZ: Foreign soldiers detained a prayer leader along with his son in the Khashroad district of southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Wednesday.

International Security Assistance Force troops conducted the operation in the Kochni Razi area late on Tuesday night, the district chief said.

Mohammad Hasham told Pajhwok Afghan News the detainees were loyal to the Taliban fighters.

Col. Mohammad Musa, the deputy police chief, confirmed the operation, saying it was unclear who the detainees.  

But Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said the prayer leader had no contact with the rebel movement.

Meanwhile, the ISAF media office in Kabul confirmed the operation, saying Afghan-ISAF joint forces had arrested a prayer leader with his son in the operation on Tuesday night.

--Ramin

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KUNAR: Eight Pakistani refugees were injured during a rocket strike in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday, an official said.

The incident took place at around 10:30am when a militant-fired rocket landed in a house, Zalmai Yousafzai, the administrative head of Watapur, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Yousafzai said the insurgents fired three rockets into a military base of international troops, with one falling inside the house, injuring six women and two children, who were taken to a health facility.

Pakistani refugees' representatives, Faisal, said about 1,000 families had migrated from the northwestern Swat Valley to Watapur. There was no immediate word from the Taliban about the incident.

--Khan Wali Salarzai

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NIMROZ: Foreign soldiers detained a prayer leader along with his son in the Khashroad district of southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Wednesday.

International Security Assistance Force troops conducted the operation in the Kochni Razi area late on Tuesday night, the district chief said.

Mohammad Hasham told Pajhwok Afghan News the detainees were loyal to the Taliban fighters.

Col. Mohammad Musa, the deputy police chief, confirmed the operation, saying it was unclear who the detainees.  

But Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said the prayer leader had no contact with the rebel movement.

--Ramin

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KABUL: Fifteen armed insurgents were killed, one wounded and 20 others detained during joint operations over the past 24 hours in different provinces, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Saturday.

The operations were conducted by Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel in Kabul, Laghman, Takhar, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

Weapons and explosives, including 200 bullets, two hand grenades, 36 anti-vehicle mines, two drums of explosives and 14 rockets, were seized.

In western Herat province, Taj Mohammad, a rebel leader, was detained by police in Herat City. Three kidnappers were also arrested in the provincial capital.

--Pajhwok Report

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Parwan: Four people were killed and a fifth injured in a traffic accident in the Qarabagh district of Kabul province on Wednesday, an official said. 

The accident occurred in the Mashinabad area on the Kabul-Parwan highway when a car collided with a truck, Khwaja Mohammad Hanif Sadiqi, the town's administrative head, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The victims were taken to Kabul, said Col. Abdul Matin, the district police chief. He blamed the car driver for the road crash.

--Farid Tanha

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Baghlan: A hundred kilograms of explosives were seized by security personnel in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province on Wednesday, an official said.

The explosives had placed in two jerry cans on the Baghlan-Kunduz highway, the provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Asadullah Sherzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He believed international troops, who frequented the road, were the apparent target. Police defused the explosives.

--Habibur Rahman Shirzai

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URUZGAN: Four Taliban insurgents, including three commanders, were killed and another four detained during a security operation in central Uruzgan province, an official said on Wednesday.

The operation was jointly launched by Afghan and foreign troops in the Khas Uruzgan and Shahid Ihsas districts, crime branch officer, Col. Gulab Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Weapons including a kallashinkovs, 200 walkie-talkies and ammunitions were also seized from the rebels, Khan said,

There was no word from the Taliban about the incident.

--Ahmad Jawed Khpalwak

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ZABUL: Almost 3,000 kilogram of drugs and hundreds of alcohol bottles were burnt in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province, on Wednesday.

The drugs included heroin, opium, hashish and wine, provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the drugs were seized by police and other law-enforcement agencies during current year in 44 different operations across the province.

According to the police chief, 56 smugglers were also detained by police. The accursed are currently were being tried by different courts, he said.

--Nasim Hotak

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