Afghanistan security forces killed 1238 Pakistan Backed Taliban Terrorists , (including many ISIS Terrorists) and wounded 393 Terrorists, as a result of continuous clearance operations in last 18 days. Huge quantity of Arms and Ammunition, Drugs were seized, and vehicles used by Taliban were destroyed. These figures are provided by Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan during different press releases over the past 18 days.
In the preceding period from 13-September to 1-October, Afghanistan Army Killed 1,985 Pakistan Backed Taliban Terrorists. We covered it in details in our previous article “Afghan Election 2019 Successful. Afghanistan Army Killed 1,985 Pakistan Backed Taliban Terrorists In Last 19 Days”
Prior to that Afghanistan Army Killed 1911 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists between 30-August to 12-September. We covered it in detail in our previous article “Afghanistan Army Killed 1911 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists In Last 14 Days”
Earlier Afghanistan Army Killed 1074 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists between 9-August to 29-August. We covered it in detail in our previous article “Afghanistan Army Killed 1074 Pakistan Sponsored Taliban Terrorists In Last 21 Days”
Before that Afghanistan Security forces had killed 1186 FATF Grey Listed Pakistan backed Taliban terrorists in previous 11 days (29-July 2019 to 8-August 2019). We covered that in details in our previous article, “Afghanistan Security Forces Killed 1186 Pakistan Supported Taliban Terrorists In Last 11 Days”
Earlier Afghanistan Security forces had killed 811 FATF Grey Listed Pakistan sponsored Taliban terrorists in 13 days (16-July 2019 to 28-July 2019). We covered that in details in our previous article, Afghanistan Army Killed 811 Pakistan Supported Taliban Terrorists In Last 13 Days
Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan via a Press release on a daily basis provides an update on the operations carried out in 24 hours in different provinces. They also provide the figures of how many Taliban or Pakistani Terrorists, the Afghanistan Security Forces killed in 24 hours.
As per the Press Releases by Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan on their official website, over past 19 days (2-October 2019 to 19-October 2019), Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, launched 262 joint offensive & clearance operations, and conducted over 1000 Commandos, Special Forces operations in different parts of the country, in order to remove security threats, destroying the enemy’s sanctuaries and ensure better security to the people of Afghanistan, Afghan Air Forces carried out 324 airstrikes on enemies’ positions in support of these operations.
As a result, Afghanistan Security Forces killed 1,238 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists (including many ISIS Terrorists and Pakistan Nationals), wounded 393 Terrorists and detained 85 Pakistan supported Taliban Terrorists.
Data Released by Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan from 2-October 2019 to 19-October 2019 of operations against Pakistan sponsored Taliban Terrorists
- Joint offensive & clearance operations – 262
- Total Number of Airstrikes – 324
- Number of Taliban Terrorists Killed – 1238
- Number of Taliban Terrorists Wounded – 393
- Number of Taliban Terrorists Detained – 85
These operations were conducted with support of Resolute Support and Afghan Air Forces in almost all the districts of Afghanistan including Ghazni, Wardak, Helmand, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Faryab, Zabul, Badghis, Ghor, Takhar, Paktia, Balkh, Sir-e Pol, Logar, Kunar & Nangarhar provinces.
During the operations huge quantity of Arms and ammunition were seized. Many different types of IEDs were recovered and defused. Many vehicles belonging to Taliban Terrorists were destroyed.
Some of the Major Operations conducted by Afghanistan Army
On 2-October 2019, In Uruzgan province 4 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists were killed, 8 were wounded, 20 rounds of IEDs were discovered & defused and 2 kg drugs were destroyed in clearing operation & response attack in Guizab district and Chinea village, province capital.
On 3-October 2019, 13 civilians were released from Taliban terrorist’s prison. Over the past recent months, dozens of civilians and military have been freed from Taliban terrorist’s prison and this process of operation continues at full intensity. Providing security and rescuing people from the Taliban’s oppression is one of the priorities of the National Defense and Security Forces, which will take advantage of all the strengths and opportunities and will not spare any effort.
On 4-October 2019, Following the Afghan National Defense & Security Forces operation in Takhar province, the Mah wahra Kokacha –Baharak highways were opened to traffic and similarly, the terrorist’s threat was repelled in the environs of Baharak district.
These operations were conducted with led of Gen. Yassin Zia, First Deputy for Ministry of National Defense, since last night to now, 18 Taliban terrorists including a Taliban group’s leader were killed in vicinities of Baharak district.
On 4-October Khwaja Ghar District Of Takhar Province, Completely Cleared From Terrorist’s Existence!. During this operation, some heavy and light weapons, a large number of different kinds of ammunition and several Taliban terrorist vehicles were seized by Defense & Security Forces. Baharak District Of Takhar Province, Fully Cleared From Terrorist’s Existence! In this operation, 89 Taliban terrorists were killed and 67 other terrorists were wounded.
During this operation, some heavy and light weapons, a large amount of ammunition and several Taliban terrorist vehicles were seized by Defense & Security Forces.
On 5-October 2019, Herat- 7 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including Mullah Abdul Mateen Khadam, Taliban shadow district governor for Oba district were killed, 7 were wounded and another was arrested in clearing operation in Oba & Zir-Koh districts.
On 7-October 2019, 102 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including 9 ISIS fighters were killed. Ghazni- 26 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists were killed, 6 were wounded, 1 vehicle (Ranger) of enemy, 3 motorbikes, 1 hideout and amount of weapons & ammunition were destroyed in Commandos Special Operation, airstrikes & artillery attacks in Dehyak, Jaghatu and Andar districts. As a result of airstrikes in Khwaja Ghar districts of Takhar province, “Burhani Gajar” Taliban shadow district governor and Taliban shadow judge for Namak-Ab district were killed with 11 other terrorists and 9 were wounded.
On 8-October 2019, 90 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including Taliban shadow district governor for Namak-Ab district, Taliban court chief for Takhar, Taliban shadow deputy governor for Herat province and a Taliban local commander were killed
On 9-October 2019, 84 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including 2 ISIS fighters were killed. Uruzgan- 3 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists were killed, 4 were wounded, 1 detained, amount of weapons & ammunition and 2000 kg narcotic drugs kind of opium were destroyed in Commandos Special Operation & response attacks in Guizab district and province capital.
On 10-October 2019, Herat- 9 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists Mullah Khakesar, responsible for Taliban terrorist attacks were killed. Wardak- 5 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists were killed, 1 detained, 8 motorbikes, 2 vehicles, 1 bunker and amount of weapons & ammunition were destroyed, 4275 kg explosives, 30 barrels of IEDs, 200 firework and 10 rounds of planted mine were discovered & defused in airstrikes in Commando Forces clearing operation in Jaghatu district.
On 11-October 2019, 43 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including 6 ISIS fighters were killed. At 01:30 am today, ANDSF cleared and took control of the center and surrounding areas of Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz province as part of the offensive operations in the province.
ANDSF inflicted heavy damages to the Taliban during these operations and destroyed their bases and strongholds in the mentioned areas.
ANDSF have strengthened and continue operations against Taliban in areas under their control. Afghan forces have retaken control of 12 districts of Ghazni, Badakhshan, Kunduz, Takhar and Faryab provinces in the past six months.
On 12-October 2019, 76 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including Haji Bari, Taliban shadow district governor for Khak-e Safid district were killed. The “Raziq” Operation Began In Zabul Province! This operation has been started to Complete clearing of Shah Joy district from terrorists, Development of the Security zoon in Zabul Province and Providing security of the No. 1 highways in Zabul province
On 13-October 2019, Kapisa- one Taliban red unit commander was killed in Commando Forces Special Operation in Alasay district.
On 14-October 2019, 46 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including a Taliban local commander were killed. Nangarhar- 13 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including 5 ISIS fighters were killed and 2 motorbikes were destroyed in airstrikes in Pachir WA gam & Khogyani districts. 20 Taliban Terrorists Were Killed And Wounded In The Liberation Operation Of Darqad District
On 15-October 2019, Zabul- 16 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists were killed, 4 including 2 Taliban local commanders each Musa Zai and Nangailia were wounded in airstrikes and clearing operation in Shah Joy district. The MI-17 Helicopter belonged to Afghan Air Forces, it crashed in during the training flights and technical issues around 5:30 pm today.
As a result of this incident, all the 7 occupants including 4 pilots were martyred, the helicopter collapsed due to technical issues when it flying form 209 Shaheen Corps airfield to Mawlana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi airfield in Hairatan area, Mazar, province capital.
On 16-October 2019, 62 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including Khalil a Taliban group leader were killed. Afghan National Defense And Security Forces Launched Extensive Military Operations In Baghlan Province in the Night. The operation against terrorists was initiated from three different locations in Dand-e-Shahabuddin, Dand-e-Ghori and Kelagai; and will continue until Baghlan province has been cleared of terrorists.
Prior to this, ANDSF launched similar operations in Badakhshan, Takhar and Kunduz provinces that resulted in clearance of many areas from the presence of Taliban and their terrorist activities.
On 16-October 2019, Taliban attacked in Laghman in front of a children’s madrasa & police station. More than 40 people killed or injured, including at least 20 kids. Vice President candidate Amrullah Saleh accused Pakistan Intelligence Agency ISI of sponsoring Taliban Terrorists who fight in the name of Religion. He requested US Ambassador to Kabul John R. Bass to make sure Pakistan end this Terror sponsorship.
He tweeted, “Yes Mr Ambassador. @USAmbKabul . U R right. This is terrorism. Period. The Taliban are an ISI sponsored group who fight as mercenaries in the name of religion. They are responsible for killing of Afghs & 1000s of Americans. We must defeat them. Pak’s support for terror must end.”
On 17-October 2019, Wardak- 6 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including Mawlavi Abed Taliban shadow district governor for Sayed Abad, Habib Jan and Hameed Shajah Taliban local commanders were killed. Uruzgan- 6 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including a Taliban local commander were killed. Many terrorists and their key people including fighters, commanders, and shadow governors have been killed and injured during these operations.
On 18-October 2019, Wardak- 4 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including Taliban local commanders each Qari Janat Gul, Qari Gul and Qari Qadir were killed. The Taliban terrorists dug a large tunnel in the Charkh district of Logar province and decided to use it to carry out attack Charkh district center, and it discovered and destroyed in an operation conducted by Commando Forces.
In this operation, 3 IEDs making facilities, 2 bases, 1 training center were destroyed and 12 Taliban Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists were killed, a large number of weapons & munitions and a vehicle were seized by the National Defense & Security Forces.
Terrorist groups are under intense military pressure of the Afghan Forces and terrorists will not be safe anywhere in our country
On 19-October 2019, Helmand- 18 Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists including Mawlavi Bashir a Taliban local commander were killed 2 were wounded, 3 suspects were arrested, 3 motorbikes, 500 kg explosives and a large number of weapons & ammunition were destroyed, amount of weapons & munitions, 1 mobile (kind of Soraya) and 2 sample mobiles were confiscated in an airstrike and clearing operation in Nahar Saraj, Nad Ali, Marja and Garmsir districts. Nangarhar- 8 ISIS Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists were killed, 3 fighting positions and amount of weapons & ammunition were destroyed in airstrikes in Achin district.
Afghanistan Election 2019 Results Delayed
Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) confirmed Saturday it had delayed the planned release of preliminary results of the Sept. 28 presidential polls.
The commission’s chief, Hawa Alam Nuristani, made the widely anticipated announcement at a late evening news conference in Kabul on the day the commission was supposed to officially deliver first results.
Nuristani apologized to Afghans for not being able to meet the deadline, but she defended the decision to delay the results, saying it would “further ensure the transparency of the [electoral] process” and restore the people’s confidence in it.
The chief election commissioner promised to release preliminary results as soon as possible but did not say exactly when that would happen.
Election officials said they had from the outset faced issues in collecting and transferring massive amounts of data to the main IEC computer server from biometric devices used to record voter fingerprints and pictures. A time-consuming exercise of identifying fraudulent votes was cited as another major factor for the slow data entry.
The United Nations, in a report released this week, noted that election-related attacks had killed 85 Afghan civilians and injured 373 others.
On Wednesday 9-October 2019, U.S. acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells underscored the need for a credible outcome of the election and called on all candidates to avoid declaring victory before official results were released.
“We welcome the IEC’s intention to conduct all necessary anti-fraud measures before it announces the preliminary result. An accurate result is more important than a rushed one,” Wells told reporters in Kabul after her meetings with Ghani, Abdullah and election commission officials.
Abdullah and Ghani have both pledged support for the IEC to take as much time as needed to deliver a transparent outcome.
“The Afghan people yearn to hear about the results of the presidential elections, but we respect the Independent Election Commission’s decision to postpone announcing the results to ensure fairness, transparency and accountability of the final vote,” Ghani tweeted shortly after the delay was announced.
It is predicted that the results may be delayed by at least one week.
Bomb Explosion in a Mosque by Pakistan backed Taliban Terrorists
An explosion rocked a mosque in Nangarhar province, which shares a border with Pakistan in the east, as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 69 worshippers, provincial officials said.
The explosives had been placed inside the mosque in the Jawdara area of Haska Mena district.
Sohrab Qaderi, a member of Nangarhar’s provincial council, said the mosque, which can accommodate more than 150 worshippers, was full of people when the bombs exploded.
“Bodies of 69 people, including children and elders, have been handed to their relatives,” Qaderi said, adding more bodies could be lying under the rubble.
Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, said the militant attack wounded 36 others. He said it was not immediately clear if the mosque was attacked by a suicide bomber or some other type of bombing.
“Both men and children are among those killed and wounded in the attack,” he said.
Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group are active in eastern Afghanistan, especially Nangarhar province.
Zahir Adil, spokesman for the public health department in Nangarhar Province, said 23 of the wounded were transferred to Jalalabad, the provincial capital, and the rest were being treated in the Haskamena district clinic.
The US ambassador, John Bass, said in a tweet that “killing worshippers assembled together in peace is unconscionable. All Afghans have the right to live and worship together in safety.”
The European Union said the attack aimed to undermine hopes for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
The violence comes a day after a United Nations report said that Afghan civilians are dying in record numbers in the country’s increasingly brutal war, noting that more civilians died in July than in any previous one-month period since the U.N. began keeping statistics.
“Civilian casualties at record-high levels clearly show the need for all parties concerned to pay much more attention to protecting the civilian population, including through a review of conduct during combat operations,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the U.N. secretary-general’s special representative for Afghanistan.
The report said 2,563 civilians were killed and 5,676 were wounded in the first nine months of this year. Insurgents were responsible for 62 percent. July to September were the deadliest months so far this year.
In western Herat province, six civilians including four children were killed Thursday when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, said Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor. He added that five other civilians were wounded in the attack in the Zawal district.
Other News – Cooperation between Afghanistan and India
India handed over 2 more Mi-24V helicopters to Afghanistan and extended scholarships to children of martyrs of Afghan Nationals Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Afghanistan on December 25, 2016, had announced 500 scholarships for the children of the martyrs of Afghan Security Forces.
New Delhi has given the replacements for all four Mi-24V helicopters that it had given to Afghanistan in 2015-2016. While two helicopters were given earlier this year, two more were handed over to ANDSF on Tuesday 15-October 2019 by the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Vinay Kumar, at a ceremony in the presence of Afghanistan’s Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid.
Col. Rahman Rahmani in his tweet praised India and at the same time lambasted Pakistan. He tweeted, “India builds infrastructures, gives helicopters (each $36M+) to fight terror, provides medical care for us, give visas for all Afghans especially for our traders for easy access to Indian markets. What Pakistan does? Sponsors terrorists! The one & only thing it does for Afghans!”
In another Tweet he lambasted Pakistan and accused Pakistan of Training Financing and Sending thousands of Terrorists to Afghanistan. He Tweeted, “India to send 75K tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan. Pakistan to trains, finances, & send tonnes of terrorists to Afghanistan! It is always INDIA who help us. Indian hands are always there for Afghans to grab for a strong partnership. JAI HIND!”
In order to finanically impact Afghanistan, Pakistan has increased its customs tariffs by threefold as the harvest season for pomegranates arrives in Kandahar province.
The Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Investments says that Pakistan is charging up to 300,000 Pakistani rupees ($ 1913) per load – which is a threefold increase compared to previous years.
“There was a profit from $319 to $638 for us per truck, but now there is no profit because the tariffs increased and we suffered,” said Aminullah, a gardener in Kandahar.
“The government must look into it and find an alternative to Pakistan. We suffer every year and Pakistan oppresses us,” said Abdul Ghafoor, a gardener.
In order to address farmers long standing demand, Afghanistan has found an alternate market and is selling the fresh fruits including pomegranates to India. In his tweet, Afghanistan Ambassador to India Tahir Qadiry tweeted, ““If they don’t appreciate you, it’s time to find people who do.” Today another Afghan cargo flight consisting 15 tonnes of fresh fruits including pomegranates arrived in Delhi via the air corridor. @SenseandC_sense“
Two lion statues have been discovered by archaeologists in #Kapisa province after a three-month excavation at a site with ruins “thousands of years old,” according to local officials.
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