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Badakhshan establishes new anti-insurgency unit



(Last Updated On: April 19, 2022)

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) officials in Badakhshan said Monday a new security unit has been established in the province to maintain security.

According to the officials the members of this new unit are well-equipped and ready to suppress any insurgency by opposition groups.

Badakhshan deputy governor Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi said there has been incidents of insurgency by groups linked to Daesh and the so-called Resistance Front.

Officials said they will not allow anyone to disturb the security in Badakhshan.

Ahmadi said however that Daesh and other groups opposed to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) have no control over any part of the province, but that incidents such as ambushes and explosions have been carried out against IEA forces.

“We did not say that the Resistance Front and Daesh do not exist at all. They are not regular and nowhere have they declared their existence, but still, we witnessed incidents in the capital Faizabad, they want to disrupt security,” said Ahmadi.

“My message is that if it is Daesh or the Resistance Front, whatever they call themselves, they should prove once and for all that the system is infidel [non-Islamic] and share their problems, convince the people and then take up arms,” said Mazuddin Ahmadi, Head of Information and Culture of Badakhshan.

Residents of Badakhshan, who have welcomed the recent calm, say they no longer want conflict in the province.

“With the change of regime in Afghanistan, security has really changed. In the past, robberies and murder was common, and theft and blasts were less common but after the developments, murders and thefts have decreased. We hope the government will pay attention to security and try to provide more security,” said Mohibullah Sadat, a resident of Badakhshan.

“After the recent developments, people can do their work and activities day and night and travel, and theft and crime have decreased. We are completely satisfied with this situation, and our emphasis is that the Islamic Emirate also maintain security,” said Abdul Baies Hakimi, another resident.

According to Badakhshan officials, eight so-called resistance fighters have been killed and one arrested in the latest clashes in Badakhshan’s Kohistan district.


Explosion at Samangan’s madrasa leaves 15 dead



(Last Updated On: November 30, 2022)

Imdadullah Mahajer, head of the cultural information department in Samangan province, says that an explosion occurred on Wednesday at a religious school called Al-Jihadi in the vicinity of Aibak city, the center of Samangan province.

Mahajer said that students wer praying at the time of the explosion.

According to him, 15 students were killed and a number of others were wounded. However, the exact number of wounded has not been confirmed.

Mahajer says that the dead and wounded were all students at the school and no government officials were present.

The ministry of interior has also confirmed the blast.

“Blast hits religious seminary in Samangan capital Aybak, killing 10 students and wounding several others,” Interior Ministry’s spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor said.

However, reports on social media indicate that the casualty toll was much higher.

So far no group claimed responsibility for the blast.

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Quadruplets born to Laghman couple



(Last Updated On: November 20, 2022)

A Laghman woman has given birth to four healthy babies at the Laghman Central Hospital, officials confirmed Saturday.

According to Dr Payandeh Mohammad Sahak, the mother and her four babies – three boys and a girl – are all doing well.

The quadruplets were born on Friday.

The father of the babies was quoted by Bakhtar news agency as saying he is happy that “God has given him four children.”

The couple live in Alingar district of Laghman.

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Takhar police confirm explosion but no casualties reported



(Last Updated On: November 16, 2022)

Takhar police said an explosion shook Talaqan city court area on Tuesday morning but that no casualties were reported.

Police did not provide further details but eyewitnesses said the explosion was caused by a landmine and that it happened when prisoners were being transported to the courthouse.

According to witnesses, a Police Ranger and another car were damaged in this explosion.

Meanwhile, Hamidullah Mutawakel, the spokesperson of Herat governor, said in a statement that five Daesh members were killed in an operation by IEA forces in PD12 of Herat city. According to the Herat governor’s spokesman, the operation was carried out on Tuesday night by the intelligence forces.

Mutawakel did not give further details or say whether there had been any casualties among IEA forces.

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