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Militants Related to Taliban’s Quetta Shura Arrested in Kandahar



(Last Updated On: May 21, 2017)

Afghan intelligence operatives have arrested a group of militants related to Quetta Shura in southern Afghanistan.

A statement released by the National Directorate of Security (NSD) on Sunday said,” during an operation, the NDS special forces have arrested a group of six Taliban terrorists who were busy in destructive and terroristic activities in Maiwand, Zhari and Mianshin districts of Kandahar province.”

The individuals were identified as Suliman also known as Haidari, Dad Mawla, Khwast, Yar Mohammad, Obaidullah and Ainuddin who are all residence of Kandahar.

According to the statement, the group was taking their instructions from the Quetta Shura based in Pakistan.

“The individuals had received terroristic and military trainings in Ishaq Abad area of Quetta city and were involved in a number of terroristic attacks in Kandahar province locality,” the statement added.

Quetta Shura is a militant organization which is composed of the Taliban leaders and is believed to be based within the city of Quetta in the Baluchistan province of Pakistan.


Kandahar exports over 113,000 tons of dried fruits, herbs in one year: Officials



(Last Updated On: March 11, 2022)

More than 113,000 tons of dried fruits and medicinal plants have been exported from Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province over the past 12 months, Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industries officials said, adding that this generated $308 million in revenue.

“We faced some troubles in exporting due to the political developments, but we continued to export in good quality. Thanks God Islamic Emirate officials have not created any problems for us,” said Mohammad Dawood Qaderi, head of Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

He said that they gave advice to IEA authorities on improving exports, which they accepted.

According to the official, figs have been the biggest export this year.

Meanwhile, traders also said that the export sector in Kandahar has improved.

“Thanks God, trade in dried fruits is going well. The routes are secure now,” said Mir Hamza, a dried fruits trader.

He called for an agreement with countries that would allow for barter deals.

Some traders, however, said that they were unable to collect their exchanged items or their money due to sanctions.

Noor Ali, a dried fruits trader, said that the level of exports was good this year, but traders were unable to collect their money due to international banking restrictions.

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IEA forces and Pakistani military clash in Spin Boldak



(Last Updated On: February 25, 2022)

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) government has acknowledged that IEA forces have clashed with Pakistani forces in Kandahar’s Spin Boldak district.

IEA spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the reports on Thursday and blamed the Pakistani military for starting the clashes.

“There was a problem with Pakistani guards locally in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar.

“Unfortunately, the first shot was fired by Pakistani guards,” Mujahid wrote on his Twitter page.

“The situation is under control and we are investigating why this happened,” he said.

At least two people were killed in the incident, according to health officials and local officials.

Following the incident, about 90 students, from Dr Mamoon Tahiri Institute of Health Sciences, came forward to donate blood for the wounded.

Officials from the institute meanwhile said that at least two civilians were killed and about 30 others were wounded in the clashes.

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One woman killed, another wounded in Kandahar shooting



(Last Updated On: February 19, 2022)

Sources in Kandahar confirmed that a woman was killed and another was injured when forces opened fire on a rickshaw in the province.

The incident took place in Chowk area of Kandahar city on Saturday.

The source said the incident took place after a rickshaw disobeyed the orders of security forces to stop at the checkpoint.

Kandahar police confirmed the incident.

According to Kandahar police the incident occurred when the driver failed to stop at the checkpoint and the forces opened fire.

Security officials in the city are investigating the incident and believe there was something in the rickshaw that caused the driver to ignore the checkpoint.

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