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Sep 6 2021

Suicide Attack Of Taliban Movement In Pakistan Left Four Soldiers Dead, Dozens Injured

Click to see full-size image On September 5, a terrorist attack hit the border guards checkpoint in the Pakistani province of Balochistan. At least 4 border service employees were killed, 19 were injured, including two civilians. The death toll may grow, as some of wounded are in critical condition. Click to see full-size image According to reports by the Geo News TV channel, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed a police car and detonated an explosive device near the checkpoint on the Quetta-Mastung road, about 25 kilometers south of Quetta city, the administrative center of Balochistan. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan …

Jun 2 2021

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 1 June 2021

1- Herat:– Clashes between Taliban and the government forces continued in the town of Ghourian, with army warplanes and helicopters bombing Taliban positions. The casualties of the two sides in these clashes are not known, but 3 civilians reportedly were killed and more than 10 people were injured in these clashes.– Six government forces were killed by a roadside bomb blast on the outskirts of the Herat-Khaf railway in Ghourian. 2- Ghazni:“Mohammad Azim Muslim”, an ethnic leader in Ghazni, was assassinated by unknown gunmen. 3- Kunduz:Five Taliban prisoners were released during an army operation in the village of Qosh Tappeh. …

May 28 2021

Russia, Pakistan To Build North-South Gas Pipeline

Support SouthFront Illustrative image On May 28, Russia and Pakistan have signed an agreement to build the North-South gas pipeline, also known as the Pakistan Stream. The document signed by Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov and Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Shafkat Ali-Khan allows to begin in the near future the construction of the pipeline, according to the Russian Ministry of Energy. “The signing of this protocol will allow our companies to begin the realization of the project in the very near future, thereby helping the Pakistani side to strengthen its own energy security and increase the use of natural gas …

Apr 22 2021

Much-Troubled Peace Talks: Taliban Lays Down Conditions, US To Send More Troops In Afghanistan

Support SouthFront Illustrative image The Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey will hold talks on April 23 in Istanbul, without the representatives of the Taliban. “The trilateral meeting will cover the latest developments regarding the Afghan peace process, security cooperation, energy, communications and illegal migration,” Turkish Foreign Ministry officials said. The foreign ministers agreed to discuss these issues after the refusal of representatives of the Taliban movement to participate in peace talks that were previously scheduled for April 24. After the US administration announced that it would withdraw troops from the country only by September 11, 2021, the Taliban …

Apr 9 2021

Military Knowledge: Pakistan Missile Capability

Pakistan’s missile arsenal consists mainly of short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles, and important steps have been taken in the production of cruise missiles. Pakistan has received significant technical assistance from China in its nuclear and missile programs, and in addition to China, it has also benefited from military cooperation with Iran and North Korea. The culmination of Pakistan’s missile program is reflected in the Shaheen 3 (Shaheen-III) missile project, which was successfully tested in the waters of the Arabian Sea on January 20, 2021, after modifying its technical design and carrying capacity. Pakistan also has two prominent examples of cruise …

Mar 27 2021

Pakistan Successfully Test Launches Upgraded Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

Donate Originally appeared at ZeroHedge On Friday Pakistan’s leaders hailed the “successful” flight test of the country’s upgraded nuclear-capable Shaheen 1-A surface-to-surface ballistic missile. Pakistan’s military said the test “was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system including advanced navigation system,” according to the country’s English-language newspaper Dawn. State media subsequently put out official video of the launch… [embedded content] The Pakistani military’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) later confirmed the Shaheen-1A missile test had been successfully completed with no incident, performing as intended. With a range of over 900 kilometers (or more than 550 miles) and described as “engaging …

Feb 24 2021

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 24 February 2021

1- According to the United Nations, in 2020, 3,035 civilians were killed and 5,785 were injured in the war in Afghanistan.Of these, 817 people belong to Kabul province, 712 people belong to Balkh province, 576 people belong to Faryab province and another 576 people belong to Nangarhar province. 2- Kandahar:– Army airstrike targeted a gathering of Taliban forces in Nahre Saraj district.– Army airstrikes Targeted the Taliban weapons depot in the district of Arghistan– Army airstrikes Targeted positions of Taliban in Arghandab district. (Image)– According to a statement from the Afghan Ministry of Defense, 22 Taliban members were killed and …

Feb 15 2021

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 15 February 2021

1- Herat:Widespread fires in the Islam Qala area were contained with the help of Iranian firefighters. According to Herat provincial officials, more than 70 people were killed or injured and 400 tankers were burnt in the accident.The main cause of the incident has not yet been determined, but the initial damage is estimated at $ 50 million. Presence of Iranian firefighters in Islam Qala and the damage caused by the explosions 2- Kandahar:20 people were killed and three others were injured in clashes between the Army and the Taliban in Arghandab and Panjwai districts. 16 mines and booby traps have …

Jan 28 2021

Latest Updates on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir, 28 January 2021

Afghanistan1- Helmand13 Taliban militants killed during clashes between the Army and Taliban in Washir district. 2- Logar– In an operation by Afghanistan special forces 22 people including 15 civilians were released from Taliban captivity in Charkh district and also three Taliban militants were arrested. (image)– In an ambush by the army en route of Taliban forces in suburbs of Pole Alam district, 14 of Taliban militants killed. 3- BalkhDue to Afghanistan air raid to Taliban positions in Chahar Bulak district, nine Taliban militants killed and four wounded. 4- Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan National Security Counselor:“We arrested 600 of Taliban militants in …

Jan 26 2021

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 26 Jan 2021

1- Kandahar:During the Army operation in Arghandab area, 38 Taliban members were killed and 5 hideouts, 2 trenches and a large amount of their weapons were destroyed by the army, and 17 roadside bombs were discovered and defused. (image) 2- Farah:Eight Taliban members were killed and five others were wounded in an airstrike by the Afghan Army on a Taliban rally in Bala Block. 3- Balkh:Six members of the security forces were wounded during a Taliban attack on Khakbad and Naqalin checkpoints in Shulgara district. 4- Faryab:Six Taliban members were killed and five others were wounded by Afghan Army airstrike …

Jan 20 2021

Latest updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 20 January 2021

1- QandaharFollowing heavy conflict between the Army and Taliban in fronts of Arghandab, Panjwai and Maiwand 27 of Taliban members killed and 12 injured. A position and some equipment of Taliban destroyed in the conflict.– Due to Taliban and the army conflict in Nahre Seraj town 12 of Taliban militants killed. 2- HelmandMuhammad Zaher Haqyar, governor of Washir district in Helmand , was killed during unknown individuals attack in first district of Lashgar Gah.(image) 3- ZabulDue to army and Taliban conflict in Arghandab district, north of Qalat town, capital of Zabul province, five Taliban militants killed and two wounded. Nevertheless, …

Jan 18 2021

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 18 January 2021

1- Kandahar:– A car bomb explosion and an armed attack were reported near the headquarters of the National Security Agency and Kandahar Airport in the southeast of Kandahar city, resulted in several casualties. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. However Afghan Army stated that it had repulsed the attack and killed four Taliban fighters. – Security forces arrested six people on charges of spying for the Pakistani intelligence service in the district of Spin Boldak. 2- Helmand:– Afghan Army Special Forces released 13 prisoners from Taliban prison in Helmand province.– Unknown gunmen assassinated a National Security Agency employee in Lashkar …

Jan 12 2021

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 12 Jan 2021

1- Kandahar:– Clashes between the Afghan Army and the Taliban continued in the district of Zharey and Arghandab. (image)– Afghan Security forces discovered and defused 32 landmines in Panjwai, Arghandab and Zharey districts. 2- Farah:Nine members of the Afghan Army were killed and two others were wounded in a Taliban attack on Army positions in Pashtrood district. 15 Taliban militants were also killed in the clashes.Afghan Army sources also stated that 11 Taliban militants were killed and 78 other were wounded in clashes in the province over the past month. 3- Uruzgan:11 Taliban members were killed and eight others were …

Jan 10 2021

Latest Updates on Afghanistan, 10 January 2021

1- Helmand:– 17 Taliban fighters were killed in Afghan army airstrikes on Taliban positions in the district of Washir.– Infiltration of Taliban forces in north of Lashkar Gah area was heavily suppressed by the coalition aircraft. 2- Qandahar:– According to the Afghan Ministry of Defense statement, 23 Afghan forces were killed and five others were wounded in the Arghandab district.– Clashes between the Afghan Army and Taliban fighters continued in Panjwai district. The complete fall of this district means the disconnection of Lashkar Gah and Qandahar cities and plays a significant role in changing the balance towards the Taliban on …

Jan 3 2021

Pakistan: ISIS killed 11 civilians in southwest of the country + Images

According to Pakistani sources, the victims of the crime were Hazaras working in Pakistani mines who were abducted by ISIS operatives and then killed. The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the crime in a statement. Following the incident, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the crime in a message and called on the security services to use all their capacities to identify and arrest the perpetrators of this terrorist act. FORUM

Dec 29 2020

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 29 Dec 2020

1- Ghazni:– Taliban kidnapped 15 civilians on Ghazni-Jaghori road.– Unidentified gunmen assassinated two government employees in Ghazni. 2- Qandahar:The Afghan Air Force bombed Taliban positions south of Panjwai. 3- Farah:One person was killed and two others were injured when a Taliban car bomb exploded in Anar Dara district. 4- Daykundi:A bomb blast at the Gizab police headquarters killed 18 security personnel. 5- Kabul:– Six people were injured in a terrorist explosion in the Kabul’s PD7 district.– Also another terrorist explosion took place in the Kabul’s PD5 district that did not cause any casualties. 6- Parwan:One person was injured in an …

Dec 12 2020

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 12 Dec 2020

– Kabul3 rockets reportedly landed near Kabul Airport and seven in residential areas, leaving one civilian dead and two wounded, according to the Interior Ministry. ISIS took responsibility of the attack. – BadghisTaliban attack to the army and security forces in Ab Kamari district. – Kunduz– Due to mortar fire in Imam Saheb district two civilians martyred.– Afghanistan army and Taliban conflict in Khan Abad district. – Qandahar– Taliban destroyed Mulla Naqibullah Akhund bridge in Arghandab district to stop Afghan army advances. (image)– Afghan army and Taliban conflict in Panjwai district.– American fighters bombed Taliban positions in Lakukhil area, Zhari …

Nov 21 2020

Latest Updates on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir, 20 Nov 2020

1- Kunduz:– Afghan Army clears Taliban-held positions in Dasht-e-Archi district.– 7 civilians were killed and 6 others were wounded by Taliban shellng in Talukeh area of ​​Kunduz city. 2- Badakhshan:26 security personnel were killed and 12 others were injured in Taliban attacks in the city of Jurm. 3- Faryab:Five military and civilian have been killed so far during the Taliban attack on the central building of the security forces in Belcheragh district. Clashes continue in the district. 4. Christopher Miller, Acting Secretary of Defense, announced the reduction of the number of American troops in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by …

Nov 17 2020

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 17 November 2020

1- Afghanistan Ministry of Interior:– 134 civilians have been killed and 289 injured in 15 suicide attacks, 200 mine and bomb explosions in the past 25 days in Afghanistan.– In the recent battles in Helmand and Kandahar, nearly 1,100 local and foreign terrorists have been killed and 387 wounded, 350 of whom are Pakistani nationals. 2- Daikundi:The Taliban have cordoned off the area, cutting off routes to Pato district. 3- Kunduz:Continuation of clashes between Taliban and Afghan army in Dasht-e-Archi district.On November 15th, Taliban forces captured a market in the Dasht-e-Archi area. But government sources denied the collapse of government …

Jul 23 2020

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 23 July 2020

1. Peace negotiations:– The Afghan Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar and Ross Wilson the US Embassy charge d’affaire emphasized on immediate starting of inter-Afghan negotiations.– The Taliban have announced their readiness for peace talks with the Afghan government from next month, in the case of completing of prisoners exchange. 2. Sarepol:– Taliban attack on Toopkhane region and the mosque of Sancharak city.– During the cleaning operation in Tagabatakht and Shagi villages, in Belkhab city that had been recently occupied by Taliban, six Taliban forces were killed. 3. Nangarhar:– The spokesman for the Nangarhar governor office announced the US and NATO troops …

Jun 10 2020

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 10 June 2020

1. Peace talks:– Afghanistan government released 10 and 27 Taliban prisoners from Ghor and Herat prisons, respectively.– Zalmay Khalilzad and General Miller met with Abdul Ghani Baradar in Qatar.– Afghanistan government announced release of three thousand Taliban prisoners and asked for Afghan-Afghan negotiations. 2. Badakhshan:According to local officials, due to security forces operation in Badakhshan four villages including Pari Kham were liberated from Taliban. 3. Daykundi:Chief of police of Kajran district and two civilians were assassinated by unknown individuals. 4. Balkh:Due to mine explosion in Shor Tappa road, head of Turkmen council of Balkh and governor of Shor Tappa district …

May 20 2020

Latest Updates Afghanistan and Pakistan, 20 May 2020

1. Jamiat-e Islami party statement:– The Ghani and Abdullah agreement, is the legitimizing of rigged results of election.– We are not partner in this agreement. 2. Zalmai Khalilzad visiting to Qatar and Afghanistan. The focus of these trips, has been announced the negotiation about the political future and the gathering Afghan groups. 3. Jozjan:During security forces operation in Mangjak district, 4 villages were released of Taliban control. In this operation, 10 Taliban members were killed and 10 others wounded. 4. Qanduz:– During the explosion of a bombed bike in Qanduz city, 2 people were killed and 18 others wounded.(image)– According …

May 12 2020

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 12 May 2020

1. Ghazni:– During Taliban attack on security forces station in the Saha Alam region, 4 of security forces were killed and 7 others wounded.– During the security forces operation in the Andar city, road of this city to the Arezoo and Shaleez regions have been cleared, and about 50 of Taliban forces were killed and wounded.– 5 security forces and a civilian have killed, in the Taliban attack on the Qiyaq Valley in the Jaghtou district. 2. Logar:During a security operation by the government forces in the Mohammad Aghe district, 11 Taliban forces have been killed and 4 other wounded. …

May 5 2020

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 5 May 2020

1. Peace Talks:– The government of Ashraf Ghani have freed 98 of Taliban prisoners from Polcharkhi prison of Kabul.– The spokesman for security council of Ashraf Ghani’s government: “Until now 648 of Taliban prisoners were freed and soon the other 850 will be too.” 2. Badakhshan:During a massive Taliban offense against the Yaftal district, Taliban took the control of 7 villages. 3. Faryab:During the attack of a Taliban infiltrator in Yangi village, 3 were killed and 9 more injured. 4. NangarharAccording to the local sources, the intelligence chief of ISIS was arrested by security forces. 5. Helmand:A car bomb exploded …

Apr 22 2020

Latest updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 21 April 2020

1. Takhar:Security forces cleanse villages Deh Bala and Deh Marsalan in district Namak Ab from Taliban. In this engagement three Taliban militants including Mulla Sharif (a Taliban commander) killed and four injured. 2. Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah:Some sources claim that Abdullah Abdullah proposed a plan to form a government with Ashraf Ghani and if he doesn’t accept, he will propose a “Bonn summit” to the world society. (Abdullah Abdullah in this plan demands head of peace council and several important ministries and governorates.) 3. Faryab:– In the engagement between security forces and Taliban in Pashtun Kut district three Taliban …

Apr 10 2020

Latest updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 9 April 2020

1. Balkh:Taliban executed seven civilians of Jarhai Nahre Sorkh village in Sholgara district by shooting. According to local sources, before this crime, Taliban executed 18 people of the same area in 1998. The above photo shows this news. 2. Parwan:US base Bagram was hit by several rockets fired from a vehicle. ISIS took responsibility. 3. Ashraf Ghani administration released 100 more Taliban militants.Yesterday 100 Taliban militants were released already.According to national security council spokesperson of Ashraf Ghani administration, the 460 Taliban prisoners released are from the list agreed by Taliban and USA. But Taliban rejected the topic due to halt …

Feb 18 2020

Latest updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 18 February 2020

1. Nimruz:An army helicopter was hit by Taliban but could emergency land. Taliban claimed to shoot it down. 2. Qunduz:Due to Taliban’s attack to security forces station in the first district of Qunduz, 14 soldiers were killed and three wounded. 3. Afghanistan election:Election commission of Afghanistan presidential announced Muhammed Ashraf Ghani as the final winner. 4. Pakistan: Due to terrorist blast in a religious gathering in Quetta, 10 people martyred and 35 wounded. (Image above).

Feb 15 2020

Latest Updates on Afghanistan and Pakistan, 14 February 2020

1. Qunduz: Due to explosion of a landmine in a school in village of Dasht Archi district, 5 children killed and 3 other injured. 2. Latest updates on US-Taliban talks:– Trump has announced the situation of peace with Taliban will be clear in the next two weeks.– On February 14, the Pentagon claimed that the Taliban had agreed on a 7-day ‘decrease of violence’ amid the US-Taliban talks in Qatar.– Mike Pompeo: Despite progress in negotiations with Taliban, still some steps have remained. The rate of violences should be reduced.– After announcing the progress of Taliban-US negotiations, Hamed Karzai and …