Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

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Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Postby NRao » 11 Mar 2020 09:02

Taliban prisoner swap begins as part of Afghan peace talks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has approved the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners as part of efforts to secure a peace deal with the insurgent group.

The presidential decree requires all prisoners to give "a written guarantee to not return to the battlefield".

In exchange, the Taliban has agreed to hand over 1,000 government troops.

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Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Postby nithish » 22 Mar 2020 01:08

Taliban Kill 24 Afghan Troops, With Inside Help

A Taliban ambush that appears to have had inside help killed up to 24 Afghan security forces in southern Afghanistan early Friday, officials said.

It was the latest Taliban assault on government forces since the militant group signed a peace agreement with the United States on Feb. 29. The Taliban have so far ceased attacks against American and coalition troops, but they have continued to target Afghan government forces.

A group of Taliban fighters attacked a joint police and army outpost around 3 a.m. Friday on the main highway to Kabul in Zabul Province, parts of which are under the militants’ control. Rahmatullah Yarmal, the governor of Zabul Province, said the attackers were aided by at least five police officers who then escaped with the Taliban fighters.

“The outpost was attacked, and it completely collapsed in just one hour,” Mr. Kareem said. “There was no one left alive.”

Direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban were supposed to begin March 10, with the ultimate goal a postwar government that would include the militants. The agreement envisioned a “confidence-building measure”: the release by March 10 of 5,000 Taliban prisoners and 1,000 security forces held by the militants.

But Mr. Ghani, whose government was excluded from the U.S.-Taliban negotiations, has said he would not release the prisoners without concessions from the Taliban, who have refused.

The dispute has stalled the peace process and left the government unable to set up its negotiating team.

“We thought the Taliban would be flexible after announcing a reduction in violence, but they are becoming more aggressive against the security forces,” said Mr. Kareem, the tribal elder.


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Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Postby Guddu » 22 Mar 2020 09:14

Karan Thapar is being an a$$ in the interview..Sood was better, but not forceful.

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Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Postby Mukesh.Kumar » 25 Mar 2020 17:16

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Mukesh.Kumar wrote:To those challenging CAA, this is why CAA is there:
Gurdwara attacked in Afghanistan. Source: BBC

Afghan security forces are battling militants who stormed a busy temple belonging to the Sikh religious minority in central Kabul.

At least one person died and a number were wounded after suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the temple in the Shorbazar area at 07:45 (03:15 GMT).

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Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Postby g.sarkar » 25 Mar 2020 17:22

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/ ... 05522.html
Kabul Sikh temple siege: Dozens killed in attack claimed by ISIL
The deadly siege of Sikh religious complex ends after the attackers were killed, gov't says.
Afghan forces have killed gunmen who attacked a Sikh religious complex in the capital Kabul, ending the hours-long siege that has killed 25 people, the Ministry of Interior has said.
The deadly attack was claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) armed group. Earlier, the Taliban armed group denied it was behind the siege that left at least eight others wounded.
Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said in a message to journalists the operation by the security forces to defeat the attackers was over and all of them had been killed. Security forces cordoned off the area, located in old Kabul, after gunmen stormed the complex, the government said.
Narindra Singh Khalsa, a parliamentarian from the minority Sikh community, told AP news agency he had been near the Gurdwara - the Sikh place of worship - when the attack happened and ran to the site. Those killed included a child whose body was brought to a Kabul hospital, emergency services and the hospital said.
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Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Postby Varoon Shekhar » 27 Mar 2020 18:15

Gurudwara attacker was from Kerala. Let's see if other channels also report this.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/k ... 2020-03-27

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Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Postby Gerard » 29 Mar 2020 06:58

View: Afghanistan’s Kashmir fallout
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Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Postby Gerard » 05 Apr 2020 23:44

Pak-backed terror module in Afghanistan that targeted India busted, 37 arrested
Afghanistan vice president Amrullah Saleh cheered the Afghan intelligence agency for the breakthrough.“I am sure he is already singing & will sing more to the dismay of his patrons in & out. A treasure of intelligence. Make him talk,” tweeted Saleh,

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Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Postby tandav » 06 Apr 2020 12:36

Gerard wrote:Pak-backed terror module in Afghanistan that targeted India busted, 37 arrested
Afghanistan vice president Amrullah Saleh cheered the Afghan intelligence agency for the breakthrough.“I am sure he is already singing & will sing more to the dismay of his patrons in & out. A treasure of intelligence. Make him talk,” tweeted Saleh,


Is deporting them to India to stand trial for their crimes against India possible?


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