Attack On NDS Training Center Ends After 6-Hour Battle
17 August, 2018, 13:56 | Author: Lucille Rivera
Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said the attackers were firing rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons but it was unclear how many gunmen were involved.
But officials have also said they are bracing for more violence with the approach of parliamentary elections in October.
A suicide bombing in Kabul on Wednesday killed dozens of teenagers studying for university entrance exams at an educational center in a Shiite neighborhood, according to wire reports.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Kabul blast but the attack bore the hallmark of ISIS, which has conducted many previous attacks on Shi'ite targets.
Dilawar Aymaq, a parliamentarian from Baghlan, said the attack targeted a military checkpoint and another manned by the so-called local police, militias recruited and paid by the Interior Ministry.
But the cost that that military confrontation exacts in civilian lives and disruption undermines the credibility of the government, undermines people's confidence in the government, and that in many ways is the goal of the attacks.
The head of the United Nations children's agency denounced the attack, saying it's "deplorable" that children continue to be hardest hit in the growing violence across Afghanistan. UNICEF continues to call on all parties to the conflict to adhere to and respect humanitarian principles, and ensure the safety and protection of all children. Members "underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice", the statement said.
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Moreover, The New York Times had reported that Afghan officials had claimed the Taliban were aided by foreign fighters, including Pakistanis and Chechens, and even some Al Qaeda affiliates.
"My house was just near the front line, the Taliban would force people to bring them food and tea", Hassan Safari, one of hundreds of residents who were forced to hide in their basements, told the AFP.
After five days of fighting, Afghan security forces have now regained control of the city, with Taliban fighters pulling out.
Life was gradually returning to normal Wednesday in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive, days-long Taliban attack, though sporadic gunbattles was still underway in some neighborhoods.
The UN has warned that as many as 150 civilians may have also been killed.
This comes as the anti-government armed militants have been attempting to expand their attacks in the key provinces and cities of the country during the recent months.
"It's the fighting season and the Taliban will want to rack up victories before winter".
When Kilic sought to tie conditions to Brunson's release, Bolton waved them aside and said there would be no negotiations. The decree also doubled tariffs on American cosmetics, rice, and coal, among other imports.
But Trump, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal , connected Brennan and other intelligence officials with Mueller's probe. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, said he was bothered by the president's move.
When asked in 2017 by the Chicago Sun-Times about the importance of her faith, Franklin said: "It is very important". While the 11-minute video had good intentions honoring her "amazing life" and legacy, it made one big mistake.
An Endangered Missing Alert has been issued for Shannan Watts (age 34), and her two daughters, Celeste and Bella Watts (ages 3&4). Utoft told police she last saw Shanann at about 2 a.m. on Monday when they got home from a work trip in Arizona.
But scientists say red tides in and of themselves are a natural phenomenon observed as far back as the 1600s. The algae can cause coughs and other respiratory distress in humans as breezes blow toxins inland.
But it was the nuclear tests for which Vajpayee is best remembered for, at least within the global media. Advani and his daughter Pratibha pay last respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee .
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Other hits include "Day Dreaming" (1972), "Jump to It" (1982), "Freeway of Love" (1985), and "A Rose Is Still A Rose" (1998). She spent the last few months of her life outside the public eye as she dealt with her declining health.
The father of a boy kidnapped in Georgia would not be released because an arrest warrant has been issued for him in that state. A neighbor said that target shooting practice was a daily occurrence until police launched aerial drones over the compound.
The Turkish currency began to recover after authorities this week took steps to help bank liquidity. Last week Trump said he was doubling tariffs on metal imports.
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