Daily Evacuation Brief | April 10, 2022
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LAST 24 HOURS:
Pakistan claims one of its generals was wounded by Afghan border forces who fired on his helicopter near the Durand Line. The incident occurred in Nimroz province, and both nations have placed their border forces on high alert. Pakistan has yet to comment on the incident but have asked for more clarification about what transpired. Pakistan appears to be focused inward as the impasse between the Parliament and embattled Prime Minister Khan comes to a head.
A roadside bomb was detonated in the 10th Police District of Kabul which injured a security official. No group has yet taken credit for the attack.
The Taliban claim to have seized a large weapons cache in Nangarhar province.
The NRF claimed to have forced Taliban fighters out of the Qassan Valley in Baghlan province. Both sides have claimed victory but the engagement seems far from over and both sides say fighting will continue.
The Pakistani PM lost the no-confidence vote today.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
Cross border fighting could begin along the Durand Line in response to recent incidents there. The Taliban are rushing reinforcements from Kabul with the intent of deploying them across a 60km section of the line. Diplomatic talks are shaping up to resolve the crisis but may not be in time to stave off a clash. At-risk Afghans should be prepared for the border to close temporarily should the standoff continue.
Our analysis indicates fighting between the Taliban and insurgents in Baghlan may last throughout the week. This is the first protracted test the Taliban has faced from the insurgency. We strongly caution at-risk Afghans from traveling in and around the area until the situation becomes clearer.
If recent history is an indicator, we forecast the AFF could launch a coordinated strike against another target in an attempt to keep the Taliban off balance. Although we have no proof the NRF and AFF are working jointly, the timing and locations of these attacks suggest some cooperation may in fact be taking place.
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.18 AFN (as of 10 APR 2022)
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By TOLO News
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The Daily WTF…
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