Daily Evacuation Brief | April 12, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS:
Deputy Prime Minister Baradar called on security forces to assist with recovering past-owed debts for electricity of former officials and select departments within the government. We assess this could foment a heavy-handed response with a likelihood of violence. Involving security forces may also provide cover for additional search operations.
Another clash between resistance forces and the Taliban was reported in the Jozun-Gulogah valley in Faizabad. Reportedly, the Taliban suffered several casualties in the attack. The skirmish has not been confirmed as of printing.
We have not yet received confirmation about reported warnings issued by Pakistani authorities for their citizens to depart Afghanistan. However, we strongly believe it was a rumor started by loyalists of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sources at the main Afghan-Pakistan border crossings have reported normal flows of traffic.
Several sources reported an explosion in Kabul from a magnetic mine attached to a Taliban security truck. The report came from the 10th police district of Kabul, and several reports of sporadic gunfire arrived in the immediate aftermath.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
More fighting is expected in Badakhshan. New Taliban commanders are expected to be confirmed soon.
Uzbekistan has invited officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan to a meeting in Termez to discuss the long sought-after trans-Afghanistan railway project. While Uzbekistan and Pakistan have pledged to build their respective portions in Afghanistan, it is unclear how Afghanistan will finance the bulk of the line between Mazar-i-Sharif and Jalalabad, especially with so many pulls on their resources.
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