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Daily Evacuation Brief | April 23, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS:
Both Kabul and Kunduz experienced huge blasts as more bombings took place. Please refer to the Conflict Tracker for more information.
A large Taliban presence was reported in the Khair Khaneh of Police District 17. Taliban forces were reported to be searching cars, houses, and pedestrians. The reason why is unclear.
Third Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Kabir met with youth, clerics, and local influential figures from a few of the Northern provinces. While some in the press portrayed the meeting as a moment of supplication and support, sources who were present claimed the tone reflected more panic than support. Many of the Northern representatives wanted to know what the plan was to restore peace in the North.
A Pakistani medical assessment team arrived in order to explore possible opportunities to support the Afghan health system through this difficult period.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
Bombings are likely to continue over the next several days. Mosques, schools, and markets are the likely targets, and at-risk Afghans should avoid these areas when possible.
After several reports of civil unrest in locations where the bomb attacks occurred, Taliban security personnel in these areas will be significantly reinforced.
There has been an unconfirmed threat made against the airport in Kabul. A source claimed a mortar position was discovered nearby with a buried cache of mortar shells not far away. The projectiles were said to have been recently buried. It is impossible to tell if the photos provided were taken at the site. We assess the threat to be moderately credible. It is unlikely there are other positions as the airport is heavily patrolled.
By Jason Criss Howk – Clearance Jobs
This week terrorists proved that they are far from done wreaking havoc in Afghanistan and South Asia. The feeble Taliban-Haqqani regime that sits in Kabul has been powerless to stop terrorists, and often are still committing terrorism themselves. Between the terrorist groups causing deaths, and the Taliban-Haqqani regime abducting, torturing, and murdering citizens, Afghans have nowhere to turn.
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 86.73 AFN (as of 23 APR 2022)
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