Daily Evacuation Brief | August 29, 2023
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CORRECTION: A valued reader pointed out an inaccuracy in the 28 August edition of the Daily Evacuation Brief where we attributed statements from the Minister of the Interior to Anas Haqqani. Sirajuddin Haqqani is the Taliban’s Minister for the Interior. We apologize for the oversight.
1 KILLED AFTER TALIBAN OPENED FIRE ON A WEDDING PARTY FOR PLAYING MUSIC – Taliban security personnel opened fire on a wedding procession in the Qarghaie District of Laghman Province on Sunday after guests turned up music in a vehicle to celebrate the union. The fatality is thought to be a young male university student. The Taliban have not released any further information about the tragic event.
TAJIK PRESIDENT DISCUSSES AFGHANISTAN WITH PAKISTANI MILITARY CHIEF OF STAFF – President Rahmon met with Sahir Shamshad Mirza (Pakistan’s Joint Chief of Staff Committee) on Monday to discuss several issues. However, Afghanistan appears to have played a prominent role in the discussions, and sources in Dushanbe said that an information-sharing agreement over security threats from Afghanistan was drawn up.
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Iran has made another demand of Iraq to forcefully disarm the Kurdish opposition groups operating in the North of the country. Iran has previously issued a deadline for December and is threatening military force if Baghdad does not comply.
Iran has called the Swiss Charge d’Affaires on the carpet at the Foreign Ministry to object to the seizure of Iranian oil on board a tanker (Suez Rajan) off the coast of Texas.
Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization announced it had refined cesium-137 for the first time.
2 Police officers were killed and 3 were wounded in Lakki Marwat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province) when unidentified gunmen attacked a patrol that had come from the Pizo Police Station.
The Minister of Energy announced he had prepared a plan to deal with the inflated costs of electricity. Details of the plan were not provided and protests against the sudden rise in rates continued yesterday in several cities.
Counter-Terrorism Department personnel arrested 2 men suspected of belonging to the Sindh Revolutionary Army terrorist organization in Hyderabad. The men had explosives, detonators, several pistols, and a modified motorcycle in their possession.
By Zahra Nader - The Guardian
First, her dreams of becoming a doctor were dashed by the Taliban’s ban on education. Then her family set up a forced marriage to her cousin, a heroin addict. Latifa* felt her future had been snatched away. “I had two options: to marry an addict and live a life of misery or take my own life,” said the 18-year-old in a phone interview from her home in central Ghor province. “I chose the latter.”
By Hadia Ziaei - TOLO News
A polio vaccination campaign began on Monday in five of the northern provinces of Afghanistan following a nationwide campaign that was kicked off…
An update on ICRC’s work in the country, from Afghanistan Head of Delegation Eloi Fillion: Just more than half of all Afghans need humanitarian…
It has been two years since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and the mass migration of artists in the country since then, has hampered…
By Ariana News
Mawlavi Abdul Kabir, political deputy prime minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), said in a meeting with the…
Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan Hassan Kazemi Qomi strongly called upon the international community for assistance for…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
By Milad Sayar - AMU TV
Heather Barr, Associate Director of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, said on Monday that members of the United Nations Human Rights Council are…
By Marc Thiessen - The Washington Post
Biden goes into the 2024 election one of the most unpopular presidents since World War…
THE DAILY WTF
By Joseph Mackinnon - The Blaze
The Blaze detailed a Fox News report last month that indicated the Gold Star family of Sgt. Nicole Gee, one among the 11 U.S. Marines slain in Afghanistan, had to…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 83.07 AFN (as of 29 AUG 2023)