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Daily Evacuation Brief | December 10, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
RESISTANCE RAID IN KAPISA PROMPTS ARRESTS OF NON-COMBATANTS – Approximately 30 people were arrested in the wake of an NRF raid on a house occupied by Taliban fighters reportedly killed 4 and wounded 5. The local Taliban launched a sweep in the villages of Kalalan and Kuche Sanglakh and eyewitnesses say they took the non-combatants away for interrogation.
ROCKET WARHEAD EXPLODES IN FARAH, KILLS 5 – The blast occurred in a home in the village of Noi Kariz. Police say the family had stowed a ‘rocket warhead’ inside their home and it was not clear what set the unexploded ordinance off. 5 members of the family were killed and 2 others are injured. Deaths from unexploded ordinances left behind from the war continue to take a toll on non-combatants in Afghanistan. Children are particularly vulnerable as they often play with the munitions. While unofficial, it is believed that roughly 75% of the deaths and injuries from unexploded ordinance harm those 14 and below. While some clean-up attempts have been made over the years, the sheer numbers of discarded munitions suggest that many will continue to lose their lives over the next decade.
HIZB-E-ISLAMI LEADER GULUDDIN HEKMATYAR TELLS SUPPORTERS TO BE READY FOR A FIGHT – In a speech to supporters on Friday, the warlord gave more details about the attack that took place near his political party’s headquarters. He said the two attackers were Tajik nationals but were carrying an ISIS flag. He opined the flag was meant to misdirect investigators and he wasn’t sure who exactly was behind the attack. He urged his supporters to remain ready for a possible armed clash.
NEXT 24 HOURS
NO KNOWN THREATS REPORTED
A niece of the Supreme Leader was sentenced to a 3-year prison term for supporting the protests.
Protestors took to the streets in several cities and called for the death of the Supreme Leader and others in the regime. The execution of the first protestor sentenced by the regime for ‘crimes against God’ appears to have sparked fresh outrage.
Families of arrested protestors gathered outside Evin prison to ascertain the status of their loved ones but were driven away by security personnel.
Google registered its business in the country.
The Central Bank’s foreign exchange reserves fell to a four-year low.
The election commission is moving to remove the former Prime Minister from the leadership role of his political party (PTI). It is not clear if the actions will provoke a response.
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, more than 1 billion and 700 million USD have been received in cash, according to an official statement by the Taliban Central Bank. The Central Bank’s spokesperson has lately informed the media that it had received the aforementioned sum of money, but he gave no further details on how it would be pumped into society. There is a severe and worsening economic crisis here and it has been reported that some people have sold their body parts and children to buy food for their families.
By Mohammad Amin Pacha
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By Ariana News
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By Melvin Samuel - Eastern Eye
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By Ariana News
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By Nazir Shinwari - TOLO News
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
Afghani women and girls are being systematically excluded from virtually all aspects of life under the Taliban, UN High Commissioner for…
By Mohammad Farshad Daryosh - TOLO News
At the International Conference on Afghan Women's Education, representatives from more than 30 countries stressed the need of supporting women's education…
THE DAILY WTF
By Banafsha Binesh - TOLO News
The deputy spokesman added that the current governmental organizations are free from corruption…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 89.17 AFN (as of 10 DEC 2022)