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Daily Evacuation Brief | May 16, 2022
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The Taliban are being accused of torturing and killing non-combatants and potentially even ethnic cleansing in Northern Afghanistan. Will these accusations have legal and political consequences?
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Former President Hamid Karzai was barred from leaving Afghanistan to pay his respects to the royal family in the UAE.
A suicide bombing that killed 3 soldiers and 3 children took place in Miran Shah, a small town in the North Waziristan district of Pakistan. Although no group has taken credit for the attack yet, the TTP has been mentioned in early reporting. Sources in Pakistan indicated they also feel ISIS could be behind the attack and that it may have been an attempt to derail peace talks between Pakistan and the TTP. The attack occurred while a ceasefire between Pakistan and the TTP was in place and Pakistan had returned two TTP commanders they had in custody. No further information is available at this time.
Taliban forces say they discovered an ammunition and weapons cache in Kabul while conducting home searches in the 15th Police District. No further information was available.
There was a clash between Taliban and Tajik border guards near Shir Khan Bandar, the main border crossing between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, that lasted for about 4 hours. No casualty figures have been confirmed yet, nor is the cause of the conflict clear.
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Work is expected to resume on the power pylons after it had been forced to halt due to sniper fire. Taliban patrols reacted quickly to the shooting but could not find the snipers.
More house-to-house searches are expected in Kabul. Sources within the Taliban stated that information about possible NRF sympathizers was being extracted from non-combatants being interrogated by the Taliban in the Northern provinces. In many cases, the people named are family members and were not supporting the NRF. However, the Taliban are acting on any addresses they are given to attempt to root out potential conspirators in the capitol.
The temporary ceasefire between the TTP and the Pakistani government is set to expire in the next 24 hours with no major progress made. It is possible that the TTP will choose to renew the ceasefire for a second time.
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