Daily Evacuation Brief | November 11, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
EXPLOSION REPORTED IN KABUL, NO CASUALTIES – A magnetic mine destroyed a vehicle in the 8th Police District of Kabul yesterday. No injuries or deaths were reported in conjunction with the attack. Sources in the Ministry of Interior said the recent spate of bombings in Kabul has not been deadly and the general thinking among GDI agents is that ISIS-K has fielded two teams made up of new recruits who lack the technical and tactical know-how to conduct these attacks. They also believe the electronic components being used in the roadside and magnetic mines were purchased in China and are of inferior quality. In 2022, ISIS-K has been at its deadliest when utilizing suicide bombers. It is unknown if ISIS-K is responsible for the recent unsuccessful bomb attacks, but sources indicate that the Taliban intelligence community believes it is their handiwork. Similar operations carried out by Resistance forces in the North have been far more precise and professional but this does not mean they were not involved.
HARDLINERS IN DE FACTO REGIME BAN WOMEN FROM GYMS AND PARKS – In yet another sophomoric move, the old guard among the Taliban leadership has decreed that women may not visit gyms or public parks. Doubtlessly the policy will incite more criticism from the international community and continues to push recognition of the regime farther over the horizon.
THE LONG MARCH STARTS ANEW – Ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed his followers Thursday evening. The acting leader of the march stated that the protestors would arrive in Rawalpindi during the third week of November and would have “millions” in their ranks to face off with the government. The vice-chairman of the PTI party said the protestors intended to remain in Istanbul until a date for new elections is provided. Photos and video of the protestors in Waziribad seemingly showed tens of thousands of supporters ready to start walking. Still, some journalists covering the protests claimed the numbers present represented about one-third of the original contingent.
LIGHT EARTHQUAKE STRIKES BADAKHSHAN – A 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook houses in the northwestern parts of the Province early on Thursday morning. No damage or casualties were reported.
NEXT 24 HOURS
ROADS REMAIN MIRED IN MUD AFTER RAINS IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY – Heavy rains have caused transportation delays across the central belt of Afghanistan as roads that were already saturated from earlier storms received as much as 3 inches of new rain. Residents from Herat to Khost have complained that taxis and busses are having difficulty negotiating the roads. At-risk Afghans planning to travel by ground are advised to check the conditions and expect delays.
The Presidential Assistant for Parliamentary Affairs threatened to take actions outside of its borders if threatened further. He went on to threaten Israel over recent remarks made about mounting a preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs demanded the Azerbaijani Ambassador appear before him to complain about a supposed anti-Iranian propaganda campaign being led by Azerbaijani officials and media.
The Government called for an emergency session to discuss both the Long March and the calls from the international community to stop harassing Afghan nationals who were in the Sindh Province. The results of the consultations have not yet been made public.
Local sources in Islamabad say that security forces have added additional shipping container barriers in certain locations around Islamabad. Some sources reported seeing police stations receiving additional supplies of arms but the information has not been confirmed.
President Erdogan of Turkey arrived in Samarkand to attend the planned summit of Turkish State Organizations. President Erdogan will hand over the Presidency of the body to the President of Uzbekistan. Security forces have formed concentric rings around Samarkand in preparation for the meetings.
Stability in Afghanistan: Prioritize human rights and women’s rights
By Fawzia Koofi - The Hill
I was recently jolted awake at 3 a.m. by a call. As I answered the phone, at first all I could hear was girls screaming in terror and sharp banging on a metal door. Seconds that felt like hours passed before I heard the trembling voice of a teenage girl on the line. “Help us Ms. Koofi, please help us! We are locked inside our dorms by the Taliban, they are going to kill us,” she told me.
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Taliban Arrests Another Protesting Woman in Kabul
By 8am Daily
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By Ariana News
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By BIA News Desk
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Ex-Pakistan PM Khan's Supporters Resume Protest March After Gun Attack
By Ayaz Gul - VOA
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
The EU contributes EUR 50 million to the World Food Program for Afghanistan
By Nord News
ccording to WFP’s latest estimate, a staggering nine out of 10 households are unable to meet their food needs, with women-headed households particularly…
THE DAILY WTF
Taliban bans women from Afghanistan parks and gyms in latest crackdown
The Taliban has prohibited women from going to parks and gyms in Afghanistan in the religious group's latest edict cracking down on…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.46 AFN (as of 11 NOV 2022)