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Daily Evacuation Brief | November 22, 2023
LAST 24 HOURS
RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES DETAIN AFGHAN STUDENT OVER POSSIBLE TERRORIST LINKS IN AFGHANISTAN – Russian media says that an Afghan student who was studying in the country was arrested in Altai. The student is accused of being involved with an unidentified terrorist group operating in Afghanistan. The student’s identity was not released but officials were quoted saying his trial would begin immediately.
TORKHAM CROSSING MAY BE REOPENING – Unconfirmed reports were received immediately before publication that the impasse between both countries had been broken and that travel across the border would recommence today. The crossing was closed after Pakistani authorities began enforcing a policy that requires truck drivers to have passports and visas. As this information has not been confirmed, we recommend that travelers consult local media and/or contacts to determine the status of the crossing before beginning their travel.
KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA AUTHORITIES REQUEST NEARLY 60,000 CNIC CARDS TO BE BLOCKED BY NADRA – Local authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have referred over 58,000 suspect Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) to the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for further investigation. Authorities say the cards are suspicious and have asked NADRA to place a ‘block’ on the cards until their authenticity can be verified.
MAN ARRESTED IN GHAZNI FOR ATTEMPTING TO SMUGGLE URANIUM TO PAKISTAN – The Ghazni police say they arrested a resident of Shan village (Gilan District) who was carrying 8.5kgs of uranium and intended to smuggle the material into Pakistan. The man was reportedly transported to Kabul for interrogation.
NEXT 24 HOURS
NO THREATS REPORTED
The US Administration said it was concerned that Iran may be planning to ship ballistic missiles to Russia for use in Ukraine.
The US again struck Iran-backed militias in Syria and Iraq after another spate of attacks were launched against US forces.
Tehran has voted to raise the retirement age for men to 62 as well as increasing the number of years men will be required to work in order to receive a pension.
1 Pakistani soldier was killed and an unknown number of others were wounded in an IED blast in North Waziristan. In separate operations, 3 TTP terrorists were reportedly killed during intelligence operations carried out at 2 different locations.
Companies in Karachi said they would implement a series of ‘non-export days’ each week unless Islamabad reduced the cost of fuel.
Stock prices soared on news that the IMF loan of $700 million would be granted in the first week of December.
By Muhammad Imran - EurAsia Review
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stands as a stark reminder of the persistent challenges that not only threaten Pakistan but also have broader implications for regional security. Emerging in the early 2000s as a response to Pakistani military operations in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, the TTP has evolved into a multifaceted and potent force. This article delves into the intricate layers of the TTP conundrum, exploring its background, internal threats to Pakistan, regional implications, ideological underpinnings, global links, counter-terrorism efforts, humanitarian impact, and the future outlook of this resilient militant group.
By UN GENEVA
The UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) and humanitarian partners are providing critical aid at border crossing points between…
By New Security Beat
In the rugged heart of Western Afghanistan, the people of Herat Province have been grappling since October 7, 2023 with a…
Under the Taliban regime, at least 52 per cent of visual media outlets have ceased operations in Afghanistan over the past two years…
Female Afghan prosecutors who served the fallen pro-Western Afghan government are concerned about being deported from Pakistan to…
By Pakistan Observer
Trade was halted Tuesday at border crossings between Pakistan and Afghanistan after Islamabad imposed stricter immigration rules on commercial vehicle…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
By Necva Tastan - Anadolu Agency
An Afghan family whose member was allegedly killed by Australian forces has said it is ready to travel to Australia to seek…
By TOLO News
The chief of staff of the deputy Prime Minister for Political Affairs in his meeting with UNAMA officials called for the removal of…
THE DAILY WTF
By Akmal Dawi - VOA
Nineteen-year-old Dewa — not her real name — had an admission letter to an undergraduate college program in the United States and a scholarship…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 69.02 AFN (as of 22 NOV 2023)