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Daily Evacuation Brief | November 9, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
EXPLOSION IN KABUL’S POLICE DISTRICT 4 – An IED that was believed to have targeted a Taliban vehicle detonated prematurely in the Parwan-Se neighborhood. There were no casualties and no reported damage. The area saw an earlier IED attack that also targeted a Taliban vehicle but failed to cause any damage or casualties. Our sources say that ISIS-K has recruited many new young men to their cause and some of these teams lack the technical skill to effectively employ IEDs. If true, our analysis indicates they will become more proficient over time. Sources said the ISIS recruits receive regular pay which raises the question of who may be financing ISIS-K.
PAKISTAN HAS DETAINED NEARLY 1,300 AFGHAN REFUGEES IN THE PAST 40 DAYS – The majority of the refugees have been detained in Karachi and the surrounding Provinces. The troubling news is that many possess valid refugee cards and the Pakistani authorities seem to be ignoring their status. The United Nations, Red Crescent, and several nations have requested information on the detentions and have lodged complaints with the Government of Pakistan. For now, the detentions are primarily located in and around Karachi and it remains to be seen if it will be enforced across other Provinces and urban areas.
TALIBAN CRACKING DOWN HARD ON CRIMINALS – The Taliban are taking a very strong stance on domestic crime. While much criticism is heaped on the de facto leaders for their poor human rights record, they have put significant effort and resources into curtailing corruption and crime. Over the last two months, we have been able to verify the arrests of at least 12 large criminal gangs that were engaged in narcotics, human trafficking, kidnapping/ransom, and other criminal activities that common citizens fear. They have swelled the ranks of the police and have even added a significant number of female police officers.
NEXT 24 HOURS
HEAVY RAIN IN SEVERAL PROVINCES IS EXPECTED TO BRING FLOODING – The central and southeastern portions of the country have received significant rainfall over the past twenty-four hours and more is expected. Flooding has already been reported and travel will be dangerous until the water subsides. Travel plans for at-risk Afghans should be considered carefully.
Iran arrested and has charged a number of journalists, many of whom are female, for covering the protests and criticizing the regime’s heavy-handed response.
The government directly accused Great Britain of domestic interference and claimed they had provided support for the protestors.
Pakistani Police finally charged the shooter who wounded the former Prime Minister after political tussles between several political parties.
Leaders of the PTI party say the Long March will start from Waziribad. It is not clear if Thursday will be the day the march recommences as there were signs of logistical problems.
Afghanistan's universities have become a hotbed of resistance to the Taliban, with female students staging protests against the militant group's sweeping restrictions on women. In response, the Taliban has cracked down on several university campuses across the country, violently breaking up demonstrations and expelling students accused of political activism. In the latest incident, the Taliban beat dozens of female students who staged a rally on October 30 outside their university in the northeastern province of Badakhshan. The incident came after a group of women were barred from entering the campus because of their appearance.
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Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.33 AFN (as of 9 NOV 2022)