Daily Evacuation Brief | September 6, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
RUSSIAN EMBASSY BOMBING — ISIS-K has claimed credit for a suicide bombing at the Russian Embassy in Kabul that killed 6 people (including 2 Russian embassy staff members) and injured 10 Afghan civilians. A local police commander claimed the suicide bomber was recognized and shot by a Taliban security guard at the Embassy before he could do greater damage. The incident occurred as negotiations with Russia to supply oil to Afghanistan were being finalized.
DEADLY EARTHQUAKE IN THE EAST— A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 and injuring as many as 50 more. Nangarhar, Kunar, and Laghman provinces appear to be the hardest hit; damage estimates are still coming in from those areas. Recently repaired drinking water pipelines were damaged, driving fears about another outbreak of cholera in the affected area. The death toll from the earthquake is expected to climb as rural communities report casualties over the next few days.
ROCKET ATTACKS CONFIRMED — The Ministry of the Interior confirmed earlier reporting of rocket attacks in Kabul’s Police District 3 and denied rumors that the attacks were being conducted by drones. The Ministry says that 4 people are currently under arrest and alleged that they are tied to the National Resistance Front. Drones continue to be observed on patrol in several parts of Afghanistan and are fueling rumors of US targeting operations.
PROPPING UP THE AFGHANI — The Da Afghanistan Bank auctioned off $12 million USD to bolster the strength of the Afghani.
NEXT 24 HOURS
There are no known threats reported at this time.
Jihadists, liberators, or administrators of Afghanistan? The Taliban respond.
By Wajahat S. Khan – GZERO
The Taliban celebrated in style the anniversary of their return to power in Afghanistan last week.
They assembled at Bagram airbase, the last military outpost of the 20-year American occupation. Flags were hoisted, leftover US military equipment displayed, and Taliban soldiers wore uniforms shed by fleeing forces loyal to the former government. Speeches were made, and the Quran recited.
Islamic State kill 6 in Kabul suicide attack near Russian Embassy
By The New Arab
The Islamic State group have claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing near the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday that killed two staff from…
MoI: Rockets Hitting Kabul's Dehmazang Not From Drones
By Banafsha Binesh – TOLO News
A spokesman for the MoI said that two rockets hit the Dehmazang area in PD 3 of Kabul city but didn’t inflict any…
Six dead, 9 injured as 5.3-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan, Pakistan
At least six people were killed and nine others were injured after an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit several provinces of…
Pak Says Taliban's Allegations of Allowing Use of Its Airspace by US for Drone Attacks Will Be Detrimental for Bilateral Ties
By News 18
Voicing concern over the Taliban’s claims that Pakistan was allowing the US to operate drone from its soil against Afghanistan, Islamabad has privately conveyed in…
5 Pakistani soldiers, 4 militants killed in shootout
By ABC News
Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout in a former Taliban stronghold near the border with Afghanistan Monday, triggering a shootout that killed five…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
UK Ministers ‘repeatedly warned over Rwanda's human rights records’
By Bethany Rielly – The Morning Star
Asylum-seekers and campaigners are challenging UK Home Office plans to deport refugees on a one-way ticket to the east African…
Kabul Eyes China, India for Coal Exports, Expanding Global Market
By Arif Ahmadi – Khaama Press
The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on Sunday said Afghanistan is looking for new markets to expands distribution of its…
THE DAILY WTF
Taliban Denies Journalist Getting ‘Slapped’ on Duty by Taliban Bodyguard, Calling It ‘Propaganda’
By Saqalain Eqbal – Khaama Press
According to the AFJC’s report on Saturday, September 3, the Taliban’s Director of Information and Culture mistreated Ismail Azad, a reporter for…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.20 AFN (as of 6 SEP 2022)