AOPNEWS | January 31, 2016
Baghlan: Dozens of militants, including Pakistanis were killed in recent clearing operations, according to government officials. The provincial governor, Abdul Sattar Bariz said that two Taiban commanders, Muhammad Omar and Juma Din were among those killed. Meanwhile, officials from Dand-e Ghori are expressing their regret at a “peace deal” signed 6 months ago between Gulab Mangal (Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs) and Taliban militants in Baghlan. According to the deal, government forces would not launch attacks against the Taliban. Officials say violence has increased, and the Taliban have taken advantage of the deal to recruit and train more fighters to send to other parts of the country.
Farah: A member of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) was killed and another wounded yesterday afternoon when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Soor village, on the outskirts of Farah City, according to a government official.
Kandahar: Two militants were killed as they were planting explosives in the Khojak Baba area of the capital this afternoon, according to a police spokesperson. A civilian was also hurt. Meanwhile, a police chief from eastern Kandahar province said that two attackers riding on a motorcycle were stopped as they were trying to launch an attack on NDS personnel. One of the attackers was killed, and the other was wounded, according to the police chief. A member of the NDS was hurt in the attack, but no deaths were reported.
Kunar: Taliban (Mansur faction) is reporting that their fighters have launched successful attacks in Nari and Surkani districts. They said a security commander was killed in Nari early this morning, and yesterday, a district police chief and 9 others were killed yesterday.
Uruzgan: A provincial governor spokesperson said that around 60 policemen have abandoned their posts in Dehrawad district after a disagreement with the district’s police chief. Taliban say that with this abandonment, they are in control of Char Chino district as well Tarinkot.