FEMALE STUDENTS AT SCHOOL IN FARAH REPORT 40 CASES OF POISONING – On Tuesday students at a religious school reportedly took ill after drinking potentially contaminated water. Local sources said that some had been transferred to a local hospital for treatment and the school may have been closed by authorities. The two schools in Sar-e-Pol Province where earlier cases of poisonings had been reported are also reputedly closed while an investigation takes place.
AT LEAST 24 DEAD AFTER VAN PLUNGES INTO RAVINE IN SAR-E-POL PROVINCE – The van apparently swerved off a road while carrying approximately 24 people (12 women and 8 children were among the passengers). Police have stated the accident happened as a result of the driver neglecting to pay attention to road conditions.
TALIBAN ASKS PAKISTAN TO HALT ARRESTS OF REFUGEES – Approximately 250 Afghans have been detained in Pakistan over the last seventy-two hours. The Taliban embassy in Islamabad has confirmed the arrests are continuing but said they are mainly focused in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. A delegation has met with the Police and other embassies in Islamabad are planning to send diplomatic notes to the Foreign Ministry that will protest the actions being
FOREIGN NGOS SAID TO BE BANNED FROM PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL SERVICES – An unconfirmed report from an Afghan news site has reported that the United Nations was informed that NGOs will no longer be allowed to provide/support education programs. This information has yet to be confirmed by an official source.
CONFLICT TRACKER Balkh: Sources say that Hamza Jihadmal, a Taliban leader, was assassinated in the Dawlatabad district. Takhar: A suspected ISIS-K suicide bomber reportedly prematurely detonated his device, killing himself, in an undisclosed location in the province.
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SECURITY SWEEPS ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI – Even though diplomatic efforts were made to halt the police roundups of Afghans. At-risk Afghans are encouraged to stay off the streets and avoid going out if at all possible while these operations persist.
[KhaamaPress] Unknown button men killed Moslem Nuristani, a local singer, and his brother on Monday in the Mandol district of eastern Nuristan province, according to sources.
According to provincial officials, Mr. Nuristani continued to live a normal life in his village after the Taliban ...Arabic for students... seized power in Afghanistan in 2021, and imposed restrictions on the music and entertainment industry.
Relatives of Nuristani say that the local singer had no hostility with anyone, and his death motives and that of his brother are still not clear.
Taliban authorities have not yet commented about the incident as investigations are underway into the assassination of the two brothers.
Prior to the Taliban’s return to power, Moslem Nuristani used to appear on TV channels and perform local songs. It is said that Nuristani was a popular local singer of his time in Nuristan and other parts of the country.
Since the group’s return to power, the Taliban have imposed strict restrictions on the music and entertainment industry, which lead to a complete closure of music and entertainment programs on TV channels and radio stations.
Meanwhile, ...back at the abandoned silver mine, a triangular dorsal fin appeared in the water. Then another... it is believed that Afghanistan’s de facto authorities have arrested several artists including singers, YouTubers, comedians as well as journalists over the past nearly two years.
FOUR HEALTH workers and their driver reportedly kidnapped by Al-Shabaab in Sheikh Noor area in Hiraan region, Somalia. The health workers were reported to be working for an organisation which provides nutrition services for children in the region. pic.twitter.com/eSS8C1h45S
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] An official of the government loyal to the Saudi-led coalition was killed in a mysterious liquidation operation near Bab al-Mandab, west of Taiz province, on Tuesday.
This comes one day after a prominent military commander in the armed factions loyal to the UAE was injured in the same area.
There were conflicting reports about the details of the liquidation, as local residents reported that the director of al-Kadha’s electricity facility, Saleh Rabah, was killed in a kaboom that targeted his car while he was in the Thubab area in Bab al-Mandab, which is under the control of the UAE-loyal factions.
Local media loyal to the coalition reported that Rabah was assassinated by button men affiliated with the so-called "Guardians of the Republic" faction led by Tariq Saleh, a member of the "Presidential Leadership Council" formed by the coalition.
In a related context, the engineering staff officer of the "Second Tihama Brigade", Muhammad Jarmesh, and his son Ezzedine, were maimed by the earth-shattering kaboom of a landmine left over from the war between the districts of Hays and al-Khokhah of Hodeida province.
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[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] The UAE-funded Southern Transitional Council (STC) factions kidnapped on Tuesday a tribal sheikh in Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... ’s southern port city of Aden, which has been under Saudi-led coalition control since the second half of 2015.
According to local sources, Sheikh Salah Muhammad al-Hatemi was kidnapped by three button men in a Tucson car while he was in front of his house in Enmaa city in al-Buriqa area and taken to an unknown destination.
The kidnapping of al-Hatemi came against the backdrop of an attempt by leaders of the STC factions to impose their control over lands in the Ras Omran housing scheme, which has been suspended for the past few years.
The Ras Omran area and other areas in Aden witnessed widespread looting and seizing of state lands and citizens alike by the STC faction leaders during the past seven years.
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[GreaterKashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... ] Police and army in a joint operation busted an old hideout in Lolab area of Kupwara resulting in recovery of arms and ammunition, police said on Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kupwara, Yougal Manhas said that acting on a specific information about an old hideout and presence of some arms & ammunition in General area of Kangur Nala, Tekipora, the 28 RR deployed in Lolab immediately launched a search operation in the said area.
"The search did not yield any result despite thorough combing on June 6. However, there's more than one way to skin a cat... the source was quite sure of the presence of hideout & arms, ammunition. Hence, additional columns of RR under the CO and Special Forces were inducted in early hours of 7th June. The area was again combed from Kowut Top astride Kangur Nala which resulted in busting of a hideout astride Kangur Nala," he said.
The recovery made from the hideout include UBGL Russian Made 1, UBGL Grenade 1, Chinese Grenades Type1 6, Chinese Hand Grenade 2, Magzine AK47 2, 7.62mm AK 47 Rounds 60, Bino 1, Pouch 1.
The SSP said that successful recovery has certainly averted a suspected misadventure by hard boyz and their nefarious attempts to disturb the peace & tranquility in the area.
"A case under arms act has been registered and further investigation has been set into motion," Manhas added.
[GreaterKashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... ] In tune with the policy of zero tolerance towards anti-State activities, the State Investigation Agency (SIA) and the executive wing of J&K Police has widened the legal framework against terror funding by attaching 124 properties, land and buildings, situated across J&K at 86 locations, officials said in a statement.
They said that these properties, during the course of investigation in terrorism related cases, have been established prima facia to be either proceeds of terrorism or used in such activities which are aimed at furtherance of terrorism and secessionism.
"Invoking provisions of section 8 and section 25 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), SIA and executive wing of police, after orders from competent authorities designated under UAPA, have set into motion legal process for forfeiture of these tainted properties, by courts having relevant legal and territorial jurisdiction, " they said.
Nearly, 77 of these properties belong to proscribed organization Jamat-e-Islami, which have been notified under Section 08 of UAPA in Case FIR number 17/2019 U/S 10, 11 and 13 UA (P) Act of Police Station Batamalo being investigated by SIA.
"Exhibiting strong resolve against terrorism, the action therefore has been taken following due process of law, to deracinate the terror support system, as per requirements of international charters and conventions against terrorism, " they said.
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[Regnum] In the Syrian province of Homs, with the participation of Russian military personnel, they conducted special operations to search for and neutralize terrorist groups, they told reporters on June 7 at the Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria (TSVPS).
It is noted that the Syrian military, with the participation of the Russian army, carried out reconnaissance and search operations in the northern and northeastern regions of the Belaya desert.
As part of the operation, 20 militants, nine caches of weapons and ammunition, 30 shelters of illegal armed groups were destroyed.
As IA Regnum reported, on May 18, an attempted terrorist attack against the government forces of the Arab Republic was stopped in the Syrian region of Al-Tanf . The militants in three pickup trucks were spotted by servicemen of the 134th tank brigade of the Syrian Armed Forces. The terrorists tried to covertly leave the area. After the fire impact, a group of Syrian security forces managed to hide in the area of the Sluby valley, in the territory under the control of the “coalition” troops.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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