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34 militants killed in NDS Special Forces operation in Nangarhar
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Afghanistan
At least twelve killed in Kabul suicide blast
[Al Jazeera] At least 12 people have been killed, and more than 30 others maimed after a jacket wallah targeted an Afghan ministry building in Kabul, a government front man said.

The attacker blew himself at the entrance of the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Ministry in the west of the capital of Afghanistan, interior ministry front man, Najib Danish, said on Monday.

"Woman, children and employees of the (rehabilitation) ministry are among the victims," the interior ministry front man told Rooters news agency.

No group has grabbed credit for the deadly attack.

Afghan Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Moslem Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of this week, their first offer of its kind.

The Taliban ceasefire came days after the government declared an unconditional ceasefire of its own against the gang.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


4 militants killed in coordinated suicide attack in Jalalabad city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An kaboom rocked Jalalabad city, the historic provincial capital of eastern Nangahrar province, triggering a standoff which ended due to the quck reaction of the security forces.

The incident took place in the vicinity of the 2nd police district of the city.

A local official confirmed that a group of four jacket wallahs launched a coordinated attack on education directorate.

The source further added that one of the suicide bombers detonated his explosives near the education directorate compound while three others were rubbed out by the security forces.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


34 militants killed in NDS Special Forces operation in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 34 gunnies were killed during an operation of the Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the NDS Special Forces conducted an operation in Zawa area of Khogyani district late on Sunday night.

The statement further added at least 34 gunnies including several killed Death Eater figures were killed during the operation.

According to the provincial government, the NDS Special Forces also confiscated several weapons, munitions, and explosives during the operation which were later destroyed.

The operation was conducted as the gunnies had gathered in one of their hideouts and were planning major attacks, the provincial government added.

The statement by the provincial government also added that the local residents and security personnel did not suffer any casualty during the operation.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6580 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


NDS Special Forces suppress coordinated suicide attack in Jalalabd city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), acted quick to suppress a major and coordinated suicide kaboom launched by the Death Eaters in Jalalabad city.

The provincial government media office said at least two of the jacket wallahs managed to detonate their explosives while a vehicle-borne improvised explosive was discovered before the Death Eaters manage to detonate it.

The source further added that one of the suicide bombers was rubbed out while another bomber detonated his explosives.

According to the provincial government, one of the suicide bombers who was attempting to intrude into the medical faculty was shot and he detonated his explosives after sustaining injuries.

The provincial government also added that the attack has inflicted casualties but there are no reports available regarding the exact number.

In the meantime, the provincial public health directorate officials are saying at least fourteen people maimed in the attack have been shifted to the hospital for the treatment.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit for the attack.

In the meantime, the provincial government said at least 12 people were maimed in an kaboom in a recreational area in Chaparhar district at around 9 am local time.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Explosion in a residential house leaves 4 dead, wounded in Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four people were killed or maimed in an kaboom in a residential house in the vicinity of the 4th police district of Kabul city.

The incident took place before noon time close to Zorabad area of the city with the security sources saying at least three people were killed.

The sources further added that the blast has also at least two people maimed.

Kabul police front man Hashmat Stanikzai confirmed the incident and said at least one person was killed and three others who had sustained injuries have been detained by the police on suspicion of preparing explosives for the attacks.

This comes as at least five people were maimed in a magnetic bomb kaboom in the 5th police district of the city on Sunday.

The security officials said Sunday that a magnetic bomb planted in a police vehicle exploded in the Company area of the city, leaving at least five people maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Libyan forces’ battle for eastern city Derna in final stages: spokesman
[OANN] Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
said their campaign against an armed coalition of local fighters and Islamists in the eastern city of Derna has reached its final stages after several days of heavy fighting.

Brigades from Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a ground offensive to take Derna last month after encircling the city ‐ the last in eastern Libya to elude their control ‐ for around two years.

The fighting risks undermining U.N.-led efforts to reunify Libya and hold elections after years of turmoil that have provided a safe haven to faceless myrmidons and people smugglers, and crippled Libya’s oil-dependent economy.

Haftar is the dominant figure in eastern Libya, where he is aligned with a government and parliament that reject the internationally recognized government in the capital, Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, in the northwest.

The LNA is fighting a coalition known as the Derna Protection Force (DPF), which includes local combatants and Islamist forces with links to groups in western Libya that also oppose Haftar.

The LNA says the DPF includes fighters with connections to al Qaeda, as well as foreign bully boys. The DPF disputes this, saying it is battling to defend Derna from a military takeover as Haftar seeks national power.

On Saturday and Sunday, the LNA said it had advanced in the district of Sheiha after hitting it with multiple air strikes, to the edge of Al Maghar in central Derna, a Mediterranean port.

"What remains outside the control of our forces is considered a small combat zone, less than just 10 km squared," said LNA front man Ahmed al-Mismari. "The operations are in their final stages and the fighting is very heavy."
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  ...Let me know when they take the Old Fort.


Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/12/2018 6:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Mike's link fixed
Posted by: Frank G || 06/12/2018 8:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Frank,

Thank you for fixing that!

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/12/2018 17:11 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Inside Palmer Luckey's Bid To Build A Border Wall
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “Nobody is disagreeing with the smart wall”

Smugglers, cartels, democrats.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/12/2018 4:30 Comments || Top||

#2  The idea is cool......Sci Fi is becoming Sci Fa(ct).
Posted by: AlanC || 06/12/2018 7:12 Comments || Top||

#3  The problem is not catching them, the problem is the left insists that just being here gives them the same constitutional rights as a legal citizen. They have even insisted on that standard for illegal combatants on the other side of the planet. Say it with me - Gitmo. When the tech exists to prevent them from coming across then it will be a possible solution, at least until 9th Circuit outlaws it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2018 16:00 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Ex-minister’s house blown up in Gwadar
[DAWN] The house of former Balochistan...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
minister and central leader of the Balochistan National Party (Awami) Mir Asghar Rind was blown up on Sunday, while a leader of BNP-Mengal survived an armed attack in Turbat district.

Official sources said that unidentified people had planted explosives around the house of Mr Rind in the Gomazi area of Mand and blew it up.

"The house was completely destroyed in the blast," Levies officials said, adding that no casualty had been reported as no one was present in the house when the blast occurred.

The blast also partially damaged the house of Mr Rind’s brother located in the same area.

Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Slats Chumbaloni was staring into a hole that was just .45 inch in diameter and was less than three feet from his face ...
Mir Hamal Baloch of the BNP-Mengal escaped an armed attack while traveling between Sirkin and Mirabad in Turbat district when gunnies opened fire on his convoy from nearby mountainous. Security guards of Hamal Baloch retaliated and after a heavy exchange of fire the attackers fled away.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  um, was he an ex-minister before or after the bomb went off?
Posted by: Clydelo Fromoethelydo || 06/12/2018 7:49 Comments || Top||


Two 'highly educated' militants among three arrested by CTD in Karachi
[DAWN] The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh police on Monday claimed to have tossed in the clink
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
three suspects with links to banned outfits, two of whom were said to be "highly educated".

One of the detained men had remained a faculty member at a public university in Dera Ismail Khan
... the Pearl of Pashtunistan ...
while another had graduated from a 'prestigious' institute in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
. The third suspect is a religious scholar who provides online courses of the Holy Koran, revealed CTD SSP Junaid Ahmed Sheikh.

The varsity teacher had been allegedly involved in deadly attacks on NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
forces in Afghanistan, security forces in Pakistain and sectarian violence in the past, the senior officer added.

The three suspects, named Shahsawar, Mujeeb Rehman and Khalid Pervez, were arrested during raids conducted by the CTD in Karachi's Sultanabad and Jubilee areas. The police also seized donation chits from them, said SSP Sheikh.

The men used to collect donations from different parts of the city for their respective outfits during Ramazan, the senior officer claimed.

Detained suspect Mujeeb Rehman, who is allegedly affiliated with the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
(LJ), was arrested by the CTD in the recent past as well but started working for the sectarian outfit again after being released from jail. Besides collecting donations, he was also responsible for recruiting youngsters.

The second suspect, Khalid Pervez, is an IT expert who worked in a private firm in Karachi and had obtained an MBA degree from a renowned institute. He was affiliated with the hard boy Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, the spittle had reached unprecedented levels...
Shahsawar was a faculty member at a government varsity in Dera Ismail Khan, the officer claimed. He was allegedly an "important" member of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain (TTP).

The suspect along with his accomplices had targeted NATO forces, causing "significant losses" to their troops in Afghanistan, Sheikh claimed. Several of Shahsawar's accomplices were killed in Afghanistan.

He had also remained a member of the ’shura’ (consultation body) of TTP, the CTD officer disclosed.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  two of whom were said to be "highly educated"

Probably couldn't figure out what to do with those liberal arts doctorates.
Posted by: gorb || 06/12/2018 8:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Highly educated means you can tell the difference between a red wire and a green wire.
Posted by: jpal || 06/12/2018 16:27 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Four arrested in Iraq over ballot box storage blaze
[Al Jazeera] An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of four people accused of setting fire to a storage site housing ballot boxes from a May parliamentary election, state media said.

Three of the suspects are coppers and the fourth is an employee of the Independent High Elections Commission, state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said on Monday.

The storage site holding half of Baghdad's ballot boxes went up in flames on Sunday in what Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi denounced as a "plot to harm the nation and its democracy".

Last week, parliament passed a law for a recount of 11 million votes, following allegations of fraud during the May 12 elections.

Iraqi authorities said the ballot boxes were saved but the fire has added to fears of violence.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Southeast Asia
Philippine troops kill 15 pro-IS militants in air, ground assaults
[DAWN] At least 15 pro-IS snuffies were killed when Philippine troops launched air and ground assaults against a rebel bomb factory on Sunday, a military commander said.

Air strikes and artillery pounded an area in the Liguasan marsh in Maguindanao, where the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
...a MILF splinter group aligned with the Islamic State...
(BIFF) group had been making improvised bombs, said Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana.

About 60 to 100 BIFF snuffies were in the vicinity when the assaults began before dawn, Sobejana said.

"Fifteen were confirmed killed, 10 were maimed and two others were captured," he said. "We were able to destroy their main IED factory in southern Liguasan, and this is a big loss to them."

The military classifies the BIFF, which it say has 300 to 400 members, as a terrorist organization, along with the Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
and Maute groups.

The snuffies in southern Philippines have regrouped and were retraining and recruiting new members for future attacks after occupying the southern city of Marawi for five months last year, the military has said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters



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  34 militants killed in NDS Special Forces operation in Nangarhar
Mon 2018-06-11
  Austria Is Shutting Down Mosques And Ejecting Imams
Sun 2018-06-10
  Wasserman Schultz Refuses To Respond To Accusations She Attempted To Shut Down Awan Probe
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  Iran Facilitated Passage Of 9/11 Attackers, Iranian Politician Says
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Wed 2018-06-06
  Shin Bet says it thwarted plot to assassinate prime minister, Jerusalem mayor
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  Commander: Iraqi, U.S.-backed troops take hold of Nineveh borders with Syria
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