[ToloNews] Blasts maimed five in separate incidents in Kabul city and two bodies were found in Deh Sabz district in Kabul province on Sunday, according to security sources and Kabul police.
In the first incident, a magnetic IED went kaboom! on the vehicle of Abdullah Asifi, the head of the TAPI project at the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in Macrorayan-e-Char area in Kabul's PD9, wounding Asifi's driver and a civilian, a source said.
Asifi was not hurt in the blast, the source added.
Kabul police confirmed the blast and two maimed but did not provide further details.
The second incident occurred in the Arzan Qimat area in Kabul on Sunday morning after an IED kaboom targeted a car, police said, adding that the earth-shattering kaboom caused no casualties.
The third explosion happened in the Bagh-e-Dawood area in the Paghman district of Kabul after a magnetic mine went kaboom! on an army vehicle, wounding three soldiers, Kabul police said.
No group including the Taliban ...Arabic for students... has grabbed credit for the blasts.
This comes as two bodies have been found dead in Deh Sabz district of Kabul, police confirmed, adding that "the incident is under investigation and details will be shared soon."
[ToloNews] At lest one policeman was killed and seven others including three civilians were maimed in two separate blasts in the eastern province of 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.. on Sunday morning, local officials said.
The first incident happened when a car kaboom targeted a police outpost in Khogyani district in Nangarhar at around 5am local time, killing one policeman and wounding two more, local officials said.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth ordered the space pirate fleet to attack Zemblonia... a roadside kaboom blast targeted a police vehicle in the city of Jalalabad in which two coppers were maimed, officials said.
Sources said that three civilians were also maimed in the blast.
Officials did not provide further details about the incidents.
No group including the Taliban ...Arabic for students... has grabbed credit for both incidents.
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Defense (MoD) stated on Sunday, that Afghan commandos have released four civilians from a Taliban ...Arabic for students... prison in the Greshk district of Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province.
MoD stated that Afghan National Army’s Commando and NDS units raided a Taliban prison in the village of Pasaab in the Greshk district of Helmand province, freeing up to four civilians.
Afghan national defense and security forces have previously in many rescue operations have freed civilians and soldiers from Taliban prisons in Helmand, Pashtun-infested Logar and Baghlan provinces.
A few days ago, he released 32 Taliban prisoners in Baghlan province, half of the prisoners were civilians.
The forces also released 13 people from a Taliban prison in the Washir district of Helmand province, including seven soldiers and the rest civilians.
Meanwhile, ...back at the game, the Babe headed for second base. He almost made it. Then Sheila slapped him.... The Ministry of Interior announced detention of narcos in two provinces.
MoI stated that five people from Nimroz and Faryab provinces had been arrested following several operations by the anti-narcotics police.
According to the statement, three of the perpetrators were arrested for smuggling 30 kgs of crystal meths, one kilogram of hashish and six kgs of Heroin and possession of illegal weapons.
Remaining two people were caught in connection to trafficking hashish, opium and crystal meth.
[KhaamaPress] Foreign Ministry in reference to the UN security council report stated, that the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... still have close ties to al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
MoFA announced on Sunday in a released statement that the 27th report of the UN Security Council Watchdog Group on al-Qaeda, ISIS, and its affiliated groups indicated the Taliban has continued its relations with al-Qaeda and other "terrorist" groups.
According to the statement, the Taliban’s ties to al-Qaeda, ISIS, and some other terrorist groups are still intact, and that the killing of several al-Qaeda commanders, including Husam Abd al-Rauf, known as Abu Muhsen al-Masri, in Taliban-controlled areas is the evidence that backs these claims.
The UN Security Council report also noted threats and coordination between the Pak Taliban, regional terrorist groups, and the Islamic Jihad ...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah... group, a group of 100 bandidosturbans that operate in Faryab and Kunduz provinces, in areas under the Taliban influence, MoFA said in the statement.
Based on these findings, UN-Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team considers the situation in Afghanistan to be challenging and widely exposed to terrorism, the statement added.
The Afghan Foreign Affairs Ministry also called on international partners to uphold Republic’s rightful stand against the Taliban and push the group for a ceasefire and violence reduction.
This comes on the heels of a US treasury report just a few days back, the report indicated that al-Qaeda with the support of the Taliban is gaining its strengths back and that the Taliban have not cut ties with the group.
First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh said the Taliban did not abide by the Doha agreement,
He added that from 5,500 Taliban released prisoners, 85 percent has returned to the battlefield.
[Garowe] At least 12 Somali soldiers, including a senior Intelligence official were killed and several others maimed in a bomb explosion in the country's central Galmudug ...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth... state on Sunday.
The landmine blast struck a vehicle carrying Dhusamareb's head of intelligence Abdirashid Abdinur Qoje and 11 of his bodyguards at Eldhere, located about 30 kilometers north of the city.
The al-Qaeda-linked murderous Moslem group al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... has grabbed credit for the attack, which came a day after the town hosted a Somali leaders' meeting which failed to yield a consensus on the election dispute.
The soldiers were working for Somalia's Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA] led by Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... 's ally in the country Fahad Yasin who is the right-hand man of Farmajo.
The terror group launched mortar shelling on Dhusamareb during the talks attended by Somali President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo and his PM Mohammed Hussein Roble as well as leaders of five Federal States.
Al-Shabaab continues to pose threat to national security amid a political crisis with the President's mandate near to expire on February 8 and the country at a critical juncture with no timely election.
[AllAfrica] One person was killed and three others maimed on Saturday night following an bomb attached to a bulletproof vehicle.
The incident took place in KM4 near the recently attacked Afric hotel which left 11 people dead near the airport in Mogadishu.
According to witnesses, the victims were passersby and an auto-rickshaw driver.
Elsewhere, one person was killed and two others maimed after a hand grenade was hurled at the house of the custodial police Commander on Saturday night in Baidoa in Galmudug ...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth... state.
According to a witness who spoke to Radio Dalsan, the target was custodial police Commander General Mahad Abdirahman Adan who was at the time of the attack in Mogadishu.
A resident at the scene said that the hand grenades were thrown at the Commander's house by unidentified people who immediately disappeared.
"Two masked men hurled the hand grenade at the place and was followed by heavy gunfire by the security forces," said the witness.
No group has claimed responsibilities for both attacks but al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... which is linked to AlQaeda has carried out similar attacks in the past targeting government officials, security forces and sometimes civilians.
Security forces started search operation but nobody has arrested for the attack yet.
Al-Shabaab bully boyz in the past weeks stepped up attacks in the country as politicians are stalemate over the electoral processes.
[AlAhram] The gruesome attack by Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces
...they don't appear to be affiliated with al-Qaeda or Islamic State. They just like killing infidels...
took place overnight Friday-Saturday after a month of relative calm in the area
Fighters believed to belong to the ADF militia have killed at least 12 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material... 's east, local sources said Sunday.
The gruesome attack took place overnight Friday-Saturday after a month of relative calm in the area.
"Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces massacred farmers from the village of Mabule in their fields," Donat Kibuana, the administrator of the Beni region in North Kivu province, told AFP.
At least eight men and four women "had their throats savagely slit in their fields by these ADF terrorists," said Roger Masimango, from a local network of civil society groups.
"We're still searching, because we aren't hearing from some of the farmers," he added.
An expert in the area, who asked to remain anonymous, said 14 bodies had been found and more people were missing after the assault.
An army offensive launched in the Rwenzori mountain region had caused a "relative decline" in the number of deadly attacks since early January, administrator Kibuana said.
He added that "many villages are empty" of people who have fled the fighting.
But the ADF -- one of the most violent mostly peaceful among dozens of gangs in the eastern DRC -- is believed to have killed 21 civilians on February 5 in Rwenzori.
The UN's human rights One man's rights are another man's existential threat. office in the DRC said Wednesday that defence and security forces had made "significant efforts to dismantle" the militia.
Nevertheless, it said 468 deaths in the east were attributed to the group in the second half of 2020, including 108 women and 15 children.
Originally Ugandan Moslem rebels, the ADF settled in the DRC in 1995.
In recent years they have given up on attacks in neighbouring Uganda, but have carried out repeated massacres in the Beni region of the DRC, killing more than 1,000 people since October 2014.
The Saudi-led military coalition engaged 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... said it had intercepted and destroyed an armed drone on Sunday launched by the Iran-aligned Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... movement towards southern Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... The bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle aimed to target "civilians and civilian objects," coalition front man Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement carried on Saudi state media.
The coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 against the Houthis after the group ousted the Saudi-backed government from power in the capital Sanaa, in a conflict widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
[TheLocal.no] Norway's intelligence services (PST) said Friday it had arrested a 16-year-old Syrian immigrant suspected of planning an attack on an undisclosed target.
Somewhere in the dark mountains and forests of Norway, a lone wolf jihadi, who might or might not be a frighteningly adult child, plotted dire deeds to be done somewhere else in the mountains and deep forests of Norway.
“Hark!” The lad’s head snapped up in sudden attention. “Cheezit, boyz! It’s da fuzz!”
The rest of the lads of indeterminate age disappeared quickly, as if they had never been, but our lad was caught.
We now return to The Local’s report, such as it is:
The suspect, who was arrested on Thursday, has been living in Oslo for several years and had begun preparations to carry out his attack, PST front man Trond Hugubakken told AFP.
"He is suspected of plotting an attack. It’s more serious than the usual cases of participation in or attempted participation in a terrorist organization," he said.
The teen was to appear before a judge on Friday for a detention hearing, which PST was to request be held behind closed doors. No details were provided on the intended target which, according to information provided to AFP, was in Norway.
"He claims he is innocent and will ask to be released. His age is not compatible with a detention order," the suspect’s lawyer Andreas Berg Fevang told AFP.
Assuming he’s one of the few underage migrants who actually is not fully adult, of course.
According to the VG newspaper, PST believes that the the teen is an Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... supporter who came to Norway as part of a family reunification.
"In recent years we have seen youngsters, including kids as young as 13 or 14, being radicalised in both far-right circles and radical Islamist circles," Hugubakken said.
"It’s a worrying trend."
The PST did not exclude further arrests.
Also on Friday, Norwegian police charged a 30-year-old Norwegian woman of Pak origin, repatriated last year from Syria’s al-Hol camp for humanitarian reasons, with participating in a terrorist organization.
Good. Keep her in jail until she’s convicted and sent to prison.
Ultraviolent ‘Underage’ Migrants Causing Havoc in French Prisons
For the last several months, the number of brawls, rebellions, and verbal assaults has increased in several French prisons, including an arson incident at the notorious Fleury-Mérogis prison last month. According to a report from French newspaper Le Figaro, many are blaming the surge in violence on the influx of foreign minors, who represent a large number of detentions in recent months. The migrants are mainly from West and North Africa, with Moroccan nationals being especially prevalent.
Mathieu Vasseur, a member of the prison guards union, alleged that “Most of them are not minors but adults and this is the main problem.”
Mr Vasseur added that “eight out of ten foreign minors are in fact, adults. Adults that are often well into their twenties.”
Sébastien Nicolas, national secretary of the Fo-Direction prison directors union, said he was concerned about the migrants’ behaviour towards other inmates, saying some are violent and rape younger inmates.
Last year, the Paris region of Ile-de-France saw at least 6,300 alleged underage migrant arrests in the year to October, with the whole of 2019 seeing 9,134 arrests. Many of the migrants are said to also be addicted to drugs such as benzodiazepine.
Since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, Europe has taken in at least 210,000 alleged minor migrants. A 2019 report claimed that they cost the French state as much as two billion euros a year. France is not the only country to see an influx of underage migrant criminals. A September report claimed that in Spain as many as a quarter of those in juvenile detention were migrants from Morocco alone.
Sweden: Migration-Background Lawyers Accused of Leaking Police Info to Gang
Two migration-background lawyers have been accused of leaking confidential police investigation information to one of Stockholm’s most notorious drug-dealing gangs. Lawyers Ekrem Güngör and Amir Amdouni have been accused of passing on confidential information to the Vårby network, a Stockholm-based criminal outfit that has been a major player in the city’s drug trafficking trade for the last decade.
The accusations come after the gang leader was arrested in Spain in October and police raided the criminal organisation in November. Around 20 members of the gang, which is also accused of being involved in shootings, currently face charges, Expressen reports.
According to the newspaper, the two lawyers, who have reportedly specialised in defending gang members, used the nicknames “the King” and “the Prince” on the encrypted messaging service Encrochat, which was infiltrated by French investigators last year.
The case comes just months after another lawyer in Gothenburg was threatened with expulsion from the Bar Association after he reportedly passed on confidential information to the notorious Ali Khan clan. The Ali Khan clan is infamous in Gothenburg, with nearly all of its male members alleged to have criminal records. Its members have also been involved in crimes ranging from extortion to murder.
French Homicides Increased 91 Per Cent from 2000 to 2020
The number of homicides in France has nearly doubled in the last 20 years, with one criminologist stating that the country is undergoing an “epidemic” of murder cases. In total, France saw an historic 4,472 cases of homicide in 2020, with criminologist Alain Bauer comparing the growing violence to that of the United States.
“While we are rightly moved by the crisis of mass murders and violence that is returning to the United States, a similar movement that is not very visible, but more and more pronounced, is affecting France,” Bauer said, according t0 Le Figaro.
Bauer stated that many expected the number of murders to go down following the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 and Nice in 2016, as both saw many casualties. But instead, the number of killings has continued to rise.
The native population of France is aging and therefore producing fewer children. They aren’t likely to suddenly take it in their heads to knife anyone. It’s the immigrants who’re young and childbearing, and of the immigrants, the Muslim colonists are the youngest and most prolific, therefore the largest contingent in the age group that commits the most, and most violent, crimes of violence.
Alleged Jihadist Terror Plotter Claimed Prophet Mohammed Justified Killing Babies
One of the three radical Islamist extremists who plotted to blow up a residential building in Paris claimed that killing babies was justified, according to the Islamic prophet Mohammed. Aymen B., one of the three plotters along with his cousin Sami B. and another man named Amine A., wrote that the prophet Mohammed authorised jihadists to “attack the enemy at night with the risk of killing babies and children”.
The Franco-Tunisian, along with his two other accomplices, are alleged to have plotted to blow up a residential building in Paris’s 16th district. After three years of investigation, the men face trial for their alleged terror plot, Le Parisien reports. The three men were initially arrested shortly after September 30th, 2017, when a chef discovered four gas canisters and four buckets of gasoline linked to a detonator connected to a mobile phone in his apartment building.
Cousins Aymen and Sami B. were on the French terror watchlist known as the S-File, and their DNA was found on a part of the explosive device left at the apartment building. Amine A., the third man accused of taking part in the plot, is suspected of being the instigator. He has denied the charges, telling investigators he had previously collaborated with the police and the DGSI and claimed he was monitoring Aymen B.
Mattias Sigfridsson, deputy police area manager in Malmö, told broadcaster SVT that the hacking of an encrypted app used by criminals called EncroChat has helped police prevent murders and violent crimes.
EncroChat was breached last year by investigators and led to the arrest of more than 700 organised criminals linked to drug trafficking, gun smuggling, and money laundering in the United Kingdom alone. As of December 2020, more than a thousand criminals who used the service had been arrested.
While Malmö has seen a reduction in murders last year, just one of the five cases has actually been solved. Two others await trial and the remaining two cases have no suspects at all. Several murders from previous years also remain unsolved.
2020 was also a high year for fatal shootings across Sweden, with 47 people killed in shootings compared to 42 in 2019 and 45 in 2018. The number of overall shootings also increased from 2019.
In Stockholm, 2020 saw a record number of explosions and bombings despite the Wuhan virus pandemic, but explosions and bombings across the entire country were down to 107 from 133 in 2019.
The Belgian Fighters project — Belfi for short — placed a total of 832 entities under observation and closed 192 of them for links to radical Islamic terrorism between 2014 and the end of 2020. In addition, 308 illegal migrants were arrested and 19 of them subject to further charges and judicial arrest, according to the Belgian federal police, newspaper La Dernière Heure reports.
The Belfi operation was launched in 2014 after investigators noted that many Belgian citizens who had travelled to fight for jihadist groups overseas in the Middle East, many of them Brussels residents, had continued to receive government cash while doing so. While Belfi started as an anti-terrorism operation, it later expanded into other areas including forged travel documents, drug smuggling, and weapons smuggling. This has led to the dismantling of criminal networks across the Brussels region.
[OneIndia] The Delhi Police has arrested Sukhdev Singh,
...probably one of the Sikh separatist “activists” (Khalistanis) who take Pakistan’s 30 pieces of silver to make trouble in India and provide water for the lone jihadi wolves to swim in. Among the odd demands of this protest, fronted by a group of professional agitators calling themselves the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU, Indian Farmers' Union) is that the central security forces must unconditionally release all Maoist terrorist recruiters and jihadis and their facilitators caught in the past year...
an accused in the January 26 violence during farmer protests at the Red Fort, from Chandigarh.
Earlier, the Delhi Police had announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh each for information leading to arrest of Deep Sidhu, Jugraj Singh, Gurjot Singh and Gurjant Singh and Rs 50,000 each for the arrest of Jajbir Singh, Boota Singh, Sukhdev Singh and Iqbal Singh for their alleged involvement in the Republic Day violence.
With the latest arrest, the total number of arrests in the Republic Day violence has reached 127. Earlier the Delhi Police had arrested three persons identified as Harpreet Singh (32), Harjeet Singh (48) and Dharmender Singh (55), all residents of Delhi, in connection with the violence.
On the basis of CCTV footage and mobile recording grabs, the police is now tracing other accused involved in the violence.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.