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Complete report on attacks in Kandahar city


Sunday, 17 October 2010 07:11 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi

Mujahideen from Kandahar city say that they have carried out deadly attacks and bombings throughout the city on Saturday night (Oct. 17).

Mujahideen say that they destroyed 4 NATO logistical vehicles in an attack on their convoy in Khwaja’s Manda area located to the south of the city.

Immediately after this attack, puppet police patrol was ambushed near Dand Chowk area and 2 blasts were detonated in front of police headquarters in the mentioned area. Similarly, an explosive-laden car was also detonated in the north gate of ANA base.

Reports say that another explosions took pace in Sri Jamie area, a further 4 explosions took place in Nazam’s Khas Ghwand and another explosion took place in Kabul Darwaza Chowk. The puppet police headquarters was severely damaged due to the powerful blasts.

Similarly, Mujahideen detonated an IED in front of a police check post in Karez Bazaar which also badly damaged the check post.

Reports add that Mujahideen also attacked the houses of Fazaluddin Agha and Ahmad Wali Karzai located in the heart of the city. The attack on Ahmad Wali’s house, in which heavy and light weapons were used, came at a time when foreign invaders and their puppets from Kabul had gathered for a meeting.

Mujahideen say they also attacked a puppet ANA check post located near Kandahar main prison in Zarha Shar area of the city. The firefight lasted for about an hour.

The puppets faced deadly losses due to the attacks and powerful explosions and these attacks also came at a time when the invaders along with their puppets are carrying out and operation in the provinces Zhiri, Panjwaee and Arghandab districts.

3 blasts targets US invaders in Kandahar

Sunday, 17 October 2010 07:48 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Oct. 17 – US terrorists suffered fatal losses after an IED exploded on their foot patrol in Kolak and Pashmool areas of Zhiri district on Saturday (Oct. 16) but the number of killed nad wounded is not known.

Deadly explosions hit US invaders in Arghandab

Sunday, 17 October 2010 11:02 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Oct. 17 – Reports from Arghandab district say that 2 powerful mines exploded on the foot patrol of US invaders in front of their base in Tabeen area last night, at around 12:00 am but the number of killed and wounded is known.

NATO fuel tanker hits IED in Kandahar city

Sunday, 17 October 2010 07:49 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Oct. 17 – New reports arriving from Kandahar city say that a NATO fuel tanker was destroyed by am IED at 08:00 am in the city’s 3rd Niaha area.

US foot patrol hit by IED’s

Sunday, 17 October 2010 15:41 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
KANDAHAR, Oct. 17 – US invaders took on heavy losses after IED’s exploded on their foot patrol in Zhiri’s Sang-e-Sar area at 10:00 am this morning. The exact numbers of killed and wounded is not known.

American terrorists tank blown apart in Uruzgan

Sunday, 17 October 2010 07:50 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
URUZGAN, Oct. 17 – A US invaders tank was blown apart at 08:00 am this morning by an IED, killing and wounding all terrorists onboard in Khus Kharab area of Terenkot city.

Roadside bomb takes out puppets vehicle

Sunday, 17 October 2010 07:49 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
ZABUL, Oct. 17 – A roadside bomb tore through a puppet security vehicle at 09:00 am in Pie Bakarzo area near Qalat city while travelling with a NATO logistical convoy. All puppets onboard were killed and wounded.

TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH: Voice of Jihad Perpetuating Rumours

An unattributed statement, “Who are Behind the Chaos in Afghanistan,” posted to the Taliban’s English-language web page (PDF version downloadable from non-terrorist site here) shows the Taliban are reading the papers AND happy to keep sharing rumours.

The statement starts off raising an intriguing point:  why did the West start out disarming non-government militias, only to start rebuilding tribal militias later?

After invasion in 2001, Americans announced the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reconstruction (DDR) program which was aimed at encouraging former warlords and gunmen to surrender their arms for cash incentives, employment opportunities and vocational training. After a time, they left the program uncompleted, and opted to raise their own militias under the name of Campaign and Security Guards. These so-called security guards escort American and other NATO member countries military and logistical convoys from one province to another, particularly to Urozgan, Helmand, Farah and other provinces in the south. Some militias are used to detain suspected Afghans.

And guess who do they point to as an example of this?

Recently, New York Times disclosed that following the American invasion of Afghanistan, Wali Karzai created the Kandahar Task Force which is involved in various human rights violations. According to the Times Weekly, Wali Karzai frequently used the Kandahar Task Force against his opponents and on one occasion, they killed police chief of Kandahar province. Similarly, Americans pay tens of millions of dollars to private militia annually for escorting their convoys.

The statement also points out an ethnic rift we don’t hear too much about in the media:

Applying The Sons of Iraq replica to Afghanistan, the invading Americans have created militia from among the Afghan minorities in the north of the country. Recently, they created such militia in Qazal Qila and appointed a Turkmen as commander. The Turkmen and Uzbek are ethnical minorities and their militias are notoriously known for human rights violations during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

There are several versions of the “it’s not us, it’s the West doing bad things” riff:

Mullah Brader Akhund, Deputy-Amir of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in one of his interviews said that Mujahideen had captured several groups of armed men who were involved in destroying schools and bridges. They admitted that they were paid by foreign intelligence agencies to do so.

Similarly, the bomb blasts in congested places, which have killed hundreds of innocent civilians, is of great concern to the Mujahideen and the Afghan people. This year in the holy month of Ramadan, a bomb went off in Kandahar just at the time when people were to break their fast. More than 50 people were killed in the explosion. The Islamic Emirate denied having hand in the explosion and condemned it as a horrendous and despicable event. (NOTE:  The Taliban has denied responsibility for the 25 Aug 09 blast before.)

The Afghan surrogate president Karzai complained in a press conference that unknown helicopters were airdropping armed men in the north. According to him, these armed men disturb peace and security there. But Mujahideen in the area say, the foreign invaders airdrop the militia there to target Mujahideen hide-outs during the night and they also attack ethnically sensitive areas in order to provoke racial fighting.

The statement closes with a “c’mon people, now, smile on your brother” statement saying the Taliban will rule with EVERYBODY in the tent:

The only solution is that the invaders leave Afghanistan and let the Afghans to form an Islamic government where people from all ethnicities can participate in the government making on the basis of their talent and services to the people.

All in all, an interesting conglomeration of previous messaging reinforced and pulling in current events to boost claims.