After US troops withdrawal, terrorist attack is reported in Afghanistan

Terrorist attack reported in Afghanistan. It is the first event of this magnitude in the country after US troops withdrew. So far, three ...

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  • Terrorist attack reported in Afghanistan.
  • It is the first event of this magnitude in the country after US troops withdrew.
  • So far, three people have died and 20 were injured.

After US troops withdrawal, a terrorist attack is reported in Afghanistan. At least three people were killed and 20 others injured in a series of three explosions against Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan’s capital Nangarhar province, witnesses said.

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According to information from AP, no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks in Jalalabad, but the affiliate of the extremist group Islamic State, which is increasingly violent, is based in that part of the country and is at odds with the new rulers.

Terrorist attack in Afghanistan

Terrorist attack in Afghanistan
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It was not immediately clear whether among the victims of the attacks there were senior Taliban officials. Also on this day, a sticky bomb injured two people in Kabul, police officials said. The objective of the attack in the capital was not immediately clear.

According to reports from the Noticias Caracol portal, among those injured in this terrorist attack in Afghanistan are women and children: “In at least one of the attacks the target was a vehicle with Taliban patrolling the city.”

There had been no violent acts in Afghanistan

There had been no violent acts in Afghanistan
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Since US troops left Afghanistan on August 30, there have been no violent acts in this country. The Taliban had promised to bring back peace and stability after four decades of wars, crisis and political turmoil.

Just yesterday, the US military acknowledged that it mistakenly killed ten innocent civilians after targeting a vehicle that it believed was loaded with explosives. More than 70,000 Afghan and Pakistani civilians have died in the 20-year war in Afghanistan.

Survivors in Afghanistan say asking for forgiveness is not enough

Survivors in Afghanistan say asking for forgiveness is not enough
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Survivors in Afghanistan say asking for forgiveness is not enough. Afghans who survived a US drone attack that killed 10 family members, including seven children, say asking for forgiveness is not enough.

Emal Ahmadi, whose three-year-old daughter Malika died on August 29 when the missile hit her brother’s car, told The Associated Press that her family is demanding that Washington determine who fired the drone and punish the military personnel responsible for the attack.

They ask for compensation

They ask for compensation
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It is not enough for us to ask for forgiveness, ”said Ahmadi. “The United States must find the person who did this.” Ahmadi said the family is also seeking financial compensation for their losses and demanded that certain family members be transferred to a third country, without specifying what it would be.

The AP and other media outlets in Kabul reported after the attack that the driver of the vehicle, Zemerai Ahmadi, was an employee of a US humanitarian organization and that there was no evidence that the vehicle carried explosives, as the Pentagon initially claimed. The missile fell as the car approached the house and the children ran to greet Zemerai.

Attack in Afghanistan was a “tragic mistake”

Attack in Afghanistan was a "tragic mistake"
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United States Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, said the attack was due to a “tragic mistake” and after denying it for weeks, he acknowledged that innocent civilians were killed and not an extremist from the Islamic State as previously announced.

The drone attack came after a suicide attack by the Taliban rival Islamic State group killed 169 Afghans and 13 US military personnel at one of the entrances to the Kabul airport. For days, desperate Afghans had passed the checkpoints outside the airport as they tried to leave the country amid the chaotic withdrawal of troops, fearing for their future under the Taliban.

Taliban swaps women’s ministry for one against them

Taliban swaps women's ministry for one against them
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The Taliban ruling Afghanistan created a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and evicted World Bank workers on Saturday as part of the forced move.

This is the latest and worrying indication that the Taliban are restricting women’s rights as they form their new government, just a month after taking the capital, Kabul. In their first term in office in the 1990s, they denied women and girls the right to education and removed them from public life.

Financial and security issues

Financial and security issues
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Meanwhile, at least three people were killed and 20 others injured in three explosions against Taliban vehicles on Saturday in Nangarhar provincial capital Jalalabad, witnesses said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the increasingly violent affiliate of the extremist group Islamic State is based in that part of the country and is a rival of the Taliban.

The Taliban face significant economic and security problems as they try to run the country, and a growing challenge from the IS insurgency could further strain their resources. In Kabul, outside the Ministry of Women wore a new poster announcing that it was now the “Ministry of Preaching and Guidance, Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.”

They limit the rights of women and girls

Meanwhile, at least three people were killed and 20 others injured in three explosions against Taliban vehicles on Saturday in Nangarhar provincial capital Jalalabad, witnesses said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the increasingly violent affiliate of the extremist group Islamic State is based in that part of the country and is a rival of the Taliban. The Taliban face significant economic and security problems as they try to run the country, and a growing challenge from the IS insurgency could further strain their resources. In Kabul, outside the Ministry of Women wore a new poster announcing that it was now the "Ministry of Preaching and Guidance, Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice".
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In addition, staff from the World Bank’s $ 100 million Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rural Development Program were escorted out of their offices at the building, said a member of the initiative, Sharif Akhtar, who was among the evicted.

Mabouba Suraj, director of the Afghan Women’s Network, said she was surprised by the avalanche of orders from the new government that limit the rights of women and girls (Filed under: Following the withdrawal of US troops, terrorist attack reported in Afghanistan ).

“This is getting really troublesome.”

"This is getting really troublesome"
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On the other hand, the Ministry of Education asked secondary school students (grades 7-12) and their teachers to return to schools on Saturday, but did not mention the girls who study those courses. The Taliban Minister of Higher Education had previously said that girls would have equal access to education, albeit in independent centers.

“This is getting really troublesome … Is this the stage where girls will be forgotten?” Suraj said. “I know they don’t believe in giving explanations, but explanations are very important” (Filed under: After the withdrawal of US troops, they report terrorist attack in Afghanistan).

Restrictions are imposed on women in Afghanistan

Restrictions are imposed on women in Afghanistan
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Suraj speculated that the contradictory statements may reflect internal divisions among the Taliban as they seek to consolidate their power, with the more pragmatic within the movement losing ground to the conservatives, at least for the time being.

Statements by Taliban leaders often reflect a willingness to collaborate with the rest of the world, to open public spaces for women and girls, and to protect Afghan minorities. But the orders to his troops on the ground are contradictory. Instead, restrictions have been imposed, especially on the female population (With information from AP).

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