Wednesday, 30th July.
A: situation is perfect! it’s great! we got absolutely nothing going on… hey! did i tell you i’m at a gathering thrown by the UN? there’s an all-you-can-eat buffet, a nice bar… of course, i’m not drinking… you know!
Khetai is a small pashtun village in the Eastern province of Nangarhar, close to the Pakistani border. On Sunday morning 47 women and children have been killed by Nato warplanes during the wara, a traditional procession that accompanies the bride to the home of her future husband. The bride, Ruhmina, has never reached her bridegroom’s house: her corpse has been found by Lal Zareen, her future father-in-law when he arrived on the place of the slaughter after hearing the explosions. (source: http://www.peacereporter.net/)
Read the article in Italian here.
More than 10,000 ethnic Hazaras protested in the Afghan capital yesterday, calling for President Hamid Karzai to resign over killings of their kin by rival Kuchi nomads.
The angry marchers sent police fleeing on the outskirts of Kabul, then chased them until hundreds of officers and soldiers blocked one of the main roads into the city, next to Kabul zoo. The marchers then sat down in the middle of the road until one of their leaders, parliamentarian Haji Mohammad Mahaqiq, addressed the crowd and persuaded them to peacefully disperse.
Trouble has been brewing between the two minority groups for around a year due a dispute over grazing rights. (source: 7Days)
A British soldier has been killed in an attack in Southern Afghanistan and two of his colleagues have been wounded. (source: http://kabul.splinder.com/)
Up to 70 insurgents were killed in Afghanistan early yesterday when helicopter gunships and ground fighting repulsed an attack by about 100 rebels near the Pakistan border, officials said.
It was the latest in a series of major battles as violence linked to a Taliban-led insurgency has picked up in recent weeks with several deadly extremist attacks and military operations under way against the rebels.
About 100 insurgents had tried to capture the Spera district centre, 15 kilometres from the border with Pakistan, opening fire on police at about 2 am with guns and rocket-propelled grenades, the Nato force said.
Police and soldiers from Nato’s International Security Assistance Force surrounded the attackers and called in a series of air strikes.
Some insurgents attempted to take cover in a nearby building that helicopters then struck with missiles.
He had been kidnapped on 29th June in the area of Maydanshahr, in Wardak province. According to the Chinese Embassy, the released occurred under no conditions. (source: http://kabul.splinder.com/)
Afghan authorities said a policeman and a woman were wounded when a small bomb attached to a bicycle was remotely detonated near the Pakistani Consulate in the Western city of Herat. (source: Gulf News)
Peace moves give rise to militancy: Nato.
Washington: A growing number of Pakistani militants who earlier operated only inside Pakistan and Kashmir are joining the intensifying insurgency against US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, US officials claim.
The fighters, who are taking part in increasingly sophisticated attacks on Western troops, include militants hardened by years of combat against Indian forces and others from outside the Taleban strongholds in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, or FATA, the officials say.
Meanwhile, the Nato force said in Kabul pakistan’s talks with militants have resulted in a 40 per cent rise in militant activity in Afghanistan. (source: Reuters)
The two volunteers were seized in the night between 17 and 18 July in Dai Kundi province, in the central part of Afghanistan. (source: http://kabul.splinder.com/)
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