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5/25/2019 KP Afghan forces successfully repulse rocket attack on Kandahar airfield The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces successfully repulsed rocket attack on Kandahar airfield earlier today. Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said the security forces arrested three militants in connection to the attack. Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the militant unsuccessfully launched one rocket on the airfield. https://www.khaama.com/afghan-forces-successfully-repulse-rocket-attack-on-kandahar-airfield-03481/
5/25/2019 KP Scores of Taliban militants killed in separate incidents in Helmand province The Afghan forces clashed with the Taliban militants in southern Helmand province killing at least 34 militants, the informed military sources said Saturday. The sources further added that the security forces killed the Taliban militants in Marjah district of the province. Additionally, the security forces carried out separate airstrikes in Musa Qala, Nahr-e Saraj and Sangin districts killing at least 16 militants. https://www.khaama.com/scores-of-taliban-militants-killed-in-separate-incidents-in-helmand-province-03480/
5/25/2019 Rferl Afghan Teen Loses Her Eye Waiting To Prove Horrific Injury Was From War Salema Akhundzada was speaking with her mother on the night of May 3 about making a dress as an end-of-Ramadan gift for her 6-month-old niece when a bomb exploded outside their mud-brick home in the eastern part of Ghazni Province. Afghan government forces with close air support had launched a raid to search for Taliban fighters in Salema's village of Niaz Baba -- a remote settlement in an area that has, for years, been a transit point for militants who cross back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region. https://www.rferl.org/a/afghan-teen-loses-her-eye-waiting-to-prove-injury-was-from-war/29962444.html
5/25/2019 AP Security forces mistakenly kill 6 civilians in Afghanistan An Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province mistakenly killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, provincial officials said Saturday. Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said 10 insurgents were also killed in the Friday night attack in Sherzad district. https://apnews.com/d4db2c39145f4e19829d382749e572b7
5/25/2019 WaPo In Kabul, a moderate cleric was hailed for denouncing extremists. Now he’s mourned after mosque bombing. The killing of a prominent pro-government cleric in a mosque bombing has left the Afghan capital shaken and prompted U.N. officials Saturday to denounce a marked escalation of civilian casualties during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Samiullah Raihan, a Sunni Muslim preacher who often appeared on television and condemned violence as un-Islamic, was killed Friday while leading weekly prayers in the Al Taqwa mosque. A hidden explosive device detonated in the sanctuary. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-kabul-a-moderate-cleric-was-hailed-for-denouncing-extremists-now-hes-mourned-after-mosque-bombing/2019/05/25/785bf02e-7edf-11e9-8bb7-0fc796cf2ec0_story.html?utm_term=.43aec615ef48
5/24/2019 dailysabah Turkish soldier killed by PKK terrorists in northern Iraq A Turkish soldier was killed by PKK terrorists during an ongoing operation in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said Friday. "In a continuing operation in northern Iraq, one of our soldiers was martyred during a clash with PKK terrorists," said a ministry statement. https://www.dailysabah.com/war-on-terror/2019/05/24/turkish-soldier-killed-by-pkk-terrorists-in-northern-iraq
5/24/2019 BasNews US to Send 1,500 Additional Troops to Middle East US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will send an additional 1,500 soldiers to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to escalate. He told reporters that the role of the new deployment is “defensive in nature”. The US president explained that they want to ensure the safety of the US forces already in the Middle East while Washington is concerned about the possibility of an Iranian attack against the US interests. http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/middle-east/522962
5/24/2019 AP U.S. Blames Iran For Recent Tanker Bombings Near the U.A.E. and Iraq Rocket Attack A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gilday says the U.S. has a high degree of confidence that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was responsible for the explosions on four tankers, and that Iranian proxies in Iraq fired rockets into Baghdad. http://time.com/5595738/blame-iran-tanker-iraq-rocket/
5/24/2019 KP Explosion rips through a mosque in Kabul, killing or wounding at least 17 people An explosion ripped through a mosque in Kabul city earlier this afternoon killing one person and injuring at least 16 others. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the incident took place at around 1:20pm local time in Isteghfar Mosque. Rahimi further added that the explosion killed a religious cleric Mawlavi Rehan and injured at least 16 others. No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion. www.khaama.com
5/24/2019 Romaniajournal Five Romanian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan. President Iohannis conveys message Five Romanian soldiers have been wounded in Afghanistan on Friday. They are soldiers from the 300th Battalion ‘Saint Andrew’ Force Protection, who were carrying out a joint patrol mission together with US military in the area of responsibility, the Defence Ministry informs in a press release. During the mission, the MRAP combat vehicle in which the soldiers were patrolling was attacked by an improvised explosive device around 12:30h (Romania time). https://www.romaniajournal.ro/society-people/five-romanian-soldiers-wounded-in-afghanistan/