(LONDON) Evacuation Report: Border Force officials have admitted that some Afghans airlifted from Kabul have been found to have forged papers or no papers at all, but they are reluctant to “have an argument” with them #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.06: Assistant Director of Border Force Heathrow Ian Denison appeared to confirm these rumours, justifying the situation by telling the newspaper that some of the new arrivals “tell us they’ve lost the documents they had”.

#AceDailyNews – UK Border Force Admits Some Afghan Evacuees Have Forged Papers: The Telegraph, a right-leaning newspaper close to Boris Johnson’s government, reports being told by border guards that “some Afghan evacuees had arrived at Heathrow with no documentation at all, while others carried forged papers”.

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“We’re not going to have an argument with the people that have been through the process they’ve been through,” he insisted. “You see people with their life belongings in plastic bags.”

‘Afghan Roulette’ UK, France Accidentally Evacuate Security Risk Individuals https://t.co/0Dau2J68Zr

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 24, 2021

The Border Force leader’s statement that his officials are unwilling to “have an argument” with Home Secretary Priti Patel’s assurances that border checks are “vigorous”.

“We have done the checks ‘out of country’ before they’ve come here, so they have digital status and digital identities… They are going through step-by-step identity, security, biometric checks [in the United Kingdom],” she insisted.

Denison’s superior at Border Force Heathrow, Tim Kingsberry, further insisted that “The people who are on the plane[s] are eligible,” despite the fact that “they may still not necessarily have that formal type of identification that we would expect to have here”.

He insisted that Afghan evacuees “demonstrated their entitlement in Kabul”, however at least one evacuee on Britain’s ‘no-fly’ list is known to have been brought to the country in error — although officials are claiming after the fact that he is no longer deemed a threat to the public.

Allied countries have faced similar issues, with the French authorities having had to put at least five evacuees under surveillance after discovering they had Taliban ties, with one suspect actually being put under house arrest — which he promptly violated.

Sweden has also reported that at least two of its evacuees turned out to be people previously convicted of crimes in Sweden and deported from the country.

The Swedish authorities have refused to say what crimes they committed, but as the Scandinavian country is notoriously soft on migrant criminals it is likely they were serious crimes to have actually reached the threshold of being deported.

Breitbart London has asked the Home Office exactly how many evacuees had no papers, forged papers, or were discovered to have been deported previously or named on ‘no-fly’ or ‘no-entry’ lists, but is still awaiting a response.

Migrant Who Fire-Bombed Swedish Synagogue Spared Deportation to ‘Unsafe’ Palestine  https://t.co/Cbr2eHvXLu

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 14, 2018

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.06: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) #Afghan #Migrant Crisis Report: More than 1,000 people fleeing Afghanistan have been accommodated in hotels as the government scrambles to evacuate people from the crisis-torn country #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.24: For several weeks before the Taliban seized total control of the country this weekend, the town hall had already been working with the Home Office and Foreign Office to place people fleeing to safety in initial quarantine.

#AceDailyNews says that the City of Manchester has already accommodated 1,000 refugees fleeing Afghanistan,” by Jennifer Williams, Manchester Evening News, August 19, 2021:

It is understood that at present, capacity in the three hotels being used in Manchester is therefore full and the government is seeking to place people in other parts of the country.

The hotels being used are not being disclosed by either the council or the Home Office.

The government announced plans this week to receive 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan over the next four years, after the departure of Western troops triggered the almost immediate takeover of the Taliban and led to thousands of people trying to flee via Kabul airport this weekend, some of them hanging off planes in a desperate bid to escape.

However prior to that there had already been a more managed government evacuation underway of British-Afghan nationals and people who had been working to support the Western military presence, such as interpreters.

Hundreds of people in that initial phase of evacuations have been quarantined in Manchester over the last fortnight, meaning that at present the city has not been asked to accommodate any more refugees. Sources said the situation was changing almost hourly, but that the government has been concentrating on finding hotel space in other parts of the country….

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.24: 2021:

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(DULLES, Va.) #Afghan #Migrant Crisis Report: Hundreds of refugees flew into Dulles International Airport on Saturday as volunteers worked to get them housing and support #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.24: National Airlines flew in close to 270 refugees in the afternoon after the U.S. government contracted them to help aid in the evacuation…..

#AceDailyNews says with thousands of Americans still trapped in Afghanistan, hundreds of Afghan ‘refugees’ arrive in Virginia Afghan evacuees face confusion, separated families as they land in Northern Virginia,” by Jess Arnold, WUSA, August 21, 2021:

One man, Zamir Sultani, said his sister was stuck on that very plane for hours with no information about when she and other passengers would disembark.

“My sister is a type I diabetic, and she’s not feeling that good. They’ve been sitting there hours and waiting to get out. and my dad is a dialysis patient, and he’s also stuck there,” Sultani said. “All of them are sitting in the plane, and nobody is even telling them what’s going on.”

Sultani said he worked as an interpreter for the U.S. in Afghanistan for years before immigrating to the states in 2010.

As of 9:30 p.m., he said his family had reached the customs line but still expected more processing afterwards.

Another woman, whose sister was on a plane from Qatar after working on the air base there, said refugees were lined up in a separate part of customs….

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Aug.24: 2021:

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(KABUL) #Taliban Invasion Report: They have shot dead the head of the Afghan government’s media information centre at a mosque in the capital, the ministry said, days after warning they would target senior administration officials in retaliation for increased air strikes #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.09: Dawa Khan Minapal, who was the head of Government Media and Information Centre (GMIC), had also served as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesperson.

#AceDailyNews says that the #Taliban assassinates Afghan government’s top media officer in Kabul unfortunately the savage terrorists have committed a cowardly act once again and martyred a patriotic Afghan,” interior ministry spokesman Mirwais Stanikzai said:

As they advance and are already in control of large portions of the countryside, and are now challenging Afghan government forces in several large cities.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the death, with spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid sending a message to media saying “he was killed in a special attack carried out by mujahideen”.

Fighting in Afghanistan’s long-running conflict has intensified since May, when foreign forces began the final stage of a withdrawal due to be completed later this month.

The militants on Wednesday warned of more attacks targeting Afghan government leaders, a day after the defence minister escaped an assassination attempt.

The bomb-and-gun attack on Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi on Tuesday night brought the war to the capital for the first time in months.

At least eight people were killed and 20 wounded in a heavily guarded upscale neighbourhood of Kabul. The deputy minister was unharmed.

The Afghan and US militaries have stepped up air strikes in their fight against the insurgents in a string of cities. The Taliban on Wednesday said the Kabul raid was their response.

AFP

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.09: 2021:

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(STOCKHOLM, Sweden.) Eksjo District Court Report: Afghan migrant charged on suspicion of seven attempted murders #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.19: On Friday, Afghan migrant Tamim Sultani was charged in Eksjö District Court on suspicion of seven attempted murders. Samnytt has previously drawn attention to the fact that the judiciary has claimed in the media that there was no terrorist motive when Sultani stabbed the victims. Samnytt has taken note of the preliminary investigation protocol, in which it is clear that he worships Allah as he prays “every second,” and says that he would murder to punish a person who had insulted his god.

SWEDEN: ‘Muslim migrant stabs seven people while screaming ‘Allahu akbar’ because someone told him there was no god’

“Vetlanda terrorist’s motive: ‘One person said that Allah does not exist,’” translated from “Vetlanda-terroristens motiv: ‘En person sa att Allah inte finns,’” Samnytt, May 14, 2021:

On March 3, 22-year-old Tamim Sultani ran amok with a kitchen knife in central Vetlanda. A total of seven people were stabbed, several of them seriously. According to the testimony of one of the victims, Sultani allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” in connection with his striking people.

Sultani would murder when someone violated Allah

District Attorney Adam Rullman has investigated the incident as an attempted murder. This is because he cannot see any reason to suspect it was terrorist crime. But despite the judiciary’s efforts since March to mitigate the perpetrator’s motives, the final result of the police investigation now shows that Sultani is a devout Muslim who prays “every minute and second” and committed the crimes because he felt provoked by someone offending Allah.

During a police interrogation, Sultani said that he knew that he would be deported to Afghanistan, but that this was not the reason for the attacks. Furthermore, it did not concern him that he would be deported, because he wanted to return. Sultani said that his motive for the knife attacks was religion.

Earlier in the day, Sultani had encountered an unknown person who stated that there is no god. Sultani could not accept that and decided to punish the person with death.

When the police conduct a house search, a copy of the Koran was found wrapped in cloth. Sultani says in interrogation that he “prays all the prayers.”

The police arrested Sultani by chance

In the police interrogation, Sultani also spoke about the situation when the police arrested him. According to Sultani, a police car came driving by and was about to pass him — but then he waved at the police.

– The police came very fast, driving very fast, and was about to drive past but I waved to the police that it was me. I waved that it was me, said Sultani in the interrogation.

One of the policemen on the car radio stated in the interrogation that Sultani waved and when they stopped, a bloody knife could be seen sticking out of his jacket sleeve. The policeman pulled out his service weapon against Sultani.

But Sultani refused to drop the knife on the policeman’s order. Instead, Sultani threatened to cut his own throat while chanting “Allahu akbar” on the spot. The policeman was finally forced to shoot Sultani.

Known: “He has lived in Russia and Iran”

In the police interrogation, acquaintances say that Sultani is a devout Muslim and that before he immigrated to Sweden as an Afghan refugee, he lived in Russia, and before that in the Iranian capital Tehran — this for a period of time somewhere between 10 and 20 years. Furthermore, an acquaintance says that Sultani must have had a job at a slaughterhouse and there learned how to slaughter with a knife.

The police chief: “The victims were in the wrong place – quite simply”

A couple of days after the bloody attacks in Vetlanda, Jonas Lindell, who is the local police area chief in the Highlands, went before the media to comment on what made the act possible.

– There are many indications that these victims were randomly selected. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time, quite simply, Lindell insisted. The statement met with harsh criticism, claiming that it was Sultani who was in the wrong place, not the victims.

The trial will be held in Eksjö District Court between May 21 and June 3.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.19: 2021:

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AFGHANISTAN: ‘ Two Senior Commanders of Haqqani Network Captured by Afghan Forces ‘

#AceNewsServices – AFGHANISTAN – October 16 – Two senior leaders of the Haqqani network have been captured by Afghan security forces, officials said Thursday.

Afghanistan Security forces captures two Senior Haqqani Commanders

Afghanistan Security forces captures two Senior Haqqani Commanders

The hardline group is behind sophisticated attacks on Afghan and NATO forces.

' Jalaluddin Haqqani '

‘ Jalaluddin Haqqani ‘

The National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan intelligence agency, arrested Anas Haqqani,

Anas Haqqani

Anas Haqqani

the son of the network’s founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, late Tuesday along with Hafiz Rashid, another commander, AFP reported.

“We hope that these two arrests will have direct consequences on the network and their center of command,” NDS spokesman Haseeb Sediqi said.

The Haqqani network was founded by Jalaluddin Haqqani — an Afghan guerrilla leader bankrolled by the United States to fight Soviet troops in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

Now in his 70s and frail, he is believed to live with his family in Pakistan.

In the 1980s Jalaluddin was close to the CIA and Pakistani intelligence. He allied himself to the Taliban after they took power in Kabul in 1996, serving as a cabinet minister under the militia’s supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar.

When American troops arrived after the 9/11 attacks, Haqqani sought refuge in Pakistan’s tribal district of North Waziristan and became one of the first anti-US commanders based in the border areas.

He has training bases in eastern Afghanistan and is close to Al-Qaeda. His fighters are active across east and southeast Afghanistan and in the capital Kabul.

The network is militarily the most capable of the Afghan Taliban factions and operates independently but remains loyal to Mullah Omar.

Unidentified gunmen attacked and killed Nasiruddin Haqqani, the group’s chief fundraiser and another son of its founder, on the edge of Islamabad last year.

A car bomb attack that killed more than 40 people in the Urgun district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province in July was blamed on the Haqqani network.

Source:

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KABUL: ‘ TALIBAN AMBUSH CONVOY OF AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES KILLING 22 SOLDIERS AND POLICE ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – October 13 – Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of Afghan security forces in a mountainous area of northern Afghanistan on Monday.

The fighters killed 22 soldiers and police, Reuters cited an official as saying.

The convoy was travelling through Laghman Valley in Sar-e-Pul province.

Eight security officers were wounded and the insurgents took seven others captive.

Twelve army and police vehicles were destroyed.

#ANS2014

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KABUL: SUICIDE CAR BOMBING ON THE INCREASE AS WAY TO STOP NATO CONVOYS ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – October 13 – A suicide-car-bomber rammed a NATO military convoy along a major road out of Kabul early Monday, killing one Afghan civilian, Reuters reported.

Afghan official says suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Kabul, killing 1 civilian

Afghan official says suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Kabul, killing 1 civilian

Hours later, another suicide bomber killed a woman outside a clinic in a province east of Kabul.

A third bomb exploded in a market on the Afghanistan capital’s northern outskirts, wounding 22 people including three children, officials said.

#ANS2014

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‘ Suicide Bomber Attacks Ashraf Ghani Inauguration ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint near the airport in Afghanistan’s capital on Monday, security sources say.

' Ashraf Ghani Sworn in as President '

‘ Ashraf Ghani Sworn in as President ‘

The attack came minutes before new President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in, Reuters reported.

There were casualties, according to witnesses.

Dignitaries had gathered in Kabul for Ghani’s inauguration, who is taking over from long-time leader Hamid Karzai.

On Sunday 9:15 this morning, a sticky bomb attached to an Afghan army vehicle exploded in Zanbaq Square … only injuring the driver,” Najib Danish, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, told Reuters.

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‘ Afghanistan’s Presidential Candidates Sign Power Sharing Agreement ‘

#AceBreakingNews – KABUL – September 21 – Afghanistan’s two presidential contenders signed an unprecedented power-sharing agreement Sunday, ending a drawn-out political stand-off and setting the stage for a U.S. troop commitment past this year.

Signing Power-Sharing Agreement '

Signing Power-Sharing Agreement ‘

The agreement names Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who is believed to have received the most votes in a June run-off election, as president.

His challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister, will become chief executive.

“I am very happy today that both of my brothers, Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, in an Afghan agreement for the benefit of this country, for the progress and development of this country, that they agreed on the structure affirming the new government of Afghanistan,” President Hamid Karzai, in power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban, said after the signing.

The deal ends political wrangling that began after a June run-off vote between two candidates. An independent election commission was assigned to audit the results after allegations of widespread fraud. 

Later Sunday, the country’s election commission announced Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner of the presidential election, but did not release final vote figures.

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` US Captive Soldier has been Exchanged for Five `Guantanamo Bay ‘ Detainees ‘

#AceBreakignNews – UNITED STATES (Gitmo) – May 31 – Five detainees at the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison have been released in exchange for an American soldier who was taken hostage by the Taliban in 2009, US officials said.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was the only American solider held prisoner in Afghanistan, was set free early on Saturday, according to AP.

It is reported that the transfer took place after a week of difficult negotiations mediated by the government of Qatar, which will now take custody of the released Gitmo prisoners.

According to the agreement between the US and the Taliban, the released inmates are Afghan nationals.

On the June 20 2013 – (CBC.ca) – The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. army soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay as a conciliatory gesture, a senior spokesman for the group said Thursday.


Spokesman Shaheen Suhail says the Taliban wants to “build bridges of confidence” with the U.S. (Tariq Aziz/Associated Press)

The offer came as an Afghan government spokesman said President Hamid Karzai is now willing to join planned peace talks with the Taliban — provided that the Taliban flag and nameplate are removed from the militant group’s newly opened political office in Doha, the capital of the Gulf state of Qatar. Karzai also wants a formal letter from the United States supporting the Afghan government.

Ace Related News:
1. RT News – 31/05/2014 – http://on.rt.com/xc50gm
2. CBC.ca – 20/06/2013 – http://tinyurl.com/pu5m59z

AP – CBC – RT

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` Two Americans Injured in an Attack on US Consulate Vehicle in Herat ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – May 28 – Two Americans have been injured in an attack on a US consulate vehicle in western Herat province in Afghanistan, the US embassy said on Wednesday.

Both were receiving treatment at a Spanish hospital in the province, Reuters reported. “The US government is working closely with Afghan authorities to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the statement said.

The attack comes a day after President Barack Obama announced that he plans for almost 10,000 American troops to remain in the country in 2015 if the Afghan government signs a security agreement.
Washington and its NATO allies will formally halt combat operations in Afghanistan at the end of this year.

Reuters – AP – AFP

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` Barack Obama is Seeking to Retain Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Troops in Afghanistan ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – May 27 – President Barack Obama is seeking to keep 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan after the US ends its combat mission in the country at the end of this year.

The US plan calls for troop levels to be reduced from its current force of 32,000 by the end of 2014.

The remaining US military presence would train Afghan forces and support counter-terrorism operations.

These numbers would be contingent on the Afghan government signing a bilateral security agreement.

While current Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign such an agreement, the Obama administration appears to be confident either of the two candidates seeking to replace him would do so.

Ace World News

AP – Reuters

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` Barack Obama Pays Surprised Visit to American Troops in Afghanistan '

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – May 26 – US President Barack Obama has paid a surprise visit to American troops stationed in Afghanistan, as the US marks the Memorial Day weekend.

During the visit to Bagram Air Base, Obama said that he was close to taking a decision on the number of US soldiers that will remain in Afghanistan post 2014 withdrawal deadline.

A bilateral deal between Kabul’s new president and Washington needs to be signed before Americans will stay to train Afghan security forces and conduct counter-terrorism missions.

A run-off in the Afghan presidential election will be held in June.

Fox News – USA Today – AP

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#AceWorldNews KABUL May 17 Unidentified people opened fire…

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – May 17 – Unidentified people opened fire on a car of Tajikistan’s consul in Fayzabad (the capital city of Afghanistan’s province Badakhshan) on Friday night. Rustam Makhmudi received several gunshots and was taken to hospital, a spokesman for the Tajikistani Foreign Ministry, Abulfize Atoyev, told Itar-Tass on Saturday.

“Now the diplomat is in hospital of the Afghan province of Kunduz where he underwent a surgical operation,” the spokesman said. “Local surgeons say he is in a moderate condition.”

Atoyev said that the armed people attacked the consul’s car on its route from Fayzabad to Kunduz.

#ANS2014

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` US Sanctions Causing Pentagon a Problem with Components for Russian Mi-17 Helicopters in Afghanistan ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – May 07 – The Pentagon now sees no alternative to the use of Russian Mi-17 helicopters in Afghanistan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey told Senate on Tuesday.

The US now had no alternative, though it continued to search for one, he said.

According to Dempsey, possible sanctions against the Russian company Rosoboronexport that supplies the helicopters would temporarily leave the Afghan army without its aviation component, which arises concern.

#ANS2014

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` Afghanistan Government Declares a Day of National Mourning for the Village Buried by Massive Mudslide '

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – May 04 – The Afghan government has declared a day of national mourning for hundreds of people killed when a mudslide engulfed their village on Friday.

Badakhshan provincial governor Shah Waliullah Adib told the BBC there was now no hope for more than 2,000 people believed buried in their homes.

Officials formally ended the search for survivors on Saturday.

Mechanical diggers had left Ab Barik village without being used because the site was inaccessible.

The BBC’s David Loyn says it is unlikely that there will be any serious effort made to recover the bodies.

At least 2,000 people were in their homes when a mountain collapsed and covered the area in mud and rocks.

A further 600 people are also missing after rushing to help with the rescue effort and being caught in a second landslide.

Rudimentary efforts by locals to dig into the soft mud with shovels were quickly abandoned.

A few hundred survivors have spent a second night out in the open, although blankets, tents and basic food aid have now arrived.

BBC AND AFGHAN NEWS

#ANS2014

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` Taliban Group Leader was Arrested along with a Number of other Militants by Afghan Security Forces ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL -May 03 – A Taliban group leader was arrested along with a number of other militants by Afghan security forces in Kabul city.

Interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said the detained Taliban leader was recognized as Qari Abdul Latif who was involved in anti-government insurgency activities during the past years.

Mr. Sediqi further added that the Taliban leader was arrested based on an intelligence report from Kabul city.

He said Qari Abdul Latif was leading a group of 20 insurgents in central Bamiyan province and he was arrested along with three other insurgents.

According to Sediqi, Qari Abdul Latif was involved in murder, armed attacks, robbery and roadside bombings in Bamiyan province.

Bamiyan is among the peaceful provinces in central Afghanistan where fewer anti-government insurgency activities have been reported.

Afghan Press (KP)

#ANS2014

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` Afghan Officials Today Death Toll 2,100 from 30 Families and 4,000 Displaced Hope of any Survivors are Negative ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – May 02 – Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote north-east, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as the aid effort focused on the more than 4,000 people displaced.

Officials expressed concern that the unstable hillside above the site of the disaster may cave in again, threatening the thousands of homeless and hundreds of rescue workers who have arrived in Badakhshan province, bordering Tajikistan.

“More then 2,100 people from 300 families are all dead,” Naweed Forotan, a spokesman for the Badakhshan provincial governor, told Reuters.

#ANS2014

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` Taliban Group’s Military Commisiion Chief Mullah Abdul Zakir has Been Jailed in Pakistan – Reports ‘

#AceWorldNews – LAHORE – April 30 – According to reports, Taliban group’s military commission chief Mullah Abdul Qayum Zakir has been jailed in Pakistan.

An Afghan security official speaking on the condition of anonymity has told Radio Free Europe (RFE) that Mullah Zakir is in custody of Pakistani Taliban militants.

The source did not disclose further information regarding the main motive behind the detention of Mullah Zakir by Pakistani Taliban militants.

However, reports suggest that Mullah Zakir was dismissed from his position as Taliban’s military commission chief for being failed to disrupt the Afghan elections.

#ANS2014

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