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There are reports about an #explosion inside a #Madrassa, during Congregational Prayer, in #Samangan Province, that resulted in some casualties.
No official confirmation or details are available yet.
Pro-#Taliban sources confirmed the #explosion in a religious school (#Madrassa) in #Aybak City, the capital of #Samangan Province, and blamed the #ISKP for the attack.
According to social media sources, scores of Madrassa students were killed/wounded as a result of the explosion. ImageImageImage
A doctor from Samangan Provincial Hospital, confirmed to @TOLOnews that 15 dead bodies& 27 wounded patients were taken to the hospital from the explosion scene.
No official figures of casualties released yet.
This comes as a suicide attack killed/wounded dozens in Pakistan today. Image
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1/5 Today I met several #Afghans working in #Istanbul,sorting and collecting garbage.They arrived recently,via #Pakistan and #Iran,after dozens of days of walking. In Turkey, they hold no residence permits&live in constant fear for being arrested.They can’t even get a bus pass...
2/5 ...certainly no rental contract and they can’t enter many shops as this requires a passport-linked barcode these days due to Covid - which they can’t register for because they are “illegal”, they tell me. “Illegal”, a term usually attributed to an action, but to a human?
3/5 They have little happiness in Turkey, they say:no family around, minimum income, grieving the loss of friends&family members-yet they say that at least they were able to escape war.Their first act in our conversation was kindness: the offer of a plastic cup of Fanta.
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Catastrophic 72hrs for #Afghanistan, as the #Taliban capture 5 provincial capitals -- taking military bases, airports, emptying prisons etc.

The U.S. (then NATO) withdrawal is clearly an utter disaster, but that ship has sailed -- muted response from #Washington says everything.
#Taliban control in #Afghanistan:

Mid-April: 77 districts:
Early-August: 229 districts

Nearly 50% of provincial capitals are now under #Taliban threat.

(via @LongWarJournal) ImageImage
@LongWarJournal NEW -- Early reports emerging that the #Taliban may have just captured its 6th provincial capital in 4 days: #Aybak, in #Samangan.
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Visual confirmation, the #Taliban captured the #Kunduz police HQ and probably most of the city.
Most police cars are still in their hangars, so partially German army-trained staff likely left without a fight.
cc @akk @bundeswehrInfo
#Afghanistan Image
@akk @bundeswehrInfo This gives a better picture of the police vehicles, seemingly all still in place without a single police man defending the station ...
#Kunduz #Afghanistan ImageImageImageImage
@akk @bundeswehrInfo #NewsMap
Beside #Kunduz city with its almost 300.000 inhabitants, also Sar-e-Pol city with its 51.000 inhabitants was captured by the #Taliban yesterday.
Geolocation of a video from the center of the city, released today by the islamists.
#Afghanistan Image
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International Affairs /1-1
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
Myanmar's Generals
Run A Nearly Sanction-Proof
Long Before Seizing Control
Of The Streets
by @oanhha @jwf825
& Khine Lin Kyaw
MAY 11, 2021
International Affairs /1-2
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- Area : 676.5K km²
- Population : 53.6 M
- Capital : #Naypyidaw
largest city : #Yangon
- #Bamar 68%
- #Shan 9%
- #Buddhism 88%
- #Christianity 6.2%
- #Islam 4.3%
#Burmese Image
International Affairs /1-3
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- GDP (PPP) : US$355 B
Per capita : US$6.7 K
- #InformalEconomy :
one of the biggest in the world
- Rich in precious stones :
#Rubies 90% of world's
#Sapphires #Pearls #Jade
- #Tourism
- #Agriculture Image
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