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5 killed and 4 injured in a roadside IED blast targeting a shuttle bus of the Hairatan Port employees, in Saidabad intersection of Mazar-e-Sharif city of Balkh province.

Incident confirmed by Asif Waziri, the spokesman of the Taliban's police HQ in Balkh. #Afghanistan ImageImageImageImage
Taliban's police spox updated the death toll to 7 while 6 others are wounded. Blast took place at 7 am in the morning today and the explosives were placed in a cart. #Balkh #Afghanistan
Here's the list of 7 fatalities from today's explosion in Mazar-e Sharif. It includes two guards and five technical staff members of state-owned oil company in Hairatan border township. #Balkh #Afghanistan Image
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🧵One year on: Afghanistan’s education sector under the Taliban, a thread

Since the #Taliban’s return last August, the group has demonstrated determination to regulate, shape, and control access to #education in #AfghanistanImage
The Taliban’s U-turn on girls’ secondary #schools in March attracted widespread condemnation.

The Ministry of #Education announced that the schools would remain closed until a policy was formulated in accordance with “Sharia and #Afghan” culture...
#OSINT | A video published by Aamaj News on March 23 shows girls arriving and gathering outside Zulaikha Female High School in #Kabul whilst Taliban men stood at the door, preventing them from entering: Image
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- Grand Assembly of the #Ulema of Afghanistan is now the official name of the TB's gathering in Kabul.
- There are rumors that Amir ul-Mu'minin will appear in the gathering.
- Some similar events in the Loya Jirga tent in the past were targeted by ISKP (rockets, Suicide Attacks).
- The Grand Assembly of Ulema will be #chaired by Sheikh Mawlawi Habibullah Haqqani.
- According to the State-run Bakhtar News Agency, about 3500 people are invited to participate in the Ulema's gathering in Kabul City.
- Acting Prime Minister, Mullah M. #Hassan_Akhund, as the 1st speaker, offered his speech:
"People who have ruined our nation& our country in the past two decades& moved to foreign countries, still create problems for our people even though we do not make any troubles for them."
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An #explosion targeted a shuttle bus of the #Taliban's army in the northern #Balkh province today.
Details of the incident are not available at the moment.
The Afghanistan Liberation Movement claimed responsibility for today's explosion in PD5 of Mazar-e Sharif against a Taliban shuttle bus.
Still, it is early to say which group was really behind the blast. The AFG L movement usually exaggerate about its attacks against the Taliban. Image
#ISKP claimed responsibility for today's #explosion against TB in #Mazar-e Sharif:
"Caliphate soldiers detonated an explosive device on a bus that was carrying Taliban in PD5 of Mazar-e Sharif in Balkh, which damaged the vehicle, killing and wounding at least 10 Taliban members." Image
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Explosion and gunfire reported this evening in Mazar city, Balkh. #Afghanistan
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#Explosions reported in #Kabul, #Nangarhar, #Balkh& #Kunduz today.
In Mazar-e Sharif City, a #Shia worship place was targeted. In Kunduz, according to @bsarwary's sources, an aid distribution site was the target. Explosions n other provinces were not as deadly as the 2 mentioned.
According to @aamajnews24, 31 people were killed& 87 more wounded in the #Shia mosque #explosion in #Mazar-e Sharif today.
#Taliban downplaying the threat of ISKP, but the group was behind several deadly attacks in Afghanistan, since the Taliban took over the government in Kabul. Image
Spinghar News meanwhile reported about the explosions in Kunduz& Nangarhar.
In Kunduz, at least 4 people were killed& more than a dozen wounded.
In Khogyani District of #Nangarhar, 4 #Taliban were reportedly killed& one more wounded as a result of explosion against their vehicle. ImageImage
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BREAKING:

Initial reports of an explosion inside a mosque in Mazar city, Balkh. Developing. #Afghanistan
Explosion took place in Sih Dokan mosque near the Shrine of Ali known as Rawza e Mubarak in Mazar-e-Sharif, while the worshippers were reading midday prayer. #Balkh #Afghanistan
VIDEO from near the site of the mosque explosion in Mazar city, Balkh. #Afghanistan

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#Breaking:
#Taliban spokesman said that 40 people were #arrested in #Balkh today for trying #to_fly_abroad #illegally.
"They were temporarily detained for questioning and later most of them were released. Only, the #women whose families (male family members) didn't come yet ...
...to take them home, are still in custody. Arrangements are made for them (for the women who are still in custody) in the women's detention center."
Note:
This is the first time that the Taliban officially confirmed that they barred people from going (illegally???) abroad.
It is more likely that the #Taliban have arrested& prevented from flying out, those Afghans who are in the #evacuation& rescue program of the international community. The Afghans, who are allegedly at risk of persecution from the TB& get evacuated without proper travel documents.
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New #appointments of the #Taliban:
The #Supreme_Court of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan appointed new heads (#judges) for the appellate courts and city courts in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
Correction:
The appointments didn't include #Panjshir Province.
The newly appointed 69 judges are mainly Mawlawies.
Among 33 provinces, only the Kabul have four City Courts (with four judges), as the city is divided into four zones due to high density of population.
More #appointments by the #Taliban in judicial sector, mainly in the #Supreme_Court but also in the Military Courts of #Nangarhar and #Balkh provinces.
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The Supreme Leader of the #Taliban in a decree #appointed dozens of new provincial level officials including governors, deputy governors & police chiefs, as follow:
1. Abdul Ghani as the Governor of #Badakhshan Province
2. Mohammad Ali Jan as the Governor of #Paktia Province
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3. Qari Baryal as the Governor of #Kabul Province
4. Mufti Mohammad Idris as the Deputy Governor of Kabul Province
5. Wali Jan Hamza as the Police Chief of Kabul Province
6. Nisar Ahmad as the Governor of #Kunduz Province
7. Habib-ur-Rahman Sohaib as the Deputy Governor of Kunduz
8. Azizullah as the Police Chief of Kunduz Province
9. Qari Bakhtiar as the Governor of #Baghlan Province
10. Mohammad Idris as the Deputy Governor of Baghlan
11. Safiullah Akhund as the Police Chief of Baghlan Province
12. Haji Mali Khan as the Governor of #Logar Province
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#News_coverage_Problem_in_AFG
Recently, I noted that the #incidents &developments in #Afghanistan, even in big cities, remain un-reported.
Yesterday& today, in two separate #explosions in #Mazar-e Sharif City of #Balkh Province, several civilians were wounded (&one child killed). Image
#News_Coverage_Problem_in_AFG
#Unreported_Violence_in_AFG
@ZabihGhazi wrote yesterday:
"The Taliban say the whole country is safe, but in the east there are explosions&killings.
Today a bomb exploded in Kama district, #Nangarhar&Mullah Imam was shot dead in (Qarghayee) #Laghman." ImageImageImage
In the comments on @ZabihGhazi's post we read the below unauthenticated news about other incidents:
...a young man was beheaded in Chaparhar district of Nangarhar Province...
...a head cut from the body was found in Jalalabad City and it was not clear where the body was located..
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#BREAKING
The 209th Corps of the Kabul army,Qali Jangi west of Mazar-i-Sharif has surrendered to the Taliban. Taliban are entering the city now.
The central jail of Mazar city also conquered…
Kabul regime's Army police and officale fled from Mazar city to airport
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When USA and Nato invaded Afghanistan post 9|11 they then helped form a government made up from warlords and criminals who were the ones responsible for the damage and deaths of countless of people. All that aid went to the pockets of these warlords. Image
The people had lost trust in the corrupt government. It's no secret that large number of army and police recruits were drug addicts. The army still some very patriotic soldiers however it's the leadership and warlords which is corrupt.
The best solution here for the Afghan people is if there is a peace deal between the two parties and fighting stops. But I highly doubt that TB will push for that now that they have made such gains and will have the upper hand in the negotiation table. May Allah bring peace.
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Noor: I welcome HE @MHaneefAtmar , his deputies & accompanying delegation to #Mazar.
Noor: I send my prayers to the souls of all the martyrs who sacrificed themselves to pave the way for today’s freedom.
Noor: We shouldn’t suffice ourselves to only commemorating the anniversaries of our martyrs. We should follow their ways and legacies. A country that has martyrs doesn’t have submission.
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Does this mean that Atta-Ghani agreement over #Balkh is not yet supported by fully Jamiat, especially FM Rabbani? Does it also mean that Jamiat might suffer from an internal division over the Balkh issue? #Afghanistan
Mehdi, a member of initial Jamiat negotiation team, has already said that Jamiat is not going to take responsibility for Atta-Ghani agreement
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