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United States condemns recent Taliban attacks

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Washington DC: The Taliban today, 18 September 2019, claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack carried out by a suicide bomber in Kabul that killed more than 22 Afghans. 

Taliban also has claimed responsibility for a blast in the Parwan province capital of Charikar that killed more than two dozen people at a campaign rally of President Ashraf Ghani. 

For days, Afghanistan has gone through blackouts and other challenges as a result of Taliban attacks against transmission lines carrying electricity to hospitals, schools, and homes in many parts of the country.

The US in a statement today has condemned these attacks and said through these acts violence the Taliban has demonstrated blatant disregard for the people and institutions of Afghanistan.  For Afghans to truly reconcile, the Taliban must begin to demonstrate a genuine commitment to peace rather than continue the violence and destruction that causes such inordinate harm to the Afghan people and the future of their country, the US has said.

Six Western powers condemn attacks on Libya’s energy infrastructure

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libya-energy-infrastructureWashington: Condemning this weekend’s attacks on Zueitina, Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, and Brega oil terminals in Libya, the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States have asked all parties to undertake an immediate ceasefire and to refrain from any further hostilities.

The western powers, along with the US, have called on all forces to avoid any action that could damage Libya’s energy infrastructure or further disrupt its exports. Libya’s oil belongs to the Libyan people, they have underscored adding the Presidency Council (PC) is the sole steward of these resources. The PC and other Government of National Accord (GNA) institutions have an obligation to ensure oil revenues are used to provide essential services for the Libyan people. Oil infrastructure, production, and export must remain under the exclusive control of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) acting under the GNA’s authority. We call for all military forces that have moved into the oil crescent to withdraw immediately, without preconditions.

The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States have reaffirmed their full support for the GNA as Libya’s sole executive authority. They have further asked the Libyan forces to unite in fighting Da’esh and other UN-designated terrorist groups.

In an official statement, the US Department of State has said that violence against fellow Libyans undermines Libya’s stability and encourages division. Political agreements, not conflicts, must determine Libya’s future. Creating a unified, capable national security force under GNA authority is Libya’s best hope for protecting its resources for the benefit of all its people. We urge peaceful cooperation among Libya’s armed forces and immediate efforts to unify into one professional military force. All Libyan forces have a responsibility to serve the entire nation, and to act on behalf of all Libyans. We welcome efforts by partners to encourage all forces to avoid further clashes.

The US spokesperson has also reiterated the intent to enforce UNSCR 2259, including measures concerning illicit oil exports, activities that could damage the integrity and unity of Libyan State financial institutions and the NOC, and individuals and entities engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the unity, peace, stability or security of Libya.

Uttarakhand : Four youths arrested for plotting attacks during Ardh Kumbh

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Uttarakhand mapNew Delhi : Four youths have been booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on grounds of allegedly planning attacks during the Ardh Kumbh Mela festival. Special Cell of Delhi police arrested four college students from Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district for their alleged plans to carry out attacks during the famous Ardh Kumbh mela. The accused were suspected of planning to target heavily-occupied passenger trains bringing pilgrims to the four-month long festival which commenced since the beginning of this month.

The accused have been identified as Akhlaq-ur-Rehman, Mohammed Osama, Mohammed Azim Shah and Mohamad Mehraj. According to police while Akhlaq is a resident of Bhagwanpur Chandanpur village, Azim and Mehraj belong to Landhura. Osama is a native of Jarosa of Haridwar district. All the accused are between 18-22 years of age. Arvind Deep, Special Commissioner, Special cell revealed — We have arrested the accused on January 19. It is too early to comment about which organisation they are from. However what we can say at this point is that Central Intelligence Agencies had received credible input about the possible attacks.

The Comissioner also stated — The four suspects were tracked down with inputs from a central intelligence agency. They had planned to carry out terror attacks at the Ardh Kumbh mela, trains heading towards Haridwar passing through Roorkie and some strategic locations in Delhi.

However, the authorities refrained from revealing name of any possible terror outfit to which the youth belonged or the recoveries made by its team during the arrest. ‘The national capital faces threat until the entire module is busted,’ said the Commissioner.

Multiple explosions in central Jakarta, Indonesia near UN agency office

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Indonesia attacksJakarta : A series of blasts and explosions took place in Jakarta resulting in panic and intense disruption of lives and security of people in the Indonesian city. At least six blasts went off in the city center of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta in an apparent terrorist attack involving suicide bombers. People who stood witness to this deadly attack described that the explosion resulted in immediate casualties, and chaotic scenes erupted as people began to run helter-skelter to save their lives from the attack as gun shot were heard in the vicinity since exchanges of gunfire shot off between the militants and police.

At least six people have so far been confirmed killed in the attack. The official Twitter account of the Jakarta police said that the explosions went off in front of a shopping center known as Sarinah mall. Police informed that attackers arrived on motorcycles and threw grenades. the situation is chaotic as series of explosions and a possible scenario of terrorists wandering on the streets with loaded guns is not being ruled out.

Multiple explosions, and gunfire in central Jakarta has rocked Indonesia as explosions went of near café and in the area of UN agency office. There were apparently 10 to 14 attackers involved in the Jakarta blasts, as reported by local media. Eyewitnesses have reported an exchange of gunfire following the explosions, while at least three bodies were seen lying on the ground. A police officer is among the four dead, as revealed by local authorities. It is being interpreted that at least one suicide bomber set off the explosions, but confirmed reports are trickling down constantly with police on a high alert. Police is still chasing down the roaming attackers and citizens are under a terror grip as an active shooter is reported to be on scene on the loose.