Taliban intensifies hostilities near Afghan-Tajik border


Taliban militants attacked roadblocks in the Yangi-Kala county in the Afghan border province of Tahar. These facilities are under the control of forces loyal to official Kabul.


Such a message was made by a spokesman for the governor of the province, Muhammad Jawad Hijri.

He said that during the attack, seven Khezishi Mardumi self-defense fighters were killed. Two more were injured. Extremists also have losses, but the number of beaten and wounded militants is not yet known exactly.

The fighting lasted several hours. The militias held their positions until reinforcements from the security forces approached them. Only then the militants retreated.

And this morning there was a terrorist attack in Ghazni, the administrative center of the province of the same name in central Afghanistan. A radical suicide bomber on a Humvee armored car stuffed with explosives self-blew up near the location of government forces. This diversion resulted in the death of eight people. According to some reports, the militants previously captured this armored car, firing at a convoy of American and Afghan military.

In recent years, the situation at the southern borders of the CIS continues to be tense and explosive. This direction remains one of those that requires increased attention from the CSTO.

For reference: the Taliban movement is a terrorist group banned in Russia.
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  1. Pvi1206 18 May 2020 17: 26 New
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    the Taliban ... who finances them? ... for sure it is known who needs ...
    People say: the lords are fighting - at the lackeys forelocks are cracking ...
    young people were deprived of their livelihood, so they go to die for the interests of others ...
    1. LiSiCyn 18 May 2020 17: 35 New
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      Quote: Pvi1206
      Taliban ... who finances them ?.

      China. And Pakistan. And Iran, perhaps ...
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      youth depleted funds

      They were deprived of their childhood, and their country. There are not many options, or plant a poppy, or Kalash in your hands.
      1. Sky strike fighter 18 May 2020 17: 46 New
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        Quote: LiSiCyn
        Quote: Pvi1206
        Taliban ... who finances them ?.

        China. And Pakistan. And Iran, perhaps ...
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        youth depleted funds

        They were deprived of their childhood, and their country. There are not many options, or plant a poppy, or Kalash in your hands.

        Well, if you can’t eliminate the danger (in the person of the Taliban), then if you don’t lead, then direct it in the right direction. Pakistan has dealt with this before. I don’t know how now. Iran is unlikely. China can only be through Pakistan. The Central Asian republics will ask for help and someone will begin to help them, as is the case with the coronavirus in Europe. And this is an increase in influence in the region with an eye to the future.
        1. LiSiCyn 18 May 2020 18: 13 New
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          Pakistan has dealt with this before. I don’t know how it is now.

          And now he is coping (has an effect).
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          China can only be if through Pakistan

          Of course not directly, although there is a common border, so ....
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          Iran is unlikely.

          Is it strange really? On the side of Assad, Afghans are fighting as part of Iranian "proxies." And they fight well. What do you think are related to the Taliban?
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          Central Asian republics will ask for help and someone will start to help them


          This is the Snake Triangle. A place where 3 Central Asian Republics border Afghanistan. And where are the "blacks" (igilas) active? These ones will be more dangerous. And the Taliban at this stage refused to expand. They have already lost power in their country, now they have a second chance.
          1. bouncyhunter 18 May 2020 18: 31 New
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            Stas, be healthy! soldier drinks
            You coolly painted everything line by line. Do not forget that this is the east! yes
            1. LiSiCyn 18 May 2020 18: 43 New
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              Pasha, hello! drinks
              I could not force myself to write comments. And then it burst. laughing
              How is your situation there? The parade didn’t “come around”?
              1. bouncyhunter 18 May 2020 18: 48 New
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                How is your situation there? The parade didn’t “come around”?

                No, friend, everything is normal. good
                Stas, when I said about the East: I mean that we should not try to remake it under the West. yes wink
          2. Sky strike fighter 18 May 2020 18: 42 New
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            Is it strange really? On the side of Assad, Afghans are fighting as part of Iranian "proxies." And they fight well. What do you think are related to the Taliban?

            Afghan Shiites are fighting for Iran in Syria, and the Taliban are Pashtuns and even Sunnis. So hardly.
            And the Taliban at this stage refused to expand. They have already lost power in their country, now they have a second chance.

            They will take power in the country and begin expansion again or will fight with ISIS for power in Afghanistan.
            1. LiSiCyn 18 May 2020 19: 02 New
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              Afghan Shiites are fighting for Iran in Syria, and the Taliban are Pashtuns and even Sunnis. So hardly.


              Greens are the Taliban. As you can see, the sphere of influence reaches the borders of Iran, in the provinces inhabited by Shiites. I'm not talking about direct support, but indirectly ... "The enemy of my enemy, my friend" ...
              So is China. Nobody will be smeared with the Taliban while they are considered a ter-organization. But everything flows, everything changes. China, for its Great Silk Road program, needs stability, and only the Taliban can give it. In addition, China has mineral views of Afghanistan. So, the alliance of Sunnis with Shiites is more than real. Again, the blacks are Sunnis. But the Taliban, they are being cut.
            2. seregatara1969 18 May 2020 21: 59 New
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              the Taliban is a movement for the liberation of Afghanistan. It operates inside Afghanistan. while inside. but have not yet left
              1. Skai 19 May 2020 22: 38 New
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                The Taliban is strongly associated with Al Qaeda - and these have one ideology - a holy war with everyone around them and the world caliphate. is it just that they climbed into Uzbekistan in 2001 and now everything is torn to Tajikistan?
        2. Nyrobsky 18 May 2020 20: 36 New
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          Well, if you can’t eliminate the danger (in the person of the Taliban), then if you don’t lead, then direct it in the right direction.

          In principle, the mattresses sufficiently gave legitimacy to this movement by making the Taliban a negotiating party and signing an agreement with them to withdraw their contingent, so given that these "bearded scouts" are geographically closer to us than to the United States, we probably would it is expedient to transfer them from the category of a terrorist organization to the category of conditionally dangerous and gradually build contacts. In principle, the mattresses showed the same thing, refusing to recognize Nusra as a terrorist organization because it does not threaten the United States and is fighting against the SAA and Assad.
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          Pakistan has dealt with this before. I don’t know how it is now. Iran is unlikely.
          Pakistan is in contact with them now. As for Iran, Suleymani, before the mattresses eliminated it, built bridges with the Taliban, who now also participate in b / operations in Syria. In the process, the Iranians are in very close contact with them. very soon, after the assassination of Suleimani, a mattress communications aircraft was destroyed in Afghanistan, on board of which was the main "entertainer" who planned and oversaw the operation to eliminate Suleimani. I do not think this is a coincidence.
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          The Central Asian republics will ask for help and someone will begin to help them, as is the case with the coronavirus in Europe.

          So, the Taliban leader would say that they have no interests beyond the northern borders of Afghanistan, but given the fact that Igilov’s barmales hang out there, it’s possible that there will be some kind of b / d along the border. They will destroy the igilovites, or oust them to adjacent territories, since they consider them to be the same occupiers as the mattresses.
      2. knn54 18 May 2020 18: 05 New
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        The main sources of income (other than drugs) are the smuggling of consumer goods, illegal mining and very “non-progressive” taxation of the population.
        MAJOR sponsors-UAE, KSA.
        PRC and RI supported Mujahideen / Dushmans.
        Iran supports the Shiite Union of Eight. China - Northern Alliance.
        When they entered the Mujahideen movement, and today they are opponents of the Taliban, ISIS and al-Qaeda.
      3. Skai 19 May 2020 22: 35 New
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        They wrote to all of their straight childhood - as if they could do something else. walked their entire history with berdanks and hoes.
    2. Civil 18 May 2020 17: 36 New
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      The USSR had everything, until the population betrayed the army. But the United States does not succeed in this reason for gloating and maliciousness.
      1. Sky strike fighter 18 May 2020 17: 40 New
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        The USSR had everything, until the population betrayed the army. But the United States does not succeed in this reason for gloating and maliciousness.

        The US is confidently following the road of the USSR. Soon, all troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
        1. Glory1974 19 May 2020 09: 22 New
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          The US is confidently following the road of the USSR. Soon, all troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.

          No. They go the way of England, it was they who led the troops out of their slumber.
          The USSR left behind the state and the army, which lasted after our departure for 3 years and fell only after the betrayal of Yeltsin.
          And the United States has now signed an agreement with its opponents. It is as if the USSR signed an agreement with the Dushmans.
  2. fn34440 18 May 2020 17: 32 New
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    Who is financing them? The one who financed them in the war against the USSR.
    On February 29, the United States and the Taliban made peace at a ceremony in Doha, Qatar. The agreement was signed by US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban deputy leader, head of the Qatari political office of the movement, Mullah Abdullah Gani Baradar.
    That pokes with bayonets and dough in the back of the Taliban. Think about who.
    1. Kuzmitsky 18 May 2020 19: 50 New
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      The Taliban are funded, possibly to a large extent by themselves, through the sale of drugs. But squeeze them especially. not in a hurry, after all, some kind of, but a counterbalance to the IS in Afghanistan. It seems that they have not yet found a common language with these barmaleas.
  3. Vitaly Tsymbal 18 May 2020 18: 32 New
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    The skirmishes between the Taliban and "self-defense" ... it is precisely the word "self-defense" in this case that can be the key. In Afghanistan, each village has its own "self-defense." I think this is a local showdown and there is no big politics in this. Afghanistan is not a territory of eternal war, but a territory of eternal tribal showdowns, where the main thing is not money ... It has always been so on this territory - before our era and into ours. Afghan is like our Dagestan. There are many small nations, but in Dagestan a culture of mutual respect was brought to Dagestan after the Caucasian War of 1817 - 1864 (almost 50 years). When the peoples of Dagestan were tired of killing strangers, and their own there came an understanding of mutual respect, and not the survival instinct in the feudal-tribal system, as soon as Russia and the USSR blocked the "air" of Turks, Persians, Arabs and British in Dagestan. It’s not “funny” to say, but Afghanistan needs a tsar or Stalin (as a strong tyrannical leader, and not as a communist).
  4. nobody111body 18 May 2020 20: 43 New
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    and where is the map of mexico texas and california? there is peace and quiet; and the planes of the Israeli gangster air force also do not need to be shot down; and missiles in Cuba, too, do not need to be placed - you need to sit in your mink and wave your legs maybe will help
  5. TermNachTer 18 May 2020 21: 26 New
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    Between 1980 and 89, the northern provinces were considered relatively “calm”. And the mattress covers "burns" everywhere.