Afghan War Casualty Report: Nov. 30-Dec. 6
The following stories compile all important safety incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters all through Afghanistan. It is essentially incomplete as many native officers refuse to substantiate casualty info. The toll right here doesn’t typically embody claims of insurgents killed by the federal government, due to the issue of verifying such claims. Similarly, the stories don’t embody assaults on the federal government claimed by the Taliban. Both sides routinely inflate casualties of their opponents.
The demise toll in Afghanistan dropped this week, with 50 deaths confirmed for pro-government forces and 14 for civilians. Offensive operations by Afghan safety forces elevated within the final two weeks, in response to a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, and an vital Taliban commander was killed. The Afghan authorities carried out greater than 160 airstrikes towards insurgents on this interval.
[Read the Afghan War Casualty Report for Nov. 23-29, 2018]
Dec. 6 Oruzgan Province: seven safety forces killed
One commando and two law enforcement officials had been killed in a deliberate assault by the Taliban on Chinarto District middle. After safety forces requested air assist, an American airstrike mistakenly focused Afghan forces. The strike killed two law enforcement officials and two commandos and wounded two law enforcement officials and one commando.
Dec. 5 Herat Province: 4 native police killed
A gaggle of 200 Taliban militants attacked a safety outpost in Pashtun Zarghoon District. There had been 15 native law enforcement officials within the outpost: 4 had been killed, seven of them had been taken prisoner and 4 others are lacking. Security forces requested assist, however reinforcements by no means arrived. Insurgents seized all the weapons and tools and destroyed the outpost.
Dec. four Helmand Province: one soldier killed
One soldier was killed and two law enforcement officials had been wounded throughout a army operation in Babaje space of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.
Dec. four Kunar Province: one civilian killed
One civilian was killed when a mortar, stated to have been fired from Pakistan aspect of the border, hit a home in Barolo village of Marawara District.
Dec. four Herat Province: three law enforcement officials killed
The Taliban attacked a safety outpost in Shindand District, killing three law enforcement officials. The Taliban managed to flee after the assault.
Dec. four Nangarhar Province: one civilian killed
The proprietor of a non-public TV station was kidnapped and his driver was killed by unknown gunmen in Jalalabad City, the provincial capital. An investigation into the incident is underway.
Dec. four Kandahar Province: two safety forces killed
Two members of a pro-government militia had been assassinated in Kandahar City by two unknown gunmen driving on a bike. The assailants managed to flee from the world.
Dec. four Sar-i-Pul Province: six safety forces killed
Six safety forces — together with Lt. Abdul Malik Nizami, the district police chief, two law enforcement officials and three troopers — had been killed within the clashes with the Taliban in Sayad District. Thirteen Taliban fighters had been additionally killed and 10 others had been wounded. Two outposts of native police had been captured by the Taliban, however had been later recaptured by Afghan forces.
Dec. three Kandahar Province: one police officer killed
A police officer was shot and wounded by the Taliban in Kandahar City. The officer died of his wounds within the hospital subsequent day.
Dec. 2 Faryab province: two law enforcement officials killed
The Taliban attacked safety outposts in Andkhoy District, killing two law enforcement officials and wounding two others. The insurgents captured an outpost and a village within the space.
Dec. 2 Paktia Province: 12 civilians killed
Twelve civilians had been killed throughout a army operation in Zurman District performed by the Khost Protection Force, a U.S.-backed paramilitary unit that’s supported by American air energy. The operation passed off within the Badruddin Bazaar space, the place some retailers had been additionally destroyed throughout the operation. The our bodies of the civilians killed throughout the operation had been introduced by kinfolk to Gardez, the provincial capital, the place protesters demanded justice.
Dec. 2 Faryab Province: six safety forces killed
Five pro-government militia members and a neighborhood police officer had been killed in clashes with the Taliban that started Saturday night time and continued into Sunday. The Taliban captured 4 safety outposts within the space.
Dec. 1 Helmand Province: Taliban shadow governor killed in U.S. airstrike
The Taliban’s most senior commander in southern Afghanistan was killed in an American airstrike, the rebel group and Afghan and American officers stated on Sunday.
The commander, Mullah Abdul Manan, had orchestrated the insurgents’ marketing campaign to take over a lot of Helmand Province. He was additionally believed to be a key determine in growing the Taliban’s particular forces, the Red Unit, which have carried out lethal assaults throughout the nation.
[U.S. Airstrike Kills Senior Taliban Commander in Afghanistan]
Dec. 1 Ghazni Province: three troopers and three law enforcement officials killed
The Taliban attacked a provide convoy on Saturday, killing three troopers and three law enforcement officials. Seven others had been additionally wounded within the assault. Two gas tankers had been destroyed by insurgents.
Security forces carried out operations towards the Taliban in Nawa and Deh Yak districts, claiming they killed 31 fighters, together with an rebel commander. They additionally seized tools and weapons.
Dec. 1 Balkh Province: six pro-government militia members killed
Six members of a pro-government militia, together with the militia commander, had been killed in a Taliban ambush in Koshende District.
Dec. 1 Takhar Province: 4 pro-government militia members killed
Four militia members had been killed after the unit was ambushed by the Taliban within the Hazaraha village of Yangi Qala District.
Dec. 1 Balkh Province: two law enforcement officials killed
The Taliban attacked a safety outpost in Chemtal District. Two native law enforcement officials, together with a commander, had been killed and three others had been wounded within the clashes.