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4/20/2019 WaPo Gunmen storm government office in Kabul; at least 6 injured Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed a high-rise government office building in a busy section of downtown Kabul on Saturday morning, touching off an ongoing battle with security forces. Security officials said at least four attackers had entered the Ministry of Telecommunications and that some of them were still inside. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the attackers had entered by using a small shrine to climb onto a wall leading to the ministry building. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/gunmen-storm-government-office-in-kabul-at-least-6-injured/2019/04/20/6a4f0ac0-635f-11e9-9412-daf3d2e67c6d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.553222942083
4/20/2019 KP 23 Taliban militants killed in latest operations of Afghan Special Forces At least 23 Taliban militants were killed during the latest operations of the Afghan Special Forces in south-eastern Ghazni, north-western Badghis, and southern Helmand provinces. Informed military sources said Friday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Gelan district of Ghazni province killing 9 Taliban fighters, wounding 1 and detaining another militant. https://www.khaama.com/23-taliban-militants-killed-in-latest-operations-of-afghan-special-forces-03760/
4/20/2019 KP Suicide bombers attack telecommunication ministry compound in Kabul city The security officials have confirmed that a group of suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack targeting the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology in Kabul city at around noon time today. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi confirmed the incident but added that the nature of explosion has not been ascertained so far. https://www.khaama.com/explosion-and-gunfire-heard-close-to-ministry-of-telecommunications-in-kabul-city-03761/
4/20/2019 KP ISIS-K leader Abu Haidar and his 7 fighters killed during a clash with Afghan forces A leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) identified as Abu Haidar and his seven fighters were killed during a clash with the Afghan forces in Nangarhar province. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military said Friday that the clash took place in the vicinity of Deh Bala district last week. https://www.khaama.com/isis-k-leader-abu-haidar-and-his-7-fighters-killed-during-a-clash-with-afghan-forces-03762/
4/19/2019 Stripes Army reopens case of 2007 murder-suicide that was originally called 'friendly fire' One gunshot wound to the chest from friendly fire — that’s the story Spc. Kamisha Block’s family was told about her death in Iraq. Her family had no reason not believe the two soldiers who arrived at their home in Vidor, Texas in August 2007 to break the bad news to them. https://www.stripes.com/army-reopens-case-of-2007-murder-suicide-that-was-originally-called-friendly-fire-1.577635
4/19/2019 iswresearch ISIS Resurgence Update - April 2019 SIS lost its last zone of territorial control in Syria on March 23, 2019, but its resurgent campaign continues to gain momentum across Iraq and Syria. ISIS is expanding its support zones and scaling up its attack campaign in key cities including Ar-Raqqa City, Mosul, and Fallujah as well as rear areas in Northern Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan. http://iswresearch.blogspot.com/2019/04/isis-resurgence-update-april-16-2019.html
4/19/2019 IraqiNews Iraqi security kill 12 terrorists, arrest 12 others in separate raids Iraqi security authorities said Friday their forces had killed 12 terrorists and arrested the same number in two separate operations north and west of the country. The Iraqi Security Media Cell said forces killed 12 terrorists and destroyed their hideouts and combat equipment in the Islamic State’s former bastion of Hawija, Kirkuk, north of Iraq. Those, according to the media outlet, included four senior leaders. https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-security-kill-12-terrorists-arrest-12-others-in-separate-raids/
4/19/2019 KP 24 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces raids and airstrikes At least 24 Taliban militants were killed during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces and airstrikes which were conducted in various provinces of the country in the past 24 hours. According to informed military sources, one Taliban fighter was killed and three others were wounded during an operation of the Special Forces in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand. https://www.khaama.com/24-taliban-militants-killed-in-special-forces-raids-and-airstrikes-03750/
4/19/2019 KP 4 senior Taliban commanders killed during the latest clashes in Faryab province At least 18 Taliban militants including four key commanders of the group were killed or wounded during the clashes with the Afghan armed forces in northern Faryab province. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan military in a statement said at least 11 Taliban militants were killed and 7 others were wounded during the latest clashes which took place in the past 12 hours in Dawlatabad, Khwaja Sabzposh, and Qaisar districts. https://www.khaama.com/4-senior-taliban-commanders-killed-during-the-latest-clashes-in-faryab-province-03752/
4/19/2019 KP 3 Taliban blown up by own explosives inside a mosque in Takhar province At least three Taliban militants were killed in an explosion triggered by improvised explosive devices in north-eastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the three Taliban militants were busy hatching plans for a terrorist attack when the incident took place. https://www.khaama.com/3-taliban-blown-up-by-own-explosives-inside-a-mosque-in-takhar-province-03753/