PNP on full alert amid fears that Taliban’s control of Afghanistan could motivate local rebel groups to intensify attacks in Mindanao

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Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Wednesday that police forces are continuously monitoring Mindanao citing fears that the Taliban’s capture of Afghanistan may inspire local rebel groups to intensify their attacks. “Sa ngayon, maayos at kontrolado natin ang sitwasyon doon,” said Eleazar adding that the PNP are also working with the military.… Continue reading PNP on full alert amid fears that Taliban’s control of Afghanistan could motivate local rebel groups to intensify attacks in Mindanao

Several killed in flag-waving protests against Taliban in Afghanistan

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Flag-waving protesters took to the streets of several Afghan cities on Thursday as popular opposition to the Taliban spread, and a witness said several people were killed when the militants fired on a crowd. “Our flag, our identity,” a crowd of men and some women waving black, red and green national flags shouted in the… Continue reading Several killed in flag-waving protests against Taliban in Afghanistan

Taliban risk military strikes if they host terrorists again, NATO warns

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The Taliban must not let Afghanistan become a breeding ground for terrorism again, NATO said on Tuesday, warning that the alliance after its withdrawal still has the military power to strike any terrorist group from a distance. “Those now taking power have the responsibility to ensure that international terrorists do not regain a foothold,” NATO… Continue reading Taliban risk military strikes if they host terrorists again, NATO warns

Malacañang urges Filipinos in Afghanistan to seek repatriation amid Taliban takeover

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Following the Taliban’s startling takeover of Afghanistan, Malacañang on Monday encouraged Filipinos in the said country to prepare for repatriation. To facilitate their repatriation, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque advised Filipinos to liaise with the Philippine embassy in Pakistan, which has jurisdiction over Afghanistan. “Nanawagan tayo sa mga Pilipino. Nag-alert level 4 na po tayo. Gumagawa… Continue reading Malacañang urges Filipinos in Afghanistan to seek repatriation amid Taliban takeover

Deadly bomb, gun attack rocks Afghan capital

Four people were killed and 20 wounded in a coordinated bomb and gun attack targeting the Afghan defence minister and several lawmakers in the country’s capital Tuesday, not far from the heavily fortified Green Zone. The wave of blasts, which Washington said bore the “hallmarks” of the Taliban, came as the Afghan army urged residents… Continue reading Deadly bomb, gun attack rocks Afghan capital

Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan

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Five rockets were fired on Saturday at a major US facility in Afghanistan, but no one was hurt, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and provincial officials. According to Wahida Shahkar, a spokeswoman for the governor of northern Parwan province, the rockets hit Bagram Airfield. She added that 12 rockets were placed in a vehicle, five of… Continue reading Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan