Google locks Afghan government accounts as Taliban seek emails – source

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Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners. In the weeks since the Taliban’s swift takeover of Afghanistan from a US-backed government, reports have highlighted how… Continue reading Google locks Afghan government accounts as Taliban seek emails – source

US drone strike destroys Islamic State car bomb in Kabul – officials

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American forces launched a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday, August 29, that killed a suicide car bomber suspected of preparing to attack the airport, US officials said, as the United States nears the end of its military presence in the Afghan capital. The strike, first reported by Reuters, was the second carried out by… Continue reading US drone strike destroys Islamic State car bomb in Kabul – officials

US launches drone strike on Islamic State after Afghan airport blast

Western forces running the Afghan airlift braced on Saturday, August 28, for more attacks after the United States launched a drone strike, apparently killing an Islamic State “planner,” two days after the group claimed a deadly bombing outside Kabul airport. Among the 92 killed in Thursday’s suicide blast, claimed by Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate, were… Continue reading US launches drone strike on Islamic State after Afghan airport blast

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport

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Islamic State suicide bombers attacked crowds of people gathered Thursday outside Kabul airport hoping to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, killing dozens including 13 US troops, as President Joe Biden vowed to hunt down those responsible. The Taliban said the two blasts killed between 13 and 20 people. A health official in the previous government said the… Continue reading Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport

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

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