30 May '13, 7pm

'Arab, Pakistani, Chechen, and Uzbek fighters' spotted in Logar

According to a report yesterday in Pajhwok Afghan News , "hundreds of foreign militants," including "Arab, Pakistani, Chechen, and Uzbek fighters," have entered four districts in the eastern Afghan province of Logar: Hundreds of foreign militants have sneaked into central Logar province, a gateway to Kabul, officials and residents alleged on Wednesday. Up to 600 Arab, Pakistani, Chechen and Uzbek fighters have infiltrated into Azra, Baraki Barak, Charkh and Kharwar districts, the deputy police chief acknowledged. But Col. Khan Sadiq told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces, including the Afghan Local Police (ALP), were capable of dealing with the insurgent threat. Barak-i-Barak district chief, Eng. Mohammad Rahim, said about 150 foreign rebels had entered the town. Their sole objective was harassing the people and impeding development projects, he added. His counterpart fr...

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longwarjournal.org 30 May '13, 5pm

Hakeemullah and Waliur Rehman Mehsud, before the Pakistani Army launched the South Waziristan offensive. The Movement of t...