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Pak Taliban and Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) Wage War Against Chinese Development

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Q BOMB 206016Bodies are seen at the site of a suicide attack in Quetta, Pakistan, on February 6, 2016. At least nince people were killed and several others wounded in the suicide attack near the premises of the heavily guarded Quetta district courts on Saturday.

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At least nine people were killed and 35 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a military convoy in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta on Saturday, police and hospital officials said.

QUETTA, Pakistan: At least nine people were killed and 35 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a military convoy in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta on Saturday, police and hospital officials said.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Muhammad Khurasani told Reuters that the group, also known as the TTP, was responsible for the attack in the capital of the province of Baluchistan.

chin pak ec corridorThe bombing was the latest in a region which is home to the planned route of a US$46 billion China-Pakistan economic corridor.

“The suicide bomber was riding a bicycle close to a Frontier Corps vehicle,” said senior police official Imtiaz Shah, referring to the branch of Pakistan’s paramilitary forces targeted in the attack.

At least three Frontier Corps personnel were killed and 15 were injured in the attack that occurred in the city centre in the late afternoon, Frontier Corps spokesman Khan Wasey said.

A 12-year-old girl was also among the dead, said Ajab Khan, a doctor at the city’s Civil Hospital, where the casualties were taken.

Rich in resources, Baluchistan is at the heart of the multi-billion-dollar energy and infrastructure projects which China and Pakistan are planning along a corridor stretching from the Arabian Sea to China’s Xinjiang region.

The province, the poorest and least developed in Pakistan, has seen nearly a decade of separatist violence against the government and non-Baluch ethnic groups.

Baluch activists and human rights groups claim the military has carried out a campaign of kidnapping, torture and extrajudicial killing of suspected separatists, and a security crackdown has severely limited freedom of movement.

In January, five Pakistani soldiers and two coast guard members were killed in separate attacks in the province, and a suicide bomber killed at least 15 people outside a polio eradication centre in Quetta.

(Reporting by Gul Yousufzai; Additional reporting by Asad Hashim in Islamabad and Saud Mehsud in Dera Ismail Khan; Writing by Krista Mahr; Editing by Andrew Bolton)

Pak Army Serving-Up Balochistan For China

[SEE:  Balochistan, Like Kurdestan, Another “Erased” Nation]

Mega-port will bring five-star hotels and Chinese access to Arabian Sea, as residents in conflict-torn province contend with lack of water and food

gwadar portA Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard near the Beijing-funded Gwadar ‘mega-port’. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Jon Boone and Kiyya Baloch in Gwadar

 

Gwadar is poor. When a house was recently burgled in the fishing settlement on Pakistan’s desert coast, the only items stolen were cans of fresh water – a staple that has soared in value since reservoirs dried up. It lies in Balochistan, a province in the grip of a long-running separatist insurgency and Pakistan’s most neglected.

Yet local officials dream of a future where Gwadar becomes a second Shenzhen, the Chinese trade hub bordering Hong Kong. Visitors are told that with Chinese investment the small settlement will become a major node of world commerce boasting car factories, Pakistan’s biggest airport and a string of five-star resort hotels along Gwadar’s sparkling seafront.

But residents are aghast, and not just because the fishing community, long settled on the neck of the peninsula, will be moved to new harbours up to 40km away.

“This is all being done for China, not the people,” said Elahi Bakhsh, a fisherman bewildered by the plans to turn Gwadar into China’s deepwater access point to the Arabian Sea.

Like others he complains of chronic underdevelopment in a district judged food insecure by the UN in 2009 and a town with only rudimentary health and education services. Bakhsh had not had enough water to wash his clothes in weeks. He and five of his colleagues turned down an offer of tea – the mandatory accompaniment to any meeting in Pakistan – in favour of bottles of mineral water.
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“The whole area has been captured by the government with local people pushed aside,” he said.

If all goes to plan, the existing 80,000 population will be joined by another 2 million people over the next 20 years, including 20,000 Chinese residents, according to an official at the Gwadar Development Authority.

It was Dubai, not Shenzhen, that was being touted as the model for Gwadar’s future 10 years ago. But that initiative only succeeded in ruining countless property speculators. Officials say things are different this time because of the China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC), a project announced last year with pledges from Beijing of $46bn (£32bn) in investment loans.
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It will help pay for the expansion of Gwadar’s currently unused deepwater port and the construction of a road network the exact route of which is subject to hot inter-provincial controversy that will connect the port to the Chinese border 1,800km to the north amid Himalayan peaks.

Pakistan hopes the corridor will turn the country into a critical land route for the world’s second-biggest economy. In theory exporters in Xinjiang will have a much shorter journey to the Arabian Sea and international markets than via China’s eastern ports.

In practice sceptics wonder whether trucking goods over one of the world’s highest mountain ranges will ever be cheaper than existing sea routes. They suspect China is more interested in Gwadar as a potential naval base near the oil supplies of the Gulf.

Ensuring security on long stretches of road in a province wracked by a persistent, low-level insurgency is the biggest challenge to CPEC. Fear of being outnumbered by outsiders from the rest of Pakistan is fuelling a violent rebellion in Balochistan.

chin pak ec corridorThe Pakistan-China economic corridor is a particular target because separatists see it as a demographic threat to the native Baloch, who are thought to make up just over half of the 8 million people living in the province.

“The corridor passes through what is currently the heart of the insurgency,” says Kaiser Bengali, an economic adviser to Balochistan’s chief minister. He said the notion that the two special brigades formed by the army will be enough to protect road traffic was “laughable”.

“If every convoy of trucks has to be accompanied by half a dozen tanks, armoured carriers and helicopters the cost is going to be exorbitant,” he said.

All five rebellions that have hit the province since 1947 were underpinned by Baloch claims that Islamabad exploits the province’s extensive gas and mineral riches for the benefit of the country’s ruling establishment in Punjab.

Pakistan says arch-enemy India also stirs up trouble. “Foreign adversaries have been more than eager to exploit any opportunity to destabilise Pakistan by harbouring, training and funding dissidents and militants”, said army chief General Raheel Sharif, who joined the prime minister in Balochistan on Wednesday for the inauguration of a section of CPEC highway.

The current rebellion was triggered by the rape of a female doctor by a military officer in 2005. The year before a car bomb killed three Chinese engineers in Gwadar.
Pakistan naval guards stand near the wreckage of the 2004 car bomb that killed three Chinese engineers in Gwadar

Pakistan naval guards stand near the wreckage of the 2004 car bomb that killed three Chinese engineers in Gwadar
Pakistan naval guards stand near the wreckage of the 2004 car bomb that killed three Chinese engineers in Gwadar. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese visitors say they remain worried about security despite the elaborate efforts to keep them safe. Investors and officials from Beijing only move about Gwadar accompanied by military vehicles and only after all the roads have been cleared of traffic. The road is picketed with policemen at 50-metre intervals.
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“For the locals it’s like being a prisoner in your own town,” said Shamshad Ahmed a retired army officer who has been coming to the town for years as part of his work at the Pearl Continental, Gwadar’s only five-star hotel that recently reopened after being mothballed for years. “Of course they are not happy about their freedom being taken away,” he said.

The sense of containment will only increase with plans to build a security fence that will completely surround the town as the port is developed. “Everyone coming in will have to show a residency pass so we can keep a record of who lives in Gwadar,” police inspector Chakar Khan explained.

Officials in Gwadar say the main town is safe, even if trouble remains in outlying areas. On 9 January two Pakistan coast guard officials were killed and three injured by a roadside bomb in the district.

Strenuous efforts have been made to secure the thinly populated but vast province, roughly the size of Germany. The military campaign to weaken a scrappy and deeply divided insurgency has had some success and in 2015 separatist violence fell 36% to 194 attacks, according to a tally of press reports by the Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies.

But critics say the army has disastrously mishandled the situation with improved security won at the cost of deepening alienation among the Baloch. Former moderates have been driven into the hands of increasingly intransigent separatists, detractors say.

Road users complain of routine humiliations at checkpoints where busloads of passengers can be detained for hours.

It is the issue of “missing persons” that has caused most anger. Intelligence agents, often accompanied by the paramilitary Frontier Corps, are accused of snatching suspected militants who “disappear” into secret detention sites. Many turn up dead in deserted areas, their dumped bodies often showing signs of torture.

gwadar port aerialAn aerial view of Gwadar port in 2014. Photograph: Alamy

Last year the provincial government revealed the bodies of 800 people linked to the insurgency were recovered between 2011 and 2014. It also estimated 950 people are still missing, although some claims go as high as 14,000 according to a 2013 report by a UN fact-finding team.

Where previous rebellions were led by tribal chieftains in northern Balochistan, who were amenable to cutting deals with the state, the current uprising is dominated by the non-tribal middle-class in Makran, the belt stretching some 200km inland from Gwadar.

And unlike in the past, rebels have targeted non-Baloch civilians. Human rights groups say more than 1,000 such “settlers” have been killed since 2006, including a teacher at a school where pupils were forced to sing the Pakistani national anthem.

Civilians from Makran complain of being caught between the insurgents and the Frontier Corps, who are fighting where the infrastructure for the China-Pakistan corridor is to be built.

“Fighting erupted when work started on the road and we had to flee our homes,” said Shahab Baloch, a shopkeeper from Hoshab who like many others was forced to find safety in a larger town. “People are living in miserable conditions but are too afraid to go back.”

In a sign of the rebels’ enduring local influence just 4% of voters turned out for a provincial assembly by-election in Makran on 31 December after insurgents warned people to stay away from the polls. A brother of one candidate was kidnapped while another had his house burned down.

Those who remain engaged in electoral politics have hardened their positions. Akthar Mengal, leader of the Balochistan National party (BNP) and a former chief minister of the province, said Pakistan’s leaders “look at us worse than slaves”.

“In their mind we are not a province of this country, we are a colony,” he said. “In the name of development they want to turn us into a minority in our own land.”

Efforts by the provincial government to negotiate a political solution with separatist leaders, some of whom are living in self-exile in Europe, are under way. But civilian politicians say they are powerless to restrain the military’s counter-insurgency operations.

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Moderate Baloch leaders meanwhile say any deal with the insurgents must include constitutional protections for indigenous people, particularly in Gwadar where many residents feel more attachment to Oman, which owned the peninsula until 1958. Aziz Baloch, a BNP party official in Gwadar, said a system of work and residency permits should be established so outsiders would be barred from voting in elections.

Some hope the jobs and economic activity created by CPEC will weaken support for the separatists. Many locals are sceptical however, pointing out that people from Balochistan, with its tiny share of the national population, are entitled to only 6% of government jobs and are rarely qualified for the best ones.

A newspaper advert for jobs last March in Gwadar’s fisheries department offered senior, technical positions to Pakistanis from Punjab and only menial roles such as cleaners and guards to locals.

“The suspicion is that all the Baloch will get from CPEC is the right to repair punctures on Chinese tires,” said Bengali, the economic adviser.

Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, struck a conciliatory tone in December at a ceremony to inaugurate a section of CPEC. He said Balochistan must have “the first right over all resources which have been explored in the province”.

But he also announced an upgrade for an existing highway running along the sparsely populated desert coast.

It would allow Chinese trucks to head east towards Karachi before going northwards on secure roads in other provinces, bypassing much of troublesome Balochistan entirely.

WASHINGTON TIMES Revises Vicious Anti-Russian Attack Piece Since This Morning

[Early this morning, Wash. Times published the following piece of crap….
THIS…Putin’s forces refuse to attack Islamic State in Syria
BECAME THIS…U.S. finds Russia focusing fight on Syrian rebels, not Islamic State
BOTH VERSIONS USED THE SAME URL

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/3/putins-forces-refuse-attack-islamic-state-syria/

Journalistic integrity should have demanded that the first piece of yellow journalism be RETRACTED…before twisting the original into a salute to Russia’s efforts to eliminate ISIS.  The original can be seen in cached form HERE.]

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U.S. finds Russia focusing fight on Syrian rebels, not Islamic State

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– The Washington Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Chuvashia regional leader Mikhail Ignatyev in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Chuvashia regional leader Mikhail Ignatyev in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian forces are not attacking the Islamic State in Syria unless its terrorist army is battling troops of President Bashar Assad, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

The assessment from Operation Inherent Resolve directly contradicts claims by the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which has repeatedly claimed its warplanes are unleashing strikes on the Islamic State, including its headquarters in Raqqa in central Syria, along with strikes on anti-Assad rebel groups backed by the West.

Army Col. Seven Warren, the top U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said 90 percent of Russian airstrikes are directed at rebel groups opposed to Mr. Assad, a longtime Russian ally. The Assad regime has been charged with indiscriminately killing civilians with chemical weapons and, more recently, with unguided “barrel bombs.”

Col. Warren said the few strikes against the Islamic State, also known as ISIL and ISIS, occur when Russia needs to protect Mr. Assad.

Under criticism for its selective targeting practices, the Russians a month ago released a video of what it said was an airstrike on an Islamic State oil truck. But Col. Warren said there have been few if any such sorties since then.

“Ten percent, I think at the most, would be against ISIL targets,” he said.

Moscow claims otherwise and insists it is fighting the world’s most violent Islamic terrorist group, which is the main target of the U.S.-led coalition also fighting the Islamic State in Syria and neighboring Iraq.

On Jan. 19, Russia’s Tass news agency said Russian aircraft made 157 sorties in the previous four days against 579 terrorist targets, including Islamic State strongholds.

“Over 60 Islamic State gunmen killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province,” was the Tass headline.

The U.S.-led coalition has been bombing Islamic State fighters in Syria since August 2014, averaging about six strikes a day.

Many of the Islamic States’s day-to-day functions in Raqqa remain untouched because U.S. rules of engagement limit strikes that would create civilian hardships.

Separately, the Russian Defense Ministry revealed Wednesday that a Russian military adviser has been killed by mortar fire in Syria, the third acknowledged combat casualty the Russian military has suffered since it launched its air campaign in Syria four months ago.

The ministry said in a statement that the officer was fatally wounded Monday by mortar shelling from the Islamic State group, according to an Associated Press report. Wednesday’s statement, carried by Russian news agencies, said the officer was helping train the Syrian military in using Russian weapons, but he did not identify the officer or specify where he died.

Although the Russian bombing runs have been criticized as indiscriminate, they appear to have bolstered the beleaguered Assad regime and its army. Syrian state-run TV and Lebanon’s Hezbollah TV reported Wednesday the Syrian army and allied militiamen have broken a long-running rebel siege of two Shiite villages in the northern Aleppo province.

The reports said the siege of Nubl and Zahra was broken Wednesday by the army and Shiite militias known as the Popular Defense Committees.  The two villages, located in the middle of opposition territory, have been blockaded by rebel groups for about three years.

Russian officials say they see no reason to pull back on their air campaign, even as U.N.-organized peace talks got off to a halting start this week in Geneva.

“The goal of the operation is to defeat the terrorist organizations the Islamic State and Nusra Front,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Tass while on a visit to Oman on Wednesday. “I don’t see any reason why the air campaign should be stopped as long as the terrorists are not defeated.”

 

Balochistan, Like Kurdestan, Another “Erased” Nation

[SEE:  Joint military offensive against Iranian and Pakistani Baluchistan, 2009 august 30 ]

13 November: Baloch Martyrs’ Day ‘Shahmeeren Balochani Roch’

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The aftermath of Arab uprising has shaken the conscience of the democratic world. The uprising that started in 2011 was peaceful and very promising. Masses came out in millions and demanded their basic rights. They wanted freedom, democracy, justice and employment. These demands were neither naïve nor idealistic. In fact, most people in the developed democratic nations take these rights for granted.

The prevailing view of the pundits, the region’s ruling establishments and the world powers was that this system does not fit in with the nature of these people. They openly professed that freedom, democracy, human rights and rule of law cannot be applied in the region! When people removed one dictator after another from power the prevalent view changed overnight completely. One could hear the prediction that the end of dictatorship at last arrived in this part of the world. After this social and political upheaval it was said that one country after another would invariably adopt a liberal democratic political system.  In their remedy, however, one key factor was missing.

We all know that the present map of the Middle East and its surrounding is the creation of the European Empires that colonised the nations of this region in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. When these empires ruled they watchfully handpicked the most corrupt, ignorant, violent and religious fanatics out of the local people to run and guard their interests in their colonies. As they left, they drew artificial boarders and created arbitrary countries and handed these countries to their most loyal servants that they had so methodically selected and trained for many decades. The prototypical product of this policy is the state of Pakistan.  When the British Empire left India, they divided it and a segment of India was presented to their most dutiful servants, the Punjabi fundamentalist Muslims.  Moreover, the British governments have continued their support to this artificial state and their horrendous violation of human rights and their Islamic extremism to this very day.

The rise and fall of the Arab Spring is also a consequence of this unpalatable truth. The problem is not with the people who reside within these artificial constructions. These people like rest of humanity want to live free of tyranny, prison, torture, flogging, execution, stoning to death, cutting of limbs and hunger. They want to live in peace, security and with dignity. The problem is with these colonial theocratic geopolitical structures. These colonial constructions are inherently irrational, undemocratic and inhumane. Formation of Hezbollah, Taliban and ISIL and their rise to political power is a natural outcome of this legacy. Needless to say that all other military and non-military left and right rulers of these Frankenstein states have not acted any different from these groups. There is a common tie that unites all these rulers and that is to guard these colonial constructions by all means. In one word, dictatorship. It would be utterly foolish to expect anything but raw dictatorship from colonial geopolitical structures such as Pakistan and Iran. Preservation of such artificial political construction can only be prolonged by extreme violence, religious hatred and warfare.

Among the nations the Baloch nation is the least known and has suffered the most due to these colonial theocratic constructions. The British Empire invaded Balochistan in 1839 and subsequently divided it into three parts. The western part was given to Persia, the Northern part to Afghanistan and the eastern part was illegally occupied by the state of Pakistan in 1948 soon after the British forged the state of Pakistan in 1947. With all the hurdles placed against the Baloch, they have not stopped their desire for their freedom and independence. Thousands of Baloch political and human rights and ordinary Baloch have been arrested, disappeared, imprisoned, tortured and killed by the occupying states of Pakistan and Iran during this period.

Since the year 2000 both colonial theocratic states of Pakistan and Iran have broken their records of atrocities per population against Baloch people. The Punjabi army and rulers of Pakistan have abducted and disappeared up to 20,000 Baloch political and human rights activists. The mutilated bodies of about 2,000 of these victims have been discovered in many desolated areas and in several mass graves in the eastern occupied Balochistan. The number of people being disappeared and killed this year alone goes to many hundreds of individual.

The Persian rulers of the colonial theocratic state of Iran also have carried out the largest mass execution craze per population from 2003 to 2009 in western occupied Balochistan. They also executed the first web blogger in the world, the Baloch journalist Yaghoob Mhrnehad in 2008. The regime policy of shoot to kill is still in its full swing. So far just this year the Islamic regime of Iran has killed over 30 Baloch, mostly youth and mostly bystanders.

The victory of Arab Spring is fundamental to restoration of Baloch democratic rights. The current set back is only temporary. It is mainly due to the policy of preservation of the present colonial theocratic constructions by all means. The setback has also emboldened the rulers of Pakistan and Iran to arrest; disappear, torture more Baloch political and human rights activists in the last two years. While the attention of the world is on the Middle East, these states in Balochistan are doing what ISIL does with their opponents in the territories that are under their control.

The Punjabi Jihadists of Pakistan and the Hezbollah of Iran have transformed Balochistan to a no go area. There is no independent media in Balochistan. Neither is there any human rights organization nor a single foreign scholar to carry out an independent study of Balochistan. Even foreign tourists and adventurists are not allowed to enter Balochistan. In case they see what goes on to the Baloch people under occupation of Punjabi Muslims and the Persian Mullahs.  Instead, both eastern and western occupied Balochistan are full of all sorts of military and paramilitary crusaders and jihadists that are sent by the Pakistani and Iranian states to counter Baloch secular democratic liberation movement.  Those who belong to these armies and groups are not different from ISIL in their beliefs and deeds. While the democratic world abhors ISIL’s creed and actions but they have kept quiet about the Punjabi and Persian extremists’ ideology and actions in Balochistan.

Besides all the atrocities cited above Baloch are deprived of their economy, environment, health, infrastructure, culture, language, art, music, moral and cultural values, peace and security. To the colonial theocratic states of Pakistan and Iran a Baloch life is worthless. But despite of all difficulties and the weaknesses of a few Baloch resistance organisations and their leaders, the Baloch liberation movement is still thriving and growing in strength. The main reason for that is every sensible person knows that what is going on in Balochistan is not viable in the long run. The same colonial and violent policies and methods cannot be sustained for too long. As much as it is not the end of the Arab Spring and in the same way Baloch resistance will never disappear until its eventual victory. The hidden currents are underway. Political tyranny and religious fanaticism had their time in the region and are no longer in demand. The colonial theocratic states solution to Baloch is more of the same; more cruelty, death, destruction and religious fanaticism. This is obviously not the answer to the legitimate rights of the Baloch nation and other nations that are under their domination.

What is more, no option is workable unless it is grounded on rational reasoning; freedom, democracy, respect to human rights, justice, the rule of law and mutual respect. These conditions will only materialize within a free, open and accountable environment. Baloch have been fighting for these values for a very long time. Many Baloch have given their lives to restore these rights for their people and homeland. For this reason Baloch nation has dedicated one day in the year to remember and celebrate the life and achievements of Baloch Martyrs of liberation struggle and continue their path of struggle for our freedom. This day is known as Baloch Martyrs Day “Shahmeeren Balochani Roch.” This is held on the 13 November of each year to remember them and to keep their memory alive.  On this day the British imperial army invaded independent state of Balochistan and killed the head of Baloch state, Mir Mehrab Khan Baloch.

Big, Fat, Crybaby, Altaf Hussain Let Off the Money-Laundering Hook, For Now

Altaf Hussain ‘relieved’ over move in money-laundering inquiry but police say no decision yet made on any further action

Altaf Hussain has led his party from the UK since 1991. Photograph: AFP/Getty

He added that police had retained cash seized as part of the investigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, pending further inquiries.

MQM, which controls Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, mainly represents the Urdu-speaking Muhajir community, descendants of immigrants from other parts of south Asia who settled in Pakistan following independence in 1947.

It has had a block of about 20 members in the country’s national assembly for years.

In September 2010, a prominent MQM member, Imran Farooq, was stabbed to death outside his home in Edgware, north London, when he was ambushed on his way home from work.

German Anti-Refugee Attacks Creating “Pogrom Atmosphere,” Leipzig police chief

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“Five refugee homes were attacked in Saxony alone on weekends.” Leipzig police chief speaks of a new dimension of right-wing violence.

The Leipzig police chief Bernd Merbitz Described the attacks against asylum accommodation as "cowardly crime".
The Leipzig police chief Bernd Merbitz described the attacks against asylum accommodation as “cowardly crime”. © Arno Burgi / dpa

 

After unknowns have attacked several refugee homes in Saxony weekend, warns the Leipzig police chief Bernd Merbitz before increasing right-wing violence. In Germany conquer “a pogrom atmosphere that gets a cross dangerous intensity” Merbitz told the Leipziger Volkszeitung.

A communication from the police Merbitz described the attacks against asylum accommodation also as “cowardly crime”. This reflected not only the political views, but also the inability of the offender, empathy, consideration and compassion to show for Vulnerable. It should “be no room for xenophobia, racism, hatred or violence” in Saxony.

In Leipzig, Grimma and Chemnitz were asylum accommodation target of attacks such as the Operative Response Centre (focuser) told the police. Hurt no one was there. The State Security has taken over the investigation and is in these four cases by a xenophobic background out. “We are heading for a situation to make use of the violent mood maker fear of people deliberately to incite hysteria against asylum policy and to justify violence against the refugees,” Merbitz, who also directs the focuser said.

In Leipzig tried on Saturday a group of up to seven criminals to ignite a self-made explosive device from spray cans, fire lighters and paper in front of a future refugee accommodation. The attack failed. The police investigation for inducing an explosion.

Hand grenade attack on refugee camp Unknown persons attempted a refugee camp with a hand grenade attack, but which do not explode in Villingen-Schwenningen. A special commission with 75 task forces set up to enlightenment.

Also in Leipzig penetrated Unknown weekend in a planned community property and distributed on several floors a flammable liquid. Then he tried to ignite the mixture, the fire went out but. Police are investigating in this case of attempted arson.

In Grimma unknown pelted on Friday evening window of refugees home with ballast stones. Three stones caused explosions and cracks. No one was injured. The inhabitants of the room kept at the material time in an adjoining room on. In Chemnitz threw three masked perpetrators on Saturday stones at windows of a refugee center. Several disks were damaged, was injured nobody.

A fifth case occurred in Oelsnitz in the Vogtland on Friday night. There the offender pushed together several dumpsters and set them on fire. In the property live underage unaccompanied refugees. The criminal Time determined in “all directions”, it said.

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Airstrikes in Afghanistan destroy ISIL radio station

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Lynne O’Donnell, Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. airstrikes on a remote region of Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station operated by the Islamic State group, American and Afghan officials said on Tuesday.

“Voice of the Caliphate” radio operated by Islamic State near the border with Pakistan was destroyed in U.S. two airstrikes, according to a U.S. military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media on the subject.

In an official statement, U.S. Army Col. Mike Lawhorn, spokesman for the U.S.-NATO mission in Afghanistan, said: “U.S. forces conducted two counter-terrorism airstrikes in Achin district” in Nangarhar province late Monday. He had no further details.

The Islamic State group has emerged in Afghanistan in the past year, with a military presence in districts near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

The radio station was broadcasting illegally across Nangarhar, spreading the group’s extremist message, issuing threats to journalists in the provincial capital Jalalabad and attempting to recruit young men to its cause.

Afghan officials had believed that the radio station, which was set up in late 2015, was operating from mobile facilities that enabled it to move easily across the porous, mountainous border, making it difficult to track down.

The spokesman for the Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani, said the strikes had also killed 21 members of IS group, including five who were working for the radio station.

Radio is a powerful medium in Afghanistan, where most people do not have televisions, and only 10 percent of the population has access to the internet. In contrast, almost everyone has access to radio, with around 175 stations operating across the country.

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Associated Press writer Amir Shah in Kabul, Afghanistan, contributed to this story.

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