The Afghan Army kills seven “Taliban” who were preparing a car bomb

Afghan Army servicemen deployed in formation at an Afghan barracks

Afghan Army servicemen deployed in formation at an Afghan barracks

The Afghan Defense Ministry has reported this Thursday that at least seven suspected Taliban were killed on Wednesday by the security forces when were preparing to commit a car bomb attack in Faryab province, in the north of the country.

“The Afghan National Army has prevented a car bombing in the Qaisar district, Faryab province. Seven suicide bombers who were in a car loaded with explosives died as a result of the operation, “the Ministry of Defense has detailed in its official Twitter account.

The Defense portfolio has also reported the release of thirteen civilians and one policeman, who were being held by the Taliban in the Washir district, located in Helmand province, in southern Afghanistan, a region in which a week ago at least 50 insurgents, including a senior rebel commander, were killed during an operation military.

A day earlier, the Army, according to the Defense portfolio, killed another 19 alleged Taliban and another five were injured as a result of a confrontation with the Afghan military in the district of Gizab, in the central province of Uruzgan.

Since the February agreement, the country has once again plunged into a spiral of violence, with the resumption of Taliban attacks on Afghan security forces and civilians, while insurgents accuse the Afghan Army of continuing to attack their positions.

Despite the peace agreement signed with the United States and talks with the Afghan government, the Taliban have continued their campaign of attacks against government forces and have refused to accept a ceasefire to facilitate the peace process.


Municipal veterinarians advocate slaughtering animals when they are not adopted after 12 or 18 months

Municipal doctors insist that there is no way to comply with the anti-slaughter animal law. Order refuses and prefers tax incentives for owners.

The National Association of Veterinarians of Municipalities (Anvetem) defends the euthanasia of animals in official collection centers (CROA) when they are not adopted after 12 or 18 months. The decision must rest with the municipal veterinarians and may be the solution to combat overcrowding in kennels and legal shelters that leads to the consequent increase in the number of animals in illegal shelters, without housing and dignity. Over the weekend, about 70 animals died when a fire hit an illegal shelter in Santo Tirso. Yesterday, the PAN submitted to Parliament a request for the local mayor to clarify what happened.

The Order of Veterinarians says that returning to euthanasia is not a solution. He defends support to reduce the number of animals and a study on the causes as a way to fight the problem from the root. “The elimination of VAT in medical acts and in rations would be good incentives for pet owners,” complains President Jorge Cid.