The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Turkish Police Kill Two Rebel Kurd Suspects Turkish Gendarme teams killed on Wednesday [30 June] two members of PKK/Kongra-Gel [Kurdistan Workers' Party/People's Congress of Kurdistan] terrorist organization in Caglayancerit town of southern Kahramanmaras province. Gendarme teams launched an operation in Karabayirlar hamlet of Engizek Mountain and killed two terrorists during the clash. Bodies of terrorists were brought to Caglayancerit town. (Anatolia news agency — BBC Monitoring)

Iran Iran Categorically Denies Videotaping of Sensitive Areas in New York by Security Guards The Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations categorically denied the shooting of videotapes and photos from "security or sensitive" New York City tourist sites by two Iranian security guards, a press release attributed to Morteza Ramandi, press attache of the Iranian mission said on Tuesday. (IRNA)


Taliban Set Fire to Four Lorries Used By Us Forces in Central Afghanistan A military commander in Kandahar [southern Afghanistan] says that four lorries were set fire to by the Taleban on the Kandahar-Urozgan highway yesterday. The lorries were carrying equipment to US soldiers deployed in Urozgan [Province in central Afghanistan]. An important commander in Kandahar, Gen Khan Mohammad, told AIP today that the Taleban set fire to four lorries on the Kandahar-Urozgan highway in Dara-e Nur [untraced] 50 km from Kandahar yesterday. He said: "The lorries were carrying equipment to US soldiers deployed in Urozgan." Gen. Khan Mohammad also said that the Taleban took 12 people who were in the lorries with them. There has been no report about them [the 12 people]. (Afghan Islamic Press news agency — BBC Monitoring)

Two Explosions Injure 27 in Eastern Afghan Province Two separate explosions occurring within five minutes of each other shook Jalalabad [capital of eastern Nangarhar Province] at around 1300 local time [0830 gmt]. The first explosion was at a former bus station which used to service Chaparhar District of the province. The explosion injured two policemen, a bakery worker and a passer-by. The wounded were taken to a hospital. The second explosion happened in the eastern part of the city's central Chawk-e Talashi square. A total of 27 people including three policemen, four children and passers-by were injured in the blasts. According to Fazlorrahman, head of the Public Health Department in Nangarhar Province, four of the injured are in critical condition. (Hindokosh news agency — BBC Monitoring)

Infighting Delays Afghanistan Elections Historic Afghan elections scheduled for September will be delayed because of wrangling among officials and political parties, a senior government official told The Associated Press on Thursday. (AP)


Army To Call Up 4,000 More Reservists The Army plans to summon a new group of about 4,000 reserve troops for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, bringing the total number of additional call-ups announced this week to nearly 10,000, officials said Wednesday. (LA Times)

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